Favorite Moments: ICNY 2016

What an amazing time we had at #ICNY. There are almost too many moments to mention but here are some of my favorites:

1. Getting to cheer on all the Giveback Homes Members on stage. Our Members are leaders and innovators and I loved hearing them share their passion and expertise with everyone. Mauricio Umansky kicked it off with loads of advice for agents...
"What stops most agents is the fear of failure." - Mauricio Umansky
Madison Hildebrand sharing some his best trade secrets (you had to be there to hear them), and Susana Murphy & Raj Qsar talking brokerage brand learnings and successes. You are all blazing a bright trail in the industry!
 2. Building a home for Arcadio and taking networking to the next level.  Giveback Homes and Lion & Orb produced two epic industry events #forsocialgood. We partnered with 1000watt, Concierge Auctions, Docusign, Inman Connect, Placester, Referral Exchange, Retsly, and Sindeo, and collectively we built a life-changing home for Arcadio and his family in El Salvador.  And we had a lot of fun doing it too! The cool 3d photobooth and deck with NYC views made the night extra special. Check out more photos here!
3. After the first night of fun (and a couple of drinks) the best cure is the matzo ball soup from Juniors across the street. They say they're known for their cheesecake, but I think the matzo ball soup is the real champion. Thanks to Audie for the wise tip! 
4. Taking the stage with Samantha Debiachi and New Story Charity (our Building Partner in Haiti and El Salvador) was a moment I will never forget.  Just a year ago I was in the crowd at Inman Connect San Francisco, wondering why no one was talking about the triple bottom line or the social consumer, and now we were on stage talking about it! We're changing the conversation in real estate and nothing makes me happier. 
5. Friday was my favorite day of ICNY!  The meet-the-leaders roundtable was brilliant and it was followed by back-to-back presentations by Jed Carlson, Errol Samuelson, Audie Chamberlain, and Matthew Shadbolt. Boom. It doesn't get any better! 
Thank you to... 
All that stopped by our table in start-up alley to say hello & those that joined the movement on the spot. 
Drew Meyers for being a Giveback Homes advocate, friend, and helping with whatever we needed.
The Inman team: Brad, Morgan, Emily, Drew, Will, Devon, for an incredible ICNY experience. 
Let's all continue to do more good in the world!