Southeast Region “Extraordinary You” Fall Summit Held in Norfolk

Norfolk, VA (October 26, 2016) – Howard Hanna William E. Wood real estate agents and managers gathered at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott on October 26, 2016 for the “Extraordinary You” Fall Summit.  Designed to celebrate the company’s extraordinary people and to keep the momentum going through the end of 2016, from the previous record-breaking year, right into 2017.

Howard Hanna William E. Wood President Gail Coleman and Chairman Dick Thurmond welcomed the group of more than 400 and thanked them for their dedication to success and for being the best in the business.

Hanna Holdings Chairman Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III discussed the state of the company, future of real estate and the organization’s philanthropic focus. Helen Hanna Casey, President & Chief Executive Officer covered the one-year anniversary of the new She discussed its overall successful performance and how it ties in with the power of the Howard Hanna brand. Online partnerships with, Zillow and Trulia were reviewed by Dennis Cestra, Jr. Vice President of Barristers, and he presented the benefits of these partnerships for both agents and customers.

The featured speaker was Terri Murphy, author, speaker, consultant and coach who has been a favorite at Howard Hanna conventions and gatherings for many years. Her keynote reinforced ways for agents to position themselves as invaluable, blending personal expertise with Howard Hanna marketing tools. Included were tips on prospecting, building distinctive listing presentations and creative marketing strategies.

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the 3rd largest real estate company in America, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation, and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York. The family-owned and operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgages, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal services, insurance services, corporate relocation and property management. With 270 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, NC and MD, our more than 9,000 sales associates and staff are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process.  For more information, please visit: or

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