Exclusively free to Laing+Simmons office principals and their teams, as well as team members from Laing+Simmons’ parent company Dexar Group, Springboard is the company’s annual “planning day on steroids”.
It is designed to encourage and empower team members, providing an opportunity for everyone in the network to hear directly from leading industry speakers and understand how they achieve success in their businesses.
Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd at Springboard earlier this month were some of Australia’s leading real estate figures, who shared their insights and experiences on the changing market and gave their two cents on the emerging trends to watch for in 2019.
There was a particular focus on helping principals and their teams to define a unique ‘why’ – why their agency matters to their community.
Which in turn flowed to investigating additional concepts such as how the team defines itself at its best, the difference they make as a team, and what attracts talent to their business.
There was also discussion around how to capitalise on the optimism of a new year amid the price decline pessimism that rounded out 2018.
The focus remained on the agents and their teams: how a changing market affects them, and how they can not only survive but thrive in the current landscape.
Keynote speakers included Phil Harris, Managing Director – Harris Real Estate; Peter Kakos, General Manager – The Agency (Victoria); Mark Cohen, Chief Technology Officer – Domain Group; and Cameron Nicholls, Director/Principal -Nicholls & Co Estate Agents.
“It’s very valuable for our team members to hear from those at the top of the industry, who have experienced a challenging market and who have overcome obstacles to build meaningful, successful and fulfilling careers in real estate,” says Laing+Simmons Managing Director Leanne Pilkington.
“This year’s event was a great success – there was not a single spare seat – and we thank our impressive line-up of special guests for sharing their success stories,” she says.
Laing+Simmons Network Growth Manager Travis Wentriro expects Springboard to be even more popular next year as the company’s expansion agenda gathers further momentum.
“The feedback from attendees has been amazing and next year’s Springboard promises to be bigger still, especially as we continue to welcome new offices to our boutique network,” Mr Wentriro says.