Where Real Estate Gets Its Dirt

Looking for a new gig? Inman News is hiring…

Alice asked me to post this for them:

1) Conference sponsorship and registration sales:

Ideal candidate has contacts in real estate/tech industry, must be willing to travel extensively.

2) Group sales:

Sell various products including membership and event registrations to real estate brokerages, associations, MLS, and other organizations in the real estate industry. Contacts and experience in Real Estate very helpful.

3) Online ad sales and operations:

Ad trafficking involved, must be highly organized and tech-savvy, entry or junior level acceptable. Limited travel requirement.

I’m look for someone who:
-Rocks the phone (isn’t the phone the best sales tool around?)
-Can talk intelligently to people at all levels including C-level executives and entrepreneurs
-Cold call
-Follow through
-Loves to close business!
-Is creative but understand how to put a deal together that works for the client AND the company
-Is willing to travel ~50% (jobs #1 & #2 above)
-Is interested in technology

-prefer local to Bay Area but I’m flexible on jobs #1 & 2 for the right person with the right contacts.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to salesjobs at inman dot com.

Goodbye 2009

Suzanne Harris joins LPS Real Estate Group

Suzanne Harris has joined LPS Real Estate Group. Suzanne was most recently the director of MLS Affairs at OnBoard, LLC. OnBoard closed it’s office in South Florida when it announced it had failed in its efforts in creating an IDX aggregation platform. Suzanne was the the director of Dominion Data Services (Dominion Enterprises is the parent company of eNeighborhoods). Suzanne was instrumental in launching the IDX resource center of eNeighborhoods where she managed a team to help launch the network of broker IDX sites for RE/MAX International. Suzanne also held a position in the marketing department of eNeighborhoods.

Inman Connect-Day One Recap

REBarCamp SF at Trulia HQ
Lunch at The Dock
Pre-“Beer for Bloggers” drink at Maxfields
Dave and Bud at bar, making every one curious.
Shared cab to “Beer for Bloggers” with a few Canadians.
Scored drink tickets from Alice.
Stalked by paparazzi!
Left for dinner to Bourbon and Branch, per Suzanne‘s recommendation
Silly Suzanne! Bourbon and Branch serves no food!
Cafe Monoco is just down the street!
Dave and Bud pop up again. What’s up with Mr IS and Mr Ed?
Landed at the Redwood Room at The Clift. Trulia markerheads and Twitterati are abound. Left for the Palace at Midnight, but the last call at Maxfields was at 11:45PM : (

This is gonna be waaaaaaay cool!

Check out Victor’s post about what Goomzee is cooking up….


Onboard Informatics closes office.


I just heard that OnBoard has closed or is closing it’s Ft. Lauderdale offices. The status of the employees at that office is unknown at this time.

The Ft. Lauderdale team was primarily responsible for building an IDX aggregation system and had developers who were also working on their fabled Lifestyle Search Engine (LSE). Many of the Ft. Lauderdale team members were former eNeighborhoods employees. eNeighborhoods currently handles IDX services for remax.com, coldwellbanker.com, century21.com, and era.com.

This is in concert with the news that OnBoard has entered a “strategic partnership” with Cyberhomes. Which states “Onboard Informatics has chosen Cyberhomes as its MLS listings feed aggregation partner. ”

So if I’m reading the tea leaves correctly OnBoard decided that it was easier to buy than build this technology. The move also comes on the heels of the “departure” of Rob Hahn.

Seems like OnBoard is scrambling. It was always puzzling to me why they wanted to build a national IDX aggregation system from scratch. I’m sure they found out quick that it’s not so easy.

The bigger question is the fate of the employees they hired to implement their strategic mistake.

That's how my blog, rolls…

Not that it’s any big deal but I’ve added the WAV Group and Matt Cohen’s blog to our Blogroll.

I’m positive they both get read more than the swill I put out!!

Which reminds me, I’ll be posting something shortly about the WAV Group’s recent post.

Connection 2009 in Portland… LIVE Coverage

Follow me on Twitter to follow the live action at the Connection 2009 conference at @gregrobertson. We are using the hashtag #cxn and #rmls

Vendor Alley breaks traffic record yesterday!


Many thanks to all of you who came by the site yesterday. Vendor Alley had its highest recorded traffic day on record!!! Wooohoooo!

Vendor Alley also made WordPress’s “Growing Blogs” list.

Lots of fun and great comments. I’ll be publishing a recap later today.

Will be back next week!

Moving across the country and getting hit by pretty nasty flu bug has me down and out for awhile. Look for some interesting posts starting next week.

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