Villicana Earns Specialist Distinction

Dilbeck Real Estate sales associate Ann-Marie Villicana was awarded the distinction of Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist for 2014. The Christie’s International Real Estate and Christie’s Education Specialist designations were presented at the Top Performers Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona earlier this year.

Villicana was identified as one of the 140 most successful real estate professionals in the Christie’s International Real Estate network, the world’s leading network of real estate brokerages and the real estate arm of Christie’s auction house. Criteria for participation in the conference included a requirement that each attendee be among the top 10% of sales for his or her affiliate brokerage.

According to Dilbeck, Villicana is a leader in the luxury real estate market and is positioned to meet the needs of the world’s most discerning buyers and sellers of luxury real estate. The specialist symposium offered insights into marketing to the upper-tiers of the luxury market, and allowed attendees to explore ways in which to increase their level of service to clients through their exclusive connection with Christie’s International Real Estate.

The two-day networking and educational event featured seminars led by top industry experts and senior executives of Christie’s and Christie’s International Real Estate. Topics included how to position a listing to attract buyers worldwide, negotiation strategies in the luxury end of the real estate market, how to take advantage of state-of-the-art global marketing techniques and Christie’s perspectives on the art market and its connection to the luxury real estate sector.

Conference guest speakers included Milton Pedraza, CEO of The Luxury Institute, a leading voice about high-net-worth consumers; Michael Kamins, consultant with the Gap Partnership, which delivers negotiation advice to more than 350 corporate clients; Paul Hewitt, managing director of Growth Markets for Christie’s in Europe, the Middle East, Russia and India; Julie Reiss, associate professor, Christie’s Education; Paul Provost, deputy chairman, Christie’s Americas; and Jonathan Stone, chairman of Asian Art, Christie’s.

For more information, contact Dilbeck Real Estate Real Living, Pasadena office, Ann-Marie Villicana at (626) 319-0585.