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An Exciting Opportunity Awaits

by Jenna Woodruff on January 14, 2016

WAV Group is working with a company in the southeastern United States  to find a skilled Senior Technology Director to join their team. The company is a large broker  committed to offering amazing service. The businesses are driven by a dynamic leader whose vision permeates each business unit. That vision, always putting the customer first and going a “step beyond” that, which is expected, has made the company the area’s #1 service-oriented real estate firm, year after year. FUNCTION/ROLE: The company enjoys an extremely strong brand that has established a reputation for delivering solid, and thoughtful integrated technology solutions for its agents and clients. The Sr. Technology Director will be responsible for purchasing and maintaining a suite of lead generation, brand building, and transaction processing tools second to none. This position will also drive the success of corporate IT solutions finding more effective and efficient ways to support the needs of the staff and sales professionals. Third, the Director will work closely with the marketing team to continually improve the engagement and lead generation capabilities of the highly trafficked broker website The successful candidate will be responsible for formulating and implementing the Technology plan that will help achieve the corporate strategic plan goals. While the ideal fit for this position will have strong leadership skills and technology vision, they will also have strong operational skills with the ability to oversee and seamlessly execute the complete operation of the company’s technology infrastructure as well as office, agent and consumer-facing tools. The Sr. Technology Director will need to be a charismatic leader capable of earning the trust of the leadership team as well as effectively leading, guiding, directing, inspiring and evaluating the work  the technology team. The successful Sr. Technology Director will also be a strong manager and developer of people, adept at forming, staffing, guiding, leading, and managing. They will be expert at inspiring and guiding a progressive internal technology team. The successful candidate will also have proven skills at leveraging external development and systems integration resources where appropriate. The role requires a strong ability to work in partnership with marketing, and leadership to digest the needs of the company staff, training team, offices and sales professionals as well as sensitivity to the ever-changing demands of home buyers and sellers.  They will work closely with the President to ensure full transparency of the technology path, communicating all plans, budgets, milestones and any […]

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WAV Group is leading an effort to help Pacific Union International (PUI) find a Vice President, Business & Digital Intelligence (VPBDI). The person in this position will lead PUI’s work in market dynamics based analytics, business and digital intelligence and client demographics. This strategic role will be responsible for business and digital intelligence programs and models to drive market share, client retention and decision support for our regional executives, real estate professionals and related business units throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. This key role will lead the industry and our company as the “go to” authority for new technical and digital initiatives around data mining, client demographics and analytics. Pacific Union International boasts one of the strongest brands in the real estate industry today. The company is a leader in the residential real estate industry as well as a formidable competitor in the San Francisco Bay Area. Commanding nearly twelve percent (12%) market share in the nine Bay Area counties, PUI has grown from $2.2 billion in sales volume in 2009 to nearly $7.5 billion in 2015. PUI’s relentless pursuit of Vision 2020 will drive strategic initiatives to further grow the business by increasing market share in the Bay Area and growing our geographic footprint throughout the Western USA. If you have demonstrated abilities to lead organizations by providing rich insights and new approaches to residential real estate and thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented, technology-intensive environment, then this is a position for you. Responsibilities include rapidly building and overseeing business intelligence, internal and external communications and a willingness to be or become an industry spokesperson. Success will be dependent on collaborative and productive relationships with our Regional Executives, marketing, public relations, finance and technology leaders. To learn more about the position and Pacific Union, contact Marilyn@wavgroup.com or jenna@wavgroup.com.

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Austin Board of REALTORS® Seeks New MLS Director

