Best-selling author and Joie de Vivre founder Chip Conley keynotes event

More than 200 of California’s top luxury real estate agents will gather this week in Half Moon Bay for Coldwell Banker Previews International’s annual conference.

Chip Conley

The three-day retreat will feature keynote presentations by Chip Conley, best-selling author and founder of Joie de Vivre, America’s second largest boutique hotelier, and James Gardner, director of research for The Wall Street Journal.

Other speakers at the conference will be Betty Graham, president of Coldwell Banker Previews International, and Bruce Zipf, president and chief executive officer of NRT, parent company of Coldwell Banker. There will also be several panels headed up by leading luxury Realtors from across the country.

“We’re excited to bring together the very best high-end Realtors in the country to network, learn best practices from each other, and to hear from luxury specialists in other industries,” said Rick Turley, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “Events like this help make Previews International truly the world’s leading luxury real estate marketing system.”

Through the internationally renowned Previews International program, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage leads the luxury home market in Northern California, representing more than 22% of all dollar volume sold of properties over $1 million.  The company’s agents are routinely ranked among the top 100 in the world and have been recognized annually by national news organizations and industry journals.

More than any of its competitors, the Coldwell Banker Previews International program leverages sophisticated real estate marketing tools, cutting edge technology and elite international connections that attract the most qualified luxury homebuyers across the country and around the globe.

Through the Previews program, Coldwell Banker has discreetly represented some of the most prestigious real estate at home and abroad, including three out of five of the priciest homes in the U.S.

In 2010, Coldwell Banker was the only brand to sell one of the most expensive homes in the United States, Le Belvedere, originally listed for $85 Million.  And last year, Previews agents sold the most expensive celebrity real estate in the United States, “The Manor,” originally listed at $150 million.

For more information about the Coldwell Banker Previews International, please contact Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at 925.275.3085.