InmanNext - Real Estate Agent-Focused Website Launches

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InmanNext, a new multimedia website that will provide video perspectives, news, reviews, advice and commentary for real estate agents, will make its debut today at 11:00 a.m. PST.

InmanNext, a new multimedia website that will provide video perspectives, news, reviews, advice and commentary for real estate agents, will make its debut today at 11:00 a.m. PST.

Chris Smith, co-founder of Tech Savvy Agent and Inman News’™ new chief evangelist and Katie Lance, Inman News social media director and Future of Real Estate Marketing managing editor will take the lead in developing content for the new site. Both Smith and Lance bring many years of real estate expertise and enthusiasm to the table and have a large following in the industry.

Smith spent the last two years training agents as a technology ambassador and spokesperson for He is a significant part of Inman News’ Agent Reboot™ conference and attendees value his opinion on topics including mobile tools, lead conversion and iPad listing presentations.

Katie Lance has many years of experience in social media as well as in creating effective marketing campaigns for individual agents. Her recent second place award from NAREE for Best Blog shows her understanding of and commitment to changes in the real estate industry.

"Uniting Chris Smith and Katie Lance with the InmanNext channel is a real win for real estate agents," said Tim Smith, Inman News CEO. "They bring a strong understanding of the business needs of real estate agents, along with deep expertise in today's most important technologies."

Fourteen contributors will join Smith and Lance at InmanNext, each sharing their expertise on a wide range of real estate subjects. The contributors include:

Brian Copeland -- a licensed broker and national recognized real estate speaker and trainer; a Mac enthusiast; and author of Copeland is known for his creative home listing and marketing strategies.
Twitter: @NashvilleBrian

Gahlord Dewald -- president and janitor of Thoughtfaucet and a tech columnist for Inman News. Dewald regularly sheds light on the usefulness and potential of emerging technologies, search engine optimization and analytics.
Twitter: @gahlord

Jimmy Mackin -- works to master Facebook's potential.
Twitter: @themlsapp

Michael McClure -- founder, president and CEO of Professional One Real Estate. He authors the blog; is the founder and host of RaiseTheBar an online BlogTalkRadio program; and is a frequent national speaker on the topics of professionalism, branding and social media. Michael is the social media insider, taking engagement to the next level.
Twitter: @ProfessionalOne

Jack Miller -- technologist, business professional, and real estate agent who enjoys the intersection of technology, business, people and real estate.
Twitter: @jackmiller

Maura Neill – REALTOR® and partner, The Gebhardt Group. A lover of all things Atlanta, Maura is also founder and editor of Atlanta: 365 Days, 365 Things To Do, a hyperlocal travel resource and magazine for newcomers and natives. She knows how to build a business via social media.
Twitter: @mauraneill

Nicole Nicolay -- founder and chief creative officer of Agent Evolution, a social media training and WordPress Web design company. She is also a co-author of and serves as industry educator, consultant and innovator. She has worked as an emcee for Inman's Agent Reboot events.
Twitter: @nik_nik

Reggie Nicolay -- founder of real estate technology blog and social media director for the REALTORS® Property Resource (also known as RPR), a national property database for REALTORS®. As social media director for RPR, Reggie is responsible for brand monitoring and social media strategies. Reggie is a PC junky: he enjoys building computers, loves code, and won't convert to a Mac.
Twitter: @ReggieRPR

Darin Persinger -- founder of Productivity Junkies, and a real estate coach and trainer. He helps agents increase their productivity and business development while utilizing social media and technology.
Twitter: @darinpersinger

Suzanne Roy -- contributing writer for Tech Savvy Agent and owner of the V.A. Works website. Suzanne has been working in real estate technology and social media since 2002, assisting both brokers and agents with online marketing and social networking needs.
Twitter: @RealEstateVAs

Matthew Shadbolt -- director of interactive products and marketing at The Corcoran Group. He leads the charge in Corcoran's initiatives for social media, advertising, video, mobile and search.
Twitter: @Corcoran_Group

Jay Thompson -- designated broker and co-owner of Thompson's Realty, an independent real estate brokerage based in Phoenix. His award-winning blog, The Phoenix Real Estate Guy, is one of the most widely read real estate blogs on the Internet and a champion of online marketing.
Twitter: @phxreguy

Krisstina Wise -- owner of The GoodLife Team, a brokerage recognized for tech innovation and in real estate social marketing, social media practices, and other new media approaches.
Twitter: @krisstinawise

Joel Burslem -- member of 1000watt Consulting and founder of the Future of Real Estate Marketing Blog. An expert marketer and technologist, Joel has had many roles in both startup and agency environments. He was also named one of the 25 Most Influential Real Estate bloggers two years in a row.
Twitter: @jburslem

What Can Agents Find on InmanNext?

According to Smith and Lance, InmanNext is for agents with various levels of experience. The diverse group of contributors will provide varying viewpoints to issues, giving the reader and viewer the opportunity to form their own opinion.

Chris Smith said, "We're not just tapping into the existing '' and hearing from the same people over and over. What an agent will find on Next is a great collection of information about all sides of an issue. You might find five (items) about a particular aspect that you're looking for that might provide five types of opinions (detailing) how it's being done."

Lance added, "It's not a math formula. By providing different opinions and different case studies it allows people to make their own opinion."

The site will launch today at You can also keep up with InmanNext news on Twitter (@inmannext) and Facebook (

The complete story on the launch of InmanNext can be found on For additional information please contact press (at) inman (dot) com.

About Inman News | Agents and brokers around the world turn to Inman News first for accurate and timely real estate news and information. Known for its award-winning journalism, cutting-edge technology coverage and forward-thinking conferences, Inman News is the leading independent source of real estate news, education and insight. In addition, for 15 years, Inman News has been hosting Real Estate Connect -- a semi-annual real estate conference for real estate brokers and top-level executives. Connect will be held July 27th-29th 2011 in San Francisco.

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