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Tuesday, August 2
 

7:00am

8:00am

Partner Showcase
Tuesday August 2, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
2. Grand Ballroom A

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

Learning Lab - The MarTech Salon: Smart Talks About Big Ideas in Marketing & Technology

9:00 am
Introduction and Networking

9:45 am
Welcome
Why are we bringing dozens of vendors into 1 room? To take over the world..
David Friedman, CEO and Founder, Boston Logic

10:15 am

Panel: Ins and outs, How Capital Markets Approach Real Estate Tech

One day, you'll probably want to sell your RE Tech company. Understanding capital markets, where they sit and how they work, is critical. Navigating these waters well can yield millions in valuation. In this session, you'll hear from folks who dwell in these trenches every day.

Moderating: David Friedman, CEO and Founder, Boston Logic
Panel of acquirers and Investment Bankers


11:00 am

Building an RE Tech Company

What does it take to start and build a RE tech company not only to succeed but to scale? The Real Estate industry presents a unique landscape for tech startups, hear from founders who have built a company and a path to success.

Greg Robertson, Founder, W&R Studios

David Friedman, CEO and Founder, Boston Logic

12:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00 pm

Panel: Succeeding Amongst Giants

Joe Schutt leads a panel of small brokerage leaders who are beating the competition. Learn how boutiques are making an impact in top markets traditionally dominated by large players; hint: It ain’t lawn signs.

Moderating: Joe Schutt

Stacie Staub, Live Urban Real Estate

Sara MacLennan, Liv Real Estate

Kyle Klain, Barker Realty

2:00 pm

Panel: Young Guns - New Technology Disrupting the Way We Used to do Things

What does innovation look like in Real Estate Tech? Meet four young companies that are bucking tradition and changing the way we attract, meet, communicate with and engage buyers and sellers.

Moderating: Spencer Taylor, Director of Business Development, Boston Logic

Melissa Kwan, CEO, Spac.io

Molly McKinley, CMO, Adwerx

Mark Tepper, VP of Sales, Matterport

Kailyn Wilson, Matterport

2:45 pm

Driving Massive Growth with Simple Systems

This session will layout a tech/marketing focused, high-level framework that is time tested and proven to create amazing results, that agents can follow. We will also share the top 10 reasons why agents fail to execute strategically, and share insights to improve implementation and help grow results in your business today.

Matt Fagioli, CEO, XPlode

3:30 pm

Become a Mind-Reader, Use the Data You Have Today to Get Valuable Insight
on Your Customers

Are your agents managing too many leads? Data can cut down their workload by analyzing user behavior and helping identify likely buyers. Join Scott Petronis from Onboard Informatics, as he talks about consumer intelligence and its impact on your business….and your time.

Scott Petronis, Chief Product Officer, Onboard Informatics

4:00 pm

Race to the Bottom: How Agents Are Growing Their Competitors’ Businesses

Instead of partaking in the quantity over quality mindset, cutting corners to close more business, and competing for your potential customers' attention with a half dozen other pay-to-play agents who they think look exactly like you, why not be different? Race to the top, not the bottom. Avoid doing what everyone else is doing and be remarkable using these strategies to create a sustainable business and lifetime customer loyalty.

Rachel Allard, VP Operations, Union Street Media


9:00am

Learning Lab - Breaking Bad Digital Marketing Habits
9am-9:45am
The Periodic Table of Digital Marketing
Just as the world we live in is made up of various elements that work together to
create and sustain life, so too is the world of marketing. Join us for an interactive
session where we break down current marketing strategies to discover which
elements are missing, underutilized and/or unnecessary; and then reconstruct
the initiative to yield better results.  
Jeff Corbett, Director of Industry Relations & Rivers Pearce, Director of Marketing

10am-10:45am
Essential Elements of Marketing Technology
In today's fast-paced and always-on world, cutting through the noise and
competing for consumer attention is harder than it's ever been. It's no longer a
viable business model to keep your marketing strategies and tactics locked in
silos. In this session, Rivers will show you how to build a “MarTech” blueprint,
which will in turn allow you to produce marketing that meets the expectations of
the modern consumer.
Rivers Pearce, Director of Marketing

11am-11:45am
Breaking Bad Content Strategies in A Data Rich World
From Zillow to Upstream to the rapid advance of cognitive technology, join us for
an insightful journey detailing how non-industry innovations of the recent past
influenced recent inter industry innovations that promise to create a truly
consumer-driven real estate industry. Learn why technology's original purpose
rarely resembles its ultimate impact, why content is still king.
Jeff Corbett, Director of Industry Relations

12pm-2pm
Breakdown with BoomTown
Have burning questions about digital marketing trends or want to know what’s the
latest and greatest Google and Facebook trends? Now’s your chance to swing by
for in informal chat or one on one session with the experts.

2pm-2:45pm
Essential Elements to a Successful Real Estate Team
Building, running and scaling a real estate team can and has been tried literally
hundreds of different ways with mixed results. However we’ve uncovered some
essential elements common to a majority of successful real estate team models.
We’ll discuss what goes into identifying and aligning the complex attributes of
culture, leadership, innovation and marketing; All requirements to create a
healthy sustainable ecosystem that is a successful business.
Jeff Corbett, Director of Industry Relations

3pm-3:45pm
Essential Elements of Marketing Technology
In today's fast-paced and always-on world, cutting through the noise and
competing for consumer attention is harder than it's ever been. It's no longer a
viable business model to keep your marketing strategies and tactics locked in
silos. In this session, Rivers will show you how to build a “MarTech” blueprint,
which will in turn allow you to produce marketing that meets the the expectations
of the modern consumer.
Rivers Pearce, Director of Marketing

4pm-4:45pm
The Periodic Table of Digital Marketing
Just as the world we live in is made up of various elements that work together to
create and sustain life, so too is the world of marketing. Join us for an interactive
session where we break down current marketing strategies to discover which
elements are missing, underutilized and/or unnecessary; and then reconstruct
the initiative to yield better results.  
Jeff Corbett, Director of Industry Relations & Rivers Pearce, Director of Marketing

Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
5. Learning Lab Sponsored by Boomtown - Franciscan Ballroom

9:05am

You Have Two Choices: Change your Habits or Kill Your Business
A lightning rod for thinking about your business differently, Sasha will share 5 strategies for how to create a business of resilience and consistency, and why you should do it BEFORE you have to.

Speakers
avatar for Sasha Farmer

Sasha Farmer

Owner and REALTOR, The Sasha Farmer Team at Montague, Miller & Company
Sasha Farmer is a residential REALTOR® in Charlottesville, VA and the Vice President of Montague, Miller & Company, REALTORS®, a 100+ agent firm that services Central Virginia. She runs a 5 person real estate team, The Sasha Farmer Team, and was recently selected by REALTOR® magazine as one of the Top 30 REALTORS Under 30 and was recognized on the list of 2015 Inman Top 101 Real Estate Influencers in the nation. Sasha speaks and... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:05am - 9:15am
3. Agent Connect - Grand Ballroom B

9:05am

9:10am

Making the Switch: From Indy to Franchise to Indy

Crazy making choices when it comes to what's you, what's your brand, and how to leverage a franchise or your indy freedom.


Speakers
avatar for Laurie Weston Davis

Laurie Weston Davis

CEO, Broker and Realtor, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Lifestyle Property Partners
Laurie is a licensed NC Realtor and CEO at Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Lifestyle Property Partners, a top brokerage in Pinehurst, NC. She also serves as social media director for Revaluate.  Davis was president in 2014 for the Pinehurst/Southern Pines Area Association Of Realtors,  and appointed to the NAR Social Media Advisory Board for 2016-2017 and NCAR Information Management Advisory Group for 2015. Davis has presented at... Read More →
avatar for Mark Spain

Mark Spain

Chairman & CEO, Mark Spain Real Estate
Mark is a driven real estate executive passionate about helping people “live a big life.” He is known for his relational and motivational leadership style and for challenging his team to grow and pursue excellence. | | He is a second generation real estate agent and entrepreneur. His firm, Mark Spain Real Estate, has grown to over 100 employees and sales of $290 million. | | Mark is a sought after communicator and keynote... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:10am - 9:20am
4. Broker Connect - Imperial Ballroom

9:15am

A Day in the Life of a Successful Agent: Hour by Hour.

A daily roadmap to success, what to do and what not to do


Speakers
avatar for Katie Maxwell

Katie Maxwell

Managing Broker, Intero Real Estate Services, Houston, Texas
Katie is the Vice President of Intero Real Estate Services in Houston, Texas. Katie oversees the business and production of all three Houston offices including a fourth set to open in early 2014. She, along with her team, have built a brokerage described as a “Swanky, techie, innovative, boutique real estate company where the experience sells you before the agents do”. By understanding the importance of hyper local... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:15am - 9:30am
3. Agent Connect - Grand Ballroom B

9:20am

Recruiting and Retaining Top Agents
Where to find, screen and motivate them to join you. Then the hard part, keeping them.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Drussel

Aaron Drussel

CEO & Co-Founder, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Influence Partners
A true entrepreneur at heart with a flair of the creative when it comes to problem solving.  Since entering real estate in 2001, he has built up a successful real estate team in Utah. His desire to help others lead to the creation of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Influence Partners in the Salt Lake City market.  His brokerage prides itself on per agent production and see themselves as the Navy SEALs of real estate.   Aaron... Read More →
avatar for Rainy Hake

Rainy Hake

Executive Vice President, Alain Pinel Realtors
Rainy Hake has over 15 years of experience in the real estate industry. While the majority of her professional experience is concentrated in marketing and brand strategy for the luxury real estate industry, she also has extensive experience in strategic business and marketing consulting. During her career, Ms. Hake has acted as international brand strategy consultant for some of the world's leading business brands including L'Oreal Paris, Wells... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:20am - 9:40am
4. Broker Connect - Imperial Ballroom

9:30am

How To Use Video to Get Listings & Enthrall Buyers

Everyone is doing video, but who to do it right so it is worth the investment.


Speakers
avatar for Ben Bacal

Ben Bacal

Agent, Rodeo Realty, Founder, Roofshoot
Ben Bacal has become a clear leader in Southern California’s luxury real estate business. Selling over a billion dollars in residential real estate, he has carved his niche and driven prices in the most prominent neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Building his real estate empire from the ground up, Ben was recently ranked #9 in the nation by The Wall Street Journal for individual sales volume. Ben is best known for his role in skyrocketing... Read More →
avatar for Peter Lorimer

Peter Lorimer

Founder/CEO, PLG Estates
Former hit record producer turned real estate mogul Peter Lorimer, a Brit, has been a a consistent and significant top producer in the Beverly and Hollywood Hills property arena for over a decade, serving the more creatively minded residents. Peter is the owner of uber trendy PLG Estates, which fuses together the art of handling incredibly delicate and private VIPs while giving all clients the feeling of being "inside the velvet rope," just... Read More →
avatar for Amy Youngren

Amy Youngren

Partner & Sales Representative, Keller Williams Referred Urban Realty
With over 12 years experience in the industry – both corporate partnerships & sales – Amy brings a successful flare to real estate that only her vibrant personality (and contagious laugh) combined with industry knowledge can offer. On average, properties are marketed and sold by Amy in nine days or less, ranking her in the Top 25 individuals for Keller Williams Realty Canada* and her team in the Top 10. She keeps her workaholic... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:30am - 9:50am
3. Agent Connect - Grand Ballroom B

9:35am

Linking Up: What it Takes to Build Your Business Network Online
Speakers
avatar for Italina Kirknis

Italina Kirknis

Online Presence Expert & Speaker
As an Online Presence Expert & Speaker, Italina helps the Real Estate Community’s Top Realtors & Lenders upgrade their presence online through LinkedIn, Facebook, and Email Newsletters. Helping small names become Big Brands, she helps you get more visibility online and get more people to your open houses, driving a steady stream of clients to your business. You should know Italina is trained as an attorney; she... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:35am - 9:45am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

9:40am

New Broker Technology: Data, Security & Transaction

The back-end may seem boring but the right choices will make you money, no question.


Speakers
avatar for Matt Cohen

Matt Cohen

Chief Technologist, Clareity Consulting
Matt Cohen is a partner in Clareity Consulting, and has been consulting for over 20 years to the top Associations, MLSs, large brokerages and franchises - as well as a wide variety of technology companies that service the real estate industry. Matt has spoken at many industry events, has been published as an author in Stefan Swanepoel’s “Trends” report and other industry publications, and was honored by Inman News as one of... Read More →
avatar for Angie Vandenbergh

Angie Vandenbergh

Web Manager, Crye-Leike, Realtors
Angie Vandenbergh has worked in the Information Technology Department with Crye-Leike for over 16 years. She manages the team of in-house developers responsible for data, web development, applications, mobile, social media and online marketing for Crye-Leike's group of companies and 3000+ agents. She's worked hands on as a programmer and trainer and blends true tech with agent friendly tech speak and business why.


Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:40am - 10:00am
4. Broker Connect - Imperial Ballroom

9:50am

To Team or Not To Team? That is the Question

Not everyone thinks teams are the best thing since wifi hotspots. The pros and the cons from the experts


Speakers
avatar for Barr Haney

Barr Haney

Real Estate Professional, Pacific Union International
A sixth generation Marin County native, Barr’s clients benefit from his intimate knowledge of Marin by learning about all of the intricacies within the county. His passion for real estate translates to his enthusiasm for thoughtfully and creatively structuring deals. Always innovating and providing unrivaled service, Barr meticulously prepares his listings to maximize the sale value, while leveraging all avenues when searching for the right... Read More →
avatar for Mark Spain

Mark Spain

Chairman & CEO, Mark Spain Real Estate
Mark is a driven real estate executive passionate about helping people “live a big life.” He is known for his relational and motivational leadership style and for challenging his team to grow and pursue excellence. | | He is a second generation real estate agent and entrepreneur. His firm, Mark Spain Real Estate, has grown to over 100 employees and sales of $290 million. | | Mark is a sought after communicator and keynote... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 9:50am - 10:05am
3. Agent Connect - Grand Ballroom B

10:00am

How to Get Your Team to Adopt Technology
The tech options are overwhelming, the exact choices are difficult, and adoption is the hardest part.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Beaudry

Scott Beaudry

Broker, Universal Realty
Las Vegas native and the current Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors President, Scott Beaudry, is the Broker/Owner of Universal Realty, a prestigious independent brokerage founded in 1988. As a community-oriented professional, this award-winning UNLV Marketing grad has volunteered his time on multiple committees for many years. He was an MLS Chair, intimately involved with forms, finance, legislation, bylaws, technology, YPN, ethics and... Read More →
avatar for Mark McLaughlin

Mark McLaughlin

CEO, Pacific Union International
Mark A. McLaughlin is the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Union International, Inc. McLaughlin led the acquisition of Pacific Union in August 2009, and the brand enjoys an exclusive relationship with Christie’s International Real Estate, the premier global organization of residential real estate service firms. A visionary leader in the real estate industry for more than 20 years, the hallmark of McLaughlin’s... Read More →
avatar for Heidi Pay

Heidi Pay

Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty
Heidi Pay is Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty in Marin County. Heidi joined Decker Bullock in 2011 and grew the business from 30 agents to 175 agents, in addition to 25 staff in nine Marin locations.  Since taking over management of the company it has achieved the unprecedented growth in Marin, moving from Number #6 in Market Share to Number #1 in 2015.  With over $2 billion in... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:00am - 10:20am
4. Broker Connect - Imperial Ballroom

10:05am

Converting Leads into Lifelong Clients

Online prospects are aliens, but with the right approach you can make them customers. Here is the blueprint.


