Monthly Archives: November 2010

Have a REO & Short Sale Business? Might Want to Track This…

Posted By Rob Hahn November 29, 2010, Filed under: Politics & Regulation, Real Estate@ 1:44 PM

From the dusty files of the excruciating minutiae of bankruptcy court proceedings (courtesy of the NY Times) comes this story: But while banks may have booted a few robo-signers and tightened up some lax procedures, one question at the heart of the foreclosure mess refuses to go away: whether

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NAR 800K Might Be Coming

Posted By Rob Hahn November 23, 2010, Filed under: Real Estate@ 3:54 PM

A month ago, I read this depressing story on the Interwebs and it's stuck with me since. Gary Shilling, the author, runs a research service for which one would pay a presumably hefty premium -- I don't subscribe to it, so I'm going simply on what's on that website. His conclusion is

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New Design: What Do You Think?

Posted By Rob Hahn November 22, 2010, Filed under: Miscellaneous@ 11:59 PM

Quick housekeeping note... you've probably already seen that I've made some design changes around these parts.  I'm still working on some things -- like rendering iframes in Chrome, cross-browser compatibility issues, etc. -- but I'm reasonably happy with this so far. So... what do you think?

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Coming Soon: Wholesale Changes to Keller Williams Signage

Posted By Rob Hahn November 19, 2010, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate@ 11:29 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT9zzA0biic First, watch this video.  Note that it's produced by Keller Williams Realty, Inc., the corporation that actually franchises the name.  This is the official position of the franchise, not of an individual agent or an individual office or franchisee.  And

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[7DS] If By “Reinvent” One Means “Imitate”, I Agree

Posted By Rob Hahn November 17, 2010, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 5:21 PM

There is a fascinating post on Find It Fill It blog (looks to me like this is a commercial real estate brokerage of some sort) about how Loopnet's "crowdsourcing" model will reinvent commercial real estate as we know it: This is like aiming a cannon to your competition that’s holding a

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Changes to Email Subscription to NROB

Posted By Rob Hahn November 16, 2010, Filed under: Miscellaneous@ 2:48 PM

A quick housekeeping note. I realized the other day that there are a fair number of you who read this blog via email.  Which is great, even though I'd much prefer if you'd come by afterwards and share your thoughts, opinions, and so on.  So I've decided to make a small investment and give you

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Quick Observation: On MLS Board Members

Posted By Rob Hahn November 12, 2010, Filed under: Real Estate@ 12:07 AM

Marilyn Wilson of the WAV Group has posted a plea for MLS boards to set aside personal agendas and work towards the good of the whole MLS, asking, "Is your heart in the right place?": I would suggest that every MLS board member in the country think about the importance of the role they are

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[7DS] Quick Observation: On MLS Board Members

Posted By Rob Hahn November 11, 2010, Filed under: Management, Real Estate@ 11:10 PM

And what say the Right Honorable Gentleman on the issue of IDX pricing? Marilyn Wilson of the WAV Group has posted a plea for MLS boards to set aside personal agendas and work towards the good of the whole MLS, asking, "Is your heart in the right place?": I would suggest that every MLS board

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Initial Questions and Thoughts: New NAR Franchise-IDX Rule

Posted By Rob Hahn November 10, 2010, Filed under: Real Estate@ 9:35 PM

As reported by Inman News, NAR's Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee has approved a new addition to the Internet Data Exchange (“IDX”) policy as follows: Display of IDX Information by Real Estate Franchise Organizations Participants may provide IDX information to their real

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[7DS] Initial Questions and Thoughts: New NAR Franchise-IDX Rule

Posted By Rob Hahn November 10, 2010, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate@ 8:39 PM

(Originally posted on the 7DS Blog) As reported by Inman News, NAR's Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee has approved a new addition to the Internet Data Exchange (“IDX”) policy as follows: Display of IDX Information by Real Estate Franchise Organizations Participants may

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