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November 14th

Post Conference Real Estate & Marketing Intensive, 8:00am-5:30pm

WELCOME

ALYSSA HELLMAN

Compass South Consulting (NC) 

STEPHANIE LANIER

Lanier Property Group & The Inspiration Lab (NC) 

THE 5 HATS I NEVER EXPECTED TO WEAR IN REAL ESTATE 

AMY YOUNGREN

North Group Real Estate (Ontario)

HOW TO BUILD A BRAND & A TEAM

SHERRI INGLE Intracoastal Realty (NC) 

ANNMARIE JANNI  Allen Tate (NC) 

MARIA PIETROFORTE Tribute Properties (NC)

MOLLY McKINLEY Intentionaliteas

BUILDING COMMUNITY (LITERALLY)

CAROLINE PINAL Giveback Homes (CA)

HIGH VOLUME & HIGH STAKES  — HOW DO THEY DO IT?

MARY LANE SLOAN The ART of Real Estate (SC)

FAISON SUTTON Murchison, Taylor & Gibson (NC)

MELANIE CAMERON The Cameron Team (NC)

Moderated by ALYSSA HELLMAN

MORE VACATION, LESS STRESS: HOW TO BE EPICALLY EFFICIENT

ISABEL AFFINITO Spyglass Realty (TX)

HOW TO MARKET ANYTOWN, USA (BY SHINING A LIGHT ON YOUR COMMUNITY)

JUDY WEINIGER  Weiniger Realty (NJ)

12-1:45 PM

Lunch Break On Your Own / Off-site

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FROM OUTSIDE THE REAL ESTATE BUBBLE

LIZ MARTIN The Charleston Weekender & Cannonborough Collective (SC) 

JENNA CURRY Remedy Digital Agency (NC) 

Moderated by STEPHANIE LANIER

SUSTAINING SUCCESS WHILE CHASING YOUR DREAMS

SARITA DUA Keller Williams Realty (OR)

MASTERMIND GROUPS, ROUND 1

Advanced Video Marketing

Client Events with ROI

Instagram for Business

Working with Real Estate Developers

MASTERMIND GROUPS, ROUND 2

SOI Marketing

Facebook Ads & Facebook Groups

Multi-Family & Commercial Real Estate

PR & Earned Media

THE JUGGLE IS REAL: SUCCESSFULLY INTEGRATING YOUR PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL LIVES

STEPHANIE LANIER

Lanier Property Group & The Inspiration Lab

Announcement

We’ve heard from so many of our real estate and marketing friends who live across the country that they can’t make it to our Real Estate & Marketing Intensive in Wilmington. If you fall into that camp, worry no more.

 

The Inspiration Lab is pleased to offer a full day livestream option for the big day! For only $50, you can tune in and watch the main stage content, including our keynote speeches and panels with women at the top of their real estate and marketing games.

 

A million thank yous to our livestream sponsors:

Anthony Malafronte with My Tampa Agent and Scott Oyler with the Oyler Group!

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Stephanie Lanier

LANIER PROPERTY GROUP & THE INSPIRATION LAB

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Caroline Pinal

GIVEBACK HOMES (CA)

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Sarita Dua

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY (OR)

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Sherri Ingle

INTRACOASTAL REALTY (NC)

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AnnMarie Janni

ALLEN TATE (NC)

Maria Pietroforte

TRIBUTE PROPERTIES (NC)

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Alyssa Hellman

COMPASS SOUTH CONSULTING (NC)

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Molly McKinley

CEO/FOUNDER of INTENTIONALITEAS

Amy Youngren

NORTH GROUP REAL ESTATE (ONTARIO)

Mary Lane Sloan

THE ART OF REAL ESTATE (SC)

Faison Sutton

MURCHISON, TAYLOR & GIBSON (NC)

Melanie Cameron

THE CAMERON TEAM (NC)

Isabel Affinito

SPYGLASS REALTY (TX)

Judy Weiniger

WEINIGER GROUP (NJ)

Liz Martin

THE CHARLESTON WEEKENDER & CANNONBOROUGH COLLECTIVE (SC)

Jenna Curry

REMEDY DIGITAL AGENCY (NC)

ACCOMMODATIONS

You can reserve a room at the beautiful, riverfront Embassy Suites Hotel in Downtown Wilmington with our special Inspi Rate.