Speakers
avatar for Keith Dunham

Keith Dunham

CEO, Homecity Real Estate
After 16 years as the Director of Operations at MCI/Verizon, Keith Dunham left the telecommunications industry to focus on real estate technology. He successfully started the Austin branch of Zip Realty before joining the HomeCity team in 2011. Since then, he’s used his acquired leadership skills and knowledge to transform the company into a powerful, technology-driven brokerage, with an undeniable edge on the competition. By merging... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Forsythe

Wendy Forsythe

EVP-Head Of Global Operations, Carrington Real Estate Services
Wendy Forsythe has leveraged her passion for real estate, technology and branding to help build successful real estate networks in both Canada and the United States. Since joining Carrington Real Estate Services in 2012 as Executive Vice President/Head of Global Operations the company has more than quadrupled in size. Forsythe is responsible for the operations and growth of the brokerage which today has over 2400 agents across the country. In... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Markarian

Kevin Markarian

Broker, Marker Real Estate
Kevin Markarian had enjoyed success as a top San Francisco realtor, yet he spotted an opportunity to disrupt the industry with a fresh approach to lead generation and lead conversion. Founded in 2014, Marker Real Estate achieved rapid success as one of the nation’s most innovative companies. Word is spreading in industry circles about Marker’s unique approach to digital marketing communications via a transparent, inclusive... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Todd

Amanda Todd

CEO/Founder, Amanda Todd Real Estate Group
Amanda Todd began her Real Estate Career after being a stay at home mom a majority of her adult life. In 2014 Amanda joined a local Brokerage and found immediate success in Real Estate. With a love for the fast paced environment of Real Estate sales and unmatched determination to provide for her family as a single mother, she completed 25+ transactions in her first full year as a Realtor, and landed on the national stage, dubbed the Million... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:05am - 10:30am
3. Agent Connect - Grand Ballroom B

10:20am

Power of the Peloton – Building your “Pack” to Accelerate Performance

Every cyclist knows the power of the peloton. The peloton can travel faster, and farther with less energy; and a strong, coordinated team can wreck havoc on the competition. Learn how to apply the peloton concept to your real estate business to accelerate your performance, reduce your workload and beat out the competition.


Speakers
avatar for Ginger Wilcox

Ginger Wilcox

Chief Industry Officer, Sindeo
As Sindeo’s Chief Industry Officer, Ginger Wilcox is at the forefront of the innovation that is taking the mortgage space by storm. Sindeo’s value proposition calls for leveraging technology to streamline the mortgage application process for consumers, while offering access to a deep marketplace of lenders selected to fit each borrower’s unique financial situation. A startup veteran and recognized leader in the real estate... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:20am - 10:30am
4. Broker Connect - Imperial Ballroom

10:30am

Stop Thinking Like a Salesperson
Think and act like a hustler? That is how your customers will view you, treat you and you won’t have many long term relationships to create asset value for your hard work.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha DeBianchi

Samantha DeBianchi

Founder and REALTOR, DeBianchi Real Estate + SamSpeaks! Coaching
Samantha (Sam) DeBianchi founded DeBianchi Real Estate in July 2011, knowing that her unique background in hospitality and passion for real estate could help her provide the market with an innovative real estate buying and selling experience second to none. Sam has represented a number of athletes, entrepreneurs, investors and locals and provides all of her clients with the best-in-class service. | | Her drive for excellence coupled with her... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Rand

Joseph Rand

General Counsel and Managing Partner, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate – Rand Realty
Joseph Rand is the general counsel and managing partner for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate – Rand Realty, one of the largest companies in the New York region with 30 offices, 800 agents, and closing over $1.5 billion in real estate transactions in 2013. His primary responsibility is managing the company’s career development and education programs, principally based on a concept he has pioneered called “Client-Oriented Real... Read More →
avatar for Nick Segal

Nick Segal

CEO, Founding Partner, Partners Trust
Nick Segal is co-founder and CEO of Partners Trust — a discerning and conscientious Los Angeles-based real estate brokerage that has grossed more than $7 Billion in sales since its inception in 2009. A nationally renowned real estate agent and noted speaker, Nick was recently named as one of Variety Magazine’s Los Angeles Real Estate Elite. | | Since launching Partners Trust, Nick has led the company from its five founding partners... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:30am - 10:50am
3. Agent Connect - Grand Ballroom B

10:30am

Making Service Part of Your Business
Charity, volunteer work, fundraising? What is an ideal menu for giving? The why and how.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Pinal

Caroline Pinal

Co-Founder, Giveback Homes
Fueled by a passion for social entrepreneurship, Caroline Pinal helped create Giveback Homes to empower the real estate industry to turn their everyday business into an opportunity for social good. Pinal and team deliver innovation and impact to their network of like-minded agents, brokerages, as well as real estate technology and service providers, which are the driving force behind the movement to provide safe homes for families throughout... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:30am - 10:50am
4. Broker Connect - Imperial Ballroom

10:50am

Tech Wrangler: Putting the Tech Puzzle Together to Win

You need a strategy, a plan, and then everything falls into place.


Speakers
avatar for Edward Berenbaum

Edward Berenbaum

President and CMO, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Edward Berenbaum co-founded Redwood Realty as an independent residential brokerage company in 2002. Through innovative marketing and an appreciation for the art of Real Estate, what is now CENTURY21 Redwood Realty, has seven offices throughout the Washington, DC/ Northern Virginia market. Edward’s passion—and the focal point of his work—is his firm’s web products, which are produced in-house and focus on an... Read More →
avatar for Mark Choey

Mark Choey

Co-Founder, Partner, CTO, Climb Real Estate
Mark is co-founder, partner, CTO of Climb Real Estate and helped lead Climb to being one of the top residential real estate brokerages in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mark has led the business strategy and development of CLIMB since its inception in 2007 first as a sales group and later as an independent brokerage in 2010. Today, CLIMB is among the top real estate brokerages in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally recognized as an... Read More →
avatar for Enrique Teran

Enrique Teran

Founder, Avanti Way Realty
Enrique Teran was born into the real estate industry. His participation as a kid in his family real estate business helped shape a solid mind-set of inspiration and understanding on the opportunities to transform the real estate industry and its processes. Having a strong computer background, he went on to acquire a degree in Management and Information Systems to solidify his computer knowledge. Immediately after graduating in 2000 he acquired... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:50am - 11:10am
4. Broker Connect - Imperial Ballroom

10:50am

Top Producers Who are Killing It

Hard work? A strategy? A plan? What makes the successful ticks? What are their secrets.


Speakers
avatar for Todd Montgomery

Todd Montgomery

Agent, Climb Real Estate
A California native and San Francisco resident for over 22 years, Todd began his career in real estate to provide unbiased guidance and support to urban professionals looking to buy and sell homes throughout San Francisco. Todd offers dedicated and highly responsive support to home buyers throughout the purchasing process, beginning with an appraisal of objectives and challenges, a thorough education on financial options and the current market... Read More →
avatar for Neal Ward

Neal Ward

Agent, McGuire Real Estate
Spend any amount of time with Neal Ward, and you understand why, for nearly three decades, discerning clients have sought him out to assist them with the buying and selling some of the finest homes in the San Francisco Bay Area.  You'll also notice that with Neal, each client is treated as if they were his only client, each listing handled with the highest respect and an exquisite attention to detail. Small wonder, then, that Neal has been... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:50am - 11:20am
3. Agent Connect - Grand Ballroom B

11:10am

Creating a Deeper Connection With Consumers

Many innovative brokers are using new strategies to build and sustain their customer relationships.


Speakers
avatar for Matthew Beall

Matthew Beall

CEO, Principal Broker, Hawaii Life Real Estate
I formed Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers with two partners in June of 2008. As both Principal Broker and CEO, I manage over 200 brokers, agents, and employees across 13 offices across the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii Life serves the entire state of Hawaii, conducting over 1400 transactions each year. We have more exclusive listings than any other brokerage in Hawaii and we conduct more transactions at or above a sales price of $3 million than any... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Levent

Kevin Levent

Broker, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers
avatar for Tiffany McQuaid

Tiffany McQuaid

President, McQuaid & Company Real Estate Services
Since opening its first office in Naples, Florida in May 2013, McQuaid & Company has grown its boutique office in just three years to become one of the Top 25 Real Estate Brokerage Firms, out of over 550, in the Southwest Florida Market. | | A multi-faceted organization, Tiffany has developed a unique business plan that works for her creative style adding a marketing and branding company, McQuaid Marketing, that adds a whole new dimension in... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 11:10am - 11:30am
4. Broker Connect - Imperial Ballroom

11:20am

Life Work Balance: The Illusive Dream

We all want it but who real has it. Is there a road map or is that another pipe dream?


Speakers
avatar for Rachel Adams

Rachel Adams

Realtor/Owner/Author, Keller Williams Realty
Rachel Adams is a fearless real estate entrepreneur who co-founded The Aitchison & Adams Real Estate Team with Keller Williams in Roseville, CA. Being in the real estate industry for only 3.5 years, she has sold over 350 units and $85+ million in sales volume. The Aitchison & Adams Team is ranked in the top 1% in their region and in 2015, Rachel was named Top 1000 agents in the US by The Wall Street Journal. In addition to running her... Read More →
avatar for Nina Rowan Heller

Nina Rowan Heller

Founder and CEO, Rowan Health Concepts
Nina Rowan Heller is a leading health consultant, trainer, and teacher. She is the founder and CEO of Rowan Health Concepts, which for more than 20 years has provided holistic wellness services to clients ranging from corporate executives to Olympic athletes. Trained as a mental health professional, Nina is passionate about personal growth and helping individuals find the energy, inspiration, and power they need to build a foundation that... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 11:20am - 11:40am
3. Agent Connect - Grand Ballroom B

11:30am

All My Agents are Retiring - What Do I Do?
The elephant in the room that no one talks about but that everyone needs to face head-on.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Rand

Joseph Rand

General Counsel and Managing Partner, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate – Rand Realty
Joseph Rand is the general counsel and managing partner for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate – Rand Realty, one of the largest companies in the New York region with 30 offices, 800 agents, and closing over $1.5 billion in real estate transactions in 2013. His primary responsibility is managing the company’s career development and education programs, principally based on a concept he has pioneered called “Client-Oriented Real... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 11:30am - 11:45am
4. Broker Connect - Imperial Ballroom

11:40am

How to Create Sexy Websites and More
Speakers
avatar for Greg Fischer

Greg Fischer

Principal Real Estate Broker, Fred Real Estate Group
I've spent 10 years in the real estate industry, as a property manager, launching my own real estate company, joining a software startup and most recently as a product marketer for realtor.com. My current endeavor is as a principal real estate broker with Fred Real Estate Group, providing advice and consultation for people interested in making Bend, Oregon their permanent home. I also consult with early stage real estate startups.
avatar for Raziel Ungar

Raziel Ungar

Agent, Burlingame Properties
Raziel specializes in the neighborhoods of Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo, Millbrae, San Carlos, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, Foster City and the surrounding areas in San Mateo County. He has earned an extraordinary reputation selling real estate by combining his enthusiasm and passion for first class service with rigorous market analytics and the utmost respect for business ethics. Through 10 years of experience, dozens of multiple-offer... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 11:40am - 12:00pm
3. Agent Connect - Grand Ballroom B

11:45am

12:15pm

Lab Coat Agents Learning Lab @ Connect
Nick Baldwin and Tristan Ahumada bring the Lab Coat Agents Learning Lab to Connect with practical how-to advice for agents. From marketing your listings on Facebook, to using video, to turning online reviews into leads, this unique session will give you new tools and ideas you can put to work instantly to grow your business.

Simple & Effective Video Marketing
Steve Pacinelli & Terry Waggoner

Getting Organic Leads w/ Client Reviews
Laura Monroe & Jason Walters

Luxury Marketing & Branding
Raj Qsar, Sergio Gonzalez & Amanda Todd

Facebook Lead Gen & Conversion/Follow Up
Nick Baldwin, Tristan Ahumada & Travis Thom 

Tuesday August 2, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
6. Lab Coat Agents @ Connect - Imperial Ballroom

2:00pm

2:00pm

CEO Connect: Learn, Mingle and Share
CEO Connect is by invitaiton only. 


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
8. CEO Connect - Off Site

2:05pm

The Latest with VR, 360, and Video
Consumer expectations are high and your choices are endless, but how do you deliver on the promise of a better visual experience for your listings?

Speakers
avatar for Bill Brown

Bill Brown

CEO, Matterport
For 25 years, Bill has turned cutting edge technologies into breakthrough businesses. Before Matterport, Bill was GM of Converged Consumer Solutions at Motorola Mobility, where he was responsible for connected home, device management, and mobile video solutions. Before that, he helped develop and execute a consumer strategy for 3D sensor provider Canesta, leading to its acquisition by Microsoft. Bill earned a BA and BS in Economics from... Read More →
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Mae Cheng

Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Mansion Global
Mae is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Mansion Global, Dow Jones' premiere news and listings site for luxury residential properties around the world. She is an award-winning reporter and editor who has been at the forefront of digital strategy efforts in newsrooms and has led a number of start-up initiatives.Most recently, she worked on the launch of a suite of professional-services content verticals at Dow Jones. In... Read More →
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Katharine Holland

Associate Broker/Top Producer/Real Estate Consultant, Zephyr Real Estate
Katharine Holland is a problem-solving steam engine hidden under Midwestern charm. Katharine has always been...different. As a teenager in her little home town of 4,000 people, she was reading the New York Times in the library and hailing cabs to go to high school baseball games. Smart, driven, inquisitive? You bet. Then, when she moved to the island of Key West after college, she fell in love with art, beauty, grace and style. The package was... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:05pm - 2:20pm
7. Tech Connect - Grand Ballroom B

2:20pm

How Does a Google Search Impact Real Estate?
Ignore the top search engine at your own risk, lots has changed.

Speakers
avatar for John Thornton

John Thornton

Partner Lead at Google, Google


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:20pm - 2:40pm
7. Tech Connect - Grand Ballroom B

2:40pm

Ten Technology Trends That Will Change Your business
What is coming next and why it is important.

Speakers
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Kristi Kennelly

National Speaker, Realtor.com
Kristi Kennelly, former Broadway performer and corporate executive, has been involved in real estate marketing and mortgage technology since 1998. Her focus is effective marketing and sales strategies, communication and how to best leverage technology to get it all done. Kristi has rejoined the Realtor.com team as a National speaker after spending 9 years leading the marketing department for Interthinx (sold to First American for $155 million... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:40pm - 3:00pm
7. Tech Connect - Grand Ballroom B

3:00pm

How Computer Vision is Reshaping Real Estate Search

Search is changing exponentially, the days of Google rankings are old news. What's new is visual and driven by artificial intelligence.


Speakers
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Andrew Flachner

CEO, RealScout


Tuesday August 2, 2016 3:00pm - 3:20pm
7. Tech Connect - Grand Ballroom B

3:20pm

Rethinking the Transaction: What We Have Learned

A radical new approach to the typical real estate transaction is changing how deals will be done. Get ready!


Speakers
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Jacqueline Moore

Arizona Real Estate Team Leader, Opendoor
For nearly a decade, Jacqueline has been a thought leader in the Real Estate Industry. A native to Phoenix, Jacqueline currently leads the Opendoor Real Estate Team, whose mission is to make residential real estate liquid, changing the traditional sales process by making it simple to buy and sell real estate online. | | Before Opendoor, she was Vice President of HomeSmart where she helped build and oversee the Arizona operations with 5,000... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 3:20pm - 3:40pm
7. Tech Connect - Grand Ballroom B

3:40pm

Savvy Agents and whats Winning in Tech

Agents who build their business around technology: front end, back end and marketing. How do they do it?


Speakers
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Amanda Todd

CEO/Founder, Amanda Todd Real Estate Group
Amanda Todd began her Real Estate Career after being a stay at home mom a majority of her adult life. In 2014 Amanda joined a local Brokerage and found immediate success in Real Estate. With a love for the fast paced environment of Real Estate sales and unmatched determination to provide for her family as a single mother, she completed 25+ transactions in her first full year as a Realtor, and landed on the national stage, dubbed the Million... Read More →
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Kenny Truong

Senior Sales Associate, Climb Real Estate
A Producer since 2011, Kenny is in the top 1% of agents in terms of number of homes sold in the East Bay. He has a passion for technology, and with increased open data, powerful marketing tools, and efficient systems being developed by new startups, Kenny is able to leverage these technological advances to better serve his clients. | | Although he's fairly new to the real estate scene, Kenny has a track record of over 100+ homes sold in just the... Read More →
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Vija Williams

CEO, Principal, The Vija Group - Keller Williams
Vija Williams is based in the Seattle area. She heads an award winning team of real estate specialists in the greater Seattle area focusing on the move-up and luxury segments. The Vija Team is the #1 residential resale real estate team at the Keller Williams Eastside office, and is in the top 1% of Keller Williams worldwide for volume sold. Keller Williams Worldwide has over 100,000 agents. | | Vija entered the residential real estate industry... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 3:40pm - 4:00pm
7. Tech Connect - Grand Ballroom B

4:00pm

Robots are Coming Soon: How it will change real estate

Get out of fear and get ready for the future, bots are here and they will rock your world.