by Jenna Woodruff on June 23, 2015

The Austin Board of REALTORS® is seeking an MLS Director to lead its 11,000 member Multiple Listing Service, ACTRIS. The company is looking for a progressive Leader and Manager adept at creating positive change for MLS systems and services to help increase the value and relevance of their MLS operation. The ideal candidate is someone who thinks creatively about ways to make the MLS more relevant and profitable. The Director of MLS will have a proven ability to drive an organization to be more customer-centric while finding creative and affordable ways to take the MLS to the next level; positioning the organization for the future. Position Summary:  Successfully direct the operation and delivery of all Multiple Listing Services to meet and exceed the expectations of members of the Austin Board of REALTORS® and ACTRIS by performing the following duties and responsibilities: Plan and direct all policies for addressing customer satisfaction for all services and products delivered Work closely with other internal and external groups on resolving product escalations. Work closely with marketing and the field on service offerings. Builds the organization and processes capable of delivering services including procurement, product testing, evaluation, contract negotiation, product selection and implementation. Plans and directs development of policies and procedures. Plans and directs the strategy to comply with regulatory requirements and relevant industry trends. Ensures contract compliance. Establishes goals for all functions and implements strategies to meet the goals. Relies on and applies extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Leads, coaches and directs the work of others. Responsible for budgetary management and continually looking for cost-effective methods to improve the quality of the services provided at an affordable price.  Other duties as assigned Experience with regional MLS’s is helpful as we are looking to enhance partnerships with surrounding Associations and MLSs. To learn more about this position and view a complete description, please contact: Jenna Woodruff email: Jenna@wavgroup.com phone: 805.720.3567

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MRIS Seeking Seasoned and Strategic Director of Marketing

by Marilyn Wilson on April 25, 2014

Director of Marketing, Communications, Events & Education Position and Company Overview Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. (MRIS, Inc.), located in Rockville, MD, is the largest real estate information service in North America serving the information needs of nearly 40,000 real estate professionals in the Mid-Atlantic. The company helps facilitate over $60B in residential real estate transactions each year and provide breakthrough technology designed to create value and innovation for the real estate industry. The company offers a leading edge suite of real estate marketing tools and technologies to its customers available both via subscription and a la carte purchases. MRIS enjoys the highest satisfaction score among large MLS organizations across the United States. MRIS is looking for a Director of Marketing, Communications, Events & Education who will identify, lead and manage all marketing and educational activities with respect to MRIS’ existing and new products and services that support the company’s business, customer and revenue objectives. This individual will be responsible for both strategically and tactically managing the corporate brand through a variety of mechanisms including PR, social media and advertising. In addition, the Director will manage all customer messaging through a variety of channels including customer support, email, social media, events and training. The successful candidate will bring 10+ years of marketing and management experience with increasing responsibility, with at least 6 years of directly relevant experience in marketing, public relations, communications, and related areas. An MBA in Marketing is preferred, but equivalent work experience and track record of success will be considered. Expertise with marketing and communication principles and practices, as well as deep familiarity with interactive marketing, social media, social networking, direct response, and event marketing, will be expected. Knowledge of web design processes, email marketing, and search optimization will be required. The Director of Marketing will also need to have expertise in establishing and reporting on marketing metrics, proving ROI, and managing significant budgets. A proven track record in working with both internal teams as well as outside vendors, effectively managing vendor relationships, and managing projects will be expected of the successful candidate. Experience working with advertising agencies for sustained effective campaigns is a major plus. The right candidate will thrive on teamwork, overcoming obstacles and gaining shared vision on complex issues. They will have the ability to outline corporate marketing strategies and then be able to execute on marketing programs that deliver on both short and […]

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POSITION TITLE:  Director of Broker Sales REPORTS TO:  Chief Executive Officer Opportunity Immobel is seeking to hire a seasoned real estate technology sales professional for the position of Director of Broker Sales to generate new broker customers for the company.  The successful candidate will have proven success selling web and technology solutions to large brokers.  They will also bring a robust database of engaged brokers they can tap into. Since Immobel helps brokers expand their presence Internationally, the ideal candidate will have experience selling to luxury brokers that already understand the importance of the International market. They will also be able to evangelize the importance of the International market with data and information provided by Immobel.  They will have strong experience generating new business contacts from the trade show floor of broker trade shows like Century 21, ERA, Coldwell Banker and others. The successful candidate will have proven skills in prospecting and cold-calling potential new broker clients throughout the country. They will also have a strong track record in closing a significant number of their clients within a reasonable timeframe.  They will be adept at working with CRM solutions like Salesforce.com and will be comfortable providing regular updates on the status of the sales program. They will be proactive in suggesting new sales programs as well as feeding new ideas to the company based on customer feedback. ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Immobel invented the concept of global real estate marketing more than 12 years ago. The company is the leading provider of global real estate marketing services in the industry.   Immobel has invested over 12,000 man-hours in building the most robust and reliable global marketing platform available. Progressive broker organizations around North America have partnered with Immobel to provide an opportunity for their agents to market their properties globally and attract buyers that speak in over 25 languages.  Since top producers that focus on the International market generate 50% more revenue than those that don’t, many brokers are very interested in global marketing expansion. In addition to the broker products, the company also offers an agent self-serve product. This site called RealBuzz is ranked  #1, 2 or 3 on International search engines.  This has helped the company create a robust and profitable agent product as well, which has become an important focus for the company. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Director of Sales Responsible for prospecting daily to significantly expand the sales funnel […]

