Tag Archives: IDX

On Project Upstream (Part 2): The Path Forward

Posted By Rob Hahn August 18, 2015, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 11:58 AM

In Part 1, we discussed why Project Upstream as currently setup is problematic, despite the goals of Upstream being absolutely worth pursuing. In this part, I go more into offering solutions. Had I been involved with Upstream earlier on, this would have been my advice, but then, nobody asked

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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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Notorious POD: Episode 12 – Photos, Copyrights, Liability with Brian Balduf, VHT

Posted By Rob Hahn April 7, 2015, Filed under: Marketing, Podcast, Real Estate@ 1:44 PM

  It's been months since my last podcast, but that's just how things work out sometimes. But with T3 coming up, I figured I should upload this. Brian Balduf, CEO of VHT, joined me to discuss an issue that's really going a bit under the radar. His post Now Is The Time to Shield Your Real Estate

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Does the MLS = Listhub Now?

Posted By Rob Hahn March 23, 2015, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 5:46 PM

I'm writing this brief post here, as the Facebook group I got this from isn't exactly the widest-read one out there. But the issue posed is both interesting and important. Basically, the question is whether or not the most important function of the MLS in the minds of brokers is to simplify the

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Zillow, The Industry, and Reading the Tea Leaves

Posted By Rob Hahn March 12, 2015, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 1:33 AM

This is one of those posts I write from time to time to figure out what I think about an issue. For now, that issue is trying to discern the possible direction of the residential real estate industry in the U.S. If you're an agent and only care about something that will have a direct, immediate

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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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Concerning MLS Enforcement of Cooperation and Compensation, An Observation

Posted By Rob Hahn January 13, 2015, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 6:20 PM

In the comments section of my post on Listhub and Zillow, an intelligent discussion and debate broke out. Given the rarity of such thing on the Interwebz, I think we should celebrate that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjfUFyY6M Now then, the subject of the discussion was around the "value

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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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