What Does It Matter To Me If You’re Tech-Savvy?

As a longtime watcher of real estate and technology, but still just a consumer in every respect, I have a question for the technology-savvy realtors. What does it matter to me, as a consumer, if you’re a tech-savvy agent? It’s a real question, actually, because at this point, I’m not sure what the answer is. […]

What Does It Matter To Me If You're Tech-Savvy?

As a longtime watcher of real estate and technology, but still just a consumer in every respect, I have a question for the technology-savvy realtors. What does it matter to me, as a consumer, if you’re a tech-savvy agent? It’s a real question, actually, because at this point, I’m not sure what the answer is. […]

Interesting Factoids from RISMedia’s 2008 Power Broker Results

One of the most valuable pieces of data in our industry, I think, is the annual Power Broker Report and Survey conducted by RISMedia.  The 2008 edition is no exception, and is available here.  I highly recommend it if you’re interested in our industry as a whole. I like to play with the numbers as […]

Interesting Factoids from RISMedia's 2008 Power Broker Results

One of the most valuable pieces of data in our industry, I think, is the annual Power Broker Report and Survey conducted by RISMedia.  The 2008 edition is no exception, and is available here.  I highly recommend it if you’re interested in our industry as a whole. I like to play with the numbers as […]

Free Advice to Brokers: Three Things To Do in 2009

I’ve been engaged in much discussion of late on the future of real estate, and we’re having a debate right now between those who believe that the future is made up of numerous independent agents (or small agent teams) operating in low-cost, low-service brokerage models and those who believe that the future actually belongs to […]

Reflection on Productivity

I thought Glenn Kelman’s latest post on Yammer was a treat — it’s rare for those of us in the management ranks to get management insights and thoughts from a CEO that aren’t prepackaged and heavily worked over by a legion of editors. The post is ostensibly about Yammer, the new corporate Twitter, but it’s […]