NAR General Counsel Warns About Dangers of Failing to Syndicate

In case you haven’t seen this yet, Katie Johnson, the General Counsel of NAR, has written an article that comes as close to a formal legal opinion on dangers of failing to syndicate listings. Well, actually, she warns about the practice of pre-marketing, also known as “Coming Soon” but the logic that she uses applies with full […]

A Few Random Thoughts on Zillow’s Coming Soon

I’m gearing up for another all-day meeting for a project that I think will actually make a difference in the industry, but… I’m getting a lot of emails and messages asking me what I think about Zillow’s new Coming Soon feature. So here are a few random thoughts and questions. As reported by Paul Hagey […]

A Few Random Thoughts on Zillow's Coming Soon

I’m gearing up for another all-day meeting for a project that I think will actually make a difference in the industry, but… I’m getting a lot of emails and messages asking me what I think about Zillow’s new Coming Soon feature. So here are a few random thoughts and questions. As reported by Paul Hagey […]

In Which I Have Fun With Sam DeBord’s Inman Article on Pocket Listing Liability

It’s a busy day here, but I couldn’t resist this. 🙂 Sam DeBord, a really intelligent and perceptive guy, who is also a working broker for Coldwell Banker Danforth in Seattle, wrote a long column on Inman about the possibility of huge liabilities for brokerages because of pocket listings. Read the whole thing. There are […]

In Which I Have Fun With Sam DeBord's Inman Article on Pocket Listing Liability

It’s a busy day here, but I couldn’t resist this. 🙂 Sam DeBord, a really intelligent and perceptive guy, who is also a working broker for Coldwell Banker Danforth in Seattle, wrote a long column on Inman about the possibility of huge liabilities for brokerages because of pocket listings. Read the whole thing. There are […]