Speakers
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Matt Murphy

Founder and President, Boston Virtual Imaging
Matt is the founder and president of Boston Virtual Imaging, the largest provider of real | estate media in New England. For over 10 years, he and his team have been creating | professional video, photography and floor plans for commercial and residential | brokerage firms. Matt is a software developer and consultant focused on solving some of the toughest | automation challenges relating to real estate media workflows. His work has focused... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 4:00pm - 4:15pm
7. Tech Connect - Grand Ballroom B

4:00pm

Connect Hub Happy Hour
Mix and mingle with your fellow conference-goers in the Connect Hub, near registration in the Yosemite Room!
(Cash bar)

Tuesday August 2, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Connect Hub in the Yosemite Room

4:15pm

Tech, Tools and Systems for Teams, Agents and Brokers

Some real estate technology is boring but essential to marketing and to closing fast and efficiently.


Speakers
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Peter Grace

Vice President of Sales, SmartZip
Peter is the Vice President of Sales at SmartZip and built up their high performing national sales team from 2 reps to over 50 today. His leadership and expertise in sales management and high tech startups across the valley has helped SmartZip achieve exponential growth over the last 5 years. | | Peter has more than 20 years of experience recruiting and managing successful sales teams across various industries including software, big data... Read More →
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Sarah Pickens

Mama Bear, The Kris Lindahl Team - RE/MAX Results
Sarah Pickens graduated as Salutatorian from Armstrong High School in Plymouth, MN the options for her were unlimited. Originally her dream was to go into medicine. Then at the age of 19, while in school, she got a position at RE/MAX Results. Once she got a taste of the real estate world – she was hooked. Since then she has never looked back; with 16 years of industry experience and 13 years of being a licensed agent she has experienced... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 4:15pm - 4:30pm
7. Tech Connect - Grand Ballroom B

4:30pm

What's Next for Texting?

The most used form of communication is texting but it is a missed opportunity by many agents and brokers


Speakers
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Yossi Langer

Principal, Iteration Group
Yossi Langer is Principal at Iteration Group, a product strategy, user experience, design, and software development consulting firm based in Los Angeles. Yossi runs the company day-today and manages all of the team members.Yossi is a world-class expert in user experience design, usability, and human factors for mobile and web applications. Yossi Previously held Product / UI / UX roles at Viacom, Fotolog, American Express, and AOL.At Viacom, Yossi... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 4:30pm - 4:45pm
7. Tech Connect - Grand Ballroom B

5:00pm

SoFi Happy Hour
Join SoFi for happy hour after the conference to share drinks and appetizers—and learn more about how your clients can get into their dream home with less money down. 

Limited space! Reserve your spot here.

Located in the Hilton Vista Lounge, Tower 1, 45th floor.

Tuesday August 2, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Vista Lounge Tower 1, 45th Floor

5:00pm

Sindeo & NerdWallet Happy Hour
Light bites and happy hour drinks. Conversations with top producers and real estate tech experts. An inside look at one of the coolest HQs in the city. Hear from NerdWallet andSindeo’s CEOs. Did we mention games? Ping pong, foosball and more!

Space is limited.  RSVP required at: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nerdwallet-sindeo-icsf-2016-happy-hour-tickets-26456985556

Tuesday August 2, 2016 5:00pm - 8:00pm
9. NerdWallet HQ - Off Site 901 Market Street, San Francisco
 
Wednesday, August 3
 

7:00am

Connect Hub & Registration Open
Wednesday August 3, 2016 7:00am - 5:00pm
1. Yosemite Ballroom

8:00am

Wake Up: The First Annual Connect Music Fest

Los Angeles based Dutch violinist Rachel Grace studied at the Royal Conservatory of the Netherlands and has been a pioneer in mixing virtuoso violin skills with electronic dance music.

Rachel recorded with and performed  with DJ Tiesto, Annie Lennox, Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, Juanes, Daughtry, Tonight Show, Jane the Virgin, Usher, Will.I.Am, Marc Anthony and many others. 

Don’t miss this one of a kind performance!



Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:00am - 8:45am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

8:00am

Partner Showcase
Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:00am - 6:00pm
2. Grand Ballroom A

8:30am

Learning Lab - The MarTech Salon: Smart Talks About Big Ideas in Marketing & Technology

8:30 am How Much is My Brokerage Worth?

Real estate brokerages have had an amazing run in recent years, and this run has prompted quite an active market for mergers and acquisitions. Sellers are cashing out and buyers are growing their market share, and the process of getting to that handshake is always a capital adventure. While valuing real estate brokerages evolves with the market cycles, there are some things that just don’t change. Find out what REAL Trends is seeing in today’s markets as they seek to pin fair market value to real estate brokerages.
Scott Wright, Manager of Business Analytics, REAL Trends

9:00 am
15 Alternative Real Estate Business Models: Which One Will Win?

Find out in this fast paced talk that includes a brief history of industry business models and the latest developments from the high-flying startups to the deep-pocketed companies coming into real estate. Don't miss it!
Jack Miller, CEO, T3

9:45 am
Your Videos Suck

Video is no longer the exception; it's the rule. With video being the highest weighted form of content available, what types of real estate videos get results?
Donnie Miller, VP Business Development, Vscreen

10:15 am
A Lead is a Client that Someone Else Lost

The broken-down lead machine and other thoughts on the future of real estate marketing. Change the way you think about leads and other real estate marketing tactics.
Brian Boero, Partner, 1000watt

11:00 am An Ace up Your Sleeve: The Growth of Team Technology

Teams have become a rapidly growing trend in the industry. In order for brokerages to continue to succeed they need to have the technology and processes in place to support the growth of teams. See what it takes to have an ACE up your sleeve.

Travis Saxton, VP, REAL Trends
David Friedman, CEO and Founder, Boston Logic

12:00 pm
Boston Logic Lunch’n’Learn
There's No Such Thing As a Free Lunch, But No Really: FREE Lunch!

1:00 pm
How Much Is My Team Worth?

Teams seem to be all the buzz in real estate these days, and indeed they’re proving to be quite a force in many ways. By conventional standards a team can be quite a profitable business model, but does it actually have intrinsic value that is scalable and transferable? Find out what teams are doing to build enduring value.
Scott Wright, Manager of Business Analytics, REAL Trends

2:00 pm
Panel: Is the Sales Funnel Dead? What it Means for Your Business and Future Marketing

Join a discussion led by Onboard President Jonathan Bednarsh on how consumers make purchase decisions in the age of the internet. A panel of industry leaders discuss the relevance of the sales funnel in today’s internet culture and what it means for your business. This group will have you thinking about sales in a whole new way.
Moderating: Jonathan Bednarsh, President, Onboard Informatics
Jennifer Marchetti, Chief Marketing Officer, BHGRE
James Dwiggins, CEO, NextHome
David Friedman, CEO and Founder, Boston Logic

2:30 pm
Customers Don’t Give a S*** About Data, They Care About Something Much More Personal

What can you steal from Amazon that will increase online engagement 40%? What is the single most important thing to consumers when making a purchasing decision? Take a break from panels and join us on this visual journey guaranteed to entertain, inspire, and leave you a little angry that you weren't doing some of these things sooner.
Erin Gilbert, Director of Marketing, Onboard Informatics
Jason McKeon, VP Sales, Onboard Informatics

3:00 pm
Panel: I Know Something You Don’t Know. How Big Data is Changing the Transaction

Meet three companies who are working with massive data sets to impact the way we target customers, allowing us to understand customers in a way we could only have dreamt of 5 years ago.
Moderating: Spencer Taylor, Director of Business Development, Boston Logic
Robbie Adler, President, Faraday
Mike Schneider, CEO, First.io
Marc Siden, CEO Onboard Informatics

3:30 pm
The Realty Austin Story

A rare glimpse into one of the fastest growing brokerages in the country. Hear input from their co-founder, marketing director, and director of online development.
Moderating: David Friedman, CEO and Founder, Boston Logic
Jonathan Boatwright, Co-Owner, Realty Austin
Brittanie MacLean, Marketing Director, Realty Austin
Jeff Burke, Director of Online Development, Realty Austin

4:00 pm
How to Find a Cause (Or Start Your Oown) That Aligns With Your Brand
Your brand isn't just a logo or words on a page; it's an organic representation of the value you offer to your clients and the community. How do you focus your social responsibility in a way that speaks to the values and goals of your business? In this panel, real estate professionals share how they have integrated their social responsibility into their businesses in a way that is both holistic and heartfelt. Learn how to identify a cause that is right for you that will resonate with those you are most interested in reaching.
Moderating: Caroline Pinal, Cofounder, Giveback Homes
Matt Beall, Hawaii Life Real Estate, CEO, Principal Broker
Greg Fischer, Fred Real Estate Group, Principal Real Estate Broker
Gloria Castellanos, The Agency, Luxury Real Estate Agent
Joe Curtis, Chief Operating Officer, Pango Group Escrow


Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 4:30pm
3. Learning Lab Sponsored by Boston Logic - Franciscan Ballroom

8:45am

Welcome: It is All About You and Your Relationships!

 A fiery straight shooter, Leigh will keep us on time for three days and engage us along the way.



Speakers
avatar for Leigh Brown

Leigh Brown

CEO, RE/MAX Executive Realty


Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:45am - 9:00am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

9:00am

The Bot v. The Brain: Who Wins in Life, in Real Estate?
In a world morphing at warp speed, Brad walks us through how the human brain cannot compete with robots when it comes to information but wins at nuance, authenticity, emotional complexity and relationships.

Speakers
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Bradley Inman

Publisher, Inman


Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:00am - 9:15am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

9:00am

Learning Lab - Breaking Bad Digital Marketing Habits
9am-9:45am
The Periodic Table of Digital Marketing
Just as the world we live in is made up of various elements that work together to
create and sustain life, so too is the world of marketing. Join us for an interactive
session where we break down current marketing strategies to discover which
elements are missing, underutilized and/or unnecessary; and then reconstruct
the initiative to yield better results.  
Jeff Corbett, Director of Industry Relations & Rivers Pearce, Director of Marketing

10am-10:45am
Breaking Bad Facebook Advertising Strategies
Think having a business page and boosting your posts equals a Facebook
marketing strategy? Join us for an enlightening session with Elena Kwei-Raley,
Client Solutions Manager at Facebook who will share actionable insights on how
to optimize the social network’s full suite of marketing opportunities.
Elena Kwei-Raley, Client Solutions Manager at Facebook

11am-11:45am
How Does Google’s Local Search Algorithm Work?
Local SEO expert, Andrew Shotland, will be presenting findings from a recent
study he and his company, Local SEO Guide, completed. They looked at 100+
factors across 30,000 businesses to try to figure out how local businesses can
rank better in Google. The results are surprising! This is truly a “don’t miss”
session from one of the leading experts in the local SEO space!
Andrew Shotland, Local SEO Expert

12pm-2pm
Breakdown with BoomTown
Have burning questions about digital marketing trends or want to know what’s the
latest and greatest Google and Facebook trends? Now’s your chance to swing by
for in informal chat or one on one session with the experts.

2pm-2:45pm
Micro moments: How to Win Customers in The Moments That
Matter
Raluca Monet, Strategic Partnerships Manager at Google

3pm-3:45pm
Essential Elements of Marketing Technology
In today's fast-paced and always-on world, cutting through the noise and
competing for consumer attention is harder than it's ever been. It's no longer a
viable business model to keep your marketing strategies and tactics locked in
silos. In this session, Rivers will show you how to build a “MarTech” blueprint,
which will in turn allow you to produce marketing that meets the the expectations
of the modern consumer.
Rivers Pearce, Director of Marketing

4pm-4:45pm
Breaking Bad Content Strategies in A Data Rich World
From Zillow to Upstream to the rapid advance of cognitive technology, join us for
an insightful journey detailing how non-industry innovations of the recent past
influenced recent inter industry innovations that promise to create a truly
consumer-driven real estate industry. Learn why technology's original purpose
rarely resembles its ultimate impact, why content is still king.
Jeff Corbett, Director of Industry Relations

Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
4. Learning Lab Sponsored by Boomtown - Franciscan Ballroom

9:15am

How Big Media Thinks About the Real Estate Opportunity
An acclaimed journalist, editor and media executive, Robert offers insights into the media business, the changing digital landscape and the power of platforms and content.

Speakers
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Robert Thomson

CEO, News Corp
An acclaimed journalist, editor and media executive, Robert offers insights into how political and economic events and technology platforms are changing things as we know them


Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:15am - 9:35am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

9:45am

A YIMBY, An Anarchist and a Radical View of Housing
A notorious activist, Sonja tells tales of infiltrating the Sierra Club, suing rich towns for housing exclusion and general in-your-face rebel rousing.

Speakers
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Sonja Trauss

Activist, San Francisco Bay Area Renters Federation
Sonja Trauss organizes pro-density renters in the San Francisco Bay Area. Housing shortage harms renters and benefits owners, yet, until SFBARF, there was no renters' organization agitating for upzoning or entitlement process reform.


Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:45am - 10:00am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

10:00am

Beyond the Facebook Page: People Powered Real Estate
With a new creative frontier ahead, Kelly Stonelake from the Facebook Creative Shop challenges us to think bigger about Facebook and Instagram to better connect with people and to drive your business.

Speakers
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Kelly Stonelake

Lead, Facebook Creative Shop
Kelly is a founding member of Facebook’s Creative Shop and has been developing ideas for clients leveraging Facebook and Instagram for more than seven years. Today, she leads a creative team that identifies marketing opportunities and then uses Facebook data to spark and shape creative campaigns aimed at driving brand and DR objectives.  Kelly and her team have built numerous campaigns that have delivered huge returns across the... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

10:00am

Learning Lab - Automated Marketing: Replicating Agent Best Practices
10:00 AM
Social Media Automation: Can it really be social?
With many agents starting to automate their social media activity, it's easy to forget the importance of 'social' in social networking. This session will give brokers tips to help their agents find the balance between efficient and personal. 
Katie Lance, CEO/Founder, Katie Lance Consulting

1:00 PM
Automated Marketing: Replicate the best practices of the best agents
Have you secretly wished there was a simple way build strong marketing habits for every agent? Automation now makes it easier to implement best practices across the entire team.
Victor Lund, Partner, WAV Group

2:00 PM
Automated Marketing: How will Project Upstream change the landscape?
We've all heard the buzz about Project Upstream. Now brokers have the opportunity to hear directly from the Project's CEO, Alex Lange, how the project's initiatives will affect real estate marketing in the coming years.
Alex Lange, President and CEO, UpstreamRE, LLC

3:00 PM
Automated Marketing: Capitalize on the power of your agents’ ad spending
Top-performing agents are spending billions of dollars in advertising every year. Hear how brokers can better align themselves with the agents' spend to drive marketing exposure.
Renwick Congdon, CEO and Founder, Imprev

Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:00am - 3:30pm
5. Learning Lab Sponsored by Imprev - Franciscan Ballroom

10:15am

Almost Everything We Need to Know Comes from Consumer Data
No longer in the dark about consumers, Amy digs deep into the Zillow data vault to offer unique insights into how real estate shoppers think and behave.

Speakers
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Amy Bohutinsky

COO, Zillow Group
Amy Bohutinsky is chief operating officer of Zillow Group, a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant real estate and home-related brands on Web and mobile, including consumer brands Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy, HotPads and Naked Apartments. As chief operating officer, Amy oversees Zillow Group’s people organization (HR, recruiting and learning & development), as well as marketing, communications and consumer care. Amy joined Zillow... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:15am - 10:30am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

10:30am

How Data and AI Are Changing the CIA, NSA and You
An entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist, Joe explains how advances in data collection and applications are changing everything we know about how the world works.

Speakers
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Joe Lonsdale

General Partner, 8VC, Palantir & Addepar


Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:30am - 10:45am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

10:45am

Smashing Nasty, Nuanced and Gnarly Prejudices
Strategist and provocateur, Milton gets in our face about race.

Speakers
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Milton Creagh

Owner, Milton Creagh and Associates


Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:45am - 11:00am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

11:00am

You and the Machine: Telling Stories Together
Software engineer, fighter pilot and entrepreneur, Ilana explains how AI and You together can tell a compelling story that connects with your customers.

