Recent Articles by James Harrison

Happy broker, happy life

Happy broker, happy life

To turn a popular phrase, I think it's fair to say that all of us in the industry have learned that, if the brokers are happy, the rest of us will find harmony in the industry attainable. The problem is for too long we ignored broker frustrations for...
By James Harrison | Thursday, December 3, 2015
Why real estate data is a ‘golden ticket’

Why real estate data is a ‘golden ticket’

"Consumer-available" real estate listing data has become the golden ticket in today's real estate marketplace. It is the foundation upon which all of the wealth, health and future of this industry is based. ......
By James Harrison | Friday, August 21, 2015
Opinion: What do Upstream, broker portals and the hacker kid in the basement have in common?

Opinion: What do Upstream, broker portals and the hacker kid in the basement have in common?

In a series of stunning moves starting with the 2014 Core Standards strategy, NAR broke the mold on 100 years of cozy relations with Realtor associations and multiple listing services and moved organized real estate directly onto a path that will pro...
By James Harrison | Thursday, June 25, 2015