Thoughts on the Charleston HearItDirect Event

So I’ve had a few days to recover from a wonderful, crazy, hectic, monumental week. I’m referring, of course, to the HearItDirect event that Sue Adler and I hosted in Charleston, SC last week. Quite a bit has been tweeted about the event, quite a few people have written on it, called us, emailed us, […]

Imagining the Future, Part 2: CRM — The Killer App

In Part 1 of this series, I put forth the notion that a real estate company built on the law firm model — rainmaking partners + salaried associates + support staff — could work. The main requirement is that there is some sort of a competitive advantage that arises from the structure of the partnership […]

Imagining the Future of Real Estate, Part 1: The Firm As Model

It must be zeitgeist, a change in the real estate weltanschauung. I wrote a long post back in March of 2008 having a conversation with Mike Farmer on his original Biz 2.0 post on the Bloodhound Blog. He then responded with some additional thoughts. I had a 1500 word draft that wasn’t even halfway finished, […]

On Biz 2.0: Super Real Estate Companies

Mike Farmer at Bloodhound has an inspirational and thought-provoking post up on what he calls a “Biz 2.0: Super Real Estate Company” would look like. Read the whole thing; it’s long, but worth the time. By now, readers of this blog know that I am entirely simpatico to Mike’s call for a new enlightened leadership […]