Speakers

Wednesday August 3, 2016 11:00am - 11:10am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

11:10am

Deconstructing and Fixing the Home Selling Process
In the year that the old way of closing a real estate deal will officially end, Open Door CEO Eric Wu explains a new way of buying and selling real estate.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 11:10am - 11:25am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

11:25am

Imagining the Digital Transaction: What Will It Look Like in One Year, Two Years and Five Years?
A force in the future of digital transactions, Keith puts us into the future to see what will happened to how we conduct business in the future. You will be blown away.

Speakers
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Keith Krach

Chairman and CEO, Docusign
Keith Krach is Chairman and CEO of DocuSign, The Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management®. Krach leads DocuSign's high performance team to empower organizations large and small to go fully digital. DocuSign's mission is to empower anyone to transact anything, anytime, anywhere, on any device. Securely. The DocuSign Global Trust Network has more than 120,000 companies and more than 48 million users in 188 countries – with more... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 11:25am - 11:40am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

11:40am

What We have Learned About Starting a Brokerage from Scratch
Educated, savvy and bold, Roberts explains how gunning hard for a big goal takes teamwork and determination.

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Kelman

Glenn Kelman

CEO, Redfin
Glenn Kelman is Redfin’s CEO. Prior to joining Redfin, he was a co-founder of Plumtree Software, a Sequoia-backed, publicly traded company that created the enterprise portal software market. In his seven years at Plumtree, Kelman led engineering, marketing, product management and business development, and he also was responsible for financing and general operations in Plumtree’s early days. Prior to starting Plumtree, Kelman worked as... Read More →
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Robert Reffkin

Founder and CEO, Compass
Robert Reffkin is the Founder & CEO of Compass, a technology-driven real estate platform. Prior to Compass, Robert worked at Goldman Sachs as Chief of Staff to the President & COO following five years working in the firm's private equity arm. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he worked at Lazard and McKinsey & Company. In 2005, he was appointed as a White House Fellow to serve as special assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury. He was... Read More →
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Mauricio Umansky

CEO, The Agency
As Chief Executive Officer of The Agency, Mauricio Umansky leads a team responsible for representing buyers and sellers internationally with many of the world’s most distinguished architectural estates, new luxury developments, and design-centric homes. He prides himself on his ability to stay involved in and facilitate all aspects of The Agency’s team, from in-office collaboration to creative marketing and sales techniques... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 11:40am - 12:00pm
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

2:00pm

Recruiting Great Agents For Teams
Speakers
avatar for Mike Abeyta

Mike Abeyta

COO, Realty Connection
Mike Abeyta, is the Co-Founder and COO of Realty Connection. Prior to founding Realty Connection, Mike was a top real estate agent before becoming a recruiter. Mike’s time as a recruiter for one of the largest brands in real estate provides a valuable understanding of the technology, tools, strategies, and struggles that brokers encounter every day. Mike is the creative force behind Realty Connection and OnTask Recruiter CRM Powered by... Read More →
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Tristan Ahumada

Realtor and CEO, Tristan and Associates at Keller Williams Realty
Tristan Ahumada is a full time Realtor, running a team that did a volume of 60 million in Southern California for 2015. He currently works at Keller Williams Westlake Village. Ahumada attributes the success of his Real Estate team to internet marketing and adapting to changes quickly by trying out new real estate tools and technology before others.  | | Ahumada's passion for helping others is transforming the real estate world... Read More →


2:00pm

2:00pm

Predictive Analytics & Other Data: Figuring out What Buyers and Sellers are Doing Next
Speakers
avatar for Krishna Malyala

Krishna Malyala

CEO, TLCengine
Krishna Malyala is the Co-founder and CEO of TLCengine, a Fin Tech company that calculates the tree largest cost of home ownership: Mortgage + Utilities + Commute = TLC (True Lifestyle Cost). TLCengine is search platform that answers consumers three lagest questions: Affordability, Commute time and lifestyle needs. TLCengine recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. | | He was also a featured speaker at the National Association of Realtor... Read More →
avatar for Mike Schneider

Mike Schneider

CEO and Co-founder, First
Mike is the CEO and Co-founder of First, a predictive analytics platform whose mission is to help agents grow their business through more relational, personalized and timely outreach. He believes that machine learning, automation, and smart integrations are promising tools to that end. Prior to founding First, Mike helped launch Sovereign's Capital, an early-stage venture fund focused on scaling technology companies in emerging markets.
avatar for Cary Sylvester

Cary Sylvester

VP, Industry Development, Keller Williams Realty International
Cary Sylvester is Vice President, Industry Development for Keller Williams Realty International, where she works to ensure that Keller Williams is an innovative leader solving problems and driving change in the industry. A highly regarded leader in the real estate and technology communities, Sylvester is a frequent presenter and training instructor. Prior to joining Keller Williams Realty, she served as an Oracle consultant with Database... Read More →


2:20pm

Retain & Reward Happy Agents Through Contests, Perks and Other Fun Stuff
Speakers
avatar for Sheldon Johnston

Sheldon Johnston

Broker/Owner, Liv Real Estate
Sheldon’s career in real estate started when he was 15 and worked part time at his family’s real estate company. His plan to go to law school was side-tracked when his dad bet him he couldn’t pass the real estate exam. That was in 1988. | | In 1991 he became a broker and took over managing the brokerage which was one of the largest, most successful independent brokerages in the Edmonton market. Since then he joined a franchise... Read More →
avatar for Sara Rodell

Sara Rodell

CEO, Loop & Tie
Before starting Loop & Tie, Sara worked at UBS in New York City as broker in institutional equity sales. Finding herself frustrated with the time it took to send client appreciation gifts, she founded Loop & Tie to offer companies an easy way to send great gifts. Sara frequently speaks on panels focused on entrepreneurship, women in entrepreneurship and best practices in client relationship management. Loop & Tie is a member of the... Read More →


2:20pm

Client Tracking and Nurturing - CRM Tools For Success
Speakers
avatar for Shane Farkas

Shane Farkas

CTO, The Agency
Shane Farkas currently holds the position of Chief Technology Officer at The Agency. Shane has been with The Agency since its earliest days and has played an instrumental role in developing all of the company’s operational systems and processes. Under Shane’s leadership, The Agency’s technology division has developed proprietary software platforms for the company’s Residential Brokerage and New Development business... Read More →
avatar for Kendyl Young

Kendyl Young

Owner, DIGGS
Kendyl Young is the founder and owner of DIGGS, a residential boutique brokerage in Glendale CA. Kendyl’s customer first, detail oriented style of business has led to 27 successful years of selling and the launch of her own brokerage. Kendyl is named on Inman’s List of Influential Real Estate Leaders and is a popular writer, speaker and thought leader in the industry.


2:20pm

Cool Real Estate Videos and How They Were Made
Speakers
avatar for Ben Bacal

Ben Bacal

Agent, Rodeo Realty, Founder, Roofshoot
Ben Bacal has become a clear leader in Southern California’s luxury real estate business. Selling over a billion dollars in residential real estate, he has carved his niche and driven prices in the most prominent neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Building his real estate empire from the ground up, Ben was recently ranked #9 in the nation by The Wall Street Journal for individual sales volume. Ben is best known for his role in skyrocketing... Read More →
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Katharine Holland

Associate Broker/Top Producer/Real Estate Consultant, Zephyr Real Estate
Katharine Holland is a problem-solving steam engine hidden under Midwestern charm. Katharine has always been...different. As a teenager in her little home town of 4,000 people, she was reading the New York Times in the library and hailing cabs to go to high school baseball games. Smart, driven, inquisitive? You bet. Then, when she moved to the island of Key West after college, she fell in love with art, beauty, grace and style. The package was... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

President, 15th Street Media
As a graduate of San Diego State University, Jennifer began her career in San Diego as a writer, newscaster and journalist for local radio and television. Her career path took her into marketing and event planning first for a national seminar company focusing on housing services and later for a regional restaurant chain. For 4 years she successfully helped grow that restaurant chain to a national level till it was sold and operations moved to the... Read More →


2:40pm

Onboard Agents the Right Way
Speakers
avatar for Debbi DiMaggio

Debbi DiMaggio

Realtor | Partner | Marketing Director, BHG Highland Partners
Author, real estate leader, mom and philanthropist Debbi DiMaggio is a master marketer, community builder, and tech-savvy guru who embraces the fast-paced real estate market in the Bay Area. A Realtor in the top 1% of all real estate agents nationwide, Debbi has also authored two books, Contained Beauty (2012) and The Art of Real Estate (April 2015), which she co-wrote with husband/partner Adam Betta.  | | Debbi and Adam’s VIP... Read More →
avatar for Amy Somerville

Amy Somerville

Vice President, Education & Training, RE/MAX
Amy began her RE/MAX career in 2003 as a Sales Associate in Albuquerque, N.M., where she eventually led a top-producing sales team. In 2008, she moved to Denver and joined RE/MAX LLC as a Franchise Development Consultant for the RE/MAX Carolinas Region. In 2010, she was promoted to Director of the RE/MAX Central Atlantic Region. |   | In 2011, Amy's focus shifted from regional operations to education, and she joined RE/MAX University as... Read More →
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Gill South

Staff Writer, Inman
Gill is a seasoned business journalist who has worked in the UK, New Zealand and the USA. She has covered commercial property, retail, luxury goods, personal finance, careers, small business and residential property for a number of newspapers including the Financial Times, | The Scotsman, the Sunday Telegraph, the New Zealand Herald and now Inman. Gill writes the Special Reports and profiles at Inman. | | She and her family moved to Berkeley... Read More →


2:40pm

Best Practices for Starting and Keeping Relationships
Speakers
avatar for Matthew Beall

Matthew Beall

CEO, Principal Broker, Hawaii Life Real Estate
I formed Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers with two partners in June of 2008. As both Principal Broker and CEO, I manage over 200 brokers, agents, and employees across 13 offices across the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii Life serves the entire state of Hawaii, conducting over 1400 transactions each year. We have more exclusive listings than any other brokerage in Hawaii and we conduct more transactions at or above a sales price of $3 million than any... Read More →
avatar for Jena Casey

Jena Casey

Realtor, Intero Real Estate Services
Recognized as a company Top Producer, Jena Casey is consistently growing her business year after year with record sales. With a background in flipping and preparing investment properties for sale, Jena’s extensive expertise of all aspects in a home ranging from construction to cosmetics truly benefits her seller and buyer clients. | | Her outstanding record with going the extra mile while listing properties for sale and lease is what... Read More →


2:40pm

Snapping Real Estate - How Snapchat is Fostering Connections
Speakers
avatar for Marianne Bornhoft

Marianne Bornhoft

REALTOR, Windermere Manito
Marianne Guenther Bornhoft is a REALTOR at Windermere Manito. She was the 2013 President of The Spokane Association of REALTORS. Marianne is a Director for the National Association of REALTORS and the Washington Association of REALTORS. Her career highlights include many accomplishments. In 2014, Marianne won REALTOR of the Year. In 2012, Marianne won the Spokane Association’s REALTOR Achievement Award. She also won the Spokane... Read More →
avatar for Michael Meier

Michael Meier

Broker/Owner, Meier Real Estate
Spreading the wealth of knowledge through popular social media platforms like Snapchat and Facebook Live Video, Michael Meier — licensed real estate broker and owner of luxury Manhattan boutique real estate firm MEIER Real Estate — pulls from over a decade of experience to give agents the opportunity to get unparalleled insight into the world of a top-producing real estate broker. Both new and experienced agents eager to expand... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Roy

Suzanne Roy

Director of Social Media Marketing, realtor.com
Suzanne currently works for Move, Inc., as the Director of Social Media Marketing overseeing a team of B2B and B2C social media professionals to build brand awareness, promote and amplify realtor.com's multiple award-winning marketing campaigns, growing new long-term relationships, and having tons of fun in between!


3:00pm

1099s, Equity Holders v. Employees, Should you change your Strategy?
Speakers
avatar for Dan Duffy

Dan Duffy

CEO, United Real Estate Group
Mr. Duffy led a buyout of United’s legacy 90 year old platform company, United Country Real Estate, in February 2006. Since acquisition, Dan and his management team have established three complimentary businesses to gain leverage on the services and technology platform developed for the core business: United Auction Services, Enhanced Marketing Solutions and United Real Estate. | | Prior to joining United, Dan spent nearly 20 years... Read More →
avatar for Bernice Ross

Bernice Ross

CEO, RealEstateCoach.com
Nationally syndicated columnist, author, speaker, and consultant, Bernice Ross couples her expertise as a Master Certified Coach with 30 years of real estate sales experience. During her tenure as Executive Director of Training for the 4,000-agent Jon Douglas Company, they had the highest production per agent in the United States. With over 1,000 published articles to her credit and four real estate books, Inman News called Bernice... Read More →
avatar for Nick Segal

Nick Segal

CEO, Founding Partner, Partners Trust
Nick Segal is co-founder and CEO of Partners Trust — a discerning and conscientious Los Angeles-based real estate brokerage that has grossed more than $7 Billion in sales since its inception in 2009. A nationally renowned real estate agent and noted speaker, Nick was recently named as one of Variety Magazine’s Los Angeles Real Estate Elite. | | Since launching Partners Trust, Nick has led the company from its five founding partners... Read More →


3:00pm

New Software Applications that Expand Relationships
Speakers
avatar for Barbara Betts

Barbara Betts

Realtor, The Betts Team
Barbara has been a licensed Realtor since 2003. Together with her husband they are known as The Betts Team. For her entire career she has had a philosophy of “Real Estate by Relationship” and working primarily by referral. Working by referral allows her to take care of the people closest to her while relying on referrals to their friends, family, and associates. Recognized as a top producer, her true joy is in helping their... Read More →
avatar for Brian Wildermuth

Brian Wildermuth

Vice President of Business Development, Buffini and Company
I have worked 17 years in the title insurance business as a Residential Sales Vice President for Land Title Guarantee Company in Colorado and held executive sales positions with Chicago Title and TMC Escrow, both in California. Afterwards I co-founded SharperAgent, an online contact management and marketing platform for real estate agents. There I oversaw the growth of SharperAgent from a two-man company in 2001 to a leader in the real estate... Read More →


3:00pm

New Ways of Thinking about Online Search
Speakers
avatar for Andrew Flachner

Andrew Flachner

CEO, RealScout
avatar for Drew Uher

Drew Uher

CEO and Co-Founder, HomeLight
Drew Uher is the CEO and co-founder of HomeLight, the world’s first company that matches homebuyers and sellers with the best real estate agents based on their areas of expertise. Prior to HomeLight, Drew co-founded Gameyola, a distribution and monetization platform for casual Flash games which grew to 250,000 daily active users during his tenure. Before his entrepreneurial efforts, Drew covered the real estate and mortgage... Read More →


3:20pm

Training that Motivates and Generates Profits
Speakers
avatar for Alyssa Hellman

Alyssa Hellman

Director, Go School
Alyssa Hellman is a believer of magic. Customer experience has been her passion since she began her real estate career and continues to drive her work today. After building a successful real estate business in the Washington, DC market including becoming the youngest manager at Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.; she decided to bet on herself, take a leap and move to Raleigh, NC where she now works as the Director of the Go School. Hellman... Read More →
avatar for Candy Miles-Crocker

Candy Miles-Crocker

Founder, Real-Life Real Estate Training
Candy Miles-Crocker, “The Real-Life Realtor”, coaches, mentors and trains new and experienced real estate agents to transform their business by mastering her proven systems for success. She is a firm believer in managing expectations and her goal is to elevate the perception of real estate agents among the general public through education so every client has an amazing real estate experience. Candy is an active Realtor and holds... Read More →
avatar for Jay O'Brien

Jay O'Brien

Co-Owner & Managing Partner, RE/MAX Prestige
Jay O’Brien, a licensed REALTOR® and managing partner of RE/MAX Prestige, is helping agents and consumers alike re-think their real estate reality. With unprecedented candor, Jay challenges agents from all generations to take a fresh look at industry norms that may be holding them back and under-serving their clients. As a modern thought-leader, Jay focuses on developing ways to offer highly effective real estate experiences from... Read More →


3:20pm

How to Become a LinkedIn Power user to Get More Business
Speakers
avatar for Heather Elias

Heather Elias

VP, Industry Engagement, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Heather has spent the majority of the last decade immersed in the real estate industry: working as a sellers' and buyers' agent, blogging about Loudoun County and the industry at large, and teaching/speaking/training both locally and nationally. For 2 years,she worked to help NAR hone their social and digital strategy, coordinating messaging for the largest trade association in the country. However, she was called back to her brokerage roots... Read More →
avatar for Italina Kirknis

