Showing Service Delivers Key Ingredient In Broker Success WAV Group has just published a case study examining specialized showing software. WAV Group works with real estate brokerages to assess back end technology solutions. Real estate brokers have been working with specialized back-end showing software like Centralized Showing Service. This paper examines two very different customers of CSS. First, we examined a long-time customer of CSS, Ebby Halliday, Realtors®. In the […]

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      Industry effort ”blows the doors off estimates;” Should quiet critics, leaders say ROCKVILLE, MD, January 23, 2018 – Broker Public Portal (BPP) since its launch with Homesnap in January last year has grown from serving 45 Multiple Listing Services to more than 120 MLSs today, representing 800,000 real estate agents and brokers. As a result, Homesnap has become one of the nation’s most collaborative consumer real estate […]

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Swanepoel Power 200 Honors 2018 Industry Leaders

by Camilla Harvey on January 23, 2018

Just this week the, Swanepoel Power 200 was released, naming the Top 200 people in the real estate industry. Inman News dropped their Top 100 Influencers list – so Swanepoel is the one and only definitive list. The 2017 Swanepoel Power 200 list is “truly designed to recognize the most powerful and influential in our business,” According to Swanepoel T3.  “It is culled from over 3 million real estate professionals, […]

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The MLS – The Ultimate Real Estate Marketing Network

by Marilyn Wilson on January 21, 2018

We all know that successful agents are always looking for new ways to grow their business. Some spends hundreds or even thousands of dollars a month with online portals.  Some pay $29.99 a month to a BUNCH of technologies hoping they will provide them with a magic bullet of brilliance.  While there are billions of dollars spent online every year, most agents are disappointed by the results of these disjointed […]

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ThoughtLeaderSurvey

An unprecedented 73% of top real estate executives say the U.S. economy will improve or improve significantly. That’s the highest level of confidence real estate leaders have expressed since Imprev started its annual Thought Leader Economy & Housing Outlook Study in 2012. These numbers are simply stunning. Top real estate executives’ confidence in America’s economy has more than doubled since October 2016. Then just 32% said the U.S. economy would […]

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Hyperlocal Whitepaper

Social media, mobile technology and marketing automation: those are the three ingredients that are changing real estate in a profound and everlasting way. And, unlike many skeptics, I believe it’s for the better. My proof is the emergence of a “HyperLocal Movement” in real estate that the confluence of these three has fueled. Now there is really nothing new about the “idea” of HyperLocal in real estate. No other industry […]

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Every computer device – server, laptop, desktop, every router, every wireless router, every network printer, every network fax machine, and every phone is impacted. Don’t freak out. Being impacted and being attacked are two different things. We are going to explain what is happening in layman terms and help you get through it. Right before Christmas, researchers discovered that there is a security vulnerability (like an open door) that exposes […]

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A number of years ago, ShowingTime purchased a number of companies that focus on market stats. Those products were listing centric, providing brokers with the capability to look at the market activity around a single property, neighborhood, city/town, zip code, etc. The charts are beautiful, and easily embedded into a broker’s website. Track Competition and MarketShare With this new product, they are developing market charts that change the focus from […]

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Brokers Need to Know that Bitcoin has an Economic Flaw

by Victor Lund on January 10, 2018

But the biggest gains may be ahead. If you took economics class in college, you understand that currencies of any type have a relationship between four very important metrics: MV=PQ. M is the total amount of money supply in circulation. V is the velocity of money and the frequency that it is being circulated. P is the price level Q is the inflation adjusted index of goods and services. The […]

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Faucet, IBS

For the last few weeks, I have been wearing the hat of a reporter. All I can say to the journalists whom I have worked with over the last couple of dozen years: I now feel your pain when it comes to unsolicited pitches from PR people. Moreover, I apologize on behalf of seasoned PR pros who would be as disappointed from this experience as I am. I now understand […]

