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.
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.
With agents trying to differentiate themselves from other real estate professionals, personal branding has become a popular DIY marketing skill for many. And yet a lot of them seem to get it wrong.
The news about the acquisition of Trulia by Zillow seems to have increased focus on Realtor.com’s ad campaign emphasizing the importance of data accuracy to the consumer
Zillow is an advertising portal hell bent on being in front of the consumer’s eyes 24/7. They are headline grabbers and media manipulators of the first water – and I say that with some admiration because they are so darn good at it. Everything that Zillow does is about getting the consumer to visit them – a sensible and practical goal since that traffic is what they want to capture, package and sell to the industry.
(DISCLAIMER; anyone reading this post should be aware that I find Rob Hahn an interesting intelligent, well read individual with a fascinating perspective on the real estate industry and a keen analytical mind. Under no circumstances should any of the…