Tag Archives: Move

Realtor.com Tries to Get the Balance Right

Posted By Rob Hahn May 25, 2015, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 4:47 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1_9WYllhiQ Without question, the big topics coming out of NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings were  about RPR-AMP, Upstream, and the future of the MLS. I've already written a few posts about them, and expect to write more in the future. But lost in all of that was a

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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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Initial Thoughts on the Listhub-Zillow Divorce

Posted By Rob Hahn January 7, 2015, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 5:15 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AIYYjYWgWc By now, any reader of mine has heard about Listhub and Zillow waving goodbye to each other. As the great American philosopher Louis CK once observed, "No good marriage ever ends in divorce." Clearly, this divorce was coming for years and years. I'm

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On Rupert Murdoch Buying Realtor.com (Part 2): Wherefore Hope?

Posted By Rob Hahn October 16, 2014, Filed under: Marketing, Media, Real Estate@ 8:22 AM

I meant to get this up days ago, but between travel, client engagements, other writings, and an upcoming vacation, I just couldn't. But if you've missed Part 1, you can check it out here. In a nutshell, part 1 worries about whether the acquisition would be allowed to proceed without the

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On Rupert Murdoch Buying Realtor.com (Part 1)

Posted By Rob Hahn October 1, 2014, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 12:47 PM

Rupert Murdoch: the patron of REALTORS everywhere? (And his wife... oh my... we need more Asians in RE...) By now, I'm sure any reader of mine knows that we have seen the second major blockbuster deal in the digital real estate space, with Rupert Murdoch's News Corp agreeing to buy Move, Inc.,

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Edina Realty Reverses Course on Syndication

Posted By Rob Hahn September 30, 2014, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate@ 11:57 AM

Jay Thompson of Zillow celebrating the Edina deal. With what I assume is coffee. I realize that the news of the day will be the News Corp buying Move, which certainly requires some thought, but since important details are missing from that story as yet and may not be clear for months to come... I

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Listhub Acquires Point2; I Think of TS Eliot

Posted By Rob Hahn September 4, 2014, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 11:19 AM

I've been hearing rumblings about a big game-changing deal for a couple of days, and this morning, it's been confirmed. Listhub, a Move entity, has acquired Point2 from Yardi, bringing all listings syndication in the United States under one roof. From Celeste Starchild, General Manager of

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Zillow Acquires Trulia; I Speak With Greg Schwartz & Paul Levine

Posted By Rob Hahn July 28, 2014, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 2:15 PM

By now, every reader of this blog knows that one of the biggest deals in recent memory (if not ever) just went down this morning: Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trulia, Inc. (NYSE: TRLA) for $3.5 billion in a stock-for-stock

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Some Thoughts on Move & NAR v. Zillow & Samuelson

Posted By Rob Hahn July 3, 2014, Filed under: Management, Real Estate, Technology@ 12:52 PM

The judge in the non-compete-disguised-as-a-trade-secrets case between Move & NAR v. Zillow & Errol Samuelson has issued a preliminary injunction that looks like a big win for REALTORS and REALTOR-lookalikes. Inman News has the story, and the actual order itself (PDF). As a an

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CRMLS Makes Like Lewis & Clark

Posted By Rob Hahn March 26, 2014, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 12:43 PM

I'm still on the road, and overly occupied, but the latest news about CRMLS (a former client) is exciting and deserves at least a couple of comments. From Andrea Brambila's report: Brokers who belong to the nation’s largest multiple listing service will soon get a capability they’ve long

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