TRAVEL

If you'll be joining us by plane, you'll be flying into ILM Airport.

 

You can also fly into RDU Airport and drive 2.5 hours to our Port City.

DINING

We're working on a few of our favorite spots to grab a bite while you're in town.

PARKING

There is a parking garage available at the Embassy Suites and the Wilmington Convention Center.  If you are staying at the Embassy Suites under the room block, they do provide discounted daily parking at $5 per day.  If you are driving to the event and planning on leaving your car in the garage, it costs up to $13 per day.  However, there are other options nearby, including: street parking with parking meters, taking an Uber or a Lyft downtown, and public transportation.

Questions? We've got answers!

Who should wear Ruby Gemstone?


Association with Sun makes ruby as the Rajratna or ‘King of Gems’. Depending on the placement of Sun in a person's horoscope, wearing ruby gemstone can favorably improve career, health, temperament and social status of natives and related ascendants. Ruby gems can be worn as mentioned below. Indian or vedic astrology assigns ruby gem or Manikya gemstone for Leo rashi. Western astrology recommends ruby birthstone for Leo sunsign. Ascendants of Aries, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Pisces can also wear ruby.




How to wear Ruby Gemstone?


Carat WeightMinimum 1/12th of the body weight. E.g. a person weighing 60 kgs can wear a 5-carat ruby. ColorPigeon blood red ruby or deep pink color ruby is most effective, otherwise original, untreated, rubies with lighter hues can also be worn. MetalGold is highly recommended. Alternatively, panchdhatu, silver or white gold can also be used. FingerRing finger of the working hand. Day & TimeSunday, morning time is best. Mantra & Chanting TimesOm Ghrini Suryay Namha, ॐ घृणिः सूर्याय नमः (108 Times)




Ruby Gemstone Benefits ?


Professional and Academic Success– Ruled by the powerful Sun, ruby stone benefits people working in professions or positions where authority is commanded e.g. administrative services, politics, diplomacy and other leadership roles. It is also advised to be worn by students preparing for state or central services examinations. Improved Financial and Social Status– One of the many acclaimed astrological benefits of wearing ruby is the improved social status of native's life. Astrologers believe that Manik stone benefits the wearer by not only elevating his financial condition but in maintaining his imperial and luxurious lifestyle as well. Rejuvenated Health– Sun is regarded as the karaka of bones, eyes and heart. Restored vitality, improved blood circulation & eyesight are some of the health benefits of Manikya gemstone. In addition, ruby gemstone is also beneficial for people struggling with self-esteem issues. Ruby positively affects self-confidence by reorienting emotional intelligence of the wearer. Better Paternal Relationships– Since Sun is acknowledged as the father figure in vedic astrology, it is known to bear some influence on paternal relationships. It is believed that Manik ratan is also beneficial for the native’s father and thus can be worn to improve his weakened circumstances as well.




Ruby Prices ?


TypePrice / Carat Second QualityRs. 1,500/- First QualityRs. 3,000/- Good QualityRs. 6,000/- Best QualityRs. 8,000/- World Class QualityRs. 12,000/- + Ruby stone price varies steeply even within the same variety because of several quality factors. Origin, color, clarity and uniqueness, collectively influence the price of ruby. Ruby stone prices in India can range anywhere between ₹ 450 to 2 Lakhs ($12 to $1,600) per carat, even above. Origin– Burmese ruby is the most expensive ruby origin because of its exceptional color quality. However, African rubies too command high ruby rate in the market nowadays. On per carat basis, Old Burma ruby can cost between ₹ 90,000 - 1,20,000 ($1,400 to $1,600), Mozambique ruby can draw up to ₹ 90, 000 ($1,200 to $1,400). While Thailand ruby is economical, costing up to just ₹ 5,000 ($70), Indian ruby is even cheaper. Color– Color of ruby single handedly influences the cost of ruby. Dark red or pigeon blood color is the most desirable ruby color and draws exorbitant pricing. Ruby price per carat decreases as we move across from deep red rubies to vibrant red ruby, pink ruby and purple ruby. Treatment– Being precious, rubies are quite vulnerable to profiteering. Low quality rubies are often colored or heat treated for extensive margins. An original ruby gemstone is usually expensive (depending on the origin) than synthetic ruby or glass filled rubies. A genuine, untreated ruby bought at cheaper prices should always be seen with suspicion. Clarity– Clarity is broadly judged by the brightness and volume of inclusions found in the ruby gemstone. A real ruby gemstone will almost always have visible or invisible inclusions. Rubies with inclusions not visible to the naked eye are extremely rare and thus highly expensive. Ruby stone price per carat will be significantly high for such natural, inclusion free ruby. Carat Weight– A flawless, natural ruby gemstone above a few carats, is rare to find, even rarer than diamonds. Therefore, ruby price per carat increases exponentially when moving from one carat ruby to three or four carat ruby. Cut– The way a ruby is cut can contribute around 10-20% to the cost of Ruby. Faceted cut ruby is brilliantly enhanced but incurs significant stone wastage as well. For the same quality, a faceted ruby costs higher than ruby cabochon.




