Blog Profile / WAV Group

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Archived Since:August 10, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Why MLS sold data is bad and a note about the comma

Oversights are interesting. They are even more interesting when they are fixed.  Let me explain a little bit about “reporting Sales to the (MLS) Service” in the model MLS rules. Up until the recent meeting of the MLS Issues and Policies...Show More Summary

Top Performing MLS Consumer Websites for September

WAV Group, through its license with Experian Hitwise data recently analyzed the online performance of MLS consumer websites across the country based on various membership categories. The MLS Consumer sites were broken out into four membership categories according to size. Show More Summary

RatedAgent Provides Ear to Ear Smiles

What’s More Painful: A Root Canal or Finding a Real Estate Agent? With, It’s Now Ear-to-Ear Smiles   With the Launch Today of the First-of-its-Kind Website, Consumers Can Now Access Objective, Customer Satisfaction Scores...Show More Summary

Nielsen credits HAR and Zillow among others

When it comes to measuring marketing effectiveness, there is little argument that Nielsen is the leader. Nielsen believes that providing clients with a precise understanding of the consumer is the key to making the right decisions — decisions that can lead to profitable growth. Show More Summary

Metrolist Names Interim COO Following Bybee Resignation

Metrolist, Inc.®, the largest Multiple Listing Service (MLS) serving Colorado, today announced that Kirby Slunaker has been named the company’s interim COO following Patricia Bybee’s resignation as CEO. Mr. Slunaker brings over 20 years...Show More Summary

Zillow is Quickly Climbing the Charts

Zillow is quickly climbing the charts toward becoming the #1 real estate website in America, according to the latest WAV Group WIN Reports which are fueled by data from Experian™ Hitwise.  Zillow has been the #3 ranked site, but this...Show More Summary

CMLS reviews pending IDX policy changes

I am a big fan of CMLS, the acronym for the Council of MLS. The Council does more than any other organization to support best practices among MLS service providers. Today, CMLS hosted a member webinar that provided a 360-degree overview...Show More Summary

A proposal to work together and create a national MLS Consumer site

We recently received an interesting white paper/article from the CEO of the CTMLS, Cameron Paine, on the rationale for creating a national MLS consumer website.  Cameron raises some very interesting ideas in his paper which you can read in its entirety on this post. Show More Summary

A New Perspective on Google+

Like so many other geeks, technos, and soicalphiles – I jumped on the Google+ bandwagon as soon as it came out. I must confess, I did the same on Linkedin so may years ago. Remember Plaxo? In any case, I was not very impressed Google+ on first glance. Show More Summary

Change hurts

Perhaps there is a new chief executive, a new business strategy, an MLS conversion, a new product launch, a merger, a new data share, or a dramatically altered competitive landscape, in the real estate world, big change means big risk. Show More Summary

Zillow becomes the top search site in real estate

Zillow has been a fast rising star in real estate search. This week they reached the top of the food chain, unseating both and in the top spot. Both and Zillow operate search networks, or in parlance, they publish listing data on other websites too. Show More Summary

Rhode Island State Wide Multiple Listing Selects Bridge RETS IQ Contact Server

Rhode Island State-Wide MLS announced this week that they have chosen to work with the Bridge Interactive Group to manage their RETS data process.  Mike Letendre, Chief Information Officer at State-Wide MLS, noted they chose Bridge Interactive...Show More Summary

Peter Shuttleworth Named First CMLS Hall of Fame Award Recipient

Morrisville, N.C. (October 21, 2011) – The Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) recently inducted industry veteran and CMLS charter member, Peter Shuttleworth, into the Hall of Fame at the Annual Conference on October 6 in Tucson, Ariz. Show More Summary

First American Offers to Buy All or Part of CoreLogic

Santa Ana-based First American Financial Corp. has offered to buy back all or part of neighboring data services and analytics company CoreLogic Inc., the title insurance company said on Thursday. The two companies were created last year out of the split of First American Corp., in one of Orange County’s largest-ever spinoffs. Show More Summary

William Raveis on the Shift in Real Estate Technology

Industry Leader Spotlight William Raveis on the “Shift in Real Estate Technology” I had the pleasure of sitting down with Bill Raveis a couple of weeks ago to get his perspective on where he sees technology moving in our industry and...Show More Summary

Improve listing syndication ROI with focus

Today, there are virtually limitless options for publishing listings to the Internet.  There are literally thousands of sites that will work with an agent or broker to highlight their listings to consumers. With all of this opportunity...Show More Summary

It’s time for Gutsy Leadership – Marilyn Wilson’s observations of the CMLS conference

The CMLS Conference in Tucson was absolutely the BEST EVER in my view!  First, there were over 550 attendees – the largest in conference history. The conference continues to grow in popularity year after year due to the relevant and timely content delivered coupled with well-organized and FUN events. Show More Summary

Top Performing MLS Consumer Websites for August 2011

WAV Group, through its license with Experian Hitwise data recently analyzed the online performance of MLS consumer websites across the country based on various membership categories. The MLS Consumer sites were broken out into four membership categories according to size. Show More Summary

CMLS News: Clareity Safe Syndication and RED reDataVault

Today, October 4th, 2011 two vendors offer complimentary solutions leading up to the Council of MLS conference: CMLS. Both companies issued press releases of software that effectively works together to handle data syndication. Safe Syndication is a new product launch and reDataVault is a 2.0 release. Show More Summary

News from Property Panorama and Trulia

Property Panorama as appointed real estate industry veteran Mike Barnet as its new CEO, and Trulia releases information about the source of inaccurate data on their website today. Property Panorama was not specific in outlining the reasons for changing their leadership, but a new captain is at the helm. Show More Summary

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