Agency News and Awards December 13, 2022

BHGRE APEX Event 2022

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate APEX Event 2022

Since joining Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate our team has gotten to enjoy many rewards that come with it. Recently some of our agents were invited to Miami, Florida to take part in BHGRE’s APEX Event

This annual, invite-only event is only offered to affiliated sales associates and teams who have achieved Silver, Gold, Platinum, Emerald Elite, or Excellence award status. While attending agents get to enjoy not only great food, drinks, and fun but also a sophisticated learning experience.

 Our sales associates Tammy Scotto, Carol Buchanan, Krissy Many, Pip Klein, and Tiffany Megna were all in attendance. As well as our President and Licensed Real Estate agent Vikki Garby who was invited to attend BHGRE Owner’s Retreat prior to the APEX event.  The Owner’s Retreat is a 2-day series of BHGRE training sessions, discussion groups and networking opportunities specifically for Broker Owners and Managers. When asked more about the event Vikki said:

 “What an invaluable opportunity to speak with and learn from affiliates who have been with our new brand for years before me. Everyone I met was so forthcoming and willing to share information about their experiences, their struggles and their growth strategies. This event solidified why affiliating with BHGRE was the right move for the Green Team.”

A Week Full of Learning

When the Owners Retreat concluded Vikki joined our sales associates for APEX. Agents were able to participate in 2 full days of agent training and group sessions. During these sessions, they learned more about the many marketing tools offered by BHGRE. As well as, training on how to better negotiate, and market themselves, and tips on building and running a team. The speakers featured at this event were funny, engaging, and well-versed in their topics. Our agents were excited to share their feelings about the knowledge they gained while in attendance.

I found the APEX event to be a very uplifting experience and chock full of information on how to improve not only my business, but myself as well.   BHGRE went above and beyond to present a nurturing experience with a variety of classes each day to choose from.” 

– Carol Buchanan

“It was essentially a mini- ”enrichment” and networking event for top producers from around the country… so that was a good chance for us all to meet other agents and management from different brokerages of all sizes. Their perspective in the “breakout” sessions were invaluable – as often a panel of “real” agents would offer their advice and experience on dealing with a variety of topics: luxury listings, buying and selling, negotiating, improving productivity, etc.” 

– Pip Klein

“I was honored to be invited to Apex  this year. It was an educational and motivating event set in beautiful Miami. The Keynote Speaker, Robyn Benincasa, shared a unique perspective on winning, teamwork and overcoming adversity. Her message was motivating and inspiring. It made me take pause and look at challenges I may face from an  “out of the box” perspective. The mini classes offered a variety of topics to choose from and each enriched my knowledge and challenged me to think about how to improve my business & client experience. From Luxury Properties & Distinctive Collection; to Marketing; to Performance for Top Producers….the speakers were knowledgeable & enthusiastic. One message that really stuck with me is that talent is important and can make you successful; but when added to discipline; the game changes! It is the discipline aspect that I will be adding to my business plan and goal setting for 2023!” 

– Krissy Many

“I can say that APEX was GREAT. Very motivating and informational as far as the Brand and getting to understand a little more on what the Brand has to offer as far as tools that are available to the agents. I wish it was a little longer to dive deeper into it as it is still very new to us as a new affiliation. Met some other owners that seem to originally be like us as the Green Team and now affiliated with Better Homes so was able to get some insight on how their transition was and how long it takes to get more acclimated. Looking forward to future training and events with the brand.” 

– Tammy Scotto

Wrapping up an Unforgettable Week

This experience was a wonderful way for our agents to explore more about our new brand while bonding with colleagues from around the country.

APEX wasn’t only filled with learning but also fun. Agents enjoyed a fabulous beach party dinner.  On the final night, agents were brought aboard a beautiful boat on Key Biscayne for the Grand Princess Dinner Cruise! While aboard they enjoyed a phenomenal party with live music, open bar, and fantastic food. The fun-filled atmosphere brought everyone together for an unforgettable evening. 

The cruise was a great way for everyone to wrap up an amazing week filled with knowledge and excitement. Our Sales associates are already looking forward to next year’s event in Palm Springs, California.