Tag Archives: RPR

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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AMP and the Small MLS

Posted By Rob Hahn May 29, 2015, Filed under: Management, Real Estate, Technology@ 1:25 PM

Small, am I? Over on Facebook, Sam Debord (regular readers are familiar with Sam) asked a really, really good question: Sam DeBord Rob, give us your take on AMP benefiting small MLSs. Does better software slow consolidation, or are other issues driving it? AMP, of course, stands for RPR's

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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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More on Trim Tab, RPR, AMP and the Future of MLS Technology

Posted By Rob Hahn May 5, 2015, Filed under: 7DS, Real Estate, Technology@ 9:52 PM

I see... mass customization of the MLS! Now that I've been liberated from some of my confidentiality constraints (see my previous post, which required permission from various companies I had non-disclosure agreements with, as well as permission from a client to discuss work I had done for them),

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Project Trim Tab: From Dream to Reality

Posted By Rob Hahn May 4, 2015, Filed under: 7DS, Real Estate, Technology@ 12:00 PM

Has it been a full year already? “Something hit me very hard once, thinking about what one little man could do. Think of the Queen Mary — the whole ship goes by and then comes the rudder. And there's a tiny thing at the edge of the rudder called a trim tab. It's a miniature rudder. Just

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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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