Italina Kirknis

Online Presence Expert & Speaker
As an Online Presence Expert & Speaker, Italina helps the Real Estate Community’s Top Realtors & Lenders upgrade their presence online through LinkedIn, Facebook, and Email Newsletters. Helping small names become Big Brands, she helps you get more visibility online and get more people to your open houses, driving a steady stream of clients to your business. You should know Italina is trained as an attorney; she... Read More →


3:20pm

How to use Marketing Automation Smartly
Speakers
avatar for Bondilyn Jolly

Bondilyn Jolly

Founder & CEO, eMerge
Bondilyn Jolly is an Internet entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of eMerge (easyeMerge.com), the leading email platform and light CRM in the real estate sector servicing 1,000’s of brokers, agents and real estate technology companies and millions of consumers daily. The eMerge platform was recognized in 2015 as one of the ‘Top 50 Software Solutions for Real Estate’ and has been recognized by the State of Louisiana as a top... Read More →
avatar for Nick Sehn

Nick Sehn

Chief Product Officer, Adwerx
An expert in online advertising technology, Nick shapes product strategy and technology at Adwerx. He did so previously at ReverbNation as well. He is fanatic about providing small businesses and entrepreneurs with the same marketing tools as big brands. Nick has both an engineering degree and MBA from Duke University.
avatar for Chris Trick

Chris Trick

CMO, ERA Real Estate
Chris Trick joined ERA Real Estate in 2012 to oversee ERA marketing and business development initiatives. He is responsible for all advertising, marketing and product development for the brand on a global scale. A solution seeker with a proven track record of building marketing programs that enhance brands from the inside out, he is focused on meeting the organization’s growth goals. | | Previously the vice president of marketing for... Read More →


3:40pm

Watching out for Copyright Infringement and other Legal Traps
Speakers
avatar for Buck McKinney

Buck McKinney

Attorney, Law Office of Buck McKinney
Buck McKinney is an intellectual property and entertainment lawyer with over 23 years of experience. His practice focuses on copyright, trademark, business disputes, entertainment matters and consumer matters, and includes both a transactional and litigation component. In the last five years, McKinney’s practice has become acutely involved in photographers’ rights - particularly in the field of real estate photography - and he has... Read More →
avatar for Mitch Skinner

Mitch Skinner

Attorney/Owner, Larson Skinner PLLC
Mitchell A. Skinner is the managing member of Larson Skinner PLLC, a Minneapolis based law firm. Skinner focuses his practice on providing legal and consulting advice to multiple listing services and other real estate focused organizations. He counsels clients on software licensing, intellectual property portfolio creation, data licensing (including real estate listing syndication strategy and negotiation), and all matters related to MLS... Read More →


3:40pm

Build a Marketing Plan That Creates Long-term Relationships
Speakers
avatar for Jay Luebke

Jay Luebke

Marketing Coordinator, The Art of Real Estate
Jay Luebke began his career in real estate at a young age. He grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina and began working for one of Raleigh’s top producing teams while still in high school, where he gained valuable knowledge of the business working as the Rental Agent Assistant and Client Care Manager. | | In 2012, Jay moved to Columbia to pursue a degree in Advertising and Marketing at the University of South Carolina. Upon arrival in Columbia... Read More →


3:40pm

4:00pm

Five Tech Investments You Should Make this Year, and How to Go About It
Speakers
avatar for Christopher Lazarus

Christopher Lazarus

Principal Broker, COO, Sellect Realty
Chris is the Principal Broker and Chief Operating Officer of Sellect Realty. Sellect Realty is located in Cobb County: an influential suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as broker, he has yielded a year-over-year sales volume increase of 29% for a company that already ranks in the top 5 percent. Company sales have exceeded 90 million dollars annually, and in a mere six years, Chris has personally overseen over 30 million dollars in real... Read More →
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AJ Powers

Realtor & Owner, Powers Premiere
A.J. Powers is the Agent/Owner at Powers Premiere real estate in San Diego, CA. His career started in 2007 at Keller Williams in Sacramento, CA, on what turned out to be a top REO team nationwide. Looking for a personal change, he moved to San Diego in 2012 and became a part of the Whissel Realty Team which came to be the #1 Team in San Diego County in 2014 and 2015 per The Wall Street Journal. Looking to expand, he would start his own... Read More →


4:00pm

New Strategies for Getting Referrals
Speakers
avatar for Sasha Farmer

Sasha Farmer

Owner and REALTOR, The Sasha Farmer Team at Montague, Miller & Company
Sasha Farmer is a residential REALTOR® in Charlottesville, VA and the Vice President of Montague, Miller & Company, REALTORS®, a 100+ agent firm that services Central Virginia. She runs a 5 person real estate team, The Sasha Farmer Team, and was recently selected by REALTOR® magazine as one of the Top 30 REALTORS Under 30 and was recognized on the list of 2015 Inman Top 101 Real Estate Influencers in the nation. Sasha speaks and... Read More →
avatar for Scott Olsen

Scott Olsen

CEO, ReferralExchange
As Chief Executive Officer, Scott oversees the entire day-to-day operation of ReferralExchange. Previously, Scott worked at several firms in equity research, investment banking and venture capital. Scott has a B.S. in Business Administration from UC Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He is an avid outdoorsman and sailor.
avatar for Tyler Smith

Tyler Smith

Founder & CEO, Skyslope


4:00pm

Understanding the Real Estate App user with Google
A look at an exclusive research study done by Google to understand the real estate home shopper and how they interacted with home buying apps.  Google interviewed, tracked, and surveyed home buyers and home app users to better understand the path to purchase, what apps do they use, and how often are they looking!

Speakers
avatar for John Thornton

John Thornton

Partner Lead at Google, Google


4:20pm

The Big Chill: How to get your Luxury Clients Off the Fence in Uncertain Times
Speakers
avatar for Krystal Aeby

Krystal Aeby

Vice President of Marketing, Concierge Auctions
As vice president of marketing of global luxury real estate marketplace Concierge Auctions, Krystal Aeby is responsible for forecasting industry trends, developing marketing strategies to drive revenue, enhancing the company’s valuable database of high-net-worth clients, and consistently expanding the firm’s brand recognition. | | Under Krystal’s leadership, Concierge has been highly recognized for its cutting-edge marketing... Read More →
avatar for Paul Boomsma

Paul Boomsma

President, Luxury Portfolio International® and COO, LeadingRE
With over 20 years of experience in luxury real estate, Paul Boomsma has created the highly successful Luxury Portfolio program. Paul began his career marketing luxury office towers and later joined a top residential firm, later becoming National Marketing Director for a major franchise. Paul is a frequent industry speaker on the topics of raising the bar for real estate branding, agent listing presentations, synergies with the resort/second-home... Read More →
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Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan

President, Stribling & Associates
Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan is the President of Stribling & Associates, a family-run business and New York City’s premiere boutique residential brokerage firm specializing in the sales and marketing of exceptional resale properties (coop, condo) and new developments. Elizabeth Ann manages the firm’s day-to-day operations and leads Stribling’s business expansion and development initiatives, from implementing new... Read More →


4:20pm

Twenty Real Estate and (non)Real Estate Apps You Cannot Miss
Speakers
avatar for Leighton Dees

Leighton Dees

Founder, 7 Real Estate Framework
A marketing strategist & web/graphic designer, Leighton’s passion is focused around constant innovation of that which influences and impacts the hearts and minds of North American culture. Founding several companies on and offline, Leighton Dees is an Internet & real estate entrepreneur. From 1998 to 2003, he assisted in building consumer consumption in the wireless communications industry, and helped build Planet Cellular to become... Read More →
avatar for Kate Stephenson

Kate Stephenson

Content Strategist, McGuire Real Estate
Kate is responsible for all of the content seen and shared across the company’s websites, blogs, and social channels—assuring that McGuire and its agents’ content is current, relevant, and engaging for the consumer experience. Kate works with McGuire's Marketing, Leadership and Sales teams to develop integrated, strategic communications on behalf of the brand. | | She uses both traditional and digital media platforms to... Read More →


4:40pm

I Need That Bot
An eager young entrepreneur, Daniel explains how bots are doing the work of agents for agents.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Ahmadizadeh

Daniel Ahmadizadeh

Founder, getrileynow.com
Daniel is a TED Resident based in New York passionate about solving consumer behavior challenges through technology. | | He is currently building getrileynow.com, a personalized concierge service that saves real estate professionals time. | | Previously, Daniel worked as an associate for a venture capital firm in San Francisco, Major League Hacking, and two Y-Combinator backed organizations, CareMessage and Watsi.


5:00pm

Cocktails@Connect
Mix, mingle and network with other attendees and exhibitors on the show floor.  

Wednesday August 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
7. Partner Showcase - Grand Ballroom A

6:00pm

ReferralExchange Party
This is an invite-only event. Please contact Lisa Fettner at lisa@referralexchange.com for an invitation.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Clift Hotel 495 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Real Estate Webmasters Inman Connect Kick Off Party

Please stop by to see Real Estate Webmasters at Booth 6 in the exhibit hall to pick up a wristband required for entry.  Party is located in CityScape on the 46th floor of tower 1 at the Hilton.  



Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:00pm - 11:00pm
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Thursday, August 4
 

8:00am

8:00am

Partner Showcase
Thursday August 4, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
2. Grand Ballroom A

8:30am

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy World
A spirit of the ages, Gary inspires us to charge after big dreams without fear or hesitation.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk

Founder, Vayner Media
Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M investment fund.


Thursday August 4, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

8:30am

Learning Lab - The MarTech Salon: Smart Talks About Big Ideas in Marketing & Technology
8:30am
The Truth About Upstream 
A fireside chat with Alex Lange. Bring your questions, concerns, and predictions. Nothing is out of bounds.Alex Lange, CEO, Upstream
David Friedman, CEO and Founder, Boston Logic

9:00am
Digital Stories
The power of story in real estate marketing, Learn how this fundamental marketing tactic can take your business to new heights.
Jessica Swesey, Author, 1000watt

9:45am 
What Agents & Brokers Can Learn from Pokemon GO
In the first week after Pokemon Go was released, it amassed more daily active users than Twitter. Whether you've hopped on the bandwagon and have "Gotta Catch Em All" or you're not sure what this fad is all about, there's a lot that the real estate industry can learn from this latest craze. Come learn more about how this has became one of the fastest growing apps in history, what augmented reality is all about, and what takeaways you need to know about as you grow your real estate business.
Aaron Kardell, CEO, HomeSpotter 

10:15am 
Generational Gap - Technology Challenges with the Most Productive Brokerage in the Nation 
Come and understand some technology challenges facing the most productive brokerage firm in the country. And, discover how to overcome a successful 40 year trackrecord, implementing new strategies and technology.
Brandon Wells, CTO, The Group, Inc.
Cade Madison, Senior Strategist, Boston Logic

11:00am
Panel: Why Agents Fail 
Ben Kinney leads a panel discussing what some of the most progressive and successful leaders in real estate are seeing as to why agents fall short, and how to overcome those pitfalls.
Moderator: Ben Kinney
Raj Qsar, Principal/Owner, The Boutique Real Estate Group
Kendyl Young, Broker Owner, DIGGS
Amy Youngren, Team Leader, Urban Lifestyle Group

12:00pm
Boston Logic Lunch’n’Learn
There's No Such Thing As a Free Lunch, But No Really: FREE Lunch!

1:00pm
How to Increase Adoption Through Automation  
The biggest brokerage pain point is adoption. Come learn how to increase agent adoption of technology through automation, the cutting edge strategies to help your brokerage succeed.
Travis Saxton, VP Technology, REAL Trends

1:45pm
It's Everyone's Job. So, It Is No One's Job 
Is there a ditigal marketer on your team? A technologist at your brokerage? Is technology a shared responsibility? ...... How's that working for you? ...... Please, be honest. Are you suffering from death by committee? There is a better way, even for small brokerages and teams, and you don't have to spend an arm and a leg. Come and learn how Boston Logic is tackling this pervasive challenge.
David Friedman, CEO and founder, Boston Logic

2:15pm
What does the future look like for the MLS? 
MLSs play a crucial role in the real estate industry. They provide structure to their local markets through technology and governance, providing members with the data they need to run their business. As technology has evolved, how does the role of the MLS change? Several leaders from large MLSs, and Zillow Group chief industry development officer Errol Samuelson, will take the stage to discuss how they are tackling technology changes in the industry and the role of the MLS is in the future.
Moderator: Errol Samuelson, Chief Industry Development Officer, Zillow Group
Bob Hale, President & CEO, Houston Association of Realtors
Lauren Hansen, CEO, IRES MLS
Jim Harrison, President & CEO MLSListings Inc.
Matt Consalvo, CEO Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc.

3:00pm
Unlocking the Secrets to Unmatched Lead Conversion—Building a Powerful Sales and Service Funnel  
You want to get the most out of every marketing dollar. The biggest and most costly mistake commonly made, however, is focusing on marketing alone while missing the key to converting leads into lifetime customers and increased profits — a cutting edge sales and service approach. Join us for a powerful and thought provoking session as Justin Shum, founder & CEO of ReadyChat, trainer and customer service advocate, provides proven and practical strategies that have helped hundreds of real estate firms maximize lead conversion and generate massive repeat and referral customers. Unlock the secrets that successful brokerages use and consumers want. 
Justin Shum, CEO, ReadyChat

3:45pm
The Coming Wave of Agent Retirements, and What To Do About It
The generation of agents that is about to retire represents the first generation of agents who built their business within another brokerage. Those agents who got into the business in the 1970s are now in their 60s and 70s and are retiring, and in many cases they have businesses that they should be selling. Unlike brokers, there is no structural system set up to help them sell their business. 
Joe Rand, Managing Partner, BHGRE Rand Realty

Thursday August 4, 2016 8:30am - 4:30pm
4. Learning Lab Sponsored by Boston Logic - Franciscan Ballroom

9:00am

Learning Lab - Breaking Bad Digital Marketing Habits
9am-9:45am
Essential Elements of Marketing Technology
In today's fast-paced and always-on world, cutting through the noise and
competing for consumer attention is harder than it's ever been. It's no longer a
viable business model to keep your marketing strategies and tactics locked in
silos. In this session, Rivers will show you how to build a “MarTech” blueprint,
which will in turn allow you to produce marketing that meets the the expectations
of the modern consumer.
Rivers Pearce, Director of Marketing

10am-10:45am
Micro moments: How to Win Customers in The Moments That
Matter
Raluca Monet, Strategic Partnerships Manager at Google
11-11:45: Breaking Bad Facebook Advertising Strategies
Think having a business page and boosting your posts equals a Facebook
marketing strategy? Join us for an enlightening session with Elena Kwei-Raley,
Client Solutions Manager at Facebook who will share actionable insights on how
to optimize the social network’s full suite of marketing opportunities.
Elena Kwei-Raley, Client Solutions Manager at Facebook

12pm-2pm
Breakdown with BoomTown
Have burning questions about digital marketing trends or want to know what’s the
latest and greatest Google and Facebook trends? Now’s your chance to swing by
for in informal chat or one on one session with the experts.

2pm-2:45pm
Essential Elements to a Successful Real Estate Team
Building, running and scaling a real estate team can and has been tried literally
hundreds of different ways with mixed results. However we’ve uncovered some
essential elements common to a majority of successful real estate team models.
We’ll discuss what goes into identifying and aligning the complex attributes of
culture, leadership, innovation and marketing; All requirements to create a
healthy sustainable ecosystem that is a successful business.
Jeff Corbett, Director of Industry Relations

3pm-3:45pm
Breaking Bad Content Strategies in A Data Rich World
From Zillow to Upstream to the rapid advance of cognitive technology, join us for
an insightful journey detailing how non-industry innovations of the recent past
influenced recent inter industry innovations that promise to create a truly
consumer-driven real estate industry. Learn why technology's original purpose
rarely resembles its ultimate impact, why content is still king.
Jeff Corbett, Director of Industry Relations

4pm-4:45pm
The Periodic Table of Digital Marketing
Just as the world we live in is made up of various elements that work together to
create and sustain life, so too is the world of marketing. Join us for an interactive
session where we break down current marketing strategies to discover which
elements are missing, underutilized and/or unnecessary; and then reconstruct
the initiative to yield better results.  
Jeff Corbett, Director of Industry Relations & Rivers Pearce, Director of Marketing

Thursday August 4, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
5. Learning Lab Sponsored by Boomtown - Franciscan Ballroom

9:30am

Helping Others, As They Helped Me
From the Congo to US Real Estate, Billy tells an amazing story of family, struggle and achievement.

