in the 2008 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers released in October, the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) provided research that leads us down a path to understanding why MLS Websites become so popular, so quickly with consumers. Russ Bergeron of SoCal MLS saw traffic on their new website grow beyond 100,000 unique visitors per month within a few months of launch with no advertising or promotion! Although the sample was […]

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Inman released the speaker list for the New York Connect conference taking place January 8th. MLS 2014: 5 things to do right now to get ready Top visionaries share the 5 things you must be aware of to best position your MLS for the next 5 years. Moderated by Victor Lund, Partner, WAV Group Beverley Faull, General Manager & Senior Vice President, Fidelity National Information Services Mark Lesswing, Sr. Vice President […]

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Could you bail out our stock portfolio too?

by THE WAV GROUP on November 17, 2008

Thanks to the federal government for bailing out huge corporations – hopefully they will bail out my stock portfolio too! So whats the difference between being underwater on a mortgage and underwater on a stock ? Is it that “experts” will tell you to hold the stock in hopes of it going up in value and then explain that those with homes worth less than their mortgages shouldnt feel bad […]

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snap shot of a Trulia Broker Report

by THE WAV GROUP on November 14, 2008

Here is a snap shot of a Trulia performance report sent to a Cenutry 21 Hometown agent on the Central Coast of California.  Rick has 11 listings on Trulia and was delivered 14 click throughs.  This number is remarkably close to the effectiveness of listing syndication from our Northern Nevada MLS Listhub case study.  Agents should expect to get a little more than one web visit per listing today on […]

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Like the fires that are ripping through California today, CARETS, the Southern California data sharing initiative is improving access to MLS information for brokers and agents. Welcome to The World of CARETS® CARETS – NOT a promise of things to come tomorrow: CARETS is live TODAY.

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WAV Group to launch case study to evaluate Zillow

by THE WAV GROUP on November 14, 2008

Piles and Piles of consumers are visiting Zillow every day to look at home values and browse listings.  Sounds like a great place to advertise if you are an agent or broker, perhaps?  Does anyone really know? A long time ago I learned that simple logic often leads to bad choices.  In the simplest terms, if consumers are looking for real estate information on Zillow, and I advertise on Zillow, […]

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Luxury Real Estate Conference in Paris January 21st – 23rd

by THE WAV GROUP on November 13, 2008

Whenever any member of the WAV Group is invited to speak at a conference, it is an honor.  However, this is perhaps the honor of the year for our team.  John Brian Losh of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate has invited Marilyn Wilson and Victor Lund to his group’s exclusive European conference in Paris, January 21st – 23rd. Having worked with brokers to launch thier brands overseas, and worked […]

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WAV Group’s pick for most innovative new product at NARLANDO. It is always refreshing when the WAV Group gets to see new technology products early on in their development.  Like a lime in a corona, dwellicious is cool and refreshing.  Having previously developed dozens of products over the years, Dan and Greg have hit one that may cast themselves well beyond the eNeighborhoods boat. The positioning for the product is […]

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MRIS gets mention on popular blog, TechCrunch

by THE WAV GROUP on November 11, 2008

Here we go again. The last time a discussion about real estate websites was mentioned on TechCrunch, it led to more than 100 commented posts.  Not surprising, the good folks at TechCrunch are now seeing that there is a major audience listening to anything about real estate technology. Today’s post says that MLS Tired of Zillow, Trulia: Goes Direct To Consumers Homesdatabase has been around for more than 10 years, but […]

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A big WTG to Rapattoni – the first MLS system provider to offer agents a search tool for the iphone.  If only GE Supra would progress beyond the 90s and and dump thier antiquated IR lock box technology – agents would be able to move away from the treo toward real productivity solutions like the iphone and the blackberry. What follows is the press release from Rapattoni Simi Valley, Calif., […]

