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Social Networks, Fad or Future in Real Estate?

As reported here,Chase International was the first known real estate company in the world to launch a Social Network tying a community of consumers, agents, and service providers together.  Given the number of brokers who have created accounts on the Chase site, I suspect that broker social networks will have a future in real estate.  Here is why. Ning, the company that provides the social network technolgoy to Chase International and more than 250,000 other social networks is growing at a rate of 1000 social networks a day. Recently, Ning closed a round of venture financing on $60 Million at a [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:26:44+00:00April 21st, 2008|Main category|0 Comments

Property Search TV, using your Clicker!

Local TV Stations are setting their sights on attracting the best online consumer, people looking for real estate. Buckeye CableSystem announces the launch of HomeFinder Channel 100 and companion web site http://www.HomeFinder100.com as a new 24 hour digital real estate channel and powerful real estate search engine. TV Advertising is now affordable for Realtors. This marriage of Cable TV advertising with an integrated web site ad represents a nationwide first in real estate - or any category for that matter. Toledo, OH (PRWEB) April 17, 2008 ’ HomeFinder Channel100 will launch on Television on Thursday April 17th. The website is [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:26:44+00:00April 17th, 2008|Main category|0 Comments

WolfNet Technologies improves IDX performance with Kemp Load Balancing Technology

Map based home search on Steroids Faster map loading nationwide will serve to enhance the consumer expereince when searching for a home using maps. MEDFORD, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KEMP Technologies, a leading provider of affordable server load balancing and SSL acceleration solutions, today announced that WolfNet Technologies, a real estate technology innovator, selected KEMPs LoadMaster to maximize its services on the Internet by securing and improving delivery of web content. Using KEMPs LoadMaster, WolfNet Technologies offers users a wealth of new value-added features - including valuable technical support and ease of configuration. WolfNet Technologies provides IDX solutions, high end property searching utilities, and [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:26:44+00:00April 10th, 2008|Main category|0 Comments

How to scope out a MLS Consumer Website

Part of the effective MLS Consumer Website Effectiveness Series   Once you have gotten through the tough stage of selling your membership on the concept of a MLS Consumer Website, it is time to build the site. There are several steps to go through to be sure you will have a cost-effective, timely and optimized website. Here are the steps WAV Group recommends to go through in building a consumer website. Review MLS Consumer Websites and other websites you like The first step to a successful website development effort is to look at other websites. When you find a site [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:26:45+00:00April 10th, 2008|Main category|0 Comments

Forms Advisor™ GPS for the Real Estate Transaction

Forms AdvisorTM went live to the California Association of REALTORS® members on April 1st, 2008 extending an already outstanding array of member benefits aimed at risk mitigation. Forms AdvisorTM helps  C.A.R. members navigate their way through the forms available to choose which forms to use for any given transaction by walking the real estate agent through a series of questions about their transaction. In a world where new rules for complex transactions come at REALTORS® fast, Forms AdvisorTM is the best possible way for professionals to know what documents are required for any real estate transaction. By using Forms AdvisorTM, [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:26:45+00:00April 9th, 2008|Main category|0 Comments

How to sell a MLS Consumer Website to your Subscriber-Members

How to sell a MLS Consumer Website to your subscribers The first in a series of articles about how to host a successful MLS Consumer Website   Many MLSs have told us that they like the idea of a MLS consumer-facing website or that they would like to take their existing consumer-facing website to a whole new level, but they have run into resistance from some brokers in their region. There are several programs that can be used to help sell brokers on why a MLS Consumer Website is an effective tool they need to support.  If you need hard [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:26:45+00:00April 7th, 2008|Main category|0 Comments

Palm falls in smart phone usage

According to a study released recently by ChangeWave Research (no relationship to WAV Group), as the Palm looses market share, Blackberry and iPhones are experiencing growth.  Palm has long enjoyed a leadership position in real estate due to integration with the GE Supra product, but the winds of change are blowing. The ChangeWave study says the battle for leadership in smartphones today is between iPhone and Blackberry as Palm takes a backseat.. The BlackBerry line of products from RIM maintain a leadership position with 42 percent of consumer smartphone user market share - Palm is down to 16% Palm’s market [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:26:45+00:00April 6th, 2008|Main category|0 Comments

Chase International Launches Nations First Real Estate Broker Social Networking Site

LAKE TAHOE, Nevada (April 2, 2008) - A known leader in the world of real estate, Chase International has once again taken the reins of cutting edge technology with www.ChaseNation.com, a social networking website for people interested in Reno-Tahoe real estate. Unlike Chase International’s comprehensive Website, www.ChaseInternational.com, which supplies viewers with a plethora of information, ChaseNation.com is an interactive site allowing clients and agents to take part in discussions, make comments and ask questions. This is an interactive venue to share information. This is the first social networking website created by a real estate brokerage as a vehicle for direct interaction with [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:26:45+00:00April 1st, 2008|Main category|0 Comments