Queens Real Estate Expo

Just a day after the September 30 Queens Real Estate Expo (QREE), QREE founder Anthony Kazazis already had his sights set on 2008’s event. Kazazis is eager to build on this year’s Expo, which drew 220 vendors compared to last year’s 76 and, at Kazazis’ estimate, around 4,000 attendees including exhibitors. Kazazis was pleased with the variety of exhibitors and quality of the Expo seminars including “The ABC’s of Home-Buying” and “Self-Directed IRAs.”
His biggest goal for next year is to draw a larger attendance. “When you do something, you always want to do it better,” Kazazis exclaimed, noting that he will create partnerships with major television and radio stations, newspapers, and other publications in an effort to maximize visibility and interest before next year’s Expo takes place.
In addition to assembling a QREE sales staff and committee to better manage and plan next year’s operation, Kazazis will in late January begin hosting monthly networking breakfasts to foster relationships among real estate and other business professionals throughout Queens.
“I can’t wait [for next year’s Expo]. I’m ready to go there now,” exclaimed an animated Kazazis.
Also in anxious anticipation were Expo-goers Greg Sinacori and Jaclyn Franzese, a recently engaged couple looking for a place to rest their heads after the big day. “The wedding is a good thing to look forward to as long as you have somewhere to live,” explained Jaclyn, laughing along with her fianc/ at the uncertainty ahead of them.
Kazazis thinks the uncertainty in the housing market may be further reason for people to attend next year’s Expo, which he expects to be bigger and better than this year’s. Regardless of its success, Kazazis will likely begin planning QREE 2009 the moment he closes on 2008.

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