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Curing the real estate disconnect

Conference unites industry leaders, innovators

Don't miss the real estate event of the summer
Join 4,000 real estate pros at Connect SF, Aug 7‑11, 2017

Besides the field of top real estate industry executives, the Jan. 7-9 Real Estate Connect conference in New York City will feature a wine and Web 2.0 expert; the economist behind the Case-Shiller home-price indices and author of "Irrational Exuberance"; the man behind the global empire of community sites that is craigslist; the top economist for the National Association of Realtors; and a New York Times financial news reporter, to name a few (see conference program). Gary Vaynerchuk, an entrepreneur who rebranded a family liquor store as Wine Library and has pumped up the new brand using Web 2.0 marketing techniques, will appear as a keynote speaker during the Inman News conference in January (see Inman News article). He is well known for his daily video blog, Wine Library TV. Robert J. Shiller, author of "Irrational Exuberance" and "The Subprime Solution" and co-creator of the home-price trends research technique that is at the center of the...