Thursday August 4, 2016 9:30am - 9:50am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

9:50am

What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid?
Willing to take leaps of faith, Alyssa takes us on a journey of self-discovery, a road where she faces her fears and crosses her comfort zones.

Speakers
avatar for Alyssa Hellman

Alyssa Hellman

Director, Go School
Alyssa Hellman is a believer of magic. Customer experience has been her passion since she began her real estate career and continues to drive her work today. After building a successful real estate business in the Washington, DC market including becoming the youngest manager at Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.; she decided to bet on herself, take a leap and move to Raleigh, NC where she now works as the Director of the Go School. Hellman... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 9:50am - 10:10am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

10:00am

Learning Lab - Automated Marketing: Replicating Agent Best Practices
10:00 AM
Automated Marketing: Replicate the best practices of the best agents
Have you secretly wished there was a simple way build strong marketing habits for every agent? Automation now makes it easier to implement best practices across the entire team.
Victor Lund, Partner, WAV Group

11:00 AM
Automated Marketing: Capitalize on the power of your agents’ ad spending
Top-performing agents are spending billions of dollars in advertising every year. Hear how brokers can better align themselves with the agents' spend to drive marketing exposure.
Renwick Congdon, CEO and Founder, Imprev

12:00 PM
Automated Marketing: How to avoid these 5 pitfalls
While automation builds a strong foundation for your brokerage's marketing success, it's important to avoid these common mistakes.
Dan Troup, Technology Director, RE/MAX of Michigan

1:00 PM
Automated Marketing: How will Project Upstream change the landscape?
We've all heard the buzz about Project Upstream. Now brokers have the opportunity to hear directly from the Project's CEO, Alex Lange, how the project's initiatives will affect real estate marketing in the coming years.
Alex Lange, President and CEO, UpstreamRE, LLC

2:00 PM
Social Media Automation: Can it really be social?
With many agents starting to automate their social media activity, it's easy to forget the importance of 'social' in social networking. This session will give brokers tips to help their agents find the balance between efficient and personal.
Katie Lance, CEO/Founder, Katie Lance Consulting

Thursday August 4, 2016 10:00am - 2:30pm
6. Learning Lab Sponsored by Imprev - Franciscan Ballroom

10:10am

New Strategies for Thinking about Real Estate Market Economics
An economist, professor of real estate, and Visiting Scholar at the San Francisco Federal Reserve, Professor Palmer uses maps, data, and econometrics to uncover unexpected housing market trends and probe the story behind community change.

Thursday August 4, 2016 10:10am - 10:30am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

10:30am

Provoke: Off With Their Heads? Why Coaches are (Un)necessary
The industry spends millions on coaching, why? Is This a Big Hustle? These four will stir it up and bring down the house.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Barrick

Becky Barrick

Team Lead, Becky Barrick & Associates, Keller Williams Realty
Becky is a top producing agent at the Keller Williams Realty in Puyallup and has been proudly affiliated with the Gig Harbor and the Tacoma offices as well. Ranking consistently in the top 100 KW agents in the Northwest and in the top 25 agents in East Pierce County. Becky & team has been recognized as an  industry leader and featured in Seattle Magazine's "Best of" issue as "Best Pierce County/Tacoma" agent, 2012-2016. Becky has also... Read More →
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Laurie Weston Davis

CEO, Broker and Realtor, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Lifestyle Property Partners
Laurie is a licensed NC Realtor and CEO at Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Lifestyle Property Partners, a top brokerage in Pinehurst, NC. She also serves as social media director for Revaluate.  Davis was president in 2014 for the Pinehurst/Southern Pines Area Association Of Realtors,  and appointed to the NAR Social Media Advisory Board for 2016-2017 and NCAR Information Management Advisory Group for 2015. Davis has presented at... Read More →
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Samantha DeBianchi

Founder and REALTOR, DeBianchi Real Estate + SamSpeaks! Coaching
Samantha (Sam) DeBianchi founded DeBianchi Real Estate in July 2011, knowing that her unique background in hospitality and passion for real estate could help her provide the market with an innovative real estate buying and selling experience second to none. Sam has represented a number of athletes, entrepreneurs, investors and locals and provides all of her clients with the best-in-class service. | | Her drive for excellence coupled with her... Read More →
avatar for Bill Lublin

Bill Lublin

CEO, Century 21 Advantage Gold
BILL LUBLIN operates a successful multi-office real estate firm and has been recognized as a thought leader for his insights regarding technology, social media, ethics and risk management in the real estate business.  An international speaker and trainer, he makes complicated things simple in a fast paced entertaining manner. Entering the real estate business at the age of 21, Bill rapidly gained recognition as one of the best... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 10:30am - 10:50am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

10:50am

The Boiler Room Strategy for Real Estate Success
Author, strategist and evangelist, Chris weaves his first-hand, old school experience with new school tactics, mapping out a winning formula for real estate success with inside sales.

Thursday August 4, 2016 10:50am - 11:05am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

11:05am

New Kids on the Block: My Idea is Best!
Some will have sweaty palms: 10 carefully selected entrepreneurs will pitch their products.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Beasley

Gary Beasley

Co-Founder and CEO, Roofstock
Gary is currently co-founder and CEO of Roofstock, a technology-enabled marketplace for the $2 trillion Single-Family Rental (SFR) sector. Previously he was co-CEO of publically-traded Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, and is know as a pioneer in the development of the SFR sector as an institutional asset class.  Prior to joining Waypoint, Gary served as CEO of boutique hotel company Joie de Vivre Hospitality and award-winning solar... Read More →
avatar for Emilie Elice-Label

Emilie Elice-Label

CEO, Frontdoor
Inspired by the opportunity to create a personalized apartment search experience by blending the best of real estate with an innovative approach to machine learning, data and technology, Emilie founded Frontdoor in late 2015. Emilie banded with a forward thinking founding team and advisors with experience from major companies including Trulia, SalesforceIQ and has grown the company fast while still in beta. | | Prior to founding Frontdoor... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Hussain

Christopher Hussain

CEO, RealKey
#1 Mortgage Originator in US in 2010, 2011 | Personally originated $1+ billion in mortgages | 16+ years expertise in mortgage lending | Co-Founded Sindeo as Head of Operations ($100mm Valuation-Series A, Raising Series B) | B.S in Managerial Economics, UC Davis | Taekwondo Master and Rare Beer Collector
avatar for Lindsay McLean

Lindsay McLean

Founder and CEO, HomeLister
avatar for Michael Nurse

Michael Nurse

CEO / Co-Founder, Wishpad
I started Wishpad 10 months ago after building my career in advertising. Most recently, I was head of digital strategy at john street - Canada's digital agency of the year in 2015. In my career, I've helped global brands develop global and localized digital marketing campaigns, brand ideas and products that leverage data intelligently to enhance the experience through personalization. Wishpad is a real estate engine that helps buyers find homes... Read More →
avatar for Walid Romaya

Walid Romaya

CEO, Realstir
Walid is Realstir's chief visionary with a 25 year career in the real estate industry. As a licensed real estate broker, general engineering contractor and building contractor, Walid has built and sold numerous residential real estate communities in California. Through his experience as a developer, Walid was intimately involved in the challenges faced by consumers and real estate professionals to connect with each other. Walid is a big tech... Read More →
avatar for Jerry Slavonia

Jerry Slavonia

CEO, Nestigator.com
Jerry Slavonia is an entrepreneur inspired by the challenge of making major life events easier to deal with via the web. With two decades of experience either building or launching successful business ventures, he has established a reputation for finding ways to innovate in spaces where others often don’t see room for change. | | His latest venture, Nestigator, is Slavonia’s take on improving the typically taxing process of... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 11:05am - 11:20am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

11:20am

The Digital Courtship Strategy, Creating Customers For Life
 A master marketing guru, Seth reveals how consumers are emboldened, empowered but fickle, and how courting true fans is the best strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Price

Seth Price

Vice President, Placester


Thursday August 4, 2016 11:20am - 11:35am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

11:35am

What Went Wrong: How to Fix Charity
In a world where 1.6 billion people live in inadequate shelter, Brett shares how the transformative power of a $6,000 home can unlock opportunity and change the world.

Speakers
avatar for Brett Hagler

Brett Hagler

CEO & Co-Founder, New Story
Brett Hagler is the CEO and Co-founder of New Story, an innovative charity that crowdfunds life-saving houses around the world. New Story is a Y Combinator-backed organization (regarded as "the best entrepreneurial program in the world"). Hagler is also an author, cancer survivor, cross-fitter and a recipient of the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30.


Thursday August 4, 2016 11:35am - 11:45am
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

11:45am

Why I Started a Blog About Sex
An engineer and former marketing manager at Apple and Facebook, Pam shows us what our intimate relationships can teach us about building and maintaining all types of relationships.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Costa

Pam Costa

Founder, Down to There


Thursday August 4, 2016 11:45am - 12:00pm
3. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

2:00pm

Real Estate Revolution or Entrepreneur Posturing
Speakers
avatar for Sam DeBord

Sam DeBord

Managing Broker, Coldwell Banker Danforth
Sam DeBord is a writer, technology consultant, and managing broker for Seattle Homes Group and Coldwell Banker Danforth in Seattle. He is President-Elect of Seattle King County REALTORS® and vice chair of Legislative Steering for WA REALTORS®.
avatar for Tommy Sowers

Tommy Sowers

CEO and Founder, SoloPro
Tommy Sowers is the CEO & Founder of SoloPro and is an educator, veteran, and public servant. Before founding SoloPro, Sowers served as the Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and as a McKinsey & Company management consultant. | | Tommy also served as a Special Forces Officer in the U.S. Army. | | He earned a PhD from the London School of Economics and an... Read More →


2:00pm

A Strategy for Yielding Big Digital Marketing Dividends
Speakers
avatar for Joe Garcia

Joe Garcia

Director of Client Experience, Mark Spain Real Estate
Joe serves as the Director of Client Experience for Mark Spain Real Estate. Prior to joining MSRE, Joe was the president of an Atlanta-based digital marketing agency. Joe has a background in developing client experiences, digital marketing and organizational leadership. His role at Mark Spain Real Estate also encompasses marketing, public relations and technology. Joe attended Georgia State University where he majored in Finance. Joe is an active... Read More →
avatar for Mary Maloney

Mary Maloney

Founder/Owner, Hometown Realty
Mary grew up in the small town of Tuckerman, Arkansas, where everyone looked out for each other and enjoyed a sense of hometown pride. Those small town values show up in every aspect of Mary’s life – including founding Hometown Realty. Mary is the kind of person that will show up at the door of a sick friend with homemade soup. She’s never too busy for anyone and always finds a way to connect a need with a resource. Mary and... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 2:00pm - 2:20pm
7. Imperial Ballroom A-Strategies for Growing your Business.

2:00pm

Beyond Buying a Few Portal Ads: Brokers, Teams and Agents who kill it on ZTR
Speakers
avatar for Keith Dunham

Keith Dunham

CEO, Homecity Real Estate
After 16 years as the Director of Operations at MCI/Verizon, Keith Dunham left the telecommunications industry to focus on real estate technology. He successfully started the Austin branch of Zip Realty before joining the HomeCity team in 2011. Since then, he’s used his acquired leadership skills and knowledge to transform the company into a powerful, technology-driven brokerage, with an undeniable edge on the competition. By merging... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Markarian

Kevin Markarian

Broker, Marker Real Estate
Kevin Markarian had enjoyed success as a top San Francisco realtor, yet he spotted an opportunity to disrupt the industry with a fresh approach to lead generation and lead conversion. Founded in 2014, Marker Real Estate achieved rapid success as one of the nation’s most innovative companies. Word is spreading in industry circles about Marker’s unique approach to digital marketing communications via a transparent, inclusive... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Russo

Elizabeth Russo

Realtor, Windermere Diablo Realty
My success in real estate is attributed to experience, negotiation, marketing, professionalism, and a commitment to serve in the area’s I enjoy living. Helping negotiate the best value for your home and speedy communication are my strongest values. | | I have extensive experience in the real estate transaction, 19+ years. I take pride in setting realistic expectations and put all my efforts into understanding your needs. I constantly... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Weissman

Jeff Weissman

Realtor, BHG/Mason-McDuffie
I am a Top Producer year after year because of my integrity, expertise, communication skills, reputation, market knowledge, vendor network, negotiation skills and relentless work ethic--a unique & compelling package that consistently garners the trust and loyalty of my clients. | | I love to educate, facilitate, and negotiate the path to home ownership, lucrative real estate investment, or timely disposition of a home. I... Read More →


2:20pm

Are we Ripping Off Consumers? Coming Soon vs. Open Market Listings
Speakers
avatar for Josh Anderson

Josh Anderson

CEO/Realtor, The Anderson Group Real Estate Services-Keller Williams Realty
Originally from Nashville, Josh graduated from Louisiana State University in International Trade and Finance. Josh served 8 years in the U.S. Army, including a 10-month stint in Bagram, Afghanistan, during Operation Enduring Freedom. These experiences, coupled with the education he received from Louisiana State, have molded him into a focused, disciplined, and strong willed individual. Josh Anderson can best be described as a man of high energy... Read More →
avatar for Coral Gundlach

Coral Gundlach

Realtor, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Coral Gundlach, CRS, is a lifetime top producer residential Realtor located in Arlington, Virginia.  She is known for going above and beyond to meet her clients' buying and selling needs, making sure they are happy with their home buying or selling experience.  Her listings feature an unmatched marketing strategy - uniquely packaging the positive features of your home and neighborhood, then strategically targeting prospective buyers... Read More →
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Jay Thompson

Director, Industry Outreach, Zillow Group
Jay Thompson is the Director of Industry Outreach for Zillow, which operates the leading real estate and home-related marketplaces on mobile and the Web. Prior to joining Zillow in March of 2012, Jay was the Co-owner and Designated Broker of Thompson’s Realty in Phoenix, Arizona. |   | Jay is a frequent speaker at local, state and national real estate conferences on topics ranging from brokerage management to social media... Read More →


2:20pm

Operational Efficiencies that Grow your Business
Speakers
avatar for Jesse Garcia

Jesse Garcia

Co-Founder, Maverick Real Estate Group, LLC of Keller Williams Roseville
Jesse left his career in law enforcement in 2008 to become a full time real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty. Within his first full year, Jesse joined the Top 10% of the market center and was asked to serve on the Associate Leadership Council. Later he was given the opportunity to be the CEO/Team Leader of two Keller Williams market centers in the Sacramento area, where he also helped launch a real estate school. During his time in... Read More →
avatar for David Wiggs

David Wiggs

CEO, ActiveRain
David Wiggs is CEO of ActiveRain, KWKLY and General Manager of Ben Kinney Training Organization. 


Thursday August 4, 2016 2:20pm - 2:40pm
7. Imperial Ballroom A-Strategies for Growing your Business.

