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.


4.03pm: Thanks so much for following along today – what an amazing set of sessions. Make sure you tune-in at 9am PDT tomorrow morning for more live coverage, and for those of you that want to watch the main sessions, remember there’s also our exclusive livestream.


3.58pm: via Marci James on Twitter: Loved meeting the amazing this week! Great job on stage Adelina! 😘 And you too ! The two of you rocked!


3.39pm: via Julie Tambussi on Twitter: No surprise that there’s a full house for this session – “How To Train Your Team So Well You Can Take a Real Vacation”.




3.20pm: via Andrea Geller, Instagram: Who knew? @thatpeterbrewer is for rent! #ICSF#RentMe #Ambassador


3.18pm: via Debbie Biery on Twitter Love this serious – these women are awesome!


3.01pm: via AllThings BHGRE on Twitter: Panel discussing how to “get agents to use the leads you are paying for”


2.58pm: via Billy Ekofo on Twitter: We are talking now about training your team so that you can take a real vacation in the . One key takeaway- we don’t have to be masters at everything before making the right hire. Create autonomy in order to empower your employees to give you the best.


2.53pm: via Molly McKinley on Facebook: Next up, Valerie Garcia! Can’t wait to launch season 2 of First Person! In case you’ve missed Season 1, check it out here






2.30pm: via Billy Ekofo on Twitter: Interesting discussion here at the about hiring the right people on your team. The current panel is a strong advocate for the Case Method (Think Consulting interview). How do you hire your team? What method do you use to hire? – at Hilton San Francisco Union Square


2.12pm: Andrea Brambila, Inman: Gary Keller slams real estate startups, refuses to sit down The co-founder of Keller Williams took to the stage of Inman Connect San Francisco to warn that Redfin, Opendoor and others would ditch agents if they could


1.47pm: Patrick Kearns, Inman: Redfin CEO addresses the industry’s role in perpetuating housing segregation, Kelman commits to hiring more agents of color to address racial segregation in real estate


1.35pm: via Julie Tambussi on Twitter: We had such a great group of people at our Ambassador Lunch today at . Loved chatting about marketing + indie brokerages with you all!


1.10pm: via Andrea Geller on Facebook: #ICSF Ambassador Micro Networking Lunch. So much fun meeting people from all over the US and Canada. We all made some new friends and spent time with some people we already love!


1:02 p.m.: We’re breaking for lunch now, but check out this pic from the Wall St. panel discussion featuring Mauricio Umansky, CEO of The Agency; Clelia Peters co-founder and advisor at Warburg Realty and MetaProp; and Andrew Left, an activist short seller, author, and editor at Citron Research.

Wall St. panel at Inman Connect San Francisco

Credit: Scott Chernis/Inman

And this pic from Chelsea Peitz, president and co-founder of The Agent Marketer from her well-reviewed debut session, “I Am Social, and Social Is Me.”

Chelsea Peitz at Inman Connect San Francisco

Credit: Scott Chernis/Inman

Also a big shoutout and thanks to our on-site photographer Scott Chernis, who has previously photographed presidents and other notables.

12:29 p.m.: Read our full and continually updating recap of Gary Keller’s talk at Inman Connect San Francisco here: Gary Keller slams real estate startups, refuses to sit down

11:55 a.m.: Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin is speaking now on the issues of race and housing discrimination in real estate. Audience members are welcoming the frank and constructive talk on how real estate can do better:

Glenn Kelman ICSF 2018

Credit: Scott Chernis/Inman

Before that, a large panel of leaders including Clelia Peters co-founder and advisor at Warburg Realty and MetaProp; Glenn Sanford Chairman, CEO and founder of eXp World Holdings; Eric Eckardt CEO of Purplebricks’ U.S. division; and Joshua Hunt, founder and CEO of discount brokerage Trelora, all discussed the new business models shaking up the industry.

Inman Connect SF 2018 Alice in Wonderland panel

Credit: Scott Chernis/Inman

11:02 a.m.: Keller and Inman’s discussion was equal parts insightful and entertaining:

10:52 a.m.: A firecracker of a panel, with attendees enjoying the debate between moderator and speaker. Full report on it coming soon on

10:48 a.m.: Moderator Brad Inman is struggling to get Gary Keller to sit with him. Keller cannot be contained!

Gary Keller at Inman Connect SF 2018

Credit: Scott Chernis/Inman

10:43 a.m.: The audience is eating up Keller’s words.

Credit: Scott Chernis/Inman

Credit: Scott Chernis/Inman

10:39 a.m.: Keller is speaking about the state of the industry and the tech-driven changes ahead:

10:35 a.m.: Gary Keller is on-stage in his first such appearance outside a Keller Williams event in 10 years:

Credit: Scott Chernis/Inman

Credit: Scott Chernis/Inman

Credit: Scott Chernis/Inman

10:19 a.m.: Energy is building for Gary Keller, who’s about to take the stage in the Grand Ballroom.

10:04 a.m.: The Parker Principles get a shoutout from “Design for Good: Architecture for Everyone” speaker John Cary.

9:52 a.m.: More updates from the opening panel, which was titled: “Real Estate in 2020: Here is What It Looks Like,” and featured: Clelia Peters, co-founder and advisor at Warburg Realty and MetaProp; Mike DelPrete, a strategic advisor of real estate tech; Brad Inman, founder of Inman; Jeremy Wacksman, president of the Zillow brand; and Vija Williams, CEO, Principal, The Vija Group at Keller Williams.


9:35 a.m.: Updates from the opening panel discussion:

9:33 a.m.: Lots of news already hit Inman this morning in advance of the conference start, from Compass launching its new Powered by Compass program to license tech out to other brokerages to Zillow Instant Offers expanding to Atlanta to Reali raising another $20 million. Follow along and get caught up on all these articles here.

9:22 a.m.: Brad Inman in his element on stage.

Brad Inman at Inman Connect San Francisco 2018

Credit: Scott Chernis/Inman

9:01 a.m: The Grand Ballroom is packed for the day’s sessions, where Inman founder Brad Inman just took the stage. “This is the best and brightest of the real estate industry,” he said.

Credit: Emma Hinchliffe/Inman

8:55 a.m.: Early risers are enjoying today’s “Meet the Leaders” networking session with industry titans from Keller Williams, Compass, Dotloop and more.

8:52 a.m.: Good morning! Everyone’s getting ready for Day 2 in San Francisco after a fun night to cap off Day 1.

Credit: Screenshot/ICSF app

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