Blog Profile / WAV Group

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Archived Since:August 10, 2008

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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 ( 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,.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

FSBO Sites Grow as Broker and Franchises Languish

One of the pleasures of working at the WAV Group is the barrage of business questions that we are tasked to answer on a regular basis. Often, the questions challenge conventional understandings about the effectiveness of strategies in real estate. Show More Summary

Increasing the relevance of MLS organizations – How about expanding the scope of data offered?

MLSs are under siege right now.  Since they control the most consistent and profitable cash flow source in the industry, they are very attractive targets.  They need to continue to innovate to increase their value and relevance since many are chipping away at their positions right now. Show More Summary

WAV Group 2011 MLS Technology Survey Results

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

MLS Staff and MLS Users See MLS Technology Differently

  WAV Group recently completed our 2011 MLS Technology Survey where we received feedback from nearly 11,000 respondents, from 66 MLSs around the US and Canada.  Most importantly, the feedback was from both MLS staff which is always important,  and the actual users. Show More Summary

Great Vendors Embrace Rules

There has been a lot of conversational concern about companies that enter into new verticals of data management and service offering. Four such issues were announced this year. In every case, the vendor has been virtuous and adhered to contracts and data use rules. Show More Summary

Putting the teeth back into the REALTOR® Brand

Real estate agents in our industry spend millions of dollars as a group annually to become a REALTOR® and to stay a member of the REALTOR® family. As someone who cut their teeth working with some of the most highly trusted brands inShow More Summary

Is the technology bubble over?

In a report released on November 15th, we see that Technology spending may be getting worse this holiday season, but it is not as bad as other sectors. 14% of consumers plan to spend more on technology this year than they did in years past. Show More Summary

My Florida Homes MLS presents their Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers My Flyaway Giveaway launched their My Flyaway promotion giving people a chance to win a VIP Flyaway to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers game on December 11th. The Grand prize includes flight tickets to Jacksonville, in-flight meal, VIP transportation to and from the game, pre-game hospitality, and 2 tickets to the game. Show More Summary

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

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