Join us throughout the day as we share what’s happening behind the scenes, on stage, and in the hallways at Inman Connect San Francisco.


Join us throughout the day as we share what’s happening behind the scenes, on stage, and in the hallways at Inman Connect San Francisco.


5.10pm: That’s a wrap! Thanks so much for joining us throughout the day, and be sure to follow along with Wednesday’s live coverage tomorrow!


5.01pm: Watching the New Kids On The Block via the Livestream – Greg Robertson’s presenting his new cloud investor API program. All-cash, quick close homebuyers aka iBuyers are coming for everyone, everywhere.


4.47pm: From Blend CEO Nima Ghamsari in panel Blockchain: What Is It and Why Should I Care? – “I started thinking about this on my honeymoon with my wife, we were on the beach talking about blockchain” (via Emma Hinchcliffe)


4.40pm: via Petya Manning You have 8 seconds to hook people… start with the unusual, unexpected, action, or conflict.


4.35pm: via Patrick Kearns, Inman: Keller Williams, eXp spar over listing data startup Upstream Josh Team, Scott Petronis and Maëlle Gavet of Compass also discussed the merits of in-house and outside tech


4.32pm: via Marian McPherson, Inman: Kris Lindahl shares his journey from team leader to indie broker In May, Lindahl left Re/Max to create his own brokerage, Kris Lindahl Real Estate




4.13pm: via Pro: By asking questions, that’s the only opportunity to improve. Ask your clients after the transaction “What were the biggest obstacles and what can I do better?” – Ryan Green, VP of Product


4.03pm Networking is out in force in the ICSF Hilton lobby! (photo via Carl Franzen)


3.59pm: via Sean Carpenter on Twitter:  Sarita Dua sharing her 5 tips for better leverage of your CRM. #1 is it must be mobile. Your contacts are everywhere so when you meet them, can you immediately log that info to be used later?


3.34pm: via Billy Ekofo on Twitter: This conversation is fascinating. The last 5 minutes were absolutely brilliant. Keith Watts made a interesting comment regarding how agents place a minimal value on leads – given that they end up making such significant purchases.




3.25pm: Ambassador down, but not defeated!




3.05pm: via Veronika Bondarenko, Inman: Unstable markets, online leads: ICSF speakers discuss today’s biggest real estate challenges Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner discusses how to advise clients in an unpredictable market


3.30pm: via NextHome on Twitter: Takeaways from : “Have the willingness to try something new. It might just stick.”


3.02pm: via Emma Hinchcliffe, Inman: How agents can reach clients through voice assistants Voiceter Pro founders demonstrate the best way to reach clients using Amazon’s Alexa and other voice assistants


2.59: Live audience participation during Tech Connect (via Andrea Brambila):




2.27pm: via Billy Ekofo on Twitter: Hello from here at . just revealed their new signs – with embedded Bluetooth and driving directions (coming soon!). Two thoughts- it looks great. How much will this cost agents?


2.14pm: via Tara Christianson on Twitter A brand is much more than a logo – it’s the video, photos, and other content that’s delivered by both company and agents alike (and requires buy-in from agents!). – at


2.03pm: via Bret Calltharp on Twitter: Excited for tech connect with my friends and – at Hilton Grand Ballroom


1.53pm: via Nikki Beauchamp on Twitter: Brands who are successful don’t try to be everything to everyone – Cara Whitley


1.49pm: via Patrick Kearns, Inman: Redfin offers an under-the-hood look at product-building process Redfin’s Pei-Chin Wang discusses building a user-centric product at Inman Connect San Francisco 2018 seminar




1.32pm: via Tiffany Kjellander on Twitter: Warren Buffett builds assets. That’s how you build wealth. Right now at Agent Career Day




1.22pm: via Andrea Geller, on Twitter: Amazing keynote for the first CMO Connect . Talking about the digital delusion of the consumer. Only about 2% of purchases made last year on a mobile device.


1.19pm: via NextHome on Twitter: You learn something new every day!


1.13pm: via Andrea Geller, on Twitter: Exciting for the first CMO Connect at with and


1.10pm: via Veronika Bondarenko, Inman: How a Re/Max Realtor used livestreaming to start over after tragedy Sue Pinky Benson used Facebook Live to meet people in her new market of Fort Myers, Fla.


1.03pm: via Patrick Kearns, Inman: Big news out of Compass – Compass re-invents the real estate sign for the smartphone era: Compass is set to unveil a potentially groundbreaking new customizable real estate sign that its agents can control from their smartphone at Inman Connect San Francisco on Tuesday.


