April 16, 2013
(DANBURY, Conn.) – Caroline Ruhl, president of Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors, participated in the 2013 Cartus Broker Network International Conference held February 27-March 2 in Phoenix, Arizona. Cartus is the worldwide leader in employee relocation solutions, serving 64% of the Fortune 50 companies.
This year’s conference featured the theme “Speed2Lead,” and brought together nearly 620 Cartus Broker Network members, clients, industry experts and exhibitors from the United States and around the world for an intensive event that included interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, networking sessions and executive presentations along with award celebrations recognizing Network performance during the 2012 calendar year.
Conference sessions were designed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and best practices among the brokers from the Cartus Broker Network and subject matter experts from across the business and markets. Ruhl was involved in interactions and discussions on a wide variety of relocation and real estate issues while networking with other leading brokers and the Cartus Broker Network leadership team.
Corporate speakers at the conference included Richard A. Smith, chairman, president and CEO of Cartus’ parent company Realogy, and Kevin J. Kelleher, Cartus president and CEO and a “Presidents’ Panel” comprised of the leaders of Realogy’s franchise brands: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate®, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, ERA®, Sotheby’s International Realty®, and NRT LLC, which operates Realogy’s company-owned brokerage offices.
“The last few years have been a roller coaster ride for those of us in real estate,” said Gerald Pearce, Cartus’ executive vice president, Broker Services, Affinity Services, and Cartus Asset Recovery. “But despite the economic challenges they’ve faced, the members of our Cartus Broker Network have continued to provide the highest quality service to their customers. This event gives me the opportunity to congratulate and thank them for their dedication and ongoing professionalism.”
Ruhl spoke of the value gained at the conference. “I appreciate the depth and breadth of information that was shared at this event,” she said. “This conference provided me with an opportunity to learn and grow as well as hear from our industry leaders.”
Representing 811 of the top-performing brokers across the country, the Cartus Broker Network provides real estate services to clients and customers of Cartus’ affinity, corporate, and government clients. In 2012, Cartus and the Cartus Broker Network closed sales of approximately 79,000 properties, with a value of more than $21 billion, on behalf of Cartus clients and Network members.
A family-owned company since 1862, Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors has grown to nearly 290 sales associates, 58 employees and twelve offices, selling more than 5,000 homes in eastern Iowa, western Illinois and southwestern Wisconsin. The company has residential sales offices in Bettendorf, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Davenport, DeWitt, Dubuque, Iowa City, Maquoketa, Muscatine and Washington, Iowa; and in Moline, Illinois. In addition to residential sales, the company offers services in relocation, property management, real estate investments, new home sales, land development, farm and land sales, senior services, home vendor services, insurance services through the Nelson Brothers Agency and mortgage services through Shelter Mortgage. For more information on Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors, visit their website at www.RuhlHomes.com.