Monthly Archives: November 2011

Extinction Event Horizon: Real Estate

Posted By Rob Hahn November 17, 2011, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 10:27 PM

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The recently concluded NAR Convention in Anaheim that is. On the one hand, it was great to see old friends, make new friends, and engage in some wonderful conversations about everything from IDX Policy to branding to dating habits of college

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The Giant Syndication Hole in IDX Policy

Posted By Rob Hahn November 11, 2011, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 3:50 PM

One of the most fun things about coming to a NAR event -- whether Mid-Year or Annual -- is the ability to connect previously unconnected dots and have an A-HA! moment. I had one such moment yesterday in the legal seminar put on by NAR. I thought I'd jot down a few thoughts, as the MLS Policy

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Does Branded MLS Data Matter? A Proposal for An Experiment

Posted By Rob Hahn November 10, 2011, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 1:54 PM

Yesterday, your faithful correspondent was part of an interesting session held by the Council of MLS (CMLS) here in Anaheim on branding or certifying MLS data. The basic premise with which the meeting began was something like the following: The MLS has a strong brand for trustworthiness and

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Zillow Acquired Diverse Solutions: Three Interpretations

Posted By Rob Hahn November 3, 2011, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 12:40 AM

  So Zillow buys up IDX provider, Diverse Solutions. First of all, congratulations to Justin LaJoie and the rest of the team at Diverse Solutions, as well as to Spencer Rascoff and the folks over at Zillow. I don't know what the real motivations behind the acquisition were, but at a minimum, you

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