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Real Estate Connect Keynote Speaker: Merlin Mann

Merlin Mann recalls those days in his youth spent listening to the frenzied conversations of agents in his mom’s real estate office.

"They were drinking a lot of coffee and smoking a lot of Winstons," said Mann, 41, a writer and Internet personality who will deliver a keynote presentation at the Real Estate Connect conference next week in San Francisco.

There were two chalkboards in the room — one for listings and one for sales — said Mann, who would visit his mom’s office on occasion.