12.37pm: via Becky Boomsma on Facebook: Safety First at AgentConnect! Here, ER physician, Dr. Cho Illustratess a three step defensive move to remove threat. #AgentConnect #icsf#agentsafety


12.31pm: via Veronica Bondarenko: How one real estate agent went from active duty to selling homes Beau Beardslee of First Team Real Estate believes military discipline can help agents sell homes and draw clients


12.29pm: via Emma Hinchcliffe: How blockchain can be used for more than just transactions Blockchain has applications in real estate beyond financial transactions, Hacker Connect panelists said


12.25pm: via Andrea Geller on Facebook: Coldwell Banker Lunch & Learn represent!


12.18pm: via Carl Franzen: Inman editor Carl Franzen with Next Title business development manager Caitlin Henning at the Connect Hub


12.06pm: via Updater on Twitter: “Agents have the ability to see past the ugly to see the potential.” Thanks for a great session on active real estate investing at , !


11.59am: via Connecting B2C on Facebook: Watching two of our podcast guests, Rett Harmonand Kathy Fowler get physical! #icsf #inman#novusdefense #OKcUlater


11.53am: via Patrick Kearns, Inman Keller Williams, eXp spar over listing data startup Upstream: Josh Team, Scott Petronis and Maëlle Gavet of Compass also discussed the merits of in-house and outside tech


11.44am: via Brandon Doyle on Twitter: “It’s not quite the same watching live stream from office but still loving it!” (Inman ICSF Livestream)


11.41am: via Zurple: Communication is key to any healthy relationship! Friendship, romantic, platonic, business…learn to listen and to be understood!


11.40am: via Billy Ekofo on Twitter: Two of the smartest people in the industry having a conversation about the economic outlook of our industry. Thank you, for the deep knowledge, and for for the amazing conversation.


11.35am: JetClosing CEO and Inman’s Carl Franzen enjoying a coffee and discussing the startup’s recent $20 million funding round and expansion plans to California, Texas and Florida.


11.22am: via Moxi Works on Twitter: Lots of down in SF this week! Here’s some of the team starting it off at Hacker Connect 🙌


11.16am: via Andrea Brambila, Inman: Agents can show sellers iBuyer offers with new Cloud CMA feature: W&R Studios’ Cloud Investor Connect will allow agents to come to homesellers with an instant cash offer in hand


11.12am: via Katie Sax on Twitter: Agent Connect: find a brokerage that works for you, meet people, FB live fun or cool things in your area. If you’re not nervous, you aren’t trying. Be patient – Sue Pinky Benson


11.11 am: via Annette Anthony on Twitter: Great quote by Benson “Pinky Knows Naples”​ In the- Starting from scratch in a new market session. “If you’re not nervous, you’re not trying.” Be fearless and embrace tools that will connect you with people.


11.07 am: via Sam Debord on Twitter: Inman week geek news: 1. + mobile database-independent add/edit. 2. + mobile DB-independent edit. Who’s next in ?


10.45 am via Billy Ekofo on Twitter: “Morning from . Sitting at listening to interviewing Beau Beardslee about his experience bringing his military acumen to his real estate business. There is no shortcut to grunt work.”


10.37 am: via Cynthia Pang Nowak on Twitter: ““Keep it simple stupid. Don’t over complicate things, simplify so you can focus, when you’re focused you can execute much better.” — eXp CPTO’s advice on the interop and integration panel.”


10.24 am Amazing moment as there’s a standing ovation for veteran turned realtor Beau Beardslee.


10.12 am via Billy Ekofo on Facebook: Anyone interesting in learning more about real estate investing? Come on in, and learn from these ladies.


9.54 am: Inman’s Jasmine Franz and Deirdre Steinmetz holding down the fort in registrations, making hard work look easy!





9.52 am: Matthew Shadbolt reports that Agent Connect is a full house…


As is Hacker Connect.


9.02 am: Hello and happy first day of ICSF ’18! Carl Franzen here, editor in chief of Inman. I’ll be running our liveblog coverage this morning. We’ve got a jam-packed first day of sessions at the Hilton Union Square. If you’re not in attendance but you are a Select Subscriber and want to watch our livestream, tune-in here.

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Here I am in a selfie with Natasha Pegnim, strategic growth manager at Compass in the North Bay, in the Connect Hub.

Last night the editorial team got together for a brainstorming session at a local Breather rental conference room and then went for drinks at Pagan Idol, a nearby tiki bar, and then out to dinner at Dosa, a well-reviewed Indian fine dining restaurant.

Here’s an update from Matthew Shadbolt showing behind-the-scenes at Agent Connect with Wendy Forsythe and Joe Rand, moderators.

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