3 must-do follow-ups to make the most of ICNY

How to use what you learned at #ICNY
  • Organize and share your notes.
  • Use #ICNY to look up what you missed on social media.
  • Don't forget about those business cards and the contacts you made while there.

Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

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).

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You can also check out the ICNY live blogs from the Inman staff (here’s day 1, day 2, day 3 and day 4). They might have picked up something you didn’t catch!

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.

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