2:30pm

Ride the Facebook Opportunity for Listings and Sales
Speakers
avatar for Anne Jones

Anne Jones

Realtor, Windermere Professional Partners
Anne Jones is a Realtor with Windermere Professional Partners who has always sought to make luxury marketing accessible to her clients. | | In 2011, she started shooting videos for all of her listings. That same year she joined Instagram as @tacomajones and began sharing almost daily snapshots of the beautiful craftsman homes and scenery around Tacoma, WA. Those two commitments have transformed her business financially and deepened her... Read More →


2:40pm

NAR: Should Real Estate be Reorganized?
Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Branchini

Jennifer Branchini

REALTOR/Manager, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Tri-Valley Realty
Jennifer Branchini has been an active top producing REALTOR® for over 18-years and has recently taken on the role of manager at Better Homes and Gardens Tri-Valley Realty in Pleasanton, California. | | Branchini is an active leader in organized real estate at the local, state and national levels, including director positions with the National Association of REALTORS® and the California Association of REALTORS®. She is the chair of... Read More →
avatar for Russ Cofano

Russ Cofano

Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel, eXp World Holding
Russ Cofano was recently appointed as Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel for eXp World Holding, Inc. (OTCQB: EXPI), parent company of eXp Realty, a national agent-owned cloud based real estate brokerage company.  Russ is responsible for leading the development of the eXp’s strategy as well as functioning as the chief legal officer of the Company and its subsidiaries and providing strategic human resources... Read More →
avatar for Saul D Klein

Saul D Klein

Partner, InternetCrusade
Successful California Broker GRI/ePRO - 40 years in the business | Certified Financial Planner - Securities Broker | Past President, San Diego Association of REALTORS | CAR Director for 20 years | First real estate industry Internet evangelist | Member of initial REALTOR DOT COM Team | Creator of National Association of REALTORS ePRO Technology Certification Program | Created Opt Out Syndication as CEO of Point2 Technologies, sold company to... Read More →


2:40pm

Creating a Marketing Ecosystem. A Sustainable Community of Customers
Speakers
avatar for Rosey Koberlein

Rosey Koberlein

CEO, Long Companies
Chief Executive Officer Rosey Koberlein oversees leadership and strategic planning for all of Long Companies, including Brokerage, Mortgage, Title and Insurance. With 35 years of real estate experience, Rosey has served in branch and senior management positions within Long Realty Company since 1991.     Long Companies is comprised of Long Realty Company, Long Mortgage Company, Long Title Agency and Long Insurance Group – all... Read More →
avatar for Rivers Pearce

Rivers Pearce

Director of Marketing, BoomTown ROI
Rivers has over 10 years experience in the digital marketing and advertising space, working with numerous Fortune 500 companies across the e-commerce, travel and real estate verticals. He has worked on both the agency side, at notable digital shop, 360i, and currently on the brand side with BoomTown, an online real estate platform based in Charleston, SC. He currently serves as their Director of Marketing. | | Rivers has a degree in Philosophy... Read More →
avatar for Ben Tyson

Ben Tyson

Head of Sales Enablement for SEM partners, Google
Ben Tyson is the Head of Sales Enablement for SEM partners at Google.  He is responsible for the education of Google's products, sales, and strategy to the North America Premier SMB Partners.   Ben holds a B.A. in Communications from The San Francisco State University and lives with his wife and three sons in the San Francisco Bay area.


Thursday August 4, 2016 2:40pm - 3:10pm
7. Imperial Ballroom A-Strategies for Growing your Business.

2:45pm

Lead Conversion Technologies That Work
Speakers
avatar for David Collins

David Collins

Senior VP, Broker Service, ERA Franchise Systems
Dave Collins joined ERA Franchise Systems in 2013 and is currently the Senior Vice President of Broker Services where he and his team are charged with delivering on the ERA value proposition to the affiliates of broker and agent engagement, recruiting, M&A and production growth. | | Over a 30 year career Dave has worked in many facets of the real estate industry including residential brokerage, relocation, appraisal and e-commerce. In... Read More →
avatar for Sarita Dua

Sarita Dua

Principal Broker / Team Lead, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
Sarita Dua is the Team Lead at the askSarita Team at Keller Williams Realty Professional and is a MAPS Coach. Dua is also an avid traveler, amateur photographer, half marathon walker, gadget lover, and a spirited sports enthusiast. Dua is a recipient of the 2014 Broker of the Year award by her local Realtor association.


3:00pm

What to do About Consumers Who Know More (or think they do) About the Market
Speakers
avatar for Rob Barber

Rob Barber

CEO, ATTOM Data Solutions (formerly RealtyTrac)
Rob became CEO of RealtyTrac in 2015 and is responsible for executing the company’s mission to increase real estate transparency by arming businesses and consumers with the property data they need to make wise decisions. Rob is responsible for sales and operational performance in the company’s B2B division (RealtyTrac Data Solutions) and B2C divisions (realtytrac.com, homefacts.com and homedisclosure.com). | | Rob has spent most... Read More →
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Mia Simon

Area Manager, Redfin
After getting her BA and JD degrees from UC Berkeley, Mia began a career as an associate at a large international law firm. In 2009, she made the leap from practicing attorney to real estate broker. Previously a buyer’s consultant to the #1 selling real estate agent in the country, Mia focused on finding buyers the perfect home in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View. Now, as an area manager for... Read More →


3:10pm

Portals: Is It Over? Have They Won the War?
Speakers
avatar for Brian Boero

Brian Boero

Partner, 1000Watt Consulting
Brian is a partner at 1000Watt Consulting, a firm that provides consulting services to real estate companies, media organizations and startups that want to define real estate’s future. Prior to co-founding 1000Watt Consulting, Brian was CEO of VREO, Inc. At VREO, he created and marketed Real Estate Dashboard®, a software application that made the vision of paperless, mobile real estate a reality. Brian remains on VREO’s Board... Read More →
avatar for Veronica Figueroa

Veronica Figueroa

Broker/Owner, RE/MAX Innovation
Veronica is the Broker Owner of RE/MAX Innovation and CEO of The Figueroa Team in Florida. She is a licensed Florida Real Estate Instructor and has been a Realtor for over 15 years. She ranks as one the Top 25 RE/MAX Team Leaders in Florida, Top 100 with NAHREP Agents and Rank's in the Top 1% of Orlando Board of Realtors. She is known for her passion in training, marketing and agent development. 
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Mark McLaughlin

CEO, Pacific Union International
Mark A. McLaughlin is the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Union International, Inc. McLaughlin led the acquisition of Pacific Union in August 2009, and the brand enjoys an exclusive relationship with Christie’s International Real Estate, the premier global organization of residential real estate service firms. A visionary leader in the real estate industry for more than 20 years, the hallmark of McLaughlin’s... Read More →


3:10pm

The First Three Steps For Changing Your Company Culture
Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Bergmark

Vanessa Bergmark

General Manager/Partner, Red Oak Realty
A native New Yorker and a Penn State University graduate, Vanessa started her career in real estate in 2003 in the state of California as a sales agent, moving into management a year later.  For three years she ran a large franchise, growing it to the #2 in profitability in the Northern CA region.  In the 2007 downturn she left to manage a small, independent brokerage, one year later becoming General Manager of the entire... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Bowers

Ashley Bowers

President and COO, HomeSmart International
Ashley Bowers joined HomeSmart International as Chief Operating Officer in late 2013. Her passion for diagnostics and leadership interaction to build engagement and alignment throughout organizations is what drives her to succeed. With nearly 20 years of experience in the talent management and organizational growth industries, she thrives on empowering teams to achieve success and drive profits and brings a unique... Read More →
avatar for Katie Maxwell

Katie Maxwell

Managing Broker, Intero Real Estate Services, Houston, Texas
Katie is the Vice President of Intero Real Estate Services in Houston, Texas. Katie oversees the business and production of all three Houston offices including a fourth set to open in early 2014. She, along with her team, have built a brokerage described as a “Swanky, techie, innovative, boutique real estate company where the experience sells you before the agents do”. By understanding the importance of hyper local... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 3:10pm - 3:30pm
7. Imperial Ballroom A-Strategies for Growing your Business.

3:20pm

How to manage Rock Star Egos?
Speakers
avatar for John L. Heithaus

John L. Heithaus

Business Development Executive, BUYSIDE
John L. Heithaus is a noted real estate expert and third generation real estate professional. Mr. Heithaus' 30+ year career in residential real estate and relocation spans management and executive positions with MRIS, Sentrilock, Prudential Real Estate and Relocation and a ground breaking $250m real estate and relocation consumer portal, Monstermoving, a division of Monster.com. | | In his parallel career, John is Managing Partner of two... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 3:20pm - 3:35pm
7. Imperial Ballroom A-Strategies for Growing your Business.

3:20pm

Old V. New: How to Create the Perfect Recipe for Converting Customers
Speakers
avatar for Rachel Adams

Rachel Adams

Realtor/Owner/Author, Keller Williams Realty
Rachel Adams is a fearless real estate entrepreneur who co-founded The Aitchison & Adams Real Estate Team with Keller Williams in Roseville, CA. Being in the real estate industry for only 3.5 years, she has sold over 350 units and $85+ million in sales volume. The Aitchison & Adams Team is ranked in the top 1% in their region and in 2015, Rachel was named Top 1000 agents in the US by The Wall Street Journal. In addition to running her... Read More →
avatar for Phil Greely

Phil Greely

REALTOR, Windermere Real Estate
For over 8 years, Phil has served home buyers and sellers in the Seattle market. In short, he operates as a solo agent but has been able to produce a yearly sales volume over $15MM. Phil is always looking for ways to add value to the client experience; incorporate leading edge technologies and serve his customers well. He lives in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle with his wife and two kids. When he's not helping clients with real estate... Read More →
avatar for Dylan Hale

Dylan Hale

Realtor, BHGRE Go Realty
US Marine Vet, Rockstar Realtor, Broken Neck Survivor, Door to Door Expert


3:30pm

The Word “Diversity” is PC hogwash, unless….
Speakers
avatar for Kim V Colaprete

Kim V Colaprete

Managing Broker, Team Diva at Coldwell Banker Bain
Kim V. Colaprete has been a Managing Broker with Coldwell Banker Bain in Seattle since 1999. Kim and her wife, Chavi Hohm, joined forces in real estate in 2008 and became the dynamic duo known as Team Diva. Kim’s passion for teaching and activism has strongly influenced her business. Community involvement has been a cornerstone of Team Diva’s success. Together Kim and Chavi have built a top producing diverse team with a focus on... Read More →
avatar for Jasmyn D Jefferson

Jasmyn D Jefferson

Realtor/Managing Broker, Windermere Professional Partners
Jasmyn (A freaking hoot of a real estate broker!) currently works as part of a dynamic forward thinking management group within Windermere Professional Partners out of Tacoma Washington. She started her career in 2003 selling full time. Bringing a positive optimistic approach Jasmyn is able to share her drive and work ethic and brings it to the table as a Managing Broker. | | Believing in the opportunities a career in real estate offers, you... Read More →
avatar for Marquise Murphy

Marquise Murphy

Realtor, Marshall Realty
Marquise brings a wealth of knowledge from the sales and financing industry. He is the Chair President for the Young Professionals Network of San Mateo County. Marquise is a leader in the community as he serves on the Board of Directors for LifeMoves formally InnVision Shelter Network, non-profit organization that helps the homeless in San Mateo & Santa Clara Counties. Also, he serves as a CAR Director and Director for the San Mateo County... Read More →


3:35pm

Giving Back as a Business Strategy
Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Boatwright

Jonathan Boatwright

Co-owner/CTO, Realty Austin
Jonathan is a licensed REALTOR® and co-owner of Realty Austin. After spending 16 years as an IT professional with Apple, Motorola and Microsoft, Jonathan decided to turn in his employee badge in order to leverage his diverse background in internet technology to fill a void he saw in the residential real estate industry. | | In 2004, Jonathan joined forces with his wife and real estate Broker, Yvette Boatwright, in order to build a... Read More →
avatar for Billy Ekofo

Billy Ekofo

Director of Leads Management, Century 21 Redwood Realty
avatar for Shay Hata

Shay Hata

Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway KoenigRubloff
An Ivy League grad and former owner of a successful small business, Shay Hata specializes in residential real estate in Chicago, IL where she lives with her husband, Nobu Hata, the Director of Member Engagement for the National Association of Realtors, her newborn son and two crazy, but loveable dogs. Shay is a firm believer in giving back and donates a portion of each commission to local animal rescue groups. 


Thursday August 4, 2016 3:35pm - 3:55pm
7. Imperial Ballroom A-Strategies for Growing your Business.

3:40pm

Best Scripts and Emails that are Working with Online Leads
Speakers
avatar for Veronica Figueroa

Veronica Figueroa

Broker/Owner, RE/MAX Innovation
Veronica is the Broker Owner of RE/MAX Innovation and CEO of The Figueroa Team in Florida. She is a licensed Florida Real Estate Instructor and has been a Realtor for over 15 years. She ranks as one the Top 25 RE/MAX Team Leaders in Florida, Top 100 with NAHREP Agents and Rank's in the Top 1% of Orlando Board of Realtors. She is known for her passion in training, marketing and agent development. 
avatar for Sara MacLennan

Sara MacLennan

REALTOR®, Marketing Director, Liv Real Estate
After working for a number of tech start ups, Sara found her way to the real estate industry. She is the former National Director for Interactive Marketing for Coldwell Banker Canada, where she was responsible for an extensive training program traveling to offices across the country. In 2005 she put her teaching into practice and joined a brokerage in Edmonton, Alberta. | | In 2012, Sara and her partner Sheldon Johnston decided the franchised... Read More →
avatar for Katie Secrest

Katie Secrest

Senior Marketing Manager, Sindeo
As Sindeo’s Senior Marketing Manager, Katie Secrest is involved with almost every aspect of Sindeo’s industry marketing program, from managing strategic partnerships to overseeing company protocols to implementing marketing strategies and running social media campaigns. A dynamic and skilled speaker, Katie has presented a number of webinars and at industry events.  Prior to joining Sindeo, Katie was the Director of Marketing... Read More →


3:50pm

How the Media Flunks the Truth Test: Confusing the Public for Clicks
Speakers
avatar for Lee Arnold

Lee Arnold

Broker/Owner, Benchmark Property Management
Lee is the broker/ owner of Benchmark Property Management in San Diego, CA. Founded with the idea that "business as usual" is not the way of tomorrow, Lee's ability to streamline the leasing and management of residential property has increased the profitability of the brokerage and attracted clients who want to buy and sell investment property. Utilizing advanced technology has allowed Lee to differentiate himself from other brokerages and... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Geller

Andrea Geller

Broker Associate, The Chaz Walters Group at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Andrea Geller strives to provide her clients the greatest customer experience working as a part of HOT PROPERTY® The Chaz Walters Group at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago. She has gained knowledge and expertise that only result from experience and ongoing professional development.  Acknowledged for her sales accomplishments Andrea has been in the top 10 agents in Chicago for units sold at Coldwell Banker and is the... Read More →
avatar for Bill Lublin

Bill Lublin

CEO, Century 21 Advantage Gold
BILL LUBLIN operates a successful multi-office real estate firm and has been recognized as a thought leader for his insights regarding technology, social media, ethics and risk management in the real estate business.  An international speaker and trainer, he makes complicated things simple in a fast paced entertaining manner. Entering the real estate business at the age of 21, Bill rapidly gained recognition as one of the best... Read More →


3:55pm

Specific Steps Agents Teams Are Taking to Achieve Success
Speakers
avatar for Keir Weimer

Keir Weimer

President and Founder | Associate Real Estate Broker, The Keir Weimer Team of Select Sotheby's International Realty
After his break-out first year in the industry in 2014, Keir decided to start his own real estate brokerage team. In it's first year of operation, The Keir Weimer Team of Select Sotheby's International Realty was the #1 Top Producing Team in the company in New York State. | | The team integrates industry-leading technologies and innovative best practices into a comprehensive marketing platform. They build on the Sotheby’s International... Read More →
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Vija Williams

CEO, Principal, The Vija Group - Keller Williams
Vija Williams is based in the Seattle area. She heads an award winning team of real estate specialists in the greater Seattle area focusing on the move-up and luxury segments. The Vija Team is the #1 residential resale real estate team at the Keller Williams Eastside office, and is in the top 1% of Keller Williams worldwide for volume sold. Keller Williams Worldwide has over 100,000 agents. | | Vija entered the residential real estate industry... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 3:55pm - 4:15pm
7. Imperial Ballroom A-Strategies for Growing your Business.

