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LIVE WIKI NOTES:  ConnectSF 2008 

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Links to LIVE BLOGGING notes:  ConnectSF 2008


9:00 am – 9:45 am

Foreclosures 2.0: Using Technology to Gain Business



Bill Staniford, CEO, PropertyShark

Michael Davin, President, CataList Homes

Peter Richmond, Realtor, Pacific Union Real Estate

Sean O’Toole, Founder & CEO, ForeclosureRadar.com


Pull quote: 


If you are an agent today, and you are not in the foreclosure market, you are really not in the market.  Lenders are handing out 1,000's of listings per month.




9:45 am – 10:30 am

How to Help Homeowners While Closing Business



Eli Tene, President, I Short Sale, Inc.

Frances Flynn Thorsen, Managing Editor, RealTown.com

Heidi Mueller, Broker Associate, Prudential California Realty

Tom Geller, Author, Save My Home: Ten Steps to AvoidING Foreclosure





10:30 am – 11:15 am

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Where’s the Risk in foreclosures?



Andy Kaufman, Social Media & Community Specialist, MyEastBayAgent

Harold Justman, Attorney-at-Law, Fimmel, Justman & Rible

L.J. Jennings, Broker/Owner, Pyramid Real Estate & Investments

Peter Zalewski, Broker, Condo Vultures® Realty LLC






11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Foreclosure Landscape: A Look at Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Headed



Bradford Geisen, Founder, President & CEO, Foreclosure.com

Lauren Guzak, Director, Strategic Relations, DataQuick

Robert Kimble, Director of Non-Performing Loans Serving, Freddie Mac

Rick Sharga, Senior Vice President, RealtyTrac






Bloggers Connect


11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Blogging Pitfalls: How NOT to Get Sued

What to say? What not to say? Dealing with legal and copyright issues.

Moderated by: Joseph Ferrara, Publisher, Sellsius



Ardell DellaLoggia, Author, RainCityGuide.com

Melanie Wyne, Senior Technology Policy Representative, NAR

Russ Cofano, Vice President and General Counsel, John L. Scott Real Estate

Todd Carpenter, Founder, Bizomi Consulting



1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Growing Pains: Take Your Blog to the Next Level

Going the distance and maintaining your blog.

Moderated by: Jeff Turner, President, Real Estate Shows



Jim Cronin, Owner/Author, Real Estate Tomato

Dustin Luther, Founder, 4Realz.net Consulting

Nicole Nicolay, Co-Founder, Effektive Solutions, MyTechOpinion

Daniel Rothamel, Realtor, Strong Team REALTORS; Blogger, Real Estate Zebra




Wednesday, July 23, 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

How the Nomadic Culture will Rock your World.

Thanks to wireless networks, mobile technology and web services, we are no longer attached. Find out how the convergence of these events have created the Nomad culture and how it will change how you do business and how real estate is bought and sold.


Bradley Inman, Publisher, Inman News



Housing forecast ConnectSF:





Wednesday, July 23, 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The Election, Customer Service and the State of the Media

A conversation with Craig Newmark, customer service rep & founder, craigslist.org





50 sites:  Handouts wil be mailed to all ConnectSF attendees






Wednesday, July 23, 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

The Housing Debate: Bull vs. Bear

Where are we in this housing cycle? Has recovery started or is it just beginning to show signs? Is there hope for an uptick by the end of the year? Join a lively debate between housing bulls and bears who present differing views of housing's future.



Avram Goldman, President & CEO, Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate

CR, Real Estate Analyst, Calculated Risk

Dottie Herman, President & CEO, Prudential Douglas Elliman

John Williams, Economist, Shadowstats.com

Noah Rosenblatt, Founder, UrbanDigs.com

Yves Smith, Author, NakedCapitalism.com





Thursday, July 24, 8:30 am – 9:00 am

New Ideas That Will Change Real Estate

Hear 7 entrepreneurs explain how their ideas are going to change real estate in this fast-paced, exciting session.


Anupam Gupta, President & CEO, Mixpo

Brendan King, CEO, MyFrontSteps.com

Damian Scott, Founder, Hoodeo

Grant Freer, Founder & CEO, RealSeekr

Jack Horton, Principal, Personive

Kevin DeVito, CEO, CyberCity 3D

Mike Mathieu, Founder & Chairman, Front Seat






Super Size Search

Real estate search has become more refined as more companies have entered the space hoping to make it easier to find listings online. Hear from executives at some of the top companies in this space.


Moderated by: Brian Boero, Partner, 1000Watt Consulting


John Helm, CEO, MyNewPlace
Lloyd Frink, President & Co-Founder, Zillow.com
Lorna Borenstein, President, Move, Inc.

Marty Frame, SVP & GM, Cyberhomes

Sami Inkinen, Co-founder & COO, Trulia.com
Vikki Neil, VP Online Classifieds, FrontDoor.com




25 Ways to use Video in Real Estate



Thursday, July 24, 10:45 am – 11:00 am

Radical Marketing for Real Estate


A conversation with Deanna Brown, President, Scripps Networks Interactive





Thursday, July 24, 11:00 am – 11:45 am

The MLS Mess



Will the national MLS ever be born? Join a lively discussion with varying points of view on this controversial topic.


Alex Chang, CEO, Roost
Ashfaq Munshi, Founder & CEO, Terabitz
Jim Harrison, President & CEO, MLSListings
Justin McCarthy, Strategic Partner Development Manager, Google
Mark Lesswing, Sr. Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, NAR
Michael Silvas, President & Co-Founder, Morgan Lane & CALMLS





Thursday, July 24, 11:45 am – 12:00 pm

How the Next Generation is Consuming Media


Michael Rogers, Futurist-in-Residence, The New York Times





BRAINSTORM:  The Brokerage of the Future





Friday, July 25, 8:30 am – 9:15 am

Finding Buyers Outside the US

Housings markets have grown global with buyers searching for homes across borders and more foreign money being invested in U.S. real estate. What tactics and technology can be used to reach consumers who are thousands of miles away?




Brendan Walsh, Advertising Director, The New York Times

Douglas de Jager, Co- Founder, DotHomes.com

Simon Baker, CEO & Managing Director, REA Group

Yannick Laclau, Founder &CEO, Properazzi



Friday, July 25, 9:15 am – 10:00 am

Get Social or Die

How can the real estate industry learn to get social on the Web without breaking the unwritten rules of social networks? Learn how to leave a digital footprint in places where consumers gather to gawk at real estate and where they're just hanging out.


Moderated by: Brian Boero, Partner, 1000watt Consulting


Kris Berg, Broker Associate, Prudential California Realty

Marc Canter, CEO, Broadband Mechanics

Perry Evans, CEO & Founder, Local Matters, Inc.

Ryan Slack, CEO, MyDealBook.com



Friday, July 25, 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Evolution of the Real Estate Portal

How first generation movers are keeping up with internet consumers.


Errol Samuelson, President, Realtor.com

Ian Morris, CEO, HouseValues, Inc.

Jason Doyle, Vice President/GM, Homes.com

Louis Cammarosano, General Manager, HomeGain

Michael Yang, General Manager, Yahoo! Real Estate



Friday, July 25, 10:45 am – 11:00 am

Innovator Awards Winners Announced



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