Last week our team was abroad for the yearly Inman Connect New York Event.
This event is built to increase the success of the entire residential real estate community and for every player in that community while educating, informing, and inspiring them. Agents, brokers, executives, tech and finance professionals, entrepreneurs and investors, and more, gather to learn, share and forge essential relationships.
This year, Inman took place from January 24th to January 26th. Over the course of just a few days, we were able to form strategic partnerships, develop lucrative referrals, and gain insights into how new technologies are transforming the industry. We also had the opportunity to hear from 250+ pros from inside and outside the industry to help our Bold team build long-term success.
DAY 1: BOLD TEAM'S ARRIVAL
We had a long day of travels and arrived on a Monday night. After the check-in at Hilton New York Midtown, our team was naturally hungry, so we dined at Tao Downtown, where we enjoyed flavorful Japanese-style cuisines like Sushi, dumplings and so much more!
DAY 2: FIRST DAY OF INMAN
On the first day of Inman, our team assisted in various educational sessions of Inman. These sessions had themes like: Winning listings in a competitive market, Leadership, Top Artificial Intelligence Trends to implement in the business, Digital Innovations, and many others! After absorbing knowledge from many such as Brad Inman himself (the founder of this organization!), we lunched at the authentic Italian American restaurant Pazza Notte, that's been firing up brick oven thin Pizza for 21 years already! Naturally, we delighted in their marvelous food AND red wine!
Later in the evening, we dined at a CRUISE (with an all-you-can-eat buffet included) while soaking in the most mesmerizing sights of the New York City skyline, including the Statue of Liberty all lit up. The DJ on the cruise even put on our team's favorite song and we danced for the remaining part of the cruise sail. Definitely, a night to remember.
DAY 3: INMAN AND PODCAST + DIA DI BETICO
Rise and shine! On this morning, the first stop was breakfast at Lepain Quotidien. They had these fluffy delicious French cream donuts, that tasted as good as they looked. On this day, back in Aruba, it was also Betico Croes' day (25th January) and to honor that, our team wore Arubiana branded scarves proudly. During Inman's training on this day, we had the amazing opportunity to record a podcast with Melvin Yates (Real Estate and Coaching) ... so stay tuned for that! It'll be out on our social media platforms sooner than later. We also personally met the man himself, Brad Inman. Finally, we dined at Ruth's Chris steakhouse as we shared our perceptions and opinion on what we learned on this day. Topics like Leading through Economic Cycles and the Power of the media to build a brand were discussed.
DAY 4: INMAN AND CONNECTIONS
Our highlight this morning was, of course, meeting well-known real estate broker/agent: Ryan Serhant (From Million Dollar Listing New York and its Spin-off Sell it like Serhant) and Matt Lionetti (From the agency). After exchanging knowledge, inspirations, and ideas with them we quickly grabbed breakfast at Sip & Co. After Inman, we visited Grand Central Station and dined again at Pazza Notte, it was just that good! We also roamed around Times Square.
DAY 5: LAFAYETTE AND EXPLORING (LAST DAY)
When we were ready to head out on this day, we had one goal in mind, to try the delicious and famous croissants at Lafayette! ...and the food sure met all of our expectations. The croissants had this delicious filling that lingered in your tastebuds just that little bit longer. It was worth the wait! We also explored the areas of NOHO and SOHO and we ended up dining at the Cathedral. Cathedral is located at Moxy East Village, it's a neat, chic restaurant with (as the name suggests) high stunning cathedral ceilings, it was definitely worth the visit. We finalized our trip by doing some shopping and later prepared to travel home the next day.
All in all, we definitely took over New York and would surely do it again without a second thought as it was not only educational but also motivational and a confirmation of what we are already doing.