While independently owned brokerages are enjoying more opportunity now than ever before, they face new threats from upstarts like Compass and Redfin, and fast-growing Keller Williams.

To confront these challenges, indie brokers are rallying at Inman Connect New York. This time in New York City on Monday, January 22, 2018, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Time Square for our Indie Broker Summit.


Moderators Brian Boero of 1000Watt and indie broker Vanessa Bergmark will kick it off with their presentation, “What is around the bend, what is new, and where is the opportunity?”

From there, an series of killer presentations and discussions will ensue, including:

  • You gotta believe: Why owning a brokerage is worth giving up your life
    It takes more than passion, but that helps; it takes more than savvy business acumen, but that is essential; it takes more than strategy, but that is important and it takes hard work, like it or not.
    -Shaun Osher, CEO/founder, CORE
  • Broker lead programs: How to stay in the game
    They are expensive to find and hard to convert, but a broker-owner depends on them to survive.
    -Nick Pasquini, CFO, Century 21 Redwood Realty
    -Stacy Stateham, co-founder, Bloomtree Realty
  • Connect 10 x 10: Ways to help agents become great at their job
    Agents need all the help they can get. Where do you put your focus to ensure their success?
    -Cynthia Lippert, CEO, Two Hummingbirds Engel & Volkers
  • Calculated risk is essential for great success
    A broker-owner story that you will never forget.
    -Ken DeLeon, founder, DeLeon Realty
  • Legal update: Is the independent contractor really going away?
    What is the low down on court cases and the IRS?
    -Russ Cofano, industry executive
  • What you can learn from Keller Williams
    Keller Williams is gobbling up share in your marketplace — what are they doing right?
    -Vija Williams, CEO, Vija Group, Keller Williams
    -Robin Milonakis, team leader, Keller Williams South Bay
  • And how to compete with Keller Williams
    How to body slam Keller Williams at their own game.
    -Tiffany McQuaid, president/broker, McQuaid & Company
    -Jonathan Dupree, CEO, KDK Realty
  • How does consolidation influence the future of indie brokerages
    Valuations, acquisitions and mergers. M&A is happening — how do you get ahead of the trend and leverage it to your advantage?
    -Mike Pappas, CEO, Keyes Properties
    -Doug Banzhof, VP & senior business consultant, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
    -Nicolai Kolding, senior vice president, Corporate Development at Realogy Holdings Corp.
  • How to compete with Compass and Redfin
    They are here to stay — how do you compete with them when they come to your market?
    -Genevieve Concannon, broker/owner, Advon Real Estate
  • Update on iBuyers, Opendoor, OfferPad and Instant Offers
    Some on-demand consumers are taking to these new models — what is new and what is the consensus on who is taking advantage of their services?
    -Kerry Melcher, Opendoor
    -Brian Bair, co-founder & co-CEO, OfferPad
  • The empowered agent: How the broker’s role is changing
    How do brokers redefine their services in an era where agents have most of the power?
    – Peggy Lyn Speicher, CEO, Speicher Group, Long and Foster
    – Karen Hall, principal broker, @home Real Estate
  • New ways of thinking about agent compensation
    Hear about the new 100-percent models and how they really work — no BS.
    -Wendy Forsythe, COO, HomeSmart
    -Stefani Berkin, president, The Berkin Team, Charles Rutenberg


If you’re an indie broker and want to be part of the conversation, we look forward to seeing you there.

Tickets are selling out quickly, so be sure to register today to save your seat.

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