Our ICSF itinerary

Can you feel the excitement in the air? Inman Connect San Francisco is always full of information and more than a few surprises thanks to the Master of Ceremonies himself, Brad Inman. This year's lineup isn't just fire, it's fireworks!

It all kicks off Monday, August 7 with Indie Connect and Hacker Connect. Our friend and client Vanessa Bergmark of Red Oak Realty is moderating all day and the first topic looks right at the heart of what independent brokerages face: the inevitable "should I sell?" question. Matt Beall of Hawaii Life takes on this question.

Up next, Jed Carlson of Adwerx and Thad Wong of @properties discuss their partnership on building automated listing ads. Automation is everywhere and learning how to harness it is a major key to real estate success.

The morning continues with Mor Zucker, of Kentwood Real Estate and the popular Denver Ear website explaining her technique for Facebook success. Mor is the master at turning social buzz into real success.

In the afternoon on Monday, Paul Boomsma shares what he has learned working with hundreds of independent brokerages around the world through his work with Luxury Portfolio and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Paul has a level of expertise and global knowledge that makes him the last word on all things indie. 

Monday night, Inman's elite take to the woods for Inman Disconnect. Of this, we can say nothing more except that it will be the stuff of legend.

Tuesday everyone is back in San Francisco as the ICSF conference heats up. Jed Carlson and Thad Wong team up again to discuss how to wow demanding sellers with great tech.

In the afternoon, Roofshoot founder Ben Bacal shares how big thinking helped him grow his business. Want to be unstoppable? Ben can show you how.

Wednesday afternoon it's time for the marketing track. Winston Wellborn, the smart marketing wizard at Hawaii Life shows how to assess where you are and get where you need to go when it comes to marketing your brand.

Want great PR? If you didn't you wouldn't be reading this! Our founder Audie Chamberlain serves up his own special brand of PR mastery, sharing how we assess stories and help people get noticed. 

On Thursday, the marquee stars are fast and furious. Our friend Inman writer Amber Taufen shares her take on the listing shortage. 

In the afternoon, Sara Sutachan and Leslie Appleton‐Young share their research on female broker owners/ managers and their efforts to set up a statewide mentoring and support system for women leaders.

Want your own company? Vanessa Bergmark shares her tips from finding the right partner, to strategizing culture, to setting up the model that works the best for you, hear best practices and missteps to avoid when starting your own brokerage.

Want to learn from successful millennials in real estate who have mastered the art of managing and learn their secrets? Rainy Hake Austin  and Sarah Ribnick Kosasky share their advice for other young leaders. 

We wind it up with entrepreneurs shaking up the status quo including Melissa Kwan of Spacio and our friend and client, Caroline Pinal of Giveback Homes. 

Wind it all up at the Inman Innovator bash where we've got our fingers crossed for our favorites.

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