Ruby Quality ?


Ruby stone ( Manikya ) is a rare and highly popular gemstone. The best quality Ruby gemstone comes from a reputed origin and displays balance in color saturation & consistency with minimal contamination. International gemstonemarket uses globally accepted standards to assess the quality of rubies which can help customers understand how much are rubies worth. Origin– Burmese ruby or Old Burma ruby is the most popular ruby origin because of its brilliant color saturation and consistency. However, discovery of new ruby mines in Africa and Asia, has expanded the choice range for customers by giving away new varieties like Mozambique ruby, Thailand ruby and Afghanistan ruby. Color– Of all the quality factors, color of ruby has the most profound impact on the overall value of rubies. Dark red but well balanced, color-consistent ruby gemstones are more desirable. Pigeon blood color is the most sought-after ruby stone color but is immensely rare and may cost millions for a fine quality piece. Clarity– Clarity of ruby is judged by the number, size, location and angle of natural imperfections or inclusions found in the Manik gemstone. Majority of rubies are lightly or heavily included with visible inclusions. A ruby with see-through clarity or inclusions not visible to the naked eye is extremely rare and undoubtedly expensive.




FAQ's?


1. How much are rubies worth? Rubies are the rarest colored gemstones found in nature, even rarer than diamonds. This rarity further gets reflected in ruby prices which remain subjective to origin, color, size and clarity of the gemstone. Plus, each ruby gemstone is unique in its composition, meaning any slight variation in color and clarity can make a huge difference in the overall pricing. Ruby prices begin from as low as ₹ 450 and trend up to ₹ 2 Lakh per carat ($12 to $1,600). An Old Burmese ruby weighing between ½ and 1 carat with dark red or deep pink color and minimal inclusions can price anywhere between ₹ 70,000 to 1,15,000 per carat ($1,300 to $1,600). Likewise, a one carat, fine quality Mozambique ruby can draw up to ₹ 90, 000 ($1,200 to $1,400). In highly unregulated gemstone market, worth of rubies can be increased artificially by heat or color treatment. To ensure a fair purchase, it is advisable to buy rubies that are certified for their origin, color and clarity by recognized national or international laboratories. 2. How do I know ruby will suit me? Ruby or Manikya is a powerful astrological gemstone because of its association with Sun. It is thus important to ensure that ruby stone effects work for you positively and not otherwise. 3. Can I wear ruby in less carats than prescribed? Yes! You would be surprised to know that a good quality genuine ruby of lesser carat can cover for the astrological effects of a prescribed bigger ruby. However, it is important to make sure that selected ruby gemstone is superior in terms of color, clarity and should be inclusion free for best results. 4. Which ruby is best for astrological use? Astrologically, it is best to have a ruby that is not artificially treated with heat or chemicals and should be as inclusion free as possible. Color is also known to have influence on astrological results as well. Transparent, dark colored ruby is considered best for astrological effects. Pigeon blood ruby or Old Burma ruby is one such example. However, clear and original, unheated ruby is an essential pre-requisite that should not be compromised while selecting the ruby for astrological purposes. If constrained by budget, one can also choose, light colored but clean ruby. 5. Why there is a great variation in ruby prices? Ruby gemstone prices are highly sensitive to color, clarity, origin and even type of ruby. Minor changes in any of these factors can have major impact on Manik stone prices. Moreover, in precious gemstones like ruby, bigger, larger, inclusion free rubies become a matter of ultimate rarity which means that price of rubies do not necessarily travel proportionally with carat size or weight.





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