Have suggestions for products that you’d like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. The energy is building; you can hear it like the buzzing of fluorescent overhead lights in an empty warehouse. The 2016 Inman Connect San Francisco event is breaking the horizon. The twice-annual real estate gathering is a veritable menagerie of everything cool about the industry. The best speakers. The hottest topics. Debates. Handshakes. Once again an array of sleek apps, sales tools and office solutions will be on hand to demonstrate how they can better your real estate business. It’s not always easy to establish relationships at busy conferences. The competition for attention is fierce. Here are some tips to meet, greet and stay in front of the technology people your business will need long after the lights fade on ICSF. 1. Know what you need You don’t have to communicate every office productivity need to a potential technology partner, b...
- Conferences are a great way to network, but it's difficult to come away from the experience with more than a wallet full of business cards.
- Building relationships in a crowded space requires a certain finesse, especially with tech vendors that are in high demand.
- Don't expect companies to prioritize you over customers, but feel free to request an appointment or chat after the show floor closes.