Mike has been on the leading edge of the real estate industry for over 20 years with an extensive professional track record in technology, management, business development, and sales. Mike merged his consulting business with Wilson Victor Associates in February of 2004 to form the WAV Group . As a founding Partner in the firm Mike focuses his efforts exclusively on the Real Estate industry, particularly franchise advisory, technology, business development and research. Through his consulting company and in his executive roles, Mike has helped technology companies, real estate franchises, MLS associations and real estate brokers reach and exceed their business goals. As an executive with leading MLS technology companies Interealty and Moore Data, Mike led multiple business units bringing both companies to record sales performance and customer ratings during his tenure. Recruited by Microsoft, Mike worked for two years on the MSN HomeAdvisor team in business development providing leadership on their Internet and Broker software products. Mike was instrumental in the design and rollout of Realty Desktop and also in helping Microsoft reach and exceed their goal of over 1.5 million listings on HomeAdvisor.
As president of Audet Consulting, based in London, England , Mike provided business development services to a number of companies including RE/MAX Europe where his firm successfully marketed and sold the UK Master franchises for RE/MAX Europe.
WAV Group has been retained by the National Association of REALTORS® to conduct national research studies and numerous MLS vendors and MLSs to provide guidance in MLS design and development processes. Mike and WAV Group monitor all of the major MLS vendor systems on an ongoing basis, along with other real estate technologies such as Transaction Management and Broker Management systems. Along with the research WAV Group does on behalf of their clients WAV Group also does extensive independent research during each year to understand technology trends, REALTOR®, vendor and consumer needs.
Mike moved to Buffalo, NY in 1982 to install the first MLS system for the Greater Buffalo Association of REALTORS®, and still calls western New York home. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, writing and recording music and playing golf.