Tag Archives: REALTOR Associations

“You’ve Got Ten Days”: CMLS 2013, Realty Alliance, and the Most Interesting 30 Minutes in Real Estate Conference History

Posted By Rob Hahn October 6, 2013, Filed under: Management, Real Estate, Technology@ 1:54 PM

This post, like every post in the month of October, is brought to you by our sponsor, Teardowns.com (and its subsidiary 2Elm), the winner of the Ebay Auction for sponsorship of this blog for October. The floor of CMLS general session as Craig Cheatham was speaking On the last day of CMLS 2013,

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The Next Lion . . . the Next Hill: Thoughts from CMLS 2013

Posted By Bob Bemis October 6, 2013, Filed under: Management, Real Estate, Technology@ 11:13 AM

The Council of Multiple Listing Services held its annual conference in Boise, ID this past week. In keeping with the high standards of excellence (which may be redundant, but I liked the phrase) of past conferences, our host, Greg Manship from Intermountain MLS, the local host, and his staff

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City of Eastvale to Real Estate Investors: FOAD

Posted By Rob Hahn August 14, 2013, Filed under: Politics & Regulation, Real Estate@ 1:13 PM

Investors Not Welcome Here! My last post dealt at some length with Federal policy. But in many of my writings, presentations, and comments, I point out that the folks who are most likely to get all up in your business are municipalities. Case in point: the city of Eastvale, CA, with some 57,000

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Notorious P.O.D., Episode 4: Carol Seal & Mark Blazek from Greater Chattanooga Association of REALTORS

Posted By Rob Hahn August 5, 2013, Filed under: Marketing, Podcast, Real Estate, Technology@ 2:28 AM

  In this episode, I have a great conversation with Carol Seal, CEO and EVP, and Mark Blazek, the President of the Greater Chattanooga Association of REALTORS. Topics range from their new website (at GCAR.net), their reasons for relaunching the public-facing portal, commercial real estate and

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Concerning Off-MLS Exchanges, A Few Thoughts…

Posted By Rob Hahn July 31, 2013, Filed under: Management, Real Estate, Technology@ 11:25 AM

You want me to join a club, you say? So the last few weeks have been all sorts of interesting, and busy. Sold a house, bought a house, packed, moved, went to Inman, immediately went crazy waiting for Comcast to install the Internetz (who missed three appointments), then went to talk to a group of

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Concerning A Challenge for Positive Change, A Few Thoughts

Posted By Rob Hahn June 17, 2013, Filed under: Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 12:42 PM

Every once in a while, some thought leader in the real estate industry issues a challenge, a plea, a lamentation about the inability of various parts of the industry to work together. If only we could set aside petty politics, set aside irrational suspicion, and figure out how to work together

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Association Leaders: Look, Listen, Learn

Posted By Rob Hahn April 11, 2013, Filed under: Management, Politics & Regulation, Real Estate@ 3:34 PM

Alex Steele, of Battleground Texas From Bloomberg comes this story about how Democrats are taking a run at Texas, the home of Rick Perry and Ted Cruz. Personally, since I'm a conservative, I will be doing what I can to make sure that Battleground Texas fails, and fails miserably. But that isn't

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Seven Predictions for 2013: The AKUS Experience

Posted By Rob Hahn January 6, 2013, Filed under: Management, Marketing, Playing Economist, Politics & Regulation, Real Estate, Technology@ 12:10 PM

  The Greatest Band in American Music Once again, it is time for the world famous (in my own mind at least) annual tradition of making predictions for the coming year that are Guaranteed to be Wrong, or Your Money Back! This year, I thought I would pay tribute to the greatest musical act

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Oh Lordy. Chicago (Association) Blows Up.

Posted By Rob Hahn September 6, 2012, Filed under: Management, Miscellaneous, Real Estate@ 12:41 AM

Image: Xaxor.com   I was going to just keep posting my series on REThinkFuture, but this development simply demands attention: The Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR) is suing Andrea Geller, a CAR member and agent for Coldwell Banker, for defamation for public statements she made on

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Magical Thinking vs. Boring Reality

Posted By Rob Hahn July 23, 2012, Filed under: Management, Marketing, Real Estate@ 2:57 PM

  Image: David Spiro Facebook can sometimes be a gold mine for content. Consider these two seemingly unrelated events: Marie is a friend who used to work in the real estate industry, as the Director of Marketing for MRIS. She relocated to Florida, and asked me months ago for some agents

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