Question #21

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 20 questions to Ben about his real estate business, his …

Miscellanea 927

Brian Boero, 1000 Watt Consulting, has blasted out his miscellaneous thoughts called Friday Flash for quite a while (highly recommended). I like that name, but since it was already taken, and since I’m cautious about over-committing to a schedule I’m not always able to maintain, I need a new name …

Zillow Strikes Again

On the newswire this morning was a press release announcing the broadcast of an interview with Senators Bob Cocker (R-Tenn) and Mark Warner (D-Va) conducted by Zillow Chief Economist and all-round trend prognosticator Dr. Stan Humphries. The senators are co-sponsors of co-sponsors of Senate Bill 1217, the Housing Reform and …

What is a Listing?

I’ve been invited to speak at CMLS on the topic of what MLSs should do to help brokers make smart decisions about syndication. The invitation is surprising for a couple of reasons:  I’m no longer in the MLS business nor do I work for a recipient of said broker syndication …

A Slight Tremor or Foreshock?

This post also appears on Notorious R.O.B. 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 …