Have you ever gone to the airport put your laptop bag/backpack through the x-ray scanner and then the TSA agent says they need to search your bag? And at that exact moment you forgot about the pocket knife you had in your bag? Of course, they find the knife, then ask if you want to take it back to your car or they will confiscate it.
That happen to me a couple times, and I never had enough time to go back to my car so I end up losing a pocket knife I spent $30 to $40 dollars on.
On an iPhone you can set reminders that are geo-fenced. Meaning “Hey Siri, remind me to buy milk when I leave the office.” These reminders are set on location, not a time or date.
So here’s how you solve your knife problem:
“Hey Siri, remind me to look in my bag at John Wayne Airport”.
And yes I understand that many of you will substitute the word “weed” for “knife”. You’re welcome too.
And the hits keep coming….
Just heard that a fight might be brewing in Colorado between IRES MLS and REColorado (formerly Metrolist) and Pikes Peak. The story is that IRES hasn’t been complying with existing MLS data share agreements. These issues can always get sticky because larger brokers cover more than one MLS.
Here’s a blog post from REColorado’s CEO, Kirby Slunaker, regarding the situation.
And a well written response form Lauren Hansen, CEO of IRES MLS.
Some might not think this is really not that newsworthy. I guess when I first posted it I was reading the crap going on in South Florida. But this is really in stark contrast to that situation (and I understand that each situation is different). Both REColorado and IRES MLS have complaints. They both have issues with each other. But I think both MLS providers have done an excellent job of keeping things professional and respectful (at least publicly). And I think that’d pretty cool.
This is getting crazy even by South Florida MLS politics standards. The first thing you want to do is read Andrea Brambila’s article on Inman News:
“RAPB has decided to no longer share listing data with MIAMI, cutting off their collective 51,000 members from each other’s listing information. Both Hall and Kinney declined to comment on that decision at this time, saying they would be distributing press releases about it in the near future.
MIAMI and JTHS have been sharing data for years and will continue to do so, Kinney said. JTHS will keep its own MLS system after the merger “for as long as they want,” she said.
“One of the things you don’t want to do with members is mess with their MLS,” she added.”
Seems they have proof that and seeking to find more that Miami AOR have gained “unauthorized access” to Beaches MLS listing data.
You can’t make this shit up.
And if you haven’t had your fill of crazy South Florida MLS stories, here’s another whopper.
It’s got MLS manipulation, extortion, police arresting (and that person resisting) at a penthouse and two real estate agents named Jill. Enjoy.
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“That said, listing volume has improved in June and July. Reported segment results include $81 million in revenues and an EBITDA loss of $15 million from Move, which includes $5 million of stock-based compensation and $7 million in legal fees for litigation against Zillow.”
That’s about $2.3M dollar per month. That’s insane. And this is being going on a long time. The real issue here is at the center of all this legal carpet bombing are a couple of regular guys (who have done a lot to better this industry by the way) who just switched gigs.
“MLSs owned and operated by REALTOR® associations need to be Data Dictionary compliant by the end of the year. Are you ready?
To help prepare you and your team, we’re working with RESO on a Data Dictionary webinar series.
The next two sessions are designed to prepare MLS data experts and technologists for what comes next, but all are welcome to join.”
Let’s do this!
“We are thrilled to assist brokers, buyers and sellers by displaying southwestern Colorado listings on our very popular public listing site, ColoProperty.com®”, said Lauren Hansen, IRES CEO. “As the number one lead generator for Northern Colorado listings, we will aim for similar success with the newly added Southwest Colorado listings”, Hansen added.”
Loving the new Trulia ads! They are by far my favorites of any of the current portal ads running.
The recent announcement that Zillow is going to pay 108 Million for dotloop got me riled up. Then Dan forwarded me this article from Jason Fried, co-founder of Basecamp. So good, and keeps everything in perspective.
“Startups these days are bantered about as if they were in a fantasy football bracket. Did you hear Lyft raised another $150 million at a $2.5 billion valuation? But Uber got tossed another $2.8 billion at a $41.2 billion valuation! Then there are the companies barely off the ground getting VC backing with 25x valuations, despite having no product or business model.
Entrepreneurs by nature are competitive. But fundraising has become the sport in place of the nuts and bolts of building a sustainable business.