chris richardsonMore than 250 agents from the invitation-only Christie’s International Real Estate network met at Christie’s flagship auction house at Rockefeller Plaza in New York on September 24 and 25 for the 2018 edition of the distinguished Luxury Specialist Conference. Among the attendees was Chris Richardson from San Luis Obispo County’s leading independent real estate brokerage, Richardson Properties – who furthered his knowledge in important luxury asset classes of art, jewelry, watches, handbags and, of course, real estate to better serve their valued clients.

Speakers included top producers in real estate sharing their secrets to success, Christie’s specialists with insights into how to elevate client service through the auction house, and an economist providing a look at what 2019 might hold. At the conclusion of the conference, Richardson Properties was designated a “Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist” by Christie’s Education.

Chris Richardson, Managing Partner of Richardson Properties, said, “It’s an honor to have been designated a Christie’s Luxury Specialist. The conference provided me with a wealth of knowledge we can now use to better serve our clients in San Luis Obispo. Continuous education is and has always been a key cornerstone of our business model. The valuable insights we gained will no doubt help us retain our status as the leading independent brokerage in San Luis Obispo.”

Dan Conn, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate, said, “One of the hallmarks of the Christie’s brand is exemplary client care. This conference provides network agents the opportunity to better understand and leverage Christie’s full spectrum of expertise in art, luxury goods, and real estate. The agents who attend are proven experts in their local markets, motivated to pursue continuing education in the luxury market and well-deserving of being designated a Luxury Specialist.”

About Richardson Properties: 

As San Luis Obispo County’s leading independent real estate brokerage, Richardson Properties | Christie’s International Real Estate, provides innovative solutions and superior customer service through a team of dedicated professionals. The team strives to exceed client expectations while positively shaping its local communities.

Richardson Properties was chosen as the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio International® based on its leading market share, strict standards of service excellence, and a proven record of successfully handling distinctive properties. Richardson Properties is also affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, another by invitation only alliance.

About Christie’s International Real Estate:

Christie’s International Real Estate has successfully marketed high-value real estate around the world for more than 30 years. Through its New York City brokerage and invitation-only Affiliate network spanning 49 countries, Christie’s International Real Estate offers incomparable services to a global clientele at the luxury end of the residential property market. The company has offices in London, New York City, Hong Kong, Moscow, Los Angeles, and Palm Beach, and its affiliated brokerages have recorded approximately US$500 billion of real estate transactions over the last five years. (Data as of June 30, 2018). For additional information, please visit