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Real Estate Connect Speaker Profile

Learn the New Luxury Playbook at Luxury Connect | October 18-19 at the Beverly Hills Hotel

Chris Crocker is vice president of operations for NRT's Southwestern division. Crocker oversees company strategy and operational improvement projects and spearheads technology development for the Realogy corporate-owned operations. His industry perspective comes from a combination of his diverse real estate experience with a background in technology investment banking and consulting. Crocker will speak at Real Estate Connect in San Francisco, July 23-25, 2008. He answered a set of questions posed by Inman News: What do you see happening in the real estate market in 2008? There is a general lack of confidence among consumers as the media blasts them with messages about doom and gloom in the marketplace. Smart buyers will purchase in some of the best conditions buyers have seen in years but the thin volume of transactions will cause many good brokerages to go under and close. The relationship between brokers and agents will need to be revisited as many brokers will struggl...