Three years ago, I was a graduate student in Missouri, and I was bracing myself for an impending snowstorm — something that is a rarity in my home state of Oklahoma. I bought a heavy coat, boots, wool socks and even a cute, furry hat to sport around campus. Unfortunately, in the midst of shopping for myself, I forgot to shop for my car. A couple days later, I found myself struggling to get home in six inches of snow.
This past October, Brett Hagler won the hearts of our Luxury Connect attendees and Inman readership with his non-profit, New Story. In the course of a few days, we were able to raise $18,000 to help New Story continue their work of helping families on the brink of homelessness in Haiti.
Today, December 7, at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET, we’re hosting a Facebook Chat with Brett Hagler of New Story Charity. Faithful Inman readers and Connect attendees may remember Hagler from our Luxury Connect conference in Beverly Hills this past October. Hagler’s mission captured the hearts of our attendees, and we raised $18,000 to help build homes for Haitian families.
Our newest initiative, Inman Local, will be launching on November 2 to six markets: Chicago, Washington D.C., Miami, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Leading up to the launch date, we’ll be getting you acquainted with the history and personality of each locale. First up: Chicago.
Today at 1 p.m. PDT/4 p.m. EDT, we’ll be welcoming the second guest of our Facebook chat series, Mauricio Umansky. Mauricio is no stranger to the Inman family, and he’ll be sharing his knowledge and insights with us on Oct. 21–22 at Luxury Connect.
According to a recent article by contributor Jordan Scheltgen, “Eighty-five percent of homebuyers would use the same agent again in the future or recommend to their friends and family, but only 15 percent of people end up using the same agent multiple times.”
Our Connect events are renowned for the education and motivations attendees experience — but they take up only 10 days of the year. What can you do with the other 355 days to keep the lessons you learned and the connections you made alive? Here’s the best possible substitute for Connect: Join our Coast to Coast Facebook group.
We had our first Inman News Facebook Chat with Samantha DeBianchi of “Million Dollar Listing Miami,” and our followers showed up and showed out with over 60 questions for Samantha to answer. Here are some highlights from today’s chat