It’s all about relationships and innovation for Judy Sahagian, Commercial Team Leader of The Life Style Group at Compass. A full-service real estate team catering to the needs of industry professionals and delivers customized campaigns incorporating social media, technology, events and publicity personalized to each client’s individual goals and projects.
A veteran of the real estate industry, Judy commands an international network of key contacts. Throughout her career, networking and referrals have laid the foundation for her thriving success. Top-ranked real estate professionals have come to depend on Judy to consult and gain insight in developing professional relationships. Forging those relationships has entailed developing innovative new programs that allow real estate professionals to connect in informative and fun forums
“We live in an increasingly wired world that that allows us to communicate easily, but makes it much harder to connect personally,” Judy says. “Real estate in particular really still needs the human touch, and my professional life has been dedicated to helping our industry become more professional while retaining a sense of camaraderie.”
Aware that 75 percent of deals are done at a dinner table, she founded and served as Executive Producer and Co-Founder of What’s Cooking in Real Estate. During these programs, she hosted industry leaders and real estate celebrities in a unique format – discussing market trends while preparing meals. The combination provided a glimpse into the state of real estate – and into the lives of some of the industry’s most famous names.
“These are in a relaxed format, too. Some of our meetings offer educational sessions which can be used for accreditation,” she relates. “We’ve been blessed to have some of the most successful people in our industry relate their stories to our audience, while we offer presentations from top products and services companies. And our evening parties really allow our attendees to kick back, relax and do business.”
Ultimately, the common denominator in all of Judy’s dealings is solid deal making, as she facilitates business for her clients. A licensed realtor with Real Estate Disposition Corporation, she has led teams that have resulted in successful sales of luxury real estate. She represents luxury retailers Bellucci Napoli and Orologio. She previously has served with The Retail Group of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
A Bronx native of Armenian and Scottish descent, she is a past member of the board of directors of the Asian Real Estate Association of America.
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