New online tool is a huge success so far with Connecticut agents and their buyers and sellers. Listingbook™ announced today that it has launched its system in Connecticut, with the Greater Fairfield County Consolidated MLS (GFC CMLS), expanding the ever growing footprint of Listingbook deployed across the nation’s leading MLSs.  Listingbook is a freeimum service – free to the MLS and members for baseline VOW services, and a small fee […]

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MLSPIN pumps up data center to improve system performance

by THE WAV GROUP on September 8, 2008

Hyper-V and Melio clustered file system enable real time infrastructure for the largest Multiple Listing Service in New England. Sanbolic announced that MLS Property Information Network, Inc.(MLSPIN) has deployed Melio clustered file system in conjunction with Microsoft Hyper-V for their new data center. By allowing virtual servers running as file and web servers to concurrently access shared data on SAN storage, Melio FS enables the data center to dynamically respond […]

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The Power of Blogs and the issue of listing accuracy

by THE WAV GROUP on August 29, 2008

The WAV Group blog and website is normally visited by 1,500 to 2,000 people a day – mostly people download our industry white papers or come here to read our blog. On August 22nd, something unusual happened.  Leading technology blog Tech Crunch ran a post about the differences between IDX powered listing websites and feed powered websites.  As a result, our combined blog and website traffic jumped to over 20,000 visitors!  […]

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Steps to updating your old iphone to 2.0

by THE WAV GROUP on August 3, 2008

This is really off topic for our blog, but so many of our twitter firends are having trouble upgrading their itunes and iphone to version 2.0 Steps to upgrading to iPhone Firmware version 2.0 (w/App Store) 1. Go to Apple Menu —–> Then “Software Update…” and install iTunes 7.7. 2. Go here and It should autcoatiallcy start the download for the new firmware. 3. Once it is finished make sure the […]

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Lasso Data Systems Inc., the leading designer and developer of innovative on-demand customer relationship management software for the real estate industry, today announced the launch of its 750th Project using its real estate software. For Immediate Release CULVER CITY, Calif./EWORLDWIRE/July 14, 2008 — Lasso Data Systems Inc., the leading designer and developer of innovative “on-demand” Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software for the real estate industry, today announced the launch of […]

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ONJAX integrates realPING into their offering

by THE WAV GROUP on August 3, 2008

ONJAX LLC. and  realPING Agree To Embed Click To Talk Across Platform Unique Conversion Tool to be enabled in the Enterprise Productivity and Lead Generation System. Yorktown, VA. July 18th, 2008. realPING a Virginia based technology company reached an agreement with ONJAX LLC, a leading solutions provider to offer the realPING urgency tool to their brokers and agents they support. realPING is a VoIP-enabled ‘CLICK TO TALK NOW’ service that […]

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Terabitz ( http://terabitz.com), a technology company that helps real estate brokerages engage online homebuyers and sellers with innovative technologies, today announced that it has entered into a technology and content agreement with FrontDoor.com (http://frontdoor.com), the real estate site powered by HGTV. FrontDoor.com features over three million real estate listings, video features from HGTV experts and a comprehensive suite of tools, guides and content. The deal with FrontDoor.com centers on two Terabitz […]

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MLSAlliance demonstrates MLS industry’s ongoing efforts to help real estate professionals succeed during housing market downturn. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) July 9, 2008 — Many Californians looking for signs of stability in the turbulent real estate market are encouraged by the growth and increasing use of the state’s largest MLS data sharing service, the California MLSAlliance. The system connects MLS databases throughout the state to provide agents and brokers with […]

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John L Scott offers mobile access to website

by THE WAV GROUP on August 3, 2008

J. Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate, recently announced the launch of a mobile version of his company’s award-winning website,www.JohnLScott.com. Now, consumers in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho can search for nearby properties and look up comprehensive listing information on their cellular phone by going toM.JohnLScott.com.  The launch of John L. Scott’s mobile website is the first step towards a larger scale launch with technology partner, Microsoft. […]