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Pam Johnson O’Connor has announced that she will be retiring from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Paul Boomsma, who currently serves a dual role as LeadingRE chief operating officer and president of Luxury Portfolio International®, will assume responsibilities as president and CEO upon O’Connor’s retirement. Pam has had an amazing career in the relocation and residential real estate industry.  Here are just a few of her accolades: Here […]

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Google Tag Manager – A Broker’s Best Friend

by Marilyn Wilson on January 8, 2018

Google Tag Manager

Real Estate brokers need to leverage reporting to know what is working in their digital marketing assets. The good news is that Google Analytics can provide answers to the performance of your website pages and campaigns if you train it. The tool to deliver these reports is called Google Tag Manager, and if you are not using this utility in your brokerage today, you need to start. Google Tag Manager […]

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Real Estate brokers and MLSs are pretty familiar with Collateral Analytics®. Collateral Analytics provides real estate brokers with a variety of tools including market trends, market share, and AVMs. Collateral Analytics is particularly interesting to real estate brokers because of the unique blend of MLS data and Public Record data. Brokers believe that MLS data introduces a level of accuracy and timeliness to analytics products, making them profoundly more accurate […]

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RESO: Fairy Tale or the Future?

by Marilyn Wilson on January 8, 2018

RESO

It’s hard to argue that standardized input, distribution and display of real estate information is not the desired path for our industry to follow. There aren’t many technology companies that would PREFER to map nearly 700 individual MLS data sets if they have the data and a choice. The Real Estate Standards Organization has set out on a path to remove millions of dollars in cost to real estate technology […]

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Bitcoin

As a real estate broker or MLS executive who is reading headlines like “Man Buys Texas Estate with Bitcoin,” you may be scratching your head to understand what this stuff is all about. Here is a primer that may help you to understand it. First of all, a cryptocurrency is a digital currency. It is not a coin or a bill. It is not backed by any nation’s treasury. It […]

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RESO logo

Heading to the holidays it warms my heart to think of the amazing progress that RESO has made in 2017.  In just two years, membership has increased 500% from 125 to more than 750 members!   Every conference sells out and enjoy great satisfaction ratings from members!  And finally, 95% of MLSs have now adopted the RESO Data Dictionary and well over half of the industry has been certified on the […]

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IRES and Pikes Peak Launch Data Share Using RPR View™

by Victor Lund on December 19, 2017

IRES

Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) offers a feature called RPR View™ which is now the largest MLS data share in the U.S.  Since its initial Residential Platform launch in 2010, MLSs licensing their information to RPR have a choice to display their active and sold records “only to their subscribers,” or to a wider audience like “statewide,” or “all REALTORS® nationwide.” MLSs can also selectively opt into sharing with specific markets. […]

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Inside Real Estate Acquires BrokerSumo

by Victor Lund on December 14, 2017

BrokerSumo Logo

WAV Group would like to congratulate Inside Real Estate and BrokerSumo. Inside Real Estate acquired BrokerSumo in an all cash transaction today. Both real estate technology firms are clients of both WAV Group and RE Technology. WAV Group is highly impressed by the quality of the Inside Real Estate core product, kvCORE. Inside Real Estate acquired Kunversion last year and has expanded the platform beyond team to a full broker […]

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The Houston Association of REALTORS® has long held the honor of celebrating success at the top of the MLS consumer facing website leaderboard. WAV Group has referenced this center of excellence in countless writings, research reports, and planning sessions. We turn once again to this well operated company to exhibit an example of how they are continuing to progress. One of the keynotes of driving consumer engagement is through email […]

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Jason Sanchez promoted to CEO of GEPAR

by Marilyn Wilson on December 13, 2017

GEPAR

I am SO happy to announce that Jason Sanchez has been promoted to CEO of the Greater El Paso Association of REALTORS(R). We have worked with Jason for years. He is one on the most progressive and thoughtful leaders I have met in our industry. He has a humility blended with a passion for our industry that makes him a GREAT leader! I absolutely can’t wait to see how GEPAR […]

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