Inman Connect 2018: Real Estate’s Top Conference
Inman Connect is one of the top real estate events in the industry, organized by Inman, one of the top content publications in the real estate industry. In 2018, the next Inman Connect conference is being held in San Francisco from July 17th to 20th.
Who is it for?
Inman Connect San Francisco 2018 is expected to have more than 4,000 attendees including real estate agents, brokers, CEOs of top real estate franchises, leaders from real estate technology companies, Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and associations and marketing executives from the real estate industry.
Why Should You Attend?
The theme of Inman Connect 2018 is ‘Faster. Better. Together.’ The conference offers attendees opportunities to:
- Network with industry leaders
- Learn about current trends from leading real estate industry influencers and experts
- Explore the most recent technologies
- Form new partnerships
- Make deals
Past keynote speakers at the Inman Connect event have included titans like Barbara Corcoran, Gary Vaynerchuk, Seth Godin and Fredrik Eklund.
The registration fee for the all-access pass at the Inman conference SF 2018 is $1,497 – which includes access to all events. Tickets for individual events start at $299. Considering the huge networking opportunity you will get, it’s probably the best idea to sign up for the all access pass, whether you have a coupon code or not!
What’s the Venue?
Event City: San Francisco
Inman Connect San Francisco 2018 will be held at Hotel Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco.
Inman Connect New York
The Inman Connect conference is also held in New York, the last one in January 2018. The next event in NYC will be held in January 2019. Conference Registration for the NY 2019 event is already open.
What’s the Conference Agenda?
Here are just a few key events you should attend at Inman Connect San Francisco 2018 conference.
Startup Alley is an opportunity for you to experience the latest innovations in real estate technology at Inman Connect SF 2018 conference.
Meet tech entrepreneurs and leaders of tech companies who will demonstrate cutting-edge tools that can help take your real estate business to the next level.
To find the startup Alley exhibits, head to the Yosemite Foyer. The team from iovox will be in the Startup Alley where we will show you how our latest app helps realtors sell more. Get in touch with us for details.
“Startup Alley puts real estate technology upstarts face-to-face with Connect’s engaged, tech-forward audience,” said Brad Inman, Founder, Inman. “We’re proud of Inman Connect’s status as the launchpad for what’s next in real estate.”
Indie Broker Summit
Tuesday, July 17. 8:30am to 4:00pm
An increasing number of real estate agents are starting or joining independent real estate brokerages. A National Association of Realtors (NAR) study established that 51 percent of Realtors are affiliated with an independent company. However, competition from established brands and falling profit margins are making it difficult for indie brokers to sustain profitable businesses.
The Indie Broker Summit at ICSF will feature sessions focused on helping independent brokers take actionable steps to grow their real estate businesses and thrive in this competitive landscape.
Sessions will include:
- Why Do You Exist? Identifying Your Unique Value Proposition
- How to Increase Your Margins When Agents Are Taking More and More of the Pie?
- Building a Brand Identity When No One Knows Your Name
- The Multiplier Effect: Using Agents as Your Brand Extension
- Owner & Top Producer: How to Transition Out of Production and Into Leadership
- Focusing Your Spend: Referral and Repeat vs. Lead Gen
- Building a Brokerage that Supports Teams
Tuesday, July 17. 9:00am to 12:00pm
Agent connect will feature a number of panel discussions about how top real estate professionals have succeeded. Get actionable insights that will help real estate brokers and agents grow your book of business, convert more leads as well as invest in profitable real estate opportunities.
Tuesday, July 17. 1:00pm to 5:00pm
CMO Connect is a new addition to the Inman Connect conference, intended specifically for attendees who are senior marketing leaders in the real estate industry. This will include a series of talks and discussions by top real estate marketing professionals and industry experts which will give you valuable insights about how to take your marketing to the next level.
Sessions will include:
- How to use analytics and data to improve marketing ROI
- Useful tools for real estate marketing teams
- Reinventing legacy brands
- Biggest mistakes in real estate marketing
- How Compass nailed it: An inside look at the creation of the Compass brand
- How to deal with a public relations crisis
Tuesday, July 17. 8:00am to 2:30pm
Hacker connect will be a series of discussions and talks focusing on technology and innovation in the real estate industry. Real estate has a reputation for being slow to innovate, but that’s changing quickly. This event will allow attendees such as real estate technology developers, IT directors, designers, big data professionals and engineers to take a look at the key problems that customers and realtors face and explore ways of solving them with practical examples.
Key topics of discussion:
- Voice Assistants and The Future of Real Estate Search
- Technology Show and Tell: How We are Focusing on Customers
- Dealing with the MLS: A Developer’s Perspective
- API Lightning Talks: Here is What My AI Can Do for You and Your Customers
- The UX of RE Applications from a Customer Perspective
Friday, July 17. 9:00am to 12:00pm
Capital Connect at the Inman Conference is all about investment in the real estate space. Recently, substantial amounts of capital are being invested in real estate technology. Venture capitalists, startup executives, private equity professionals, and leaders from publicly traded tech firms will talk about the latest trends in investment in real estate technology.
Discover an Exciting App for Realtors: iovox
Iovox is a participant and sponsor in the Start Up Alley section at Inman Connect. The iovox app is a free tool that helps realtors sell more by doing more in less time and have access to vital information with just a few taps.
This free app helps agents and brokers run their entire real estate business right from within the app. Here are a few cool things that you can do:
- Tag, Notes and Search
After each phone call (inbound or outbound), you can tag your calls with the details of your client’s requirements. Is the client buying or selling? Would she like to view homes in the suburbs or downtown apartments? Using tags can help you easily classify and sort the context of your calls.
Need to take more detailed notes about your deals such as the number of family members, preferences about the structure of a home, administrative fees, appraisal fee, whether it will be a loan transaction, what percentage rate a partner is asking for, etc.? You can keep notes directly in the app to include more specific details. No need to carry around a notebook or maintain a separate note-taking app.
Then use the Search feature to find the perfect listings to match a client’s requirements.
- Follow Up on Time
Real estate agents and brokers can flag calls and set reminders to make sure they take timely action. Stop losing deals because you followed up too late.
- Unlimited Call History and Records
Unlike your phone, the iovox app gives you unlimited call history. Easily look up the details of your past conversations with clients without the hassle of manually entering data into a CRM.
- Collaborate with Your Team
Real estate professionals can share their app notes with their team members as well as assign tasks to them directly through the iovox app. No need to take out time to send an email. The app also lets realtors have conversations with their teams with a Slack-like chat feature.
- Integrate with your CRM or Use iovox as your personal CRM
Automatically capture all phone conversation records and call notes in your CRM through iovox’s integrations. If you don’t have a CRM or find them to be too complicated, you can use iovox as a personal CRM, keeping track of contacts, interactions, follow up items and seeing analytics on your call data.
See the iovox App In Action
Want to know more about how the app works? Visit us at the Startup Alley section at Inman Connect. Attending from the iovox team will be our co-founder and CEO Ryan Gallagher, COO Dan Luis, and Product Managers Caroline Orlianges and Josefine Wegenstein. We will be there to show you how the free app can help you manage your clients better, become more productive and organized and grow your real estate business.
As a side benefit iovox will donate money to one of three charities for every person that downloads the app and creates an account at the conference. Come see us at the booth to learn more.
Want to get in touch with us before the event?
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interact with us on social media by sending a tweet to @iovox with the hashtag #icsf18
See you in San Francisco (and bring a jacket…San Francisco summers are tricky)!