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SHELTON, Conn., July 30, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Most Home Corp. (MHME:most home corp com), a national provider of online customer service solutions for the mortgage and real estate industries with offices in Bellevue, Washington and Maple Ridge, British Columbia, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the operating assets of Shelton, Connecticut based TotalMove Inc. Transaction Highlights — Consideration for the purchase is convertible […]

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The market is off.  How far off varies by market and niche.  Nevertheless, everyone is challenged – agents, brokers, franchisers, franchisees, and MLSs.  Here is a list of tangible ideas that may help you in your business today.  To sum up the recommendations – focus on enhancing agent quality rather then building the largest army. According to some at the RIS CEO Exchange, we have gone from a volume of […]

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(IRVINE, Calif.) – The housing research firm RealtyTrac reports foreclosures continue to plague the housing market, with the number of homes currently in the foreclosure process reaching 739,714, a 14 percent increase over the first quarter and 121 percent increase over the same period in 2007. The company says one in every 171 U.S. households received a foreclosure filing during the quarter. Although much of the foreclosure activity is concentrated in Nevada, California, Florida, […]

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SAN FRANCISCO (Business Wire EON/PRWEB ) July 22, 2008 — In conjunction with the Inman News Real Estate Connect Conference, LightPole, Inc., a mobile application service provider for content publishers, today announced a focus on the real estate vertical with Trulia and Brownstoner. These innovative partners are building solutions on the LightPole mobile platform to provide their customers with unprecedented access to a wealth of real-time real estate information, no […]

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Lasso Data Systems Inc., the leading designer and developer of innovative on-demand customer relationship management software for the real estate industry, today announced the launch of its 750th Project using its real estate software. For Immediate Release CULVER CITY, Calif./EWORLDWIRE/July 14, 2008 — Lasso Data Systems Inc., the leading designer and developer of innovative “on-demand” Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software for the real estate industry, today announced the launch of […]

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Steps to updating your old iphone to 2.0

by THE WAV GROUP on July 11, 2008

This is really off topic for our blog, but so many of our twitter firends are having trouble upgrading their itunes and iphone to version 2.0 Steps to upgrading to iPhone Firmware version 2.0 (w/App Store) 1. Go to Apple Menu —–> Then “Software Update…” and install iTunes 7.7. 2. Go here and It should autcoatiallcy start the download for the new firmware. 3. Once it is finished make sure the […]

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John L Scott offers mobile access to website

by THE WAV GROUP on July 10, 2008

J. Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate, recently announced the launch of a mobile version of his company’s award-winning website, www.JohnLScott.com. Now, consumers in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho can search for nearby properties and look up comprehensive listing information on their cellular phone by going to M.JohnLScott.com.  The launch of John L. Scott’s mobile website is the first step towards a larger scale launch with technology partner, Microsoft. […]

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MLSAlliance demonstrates MLS industry’s ongoing efforts to help real estate professionals succeed during housing market downturn. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) July 9, 2008 – Many Californians looking for signs of stability in the turbulent real estate market are encouraged by the growth and increasing use of the state’s largest MLS data sharing service, the California MLSAlliance. The system connects MLS databases throughout the state to provide agents and brokers with […]

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NAR REALTOR Profile Released – VENDORS BEWARE :-)

by THE WAV GROUP on June 25, 2008

NAR Research disclosed the new REALTOR® demographics today in an article printed in their newsletter Real Estate Insights. This is an important strategic benchmark for service providers to the real estate industry to remember – impacting marketing communications, product usability, and support expectations.  Here is a summary.

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PC or MAC – Now you don’t have to choose!

by THE WAV GROUP on June 23, 2008

Just over two years ago I was really excited about a purchase of my IBM ThinkPad. It had a really “fast” processor and “state of the art” security.  How quickly my enthusiasm waned, however.  My computer became slower and slower and more and more frustrating every day. At the same time I purchased a PC my partner Victor Lund purchased a Mac Book.  His computer was intuitive, fast and just […]

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