Recently Brad Iman asked Laurie Weston Davis and I to participate in one of the “Provoke” panels at Inman Connect San Francisco. There was some confusion about what we meant by what we said- and this is where I’m going to clear that up!
Companies backed by VC money keep trying to re-invent the real estate industry. Some do little more than raise money and lower the bar, trying to reap profits for the creators. Here is the story of one of them.
Maybe it’s the summer heat, but after reading a recent article on Inman.com entitled “Let’s get rid of the MLS”, I just felt like hitting my head against the wall to relieve the frustration the article generated. – Here’s my response
You can tell that the real estate market is recovering because new business models spring up to take advantage of the growing market. We see more articles about “disruptive” business models, and people outside the industry come up with “new” technology offerings to solve problems they perceive exist in the real estate process. Haus.com is just the latest.
In a recent article on Inman Select, there was an article entitled “Could real estate teams solve the agent quality problem?”, an interesting question, but one that is based on a misunderstanding of what real estate teams are, what they aren’t, and why they exist.
Back in the stone age (around 2006) social media platforms were new and exciting and exploding into the awareness of individuals and business communities alike. Now, 10 years later, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter have become a ubiquitous part of marketing, and an extension to broadcast media like newspapers, TV, and radio stations as people send in crowd-sourced material, and entertainers and personalities use these platforms as extensions of their shows. But even with large corporations co-opting the conversation in some instances, the magic of social platforms is still best found in the conversations that we have and the real relationships we establish online.