Luxury Properties Division of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties celebrates seventh year

An elite group of specialists from the Luxury Properties Division at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties recently came together for an exclusive two-day conference at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert. Noted experts in ultra-high-end properties from Santa Barbara to San Diego attended the event.

The event was opened by David M. Cabot, president and CEO, who thanked the directors of the Luxury Properties Division for their leadership and commitment to the success of their clients. During his talk Cabot indicated that, since the division was established in 2008, its Luxury Properties Specialists have facilitated more than 3,725 luxury transactions on behalf of their clients, representing over $14.6 billion in sales volume.

“This event is unique in that it gives our top luxury specialists a chance to network with their peers and exchange useful new techniques for serving their clients,” said Cabot. “We’ve been focused on expanding and enhancing this division for many years now because we see it as a practical means of helping our agents provide a superior standard of representation.”

Ron Peltier, chairman and chief executive officer of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the nation’s second-largest full-service residential real estate brokerage firm, was a featured speaker at the event. With his keen insight and experience in virtually all aspects of the residential real estate industry, Peltier has helped build HomeServices into a national presence, expanding the company to provide integrated real estate services including mortgage, title and homeowners insurance, among other home related services.

Earl Lee, CEO of HSF Affiliates LLC, shared his insights about real estate. The leader of the Prudential Real Estate network for over 12 years, he has been frequently been named one of the Most Influential Real Estate Leaders in the country by Inman News. Known for his commitment to the real estate profession, Lee has donated his time to serve as director for many national REALTOR associations.

Tom Ferry, a renowned business coach and best-selling author, presented his ideas about how real estate professionals can achieve a balance between their work and personal lives. Joseph Quitoni, corporate director of culture transformation at The Ritz-Carlton’s Leadership Center, was also a featured speaker. The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center helps companies identify and implement the business practices that earned The Ritz-Carlton two Malcolm Baldrige National Quality awards.

Berkshire Hathaway’s Luxury Properties Specialists receive exclusive access to powerful networking events such as the Luxury Properties Division meeting as well as a host of additional benefits, including a global marketing presence, unprecedented learning opportunities, and advanced technology aimed at providing buyers and sellers of high-end properties with a superior transaction experience.

Created by a core group of highly experienced Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties luxury agents from Santa Barbara to San Diego, the division leverages the company’s worldwide luxury connections and alliances, highly collaborative agent network, proprietary contact lists and powerful marketing resources to bring exceptional listings to the attention of an elite global audience. Since its inception in 2008, the division has handled over 3,725 luxury transactions, with a sales volume in excess of $14.6 billion. The company’s luxury listings are showcased at