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TheMLS/Claw seeking Senior DBA

by Marilyn Wilson on February 21, 2013

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  Senior DBA Job Description Los Angeles based company is conducting interviews for a permanent, full time Sr. Database Engineer who will be responsible for the design, development, coding, testing, optimizing, debugging and documentation of database applications. Candidate must be able to thrive in a fast paced, team oriented environment. Your Nature: Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as a team player Self-motivated  Ability to manage support tickets through to completion. Ability to prioritize workload and manage time effectively. Excellent communication skills and customer service skills. Exceptional problem solving and results oriented Take ownership of your work Troubleshoot and quickly resolve production issues Responsible for documenting all contact with the systems or clients in the trouble-ticketing application Updating client knowledge base as appropriate.) Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and to work well under pressure The Senior DBA Responsibilities: Work on project deliverables while supporting day-to-day production activities Maintenance or enhancement of existing applications Perform database backups\restores, maintenance, replication and data archiving Ensures the security and integrity of the production databases Address Database performance related issues Monitors disk space and performance, coordinates with the development team to develop/tune SQL queries, stored procedures for the production site Create SQL server scheduled Jobs to automate database related processes. Apply good and efficient Databases design practices Work with very talented developers and be a major contributor to projects Working in a multi domain environment. Plan and coordinate application roll-outs with QA and Development teams Administration, optimization, monitoring, tuning and backup/retrieval of enterprise databases Work with development team to develop data architecture documentation project. Review systems design and database solutions, assuring adherence to defined corporate standards Senior DBA Position Requirements: 7+ yrs hands-on experience in database development in corporate environment SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008 Strong T-SQL skills. SQL Server in a multi-node Failover Cluster Configuration Experience in creating, modifying, and tuning Stored Procedures, UDF and Views. Experience in Database Optimization: index/query tuning and optimization SQL Server Integration Services – SSIS SQL Server Reporting Services for 2005 and 2008 – SSRS Good understanding of SQL server replication, log shipping, database mirroring and\or other high-availability/fault tolerance solutions. Understanding of SQL Server security and authentication Experience with database code enhancements such as architecture, development, design, test and support. Logical database design and normalization\data modeling techniques Familiarity with Microsoft Visual Source Safe Experience identifying and developing solutions for optimizing production reports and queries Provide […]

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TheMLS/CLAW seeking Systems/Network Administrator

