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Re-Connect with Inman

August 23 2010

inmanconnect2010newsreportSome of the most popular national real estate conferences to attend in the country are Inman Connect conferences.  Packed with engaging speakers, technology trade shows, interesting topics and networking opportunities, Inman conferences provide distinct value for real estate agents and brokers. 

For those of you who are on the fence about attending future Inman Connect conferences, or were unable to make the journey to San Francisco, but would like to hear a re-cap on the most popular topics this year, stay tuned.

The top 25 news stories from Inman Connect 2010 included:

  1. Don’t ignore Facebook - Engagement on business pages can attract leads
  2. How to manage your Web presence - Engage consumers online
  3. Real estate in the smart phone zone- Which device to buy? Make apps your priority
  4. 8 WordPress plug-ins to rock your real estate website- Create custom forms, track commenters, create membership site
  5. Craigslist best practices - A conversation with Craig Newmark
  6. Don’t let leads slip through your fingers- Lead management, agent training and buy-in are keys to conversion
  7. ‘Old School’ is new again- Real estate pros share views on tech, economy
  8. Privacy debate touches real estate- NAR weighs in on draft bill
  9. Customer service is the new marketing- Get Satisfaction offers a ‘conversation platform’
  10. Ignore the law at your own peril - Standardized forms can help brokers, agents avoid pitfalls
  11. Living in digital times - Tech journalist Kara Swisher’s vision of the future
  12. Real estate social media dos and don’ts - Engagement is key, avoid ‘bulldozer’ approach
  13. Room for Redfin and Realogy?- Brokerages with different business models both expect growth
  14. Tech tips from Robert Scoble - Get apps to go places, do things
  15. 2010 Inman News Innovator Awards winners- 8 winners, including 2 mobile apps, 2 individual innovators
  16. Agents not ready to share transaction history?- HAR.com pulls down agent-search tool showing sales, listings activity
  17. A real estate rise in the fall?- NAR CEO says sales could pick up in autumn months
  18. Google says it’s not in real estate business - Product manager details search engine giant’s latest initiatives
  19. Location-based, location-based, location-based- Real estate marketing taps location-aware apps
  20. Finding the right home for real estate ads- The world is an increasingly mobile place
  21. A new kind of real estate walk-through- Photosynth takes photo home tours 3-D
  22. Make your WordPress site an online hub- Content strategy, navigation, and SEO tips
  23. A recipe for next-gen real estate- Focus on consumers, social media and technology is key
  24. RE Connect contest winners announced - RentJuice and Real Metric win by popular vote
  25. A tool to build expert reputation- NAR’s HouseLogic provides consumer content to members’ blogs

Although there is a cost to getting a hold of the full report, the cost is only a fraction of attending the conference, and the information is just as valuable.  If you would like to read the highlights from each of these Inman Connect presentations, click here to purchase Inman News' Industry Special Report.

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