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Why indie brokers turn to Inman Connect San Francisco to stay ahead of the pack

Trends, connections and inspiration motivate successful ‘indie brokers’ to make the trip

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Many brokers have built their business strategy around what they have learned at Inman Connect — it has shaped their company culture, marketing, recruiting and has helped them meet their technology needs.

Indie brokers have their hands full. Recruiting agents, creating the marketing and branding strategies to stand out from larger competition — and ensuring that sides get closed, bills get paid and clients leave happy.

But with all that going on, successful indie brokers take a week off working in their business to work on their business at Inman Connect San Francisco. (Prices go up this week — save your spot now.)

Whether they’re discovering the latest strategies, determining how to make technology an asset instead of a headache or connecting with like-minded pros who become valuable referral partners, these brokers make the trip from across the country to San Francisco to join 4,000 other top-performing real estate leaders to build relationships and find meaningful breakthroughs to grow their business.

John Skrabec, founder and broker at Live Urban Real Estate in Denver, says his team “attend[s] Inman Connect for inspiration. I always leave with pages of notes, filled with ideas I will implement in my brokerage. It keeps us at the top of our game, in an already competitive market.”

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Stacie Perrault Staub, the team’s director of marketing, agrees, “As an independent brokerage, we strive to push boundaries and provide our agents with the latest tools, technologies and techniques available…and we find those at Connect.”

Vanessa Jones Bergmark, partner and general manager of Red Oak Realty, says, “For indie brokers, it’s the place to build your network, grow your resources and relationships that will ultimately improve your business. You take those relationships back with you after the week is over. It doesn’t end in San Francisco. It starts there.”

Mark Choey, partner & co-founder at Climb Real Estate in San Francisco, agrees that Connect is the jumping-off point for new strategies and ideas that they implement once the conference wraps, “We love to attend Connect because in just a few days you can get caught up on all of the latest trends in real estate today, as well as meet many people across the industry from all around the world. We always come away from the conference super-motivated and energized to use the new ideas and tips to take our real estate business to the next level.”

Although Ryan Bokros and the team at Bamboo Realty value the relationships and networking that you can’t find at other conferences. “Connect has always been a place where you could learn and network with the best, whether you are with a franchise or indie brokerage. However, the biggest take away are the sessions and networking opportunities that allow me to talk and brainstorm with those that also ‘speak the language and walk the walk’ that we do as an indie brokerage at Bamboo. Inman Connect has been and will continue be a big part of our indie brokerage game plan.”

If you’re responsible for a growing independent brokerage, you owe it to yourself to join your tribe at Inman Connect San Francisco. With sessions dedicated to technology, brokerages and marketing, along with specific sessions focused just on the needs of independent brokerages, you’re sure to find the ideas, connections and inspiration to unlock breakthrough growth for your team this year.

Learn more about Connect and register here before prices go up.