Digging deeper into Parker Principle 7: The complexities of open data

Rob Hahn digs into Parker Principle 7, a product of Inman Disconnect, and questions artificial versus natural barriers, what overly protective means, who the key players are and how open data works in practice …

ICNY 18 Data: It’s 2025 and there is no MLS. What does the world look like?

Always ready to challenge, managing partner at 7DS Associates Rob Hahn lays out a new world that may not be far off. Listen in to hear what our industry may have in store when the MLS as we know it is gone …

Can Coldwell Banker and Century 21 deliver on their new brand promises?

Can we spend a little bit of time congratulating two brands that are doing things right? Coldwell Banker and Century 21 both have scored big with their most recent moves, and it’s worth talking about them and recognizing when someone does something right in our industry …

Inside Gary Keller’s Vision Speech: The beginning of the end?

Yesterday’s post on the keynote Vision Speech by Josh Team and Gary Keller at this year’s Family Reunion generated, uh, let’s call it “a bit of passion.” The early batch of commenters took issue — and not in a civil fashion — about what I wrote based on the Inman story …

What the hell is Keller Williams doing? Lingering questions from the Vision Speech

It’s been a busy few days, and not likely to get any less busy for the foreseeable future, but I have to talk about the Keller Williams Vision Speech …

Indie Broker Summit NY 18: Redfin is real and here is why

From its ability to deliver exceptional on-demand service to its insanely efficient automated systems, Redfin has been doing things to take the real estate industry by storm — especially since it went public in December …

Indie Broker Summit NY 18: Redfin is real and here is why

From its ability to deliver exceptional on-demand service to its insanely efficient automated systems, Redfin has been doing things to take the real estate industry by storm — especially since it went public in December …

Indie Broker Summit NY 18: Redfin just got real — what you need to know

“Twenty-two thousand tasks from start to close of transaction. Redfin has distilled it down to a list of 191. What that allows them to do is make it far more efficient, and automated far better.” …

Leadership in real estate: Courage is what we need

The fundamental problems facing the industry require fundamental solutions. That means destroying that which does not work any longer. That means questioning where we’re headed and why. That means upsetting the comfortable arrangements that have profit…

Justice Dept. and FTC will hold antitrust ‘workshop’ on real estate competition

In a phone interview, a DOJ official confirmed to Inman that a joint DOJ-FTC workshop on real estate competition would be held sometime in the spring …