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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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On Project Upstream (Part 1): Great Concept, Problematic Execution

Posted By Rob Hahn August 10, 2015, Filed under: Politics & Regulation, Real Estate, Technology@ 1:57 PM

This is a slide I used at a T3 Summit for a "Black Swan" Presentation At the Inman Connect conference that just wrapped up, there was a "town hall" on a variety of topics featuring industry thought leaders like Marilyn Wilson of the WAV Group, Mark McLaughlin of Pacific Union, Joseph Rand of BHG

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How Many REALTORS Actually Support NAR’s Policies?

Posted By Rob Hahn July 9, 2015, Filed under: Politics & Regulation, Real Estate@ 3:34 PM

This is (hopefully) a brief post, inspired and triggered by something I saw on Facebook today. My friend Lisa Heindel, a broker in New Orleans, wrote up a post dealing with REALTOR.com's partnership with AirBnB. It appears that a number of people in NOLA are not particularly happy with AirBnB,

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We Need to Separate RPR AMP from RPR Upstream, Conceptually

Posted By Rob Hahn May 21, 2015, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 7:34 PM

Credit: Paul J.Smith &Rachel Errington. Wellcome ImagesCopyrighted work available under Creative Commons by-nc-nd 2.0 UK In a recent post on Realuoso, my friend Erica Ramus, wrote an Op/Ed on how Project Upstream will change everything: The Project Upstream broker initiative is an attempt to

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The RPR-AMP-Upstream Materials from NAR Midyear

Posted By Rob Hahn May 20, 2015, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 4:58 PM

This is not a post. This is an information dump. A reader sent me the materials that were provided to the Directors at the NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings that just concluded to support the proposal to fund RPR-AMP-Upstream. Thought many of you hadn't seen these, so I wanted to upload them and

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2015 NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings: Quick Takes, Without Much Thought

Posted By Rob Hahn May 16, 2015, Filed under: Management, Marketing, Politics & Regulation, Real Estate, Technology@ 2:23 PM

I have a feeling we're going to be talking about a whole variety of things that went down at NAR Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo (aka, "Midyear") this year for months and years to come. It's been a great week, but rough on the sleep schedule, so these are not exactly deeply-thought-out

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RPR-Upstream and Personal Liability for NAR Directors

Posted By Rob Hahn May 15, 2015, Filed under: Management, Real Estate@ 10:08 AM

I'm still at the NAR Midyear Legislative Sessions and heading out to meetings soon, so this will be brief. By now, you know that NAR's Finance and Executive Committees have approved RPR to become the platform for the hitherto-mysterious Project Upstream. Inman News has coverage of the

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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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It’s Time for a Grand Conversation on the MLS

Posted By Rob Hahn November 11, 2014, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 2:32 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATsmMBptA08 I just got back from NAR New Orleans where I got to see old friends (not enough of y'all, because that event is so f'in huge) and meet some new friends. But I said that I would be watching for some things at the event. Turns out, there wasn't much to

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Things to Watch for at NAR New Orleans

Posted By Rob Hahn November 4, 2014, Filed under: Real Estate@ 4:10 PM

This is a post I've been wanting to write for over a week now, except that work and life got in the way. Well, with my long drive to the Big Easy scheduled for tomorrow (by the way, I'll be doing a fun and thought-provoking event with Stefan Swanepoel at the NAR Strategic Thinking Forum from 9AM

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