It’s that time of year when real estate professionals and tech experts descend upon the Times Square Marriott Marquis for Inman Connect New York.
Inman Connect New York 2020 is residential real estate’s leading event, drawing hundreds of speakers to the Big Apple to discuss the state of the industry and how to succeed in an increasingly technologically driven world. From Jan. 28-31, hundreds of speakers will take the stage to inform and inspire attendees.
The Inman editorial team will be covering all the proceedings live from New York on our website. Check Inman.com for the latest articles from the conference.
Tuesday, January 28
Marketing heavy hitters from eXp, Sotheby’s and RE/MAX took the stage to kick off Inman Connect New York on Tuesday and discuss the top marketing trends, visions and tips for agents.
On the Inman Connect New York 2020 stage, Coldwell Banker CMO David Marine shared the process behind the company’s 40-year rebrand.
“The community aspect has always been really critical,” Grace Ouma-Cabezas said at this year’s Inman Connect New York.
A duo of real estate veterans share tips on dealing with type-A personalities at Inman Connect New York.
Consumers are gravitating to mobile phones, while new tech like voice interfaces and smart TVs are on the rise as well.
Breaking into the luxury property market takes a lot of money, but there’s one marketing factor that may be overlooked.
At ICNY 2020, brothers and luxury agents Roh and Ramin Habibi share how robust client databases keep their multi-million dollar businesses going.
Consumers are more empowered then ever today, but real estate industry leaders still believe agents will be able to thrive over the next decade.
“Change and disruption have become such buzzwords that it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that there are things that stay the same in the business,” Warburg Realty CEO Frederick Warburg Peters said.
Top luxe agents plan to spend four to five times more on digital marketing in 2020 than their less productive peers, according to an internal study of more than 1,000 real estate agents, said the Luxury Presence CEO Malte Kramer.
As the rise of instant buyer platforms continue, agents have kept themselves at the center of the transaction.
Climb co-founder Mike Choey reflects on how the firm grew from two guys in a loft to a top national brokerage before being shuttered earlier this year.
“Some people just want a check in the mail while other want to know who’s coming into their home,” Amie Quirarte said.
Watson Realty ERA President and CEO Ken Carter and BHGRE Company Lead Generation Director Jason Oberman shared what broker-owners can do to receive a better return on lead generation investments onstage at Inman Connect New York.
Wednesday, January 29
Nick Bailey, the chief customer officer at RE/MAX discusses sorting through the noise of disruption in the real estate industry at ICNY.
Now an agent at Warburg Realty, Allison Chiaramonte said she joined a top-producing team at a big brokerage but two years later felt ready to build her own brand.
After a year that saw revenue more than double, digital marketing company Ylopo announces the launch of DyVa to automate video creation and advertising for agents at Inman Connect New York.
Mike DelPrete maps the growth of tech-enabled real estate brokerages and iBuyers from 2018 to 2020 at Inman Connect in New York.
Inman Connect New York at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square is where technology companies announce new products and listen to the ideas of real estate agents from all over the world.
During his opening speech at Inman Connect New York 2020, Brad Inman shared his thoughts on the future of the industry and how agents can take advantage.
HomeServices of America executive chairman Ron Peltier urged real estate professionals to focus on the customer experience if they want to survive a changing industry.
The Engel & Völkers agent shows real estate what resilience looks like.
Most consumers would theoretically be willing to use the same agent multiple times, but in practice few actually do. Real estate leaders shared tips Tuesday for fixing that problem at Inman Connect New York.
Serhant, an agent and Bravo TV star, sells roughly a home a week through connections he makes on social media. Now he’s tackling TikTok.
The team behind the three-year Long Island housing discrimination investigation revealed behind the scenes information while challenging agents to fight segregation.
Multiple real estate industry leaders agreed Wednesday that the next decade will see agent ranks winnowed down.
The announcement even briefly brought Gary Keller back to the Inman Connect New York stage, albeit in video form.
During an ICNY panel, leaders from several startups revealed that consumers have little interest in closing on a home in 24 hours; instead, they want a frictionless transaction.
The partnership between Chime and Curaytor announced at Inman Connect New York should offer customers a powerful way to find and nurture listing leads with sleek, IDX-backed web marketing.
Discrimination in real estate is a problem that is not going away, Valerie Alexander, CEO of Speak Happiness, pointed out at Inman Connect New York 2020.
Industry leaders debated Wednesday at Inman Connect New York if agents should choose their tools, or if a brokerage should step in.
“The vast majority of what we do will disappear into the regular tools agents use every day,” Compass CTO Joseph Sirosh said on stage at Inman Connect New York.
More and more agents are likely to be employees, rather than independent contractors, in the future, according to panelists at Inman Connect New York Wednesday.
Industry executives share the challenges of protecting data while pushing innovation during a panel discussion at ICNY 2020.
Two brokers share the technology products they’ve implemented successfully in the last year at Inman Connect New York 2020.
Thursday, January 30
The new Cash Close product is meant to make consumers more nimble and competitive and is the latest turn in HomeLight’s evolution as a transaction streamlining company.
At ICNY, experts shared the top tech trends agents need to know for the decade ahead — think “super” apps, more voice control and better online leads.
PrecloseGO is a sleek, super-simple way for transaction coordinators to manage the escrow process, interact with buyers and sellers, and take the deal to the finish line.
RE/MAX Select President, Conversion Monster Founder and Boomtown executive come together to share best practices and concerns about agent accountability to provided leads.
Gensler Co-Managing Principal Joseph Brancato shared how driverless cars will improve walkability and reclaim city space for people onstage at ICNY.
Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider, RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos and EXIT Realty CEO Tami Bonnell discussed self-care and consumer service at Inman Connect New York.
Miami Agent Nick Quay argued Thursday that real estate professionals can thrive by helping their clients understand how climate change will impact them.
“It’s worth taking the time” said “Money Whisperer” Joe McLean onstage at Inman Connect New York, in a panel titled “Why Trust is the Key to Financial Success.” The panel concluded that your primary goal should always be to build trust with clients.
Don’t miss your opportunity to lead — from the front or from the bench.
The game-like environment serves as the growing brokerage’s campus — and eliminates the need for a brick and mortar operation.
Stephen Schwarzman shares lessons he learned from the recession and being the one-time largest owner of single-family real estate in the country.
Dropping agents from your team can be one of the toughest things a leader has to do. But it could provide you team a boost.
“Grow when your hair’s on fire,” Keller Williams broker Sarita Dua said at Inman Connect New York on a panel focused on knowing when and how to grow teams.
A pair of industry leaders argued Thursday at Inman Connect New York that NAR’s recently approved Clear Cooperation Policy will ultimately be good for everyone.
Berman and Pollinger co-founder Chris Pollinger shares how to build a dynamic team by focusing on agents’ strengths.
Brokers and team members sounded off on agent compensation at Inman Connect New York.
Jon Coile, who is also a vice president at HomeServices of America, said Thursday that today’s boundaries around MLS data make little sense.
Drew Uher, CEO of agent matching company HomeLight, suggests five must-have “apps” agents should offer consumers in their “app store.”
The managing partner of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, believes New York City’s market improved when brokerages started sharing active listing data. Now they need to fix the sales data black hole.
Friday, January 31
Compass and WeWork both took massive amounts of cash from Softbank, but experts say the two companies are actually quite different.
Paul Hurst, the vice president of venture investments at First American, advises that companies are more likely to get consumers to use affiliated services if they use W2 agents.
Experts said Friday that the multiple listing service landscape is likely to see continued technology innovation, as well as consolidation in the future.