Blog Profile / WAV Group

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Archived Since:August 10, 2008

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A Tech View on Consolidation

Consolidation of Associations and/or Multiple Listing Systems (MLS) at any level has its pros and cons. Consolidation can tip the scale in the way that it improves the business, the industry and most importantly, how it impacts all the stakeholders. This of course includes the consumer who is at the top of pyramid!

Keller Williams Betting $1 Billion on Voice

Keller Williams had another great family reunion, their annual convention in Anaheim drew more than 17,000. Perhaps the most remarkable information conveyed is that they have hit a lot of their ambitious targets for growth, and are now re-targeting to leverage data and technology as their next conquest. Show More Summary

RESO Confabs are Real Estate’s Club 33

Denver will be my fourth RESO Spring Tech Summit. Compared to many of the RESO leadership, who, like WAV Group, work for companies that are charter members, I’m still a newbie. Even so, RESO conferences have come a long way from the Chicago spring meeting I attended in 2015 at the NAR HQ.

Paid Newswires: Are They Worth It?

One of the tools in the Public Relations’ publicity toolkit to communicate for decades has been a paid newswire. PR Newswire and Business Wire early on dominated the business in the U.S. What people don't realize is that the reason one...Show More Summary

Why do so Many Brokers Think TECHNOLOGY is the Way to WIN?

It seems like every week we’re hearing about a new announcement from a large brokerage or franchise telling us they are spending millions on technology and re-positioning their brand story around their technology suite.

Better Than The Luck of the Irish

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Are You Passionate About Building Software That is Built for the Way Agents Really Work?

Are you passionate about building software that is easy to use and provides really powerful information to help real estate professionals prospect more effectively and provide better information to their clients? Do you wake up at night...Show More Summary

Qualia Raises $33 Million for Transaction Management

It is always interesting to me when I hear about a company I have never heard of raises a pile of cash. Qualia, a real estate technology company that aims to make the closing process better for consumers just closed a series B round, led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from 8VC and Bienville Capital.

Brand Refresh Creates Big Opportunities

I will always vividly remember riding to a meeting with a large broker in Marin County, California back in 2002ish. We were discussing the brutal competition among brokers in Marin County. At the time, Keller Williams did not have much of a presence in San Francisco or Marin. Show More Summary

Chat Bot 2.0 for Brokers

In 2013, WAV Group performed the most comprehensive research on responsiveness to consumer leads on broker websites. At the time, more than 50% of consumer inquiries were not responded to at all! For those that did respond, the quality of the response was very low and the time to respond was about 15 hours. Show More Summary

Effective PR Means One Message Does Not Fit All Audiences

Too often public relations activities rely on the “spray and pray” method these days. It’s just too easy. First, there’s the availability of cheap digital news wire services to blast out a news release for a few hundred dollars or less. Show More Summary

A Winning Formula to Increase MLS Technology Adoption

The Miami Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and Multiple Listing Service supports 46,000 primary subscribers and more than 4000 out of area secondary subscribers. Miami have an insatiable curiosity to identify and launch products that will help their brokers, teams, and agents be more successful.

New Thinking Can Create a MUCH Stronger Board

You’re sitting in your board room thinking through a tough decision that needs to be made.  Many of the board members are passionate, engaged real estate professionals who have lived in the local area for their entire careers. 

Upstream Fixes Many Problems, Not Just One

As a leading consulting firm, WAV Group operates deeply inside the complex technology stacks of MLSs, Brokerages, Franchises, REALTOR® Associations, and technology firms. From this experience, we recognize the pain that these groups face because of the lack of connection between the systems and applications that agents and consumers need. Show More Summary

Buyside Makes It Real

If you know anything about Hunt Real Estate Corporation, you know that they are a family owned and operated brokerage with high integrity and a fierce approach to competition. Since 1911 they have been a market leader in upstate NewShow More Summary

WAV Group Report – Emerging Data Solution in Real Estate

WAV Group is excited to contribute this report on the Emerging Data Solutions in Real Estate. There is so much activity happening across the industry, that it is hard to keep all of it straight. This report is written as an overview for real estate executives. Show More Summary

It’s GAME ON for Data Standards in 2018!

The smartest technology companies and most progressive MLSs are leading our industry to a new era of efficiency and profitability.  They are making it easy for start-ups to expand quickly from market to market and serve the innovation...Show More Summary

WAV Group Systems Audits and Integration

We are excited to have David Gumpper on the team here at WAV Group. Since joining our firm, he has been actively supporting our brokerage, MLS, and technology clients with a wide variety of systems audits and systems integrations.

Are Brokerages using BI Visualization Tools?

In talking with various people inside brokerages, I hear the same challenge time and time again. "My data is all over the place and I have no way to figure out what it means." Driving information out of your data is Business Intelligence (BI). Show More Summary

Meet Michael Gabriel: The “East Coast’s Craigslist” Is Now A Luxury Real Estate Leader

When I interviewed Craig Newmark for California Real Estate magazine a dozen years ago, it struck me how down to earth and unassuming he was. After all, he had created one of the most pervasive and influential internet sites in the world. Show More Summary

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