Tag Archives: Redfin

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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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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The seeds of war bark like dogs

Posted By Bob Bemis May 1, 2014, Filed under: Real Estate@ 5:42 PM

Inman reported on 4/30 that Redfin was going live in Las Vegas – going live, meaning they would have real agents with boots on the ground rather than relying on just one broker to give them a virtual presence in the market and access to the MLS. In a blog post entitled “Redfin and the Seeds of

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Realogy, Trulia, Rumors, Black Swans: Weaving the Tapestry

Posted By Rob Hahn November 17, 2013, Filed under: Management, Real Estate, Technology@ 8:44 PM

  A couple of days ago, there was a rumor floating around Wall Street that Realogy would acquire Trulia. Both Trulia and Realogy threw cold water on that dream quickly. Nonetheless, I found the whole thing fascinating, since a similar scenario was exactly a "Black Swan" event I used to amuse

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IDX Websites, Mobile, and Heretical Questions

Posted By Rob Hahn August 21, 2013, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 2:44 PM

My friends over at Clareity Consulting have released a new white paper entitled, "Is Your IDX Website Mobile Friendly, or Driving Away Business". You can download the PDF by clicking on that link. It's a really solid report if you're in the market for a new IDX website, or need to redo your

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Redfin Uses A Curious Definition of “Bubble”

Posted By Rob Hahn April 17, 2013, Filed under: Playing Economist, Real Estate@ 10:35 PM

  First of all, I know there's cool Q1 news out there and coming soon from companies I'm keeping track of. But I'm at the T3 Summit today, so look for the Q1 updates next week. In the meantime, I thought I would take notice of something... a bit odd.

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Some Data I Just Don’t Understand…

Posted By Rob Hahn April 5, 2012, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate@ 3:17 PM

I think this might be a bleg (that would be a blog/beg) for help in making sense of some recent buyer data. Some of this just makes so little sense to me that I'm asking the Notorious community for assistance. The buyer data comes from Redfin. I'm focusing on it because I know Redfin's corporate

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Rethinking Brokerages After Redfin 3.0, Part 3

Posted By Rob Hahn March 2, 2012, Filed under: Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 12:35 AM

Part 1 is here, and Part 2 is here. Thus far, we have explored why Redfin 3.0 is significant, and the hypothesis that the real estate consumer cannot, will not, or in any event does not form relationships with companies or with brands, but only with another person: the agent. We have looked at

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Rethinking Brokerages After Redfin 3.0, Part 2

Posted By Rob Hahn February 23, 2012, Filed under: Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 2:02 PM

  (Part 1 is here) So in the last post, I made the case that Redfin 3.0 is significant because of who made the decision. Redfin was and remains (a) an innovator in brokerage business models, (b) a technology leader, and (c) led by smart people who don't make snap decisions. Their decision

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Rethinking Brokerages After Redfin 3.0, Part 1

Posted By Rob Hahn February 22, 2012, Filed under: Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 4:57 AM

    So many interesting items in the news these days. Last week has been a busy week for blogging. And it ended on a most interesting note. Following all of the excitement around Zillow and Howard Hanna and all that, I saw this news from Redfin: Introducing Redfin 3.0: Redfin Becomes a

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