Commentary on the Real Estate Industry
The core curriculum.
Welcome to my world.
Real estate illusion and reality.
Real estate boiled down to its fundamentals.
Know what you don't know about real estate.
The real estate business model, part 1: friend or foe?
The real estate business model, part 2: letís see that train wreck again, in slow motion.
The real estate business model, part 3: tragedy and farce in three acts.
The real estate business model, part 4: itís a funny business.
The real estate business model, part 5: real estate reform.
Rates or confidence: which "rescued" real estate? 5/31/2013
Yes, real estate really is local. 5/25/13
Will rising interest rates hurt or help real estate? 3/30/13
The "latte vision" in an age of Xtreme disclosures. 1/19/13
Using an agent to find a rental. 1/12/13
Brewing the "latte vision" of real estate. 12/22/12
"As easy as purchasing a latte". 12/8/12
What makes an ideal real estate agent? 11/8/2012
Fyten's take on Newton's third law of motion. 7/14/12
"Unaccustomed as I am to public speaking..." 12/3/11
Greed and fear are vastly over-rated. 11/19/11
A client or just another hot lead? 10/22/11
A look at the rental market, up close and personal. 10/01/11
Remembering 2001, our annus horribilis. 9/17/11
Exercises in real estate futility, part 2. 9/10/11
"4 tips for real estate software developers" hits the mark. 7/23/11
You, watching me, watching you. 6/25/11
The real estate agent: negotiator or circus performer? 4/30/11
The real estate agent: advisor or order-taker? 4/16/11
Wild party or hospital visiting hours? 4/2/11
The real estate computer horsepower wars. 2/26/11
The long good-bye. 1/8/11
Okay, so I lied: in the rent-versus-buy debate, rent is the winner(?). 12/11/10
Why the right lender and loan agent are important. 11/20/10
Love 'em or hate 'em, we still need 'em. 11/13/10
Another reason agents come in handy. 11/6/10
It's come to this: a lender hijacks its own short sale. 10/30/10
Real estate is really local. 10/23/10
Life when the old rules don't apply anymore. 10/16/10
Who will protect you from the protectors? 10/09/10
Appraisal Weirdness, the hot new reality TV show! 9/18/10
Evil empire or herd of cats?
The cure for overheated real estate markets: snow, and lots of it. 6/12/10
It's official: in the rent-versus-buy debate, "buy" won. 5/8/10
Key economic data for the local housing market. 5/1/10
Wall Street shows the way, part 2: "investor risk". 4/10/10
Wall Street shows the way, part 1: risk tolerance. 4/3/10
Should an agent ever say, "Don't buy this house"? 3/27/10
Here's how to cure the industry's image problem: a heavy dose of paternalism and sexism. 3/20/10
If hell had open houses. 3/13/10
A few tips on open house etiquette. 10/2/09
For agents only! Recommended etiquette for broker's tour. 9/26/09
A modest proposal. 9/19/09
Let the good times roll! 8/22/09
Appraisal crisis redux. 8/15/09
Ten action steps to a better real estate tomorrow. 8/1/09
More proof that all real estate is local. 7/25/09
What the appraisal crisis really means. 7/18/09
One more thing "your realtor won't tell you". 7/11/09
Changing the rules in the middle of the game. 6/13/09
Agents! Get your list price right and really annoy people! 4/18/09
Apocalypse trilogy, part 3: Nemesis wears a loud plaid sport coat. 2/7/09
Apocalypse trilogy, part 2: leading the industry out of the wilderness. 1/24/09
Pumped-up trilogy, part 3: Frock coats are making a comeback. 12/31/08
Pumped-up trilogy, part 2: Scumbag or scapegoat? 11/29/08
The new real estate landscape: it's a jungle out there. 8/23/08
George F. Babbitt, real estate broker and bogeyman. 7/5/08
One less reason to hate real estate agents. 6/21/08
Car salesperson? Real estate agent? What's the difference? 5/17/08
Cold as a banker's heart. 2/16/08
Redfin, renegades and engineer-worship. 12/29/07
Born to regulate. 12/18/07
Identifying the real "friction" in the system. 12/17/07
Shut up and sign: "Don't ask, don't tell" comes to real estate. 12/13/07
Pumped-up trilogy, part 1: "The devil made me do it". 11/3/07
What's next? A DOJ bubble blog? 11/2/07
Do consumers get the real estate marketplace they ask for? 7/26/07
Real estate is localóvery local. Very local. 7/26/07
So you wanna to be a part-time rockíníroll star. 11/23/06
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