Sam DeBord, a really intelligent and perceptive guy, who is also a working broker for Coldwell Banker Danforth in Seattle, wrote a long column on Inman about the possibility of huge liabilities for brokerages because of pocket listings. Read the whole thing.
There are important issues Sam raises, but I couldn’t help but um… rewrite huge sections of it, especially when it came to attorneys speculating about legal liability and the like. Think of the following as friendly repurposing.
There are serious issues to be discussed here, I guess, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun while trying to do it. Here we go then.
I don’t often do these “guest posts” because, well, most such “guest posts” are thinly disguised advertisements for some company or another. I have a co-blogger in the Notorious B.O.B. Bemis, but that’s different.
But I thought this post by Jeremy Conaway of RECon Intelligence Services, was really interesting for the points he brings up. Of course, that he heaped praise on yours truly and Stefan Swanepoel, whom I’ve helped with the new Swanepoel Power 200 list, didn’t hurt any. I am, after all, somewhat proud of that list and the work that went into it.
In any event, here it is, after the jump. So many of the points Jeremy brings up are really worth considering for everyone in the industry. Your comments and thoughts are welcome here, or you can contact Jeremy at www.reconis.com.
Although we got to the end of the road Still I can’t let go It’s unnatural You belong to me I belong to you
My co-blogger, Notorious BOB Bemis, wrote one of his finest works over the holidays and suggested that perhaps it was time for a divorce between Move and NAR. I was ah… deeply engaged with the intricacies of Pokemon with six years olds at the time, and didn’t really have the bandwidth to engage his points. I do now. While Bob’s insights make perfect sense in so many ways, there are a few reasons why I think the Move-NAR marriage will endure like Tony and Carmela’s. Continue reading →
You realize these fashions WILL be coming back, right?
I wanted to get to this before 2014 dawned, of course, but… it was more fun to hang out with my boys. And by that I don’t mean my posse of secret real estate pundits, but my actual biological progeny.
In any event, it’s customary here at Notorious to make predictions that are sure to go wrong, or your money back! 2014 should be no different in that regard.
This year’s musical selection comes to us from the days of my youth. I never imagined that we would one day have an entire satellite radio channel devoted to hair metal but… what a wonderful world this is indeed! For those of my friends attending Inman Connect in NYC, I heartily recommend stretching your vocal chords with these selections at karaoke. Continue reading →