Monthly Archives: June 2012

Real Estate Needs A Roger Goodell

Posted By Rob Hahn June 29, 2012, Filed under: Management, Marketing, Real Estate@ 1:29 PM

Wow... I just saw that picture above on Facebook today. I don't know the man, and he could be the best real estate agent ever to walk the earth. He could be a charming, personable, ethically upright family man who should be running for President in 2016 to save the country. But man, that

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On Pinnacle: Interview W/ Stefan Swanepoel and Jeremy Conaway

Posted By Rob Hahn June 28, 2012, Filed under: Management, Real Estate@ 6:11 PM

Recently, I found out that the Pinnacle Group Project -- something I had heard rumors about for a few months -- had officially launched. What the hell is Pinnacle? From the website (the URL is "thechangechampions.com" by the way): A two year intensive course of study for Association Leadership and

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Episode 5 of Trialogues Podcast is Up

Posted By Rob Hahn June 27, 2012, Filed under: Miscellaneous, Real Estate@ 11:16 AM

In case you didn't know, I've been having some fun with Matthew Shadbolt of Corcoran and Gahlord Dewald of Thoughtfaucet on a podcast thing of late. Episode 5 is now up: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/trialogues-conversations-on/id524756328 Take a listen if you enjoy the kind of impractical,

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NAR the PAC: Three Questions

Posted By Rob Hahn June 23, 2012, Filed under: Politics & Regulation, Real Estate@ 12:26 PM

I've been having a twitter conversation (remember those?) with my good friend Mike Pennington, who is not only one of the guys behind RETSO, but is an active member of his local and state Association of REALTORS, about NAR and political power. I assume it's because of either the Trialogues

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Information and the Firm, Real Estate: What Does Big Data Even Mean?

Posted By Rob Hahn June 22, 2012, Filed under: Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 4:55 PM

  In part 1, we just looked at one person's view of what Big Data means for corporations, then tried to apply it to real estate. I've had a couple of conversations about it with some very smart industry people since posting that, and am trying to wrap my head around the whole concept. The first

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Information and the Firm – Real Estate Style

Posted By Rob Hahn June 20, 2012, Filed under: Management, Real Estate, Technology@ 8:30 AM

I'm pretty certain this is going to be an obsession for me for the next few weeks. So as I'm wont to do, I'll think out loud on these pages what these incredible insights might mean for real estate. The "this" is both the video above and this blogpost on The Economist's Schumpeter blog. The

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NPR Notices Millennials Aren’t Buying Houses

Posted By Rob Hahn June 14, 2012, Filed under: Playing Economist, Real Estate@ 9:40 AM

(c) Neal Coleman, from the NPR article I've been sounding the alarm on the Millennials for... oh... over two years now, I guess, starting with this post in March of 2010. I noticed that even the mainstream media (like the LA Times) is starting to catch on to the fact that Millennials (or Gen-Y)

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Transparency For Thee, But Not For Me

Posted By Rob Hahn June 13, 2012, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 1:18 PM

(I'm going to try an experiment with this post and a couple others in the future. This post will be under 600 words, period. Then I'll track site stats.) Over on Facebook, Danny Dietl writes: ...why don't they just put a disclaimer on the front page that says something like "we are working on

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Association Leaders — This is One Story You Cannot Afford to Ignore

Posted By Rob Hahn June 7, 2012, Filed under: Management, Real Estate@ 7:00 AM

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcj-vO27huo I've been really busy the last few days, but did not see anyone in the real estate media world -- even bloggers like me -- pick up on this extraordinary story: Three members of the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors on Tuesday sued the trade

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