This week, thousands of real estate agents, broker and industry leaders from around the US and abroad, are gathering in New York City for Inman Connect from January 26-29th, to discuss, share, learn and connect on the current trends and happenings and what’s on the horizon in real estate. The topics are wide and varied, and cover cutting edge topics and trends. Check out the complete Inman Connect schedule of events. It’s also the conference’s 20th anniversary! 

I’m incredibly excited and humbled to have been asked to speak again this year! I will be on a panel moderated by the talented Wendy Forsythe (Executive VP of Global Operations at Carrington Real Estate) and alongside fellow panelist Broker Anna-Marie Ellison (of ERA King Real Estate) and Broker Brian Lewis (of Halstead Property) on “The Ins and Outs of Video Marketing in 2016.” 

I was first inspired to begin implementing social media and content marketing strategies in my real estate business at the 2012 Agent Reboot conference in NYC. I remember like it was yesterday, hearing from industry and social media experts Katie Lance (Social Media Director), Chris Smith (Chief Evangelist)—both of Inman News at that time—and Facebook expert Jimmy Mackin (co-founder of Curaytor), each speaking about the importance of video and hyper-local focus. That Inman event prompted me to “go all in”!

I am not a digital native, but a digital immigrant, since I was not born into the digital and social media revolution. After making my “all in” declaration, I thought okay, now what? I had to expand my comfort zone and take that leap of faith and submerge myself in learning a new language. This was quite uncomfortable at times, and many late nights on webinars and youtube watching other experts in this field... but extremely exhilarating at the same time!

Just 4 short years ago, I was a social media and video newbie. I chose to embrace a lot of what I have been taught by others, and now my YouTube Channel has over 43,000 views and 172 subscribers, I am an admin for a dynamic hyper-local community Facebook Group and a committed writer and blogger of original and curated local content, all while building a real estate team!

I know that there are many fellow digital immigrants out there who need the confidence and support to know they can do it. I am hoping to provide that gateway....”yes, you can do this too”!

Thank you Brad Inman, Morgan Brown and Drew Lehmann and the entire Inman team for this opportunity to share what I am passion about… creating, innovating, sharing, inspiring, connecting and building relationships.

If you’re going to Inman Connect, you can catch our talk on Thursday, January 28 at 4:20pm - 4:45pm in the Broadway South Ballroom

See you in NYC! I can’t wait!