Tag Archives: Real Estate

The Broker in the Internet Age

Posted By Rob Hahn July 27, 2015, Filed under: Real Estate@ 7:31 PM

On the comments to my post about Zillow-Dotloop last week, this happened: My readers -- the smartest, best informed readers in the real estate industry! I told Leslie that the answer was a post in and of itself, but as it happens, I'm heading out to California next week to talk about this

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Is the U.S. Model Defensible vs. the UK Model?

Posted By Rob Hahn July 2, 2015, Filed under: Real Estate@ 1:32 PM

I've been traveling almost every day for three weeks, so I know blogging has been very light. The projects I'm involved in now are fun as hell, hard as hell, and important as hell, so they kind of fit all my criteria for good stuff. But in any event, I thought I'd spend a few minutes to look at

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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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So, About This “Our Listings” Business…

Posted By Rob Hahn August 29, 2014, Filed under: Management, Real Estate@ 11:27 AM

I saw a post on a Facebook group that references this Inman News story about Zillow having no plans to raise prices. The Facebook author (Miriam Bernstein) thought the key graf from the story was this: “As long as we’re partners in success, we’re happy,” Liniger told Rascoff in front of

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Brokerages and Customer Service: Show Me the Money

Posted By Rob Hahn April 12, 2014, Filed under: Management, Real Estate@ 10:09 PM

Some of the most powerful men and women in real estate at T3 Summit. This will be brief, as I am in Las Vegas and both the dinner reservation and the craps table are calling me. But if I don't write this now, I'm afraid it'll never see the light of day. At Stefan Swanepoel's T3 Summit event

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Dear MLS – Raise Prices, By A Lot

Posted By Rob Hahn February 18, 2014, Filed under: Management, Real Estate, Technology@ 11:13 AM

I have to be on an airplane in the not-too-distant future, but I really wanted to share this with everyone, because I think it's so interesting. So fascinating. Recently, I asked a hypothetical question in one of my favorite Facebook groups: If you click on over, you can read all the

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Put the Deck Chairs Here, Please!

Posted By Bob Bemis November 15, 2013, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 3:00 PM

Am I the only one, while watching Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the titanic blockbuster movie Titanic, who thought "All these people are about to drown and they don't know it yet?" That's kind of what it felt like during the MLS Issues and Policies Committee meeting this past Saturday in

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The Impossible Dream or a Glorious Quest?

Posted By Bob Bemis November 3, 2013, Filed under: Management, Real Estate@ 11:35 AM

This "thought" by Steve Murray of RealTrends appeared in his October 31 email newsletter and was posted on his website the next day. State of Unrest Why is there so much angst between Realtor associations, MLSs and brokerage firms? By Steve Murray "The whole is festering with unhappy

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Question #21

Posted By Bob Bemis October 18, 2013, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate@ 7:48 PM

Rob Hahn published a detailed and most entertaining analysis of Texas broker Ben Caballero and the National Association of Real Estate Professionals (narep.NET - not .org or .com) that Ben founded about a year ago. In the post, Rob poses twenty questions to Ben about his real estate

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A Slight Tremor or Foreshock?

Posted By Bob Bemis August 30, 2013, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 12:39 AM

An interesting article appeared in Inman News back in early July.  It might have gone unnoticed but for a reminder video they posted this past week. It was coverage of a new brokerage, Suitey.com (pronounced “sweetie”), that opened this year in Manhattan.  In the video, one of the founders

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