Monthly Archives: March 2010

Very Slow Live-Blog of #HARREIS

Posted By Rob Hahn March 30, 2010, Filed under: Real Estate@ 12:04 PM

I'm going to try to do a bit of a stream-of-consciousness "live-blog" here at Houston Association of REALTORS Real Estate Investment Symposium.  I put that in quotes because (a) I'm distracted often, and (b) the bandwidth isn't the best off my little MiFi device. I've already missed a couple of

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I Don’t Pay Cowards and Assassins

Posted By Rob Hahn March 19, 2010, Filed under: Media, Real Estate@ 7:51 PM

So earlier today, I get an interesting email from our form on 7DSAssociates.com: First Name: NAR Last Name: Scandal Email Address: info@narscandal.com Company: NARscandal.com Title: Phone: Comments: Breaking News!  New Scandal at the NAR Exclusive from NARscandal.com A new scandal is brewing

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The Source of Confusion

Posted By Rob Hahn March 13, 2010, Filed under: Management, Marketing, Real Estate@ 2:17 PM

I love this new post by Brian Boero over at 1000watt blog.  Go read it in its entirety, right now.  I'll still be here. Back?  Okay, I don't have a lot of time today to do one of my traditional 9,000 word essay, but this post raises such a set of good points that I had to address them

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Do We Believe in the Millenials?

Posted By Rob Hahn March 10, 2010, Filed under: Real Estate@ 9:00 AM

Starting a few years ago, I've been hearing a lot about how the Gen-Y or Millenials (people aged anywhere from 18 to 30 today) are going to change everything -- but particularly in real estate. A random sampling of opinions about how the Millenials will affect real estate, from a Google search I

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Real Entrepreneurship

Posted By Rob Hahn March 8, 2010, Filed under: Miscellaneous, Real Estate@ 6:41 PM

There is a viral YouTube video going around right now, a "parody/spoof" of Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" with Alicia Keys.  Here it is, in case you haven't seen it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exmwSxv7XJI I understand that the people behind the video, one Pantless Knights, were making a

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A Musical Review of Inman’s “To Be A Broker” Study

Posted By Rob Hahn March 5, 2010, Filed under: Management, Real Estate@ 1:31 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oepXF2B5NK4 There is an interesting little dichotomy in the results of the survey that Inman ran recently, and published as a Special Report: "To Be A Broker: Charting a Course for Recovery".  It'll cost ya some money, unless you're an Inman Premium subscriber, but I

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Brief Personal Note: MRIS

Posted By Rob Hahn March 1, 2010, Filed under: Miscellaneous@ 12:11 PM

Last week, a couple of folks were speculating about my employment status.  Apparently, I had taken a job at MRIS as the Director of Marketing, and so on.  As flattered and grateful as I am that people take an interest in my ability to pay income taxes :) I thought it might be time to clarify

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