Premium estate agency brand, Fine & Country will be holding its international conference on Friday the 10th of March 2023 at The Old Brewery. Nicky Stevenson, MD of Fine & Country, says that the annual Fine & Country Conference and Awards is a much-anticipated fixture on the calendar, attended by delegates from across the globe. “Every year the annual Fine & Country conference draws an amazing number of UK and international delegates, who are eager to network and learn from their global counterparts and celebrate successes at the Awards event. Apart from sharing best practise and the latest developments within the brand, the conference provides an opportunity for delegates to engage with each other and gain knowledge,” she adds.
Stevenson notes that the prestigious event boasts an impressive line-up of speakers and industry experts as always. Guest speaker, Keith Edwards, CEO and Lead Investment Manager at the multi-award-winning Discretionary Fund Management business, Casterbridge, will take a closer look at how the global macroeconomic back drop is evolving. With a rising global interest rate and inflationary environment, more unrest on the geo-political horizon and the currency market reactions, Edwards will look across stock, as well as housing and land sectors and consider the implications for high-net-worth individuals and what housing trends we are likely to see in the coming months.
According to Stevenson, there will also be several international speakers from the network talking about the property market, trends they are seeing in their country, and specifically sharing what makes them ‘outstanding’ in their marketplace. “As an international brand we can gain insight from different perspectives and experiences from around the world. Aside from the UK, delegates will have the opportunity to hear from agents operating in Australia, France, Germany, Hungary, Jersey, Mauritius, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, and Zimbabwe. Understanding the property market in these regions will help our network to gain further international referrals, as well as learning successes from across the world which each agent can take away and apply to their own local marketplace,” she adds.
Stevenson says that one of the final speakers will be estate agency coach, international speaker and Managing Director of Fine & Country Leamington Spa, Jonathan Handford. Recognised as the Best Overall Operator for the brand in 2019, Handford has worked within the premium property for over 16 years and is well versed with both the brand and with what agents require to be a success within the upper quartile of the market. He will be discussing top tips for outstanding lead generation, outstanding presentation, and an outstanding fee.
“We look forward to hearing from our speakers and listening to the tips and advice they have for our network for the potentially challenging year ahead for the property sector. We are also eager to celebrate excellence and recognise the hard work of the network throughout the past year at the Awards ceremony. While 2022 was not without its challenges, many of the licensees and associates within the network achieved remarkable results which deserve to be acknowledged. The Annual Conference would not be complete without our awards ceremony and celebrating those who have strived for and achieved excellence,” Stevenson concludes.