More than 250 associates recently attended a companywide meeting hosted by Coldwell Banker Apex Realtors, according to Lori Arnold, president of the firm.

“With the market changing, it is vital that real estate firms equip their associates with the latest market information and ways to thrive in a changing real estate market,” she says.

The associates enjoyed breakfast and networking with their fellow associates. New associates who had joined the firm were recognized as well as associates who had earned the next levels of 2007 Premier Club status. Associates were informed of some new company initiatives that were kicked off at the meeting as well as a new designation class, Certified Negotiation Specialist, which is being offered in November 2007 through Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp.

The meeting also featured a guest speaker from Florida. Bill Fields, a recognized national speaker and motivational trainer, presented the timely topic “How to Not Just Survive but Thrive in the Dallas-Fort Worth Market.” Mr. Fields presented timely market statistics about appreciation, days on market, median sales prices and ideas for the associates to use in the current real estate environment.

“I always love the opportunity to come to Coldwell Banker Apex Realtors,” Mr. Fields says. “They are one of the most dynamic groups that I speak to across the country. The leadership of this company really understands agents and how to provide them with a level of support that few brokers nationwide really do.”

Top Production awards were presented to the top individuals and top teams. Top individual awards winners were Tracie Peters, Deborah Lace, Paula Gatlin, Amy Smith, Adrian Zachary, Brandee Wilkins, Dennis Romano, Vicky Mendez, Jacqui Bloomquist, Steve Bloomquist, Kay Burchett, Hulen Greenhaw, Chris Parker, Chip Parmelly, Charlotte Shipley, Cheri Chavez and Jeanie Douthitt.

Top Team awards went to The Riddle Team, The Matteson Group, The Evans Team, The Cox Team, The Riley Team, The Cole Team, The Pickrell Team, The Dunnican Team, Mike Mazyck and The Kerby Team.

Source: Dallas Morning News