by Marilyn Wilson on January 11, 2013

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  POSITION TITLE:   Systems/Network Administrator REPORTS TO: Director of Product Development and IT    CLASSIFICATION:   Exempt   Opportunity TheMLS.com is seeking to hire a seasoned systems and network professional for the position of Systems/Network Administrator.   This position will be responsible for maintaining a reliable and robust environment to host the company’s multiple listing service technologies and infrastructure. The Systems/Network Administrator will be monitor, manage and maintain the network infrastructure and the production server environments of two datacenter colocation facilities.  The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, highly independent and proactive to help the company provide an industry-leading customer experience. ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: TheMLS is one of the leading multiple listing service organizations in the country, serving approximately 11,000 real estate professionals in the Greater Los Angeles and Southern California region.  The company enjoys one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the MLS industry, enjoying nearly 90% customer satisfaction.   It is a highly aggressive organization doing whatever it takes to create an amazing experience for their customers.  The organization is very fast-paced addressing requested changes and enhancements in real-time.  It is a very dynamic organization with a small, highly experienced and highly motivated team. TheMLS builds, hosts and offers many industry-leading technology products and services. The company’s real estate customers rely on the company for their business critical operations. System reliability and speed are absolutely critical to the successful operation of the company. TheMLS also enjoys the most highly trafficked consumer-facing property search site offered by MLSs in California.  Speed of search and loading and reliability is critical to the continued engagement and success of the site. The Systems/Network Administrator is a mission critical role that is essential in helping the company provide ever-improving services to its loyal customer base. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Tasks:  Hands on support and network administration Support a variety of IT hardware and software including, but not limited to: Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server and various Line of Business Applications Support networking equipment and connectivity including routers, firewalls, VPN, Server Load Balancer, access points and CISCO switches Create network architecture schematics Support of hosted and in-house VolP phone system Address performance related issues using monitoring tools (e.g. PRTG, Spiceworks etc.) Proven experience with deployment, operations, and lifecycle management of core Microsoft-based infrastructure products including, but not limited to: Microsoft DNS, DHCP, WINS, VMware, Active Directory, File Services, Print Services, HP Proliant and Storage, Distributed Fle Services (DFS), DFS Replication (DFSr), […]

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Immobel seeking VP of Sales and Business Development

by Marilyn Wilson on January 9, 2013

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POSITION TITLE: VP Sales and Business Development REPORTS TO:  Chief Executive Officer             CLASSIFICATION: Exempt Opportunity Immobel is seekng to hire a senior sales director, for the position of VP Sales and Business Development to actively generate new broker customers as well as developing joint ventures and marketing partnerships to dramatically expand the global footprint of Immobel. This position will have three main responsibilities in the short-term. First, the successful candidate will engage large brokers to discuss the potential of building an online International marketing presence with the Immobel platform.  Second, the position will help sell-in the Immobel program to a large, soon to be announced nationwide client. Third, the VP Sales and Business Development will be responsible for generating marketing relationships with multi-language portals as well as newspaper sites like the LA Times as well as newspaper groups. ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Immobel invented the concept of global real estate marketing more than 12 years ago. The company is the leading provider of global real estate marketing services in the industry.  The company has invested over 12,000 man hours in building out the most robust and reliable global marketing platform available. Progressive broker organizations around North America have partnered with Immobel to provide an opportunity for their agents to market their properties globally and attract buyers that speak in over 25 languages.  Since top producers that focus on the International market generate 50% more revenue than those that don’t, many brokers are very interested in global marketing expansion now. In addition to the broker products, the company also offers an agent self-serve product. This site called RealBuzz is ranked  #1 , 2 or 3 on International search engines.  This has helped the company create a robust and profitable agent product as well which has become an important focus for the company as well. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct Sales and Sales Management: Responsible for building adoption among small brokers which are part of a nationwide program  already in place Generating business with top 500 brokers in the U.S. Building relationships and securing nationwide deals with leading franchises The above goals will be responsible for all facets of broker channel development including: Lead development Presentation of products and business opportunities Interfacing with regional sales teams as needed Product promotion in new accounts As revenues grow and the number of broker accounts increases, it is possible that this […]

