Monthly Archives: May 2009

Real Estate Insurgency, Part 2: Organizing the Cell

Posted By Rob Hahn May 31, 2009, Filed under: Management, Real Estate@ 1:47 PM

In part 1 of this series, I discussed the First Principle of real estate insurgency: Never Fight on Their Turf.  The extension of that principle meant that insurgents have to figure out how to outmaneuver then neutralize the primary advantage of Big Brands: breadth of brand (aka, brand

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Deference to Presenters & Barcamps

Posted By Rob Hahn May 30, 2009, Filed under: Miscellaneous, Real Estate@ 2:30 AM

Now that I have recovered, more or less, from RE Barcamp Philadelphia (great job, by the way, Bill Lublin, Kim Wood, John Lauber, and the rest of the REBC PHL gang!), I wanted to ask a question: Are presenters at conferences owed any sort of deference by attendees? I also present at various

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[7DS] Leadership in a Time of Cholera (cross-post)

Posted By Rob Hahn May 23, 2009, Filed under: Management, Real Estate@ 6:46 PM

Just posted on the 7DS Blog -- Leadership in a Time of Cholera: If you are the CEO, broker/owner, team leader, managing partner, or otherwise in charge of a real estate company today, this is an absolute must-read.  In fact, if you read nothing else this entire year, I recommend you read this

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[Theory] Leadership in a Time of Cholera

Posted By Rob Hahn May 23, 2009, Filed under: Real Estate@ 4:07 PM

If you are the CEO, broker/owner, team leader, managing partner, or otherwise in charge of a real estate company today, this is an absolute must-read.  In fact, if you read nothing else this entire year, I recommend you read this fascinating article from A.G. Lafley, Chairman and CEO of Proctor

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I’m Not A Business, Man, I’m a Businessman!

Posted By Rob Hahn May 22, 2009, Filed under: Management, Real Estate@ 2:08 AM

So earlier tonight, I asked a simple question on Twitter: Question: How many of you Realtors have a business plan? How many years does it cover? The answers I got were somewhat amazing.  The replies ranged from "I have a 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year business plans" to "Business plans are too

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The Video from GreenPearl Panel is Up

Posted By Rob Hahn May 20, 2009, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate@ 12:44 AM

Back in April, I took part in a really fun panel discussion about social media in real estate hosted by GreenPearl, and moderated by Allie Herzog of Quinn & Co.  She put up a post describing the panel, and put video footage of the panel. Here's the first part of the video (from GreenPearl's

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Introducing… RE:RnD – An Online Radio Experiment

Posted By Rob Hahn May 19, 2009, Filed under: Miscellaneous@ 2:44 PM

So now that I'm a member of the Unemployed Consultants Union, Local 182, Dustin Luther (@tyr) and I are chitchatting one night about all the fun things we might do.  Lack of corporate respectability does wonders for one's creativity, y'know. We come up with a truly wacky concept that as we keep

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Questions on New NAR Code of Ethics Policy

Posted By Rob Hahn May 18, 2009, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate@ 1:54 PM

According to Ben Martin of the Virginia Association of REALTORS over at VARBuzz.com, NAR has released a new Code of Ethics: Standard of Practice 15-2 was amended and a new Standard of Practice was approved to strengthen members’ obligations to refrain from making false or misleading

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Real Estate Insurgency Manual, Part 1: Outmaneuver and Neutralize

Posted By Rob Hahn May 17, 2009, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate@ 11:24 AM

In my past writings, I've written about the seismic shift going on in the real estate brokerage industry from the perspective of Big Brokers and Big Brands.  You can find those writings here (and the parts linked there), here, here, and here.  At the same time, I've always wanted to write the

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[7DS] Brokerage Performance Speculation – 2007/2008

Posted By Rob Hahn May 14, 2009, Filed under: Real Estate@ 4:15 PM

Just thought some of you might want to check out this new post over on 7DS Associates blog: The annual Brokerage Performance Report put together by REALTrends is one of the most useful and important studies for the real estate brokerage industry.  Unfortunately, the last report was released in

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