Notorious ROB’s Shiva Award 2019 Edition

It’s that time of the year again… by which I mean, the second time we have had the National Association of REALTORS put on the Innovation, Opportunity & Investment Summit. So last year, I wrote this post in which I congratulated BoxBrowie for winning the iOi Pitch Battle, but awarded my Shiva Award to BoxMLS. […]

A Modest Proposal On Fixing the MLS

Over at 1000watt, there is a rather interesting debate going on with some heavy hitters contributing, on whether big brokers should or should not support innovations and tools by the MLS or Association. Go check it out if you haven’t already. The general thrust is that Brian Boero and Marc Davison both believe that innovations […]

I Got A Hunch About Hunch…

Few industries worship innovation as much as real estate does.  It is perhaps the highest compliment to a company or to an individual in real estate to say, “You’re so innovative!” Thing is, I believe innovation is disruptive.  In fact, I think how innovative something is can be correlated to how destructive it is of […]

Shiva Ranks! (A Way To Rate Innovations)

Recently, I mused on the nature of innovation and how it goes hand-in-hand with destruction.  The key thought, as pointed out by a savvy commenter, in that post is: Or thought of another way, when you look at the innovations in the industry today — whether mobile apps, CRM technologies, social media, RPR, or whatever […]

John L. Scott’s (Mis-)Adventures in Social Networking

The Seattle-based brokerage John L. Scott has waded into social networking waters in a pretty significant way with JLSconnect — a brand new service based on Microsoft’s Live platform.  From the news release: JLSconnect augments the previous “Property Tracker” service found on www.JohnLScott.com which provides the ability for individuals to log in and save “favorite” […]

John L. Scott's (Mis-)Adventures in Social Networking

The Seattle-based brokerage John L. Scott has waded into social networking waters in a pretty significant way with JLSconnect — a brand new service based on Microsoft’s Live platform.  From the news release: JLSconnect augments the previous “Property Tracker” service found on www.JohnLScott.com which provides the ability for individuals to log in and save “favorite” […]