Peter-Hansen/Shutterstock Is it the beginning of the end for Zillow?

Is it the beginning of the end for Zillow?

Ever since the News Corp. acquisition announcement of Move, Inc. back in September, my wife (Julie Harris) and I have been predicting that ListHub would cut off the flow of listings to Zillow. And last Tuesday our prediction came true ......
By Tim Harris | Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Corepics-VOF/Shutterstock Leigh Brown shares her feelings about NAR

Leigh Brown shares her feelings about NAR

One of these days, I’ll learn to leave all of the Facebook groups that time-suck and energy-suck me to pieces. That's a New Year's resolution for you. But there are some groups that are so valuable and integral to what I do that I'm going to stay l...
By Leigh Brown | Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Corepics-VOF/Shutterstock Why NAR matters

Why NAR matters

One of these days, I’ll learn to leave all of the Facebook groups that time-suck and energy-suck me to pieces. That's a New Year's resolution for you. But there are some groups that are so valuable and integral to what I do that I'm going to stay l...
By Leigh Brown | Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Prospect image via Shutterstock. Why focusing on portals is a mistake

Why focusing on portals is a mistake

Had enough portal talk? It seems like everywhere you turn in our industry, someone's discussing the pros and cons of Zillow, Trulia and realtor.com ......
By Scott Olsen | Monday, January 5, 2015
Prospect image via Shutterstock. Why focusing on portals is a mistake

Why focusing on portals is a mistake

Had enough portal talk? It seems like everywhere you turn in our industry, someone's discussing the pros and cons of Zillow, Trulia and realtor.com. ......
By Scott Olsen | Monday, January 5, 2015
Kzenon / Shutterstock.com 3 options for helping senior agents manage technology

3 options for helping senior agents manage technology

A brokerage for whom I work has a wide variety of ages and experience among the 100-plus agents on the roster. Several "senior" agents have been around 30 years or longer and have seen the business of real estate change enormously. ......
By Lorelei Taylor | Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Kzenon / Shutterstock.com 3 options for helping senior agents manage technology

3 options for helping senior agents manage technology

A brokerage for whom I work has a wide variety of ages and experience among the 100-plus agents on the roster. Several "senior" agents have been around 30 years or longer and have seen the business of real estate change enormously. ......
By Lorelei Taylor | Wednesday, December 31, 2014
idx The commoditization of IDX will have a major impact

The commoditization of IDX will have a major impact

I recently read a post by Joel Burslem at 1000watt titled Putting IDX out to pasture. Joel suggests that the commoditization of IDX, along with real estate consumers' shift to mobile, has made property search websites obsolete for agents and brokers ...
By Matthew Barba | Sunday, December 28, 2014
trulia_zillow The real estate portal-dominance game is far from over

The real estate portal-dominance game is far from over

Now that Zillow and Trulia are merging, many are predicting "game over" in the listing portal space. Already the two most trafficked real estate websites individually, a combined "Godzulliow" may be on the verge of total domination of the industry, t...
By Max Galka | Saturday, December 27, 2014
Sunny studio / shutterstock.com Video: Are brokers the unsung heroes of the industry?

Video: Are brokers the unsung heroes of the industry?

Pam O'Connor, the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World CEO, says that brokers are the Rodney Dangerfields of the industry: They don't get any respect. She talks about why that needs to change in an opinionated video ......
By Pam O'Connor | Thursday, December 18, 2014
Sunny studio / shutterstock.com Video: Are brokers the unsung heroes of the industry?

Video: Are brokers the unsung heroes of the industry?

Pam O'Connor, the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World CEO, says that brokers are the Rodney Dangerfields of the industry: they don't get any respect. She talks about why that needs to change in an opinionated video ......
By Pam O'Connor | Thursday, December 18, 2014
Andrey 69 / Shutterstock.com Biggest challenge in real estate today is creating a quality consumer experience

Biggest challenge in real estate today is creating a quality consumer experience

In my opinion, the biggest industry challenge comes from the inside. I think we all need to take a lesson from an old Michael Jackson song called "The Man in the Mirror." As an industry, I think we need to take a good long look in the mirror and at w...
By Kenneth Jenny | Monday, December 15, 2014
Andrey 69 / Shutterstock.com The biggest challenge in the industry today is creating a quality consumer experience

The biggest challenge in the industry today is creating a quality consumer experience

In my opinion, the biggest industry challenge comes from the inside. I think we all need to take a lesson from an old Michael Jackson song called "The Man in the Mirror." As an industry, I think we need to take a good long look in the mirror and at w...
By Kenneth Jenny | Monday, December 15, 2014
shutterstock_146613362 Money can override industry safety concerns: 4 reasons why it's true

Money can override industry safety concerns: 4 reasons why it's true

Vivian Martin. Andrew VonStein. Do these names ring a bell? How about Beverly Carter? Carter was the real estate agent who was murdered while showing homes in Missouri during September 2014. Real estate news would lead one to believe that this has le...
By Toby Boyce | Tuesday, December 9, 2014
shutterstock_146613362 Money can override industry safety concerns: 4 reasons why it's true

Money can override industry safety concerns: 4 reasons why it's true

Vivian Martin. Andrew VonStein. Do these names ring a bell? How about Beverly Carter? Carter was the real estate agent who was murdered while showing homes in Missouri during September 2014. Real estate news would lead one to believe that this has le...
By Toby Boyce | Tuesday, December 9, 2014
trulia_zillow The real estate portal-dominance game is far from over

The real estate portal-dominance game is far from over

Now that Zillow and Trulia are merging, many are predicting "game over" in the listing portal space. Already the two most trafficked real estate websites individually, a combined "Godzulliow" may be on the verge of total domination of the industry, t...
By Max Galka | Tuesday, December 9, 2014
idx The commoditization of IDX will have a major impact

The commoditization of IDX will have a major impact

I recently read a post by Joel Burslem at 1000watt titled Putting IDX out to pasture. Joel suggests that the commoditization of IDX, along with real estate consumers' shift to mobile, has made property search websites obsolete for agents and brokers ...
By Matthew Barba | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
idx The commoditization of IDX will have a major impact

The commoditization of IDX will have a major impact

I recently read a post by Joel Burslem at 1000watt titled Putting IDX out to pasture. Joel suggests that the commoditization of IDX, along with real estate consumers' shift to mobile, has made property search websites obsolete for agents and brokers ...
By Matthew Barba | Wednesday, November 26, 2014