Transaction Management

by THE WAV GROUP on December 15, 2007

Your company has likely thought about transaction management and considered whether your organization should be implementing this service. Transaction management continues to evolve and there are many technology options and partners available.   The vendor and product you choose is very important but how transaction management is rolled out and ultimately delivered is also key to adoption and success.  We have done extensive research on not just transaction management products but also on “best […]

{ 0 comments }

WAV Group survey indicates that smartphone usage in real estate improves agent responsiveness, timely communication with clients, and real time-access to mls data anywhere. Arroyo Grande, CA – September 25, 2007 – WAV Group, a leading provider of consultative services for the real estate industry, today released the WAV Group Smartphone Satisfaction Survey. The survey revealed that 78 per cent of real estate professionals who responded to the survey believe their […]

{ 0 comments }

Press Release

by THE WAV GROUP on December 14, 2007

WAV Group – Spanish MLS Oct-24-2005 – WAV Group Speaks in Spain on History and Value of the MLS Press Releases May-01-2004 – WAV Group today announced its formation…

{ 0 comments }

Technology and Service Companies

by THE WAV GROUP on December 12, 2007

The WAV Group PRO Plan is a comprehensive strategic planning process which helps a company uncover major opportunities for improvement and then build and execute action plans to achieve these breakthroughs. In order for a strategic plan to be effective, it needs to incorporate both internal and external perspectives.  It needs to examine the company’s strengths and weaknesses from the perspective of internal structure and processes as well as from the perspective […]

{ 0 comments }

WAV Group – Spanish MLS

by THE WAV GROUP on December 10, 2007

WAV Group Speaks in Spain on History and Value of the MLS On October 18, 19, and 20, Mike Audet of WAV Group was the keynote speaker at three separate events in Madrid, Seville and Valencia to explain and promote the concept of MLS to the Spanish real estate community.  WAV Group was retained by the founders of the Spanish MLS to help them develop the MLS model and promote the overall concept to […]

{ 0 comments }

Press Releases

by THE WAV GROUP on December 7, 2007

May , 2004 — SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA & SNYDER, NY — WAV Group today announced its formation with the merger of Wilson Victor Associates and Audet Consulting. WAV Group offers customer-driven business advisory and implementation services to the real estate industry and to technology companies supplying server-based software products across a broad range of industries. Rolling out new business lines or selecting and implementing new technology is complex, expensive, […]

{ 0 comments }

Marilyn Wilson

by THE WAV GROUP on December 7, 2007

Marilyn brings a strong knowledge of marketing strategies and technologies which help agents and brokers generate more qualified leads.  She employs her background in direct marketing and eCommerce to help REALTORS® find more effective ways to maintain relationships with their current clients Prior to forming her own consulting group, Marilyn was President and CEO of Surveyor Corporation, a leading provider of web camera software and hardware. While there she launched […]

{ 0 comments }

Mike Audet

by THE WAV GROUP on December 2, 2007

Mike has been on the leading edge of the real estate industry for over 20 years with an extensive professional track record in technology,   management, business development, and sales.   Mike merged his consulting business with Wilson Victor Associates in February of 2004 to form the WAV Group .   As a founding Partner in the firm Mike focuses his efforts exclusively on the Real Estate industry, particularly franchise advisory, technology, business development and […]

{ 0 comments }

Broker Rating System

by THE WAV GROUP on November 17, 2007

Real Estate should take a page out of the play book from the New York City School system. Much to the surprise of some wealthy homeowners in New York, the city released its first grading system results for public schools. The schools were based on performance, academic progress, and indexed against one another. Good schools whose standardized test scores did not improve were given grades of B or C. Many […]

{ 0 comments }

MLSs are joining agents and brokers in the rush to contribute listings to online listing sites like Trulia, Google Base and others. There have been many spirited conversations regarding this trend and thought leadership is needed in this area. On the surface, the opportunity side of the equation seems pretty simple – send the listings and these companies will share them with visitors to their website for free.  Listings are […]

