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#ICSF: Day One

August 02 2012

inman connectI couldn't make it to Inman Real Estate Connect in San Francisco this week; so, I'm doing the next best thing: following the conference on social media. I'll be sharing some of the highlights here for all you folks who are in the same boat.

Follow ICSF 2012

If you'd like to follow ICSF yourself, you can check them out here:

#ICSF on Twitter

Some of my favorite Tweets for Wednesday, August 1st (opening day of the conference):

pamela_kabati @pamela_kabatipamela_kabati @pamela_kabati : Expect incremental improvement in housing markets and continued low interest rates over next year, says Inman econ panel. #icsf

Lockhart Steele @LockLockhart Steele @Lock : Great "New Kids on the Block" lineup at #icsf: @dreamcommerce @happyinspector @homevisor @honestbuildings @lovely @revintanews @videolicious

Laura Monroe @LauraMonroeLaura Monroe @LauraMonroe : Data is like a river with tributaries running into it and there are thousands if tributaries. #icsf

Chris Lambrou @MREDChrisChris Lambrou @MREDChris : "Real Estate Data is much like a flowing river..." [have to chime in that this river is currently highly polluted] #noSwimming #icsf

RealEstateLivin @RealEstateLivinRealEstateLivin @RealEstateLivin : @InmanConnect as it happens. Tune in to the Connect live blog: #icsf #realestate #REALTOR

Steve Hundley @1parkplaceSteve Hundley @1parkplace : It's not about pins. It's not about pictures. It's about people. @Chris_Smith #icsf This is still a relationship business. More than ever!

Lisa Archer @LisaArcherLisa Archer @LisaArcher : backlinks are overrated. via @Chris_Smth #icsf

Chris Nichols @utahREproChris Nichols @utahREpro : What does it FEEL like to buy or sell a home? Capture that moment and SHARE it! - @KatieLance #icsf

Digital Map Products @DMPIncDigital Map Products @DMPInc : People shifting thinking from buying perfect house to buying perfect neighborhood/location and making house perfect thru remodel #icsf

Sarah O'Bannon @sarahobannonSarah O'Bannon @sarahobannon : Buyers don't trust their agents any less now, but they do their own research and due diligence before making a decision. #icsf

Jeffrey Kershner @jeff_kershnerJeffrey Kershner @jeff_kershner : Should the average be broker be blogging or shift focus to visual media? The answer: do what you're good at and what you love. #icsf

kerry melcher @melchakkerry melcher @melchak : #icsf crms on panel: mingly, nimble, planet RE, goldmine - oh please let me fall in love with a CRM platform worth the input labor!!!

Monica Monson @luxeagentMonica Monson @luxeagent : 3 Cs of CRM: contact + communication + calendar #icsf

Valerie Garcia @valeriegarcia1Valerie Garcia @valeriegarcia1 : 75% of clients would refer biz to their agent, if the agent stayed in touch! #crm #icsf

Bob Bemis @bobbemisBob Bemis @bobbemis : 12% of agents use YouTube. 73% of consumers prefer to deal with agents who use Video. HUGE DISCONNECT. per Margaret Kelly RE/MAX #icsf

NuHabitat @NuHabitatNuHabitat @NuHabitat : Conversation about the modern day office. Totally Tech. Duh. #icsf

Allen Quinn @welcomehomeAQAllen Quinn @welcomehomeAQ : @1parkplace reminds us to maintain personal interactions and traditional marketing means #icsf

Shelby Schneider @ShelbySchneidShelby Schneider @ShelbySchneid : Great stat from @Ribeezie - 94% of home buyers stair their home search online. #icsf

Dan Sowden @DanSowdenDan Sowden @DanSowden : Success in real estate is proportionate to your involvement in the community. #icsf

HawaiiLife @HawaiiLifeHawaiiLife @HawaiiLife : Katie's room is packed. The other talks are virtually empty in comparison. I understand why...snooze. #icsf

ICSF 1Jon Larrance @perryandcoJon Larrance @perryandco : Together on the same #icsf stage, @nik_nik & @ReggieRPR expounding the virtues of Wordpress.


Saul Klein @SaulKleinSaul Klein @SaulKlein : Today during an #icsf talk it was mentioned that testimonials on sites like @Yelp play an important role for Agents. What do you think?

Eric Bryn @ericbrynEric Bryn @ericbryn : Why are analytics important to agents? Why is a gas gauge important in your car? @jimmarks #icsf

In the News

You can always expect a flurry of press releases during ICSF! Here are a few we published on RE Technology today.