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Cindy Miller joins NTREIS

by Victor Lund on December 4, 2012

Cindy Miller NTREIS and MetroTex Association of REALTORS

WAV Group had the opportunity to work with North Texas Real Estate Information Systems in 2012, facilitating the company’s strategic plan. NTREIS is among the largest MLS service providers in the nation, and probably covers more square miles of real estate than anyone (not fact checked). It is a great organization with a popular governance model that establishes each Association of REALTORS® as the MLS Service provider to their members, powered by NTREIS. The Associations are the first line of support, training, and billing to the agents. During our project, we had the opportunity to work closely with Cindy Miller who was the MLS Director for MetroTex AOR, the largest AOR, and the largest shareholder in NTREIS. Cindy Miller has joined the team at NTREIS where she can spread best practices of providing MLS Services of all Associaton Shareholders of NTREIS. Here is the press release Dallas, Texas (NTREIS.net) – North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc. (NTREIS), announced Cindy Miller as the new Director of Communications. Ms. Miller joins NTREIS after eight years as MLS Director of its largest shareholder, The MetroTex Association of REALTORS, having previously served as CEO of local associations in North Texas and East Texas. With an ever increasing number of new products and technologies to roll out to subscribers, Ms. Miller’s primary role will be to keep the Shareholder Associations informed and trained on the latest offerings. In this new role, Ms. Miller is also leading the NTREIS Customer Care Team that directly supports the staff at each of the Shareholder Associations. “Cindy’s experience working with Associations and MLS management of various sizes along with her involvement in community and civic public relations campaigns provides unique insight to our efforts at NTREIS to effectively communicate with our Shareholders”, said John Holley, NTREIS CEO. “Having worked within the region for so many years, Cindy already has an established relationship with our Shareholders and with many of our vendors which has made this a smooth transition for our team.” Ms. Miller is a REALTOR Certified Executive as well as a certified e-Pro instructor. She will be presenting a workshop on “New Perspectives for Small Associations” at the NAR Association Executives Institute in San Diego in March 2013. Miller said “I am happy to be working with the great staff at NTREIS and look forward to the challenges ahead. In addition to our traditional means of communication, […]

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Mobile Realty Apps has experienced outstanding growth over the past 12 months and has established itself as a leader in mobile technology for MLSs and real estate companies.  Winner of the 2012 “Most Innovative Real Estate Startup” at the Inman Conference in July 2012, Mobile Realty Apps offers a full set of leading edge mobile products for real estate professionals and the consumers they serve, from their custom branded native apps to their augmented realty technology HomeSpotter. Mobile Realty Apps is currently interviewing individuals who will lead their  sales to MLSs  nationally.  This individual will work closely with the national Broker sales manager to reach company sales objectives. WAV Group has been retained to help find the ideal candidates to continue to drive new growth for the company and to manage existing account relationships. Interested candidates should be experienced sales professionals with an established network of MLS relationships, looking to move into the new core technology of our industry. POSITION TITLES: National Sales Manager MLS Accounts REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer CLASSIFICATION: Exempt OPPORTUNITY: Mobile Realty Apps a leading provider of mobile products for the real estate industry is seeking to hire a sales executive for the position of National Sales Manager MLS Accounts.  The position will be responsible for building revenues by securing new MLS customers for their mobile technology products and for managing existing account relations and renewals.  The position reports directly to the CEO. Mobile technology is the new core technology for each level of the real estate industry.  Mobile Realty Apps offers a full range of leading edge products for the full range of mobile devices, combined with deep integration with existing MLS systems to allow for photo upload and mobile editing as well as their award winning augmented mobile realty technology, HomeSpotter.  Learn more about why Mobile Realty Apps is the choice for MLSs and real estate companies nationwide. ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Mobile Realty Apps is a profitable, funded startup that has experienced substantial revenue growth in the last twelve months. Founded in 2009, the company provides best-of-breed, white-labeled tablet and smartphone app solutions to the real estate industry. The company was recognized as the “Most Innovative Real Estate Startup” at the Inman Conference in July 2012 – in large part due to its industry leading solutions, including its augmented-reality HomeSpotter technology and its unique approach to deep MLS integration with its edgeMLS product line. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the […]

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Director of Product Management Position Available

by Marilyn Wilson on July 12, 2011

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WAV Group has been commissioned by LPS Real Estate Group to hire a newly created Director of Product Management position located in Orange County, California for their rDesk platform. The ideal candidate for this position will be an enthusiastic individual that possesses that rare but valuable mixture of intellectual curiosity, business acumen, marketing savvy, technical proficiencies, strong communication skills, and attention to detail.  They will be able to drive a team to rally around a vision of a platform that uniquely meets the needs of real estate consumers and real estate practitioners better than its competitors.

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Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS

WAV Group has been retained to hire a new Chief Executive Officer for the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS®. The job description is listed here. If you have any questions about the position, feel free to drop me a line at marilyn@wavgroup.com. ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: The Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® is the 6th largest real estate association in the United States serving over 11,000 members with a strong breadth of MLS services and Association benefits.

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