Category : Miscellaneous

Power, Diversity, and the SP200 List

Posted By Rob Hahn January 17, 2015, Filed under: Miscellaneous, Personal, Real Estate@ 5:58 PM

As some of you may know, I've been assisting Stefan Swanepoel with a project called SP200, the second annual edition of which just went live. SP stands for "Swanepoel Power", so the actual list is the list of the 200 most powerful individuals in the residential real estate industry. Since I

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First Ever Notorious Reader Contest!

Posted By Rob Hahn July 24, 2014, Filed under: 7DS, Miscellaneous, Real Estate@ 1:08 PM

So... earlier this year, at the T3 Summit, I listed as one of my Black Swans the possibility that the 1099 independent contractor status for real estate agents might go away. The reason, I thought, was that state and federal governments would want MOAR taxes. You know, Social Security,

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NAR Acquires Ashley Madison, Plans New Consumer Ad Strategy

Posted By Rob Hahn April 1, 2014, Filed under: Miscellaneous@ 11:00 AM

CHICAGO (April 1, 2014) – The National Association of Realtors® has agreed to acquire the online relationship website Ashley Madison (www.ashleymadison.com) from Avid Life Media for an undisclosed sum. Ashley Madison encourages extramarital relationships, with the tagline, "Life is short.

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BREAKING: Zillow Hires Shaun Donovan as Chief Association Persuasion Officer

Posted By Rob Hahn March 19, 2014, Filed under: Media, Miscellaneous@ 7:10 PM

SEATTLE, March 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zillow, Inc. (Nasdaq:Z), the leading real estate and home-related marketplace, today announced Shaun Donovan will join the company in the new position of Chief Association Persuasion Officer to lead the company's relations strategy with REALTOR

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NAR & Move Sues Zillow and Errol: The Complaint

Posted By Rob Hahn March 17, 2014, Filed under: Miscellaneous@ 5:32 PM

I have no thoughts on this yet, as I'm reading it myself. But figured I'd get it uploaded for others if you want to see it. The Complaint: MoveNARvsZSamuelson Obviously, this is just the opening salvo. I assume there will be an Answer filed shortly, and then we'll see where this all

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Guest Post: When Is A List Not a List

Posted By Rob Hahn January 10, 2014, Filed under: Management, Miscellaneous, Real Estate@ 12:48 PM

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

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The Notorious ROB Design Touch-Up

Posted By Rob Hahn September 8, 2013, Filed under: Miscellaneous, Personal@ 9:08 AM

If you've been to Notorious ROB before, you will have noticed the design update to the blog. Most of the major changes have been under the hood, but I'm generally satisfied with it. I will likely keep making some design tweaks going forward, but wanted to tell you about two major changes. Premium

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Quick Promo: The Neighborhood Advocate Initiative

Posted By Rob Hahn September 3, 2013, Filed under: 7DS, Miscellaneous, Politics & Regulation, Real Estate@ 11:02 AM

Sorry to be working on Labor Day... an ironic thing if ever there was one... but a quick promo. This is really intended for those in my audience who are Association leadership or staff. If you were at my AE Institute presentation back in March, you saw some issues I laid out for a "Leaner, Meaner,

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Introducing… the Notorious B.O.B.

Posted By Rob Hahn August 30, 2013, Filed under: Miscellaneous@ 12:41 AM

As longtime readers know, this has always been my personal blog since I started it in 2008. But, honestly, over time, it's become far more of a real estate industry blog. It's probably time I recognized that. One way to recognize such a shift is to bring on other writers, other voices who have

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