Inman Connect Real Estate Conference -- NYC

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Joel McDonald -- www.AutomatedHomefinder.com

Tonight, I did something totally out of character, but I'm really excited about it! 

I've got a lot going on, and months ago, had reluctantly decided I shouldn't go to the Inman Connect Event that starts tomorrow in New York.  Then, today, I was watching the twitter stream of the goings-on at REBARCAMP - which was scheduled for the day before the start of Inman (at the same hotel).  As I saw pictures of friends I've met at previous conferences, online friends I've been wanting to meet, and quotes from speakers talking about subjects I like, I decided I just had to get there.  So I booked a flight, grabbed a room, and will be on a plane first thing in the morning. Woo Hoo!

It makes no sense whatsoever considering I'm presenting to 50 agents on Monday about marketing & SEO, I haven't even finished preparing the presentation, and I JUST returned from taking 11 days off for the holidays!  But what the heck -- I decided late last year that I was going to make a bigger effort to continue to learn ways to improve my company, and this is a great way to start off the year!  Besides, I've got a 4 hour flight, two 3 hour batteries for my laptop, and a checklist of what I was supposed to be working on this week.  I now just have to get it done between my trips to and from from New York.  What the heck - I never work more efficiently than when I'm up against a deadline anyway, and this is in the interest of continuing education (as well as hanging out with a bunch of awesome and VERY smart Realtors®!)

If you'd like to keep an eye on what's going on at the conference as it happens, feel free to follow me on Twitter as I'll be doing my best to tweet notable quotes from the army of amazing talent scheduled to be at the conference. 

My Twitter feed can be found here.

 

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Lori Bee
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YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!   Can't wait to meet you.  That is so awesome. 

January 07, 2009 06:57 AM
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Bo Hussung
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Joel, I think you made the right decision. You have to be there. It when times are tough that all the work for recovery has to happen.....APPLAUSE!

Bo

January 07, 2009 07:36 AM
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Rebecca Gaujot, RealtorĀ®
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You seem like a very BUSY man. Hope you have a great time in NYC.

January 07, 2009 08:00 AM
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Sandy McAlpine
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I am so excited for you and jealous at the same time. I wish I could be there with all my twitter and activerain friends too!

January 07, 2009 09:51 AM
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Sue Paige
ERA Today Realty, Windham, ME 04062

Wish I was going. Have a blast. Hope your plane gets off the ground. I love New York. I look foward to reading your fun times down there. Have fun networking.,

Sue from Maine

January 07, 2009 01:47 PM
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Karen Pierce
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Joel - Good for you! Can't wait to see your reports when you return!

January 07, 2009 05:19 PM
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Teresa Berry

Joel we look forward to hearing about your experience when you're back. thanks for keeping us updated.:)

January 07, 2009 07:09 PM
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Kim Wood
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Joel, it's fun to do those spontaneous out-of-character moments once in a while :) And hey, I'm sure you found some time in the late evenings/early mornings around the conference times to work on your presentation.
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