Marvin Stone and Saul Klein Break Down the iOi Summit 2019

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 03 September 2019 17:08

Realty Times Executive Editor, Saul Klein, sits down with Marvin Stone, Senior Vice President, Industry Relations with Stewart Title, for his "Stewart on the Street" segment at the iOi Summit presented by the National Association of Realtors®.

A Brief Intro:

Breaking Down iOi Summit 2019:

For convenience we've broken down the following video into the following chapters:

1. Discussion Innovation: Trends & Predictions at 3:57
2. Cultivating Continual Innovation in a Hyper-Growth Environment at 6:40
3. The Emerging Homebuyer – Google at 9:35
4. Predicting What Every Homeowner Will Do Next at 16:15
5. iOi Pitch Battle at 18:03
6. Exactly What to Say at 30:11
7. RE Tech: A Capital Markets and M&A Perspective at 33:06
8. Follow the Money: Why PropTech is a Major Focus for Investors at 37:02
9. Open Standards: Bringing the Smartphone Experience to Real Estate Technology at 38:48
10. #GetSocialSmart: Building and Keeping a Sustainable Social Media Strategy at 42:24 

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Saul Klein

In 1948, doctors told my father that his life aboard submarines on war patrol in the South Pacific and the depth charging he experienced had rendered him sterile. Although controversial and not widely applied, he was treated with an Ayurvedic therapy called “shivambu.” If you are unfamiliar with this term, I recommend you Google it because against all odds, I came to exist.

That was a loony segue into my life but is a fitting precursor to a career that would be just as incredible.

Like my father, I joined the Navy. However, due to a medical inconvenience, I was honorably discharged after 6 years of commissioned service, all on Sea Duty. This was an opportune misfortune that led me down the path to a successful career in real estate. Both my father and grandfather flirted in real estate brokering and flipping part-time, and I followed suit but making a lifelong career out of it.

With over 40 years in real estate, it is impossible to talk about my experiences in this small window. But I can proudly say that I am well-recognized as an industry pioneer, especially in real estate syndication and education, and one of the few luminaries that paved the way for real estate’s transition to the online world.

Some highlights of my life’s work:
● Co-created ePRO, technology certification course that certified 70,000 students
● Created the first online communities for real estate professionals to network, learn, and sell
● Created "Opt Out" Listing Syndication, aggregating over 1.4 Million Listings in 18 months
● Built the #2 National Listing Syndication Service, Point2 Technologies, sold to Yardi in 2010
● Founder of the California Association of Buyer’s Agents
● Member of the first Team, pre-IPO, responsible for obtaining first 500,000 listings
● Helped Zillow and Trulia build up their MLS data inventory

Today I continue to lead efforts that bring new technologies to the real estate industry. Feel free to reach out and learn more.

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