Last week the WAV Group partners, Mike Audet, Marilyn Wilson and Victor Lund had the opportunity to speak at the Luxury Real Estate Conference at the Hotel du Louvre, in Paris, France.  LuxuryRealEstate.com brokers from around the world came together to learn and share their experiences on serving the international markets.  Topics ranged from strategies on international marketing, branding and web strategy to how to value and sell your real estate company.  […]

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Despite bloggers disparaging the Dwellicious founders for plying favor with Corona and taudry late night escapades – They have come to an agreement with the Crown of the REALTOR online establishment – The first 100 REALTORS who sign up for DWELLICIOUS PRO will be funded by REALTOR.com – allowing early adopter REALTORS to gain access to this breakthrough service, gratis. DWELLICIOUS is a service that enables consumers to bookmark thier […]

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The Ultimate Marketing Tool

by THE WAV GROUP on January 6, 2009

Consumers today are demanding more and more transparency in every purchase they make. As a real estate professional you have a great chance to attract new clients simply by sharing all of the great relationships you have with your clients. You didn’t build that referral network you have without creating satisfied clients. Why not take advantage of all of the hard work you have done to earn the great reputation […]

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4 Simple Signs of a Stroke

by Victor Lund on January 6, 2009

STROKE:Remember the 1st Three Letters….S.T.R. My nurse friend sent this and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks. Seriously.. Please read: STROKE IDENTIFICATION: During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall – she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) she said she had just tripped over […]

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I was doing research for the release of an upcoming white paper on consumer property search.  After going through rounds of debates about which reporting source is most accurate in representing consumer traffic, I concluded that none of them are very accurate, but all relatively symbolic of accurate traffic.  Hence, I like to use Compete.com for my research because they dynamically build the graphs. What to my surprise did I […]

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Ping.fm makes the WAV Group blog life easier

by THE WAV GROUP on January 3, 2009

Historically I have been somewhat descriminating about where I announce blog posts at http://waves.wavgroup.com At times, I would twitter the post, at other times, I would also post a link to my facebook friends.  For some reason, I always neglect linkedin and plaxo.  Those four combine to create the ecosystem of my online social life.  I have some other social networks that I have registered for research purposes, like myspace, brightkite, […]

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The ultimate “green” closing gift – The Wattson

by THE WAV GROUP on December 28, 2008

Wouldnt it be great if you would provide your clients with a closing gift that just keeps on giving? Check out the new Wattson. http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/004115.html This cool new device allows your clients to monitor the energy usage of everything that is plugged in in their home.  It will tell them when an old refrigerator is eating up too much energy and needs to be tossed. It will tell them that […]

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Real Estate Advertising needs to shift online TODAY.

by THE WAV GROUP on December 26, 2008

Real Estate brokers and agents should have their 2009 Marketing plans neatly constructed by now.  Unfortunately, it has not happened.  Over the past few weeks I did a phone poll of 25 marketing directors of large brokerages across the United States to learn what they have in store for 2009.  Here is what I learned. 1.    Very few campaigns will be flighted until February. 2.    Newspaper open houses are still […]

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I switched from Blackberry to Palm when the Treo came out, and used the Treo (really, 8 replacement phones) for three years before moving to the iPhone.   I had my reasons – principally the top 10 reasons were the 10 people who reported into me, coupled with communications with the executive team during a three-year project.  The company also had a relationship with Verizon, CRM integration, etc.  When you have everything tied […]

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David Charron has always been an industry visionary and leader through every step in his storied career.  Today he continues the implementation of his vision as CEO of America’s Largest MLS – MRIS. His vision for the future of the MLS is an environment where Agents and Consumers can connect with each other to have discussions about properties, values, neighborhoods and all things real estate.  Enjoy this brief interview courtesy […]

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The best holiday card of the season! Rapattoni

by THE WAV GROUP on December 19, 2008

WAV Group just received the Rapattoni Animated Holiday Card and we thought it was just great! Here it is for you to enjoy in case you did not receive it. http://www.rapattoni.com/multimedia/holidaycard/08/seasonsgreetings.html

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IMapp preparing for future growth

by THE WAV GROUP on December 19, 2008

IMapp recently announced several moves to position the company for future growth. Joel Cohen has been promoted to President, Kevan Sheridan was promoted to VP of Systems Operations and Pat Bastian was promoted to Vice President of Data Operations. Former President Bill Rovillo now maintains the position of Founder/CEO. Joel Cohen joined IMAPP in September, 2008 having most recently served as the Mid-Florida Regional MLSs Vice President, overseeing their day-to-day operations for […]

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WAV Group gives donation to Feeding America

by THE WAV GROUP on December 19, 2008

More than ever, we have much to be thankful for during this holiday season.  The WAV Group is especially grateful for the confidence that our clients have placed in us as consultants. Although our tradition in America is to send a gift basket and a card, this holiday season is different.  Our industries and the citizens of our country are facing one of the most difficult periods of a lifetime. […]

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Victor Lund

by THE WAV GROUP on December 17, 2008

Victor Lund is a founding partner of WAV Group – facilitated by the merger between Wilson Victor Associates and Audet Consulting in May 2004.  Wilson Victor Associates was a leading technology and business-consulting firm serving their clients in the areas of new business development and new product development, marketing and venture funding.  Prior to Wilson Victor Associates, Mr. Lund was an associate partner with Resource Capitalist, LLC.  Mr. Lund was raised […]

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Today, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced that Ventura Barnett Properties – an entrepreneurial Silicon Valley-based real estate company – has signed a long-term franchise agreement to operate as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Ventura Barnett Properties. The new relationship adds significant brand value and resources to Ventura Barnett Properties, whose offices are headquartered in San Jose, Calif. The residential brokerage firm has two offices and 145 […]

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Real Estate Brokers, Agents and MLSs who use the Listhub product from Threewide saw Christmas come early this year.  Now for the first time, users of this listing syndication tool can see what properties are hot – and which are not. With their new reporting and performance tools, Listhub now offers granular information about property characteristics that are important to consumers – hot price points, popular number of bedrooms, areas of […]

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Top 10 Real Estate Newsmakers Released

by THE WAV GROUP on December 16, 2008

  Stephan Swanepoel has just released this year’s top 10 real estate newsmakers list.  The list includes several federal government leaders as well as noted industry leaders like Saul Klein, CEO of Point2Technologies and Internet Crusade as well we William Foley, Founder of Fidelity Natiional Financial and Laure Janik, General Counsel for the National Association of REALTORS®. This years report also includes United States Secretary of State, Henry Paulsen, the […]

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About WAV Group

by THE WAV GROUP on December 16, 2008

Our Company In today’s business environment it is tougher than ever to find new paths to optimize your business or association. The WAV Group can help you make better technology decisions and to find new breakthroughs and paths to success. Areas we can help with include: Facilitating comprehensive strategic planning initiatives Evaluating and selecting real estate technology solutions Designing and executing research programs Helping you to develop and launch your next real estate product […]

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The WAV Team

by THE WAV GROUP on December 16, 2008

Our Team The WAV Group The founding partners of WAV Group, Mike Audet, Marilyn Wilson and Victor Lund came together because they share a common vision and values regarding business and how to create success for their company and their clients.  All three have been successful executives with major companies bringing together complimentary talents in sales, marketing, business development and product management.  Since their inception in March of 2004, WAV Group has developed an impressive client […]

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