Inman Real Estate Connect. Does that mean something to you?
It should. For over 17 years, the Inman Real Estate Connect conferences have been the premiere place to learn the latest ideas and practices in the real estate industry, discover new technologies and provide some of the best networking opportunities in the country. Previous topics discussed and ideas floated before their time have included: digital transactions, video marking for real estate, and Web 2.0.
If you’re looking to understand not only what’s going on currently in the real estate industry, but also directions for years to come, Inman Real Estate Connect is the place to do it.
As an agent, Inman Real Estate Connect has been important to me as I have been able to stay with, or ahead of, other real estate agents in my area when it comes to understanding what technologies the industry is using and will use, as well as the directions the industry is heading in.
I’ve also been able to have discussions with industry leaders about their best business practices, who have helped me come up with plans for implementation in my own business.
As a technology trainer, I’ve been able to make invaluable contacts with real estate technology companies, and have often been able to be on the ground floor as a beta tester based on discussions and introductions at Inman. For both areas of my business, the networking and referral opportunities have been second to none. It’s easy to run into the CEO of a real estate or technology company in the venue’s lobby and strike up a conversation.
Although the Inman conference, held every January in New York City, has already passed, there’s still time for the upcoming event. As a first-time Inman Real Estate Connect Ambassador, I, and the President of CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty, Eddie Berenbaum, who will be an Inman speaker, would like to personally invite you to join us at Inman Real Estate Connect San Francisco this year.
The conference will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square from July 10-12. Although regularly priced tickets are $1,199, with this link you can save $400 on tickets: http://bit.ly/ZMpfHa!
This year’s conference focuses on trends in machine learning, crowd funding, big data and robotics. Speakers will include the CEOs of Trulia and Cheezburger, the founder of Doorsteps and the Senior Real Estate Reporter for Forbes Media. Not sure how all of that will apply to the real estate industry? There’s only one way to find out!
*Tara L. Christianson is a licensed REALTOR® in Virginia and Washington D.C. and is the Technology and Training Director at CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty. CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty is the Mid-Atlantic’s premier technology-focused firm, with offices specializing in Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Loudoun County Real Estate, along with offices operating as CENTURY 21 AdVenture Redwood in Fredericksburg VA, Stafford, VA, Montclair, VA & Locust Grove VA. Come visit us at http://www.c21redwood.com.