What if Zillow and Trulia closed shop tomorrow?
I wrapped up my speaking tour of the Midwest today at
the Quicken Loans Arena in
branding and big thinking I cover during my 90-minute presentation.
â€¢ Agents here work hard to earn a living; the median home
price is around $200,000
â€¢ I’ve seen virtually no Mercedes, Jaguars, or Bentleys
in the parking lots. Nice to see some humility again
â€¢ Trains are alive and well in the
â€¢ Lots of brick. Brick homes. Brick shopping centers. No
stucco as far as the eye can see
â€¢ Agents here are eager to listen to what this
California-based consultant has to say
â€¢ Less than 1% are on Facebook; virtually all remain
unaware and disconnected from social media in general
â€¢ About 98% of the attendees were over 40
â€¢ Not one attended Inman Connect this year. I’m willing to bet 1/3 of them will next year
â€¢ Overall interest in progressive tools is high
â€¢ Nearly all in attendance are still 100% paper
â€¢ Most if not all the agents I spoke to are full time,
career oriented professionals
â€¢ I like Midwesterners. They have been some of the most
respectful and eager to grow groups I have ever spoken too
Smart industry takes and creative inspiration.