Wow! What a ride!

About an hour ago I walked out of Move’s offices for the last time as an employee. For those of you who’ve been around RCG for a while, you’ll remember that I took a position as Director of Consumer Innovations at Move with great enthusiasm back in April of 2006. Taking the position was a huge deal for me and my family and now that I’ve decided to leave,

The amount I learned working with the people at Move was incredible. I enjoyed learning a tremendous amount about product development, marketing, PR, corporate development and much more in little over a year-and-a-half. I was laughing with another employee earlier today because we both felt we had gotten an MBA’s worth of education in an incredible short-time period.

Interestingly, I’m actually more bullish on Move now then at any time since I started getting my hands dirty at the company. The new members of the executive team are bringing on top-notch talent and starting to make some hard, but necessarily, decisions around product development and business models. My decision to leave had very little to do with the long-term prospects of the company and much more to do with the role that I would be able to play in these changes. (Plus, it didn’t hurt that some opportunities opened up in the world of consulting that were just too good to pass up.) šŸ™‚

Talking of outside opportunities… Now that I’m no longer affiliated with Move, I plan to talk (a lot) more about ways that real estate professionals can engage consumers using online technologies. But rather than clutter up this perfectly good blog about Seattle real estate with my industry rambles, I’ve decided to focus those conversations on

Please consider joining me on I promise to be interesting enough that it will become a must-read (and a must-feed) for anyone interested in the future fringes of the real estate industry.

60 thoughts on “Wow! What a ride!

  1. My best wishes to you and your family. You look a whole lot better without the duct tape on your mouth šŸ™‚ Give Anna my best please, and we’ll be reading intently to keep up with your changes.

  2. Thanks again to everyone…

    Rhonda: We’re definitely staying in LA for now. At some point, my wife is going to try to drag us back to the Bay Area, but I can’t see us back in Seattle at any point in the near future.

  3. Congrats Dustin – You’ll have to fill us in on the direction your consulting business will be taking you in. Thanks again for sharing your blog knowledge at the 2006 WAR ED Conference. That jump started my Northwest Living blog without a doubt. Good luck Dustin.

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