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Google election mashup for early exit poll results

by THE WAV GROUP on November 4, 2008

Like many of you, WAV Group members are excited about today’s historic election.  There will be record turn-outs at polling stations today, and the internet has impacted the presidential race more than any other in history. I did some research this morning and looked at CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, and a variety of other media outlets to find the best source to stay in touch with the election.  Hands […]

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Hard to believe forty is no longer in sight! Knowing Victor, he won’t go down without a fight. There’s some good to be said about forty one: You’re still able to have a lot of fun! There is a sober reality that lies ahead. Fifty certainly doesn’t mean one’s dead! However, when that AARP letter arrives, One starts to ponder being able to survive. Let’s not move ahead too fast! […]

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FNIS Earnings report released today

by THE WAV GROUP on October 28, 2008

Strong organic growth across all business lines Integrated Financial Solutions increases 9.0% Enterprise Solutions increases 3.7% International increases 25.5% Pro forma free cash flow of $118 million JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (NYSE: FIS), a leading global provider of technology services to financial institutions, today announced consolidated financial results for the third quarter of 2008. Consolidated revenue increased 25.4% to $893.8 million, including approximately […]

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2008 Reports

by THE WAV GROUP on October 27, 2008

Listhub Listing Syndication Effectiveness – February 1st, 2008 – Case Study of the Impact of MLS Listing Syndication. Your Reputation – Dec-08-2008 – How to take credit for the terrific customer service you provide. WAV Group Broker Website Effectiveness Study – Sep-25-2008 – WAV Group Broker Website Effectiveness Study WAV Group 2008 Midyear Technology Report– Jun-20-2008 – WAV Group 2008 Midyear Technology Report WAV Group MLS Consumer Website Effectiveness Study […]

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Fools rush in – first impressions of the android

by THE WAV GROUP on October 24, 2008

I must say that I am underwhelmed.  Thankfully I have an iphone as my primary and a blackberry as my first backup.  I was hoping for brilliance from google.  Ho Humm. My 5 year old just got her first phone, i guess. Set up was totally great.  I did not need to connect my device to a computer!  I just logged in using my gmail account – all of my […]

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2007 Reports

by THE WAV GROUP on October 23, 2008

WAV Group 2007 Mid Year Technology Report Jun-22-2007 – WAV Group 2007 Mid Year Tech Update – now available for download

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2006 Reports

by THE WAV GROUP on October 22, 2008

WAV Group 2006 MLS Technology Survey Report Dec-21-2006 – WAV Group 2006 MLS Tech Survey Report – available for download WAV Group 2006 Mid Year Tech Update Jun-01-2006 – WAV Group 2006 Mid Year Tech Update now available Telecom Lifecycle Management Apr-25-2006 – To receive a copy of our new whitepaper “Telecom Lifecycle Management” click here…

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2005 Reports

by THE WAV GROUP on October 21, 2008

WAV Group 2005 MLS Technonolgy Survey-Summary Report Dec-06-2005 – WAV Group 2005 MLS Tech Survey Report – Available for Download WAV Group 2005 Transaction Management Adoption Study Aug-19-2005 – WAV Group 2005 Transaction Management Adoption Study-Available for Download WAV Group 2005 Mid Year Tech Update Jun-16-2005 – Wav Group 2005 Mid Year Tech Update – Available for Download

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2004 Reports

by THE WAV GROUP on October 20, 2008

WAV Group 2004 MLS Tech Survey Report Oct-15-2004 – WAV Group 2004 MLS Tech Survey Report 2004 Mid-Year Tech Update Jun-01-2004 – For a copy of the 2004 Mid-Year Tech Update click here!

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Santa Barbara company zhiing.com has launched their new website. WAV Group partner, Victor Lund consults with zhiing on online marketing. The zhiing product is designed to send text messages to your friends along with your location.  It works best on smartphones like iphone and blackberry, but is unique in that it works on all phone across all networks in the USA and Canada.  It makes giving friends directions easier. The […]

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