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Learn the New Luxury Playbook at Luxury Connect | October 18-19 at the Beverly Hills Hotel

This is going to sound like a blatant advertisement for the Inman Real Estate Connect conference, and maybe it is but they did not ask me to write it. People who understand me know that it isn't all that easy to get me to do anything, but I digress. There is a hidden benefit to attending Inman's Bloggers Connect and Real Estate Connect conferences that they don't advertise and I want everyone to know about. The conferences give my business an instant boost. Last summer during the annual Real Estate Connect San Francisco I was able to finalize a short sale on one of my listings. It had been on the market for five months, with few showings. As soon as I was in the air headed for San Francisco it got a showing; a day later we had an offer. I spent a few hours negotiating it in the hallways of the Palace Hotel, and some time on my computer in my hotel room going over the offer and explaining it to my seller. It works the same way when I plan a vacation, but the conference is ...