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Some Real Estate Connect takeaways to fly home with

Double down on mobile, offer stellar customer service, focus on what you do best, partner

SAN FRANCISCO -- Real Estate Connect is a whirlwind of meetings, sessions, parties, networking in hallways, bars, streets, the hotel lobby and more. Here are a few takeaways from a handful of attendees of this year's San Francisco event, which culminates today after three days of nonstop action. Dustin Adkins and Sarah Beehler attended the event on behalf of Bellevue, Washington-based title and escrow company NexTitle, a 5-year-old startup that does business primarily on the West Coast. Dustin Adkins Adkins, a project manager at NexTitle, and Beehler, a marketing editor at the firm, are in the process of helping NexTitle design and build out its mobile presence and say, thanks to the mobile-focused panel at Connect, they will focus their efforts on a native app. At that panel, Trulia's senior product manager, Matt Holder, explained to the crowd that a mobile website is a decent option for a mobile presence, but a native, stand-alone app is necessary to seamlessly and qu...

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