Inman Connect New York is coming up faster than a blizzard in winter.
Oops, we’re not supposed to say the “b word” in the same sentence as “Inman Connect New York.” But the truth is, there is so much great stuff happening from January 16 through 20 that it really is worth walking uphill (both ways) in the snow to attend.
Here is a sneak peek of 6 things you can’t miss at Inman Connect:
1. Growing your referral network
Inman Connect brings together more than 3,500 agents, brokers, CEOs, marketing directors and technology experts from across the country.
And unless you don’t speak to anyone at the event, it’s impossible not to bulk up your referral business.
One broker/owner from Nashville, Tennessee told us that just one referral lead from an Inman event can bring him a $12,000 bump in revenue.
New York power broker Dolly Lenz has tallied up her referral earnings from past Connect conferences, and after a current deal closes next month, the total will hit the $1 million mark.
2. The latest technology, all in one place
Whether you are looking for a new CRM or you want to strap on a virtual reality headset and see the future of home showings, the Inman Connect Partner Showcase is the place to do it.
More than 100 sponsors and exhibitors will be on site, giving you the ability to demo technology, meet the makers and purchase the products you need to help reach your goals in 2017.
See the full list of companies that you can visit with here.
3. An all-star speaker line-up
From Wall Street’s highest-ranking woman and author, Sallie Krawcheck, to successful serial entrepreneur and investor Rich Barton, to marketing wizard and Moz Founder Rand Fishkin, the caliber of the speaker line up at Connect is off the charts.
Plan on a visual feast for the eyes during a virtual reality session brought to you by the New York Times and hear from successful agents and brokers ready to provide you with actionable takeaways and inspiring stories. See the full agenda here.
4. Hands-on Learning Labs
No matter where you wander at Connect, you are sure to stumble upon some great heads-on learning geared toward making you a better agent, broker or business owner.
We’ve got 11 rooms dedicated to providing hands-on learning in an intimate setting.
Learn how to build the real estate office of the future, get a business health check up, hear the pros and cons of automating your Facebook marketing, or grab a seat at a broker roundtable session with brokers from across the country.
5. The Influencer Bash
When the sun goes down is when the networking really gets started.
On Thursday, January 19, Inman’s Influencer Bash will celebrate the biggest names in the industry.
Grab your tickets now for this off-site extravaganza where we’ll be celebrating those whose ingenuity and persistence are driving change in real estate. Learn more.
6. Hacker Connect
We’ve added a brand new event to the week of Connect. Created by and for the real estate technology community, Hacker Connect takes place on Monday, January 16.
It’s for anyone involved in real estate technology, from engineers, to designers, to software developers, to IT managers — this is where real estate’s most pressing tech issues will be debated, discussed and defined.
Be sure to spread the word to all of the real estate techies you know.