With the ongoing improvement of the housing market, the ranks of real estate agents have swelled. The percentage of Realtors under thirty has more than doubled since 2015, and with inventory reaching historic lows in many parts of the nation and continuing disruption on the buyer side, the competition for clients is fierce.

How can new agents establish their business and set themselves apart? One solution: Millennials and newer agents who are looking to gain a competitive edge in their markets have made Inman Connect a must-attend event.

It’s where they come to build referral networks, learn the latest strategies for growing their businesses and connecting with their tribe of peers. Connect is the place where fresh-faced real estate pros come to learn their craft and raise their game.

Learn more and register for Connect

To make it easier for first-time attendees and new agents to come to Inman Connect San Francisco, Inman is offering a special discount for first-time attendees. Use the code FIRSTCONNECT at checkout to save $200 off the ticket price.

Kenny Troung, the social media-savvy Fast Agent from Climb Real Estate in San Francisco, said, “Inman Connect is where the best and the brightest minds come to collaborate and share leading edge ideas. It has been a rollercoaster ride up since my first one six years ago!”

Nicole Caballero — from Legacy Real Estate & Associates ERA — agreed: “As a young agent who has found large-scale success in real estate, specifically with a niche perceived to be ‘over and beyond my age demographic’ (institutional and foreign investors), I find that the content and connections made at Inman Connect are second to no other industry gathering.”

Eric Simon, founder of The Broke Agent, believes that what makes Connect special is consistently pushing boundaries and attracting the innovators and rebels who are reinventing what it means to be a real estate professional. “Connect is not afraid to accept the disrupters in the industry and invite them into the Inman family. The conference takes risks, and you need to take risks to be innovative.”

He added, “I come to Connect because Inman brought something valuable to the industry that was never there before, and that is exactly what I am trying to do.”

Connect mixes the learning, networking and fun in a memorable way, said Dusty Baker, agent at Keller Williams Realty Santa Barbara/Montecito: “Connect is a blast. Brad always gets the best speakers on stage, and the networking at the parties and events is integral to my business.”

Matt Zampella echoed Baker’s sentiments: “I attend Connect to network and exchange ideas with other agents and brokers from around the country — and even the globe — to learn their tricks and get ideas of what they are doing, that I can bring to my marketplace. Learning what others do that’s successful and do it in my corner of the world, where it’s not being done.”

Don’t miss Inman Connect San Francisco, August 2-5, 2016, at the Hilton Union Square. Join more than 4,000 attendees for four days of networking and learning from 200 speakers.

As Caballero said, Connect is “the best and the brightest, hashing out the complexities of the present and questioning the future of the industry — what’s not to love?”

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