Some Answers About KWRI’s Virtual Brokerage

On August 26, Rob Hahn, Founder of the blog, Notorious R.O.B, asked for some answers to his post “Some Questions About KWRI’s Virtual Brokerage.” I’m happy to oblige. As a Market Center owner (Operating Principal) and one of the many architects of Keller Williams (KW) Expansion, I am committed to ensuring KWRI’s virtual brokerages are […]

[FREB] Cut the Crap With Two Numbers

Sunny and I got into a discussion earlier today over breakfast. Yeah, we do that in the Hahn household. Yeah, we’re real estate nerds. In our defense, we also talk about zombie apocalypse (we’re watching The Walking Dead marathon style), farmhouse furniture, and trail running so… we’re not total dorks. In any event, we got […]

[FREB] On Culture: Show Me the Money!!!!

Over at Inman, Bernice Ross pens a column refuting the idea that traditional brokerages are dying a slow death. It’s worth reading in full because it lays out so much of the conventional wisdom when it comes to brokerages. I like Bernice Ross a lot; she’s a wonderful lady full of the virtues she preaches […]

Book Review: Disruptors, Discounters, and Doubters

I know Joe Rand, the Chief Creative Officer and Managing Partner of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty. I think he’s one of the smartest guys in the industry, and one of the nicest. I can’t go quite as far as to say he’s a friend, simply because we haven’t gone and done drunken karaoke […]

[FREB] Thoughts On Commission Splits

As many of you already know, we officially published our Black Paper on the Future of Real Estate Brokerage on Friday. The response has been gratifying, to say the least. But in an effort to keep the Black Paper an actual paper, instead of a paperback book, we (that is, Sunny) cut a lot of […]

The Future of Brokerage Black Paper, Now Available

So in advance of Friday, which is when I figure most people might have time to read something like this, I wanted to let everybody know that the Future of Brokerage Black Paper is now available. Some of you who requested a copy received it by email a week ago (check your filters if you […]