{ 0 comments }

WAV Group 2007 Mid-Year Technology Report

by THE WAV GROUP on October 16, 2007

Mid Year Technology Overview It is our pleasure to present the annual WAV Group Mid-Year Technology Review. The information included was gathered from meetings at NAR’s Mid-Year Conference in Washington, DC as well as on-going technology reviews we conduct throughout the year. While not intended as a detailed product comparison, we hope this overview serves as auseful resource for you. Please feel free to contact us if you require a […]

{ 0 comments }

The Consumer is driving change in the MLS   2006 WAV Group MLS Technology Study Consumers are driving the need for change in the role of the MLS and ultimately the REALTOR® members, according to respondents of the 2006 WAV Group Technology Study. The study, completed by 2600 MLS Executives, brokers and agents probed MLS technology trends and vendor satisfaction as well as the future of the MLS and challenges […]

{ 0 comments }

This morning, Dave Marron, CEO of SphereBuilder, talked to Inman News Editor Jessica Swesey about the evolving role of lead generators, and understanding the math involved in strategizing conversion points. It is a short piece, but it triggers the imagination about how much business is lost these days, despite the efforts of Real Estate Brokers. Key Point – 50% of online leads are not responded to! Everyday, the online and […]

{ 0 comments }

The good and the bad of realtor.com

by THE WAV GROUP on October 16, 2007

I consult with a broker client who pays $20,000 to Realtor.com for listing enhancements. We have tracked the value of these over a period of 4 weeks to view the relative value. There is a comon misconception in online advertising that I would like to unveil.

{ 0 comments }

Online Advertising for Real Estate

by THE WAV GROUP on October 16, 2007

I will carefully not mention the many fast growing companies of the early 2000s that swiped millions of dollars from the real estate industry.  But there were plenty and some of them are sitll around thanks for the way they entended thier theftdom to the public stock market. I find it interesting that these same individuals are still respected around industry events – you would think that the calvary would […]

{ 0 comments }

real estate blog power

by THE WAV GROUP on October 15, 2007

They have the power to send stock prices plummeting, and consumers count them as more credible than advertising and e-mail marketing. But odds are you have no idea who they are. Marketers, meet the bloggers. They have the power to send stock prices plummeting, and consumers count them as more credible than advertising and e-mail marketing. But odds are you have no idea who they are.

{ 0 comments }

There is a great deal of elegance in real estate when property values are increasing and there are more buyers than sellers. Ritzy Realtors listing homes, and dancing among the luxury cars, are courted and pampered by title reps and mortgage reps in what seems like eternal bliss.  Every home is re-landscaped and staged for the upcoming bonanza which will result in no open houses, and immediate offers as soon […]

{ 0 comments }

Real Estate Broker and Agent Advertising is Backwards

by THE WAV GROUP on October 15, 2007

I have spent a 4 years looking at the advertising trends of real estate agents and brokers through some very interesting real estate cycles. What amazed me was that they are backwards. Real Estate Agents and Brokers advertise more when the market is good and less when the market is bad. This is inverted with what I will refer to as “professional” advertising.  In professional advertising – mass market retail […]

{ 0 comments }

Several of us have been involved in a lot of discussion about why the same search produces different results between Google Maps and Google.com. The recent expansion of the Google Maps One box on Google.com makes local search optimization much more important than it was before this new display was implemented widely on Google.com. Now, whether you have a web site or not, a business that Google ranks highly in […]

{ 0 comments }

Real Estate Blog on Search engine results

by THE WAV GROUP on October 15, 2007

20% of traffic to blogs from search engines are directed to the home page 95 are delivered to the topic cloud 8% of the traffic to real estate blogs are directed to listings 8% of the traffic to real estate blogs are directed to real estate news 5% of the traffic comes to Web news feeds 2% of the traffic comes to News feeds from other blogs. All of the […]

{ 0 comments }

Page 84 of 86« First...1020...8283848586