4:00pm

CRM as your Marketing Hub for Leads, Routing, Drips, Apps and User Experience
Speakers
avatar for Raj Qsar

Raj Qsar

Principal | Owner, The Boutique Real Estate Group
Raj's story goes a little something like this... Beautiful design evokes emotion. Emotion stirs the soul and creates a connection between client, agent and the home buying or selling process. The Boutique Real Estate Group has invested heavily in bringing all aspects of the real estate experience completely in-house. From custom design, professional staging, architectural photography, cinematography and social media to technology, internet... Read More →
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Chad Roffers

Chairman, Concierge Auctions
Chad Roffers is an entrepreneur who has overseen the successful sale of more than $1 billion in real estate worldwide. As the managing director and chairman of international luxury real estate company Concierge Auctions, Roffers draws on his background in online advertising, negotiation and real estate sales to manage the selection and marketing of auction properties spanning the globe. | | After graduating from the University of Colorado at... Read More →


4:10pm

Brokers vs. MLSs: Is There a Winner in this Mud Match?
Speakers
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Jeremy Crawford

Executive Director, Real Estate Standards Organization
Jeremy Crawford posses an uncommon combination of talents rarely found in the real estate industry: an experienced technologist, skilled communicator and accomplished business leader. As the Executive Director of the non-profit Real Estate Standards Organization, Crawford sits at the helm of one of the real estate industry’s most exciting organizations responsible for the creation, promotion and adoption of standards that is fueling... Read More →
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Glenn S. Phillips

CEO, Lake Homes Realty
Glenn Phillips appreciates a good pun and dark chocolate. He occasionally plays a really ugly tuba, complete with a bullet hole. | | Glenn is the CEO of Lake Homes Realty, powered by LakeHomes.com, one of the country's fastest growing real estate companies. | | Lake Homes Realty is a highly virtual yet full-service brokerage licensed in 11 states (and adding more states quickly). | | Glenn earned his Bachelor of Computer Engineering from... Read More →


4:20pm

How to get FREE PR
Speakers
avatar for Marguerite Giguere

Marguerite Giguere

Agent, Windermere Real Estate
Marguerite Giguere is a working agent with a talent for standing out. She specializes in Downtown Tacoma, Washington and the surrounding neighborhoods. In the real estate industry since 2005, Marguerite recently launched MoveToTacoma.com, a neighborhood-focused website and podcast for people interested in moving to Tacoma, WA. The podcast features interviews with local politicians, business leaders, neighbors, and more to help people learn... Read More →
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Stacie Staub

Marketing Director, Realtor, Live Urban Real Estate
With a Master’s Degree in Marketing as well as an MBA, Stacie spent several years working her way through various industries – but it always came back to entrepreneurs. From a stint writing business plans to some time developing advertising strategies, a natural attraction to start-ups kept drawing her into new adventures (and to her husband, Ori, who owns a software development firm). | | Buying her first home made her realize... Read More →


5:00pm

Cocktails + Content for International Attendees
DocuSign welcomes you to an exclusive reception at our San Francisco worldwide headquarters. Mix and mingle with other international real estate professionals while taking in stunning views of the San Francisco Bay Bridge.

Space is limited.  RSVP required at: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/content-cocktails-for-international-attendees-tickets-26432738031

Thursday August 4, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
8. Hosted Offsite - See Description for Details

5:00pm

Content + Cocktails for Indy Brokers

Join us for cocktails and a tech crawl featuring over 10 tech firms in the real estate space demonstrating their latest innovations. 

Hosted by Climb Real Estate with sponsors Inman, Opes Advisors, and State Farm Insurance.

Space is limited.  RSVP reqiured at: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/content-cocktails-for-indy-brokers-tickets-26206399045

Thursday August 4, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
8. Hosted Offsite - See Description for Details

5:30pm

Content + Cocktails for Power Agents
Join Agentdesks, a leading Real Estate networking platform and an Inman Innovator Award finalist for 2016, for a 'Content & Cocktails' event at their offices, as they bring together Inman Connect attendees and Bay Area top producers to discuss the most important part of the business - Relationships.

Space is limited.  RSVP required at: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/content-cocktails-its-all-about-relationships-tickets-26384927027 

Thursday August 4, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
8. Hosted Offsite - See Description for Details

8:00pm

Inman Innovators Award Bash

Inman will be hosting the Innovator Bash at the iconic Bimbo's 365 Club. 

The winners will be announced when the red carpet is rolled out for the Innovator Bash. Do not miss this one-of-a-kind industry event at Inman Connect. Dress up, walk down the red carpet, drink, eat, dance and celebrate industry innovation.

Tickets are required and can be purchased here:

https://innovatorbash16.eventbrite.com



Thursday August 4, 2016 8:00pm - 11:00pm
9. Bimbos San Francisco
 
Friday, August 5
 

8:00am

8:45am

Network to the Top: Meet one on One with Real Estate Leaders

Listed here are leaders you can sit and talk with in a casual roundtable setting. This is your opportunity to visit, network, and learn from the experts!

Daniel Ahmadizadeh - GetRIley
Daniel Ahmadizadeh is a TED Resident and the CEO of Riley. His company uses real concierges to respond to real estate leads within two minutes, 24/7, through text-message.

Ben Bacal - Roofshoot
Ben Bacal is a leader in the Southern California luxury real estate industry and founder of Roofshoot.com. Selling over a billion dollars in residential real estate, Ben has carved his niche through the use of video to market himself and his properties.

Nick Baldwin and Tristan Ahumada - Lab Coat Agents
Tristan Ahumada is the CEO of Lab Coat Agents and Tristan & Associates. The majority of Tristan's business comes from online leads, expireds and door-knocking. Nick Baldwin and his Keller Williams team focus heavily on internet and Facebook lead generation, and did $50M in volume and sold 100+ homes in 2015. Nick is also the co-founder of the real estate Facebook group, Lab Coat Agents.

Matt Beall - Hawaii Life Real Estate
Matt Beall is the CEO and Principal Broker of Hawaii Life. He's built his career by not recruiting, saying "yes" to things that aren't obvious and by knowing what good creative work looks like.

Paul Boomsma - Luxury Portfolio
With over 20 years of experience in luxury real estate, Paul Boomsma has created the highly successful Luxury Portfolio program. Paul began his career marketing luxury office towers and later joined a top residential firm, becoming National Marketing Director for a major franchise.

Laura Brady - Concierge Auctions
Laura Brady is the founder, president and all around rock star leader of Concierge Auctions. In only eight years she's driven the firm to over $1B in luxury property sales across 32 US states and 14 countries.

Leigh Brown - RE/MAX Executive Realty
Leigh Brown is The No Bullshit Realtor and RE/MAX broker/owner. She can tell you everything you are doing wrong and also provide ideas on listing conversion, lead generation, social media and video.

Sherry Chris - Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
Sherry Chris is CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. She is passionate about the next generation of agents and brokers, and the importance of lifestyle and community as it relates to the home.  

Tara Christianson - Tech with TLC
Tara Christianson is the Technology and Training Director for C21 Redwood Realty, where she works with 10 offices and nearly 500 agents. She is also the Editor of Happy Grasshopper, overseeing the final edits for all emails before they're sent out.

Samantha DeBianchi - DeBianchi Real Estate + SamSpeaks! Coaching
Sam is a real estate expert on CNBC and Fox News. She was also the first female on Million Dollar Listing on Bravo. Sam owns her brokerage in South Florida and teaches agents around the world how to be real estate rock stars.

Billy Ekofo - Century 21 Redwood Realty
Billy Ekofo is Director or Leads Management - Century 21 Redwood Realty. He brings a unique perspective to lead management, one that is based on having a robust yet nimble leads management system.

Denee Evans - Council of Multiple Listing Services
Denee Evans is the CEO of the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) and the primary driver behind this professional trade organization’s work to unify the real estate industry and advance Multiple Listing Services through the development and adoption of best practices.

Sasha Farmer - Montague, Miller & Company
Sasha Farmer is a practicing real estate agent with an effective sales team. She leads a 65 year old real estate firm in Virginia, and she speaks, teaches, and mentors real estate agents across the U.S. and internationally.

Katherine Holland - Zephyr Real Estate
She is a problem-solving steam engine hidden under Midwestern charm. Ask this Marketing Guru for advice on how to get on HGTV's HouseHunters, how to get media coverage or win #1 Realtor Award in your local area.

Ben Kinney - Keller Williams Realty
Ben claims to be the only real estate agent left who isn't a social media and SEO expert, marketing consultant, ebook author or keynote speaker. However, he does own and operate one of the top 25 producing real estate teams in the nation from all brands and multiple Keller Williams franchises.

Italina Kirknis - Online Presence Expert & Speaker
As the Business Development Officer of her Online Branding & Marketing Firm, Italina is the master of follow up. She uses Social Media channels like LinkedIn and Facebook as a supplement to her high-touch face-to-face networking.

Alex Lange - UpstreamRE
Alex is currently President and CEO of UpstreamRE, a comprehensive data management project for the benefit of the real estate industry. He is an experienced “C” level operator and investor with over two decades of experience on both sides of the table including two successful exits, four acquisitions, and countless integrations.

Jeff Lobb - SparkTank Media
Jeff Lobb is the Founder and CEO of SparkTank Media. Jeff specializes in teaching agents, brokers and companies how to grow their business through Social Media, Online Marketing, Video and Sales Strategies.

Katie Maxwell - Intero Real Estate Services
Katie Maxwell is the Managing Broker and Vice President of Intero Real Estate Services in Houston. Her creative and innovative tactics have been the key to successfully recruiting over 100 millennial Realtors.

Heidi Pay - Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty
Heidi Pay is the COO of Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty and has grown the company to the largest in Marin with $2 billion in sales and the second highest agent productivity of SIR affiliates in the country.

Rivers Pierce - Boomtown
Rivers Pearce has over 11 years experience in the online and digital marketing space. As a core member of the BoomTown team, Rivers has extensive experience in real estate technology, including: CRM and database management, audience marketing, marketing automation, accountability and lead generation.

Caroline Pinal - Giveback Homes
Caroline Pinal is the Co-Founder of Giveback Homes, a community of real estate professionals working together. She specializes in modern giving models and can give advice on how to incorporate a social good mindset into your business.

Joe Rand - Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty
Joe is the Chief Creative Officer for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty. He is an evangelist for raising the the quality of the client service experience in the real estate industry by revolutionizing agent education and training.  

Greg Robertson - W+R Studios
Greg Robertson is co-founder of W+R Studios, a SaaS company with over 400,000 subscribers to its products, which include Cloud CMA, Cloud Streams and the new Cloud MLX. Greg has built his business primarily through the direct-to-agent sales and MLS site licensing.

Cary Sylvester - Keller Williams Realty
Cary Sylvester is the VP of Industry Development for Keller Williams Realty. She built an award-winning technology team that transformed the way agents use technology to grow their businesses by connecting and inspiring a non-technical audience.

Amber Taufen - Inman
Amber Taufen is the editor-in-chief of Inman. She has been writing about topics in both consumer-focused and B2B publications since 2005, and she holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Kenny Truong - Climb Real Estate
Kenny is in the top 1 percent of agents in terms of number of homes sold in the East Bay. With increased open data, powerful marketing tools, and efficient systems being developed by new startups, Kenny is able to leverage these technological advances to better serve his clients.

Keith Watts - Facebook
Keith is the vertical manager for Real Estate at Facebook. He has been at the company for over seven years and has watched it transition from a social media platform to a meaningful business driver for clients.

Sue Yannaccone- ERA Real Estate
Sue Yannaccone, currently COO of ERA Real Estate, will take the helm of the global franchisor in September. She is focused on how to support agent and broker growth and productivity at every level.

 


Friday August 5, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
2. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

9:45am

How to Self Promote Without Coming Off as Self Promotional
Real estate broker Mor Zucker, with publicist Audie Chamberlain explain how to tastefully promote your work, and your life from getting press for your listings, sharing your philanthropic efforts, and building a solid fanbase.

Speakers
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Audie Chamberlain

Founder and CEO, Lion & Orb Real Estate Public Relations
As Founder and CEO of Lion & Orb Real Estate Public Relations, Audie manages creative public relations strategy for innovative companies like Hawaii Life, Concierge Auctions, Luxury Portfolio, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Giveback Homes, Roofshoot and more. The firm specializes in aggressive public relations and growth acceleration. Prior to launching Lion & Orb, Audie was Social Marketing Director at Realtor.com where... Read More →
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Mor Zucker

Founder and Publisher, TheDenverEar.com
Mor Zucker is the founder and publisher of TheDenverEar.com, a lifestyle blog that focuses on events, restaurants, bars and family activities in and around Denver and gets approximately 140,000 unique visitors per month. She started off as a real estate investor that flipped properties in both the U.K. and Denver before joining Kentwood Real Estate.  | Mor’s marketing and technology initiatives have placed her website as... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 9:45am - 10:00am
2. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

10:00am

How Being a Punk Rocker Taught Me Everything I Needed to Know to be a Successful Agent

The rough and tumble world of musician life was a road map for navigating a career in real estate.


Speakers
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Jenelle Isaacson

Founder & Owner, Living Room Real Estate


Friday August 5, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am
2. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

10:15am

Climbing Out of the Pink Collar Ghetto -- an Idea Worth Spreading
In an industry in which macho still prevails, Linda explains what is necessary to expose and wipe out the misogynist ways of the real estate business.

Friday August 5, 2016 10:15am - 10:30am
2. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

10:30am

The X-Files: How Marketplaces are Changing Real Estate
An array of new business models are sprouting up that put buyers with sellers in marketplaces that change the rules for the industry.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Brady

Laura Brady

President, Concierge Auctions
As the president of international luxury real estate auction marketplace Concierge Auctions, Laura Brady is responsible for leading the company and it’s aggressive growth. In only seven years, she’s driven the firm to nearly a billion dollars in sales and placement on Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest-growing companies in America for two years in a row. Laura’s knowledge of high-net-worth clientele... Read More →
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David Camp

SVP Business Development, Real Estate Digital
David Camp has a unique operational and sales management background.  David has exercised his management expertise in the startup company, small company and Fortune 500 company environments.  Since 2007, David has served as the CEO and Founder of Reflect Resources focused on internet marketing and enterprise software solutions to real estate companies and lenders. In 2013, Reflect Resources merged with Real Estate Digital (RED... Read More →
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Rick Sharga

CMO, Ten-X
Rick became CMO of Ten-X in January, 2016, after spending two years with the company (then branded as Auction.com) as an Executive Vice President. One of the country’s most frequently-quoted sources on real estate, mortgage and foreclosure trends, Rick has appeared on the CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, ABC World News, CNBC, FOX, Bloomberg and NPR; briefed government organizations such as the Federal Reserve and Senate Banking... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 10:30am - 10:45am
2. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

10:45am

Revolutionizing the Transaction and the Role of Technology
Speakers
avatar for Austin Allison

Austin Allison

CEO, dotloop
After studying Real Estate Development at the University of Cincinnati and Corporate Law at The University of Cincinnati College of Law, Austin co-founded dotloop in 2009. He describes what he does as “surrounding the company with great people and keeping us aligned around our vision and goals.”  | | What little free time Austin has is spent with his wife Angela and their Yorkshire terrier Paris. He is an avid endurance sport... Read More →
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Angela Raab

Director of Training and Technology Advancement, F.C. Tucker
An industry veteran since 2008, Angela Raab maintained a successful real estate career and is currently the Director of Agent Development and Technology Advancement for the F.C. Tucker Company. Angela believes passionately in the power of agent development through her mission of creating an environment in which agents can’t imagine a not succeeding. Her development philosophy centers around finding each agent’s start button... Read More →
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Patrick Stone

President and CEO, Williston Financial Group
Pat has enjoyed a lengthy career in real estate and real estate related services, including “C” officer positions with three public companies and as a director on two Fortune 500 Boards. The senior executive management positions included nine years as President and COO of the nation’s largest title insurance company, Chairman and Co-CEO of a software company and CEO of a real estate data and information company. | | Pat also... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 10:45am - 11:00am
2. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

11:00am

Traditional Marketing + New Tech = New and Lasting Relationships
A social media strategist, Katie show us the path to engagement that mixes the human touch with the best practices online, including new forms of engagement that cement our connections.

Speakers
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Katie Lance

CEO, Katie Lance Consulting


Friday August 5, 2016 11:00am - 11:15am
2. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

11:15am

Yielding Greater Digital Marketing Dividends
Insight into strategic marketing trends that are yielding greater returns while delighting the consumer on their terms.

Speakers
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Grier Allen

President, CEO, and Co-founder, Boomtown
Grier is the President, CEO, and Co-founder of BoomTown, a rapidly growing business that has seen triple digit growth year-over-year since co-founding the business in 2006. Grier has over ten years of experience in both the real estate and software industries. Grier’s family has been in the real estate business for years, and prior to BoomTown he worked as an in-house Marketing & Technology Consultant for Prudential Carolina Real... Read More →
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Raluca Monet

Strategic Partner Manager, Google
Raluca Monet has extensive experience in finance, strategy formulation and advisory services, working directly with CXO level executives to improve profitability and create sustainable growth for corporations. Raluca’s areas of expertise include strategy formulation, organizational transformation, operational strategy, profit improvement and performance measurement. | | Raluca has served on the board of Women in Leadership, an organization... Read More →
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Keith Watts

Industry Lead - Financial Services and Real Estate, Facebook


Friday August 5, 2016 11:15am - 11:30am
2. General Session - Grand Ballroom B

11:30am