Category : Management

NLRB’s Browning Ferris Decision: Bad, Bad News for Franchising

Posted By Rob Hahn August 28, 2015, Filed under: Management, Politics & Regulation@ 10:26 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDKO6XYXioc Earlier today, the National Labor Relations Board handed down its ruling in the Brown Ferris case. If you are a brokerage who belongs to a national franchise, like Coldwell Banker or Keller Williams or REMAX, or even a regional franchise, like

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The Future of Real Estate, According to Zillow

Posted By Rob Hahn August 17, 2015, Filed under: Management, Real Estate, Technology@ 5:28 PM

So, you want to be a real estate agent, eh? A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about Zillow's acquisition of Dotloop, and offered the following under "The Long Game": Over the long haul then, those who are working with Zillow, leveraging that end-to-end data, and managing the

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What If Real Estate Brokers Worked Like Car Dealerships?

Posted By Rob Hahn June 14, 2015, Filed under: Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 5:18 PM

My friend Eric Stegemann, whom many of you already know as a frikkin' brilliant dude who runs Tribus, posted something on Facebook today and in our banter, got my thinking going. Here's his post: And obviously, you can see my comments too. I thought the similarities between car dealers and

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Brief Post: Why Young People Don’t Become Real Estate Agents

Posted By Rob Hahn June 11, 2015, Filed under: Management, Real Estate@ 1:41 PM

Over on Facebook, my friend Nick Solis is on a roll about the aging REALTOR population. There are some good points being made over there mostly from younger REALTOR types. But I don't think the issue is all that complicated. So before I go board this plane, I thought I'd jot a few thoughts down

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Reading the Union Position on Monell v. Boston Pads

Posted By Rob Hahn June 10, 2015, Filed under: Management, Politics & Regulation, Real Estate@ 9:37 AM

One of the law firms who filed the union-side amicus brief As my readers know, the recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ("SJC") handed down its ruling in Monell v. Boston Pads. I wrote about that case and cautioned against irrational exuberance from the results, because the results were

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Monell v. Boston Pads Ruling: Hold Off on the Jubilation

Posted By Rob Hahn June 4, 2015, Filed under: Management, Politics & Regulation, Real Estate@ 12:23 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in1XouH9FTk Earlier today, the Massachusetts Supreme Court handed down its decision on Monell v. Boston Pads, one of two independent contractor status lawsuits that the real estate industry has been watching with baited breath. (The other one, still being litigated,

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Meditation on Meaning of Membership

Posted By Rob Hahn June 3, 2015, Filed under: Management, Real Estate@ 11:11 AM

The talk within the industry these days is all about technology. Well, by "these days" I suppose I mean the last ten years or more. Sometimes I honestly wonder who talks about technology more: REALTORS or venture capitalists. Go look on any of the social media channels frequented by real estate

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AMP and the Small MLS

Posted By Rob Hahn May 29, 2015, Filed under: Management, Real Estate, Technology@ 1:25 PM

Small, am I? Over on Facebook, Sam Debord (regular readers are familiar with Sam) asked a really, really good question: Sam DeBord Rob, give us your take on AMP benefiting small MLSs. Does better software slow consolidation, or are other issues driving it? AMP, of course, stands for RPR's

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2015 NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings: Quick Takes, Without Much Thought

Posted By Rob Hahn May 16, 2015, Filed under: Management, Marketing, Politics & Regulation, Real Estate, Technology@ 2:23 PM

I have a feeling we're going to be talking about a whole variety of things that went down at NAR Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo (aka, "Midyear") this year for months and years to come. It's been a great week, but rough on the sleep schedule, so these are not exactly deeply-thought-out

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RPR-Upstream and Personal Liability for NAR Directors

Posted By Rob Hahn May 15, 2015, Filed under: Management, Real Estate@ 10:08 AM

I'm still at the NAR Midyear Legislative Sessions and heading out to meetings soon, so this will be brief. By now, you know that NAR's Finance and Executive Committees have approved RPR to become the platform for the hitherto-mysterious Project Upstream. Inman News has coverage of the

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