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5 “Can’t-Miss” Real Estate Networking Events To Attend In 2022

Written by Than Merrill

As the housing industry continues to thrive, real estate networking events simultaneously grow in popularity. The benefits of investing in real estate are too great to ignore, making conferences a great place to network and discover new industry trends. However, with several real estate networking events on the rise, it can be difficult for an investor to choose the one that will benefit their business.

It would be impossible for investors to attend every real estate event that is announced. Fortunately, they don’t have to—so long as they plan and identify which events offer the most benefits. If you are creating your annual calendar, consider adding some of these real estate networking events to your schedule.


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Real Estate Networking Events & Conferences In 2022

As more and more events return in person, the year ahead will be exciting for professionals looking to learn and network. There are numerous conferences planned for 2022, each representing a unique opportunity to boost business. But, for those who have gotten used to virtual meet-ups there are still numerous options in 2022. Event planners and businesses alike have gotten more tech savvy, giving attendees the option to attend many of the following events online or in person.

Inman Connect 2022

  • When: August 2-5, 2022
  • Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

Time and time again, Inman Connect makes our list of the top real estate event in the industry. This event goes all out to secure the best speakers each year. From tech professionals to real estate experts, attendees have the opportunity to hear from a unique, skilled line-up. There is a virtual option available, and numerous networking opportunities for all attendees.

Inman Luxury Connect 2022

  • When: August 2-3, 2022
  • Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

Inman Luxury Connect offers a unique focus on high-end properties, giving investors an opportunity to take their portfolios to the next level. This event will be held in August and will feature a number of networking opportunities for investors. Real estate agents and investors focused on luxury properties should consider reserving a ticket to this highly-sought after event.

Tom Ferry’s Success Summit

  • When: August 23-25, 2022
  • Where: Dallas, Texas

The Success Summit is part motivational, part networking. The goal is to come away from the weekend reinvigorated and ready to secure your next deal, sell your next property, or accomplish whatever is next on your to-do list. If you can’t make it to Dallas, there is a virtual option for attendees. Overall, this event is expected to be a great opportunity for real estate professionals looking to learn, practice, and connect with others.

NAR Conference & Expo

  • When: November 11-14, 2022
  • Where:Orlando, Florida

The National Association of Realtors hosts one main conference each year to bring together Realtors across the country. The conference features panels, educational sessions, and networking events for attendees (with a virtual option available). There are also a huge variety of vendors, giving Realtors the opportunity to connect with other businesses in the industry. There are discounts available for early registrations, so keep tabs on this event if you think you want to attend.

REimagine

  • When: October 11-13, 2022
  • Where: Long Beach, California

REimagine is the annual California Association of Realtors’ conference, and will be held in Long Beach later this year. While it’s still too early to know the exact speaker line-up, the conference is expected to be a great event. Attendees will have numerous opportunities to network and connect, and leave the event with valuable connections across the industry.

Real Estate Networking Events & Conferences in 2021

Real estate events and conferences looked a little different in 2021. However, one thing that remained the same as the real estate industry learned to navigate COVID-19: networking is crucial to any real estate professional’s success. That being said, investors in 2021 needed to consider new and often virtual ways of interacting with potential connections. Luckily, many companies planned for this — and there were numerous virtual events scheduled for 2021 calendar. Not only did these events offer a way to network in these uncertain times, but they also were a lot more cost-effective than in-person events of years past. Here were some of the top real estate networking events and conferences in 2021:

Inman Connect

  • When: January 26-28, 2021
  • Where: Virtual

2021 was the first year Inman hosted a completely digital version of their annual real estate conference, and they made sure to go all out. Inman Connect featured over 250 speakers, interactive sessions, and online networking opportunities. Inman also hosted one-day virtual events throughout 2021.

RE/MAX R4

  • When: March 23-25, 2021
  • Where: Virtual, or limited in-person attendance in Orlando, FL

RE/MAX attempted to offer the best of both worlds in 2021, with virtual and in-person options for its real estate conference. There were restrictions on in-person attendance, including an event capacity of 2,000, required advance sign-ups, and social distancing guidelines. RE/MAX continued to post updated guidelines and precautions as the event got closer. Those who attended virtually were given access to live streams, educational presentations, and even networking breakout sessions.

Success Summit 2021

  • When: August 24-27, 2021
  • Where: Anaheim, CA

Tom Ferry’s Success Summit was planned for late summer 2021 and was expected to be held in person. This event focused specifically on real estate agents’ training — though all real estate professionals were welcome to these sessions. The annual Success Summit event is typically known for its networking opportunities and provides the opportunity to connect with agents all over the country.

REALTORS Conference & Expo 2021

  • When: November 12-15, 2021
  • Where: San Diego, CA

The REALTORS Conference & Expo is the largest annual event for the most successful real estate professionals. The conference experience often includes learning and networking sessions where attendees can engage with session leaders and connect with like-minded attendees. The even aimed to teach about new happenings in the real estate industry, and teach participants the best ways to optimize investments, serve their communities, and boost their bottom lines.

RECon

  • When: December 5-7, 2021
  • Where: Las Vegas, NV

RECon is usually the world’s largest global gathering of retail real estate professionals for networking, deal-making and educational opportunities. The 2021 event featured over 34,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors, making it the largest industry convention. This event was an unparalleled opportunity to do a year’s worth of business in just three days.

