Category: Brokerage

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Musings on Defining Fundamental Problems

I was on a conference call earlier with a client discussing an upcoming strategy planning session, and one of the people raised a very interesting and a very good point. […]

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[VIP] The Notorious Interview: Jack Ryan, REX

Thanksgiving is behind us, along with the annual frenzy of consumerism known as Black Friday… although in 2019, I think Cyber Monday (which is today) might be an even bigger […]

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Time for a Housecleaning: Racism in Long Island Real Estate

I am alternatively furious and despondent that this post has to be written in 2019. But it has to be. In case you missed it, Newsday, the local newspaper for […]

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[VIP] Realogy, Q3/2019: The Profitability Dilemma

Earnings Week content keeps rolling on! It’s time we took a look at Realogy, the bellwether for health of traditional real estate brokerage. I wish I could report some joyful […]

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[VIP] Redfin, Q3/2019: Nice Rebound, And Yet…

Earnings Week content keeps rolling on! It’s time we took a look at Realogy, the bellwether for health of traditional real estate brokerage. I wish I could report some joyful […]

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Compass and Coming Soon: Not About the Client

[EDIT: This post has been updated with responses from Compass, and my further responses to those responses.] [EDIT: I have updated the post once again, with another round of clarifications […]

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Looking-Back

[VIP] RE/MAX Q3, 2019: Don’t Look Back

RE/MAX reported Q3 earnings on Halloween, and I can’t help but think there was a lot more trick than treat in its Q3 results. Yes, RE/MAX remains fundamentally healthy and […]

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Zillow Offers vs. Traditional Selling: Data from Zillow

Back in February, I wrote a post that is one of the top read posts of 2019. It was titled, “Homeowners Net More Selling to Zillow Than With a REALTOR.” […]

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[VIP] Zillow Unlock Event: Stages of Grief

Zillow’s big event for its IMT segment — Premier Agents, Rentals and New Construction — just concluded in my (new) hometown of Las Vegas. I attended Tuesday as a member […]

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A Few Initial Thoughts on the Future of Buyer Agents

Happy Monday, everybody! I’m completely jammed with preparation for CMLS where something big is going to be happening. I can’t tease more than that, sorry, but… watch the interwebz later […]

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