Category : Management

The Truth About OfferGen & Telephonophobia

Posted By Rob Hahn April 30, 2015, Filed under: Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 6:53 PM

For the Gen-Y readers: that round thing with holes in it is called "the dial". I know you've never seen one in the wild. I recently had the pleasure of talking to Andrew Flachner of RealScout, who penned this article on Inman recently: The answer to me, and to many real estate veterans, is

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Syndication vs. IDX By the Numbers: A Response to Sam DeBord

Posted By Rob Hahn April 15, 2015, Filed under: Management, Playing Economist, Real Estate@ 4:24 PM

Reader, thinker, and frequent commenter Sam DeBord has written a rebuttal over at GeekEstate to my declaration of vindication re: IDX = Syndication: IDX creates efficiency for brokers, which increases financial profitability for the group as a whole.  Syndication is a less-efficient

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Copyright and Solds-Over-IDX

Posted By Rob Hahn April 14, 2015, Filed under: Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 1:11 PM

Judging by the stats, it appears that few people actually took the time to listen to my most recent podcast, featuring Brian Balduf of VHT Studios. We discussed a number of issues surrounding copyright of photographs and liability that arises from misuse, which... yeah, I understand those are

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IDX, Syndication, and Vindication: Oh, That Crazy Rob Hahn Edition

Posted By Rob Hahn April 13, 2015, Filed under: Management, Real Estate@ 5:03 PM

This is a brief post, since I just got off nearly three weeks straight of being on the road. The latest stop was at Stefan Swanepoel's T3 Summit where I spoke on a panel and had a great time bantering with Brian Boero of 1000watt about hot topics in the industry. I may do a fuller review of the

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Constituents, Customers, Competition: The Root of All Issues of the MLS

Posted By Rob Hahn April 2, 2015, Filed under: Management, Real Estate, Technology@ 10:49 AM

Our UI suxxorz!   In the comments to my previous post about MLS making money, Carol Van Gorp wrote something that really made some things click for me. Here's her comment: The larger issues is where the profits come from. If an MLS's profit is out of the pockets of the constituents it

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On NRT’s New HomesForSale.com (Which Most Folks Are Misunderstanding)

Posted By Rob Hahn February 26, 2015, Filed under: Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 10:24 PM

 I know some folks think I'm a Realogy homer. Well, given that's where I got my start in the industry, maybe I'm a little bit guilty of that whole "cut me and I bleed blue" thing. But I think I'm actually calling things as I see them; I've been plenty critical of Realogy when they've done

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Tell Me Again How the MLS is the “Gold Standard” of Data Accuracy?

Posted By Rob Hahn February 25, 2015, Filed under: Management, Real Estate, Technology@ 11:18 AM

I'll have some thoughts on Realogy/NRT's new HomesForSale.com later, but I couldn't resist this brief observation. I kinda knew the problem existed, but until this splashy website came along, we did not have the visual impact/evidence. If HomesForSale.com accomplishes nothing else, it really

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Who’s Down With BPP? Yeah You Know Me!

Posted By Rob Hahn February 16, 2015, Filed under: Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 2:50 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xGuGSDsDrM I figured that my post on the Broker Public Portal would create some conversation, and I didn't figure wrong. Brian Boero of 1000Watt discussed the BPP on their "Friday Flash" email newsletter, saying: If you want to know all the reasons why a

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Musings On Direct Feeds

Posted By Rob Hahn January 8, 2015, Filed under: Management, Real Estate, Technology@ 6:24 PM

In the aftermath of the Listhub-Zillow divorce, which was my last post, I stumbled on a comment from the famous (or infamous, depending on your perspective) Kipp Cooper and the main man at his vendor, Turan Tekin. Kipp is the CEO of ValleyMLS (or North Alabama MLS), which was the first and

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Seven Predictions for 2015: The Nouvelle Vague Edition

Posted By Rob Hahn December 30, 2014, Filed under: Management, Marketing, Playing Economist, Real Estate, Technology@ 9:40 AM

Welcome, faithful readers to an annual tradition here at Notorious ROB: making predictions for the coming year that are Guaranteed to be Wrong, or Your Money Back! The musical pairings for this edition comes from the extraordinary and extraordinarily unique French cover band, Nouvelle Vague. I

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