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Real Estate Networking Events & Conferences In 2020

2020 started a new decade, and for some investors, it brought new opportunities to succeed in a growing industry. A lot changed in the real estate sector in a relatively short period, and 2020 saw a host of other changes take hold. Many of today’s top investors host great conferences, not the least of which can ignite one’s passion or award new investors with the tools they need to realize success in this industry. That said, not all real estate events are created equal; some are unequivocally better than others. Let’s take a look at the best real estate events of 2020.

Success Summit 2020

  • When: August 11 – 14, 2020
  • Where: Anaheim, CA

Update: Due to the ever-changing policies surrounding COVID-19, the real estate event, Success Summit, was postponed to a later date. For more, please visit: https://www.tomferry.com/blog/success-summit-2020-announcement/

The 2020 Success Summit hosted by Tom Ferry was designed specifically for agents with the mindset of a business owner. More specifically, however, the Success Summit aimed to provide attendees with a blueprint to build and sustain a profitable career in the real estate industry. In the years past, around 5,000 top-producing agents were at the event ready to increase their own networking opportunities. At the Success Summit, attendees can learn “proven sales, marketing, and time management techniques needed to attract and convert listings in any market.”

Inman Connect New York 2020

  • When: January 28 – 31, 2020
  • Where: New York, NY

Inman Connect has grown into one of the most valuable real estate sources in the country. Those that have attended in years past likely knew what to expect, but those still on the fence for future conferences should know that there are few sources of more accurate information on the future of real estate in the country. Inman Connect always dives deep into the industry itself and breaks down current and future trends that will continue to shape it. Thousands of top-producing agents, independent brokers, franchise executives, MLS and association leaders, tech entrepreneurs, and marketing executives gather at the annual conferences to share their expertise. Those fortunate to attend will gain insight into today’s most successful minds.

The One21 Experience 2020

  • When: February 22 – 26, 2020
  • Where: Los Angeles, CA

This CENTURY 21 exclusive event was hosted by some of the most successful minds in the industry who offered a glimpse into the products and services of prominent real estate industry leaders.

Real Estate Networking Events & Conferences In 2019

The importance of real estate networking cannot be understated for investors hoping to find success in the industry. Conferences represent the opportunity to build connections with like-minded, focused professionals across the country. Aside from building a real estate network, the right conferences can also provide investors with information on the latest industry trends and technologies.

If you are interested in reflecting on the top real estate events of 2019, here were some great entrepreneurial education opportunities:

REAL Trends Gathering Of Eagles

  • When: May 14 – 15, 2019
  • Where: Denver, CO

This real estate networking conference was a two-day gathering of industry leaders in Denver, CO. The 2019 Gathering Of Eagles conference featured Ken Auletta, author of Frenemies: The Epic Disruptions Of The Ad Business, as a keynote speaker. Auletta is a business journalist with over twenty years of experience and has won numerous awards for his writing. The event was held in May.

The REAL Trends Gathering of Eagles conference is a great opportunity for real estate investors to expand their business knowledge and network with top industry talent. The event covered topics ranging from deal terms and negotiations to future trends in the real estate world and acquisitions. The sessions also included information on legal and tax issues in the industry. The wide array of topics and history of attendance ensured investors left this conference with new connections and a strong understanding of deal negotiation best practices and business acumen.

FortuneBuilders Ignite

  • When: December, 2019
  • Where: Las Vegas, NV

FortuneBuilders 2019 Ignite was held in Las Vegas, NV in December. Representing the perfect chance to close out the year, Ignite always lives up to its name. At the event, attendees were given every opportunity to ignite their passions for real estate all over again. With more than 60 educational sessions, real estate professionals customized their own experiences and tailored them to the needs of their respective companies. Sessions covered a myriad of topics, not the least of which include:

  • Online business presence
  • Probate investing
  • Capital management
  • Building a passive income portfolio
  • Getting financing for your next deal
  • Finding an investment property
  • Business scaling
  • Short sales
  • Asset protection
  • Rehabbing
  • Commercial properties

Ignite is an investor-centric real estate event that caters to those looking to make a career out of their passions. More importantly, it offers practical skills that can be applied to every investor’s personal goals. The informational sessions alone are worthy of the admission price; however, Ignite also hosts a networking party after the event. Investors who are looking to network with real estate professionals and bring home unique industry knowledge should consider adding Ignite to their upcoming plans — after all, the event is held every year.

RealWorld 2019

  • When: July 21 – 23, 2019
  • Where: Orlando, FL

RealWorld 2019 was a real estate networking conference hosted by RealPage. The 2019 event was held in July in Orlando, FL. RealWorld 2019 provided investors the chance to grow their real estate network by offering multiple networking sessions for attendees. For our advice on brushing up on your networking skills, be sure to read this article.

RealWorld also featured a keynote speaker and breakout sessions to ensure every investor left with newfound knowledge. The conference had a strong focus on property management’s ins and outs and featured breakout events on various related topics. Sessions included information on commercial properties, energy management, tax credits, vacation homes, student housing, and more. The wide array of topics and guaranteed networking events made this conference perfect for real estate investors looking to take their businesses to the next level.

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Summary

As you set your business up for success in the new year, consider adding one of these real estate networking events to your calendar. By offering unrivaled access to some of the top real estate professionals, each of these conferences serves as an opportunity to form new connections in the industry. If you find yourself searching for a way to take your business to the next level, try attending one of these networking events in the upcoming year.


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