I am super excited that my guest in this episode is the legendary Brad Inman, founder of Inman, the biggest real estate news company in the world. Brad has been a long-time champion for technology in real estate. And going to Inman has become a rite of passage for many Australian prop techs. But Brad is also a huge agitator for better and more transparent and frictionless service in real estate and the role of good agents or realtors in that service. This is a power-packed interview that looks at the gift that COVID-19 has given the real estate industry - and the power of unicorns!
(01:50): Brad launches right in telling us about Connect Now.
(02:18): Brad’s thoughts on elevator pitches and the history of Inman.
(04:34): How the number of cool new startups that help real estate are likely to come out of the pandemic and Covid-19 is forcing the industry to innovate.
(07:04): Brad provides some examples of why he thinks the changes will stick after the crisis is over.
(08:42): The technology that Brad wishes WOULD disappear.
(09:37): Brad tells us what the unicorns told him while he was in isolation.
(10:46): The human experience of Covid-19 and how it has equalised us
(14:37): Global trends in real estate – and how the pandemic has not stopped transactions
(16:38): What agents should do right now
(17:47): Advice for startups and tech businesses – why you shouldn’t listen to your investors.
(20:47): Lessons from the last recession with a shoutout to Chris Smith.
(22:59): The expansion of Inman Connect to Connect Now – a global virtual event happening in June – and the key themes likely to be discussed.
(27:20): The tech that has impressed Brad during these times.
(29:13): The value of Connect Now to Australians and Kiwis.
(33:04): How right now is an epic moment in the history of real estate technology adoption.
(34:10): iBuyers? Apparently they’re back!
(34:41): We revisit the unicorn story and what Brad learned from the unicorns.
Content marketing strategist, researcher, journalist and presenter specialising in the real estate industry. I'm passionate about proptech, digital disruption and all things property, big data, leadership and entrepreneurial ideas, have an MBA and specialise in social and digital media content creation and automation.