Blog Profile / WAV Group

Filed Under:Real Estate / Real Estate Industry News
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Archived Since:August 10, 2008

Blog Post Archive

RE Technology launches VScreen Training Videos

Leading real estate technology media site, RE Technology, has partnered with VScreen to create agent training videos from top industry trainers. Arroyo Grande, CA (September 2011) – As a leading technology resource for the real estate industry, no one understands the value of video for websites better than the team at RE Technology. Show More Summary

Trulia launches Trulia Estimates

Property search portal, announced today the beta release of Trulia Estimates in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through this new product release, consumers will have access to Trulia property valuation estimates on more than 1...Show More Summary

On Labor Day and the Role of Real Estate

CBS News published an article on Sunday talking about jobs growth in America. For the first time since 1945, the jobs report from the Labor Department reported that the net change in the number of jobs created was exactly…. zero. Given our population increases, this represents a serious problem for our nation’s economy. Show More Summary

Communication Strategy for Real Estate

One of the fundamental core values of the MLS (beyond offers of compensation) is the organization and communication of property information database. The role of the MLS as a communicator is a hotly debated topic, because the communicator becomes the identity and spokesperson to a wide range of agents and consumers alike. Show More Summary

Melanie Blakeney Selected as MAAR’s New Leader

MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 25, 2011 – Today the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors named Melanie Blakeney as its Executive Vice President, effective Dec. 1, 2011. She succeeds long-time Executive Vice President Jules Wade, who will be retiring this fall. Show More Summary

Dot MLS is the right side of the dot

I was provided with a couple of previews of articles written by Judith Lindenau of the.MLS DomainAssociation today. Judith is a key member of the team volunteering their energy to pursue a top level domain name for the real estate industry called.MLS. Show More Summary

My problem with the CAR and NAR ad campaigns

I am very supportive of the heavy lifting that is done by state and local Associations of REALTORS to promote the RELATOR brand. However, one thing bothers me –  a lot. Why doesn’t NAR or State Associations spend their advertising dollars...Show More Summary

Technology Needs You

I took my car in for service today, it gave me a chance to spend some time furthering my understanding of a new technology tool – RPR.  I was looking at training videos and reports for a broker who is studying how agents will use it to devise an integration plan for their business. Show More Summary

RPR – The Solution Isn’t Difficult

Having read Dale Ross’s recent post that noted RPR was “hitting a wall of entrenched attitudes…” etc., that was keeping them from meeting their goals I was a bit surprised.  I was surprised because in many ways I thought RPR had a pretty...Show More Summary

Hunt Real Estate joins the NFL

Imagine the marketing boost that your real estate brokerage would have in your market place if you became the exclusive relocation partner to the leading professional sports team in your town. That is exactly what Hunt Real Estate Company and the Buffalo Bills announced in a press release yesterday. Show More Summary

The new launches a game changer If you look around the real estate industry, there is always a quiet giant tending to its business and moving along steadily without rocking the boat too much. Unless you were on vacation this week,Show More Summary

RE: AOL-MOVE go turn it on

By the way… If you are a broker and you would like your listings to appear on AOL, you need to login to your listhub dashboard and turn it on. Syndication to listing sites is under your control. So if you checked for your listings on AOL today, and they did not appear – it is because you have not selected that channel. Thanks for the many calls and emails regarding this.

Marty Reed Promoted at LPS

WAV Group would like to extend a sincere congratulations to our friend, Marty Reed of LPS. LPS Executive Rich Lull announced today that Marty Reed has accepted a new position expanding her role with LPS Real Estate Group’s MLS business. Show More Summary

AOL-MOVEing in on property portals

Large consumer search portals like Google, Yahoo, and AOL have had an interesting, if not mystical strategy toward real estate. Today, AOL made an announcement to become a syndication channel for real estate listings. Perhaps AOL isShow More Summary

Jack Miller of the GoodLife Team in Austin Texas

Jack Miller of the GoodLife Team in Austin, Texas was featured in an article by RE Technology this week for his outstanding industry leadership.  All of the members of the GoodLife team have been supportive and outspoken about the best practices for agent and brokers. Show More Summary


I caught an article published in the Kansas City Star this morning that blew my mind. The Federal Bureau of Investigations reports that there are an estimated $10 Billion in fraudulent loan applications each year in America. The problem is so bad that they have launched a sting initiative called Operation Stolen Dreams. Show More Summary

MRIS Launches a New MLS Consumer Website

It warms my heart when I see a great new MLS Consumer Website being launched!   Check out MRIS’ newly revamped site now to see all the great new features.   According to data from the source Experian™ Hitwise, MRISShow More Summary

Purpose Built Data for Listing Syndication

Over the past three years, I have spent time with listing publishers, real estate brokers, MLS executives, and real estate agents collecting information on the strengths and weaknesses of listing syndication. At the core of these conversations...Show More Summary

The Table Is Set for a Housing Boom

The real estate industry may have received a gift this week, a weak stock market will cause investors to increase their exposure in real estate, which is distressed and priced at a discount. Unless you have no savings at all, you likely watched your savings go down 10%-15% in the past few weeks. Show More Summary

Arizona forms largest statewide MLS in the Nation

By a margin of 3 to 1, the Arizona Association of REALTORS voted to acquire the assets of ARMLS today forming the largest statewide MLS in the nation and possibly one of the top 5 largest MLSs in the nation. My our accounting, only MRED in Chicago, MRIS in the Mid-Atlantic would be larger. Show More Summary

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