Monthly Archives: October 2008

NAR Social Media Manager – A Concerned Endorsement

Posted By Rob Hahn October 24, 2008, Filed under: Real Estate@ 2:14 AM

I am endorsing Todd Carpenter of Lenderama for the Social Media Manager position for the National Association of REALTORS. His plan is a solid one, and his experience with the makes him an invaluable resource. However, I am rather concerned for Todd, and I make the endorsement with a good

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Inside the Brokerage Numbers, Part 2 (AKA, Our People Are Our Most Valuable Resources. NOT!)

Posted By Rob Hahn October 20, 2008, Filed under: Management, Real Estate@ 3:04 PM

In part 1 of this series, I looked at per-person productivity numbers which simply made no sense. Thankfully, people like Russell Shaw and Jay Thompson stepped in to provide at least an explanation. Simply put, there are too many agents chasing the same number of deals. So despite large

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Inside the Brokerage Numbers, Part 1 (AKA, Umm… WTF?)

Posted By Rob Hahn October 15, 2008, Filed under: Management, Real Estate@ 8:19 PM

Over at the OnBlog, I posted an item discussing the difference between how much brokerages spend on print advertising vs. their website. That was for the clients (past, present and future) of Onboard Informatics. This blog is where I get to talk speculative BS with friends in the So...

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On Corporate Social Media

Posted By Rob Hahn October 9, 2008, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate@ 10:28 AM

Broker and blogger Bill Lublin often has very wise things to say, and this post is no exception: A study created by Adam Sarner, an analyst with market research firm Gartner, indicates that more than 75 percent of Fortune 1000 companies will have a social-networking initiative for marketing or

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Blipping Out – How About A Real Estate Blip?

Posted By Rob Hahn October 8, 2008, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate@ 10:31 AM

So I promised a more serious post about, the social music network that I'm fairly obsessed with these days. It's taken a few days for the thoughts to gel, and I'm not convinced that they have fully. But in the interests of starting the discussion, I want to get this out there. Could a

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Two Great Writers

Posted By Rob Hahn October 4, 2008, Filed under: Media, Miscellaneous@ 11:05 PM

A while back, I wrote that if you want to become a better writer, reading good writers really helps improve one's own writing.  While there are hundreds of great writers, many in the, I thought I would offer up two of my current favorites -- one from the world of sports, and the other from

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Official Anthem of the

Posted By Rob Hahn October 3, 2008, Filed under: Miscellaneous@ 3:42 PM

Recently, I discovered the hilarity that is I'm going to have an actually serious post about that, but this is not that post. No, this post is about something completely unimportant. Unless you have a soul. In which case, music ought to be very high on your list of priorities. Then

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