Inman Connect New York 2016 has come and gone (tear), and unless we see you in San Francisco, it’ll be a longer than usual wait (it’s a leap year) until ICNY 2017. Here are three keys to keeping your #ICNY 2016 memory alive.
1. Gather and review your notes
If you’re like me, you were frantically taking notes during the keynotes and panels at Connect. After the Friday session, I went back through my three days of notes and combined them into one file on Evernote.
I then went through an deciphered my shorthand and added context to some of the quick notes that I took. Once it was understandable, I shared my recap file with my fellow agents and admin at my brokerage back in San Diego.
2. Check the #ICNY hashtag
One of the best parts of Connect was the flurry of photos, quotes and moments that were captured on the #ICNY hashtag on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Take this time to check back through the numerous posts, and you’ll have a few “oh yeah” moments that you can take with you (and maybe some “oh no” moments if you were at the REW karaoke party).
3. Save those business cards
I ended up with 22 business cards and a few phone numbers saved from other attendees. I met agents who work in Miami, San Francisco, Philly and Chicago.
If I need a referral partner in those cities, who better to work with than a fellow forward-thinking agent who was smart enough to go to Connect? I know I’ll be keeping in touch with my contacts.
It was an informative four days here in New York City, and I can’t wait to put these best practices into play.
Remember, the panelists and moderators are real people — most of them can easily be found on Twitter or Facebook and would love to Connect (see what I did there?). Until next time (hopefully at ICSF).
Jason Cassity is a real estate professional at City Consulting Group in San Diego and specializes in the downtown San Diego real estate market.