Blog Profile / WAV Group

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Archived Since:August 10, 2008

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Brokers need full data transparency and unified standards, not self reporting

The room was filled with brokers, eager to hear how the real estate industry is beginning to make great strides in wrangling Big Data to the benefits of everyone: Brokers, agents and consumers. The three panelists on stage represented...Show More Summary

WAVes of Change Update

Our third installment of our quarterly webinar series called WAVes of Change is set for October 21st. The purpose of the WAVes of Change Series is designed to help Associations and MLSs across North America make well-informed decisions that will help propel their organizations forward. Show More Summary

A TRULY Broker-Centric MLS – What a Concept!

The now infamous GRIPE List issued by Craig Cheatham back in 2013 has led to a plethora of new ideas and initiatives. From the momentum of RESO Data Standards, to the Broker Public Portal and Upstream, the confrontation has led to more innovative ideas and initiatives than we’ve seen in many, many years. Show More Summary

How about MLS coverage defined by individual broker needs?

Last week MRIS and TREND announced a ground-breaking intention to find a way to partner with each other to create a brand new organization built with the fundamental goal to create a truly broker-centric MLS. If the taskforce formedShow More Summary

Can You Predict Housing Trends Better than NAR?

The Council of Multiple Listing Services has long discussed the idea of being the source of homes sales data, but has never acted on this. So, ahead of the CMLS2015 conference, we’re conducting an experiment to see how successful we might be if we gather that information direct from agents, brokers, and MLSs. Show More Summary

Brokers Partner On Technology

Long and Foster and Windermere are both brokerages that are family owned and operated. They are large firms and they struggle with build vs. buy whenever they consider a technology solution for their companies. Windermere supports 7000 agents across 300 offices. Show More Summary

Form Simplicity adds new paperless management tools for real estate brokers

Features allow broker compliance workflow to be digitally managed Orlando, FL – September 30, 2015 – One of the real estate industry’s most popular and advanced paperless transaction solutions, Form Simplicity, has added Broker Transaction Management into its cloud-based platform. Show More Summary

NAR REACH Panel Slings 8 New Products at REALTORS®

The NAR Reach program is interesting. It establishes a gateway where companies who wish to express their products and services to the REALTOR® family pay fees and often equity to the National Association of REALTORS®. Access Avenue is a loan finder product that is primarily aimed at helping Realtors introduce loan products to the investor community. Show More Summary

Partners Trust Joins The Enterprise Network

Recently, Partners Trust launched a new fully mobile responsive site designed to dynamically change for over 250 different screen sizes. Along with the “mobile first” web site, they launched new mobile apps for android and iOS. The design...Show More Summary

My Florida Regional MLS provides 40,000+ members ListTrac listing analytics

Helps agents monitor, compare listing performance on real estate websites Maitland, Fla. – September 23, 2015 – My Florida Regional MLS, Florida’s largest Multiple Listing Service (MLS), has become the first MLS in Florida to allow its...Show More Summary

The Great Lakes Repository Expands Offers of Cooperation and Compensation Among 19 Participating Organizations Sharing Data

In the real estate industry, the collection and distribution of real estate listing data has been a hot issue for many years, and The Great Lakes Repository (GLR) has made tremendous headway toward solving those data issues. The GLRShow More Summary

California Regional MLS Adds Black Knight’s Paragon Platform Allowing Brokers and Agents Front-End MLS System of Choice

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE: BKFS) announced today the execution of an agreement with the California Regional MLS (CRMLS) to deliver its Paragon MLS system to CRMLS’ more than 75,000 members. Show More Summary

REcolorado Joins’s® MLS Partnership Program

Norfolk, Virginia (September 16, 2015) –®, leading online real estate destination and provider of real estate marketing solutions, has announced the addition of REcolorado to its MLS Partnership Program. The new partnership...Show More Summary

Tech Helpline Now Provides Support for One in Three REALTORS® in North America

Unless you are an agent who actually has Tech Helpline, you may not be aware of this agent-centric, genuinely friendly, U.S.-based tech support created by Realtors for Realtors. Here’s a news release from the Florida Realtors® aboutShow More Summary

Gurtej Sodhi Named Winner of the 2015 Chief Information Officer Award by Nashville Business Journal

Nashville, TN. – Crye-Leike Group of Companies congratulates Gurtej Sodhi on receiving the 2015 Chief Information Officer Award in Large Private Companies (501+ employees) category by the Nashville Business Journal. For Sodhi, who serves...Show More Summary

Earnest Money Spoils The Online Transaction

The Inman Connect conference does not often have many brand new ideas. But if you look hard enough, they are there.  A year or so ago I met a company that was focused on transforming home prices to Total Cost Of Living prices (TLC Engine). Show More Summary

Rapattoni Makes Big Move in Association Management Software

Rapattoni has been the leader in Association Management Software (AMS) for decades. Historically an Association would host the Rapattoni solution, called Magic™, on hardware owned and maintained by the Association of REALTORS®. Associations...Show More Summary

Unintended Consequences That Cause Spectacular Results

I just returned, as some 3,000 other folks have, from attending Inman’s Real Estate Connect in San Francisco. For many of the industry leaders whom I spoke with, it was one of the most successful Connects that they have attended and certainly the busiest. Show More Summary

The Do’s and Don’ts of MLS System Selection

MLSs are growing again. Membership is up. Agents are making money again. Life is good.  In many cases, the upward turn in the market is allowing MLSs to once again focus on evaluating their technologies to ensure they are offering the strongest tools they can. Show More Summary

DotLoop and Zillow

As far as I know, DotLoop customers were happy enough with the product and service until the announcement that the company was being purchased by Zillow. That news, along with the $108M price tag of the acquisition was the fundamental buzz at Inman Connect conference last week. Show More Summary

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