Blog Profile / WAV Group

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Archived Since:August 10, 2008

Blog Post Archive

RESO Standards Adoption Report

The Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) has driven the most important data solution for real estate brokers over the past year. With support from the National Association of REALTORS®, all NAR® affiliated MLSs (think Association Owned) are required to adopt the RESO standard for MLS data. Show More Summary

Brokers Need To Fix Their YouTube Channel

WAV Group has studied the effectiveness of video marketing for brokers over number of years. By and large, firms are not seeing the level of engagement on video marketing that justifies the trouble or expense. Having a video on YouTube with 2 or 3 views is not a conveyance of success. Show More Summary

About MLS Client Portals

This afternoon I was able to enjoy a delightful conversation between two very bright, very experienced real estate CEOs – Greg Robertson of W&R Studios – makers of CloudCMA and CloudStreams, and Michael Wurzer, CEO FBS Data Systems, makers of FlexMLS (America’s second largest MLS vendor). Show More Summary

2017 Inman Influencers List Recognizes WAV Group Leadership and Clients

The impact of the annual reveal of the Inman Influencer List is like a social media cannon shot: you can hear the buzz everywhere. Once again WAV Group Founder Victor Lund is on the list, and for the first time, Kevin Hawkins, a 30-year communications and marketing veteran who heads up the WAV Group Communications division name also appears. Show More Summary

Should Brokers Do REALTOR Background Checks

Too often, brokers and managers get caught up in recruiting goals that they skip some basic best practices – Background Checks, Customer Satisfaction Checks, etc. Perhaps agents should be checking out the backgrounds of their broker too. Show More Summary

How Will You Expand in 2017?

Businesses have a simple strategy – MORE! If you are brokerage, you want more revenue. To get more revenue you need more transactions. If you want more transactions, you need more productivity per agent, or more agents. If you are an MLS or a technology company, you want more subscribers. Show More Summary

Companies Are Not Designed to Merge

WAV Group has participated and observed the mass amounts of merger activity that has hit a high pitch in 2016. It is happening at all levels of our industry – agents merging into teams, brokers merging into mega brokers, Association of REALTORS® mergers, and MLS mergers. Show More Summary

Hacker Connect Agenda Released

WAV Group is excited to sponsor Hacker Connect. If you want to get the most out of Inman and you are in the technology side of the real estate industry. You want to attend this one day event on Monday before the full conference. Note: You can attend this for one day, or send your technical staff for one day without doing the entire conference. Show More Summary

3 Lesson Learned From My 20-Year Addiction with Holiday Lights

A business colleague and friend sent me a text the other day with a link to a television news story on CLAP – Christmas Lights Addiction Problem. It was a tongue-in-cheek text, but Paul knows that for the last 20 years, I have gradually...Show More Summary

Send Your Techies to Inman Hacker Connect

WAV Group is sponsoring Inman Hacker Connect. It is a one day conference for your product managers and technology staff. For this group of constituents, this may be the best one day event of the year. Our sponsorship does not pay the whole fee, but we are paying for a lot of it. Show More Summary

Keep Your Board Members Up To Speed for as Little as $12 Each

As we end 2016, now is a great time to sit back and reflect on the best ways to help prepare your association for the inevitable evolutions and revolutions the real estate industry may experience next year. Do you sometimes feel like...Show More Summary

What Will DocuSign Payments Mean for Real Estate?

The ability to set recurring payments through DocuSign Payments is coming and will be a boon to the leasing, event space rental and other industries. DocuSign Payments will also support ACH and Electronic Check Payments in the future which will be a perfect fit for Earnest money deposits. Show More Summary

2017 Housing, Economic Outlook from Boots on the Ground

It seems in real estate, the same handful of economists are always making the news about their annual housing predictions. Then mortgage interest rates jump a full percentage point practically overnight, and all of them scurry to readjust their predictions. Show More Summary

What Is Ahead for Consolidation, RESO, Upstream and Broker Portal

2016 has been a great year for real estate. On many levels we see the entire industry rethinking. Giving credit where credit is due – this is an initiative that was powered by the National Association of REALTORS® – but morphed into many other things. Show More Summary

Four Brokerage Leaders Join RESO Board of Directors

For the past three years, the most impactful development in real estate technology has been driven by the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO). This nonprofit entity defines how MLS information is formatted for use by agents and brokerage. Show More Summary

John Aaroe Group of Los Angeles Merges With Pacific Union

John Aaroe Group of Los Angeles has entered into a merger agreement with Pacific Union.  The combination of the two firms will bring them in line with both Alain Pinel Realtors and RealtyONEGroup, two other California based firms in the National top 10 with sales in the $12 Billion range. Show More Summary

Imprev Study Shows Real Estate Leaders’ Outlook for Housing, Economy Softens for 2017

Who really has the pulse of the U.S., World, State and Local Economies? Those with boots on the ground versus those sitting in Ivory Towers, I’d argue. That’s why I look forward to Imprev’s annual study that examines the confidence that the top real estate broker-owners and executive management at franchises have in the housing market next year. Show More Summary

WAV Group DMCA Safe-Harbor Alert

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act provides some protection to website owners from tiresome litigation when an image or other copyrighted content is found to be on their website.  Before December 31st, you should electronically register your designated agent. Show More Summary

How did Ben Caballero – America’s #1 agent – smash his own $1B record?

When Ben Caballero became the first individual real estate to break the $1 billion production number in 2015, very few folks really understood how Ben did that. This year Ben will obliterate his own record with a stunning 35% increase in business. Show More Summary

Matterport Has Gone Mainstream

Matterport delivers the most immersive virtual tour experience in the marketplace for consumers to view property. Immersive is a term used frequently in business to describe something that is deeply engaging. But, the real definition is more than that. Show More Summary

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