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  • Dusty Baker, Sarah Scheper and Kenny Truong will be speaking at ICSF 2015.
  • The three are experts at leveraging social media and other tech advances to grow their business.

Just a few years ago, agents were shunning online ratings and reviews, and Instagram was in its infancy. Fast-forward to today: These digital tools are fast becoming an integral part of the industry and are paving the road to new customers.

Real estate pros Dusty Baker, Sarah Scheper and Kenny Truong have built their careers on innovation and connection, and they’re joining us at Inman Connect San Francisco to discuss how they leverage Instagram and customer reviews to find leads, strengthen relationships with existing clients, and, of course, that all important bottom line: close deals. Find out more about these dynamic panelists below, or better yet, get connected with them in person at Inman Connect San Francisco this year.

Dusty Baker

Coming from a real estate family, Dusty was provided transactional experience starting at a very young age. He joined Epstein Partners more than six years ago and has been an integral member ever since. Dusty’s career has involved hundreds of closed transactions and over $100 million of sales. The high-volume practice brings expertise in short sales, REOs (foreclosures), trust sales and probate sales.

Dusty has spent a lifetime in Santa Barbara, California, building a respected name in the community, both online and in real life. This reputation is the driving factor behind his strong business practices and ongoing success.

You can read Dusty’s blog and follow him on Instagram.

Sarah Scheper

Sarah Scheper, 27, is a rising star with Evergreen Realty (Irvine, California) and an honored entrant as Realtor Magazine’s “30 Realtors under 30” in the United States. Sarah has a burning passion for real estate and has been in the industry since she was 16 years old.

Not only does she know the three L’s of real estate (location, location, location), but she’s an expert at the ABCs of social media. Sarah keeps it simple but consistent with social media (for example, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, blog postings), and she has a single purpose: to gain new referrals while retaining past customers.

Follow Sarah on Instagram and check out her website.

Kenny Truong

A producer since 2011, Kenny is in the top 1 percent of agents in terms of number of homes sold in the East Bay. He has a passion for technology, and with increased open data, powerful marketing tools and efficient systems being developed by new startups, Kenny is able to leverage these technological advances to better serve his clients.

Although he’s fairly new to the real estate scene, Kenny has a track record of over 100 homes sold in just the last two years. He credits his success to a hunger for knowledge of the industry and a highly responsive, very transparent and #FAST service for his clients.

Kenny lives and works in Jack London Square and is a market expert in the Jack London, Lake Merritt, Uptown Oakland and West Oakland neighborhoods.

Check out Kenny’s Instagram and visit his website.

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