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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I've attended a couple of them and found useful information in the break-out sessions as well as the roundtable discussions at the end. The main stage offered some inspiring speakers too.

I have to say though, none of what I learned there has been implemented into my business - I still do what my webmaster says I need to do for my internet business and I still focus on my sphere.

I learn more from fellow agents who are boots-on-the-ground agents - who actually sell and don't lecture. 

Aug 16, 2018 09:16 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not know.  I've managed to be successful in real estate and I have never attended Inman Connect.  

Aug 16, 2018 05:25 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Russ, It was 15-20 minute sessions with roundtable discussions at the podium but opportunities for the audience to submit questions. There were some longer sessions for a deeper look into topics. At times there were 3 to 4 sessions going on at one time in various parts of the hotel so you have to pick and choose. There are networking areas and the trade show area.

Aug 16, 2018 05:46 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I've never been even when it's been in a location I consider to be desirable.  Not my thing.

Aug 16, 2018 07:19 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Erica Ramus any chance we could summon you? I think Erica is often a speaker there. No one smarter! 💖

Aug 16, 2018 06:11 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


You certainly can learn a lot of new and interesting stuff.  We went to the NY one and it was interesting.  You may want to ask Debbie Reynolds who was recently there.

Personally, I would not go back.  A

Aug 16, 2018 08:50 PM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

It's a wealth of knowledge with lots of opportunity for breakout sessions to learn what you want and avoid what you don't.  The most recent one was short lecture with plenty of other opportunities - networking, vendor education, etc.


I personally found 2 vendors that are great to work with from Inman, and of course, the best bonus was getting to hang out with Debbie Reynolds !

Aug 16, 2018 09:46 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Debbie Reynolds has the scoop.

  I believe that Katerina Gasset has also attended.  Perhaps she can advise you.

Aug 16, 2018 05:48 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think so, you get all sorts of angles there.

Aug 16, 2018 07:22 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No clue... have never been... always seemed very expensive. I've heard mixed reviews.

Aug 17, 2018 03:18 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I never thought it was worth the transportation much less the admission fee.

Aug 16, 2018 11:16 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I don't usually attend these ... there is plenty of stuff available all over the internet and right here on AR!

Aug 16, 2018 11:02 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Contact Debbie Reynolds for advice on this.

Aug 16, 2018 05:41 PM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I've never been to one Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239 so you might heed the advice from Debe Maxwell, CRS as she has had some positive experiences with them.

Best of luck 

Aug 23, 2018 08:19 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Don't know.

Aug 17, 2018 05:57 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

AR is my source to learn about things before they main stream !!!

Aug 17, 2018 05:15 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

When I visit the INMAN website, what they exhibit as their personality suggests their agenda or culture is not of interest to me.

There are many places to learn how to effectively grow ones Internet presence without sacrificing a portion of ones soul for commerce.

Be aware, there is opportunity to learn EVERYWHERE for those with eyes that see. Even if the only outcome is 'been there, done that' it is worth checking it off your list. 

My suggestion is attending events offered by honest to God Internet people. Before attending, invest sufficient intellectual effort to know a few of the questions you need answers for regarding your business. Knowing what you want your business to look like in three years will prove essential.

Aug 17, 2018 05:01 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I would just do a subscription to their newsletter & see if you like the whole program. They turn me off as they are totally one sided. They think they 'are the leaders' but they are actually not in the business. You'd think that as they keep touting their own views & predictions.

Best was just a few months ago when Gary Keller lost his mind on stage with Inman. I'm sure it's on YouTube somewhere if you want a few laughs.

Aug 17, 2018 04:56 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that's of no interest to me.... my plate is overflowing, at this point!!!

Aug 17, 2018 04:38 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

They have great information and worth it.


Aug 23, 2018 07:13 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have heard both yes and no. Depends on who you talk to

Aug 20, 2018 08:06 PM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

I don't go to Inman Connect and I also do not subscribe to their subscription service. What I really don't like about them is that they tease you with their content and then require you to pay for it to read it. That is fine if you are really adding value, however, I don't see their content as anything you can't find anywhere else for less or free. They charge way too much for their events. I am not interested. 

Aug 20, 2018 12:24 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have not gone.  When I've gone to other similar events in other industries, I've often found them to be a mix of good and bad, with some good networking opportunities as well as vendors.

Aug 18, 2018 09:50 AM
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I have not tried it, but something to research a little more.

Aug 17, 2018 07:25 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I have not attended, but have seen some of the sessions on Inman. Someone I know just attended the last one in San Francisco and I am looking forward to picking their brain on what they learned.

Aug 17, 2018 12:43 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Personally, my time is too valuable to spend vacation time at a seminar or convention.

Aug 17, 2018 11:06 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Only you can decide that. I attend things many do not. I can usually extract good info or networking from any event I attend...but I go with a plan and focus on that plan.

Aug 17, 2018 06:43 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I've never attended, so I have no idea.

Aug 17, 2018 04:28 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have not been to one.

Aug 22, 2018 05:16 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Parked and reading...

Aug 18, 2018 05:37 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239 - not likey to be there.

Aug 17, 2018 07:44 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe


Aug 17, 2018 09:56 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never been to an Inman conference!

Aug 17, 2018 09:02 AM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Never been. No plans to attend. 

Aug 17, 2018 07:19 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

What you are looking for is right under the nose so the saying goes

Aug 17, 2018 06:57 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have never been.  But, I'm guessing you can get as much out of it as you are willing to learn.

Aug 17, 2018 06:43 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not attended.

Aug 17, 2018 05:57 AM