Breakthrough Consumer Experiences
Rob is the founder and managing partner of 7DS Associates, a marketing, strategy and technology consulting firm specializing in creative solutions rooted in strategic analysis and data. With a varied background from Wall Street, corporate law, technology, product development, media and entertainment, startups, fashion and professional card playing, Rob brings a unique perspective to business problems.
He started in real estate at Realogy where he headed the interactive marketing for Coldwell Banker Commercial, and he most recently worked as the vice president of marketing at Onboard Informatics.
In addition, he writes the well-known blog Notorious R.O.B. where he opines on topics in real estate, technology, marketing, social medi, and strategy through far-too-long posts. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and has been spotted on dance floors from San Francisco to Atlanta.
He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two sons, and suffers through being a Jets fan.
Does the MLS limit progress?
NEW YORK — What’s an Oxford-style debate? It’s a competitive debate format featuring opposing sides with a clear winner chosen at the end. And at Inman Connect New York, the two sides of this particular Oxford-style debate examined whether MLSs limit progress. (Moderator David Charron, CEO at MRIS, wanted to name the debate, “Does the MLS kill progress?” However, he was overruled.) …
Notorious R.O.B.’s 7 predictions for 2016: ’90s dance music edition
As you can probably see, this is a special edition of my 7 predictions. I normally post those on my blog at Notorious R.O.B., but not this year! Brad Inman asked if I wanted to share these crazy predictions with the readers of Inman, and I thought, why not …
Broker Public Portal Debate: visionary concept or waste of time?
Can a broker or an association create a real estate portal that not only works, but can succeed? Who will fund it, and how will it actually compete with the Big Three? Marilyn Wilson and Rob Hahn are ready to go toe to toe at Inman Connect to discuss this hot-button topic …
Brokers will call the shots for first national MLS listing portal
A group of notable multiple listing services (MLSs) and brokers have taken the next step in their mission to build the first national MLS consumer-facing listing portal: choosing the group’s decision-makers. The initiative’s organizers elected a board of managers comprised mostly of brokers at their first in-person meeting in Dallas last week …
Agent count: status symbol or useful metric?
Over the weekend, I finally got some news I’ve been waiting for since early 2012.
Back in January 2012, I made a prediction that Keller Williams would overtake Coldwell Banker as the largest real estate company in the U.S. by agent count.