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Better Market, Better Tools, Better Practices

The real estate market is improving. The opportunity is larger and so are the steps that you need to take to expand your business. A hunker down mentality characterized the last four years in which tweaking and incrementalism was enough to stay alive. The times are changing. Real estate professionals must be bolder and smarter with their customer acquisition strategies, their technology investments and their priorities. Find out how to prepare for the future at Real Estate Connect® San Francisco, August 1-3.

Produced by Inman News®, Real Estate Connect® is the preeminent event for everyone who cares about the real estate industry and where it is going. Each year, thousands of influential real estate leaders gather at Real Estate Connect to network, make deals, explore current trends and technology, and to learn how to embrace and leverage the change that surrounds our industry.

Join us in San Francisco, August 1-3, 2012 for what promises to be the best edition of Connect yet. The theme for Connect SF 2012 is "Better Market, Better Tools, Better Practices" and we’ll be exploring business strategy, consumer insights, emerging technology and big data.


Keynote Speakers

Charles Duhigg

Charles Duhigg
Staff Writer , The New York Times, Author, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Caterina Fake

Caterina Fake
Founder & CEO, Findery

Joe Fernandez

Joe Fernandez
Co-founder and CEO, Klout

Brad Inman

Brad Inman
Founder & Publisher Inman News, Inman News, Founder, Vook, Vook

Jed Katz

Jed Katz
Managing Director, Javelin Venture Partners

Katie Lance

Katie Lance
Director of Social Media, Inman News, Contributing Editor, InmanNext

Chris Smith

Chris Smith
Chief Evangelist, Inman News, Contributing Editor, InmanNext,

Jason Sosa

Jason Sosa
Founder and CEO, Immersive Labs

Adi Tatarko

Adi Tatarko
Co-Founder and CEO, Houzz

Nirav Tolia

Nirav Tolia
Co-Founder and CEO, Nextdoor

At Real Estate Connect you’ll experience:

  • Unparalleled networking with industry leaders including the executives at the top real estate franchises; entrepreneurs bringing new products to market; marketing execs; top-producing real estate agents and brokers; and executives from the leading financial service and title companies…in other words, the people who are driving change in our industry.
  • A fantastic set of exhibitors representing the players you already know and our Startup Alley participants that have new and exciting products you haven’t heard of yet.
  • Keynote presentations and fireside chats featuring leaders and innovators describing what’s ahead for the industry
  • In-depth tracks such as Broker Summit, ConnectTech, Digital Marketing and MLS Solutions

If you are an industry leader, or you just want to rub elbows with them, you’ve got to be at Real Estate Connect.

Previous Connect Events

To view sessions, speakers, video and other content from past shows (2006 to 2009), click here.