A Ray of Sunshine: Krista Kenner and the Power of Storytelling

Okay, so look, I know that I have a certain reputation in the industry. Pot-stirrer, trouble-maker, truth-teller, all around pain in the ass, and so on. Even my friends know I can get argumentative about some things. And I do wish that I could post positive uplifting things all the time, but you know, when […]

Realtors and Class: An Interesting Tidbit

The happiest holiday of the year (that would be Easter, not St. Patrick’s Day) is behind us, and I do hope all of you had a wonderful Easter (and Passover for my friends of the Tribe). Just a quick little interesting note from some research I’ve been doing of late to share this morning. According to […]

Quick Note on Brokerage of the Future: On Agent Training

Last week I had a blast talking about the industry to Imran Poladi and his sidekick Jim on the Real Talk with Imran Poladi podcast. I only wish I were in on their Superbowl prop bets segment – maybe next time? You can listen to the whole thing below. One of the things I mentioned (at […]

Honest Question: Role of the Website in Real Estate Practice

The above is a Facebook ad I ran across, because… I guess Facebook thinks I’m a real estate agent. Or, it could be the numerous times I’ve interacted with Morgan Carey, CEO of Real Estate Webmasters. But either way, I actually got curious about this claim: “To become a top producer, you need an accessible website […]

Embrace the Suck: Real Estate Edition

I’m working on a couple of year-end monster posts, but wanted to throw this up as a quick sort of mental snack before the other stuff. Through a friend, I was introduced to Mark Manson, the self-help guru. Normally, I think of self-help gurus the same way I think of used car salesmen and religious […]

A Few Thoughts on Marketing in the Social Age (Possibly Evergreen)

When I started this blog, the focus was on marketing, especially social media and blogging. Over time, it’s morphed into a real estate industry blog, because my work took me towards industry issues stuff. But I’m still fascinated by marketing, and I think I kinda know what I’m doing in that arena as well. I mention […]

Thoughts On Re-engineering the Real Estate Sales Process

A couple of weeks ago, I ran across an interesting little book review/think-piece on realtor.org, the official site of NAR, called Re-engineering The Real Estate Sales Process. I’ve been too busy to sit down and think about it, but have a bit of time this morning, so thought I’d get into it a bit. This […]

Does Diversity Matter in Real Estate? (Yes, I’m Going There)

I was supposed to moderate a track of panels at Inman called Provoke, and I was really looking forward to some of those conversations, until a family situation arose that makes attending Inman impossible. (We’re all fine; my ex has to be out of the country, so I need to make sure my two boys […]

Does Diversity Matter in Real Estate? (Yes, I'm Going There)

I was supposed to moderate a track of panels at Inman called Provoke, and I was really looking forward to some of those conversations, until a family situation arose that makes attending Inman impossible. (We’re all fine; my ex has to be out of the country, so I need to make sure my two boys […]

Dear Real Estate Tech Entrepreneurs: Hey, The Buy-Side Is Done, Guys

I’m going to take a conservative estimate and say that once every few weeks, I get some PR agency emailing me with some news of a fantabulous, world-changing, paradigm-shifting (God, I love those Web 2.0 words, like paradigm), baldness-curing new technology around… you got it, home search. This is not at all an atypical example: #RealEstate Entrepreneur, Avantika Shahi Launches Revolutionary #HomeSearch Platform  […]