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Daniel Gale Sotheby's Attends Global Networking Event

Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty recently participated in the 2011 Sotheby's International Realty ® Global Networking Event, which included nearly 1,150 real estate professionals from 30 countries.

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Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty (DGSIR), one of the nation's leading realtors, recently participated in the 2011 Sotheby's International Realty ® Global Networking Event, which included nearly 1,150 real estate professionals from 30 countries.

This dynamic, three-day event provided a unique opportunity for all sales associates, managers and owners who are members of the Sotheby's International Realty network to connect, exchange ideas and forge relationships designed to help build their businesses and drive new leads to their listings.

The annual Global Networking Event provides a unique value to our firm and agents,said Patricia J. Petersen, President and CEO of Daniel Gale Sotheby's. There isn't a better place to share ideas and best practices with our fellow brand professionals from all over the world. We also were updated on the current state of the real estate business worldwide through informative breakout sessions on a variety of topics.

Daniel Gale Sotheby's sent a contingent of senior management, corporate staff and sales managers and associates. Pat Petersen and James P. Retz were both featured panelists on the firm's strategic relationship with Sotheby's auction company. This included the recent Contemporary Art Auction November 9 & 10 at Sotheby's world headquarters in Manhattan. They were joined in Miami by Tom Calabrese, Carol Tintle, Marie Montchal, Susan Poli and Abby Sheeline; sales managers Bonnie Devendorf, Deirdre O'Connell and Dougall Fraser; and sales associates Barbara Candee, Laura Zambratto, Margaret Trautman, Bonnie Williamson, Lois Kirschenbaum, Lisa Gilpin, Christy Porter, Deb Hauser and Christele Amendola. The event, held at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Miami, Florida featured keynote speaker Aron Ralston, whose hiking accident was the inspiration for the film 127 Hours.

Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty, which has offices throughout the North Shore of Long Island, offers exclusive Sotheby's International Realty marketing, advertising and referral services designed to attract well-qualified buyers to the firm's property listings. In addition, Daniel Gale Sotheby's co hosted a private networking function at the Miami conference with Sotheby's International Realty's U.K. offices for referral purposes.

As a Sotheby's International Realty affiliate, the firm also has the unique ability to refer its real estate clientele to the auction house for jewelry, art, unique furniture and collectible appraisal services.

The Global Networking Event enables Sotheby's International Realty affiliates from around the world to join together to share their collective insights and experiences, highlighting the true strength of the Sotheby's International Realty network said Michael R. Good, chief executive officer, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. Every individual attending this conference is committed to working together to help us grow our network, and we appreciate their ongoing dedication and enthusiasm. Attendees of this year's event were able to network with their colleagues from all over the world and gather new ideas from leading industry experts.

Founded in 1922, Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty consistently leads the nation in achieving one of the highest average sales prices in the country. Voted Best Residential Real Estate Company in the Long Island Business News annual readership poll, Daniel Gale Sotheby's is a billion dollar plus organization with close to 600 sales associates in 21 sales offices spanning Long Island. Services include an award-winning Relocation Center, a New Homes division, a Condominium Group, a Commercial Division; Ambassador Abstract, a full-service title company, and a Wells Fargo Home Mortgage affiliation. Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty has been the exclusive Sotheby's International Realty ® affiliate for Long Island's North Shore since 1976. Over the course of this relationship, Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty has gained exceptional national and international recognition, including taking top honors worldwide for the past several years.

Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty is on the Regents Board of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, a global network of leading real estate companies and active in both Real Trends and The Realty Alliance (some of the real estate industry's most influential companies with participation by invitation only). More information may be obtained at