This week I’m in San Francisco at one of the larger real estate conferences in the US called InMan Real Estate Connect. First impressions: it’s really interesting to watch the real estate industry grapple with what the web is doing to it.
Due to there being some confusion around registration, I missed Michael Arrington of TechCrunch fame give his presentation ” Real Estate Technologyâ€”What Is Driving Development?” Hopefully some other blogger was able to make it.
Brad Inman has talked about transparency, and how the internet is changing the industry. Onc CEO of a Web company told us that “the Long-tail is dead for real estate” – this was great because a director from Google and a VP from Yahoo were at the same table.
I’m currently listening to the executives of Zillow talk about why they started and what they’re up to.