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Real Estate Connect Speaker Profile: Ben Phillips

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Ben Phillips, vice president of new products and research for the Realogy Franchise Group, is also managing director for OpenHouse.com, a Realogy-operated site that allows searches for open-house events scheduled across the country. The site, which is also open to non-Realogy brands, offers e-mail alerts, interactive maps and a route-planning tool. Phillips is speaking during an "Internet Marketing Bootcamp" workshop that is a part of the Real Estate Connect conference in New York City. The conference runs from Jan. 7-9, 2009, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square hotel in New York City. He responded to a set of questions posed by Inman News: What do you see happening in the real estate market in 2009? I see continued contraction as a result of the credit crisis and low consumer confidence. Brokers must continue to watch operating costs and marketing spends. What advice do you have to help real estate agents and brokers get through this market? Don't list overpriced...