WAVes of Change Award

WAVes of Change Award

We love to see consolidation success stories. It can be SO difficult to bring neighboring associations together.   We had the pleasure of interviewing Dionna Hall to describe the merger in South Florida that resulted in created the 3rd largest real estate Association in America with 30,000 members.   We were so impressed with this effort that we awarded the organization with our first ever WAVES of Change Award! Here’s how will this consolidation help brokers and agents in South Florida. Front end of choice Members of the newly formed organization will have a choice of TWO MLS systems giving them more flexibility and ways to serve their clients. One set of rules and regulations Brokers will now benefit from one set of rules and regulations making it easier to train all agents to submit and update their listings correctly. One data feed for IDX on brokers; expanded listing exposure South Florida listings will have a ton more exposure now because 30,000 agents will now be able to promote their listings to a lot more prospects.  More influential political mass With advocacy, there is strength in numbers.  South Florida’s advocacy efforts will now benefit from a much larger political force. Smaller regional boards for local representation Interestingly the organization is creating smaller regional boards to screen local candidates and provide input into the overall operation. Check out this exciting video with Dionna to learn all about how they achieved this great program! 

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WAVes of Change Award

We are proud to announce that Dionna Hall and her newly formed team in South Florida at RAPB + GFLR is the FIRST recipient of WAV Group’s WAVes of Change Award! Watch the video below of the presentation of the first WAVes of Change Award! Why were they chosen?  For creating the 3rd largest Association and one of the top 10 largest MLSs in America.  RAPB + GFLR is solving problems for brokers in South Florida.  The newly formed organization will provide listing exposure to nearly 30,000 agents, dramatically increasing marketing impact. It will also make it easier for brokers to expand their businesses into a much larger region in South Florida as they choose. What this hard-working group of volunteers and staff accomplished is NOT easy to do. It took guts, hard work, leadership skills and a strong will to better serve South Florida brokers and agents. This group did not let politics, naysayers or fear get in their way. They just made it happen. They have accomplished something that many have talked about, but have not had the bravery and tenacity to succeed at. WAV Group LOVES it when we see such great work being done to make our industry strong and vital for the long haul. That’s why we created this new award called the WAVEs of Change award. Now we have a way to take a minute to say thanks to those that go the extra mile for their members. What is the WAVes of Change Award? WAV Group is proud to announce a new program called the WAVes of Change Awards. These awards will be given to those in the real estate industry that have made bold new moves to create positive WAVes of Change for our industry. The WAVes of Change Awards will honor those that have a vision for a brighter future for real estate and do what it takes to make their vision a reality. Importantly, the WAVes of Change Award will be given to leaders of programs that are already live and have been proven to be successful.  A panel of judges will evaluate submissions based on the following criteria: Solves fundamental challenges or creates exciting new opportunities Improves the quality of service or insights provided to real estate consumers, agents or brokers Creates company, market or industry efficiencies, cost savings and opportunities for innovation. Helps to raise the bar of […]

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