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NAR Midyear – Don't have too much fun without me!

My wife and I are expecting our third child in a couple of weeks. So needless to say I’m not going to to make NAR Midyear this year.

We have two boys, Cole and Toby, and this will be our first baby girl : )

So don’t have too much fun without me…


But I do have some predictions:

With a new CEO, Steve Berkowitz, and the departure of Lorna “MSDS” Borenstein look for these guys to have a brand new vibe.

When I first heard about this a few years back I was a bit skeptical. But these guys are for real and it seems agents and consumers really love this service. Todd “Obi Wan Kenobi” Colthorp has secured most of the largest MLS providers in the country. I’m still not sure about their business model, but it looks like they have a hit on their hands.

Q. What do you get when you mix a successful MLS conversion (ARMLS), new sales leadership Dave Rifkin, a team of employee owners, and one of the most well respected voices, Mike Wurzer, in the MLS industry leading the charge?

A. A company that is on a lot of MLS Providers’ short list and poised for some big moves.

Midyear MLS meetings
If you want to see a shit storm then don’t miss this year’s MLS meetings. With short sale issues burning and some MLS providers wanting to classify Google as a “scraper” this all adds up to nothing but fun!

That’s all for now….

And please remember, never and I mean NEVER, go big on the first night!!!


  1. Not sure if Mid-Year will be the same without you. And yes, “I will not go big on the first night”.

    Early Congrats on Number 3.

  2. I take it you didn’t warn the Marriott Wardman in advance … I just watched them wheel in five cases of Tanqueray Gin in anticipation of your arrival. I’ll send them the link to your post and wait for the 2-for-1 drink special!

  3. Two years ago the lobby bar was a mess in the throws of a remodel. Last year, we had to deal with the unaccustomed changes and the uncomfortable seating, and now this. It will sound cliché but the Wardman lobby bar will not be the same without you. I am a professional but it won’t be easy.
    So you know Rex was already holding court first thing Monday evening.

  4. Lots of people were blaming the economy for the low turnout of attendees but we know the truth…no event is the same without GR. Please act responsibly for the next few months so you can be there next year.

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  6. It just wasn’t the same without you!

    I was surprised that Fidelity MLS didn’t have a booth at the Expo and it doesn’t look like they’ll have one at NAR in San Diego. Anyone know why?

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