Monthly Archives: September 2012

When Life Hands You Citrons, Make Citronade: In Which I Differ With Smart Analysts

Posted By Rob Hahn September 27, 2012, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 12:09 PM

  A cool refreshing drink... I've gotten more than one request from readers to discuss the brutal analysis report on Zillow by Citron Research. I didn't think I'd have much to add to a stock analyst's report that tends to be heavy on financial metrics and such, but it turns out that the

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Concerning REALTOR Politics, A Few Thoughts

Posted By Rob Hahn September 26, 2012, Filed under: Management, Politics & Regulation, Real Estate@ 11:17 PM

  NAR's Washington DC Headquarters Building I recently had the privilege of attending an event in Southern California with the Pacific West Association of REALTORS(r) at which a California state legislator spoke on issues facing the state. There were some really interesting Q&A with the

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Key Metrics of the Big Three Portals: Move, Trulia, Zillow

Posted By Rob Hahn September 23, 2012, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 2:07 PM

    First of all, congratulations to Pete Flint and the team at Trulia for their successful IPO. Trulia is now TRLA on the NYSE. The environment wasn't necessarily looking friendly for a real estate related IPO, but Pete and crew navigated it. So a heartfelt congratulations to you

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Concerning QE3, A Few Thoughts…

Posted By Rob Hahn September 15, 2012, Filed under: Management, Media, Playing Economist, Real Estate@ 3:17 PM

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCY9ZGnDolQ I am not an economist, and I don't play one on TV, and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night... but I kinda look like one. Plus, Seth Price of Placester isn't an economist either as far as I know, although he's a good friend who is not only

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They Deserve Better

Posted By Rob Hahn September 11, 2012, Filed under: Management, Real Estate@ 1:57 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N40ZzXr4THY Above is the video I shared at Xplode San Antonio today, which was part of the Texas Association of REALTORS conference. This wasn't a video we had made available to the public, but after my experience today, and a conversation with one of the attendees,

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Real Estate and the Party Platforms: Not a Party, Y’all

Posted By Rob Hahn September 6, 2012, Filed under: Politics & Regulation, Real Estate@ 1:40 PM

We gonna party like it's 1999 So the Democratic Party's 2012 Platform is somewhat in the news these days. But that whole kerfuffle reminded me that I hadn't looked through either party's platform to see what they said about real estate, the industry in which I work and cover and opine. Since it's

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Oh Lordy. Chicago (Association) Blows Up.

Posted By Rob Hahn September 6, 2012, Filed under: Management, Miscellaneous, Real Estate@ 12:41 AM

Image: Xaxor.com   I was going to just keep posting my series on REThinkFuture, but this development simply demands attention: The Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR) is suing Andrea Geller, a CAR member and agent for Coldwell Banker, for defamation for public statements she made on

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