Blog Profile / WAV Group


URL :http://waves.wavgroup.com
Filed Under:Real Estate / Real Estate Industry News
Posts on Regator:356
Posts / Week:1
Archived Since:August 10, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Smarter Agent throws arrow at Zillow and others

Brad Bloomberg of Smarter Agent is a fighter, and I like that. He takes a position and battles from his corner of the ring. Today, he released a blog post on their company website goes nose to nose with Zillow, Trulia and REALTOR.com. Show More Summary

RE Technology Plans Joomla 2.5 Launch

Real estate technology portal, RE Technology (www.RETechnology.com) is working to utilize the benefits provided by the Joomla community to develop their second generation website on the new Joomla 2.5 platform. RE Technology, a business...Show More Summary

Metrolist Colorado launches new consumer website

Congratulations to Metrolist MLS on the relaunch of their MLS consumer facing website. Looks and works great! Here are the top new features Mobile – Use your smartphone to search the mobile-optimized site. Property Alerts – Property alerts notify you when potential properties become available. Show More Summary

Listing Publishers Are Not Responsible For Your Bad Data

A crazy phone call came my way today from a large third party listing website. It does not matter which one. The person was very concerned that the industry is on a mission to stop brokers and agents from syndicating listings to them. Show More Summary

New York Real Estate Group Forges Statewide Stats Partnership with 10K Research

Minneapolis, MN (January 4, 2012) – The New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and 10K Research and Marketing are pleased to announce the February 2012 launch of a statewide housing market reporting partnership using combined data from Multiple Listing Services from throughout New York State. Show More Summary

The First Regional MLS Turns 30

Congratulations to ARMLS (Arizona Regional MLS) who turns 30 this month! ARMLS was the first regional MLS when it was founded in 1982. They will be hosting special events, prizes and celebrations throughout the year. You can view a full calendar of events on the ARMLS 30th Anniversary page. Click here for the full press release

The role of Scent Marketing in Real Estate

What does your brand smell like? Perhaps there is no better time than the holiday season to remember that humans have 5 senses (at least) that are used in interacting with all things in the world. As the smell of Christmas trees and holiday cookies linger in our homes and offices, there can be no argument that smell plays a role in marketing. Show More Summary

Inman Agent Survey

Inman News is running a survey right now to understand today’s real estate agent. It would be a good idea for you to share this survey with your agents so that you can benefit from the results. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/freeagent...Show More Summary

Inman ICNY Conference Preview

Inman News has been gracious enough to extend a $450 discount to their New York conference coming up in three weeks. If you have not already purchased your conference pass, you can buy one on this special webpage for $650. The conference is January 11th-13th, 2012 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. Show More Summary

Instanet Sues REIS and Florida REALTORS in Federal Court

Instanet, a leading provider of Forms used in real estate transactions, was the provider of Forms Solutions to real estate agents in brokers in Florida for seven years, concluding in 2008. REIS, a wholly owned for profit subsidiary of...Show More Summary

New White Paper – How does age and technology comfort relate to performance?

Download – A deeper look at data from the WAV Group 2011 MLS Technology Survey From September 23, 2011 to October 21, 2011 WAV Group fielded the WAV Group 2011 MLS Technology Survey to participating MLSs.  66 MLSs, representing 33 different states and provinces participated in the survey at both staff and user level. Show More Summary

My Brief Nostalgia on Inman Conferences

As a consultant in the real estate technology industry, we go to a lot of conferences each year. The time leading up to a conference is always very busy for us. We leverage conferences to meet perspective clients, and deliver work to our existing clients. Show More Summary

Impacts of browser Geolocation technology on real estate

Real Estate brokers invest a lot of time and money into maintaining and sustaining a strong relocation business. Franchise Organizations and broker networks like Leading Real Estate Companies of the World connect brokers across the country. Show More Summary

Mobile Passes Print in Consumer Engagement

WAV Group joined the parade of consults declaring the death of print media in late 2006. Inman News confirmed its death during their conference in San Francisco in 2007 (one of my favorite events of all time). Believe it or not, print...Show More Summary

Stewart Information Services Corporation Appoints New Executive Team

Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE: STC) announced today a new executive team. Recently appointed CEO Matt Morris created the new executive team to capitalize on Stewart’s strengths and further align the organization for smart growth and continued market leadership in the real estate services industry. Show More Summary

MLSs Need to Move From Historic to Predictive Data

The data we use in the real estate industry to understand market trends and to help buyers and sellers in their real estate transactions is largely historic.  Another way to look at that, is, it is dated, old news.  We have real estate markets today that are changing very quickly. Show More Summary

3 Bedrooms and 2 baths just doesn’t cut it anymore

Build your business by giving consumers what they REALLY want to search for! Have you ever had the pleasure of relocating from one city to another? You have the stress of the move compounded by the fact that you are losing all of your trusted resources and most importantly your “local knowledge”. Show More Summary

RE Technology Launches MLS and Association Newsletters

The real estate technology leader now offers a free newsletter solution for their partners. ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. – December 6th, 2011 With more than 1.5 million visits per month, RE Technology (www.RETechnology.com) has proven thatShow More Summary

Dot MLS May Face a New Opponent

The United States Senate may be a new challenger to the successful bid by a group of MLSs (MLS Domains Association) to gain approval for a Top Level Internet Domain. A top level internet domain is.com,.net,.org,.XXX, or the curent application...Show More Summary

The Bigger LPS Paragon 5 Story

LPS, developers of the Paragon MLS system, announced that they have secured an agreement to replace a competitors’ MLS system with Paragon 5. This only happens about 12 times each year. The news is less about just getting a win, but tells a larger story about the future of MLS and how one MLS vendor is positioning for long term success. Show More Summary

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