Seven Predictions for 2017: The Boy Bands Edition

2017 Calender on the red cubes

[It looks like Inman has posted my annual tradition: the seven predictions for 2017, sure to be wrong, or your money back! It’s behind a paywall for now, but should be freed up in a couple of days.]

It turns out that last year, despite my predictions being mostly wrong, no one got a refund from Inman…especially since Amber Taufen, the editor, pretty much said no one is getting their money back.

As a result, Inman was good enough to try this again for a second year in a row.

I appreciate that very much, guys, since there’s a special frisson of excitement when predictions are proven so wrong in front of so many more people than are on my little industry blog. As someone — not me, but someone, I’m sure — likes to say, if you’re going to fail, then fail big, son!

I would like to point out that I suffered for this year’s post.

Primarily because in order to select the accompanying music videos to these seven predictions, I had to comb through hours of music by ‘N Sync, Backstreet Boys, One Direction, 98 Degrees (I had blissfully forgotten that Nick Lachey even existed for several years) and others.

I hope you can appreciate my sacrifice, especially since YouTube now thinks I’m super into boy bands and constantly suggests something or another from O-Town and LFO….

Without further ado, let’s get into predictions sure to be wrong, or your money back!

Read the whole thing over at Inman.

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Rob Hahn

Managing Partner of 7DS Associates, and the grand poobah of this here blog. Once called "a revolutionary in a really nice suit", people often wonder what I do for a living because I have the temerity to not talk about my clients and my work for clients. Suffice to say that I do strategy work for some of the largest organizations and companies in real estate, as well as some of the smallest startups and agent teams, but usually only on projects that interest me with big implications for reforming this wonderful, crazy, lovable yet frustrating real estate industry of ours.

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3 thoughts on “Seven Predictions for 2017: The Boy Bands Edition”

  1. I obviously have access to both media sources, but I must admit that a part of me somehow preferred it when you were a contributor to the “notorius free press.”

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