Time for Elvis to pass the torch

Guest perspective: Connect sounds bell of new industry era

I drove away from Inman News’ Real Estate Connect SF 2006 show before noon on Friday. During the event I spoke too much, drank too much, ate too little and hardly sat. It was a helluva party.

Thirty miles outside San Francisco my phone rang. The caller, a full-time broker and career cynic is someone with whom I’ve spent the past six years debating the future of real estate. I expected this call. It’s our traditional argument on the merits of Connect – an event he’s never attended. 

Breaking custom, I let the call go to voicemail.