Inman Real Estate Connect

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Group MD102148

First a shout out to Carolyn Tann-Strarr, Brad Andersohn, Jeff Belonger, Ines Hegedus, Derek Overby, Pat Kennedy and of course Audrey-June Forshey!

Yesterday started at 3:30 am for me and I am still reeling from the whirlwind tornado ride. I picked up Audrey at 4:15 am were we proceeded to drive in the dark to Dulles Airport in Virginia. I hate airports and Audrey literally had to take the wheel and point me where to go to find a parking space. I have spent many hours circling airports making wrong turns.

We landed at Kennedy Airport around 7:30 AM and stepped out side into the cold 27 degree air. It actually felt refreshing. I wore long johns for the trip thinking it was going to be freezing the whole way. BAD PLANNING. I was sweating all day long.

The cab driver was encased in bulletproof plastic and didn't say one word to us on the way. He drove like a bat out of hell, on the shoulder, over the warning strips, in and out of traffic with horns blaring at us. Audrey and I were literally about to get sick.

We checked in at Inman, paid our $199.00 for the day. And went to grab some chow. After the $25.00 eggs and toast we quickly got down to the 5th floor for a lecture on the future of the real estate industry. We have a lot of changes and technology to look forward to.

Audrey was twitting and e-emailing and looked ready to go. So after the lecture we shot up to the atrium to wait for her friend Carolyn Tann-Starr.

Carolyn greeted me with a warm, friendly hug. Minutes into the conversation, I realized she is an amazing wealth of knowledge on blogging and the social networking medium. She deserves to be getting paid a lot of money for what she knows!!

Audrey and I left for a roundtable discussion on real estate.

When we got back we spent the day talking to the aforementioned Active Rain members exchanging a wealth of knowledge and great stories. It was well worth the trip.

Carolyn Tann-Starr was nice enough to traverse rush hour, New York city traffic to get us back in time to catch our flight!

Thanks Carolyn!! It was a pleasure and privilege to get together with a bunch of knowledgeable and interesting professionals to hear idea and exchange info!

Just a quick addition, Brad Andersohn is a true inspiration to all bloggers. He is not only a genuine guy, but someone who loves what he does. I think you can tell from his posts. If you ever get the chance to talk with him in person, don't pass it up. In five minutes, he clearified for me how to find my own voice and put it on my blog.  Plus, he shared some amazing personal accounts of how effective blogging can create income! Thanks Brad for the great advice!

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Groups:
"Whacked"!!!
Rainmaking - Internet Marketing Strategies
Almost Anything Goes
Club Chaos
Tags:
inman real estate connect carolyn tannstarr brad andersohn audrey june forshey

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
1,363,977
Vickie Nagy
Vickie Nagy, Broker Associate Realty ONE Group BMC Associates | BRE#01363932 - San Ramon, CA
Broker for San Ramon, Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton

Thanks for sharing the highlights of your day at Inman Connect. I am very interested in hearing more about some of the discussed changes forthcoming in the world of real estate.

Jan 09, 2009 12:04 PM #1
Rainmaker
391,188
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL

Thanks for sharing looks like you had a great connect.

Jan 09, 2009 12:06 PM #2
Ambassador
739,304
Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans

Meyer... it was a pleasure meeting you yesterday. Hopefully we'll get to spend more time. I'll let you and Audrey know next time I am down your way. And thanks for the polite mention.

jeff belonger

Jan 09, 2009 01:32 PM #3
Rainmaker
188,749
Audrey June-Forshey
RE/MAX Realty Services - Darnestown, MD
GRI, Gaithersburg, MD

Meyer, Good report.  All the people we got to meet made it all worth the lack of sleep.  We need to have an Active Rain Gathering sometime during the boring winter months. 

Jan 09, 2009 09:35 PM #4
Ambassador
720,386
Brad Andersohn
To Be Announced... - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad 707.646.1876

Meyer - it was great meeting you and getting to spend time with you, Audrey, and Carolyn.  I only wish we had more time at these events to brainstorm and share with each other.  Guess we'll just have to continue doing it online.  Until the next time, have a great 2009!!  :-)

Jan 10, 2009 09:41 AM #5
Ambassador
568,258
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Flushing, NY

Thanks you for your kind words Meyer. I can't wait to see you and Audrey again. We definitely have to plan a get together soon. :-)

Jan 10, 2009 10:01 AM #6
Ambassador
568,258
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Flushing, NY

Featured @ Club Chaos

Jan 10, 2009 10:03 AM #7
Rainmaker
46,736
Meyer Leibovitch
RE/MAX Realty Group - Gaithersburg, MD
REALTOR Boyds, MD

Tann-Starr i hope we'll c each other soon! i love your energy!

Brad- you are " The Wizard of Blog". I am taking your advice to heart and going to use my blog more effectively! I am keeping my fingers crossed for a fruitful 2009 for all!

Jan 10, 2009 12:27 PM #8
Anonymous
Daniel Rothamel, Inman Community Manager

Meyer,

I'm glad that you were able to make it to NYC, and I'm very glad that you found your Connect NYC '09 experience to be a rewarding and enriching one. 

You are right on the money about Brad.  He is a great guy, and he knows his stuff, too.  That is one of the best things about Connect-- the opportunity to meet in real life those you have known only as avatars, and the opporunity to start new relationships.

If you thought NYC was good, just wait until August, Connect San Francisco is going to be even better!

Have a good one!

Jan 12, 2009 10:02 AM #9
Rainmaker
46,736
Meyer Leibovitch
RE/MAX Realty Group - Gaithersburg, MD
REALTOR Boyds, MD

Daniel-I definitely connected at Inman. I think it was the first tme in a long time that I have seen so many agents excited about the future of the real estate industry, despite the conditions. The structure of real estate is changing rapidly and effective use technology is the foundation.

Jan 12, 2009 03:01 PM #10
Ambassador
568,258
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Flushing, NY

Meyer, you make an excellent point. Technology is going to take a major role in how we play the game for 2009. I'm looking forward to the upgrades.

Jan 13, 2009 12:43 PM #11
Rainer
17,548
Heather Elias
National Association of Realtors - Purcellville, VA

Wish I had known you were there!!! Would have loved to have met you. =) Perhaps we can convince you to come to REBarCamp in Virginia on March 3rd?

Cheers,

Heather

Jan 14, 2009 08:50 PM #12
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
46,736

Meyer Leibovitch

REALTOR Boyds, MD
Ask me a question
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information