First Ever Notorious Reader Contest!

So… earlier this year, at the T3 Summit, I listed as one of my Black Swans the possibility that the 1099 independent contractor status for real estate agents might go away. The reason, I thought, was that state and federal governments would want MOAR taxes. You know, Social Security, Medicare, Obamacare, whatever taxes that are tied to […]

Quick Promo: The Neighborhood Advocate Initiative

Sorry to be working on Labor Day… an ironic thing if ever there was one… but a quick promo. This is really intended for those in my audience who are Association leadership or staff. If you were at my AE Institute presentation back in March, you saw some issues I laid out for a “Leaner, […]

My AE Institute Presentation: Ozymandias, 2013

I’ve gotten more than a few requests for a copy of my presentation to NAR’s Association Executives Institute meeting from Monday. Now, it’s over 172MB so emailing it is out of the question. However, the wonders of the Internet never cease. I’ve uploaded it to Slideshare.net and am embedding it below. Ozymandias 2013 AEI 1.1 […]

I’ve Been Busy, Elsewhere, Y’All

Just in case you’re only reading Notorious through email, and haven’t updated your subscriptions after I’ve changed some of the editorial approach… I’ve been writing quite a bit on real estate related issues over at the 7DS blog, and AOL Real Estate. You might want to check at least a couple of those out. On […]

I've Been Busy, Elsewhere, Y'All

Just in case you’re only reading Notorious through email, and haven’t updated your subscriptions after I’ve changed some of the editorial approach… I’ve been writing quite a bit on real estate related issues over at the 7DS blog, and AOL Real Estate. You might want to check at least a couple of those out. On […]

Quick Reminder: This Is My Personal Site

I posted about this change last year, but I think it bears repeating once again. I’ve made some editorial changes to convert Notorious into much more of my personal site, and do more of my industry-related writing on my company blog. So those of you who are subscribed to Notorious via email or RSS might […]

Would Like Your Thoughts on A Couple of 7DS Posts

Since not everyone who reads Notorious checks out my blogging on 7DS… I’d really like your thoughts on my last two posts. They’re scaring the crap out of me, and I’d love to get any counter-arguments or counter-evidence. Here they are: Title Issues in Foreclosuregate Foreclosuregate and Systemic Risk Thanks, -rsh

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Changes to Notorious R.O.B.

First of all, Merry Christmas, everybody. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6 Of course, I would also like to […]

Brief Personal Note: MRIS

Last week, a couple of folks were speculating about my employment status.  Apparently, I had taken a job at MRIS as the Director of Marketing, and so on.  As flattered and grateful as I am that people take an interest in my ability to pay income taxes 🙂 I thought it might be time to […]

Employer Liability for Employee Social Media

Buried within last week’s firestorm ignited by a couple of posts over at AgentGenius was an actually important issue that all social media practitioners and companies thinking about social media need to think about. When is a company or an organization responsible for the social media actions of its employees? Now, while I have gone […]