Seven Predictions for 2020: The Rat Pack Edition

Earlier this year, Sunny and I made her third (my second) move across this great country of ours in three years, landing in Las Vegas. I have to say, so far, we’re quite in love with this city. Most of you only know Las Vegas from The Strip… which is unfortunate. It’s quite like judging […]

[VIP] The Notorious Interview: Skylar Olsen, Kathryn Coursolle, Zillow Research

In today’s episode of the Notorious Interview, I have a fantastic conversation with a pair of economists from Zillow Research, which publishes an annual Consumer Housing Trends Report.  It is one of the best research studies on what is happening on the ground with buyers, sellers and renters. Ms. Olsen is the Director of Economic […]

[VIP] The Notorious Interview: Jarred Kessler, EasyKnock

In today’s episode of the Notorious Interview, I talk with Jarred Kessler, Founder & CEO of EasyKnock, the most interesting company in our space I had never heard of. I corrected that oversight, obviously, and I thought you should too. EasyKnock is hard to classify: it’s kind of like a blend between a bridge loan […]

[VIP] Realogy, Q3/2019: The Profitability Dilemma

Earnings Week content keeps rolling on! It’s time we took a look at Realogy, the bellwether for health of traditional real estate brokerage. I wish I could report some joyful news on that front, but alas, I just can’t. Realogy is still profitable, generating good free cash flows, and still making some moves. It’s just […]

The Notorious Interview: Bill Fowler, Compass

A different Interview episode than normal, I speak with Bill Fowler, Sr. Director of Industry Relations for Compass, the tech-brokerage who has been making all kinds of waves in recent years. Normally, I like to use the Interview to introduce people and companies that most of you don’t know about, who are doing interesting things […]

[VIP] The Notorious Interview: Mike Maher, Houwzer

Hot on the heels of the Alex Doubet interview, I’m pleased to give you all an interview with the CEO of yet another innovative W-2 brokerage. Mike Maher is the Co-Founder & CEO of Houwzer, a W-2 based flat listing fee brokerage based in Philadelphia with operations in the Philly Metro and Washington DC Metro […]

MLS Path Forward: Further Thoughts

Those of you who attended the CMLS annual conference in Salt Lake City have already heard the presentation that David Charron and I did at the close of Thursday. Hopefully, many of you downloaded the free white paper that we released and have or will read through our ideas there. If you did not attend […]

[VIP] The Notorious Interview: Alex Doubet, Door

Today’s Notorious Interview is of a super-interesting, super-smart guy many of you probably have never heard of. His name is Alex Doubet, and he is the founder and CEO of Door, a unique brokerage based in Dallas. He is also a VIP Subscriber and a longtime reader of Notorious. Door is an interesting brokerage that […]

A Few Initial Thoughts on the Future of Buyer Agents

Happy Monday, everybody! I’m completely jammed with preparation for CMLS where something big is going to be happening. I can’t tease more than that, sorry, but… watch the interwebz later this week. In any event, I saw something interesting on Facebook, and thought I’d jot down just a few initial thoughts. These are not heavily […]