Tag Archives: real estate agents

The Future of Real Estate, According to Zillow

Posted By Rob Hahn August 17, 2015, Filed under: Management, Real Estate, Technology@ 5:28 PM

So, you want to be a real estate agent, eh? A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about Zillow's acquisition of Dotloop, and offered the following under "The Long Game": Over the long haul then, those who are working with Zillow, leveraging that end-to-end data, and managing the

Read more +
26

Zillow Acquires Dotloop – I Chat With Errol and Austin, and Have Initial Thoughts

Posted By Rob Hahn July 22, 2015, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 10:40 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGbScr_4G0Y Earlier today, Zillow announced it was acquiring dotLoop, the popular real estate transaction management platform company. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The press release is here: Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z), which houses a portfolio of the

Read more +
0

Brief Post: Why Young People Don’t Become Real Estate Agents

Posted By Rob Hahn June 11, 2015, Filed under: Management, Real Estate@ 1:41 PM

Over on Facebook, my friend Nick Solis is on a roll about the aging REALTOR population. There are some good points being made over there mostly from younger REALTOR types. But I don't think the issue is all that complicated. So before I go board this plane, I thought I'd jot a few thoughts down

Read more +
0

Reading the Union Position on Monell v. Boston Pads

Posted By Rob Hahn June 10, 2015, Filed under: Management, Politics & Regulation, Real Estate@ 9:37 AM

One of the law firms who filed the union-side amicus brief As my readers know, the recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ("SJC") handed down its ruling in Monell v. Boston Pads. I wrote about that case and cautioned against irrational exuberance from the results, because the results were

Read more +
0

The Truth About OfferGen & Telephonophobia

Posted By Rob Hahn April 30, 2015, Filed under: Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 6:53 PM

For the Gen-Y readers: that round thing with holes in it is called "the dial". I know you've never seen one in the wild. I recently had the pleasure of talking to Andrew Flachner of RealScout, who penned this article on Inman recently: The answer to me, and to many real estate veterans, is

Read more +
0

Oh, California… Duty to Monitor Crazies?

Posted By Rob Hahn March 6, 2015, Filed under: Politics & Regulation, Real Estate@ 10:28 AM

I ran across this disturbing story on the Interwebz related to the horrible killings in Santa Barbara last year: A tearful mother of a college student slain in a rampage outside Santa Barbara last year said Tuesday that she and the parents of the first victims sued the county sheriff and other

Read more +
0

Does an Agent’s Pricing Still Matter?

Posted By Rob Hahn March 5, 2015, Filed under: Politics & Regulation, Real Estate@ 9:23 PM

A while back, I wrote a post about some possible problems and concerns with a new Fannie Mae program, called Collateral Underwriter, which is aimed at helping lenders evaluate appraisals and appraisers. As is often the case, that issue went completely under the radar while everyone was too busy

Read more +
0

That Mysterious “Other” – Tales from Google Consumer Survey

Posted By Rob Hahn September 9, 2013, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate@ 4:36 PM

Yes, I'd like to explore this mysterious Other, too... Tim Dain is the Executive Director at SIRMLS and one of the most forward-thinking MLS people in the industry today. He's also a bit of a tech geek and likes to experiment with techie things. Well, he sent me something he did through Google's

Read more +
0

The Tiger Over the Hill: Real Estate in the Age of Elance

Posted By Rob Hahn August 28, 2013, Filed under: Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 7:42 PM

Meow! In 1993, Bill Chee gave the (in)famous "Lion Over the Hill" speech in which he sounded the alarm at tech companies coming in and destroying the MLS. Of course, with the benefit of hindsight, we know either that Lion never came over the hill, because it was far too steep to climb for

Read more +
0

What’s the Value of Agent-to-Agent Relationships?

Posted By Rob Hahn February 23, 2013, Filed under: Management, Real Estate@ 11:49 AM

  REALTOR Love! What's It Worth? Heard a story the other night from a friend who is a REALTOR(R), while talking about the hot hot seller's market we're in now in many places around the country. (As an aside, doesn't this mean that early 2013 is not a great time to buy?) Apparently, she had

Read more +
1

Topics

Categories

Archives