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Quick! Somebody get this guy some Ritalin!

Kevin Boer, Broker Owner, 3 Oceans Real Estate, Inc. ()

October 30th, 2006 · 5 Comments

I finally had a chance to view the video of the Realtor.com (Alan Dalton) vs. Zillow (Lloyd Frink) confrontation a few weeks ago, and though Dalton is still a few credits short of graduating from the Hugo Chavez School of Rhetoric, it was clear he hadn’t taken his Ritalin that day.

You can see the whole thing for yourself here (Quicktime version) or here (Windows Media version) [CAR membership possibly required], or read my non-chronological review — starting in this post and continuing for several days — which is equal parts commentary, unsolicited advice for Alan Dalton and Lloyd Frink, and entertainment.

After a fairly lengthy talk by Joel Singer, Executive Vice President of the California Association of Realtors (CAR), Lloyd Frink gave a pretty low-key introduction to Zillow.

Then came Dalton’s turn at the podium, and he has, shall we say, a different personality. He started by pandering to his California audience…

…and then came out swinging at Zillow in general and Lloyd Frink in particular. [Several clips spliced together]

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pat Kitano // Oct 30, 2006 at 1:56 pm

    Nice touch reviewing this widely reported exchange as a serial! Anyone who hasn’t seen the video won’t need to… Kevin will summarize the choice cuts in his own inimitable way. One gets the distinct impression that Alan has merged his public and private persona into one so his conversation will be no different in a bar, an airplane or at a California Association of Realtors Conference.

  • 2 We’ve seen the fireworks; now let’s see the substance… at Three Oceans Real Estate — Insights from a Wired Bay Area Realtor // Oct 30, 2006 at 5:49 pm

    […] Lest I give the impression that Alan Dalton is all bombast and no substance, consider the following clips, also from his recent address to the home crowd at the California Association of Realtors. […]

  • 3 Zillow maintains composure at Three Oceans Real Estate — Insights from a Wired Bay Area Realtor // Oct 31, 2006 at 11:03 am

    […] After Alan Dalton’s Hugo-Chavez-esque attack, Zillow’s Lloyd Frink responded in a surprisingly low-key fashion, choosing substance over style. I’m not sure I would have been able to resist shooting back. No, wait a minute — I would have shot back, no question. […]

  • 4 The real reason Realtor.com is critical of Zillow… at Three Oceans Real Estate // Nov 8, 2006 at 5:23 pm

    […] With New Orleans already alive with NardiGras, I’m expecting some more choice outtakes of Realtor.com’s Alan Dalton criticizing Zillow to come out soon. […]

  • 5 Pre (Inman) game commentary // Jan 6, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    […] More entertaining than the title is the thought of seeing Alan Dalton take on Glenn Kelman — now that’s bound to be a good show!  Regular readers may remember Alan Dalton’s bombastic performance at another conference a few months ago.  In the ring with him back then was Zillow’s Lloyd Frink, who may not have matched Dalton in flamboyance, but certainly bested him in substance. […]

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