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Followup to the KW Concierge Post: Special Audio Treats Edition

So my recent post about Keller Williams’s new Concierge program was interesting on a lot of levels. For one thing, a lot of you read it. Thank you, dear readers! […]

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On California’s New Gig Economy Law: Don’t Relax Just Yet

I feel pretty certain that anybody that is reading Notorious likely already knows that the legislature of California has passed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) that tries to rein in the […]

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[VIP] On the Realogy-Compass Kerfuffle

The battle between Realogy and Compass took a strange turn in recent days, when Compass claimed that they rejected a marriage offer from Realogy according to The Real Deal: With […]

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Keller Williams Concierge: New Wine in Old Skin

One of the more interesting things that happened last week was news that Keller Williams will roll out a new “concierge” program in California, Georgia and Texas. Designed to compete […]

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Long-game

[VIP] Zillow’s Possible Long Game: Mortgages and iBuyer

It’s VIP Content Week, as I am home for several days without any travel. All that changes next week, but… in the meantime, I thought it worth putting together some […]

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Redfin For Sale

Redfin’s Fantastic Transparency Move on Commission Display

From Inman News (Subscription Required) comes word of a new Redfin initiative whose time has come: Redfin believes that real estate consumers don’t really understand the way commissions work, and […]

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[VIP] What NAR Can Do, But Likely Won’t

Happy Monday, everybody. A couple of you have asked for this topic in the Notorious VIP Network (all VIP Subscribers have been invited, so check your inbox if you don’t […]

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Notorious ROB’s Shiva Award 2019 Edition

It’s that time of the year again… by which I mean, the second time we have had the National Association of REALTORS put on the Innovation, Opportunity & Investment Summit. […]

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Keller Williams and Offerpad Partnership: A Step Too Far

Brokerages and national franchises partnering with big money companies to offer iBuyer services appears to be all the rage these days. Realogy was first, partnering with Home Partners of America, […]

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On California’s New Gig Economy Law: Don’t Relax Just Yet

I feel pretty certain that anybody that is reading Notorious likely already knows that the legislature of California has passed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) that tries to rein in the […]

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Brokerage

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On California’s New Gig Economy Law: Don’t Relax Just Yet

I feel pretty certain that anybody that is reading Notorious likely already knows that the legislature of California has passed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) that tries to rein in the […]

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image-1-2

Keller Williams Concierge: New Wine in Old Skin

One of the more interesting things that happened last week was news that Keller Williams will roll out a new “concierge” program in California, Georgia and Texas. Designed to compete […]

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Redfin For Sale

Redfin’s Fantastic Transparency Move on Commission Display

From Inman News (Subscription Required) comes word of a new Redfin initiative whose time has come: Redfin believes that real estate consumers don’t really understand the way commissions work, and […]

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stepping over a cliff

Keller Williams and Offerpad Partnership: A Step Too Far

Brokerages and national franchises partnering with big money companies to offer iBuyer services appears to be all the rage these days. Realogy was first, partnering with Home Partners of America, […]

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MLS & Associations

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[VIP] What NAR Can Do, But Likely Won’t

Happy Monday, everybody. A couple of you have asked for this topic in the Notorious VIP Network (all VIP Subscribers have been invited, so check your inbox if you don’t […]

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There Will Be Blood: NAR Lawsuit and Discovery

If you haven’t done so already, or were not present when the panel happened, go watch the Inman News video on the big commissions lawsuit(s) panel discussion. Inman Select membership […]

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Millennials and Rent Control

Back in February, I wrote a long post imploring the Young Professionals Network (YPN) of the National Association of REALTORS to take up housing affordability as their issue: Homeownership is […]

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Sixth-Circuit

[VIP] A Few Thoughts on Hyland v. HomeServices of America and Its Applicability to the Moehrl v. NAR Lawsuit

Recently, I saw someone on Facebook bring up this case, Hyland v. HomeServices of America, Inc., 771 F. 3d 310 – Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit 2014, as pretty much […]

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Notorious ROB’s Shiva Award 2019 Edition

It’s that time of the year again… by which I mean, the second time we have had the National Association of REALTORS put on the Innovation, Opportunity & Investment Summit. […]

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[VIP] Zillow Q2/2019 Earnings: Going All In

When Rich Barton took (back) over as CEO of Zillow earlier this year, I wrote a Red Dot and titled it, “The Return of the King.” I didn’t realize then […]

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ShelterZoom, Blockchain, and Real Estate

As some of you know, I attended an event at Inman Las Vegas a couple of weeks back on Blockchain and Real Estate hosted by Propy. Unfortunately, I couldn’t stay […]

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[VIP] Redfin Q2/2019 Earnings Results: Delayed Blast Fireball

As a former Dungeon Master all through junior high school and part of high school, I found it absolutely thrilling that Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin, used the phrase in […]

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