Monthly Archives: March 2009

It Ain’t the Technology

Posted By Rob Hahn March 30, 2009, Filed under: Marketing, Technology@ 10:28 PM

The second post ever on Notorious R.O.B. was entitled, "More Silliness from Real Estate Connect" and contained this passage: The Real Estate industry has gone tech-crazy. Here’s a wakeup call: all that technology does is make your existing processes more efficient. If what you do is crap, it

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Future of Broker Websites

Posted By Rob Hahn March 29, 2009, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate@ 2:19 PM

Matt Dollinger, of @Properties in Chicago, raised a very interesting question at the Leading RE conference that just concluded.  He then raised it again over Twitter (Matt is @mattdollinger) and the discussion threatened to overwhelm the 140-char limit.  It's time for bloggery. Matt's question

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My Ten Commandments of Social Networking

Posted By Rob Hahn March 29, 2009, Filed under: Marketing@ 11:25 AM

1.  Thou shalt not spam thy friends. 2.  Thou shalt not be LinkedIn with coworkers, for LinkedIn has replaced most job sites for recruiting. Social network with thy coworkers around the large container that dispenseth water. 3.  Thou shalt think twice before being Facebook Friends with

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Brief Note from Leading RE Show

Posted By Rob Hahn March 27, 2009, Filed under: Marketing@ 3:53 AM

Just a brief note from the Leading RE Show going on right now in Scottsdale, AZ. I got to sit in on a great session earlier today with a speaker who I gather was a luxury marketing consultant.  He actually had some great points to make and great things to say. However, a theme he sounded

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Tribus Cometh: Gehenna or Anarch Revolt?

Posted By Rob Hahn March 26, 2009, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 5:17 PM

At the recent RE Tech South conference, I had the opportunity to meet Eric Stegemann -- a self-described 25-year old going on 40 -- who is the founder and CEO of a company called Tribus as well as the "Head Honcho" of River City Real Estate, a brokerage in St. Louis. Eric is really one of the

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The Difference Between 1.0 and 2.0

Posted By Rob Hahn March 23, 2009, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 10:46 PM

So I ask an innocent question recently on Twitter: "What's the difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0?" And I got a number of interesting responses.  So of course I have to blog about it, heh. Heather Elias (@heatherflynn) wrote: @robhahn interruption marketing versus permission marketing. 

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The Local vs. Localism: Hyperlocal Media Wars

Posted By Rob Hahn March 16, 2009, Filed under: Marketing, Media, Real Estate@ 9:43 PM

I've been meaning to check out The Local -- New York Time's foray into what they're calling 'hyperlocal' media but only got around to it just now.  Imagine my surprise and pleasure to discover that my neighborhood (Millburn, Maplewood, and South Orange) is one of the two trial neighborhoods for

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Thoughts on Blogging: The Craft of Writing

Posted By Rob Hahn March 12, 2009, Filed under: Marketing, Media@ 4:03 PM

Sometimes I'll get a really nice comment or praise from various folks who read this little blog of mine.  Like this twitter I got recently: @robhahn haha, you always have some of the best reads. Will spend the necessary time. Keep up the forward thinking. In those moments, because I am human and

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So What’s Your Blog About?

Posted By Rob Hahn March 6, 2009, Filed under: Miscellaneous@ 12:53 PM

Courtesy of Jonathan Miller, I learned about Wordle.  The funnest thing you can do with this is to answer the question: "So what's your blog about anyway?" Here's what, according to Wordle, this blog is about: Who knew? Here are some other popular RE.net blogs, and "What They're

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Notorious ROB in Japan? o.0

Posted By Rob Hahn March 5, 2009, Filed under: Miscellaneous@ 4:38 PM

Honestly, one of the coolest things I've seen related to this blog of mine: Clicking on that link brought me to this page: Apparently, I am ロブの悪名高い in Japanese.  How can I work that into a business card.... -rsh

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