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!
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.
In our hurry up and get it done world of texts and emails and business done from a distance, we sometimes build barriers when we mean to build bridges. If you want to avoid that, then these six simple steps will help you get where you want to go.
The conversation began by the AgentMatch controversy continues, at a far slower pace since the program was hauled back in for review, but the issue still seems to be confusing to a number of people, including some very smart folks who consult with and to the real estate industry. It seems there is a lack of distinction in the conversations about Reviews, Ratings, and Rankings.
When I was a child, sometimes I would repeat a word so often that it became just a jumble of sounds and lost all meaning. Academics call that Semantic Satiation, but no matter what you call it, constant repetition degrades…
I would bet that if your son or daughter came home from school crying because someone criticized them, you would probably tell them that they shouldn’t be concerned. You might tell them that their value is in what they do…
As the real estate market has heated up, the topic of pocket listings has become a focus for many agents and brokers around the country.
“Pocket” or “off-market” listings aren’t really a new phenomenon; in every real estate market where listings are scarce, there have always been real estate agents who saw opportunities to increase their income by offering limited exposure marketing programs to sellers.