Monthly Archives: May 2016

Clareity’s New Dashboard Review

Clareity Security is staging the release of their best Single Sign-On dashboard ever. As a quick primer, Clareity Security was born to prevent password sharing and other unauthorized access to the MLS system. The MLS has confidential fields that must be protected and Clareity’s software also prevents theft of service and provides revenue assurance to the MLS. Over the years, they extended the platform to ensure that valid MLS users could securely access other licensed solutions offered by the MLS. This “Single Sign-On” convenience not only manages authorized access, but also relieves the agent’s stress of remembering more usernames and [...]

MLSListings Offers RatePlug’s New Mortgage Technology to California Brokers & Agents

Many real estate brokers have modified their strategy with their mortgage affiliations as banks have fled the JVs and other joint arrangements. This has opened the door to MLSs like MLS Listings to partner with RatePlug to display live mortgage rates from leading local lenders. Let’s face it, for most families, it’s not the price of the home but rather the monthly payment that triggers affordability. Agents who can secure the lowest interest rates for their clients can leverage that to put deals together. A great thing about RatePlug is that brokers can invite their mortgage partners to display their rates [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:23:15-07:00May 10th, 2016|Broker-Agent Information, MLS Insights|0 Comments

Upstream™ Names Alex Lange President and CEO

WAV Group is pleased to officially announce and welcome Alex Lange to the UpstreamRE project as its first CEO. WAV Group has worked with the Upstream founders and Board of Managers as their consultant, curating the vision, shepherding the vendor selection process, working with the technology workgroup to kick off development, and now transitioning to Alex. I have known and worked with Alex for years and believe that the Board of Managers made an excellent choice. Working with our industry’s leadership has been a most rewarding experience. I am especially thankful for the support of so many fellow teammates – [...]


WAVES OF CHANGE QUARTERLY SERIES continues Thursday, May 26th with an online recap of the policy issues, announcements and news coming out of NAR Midyear as well as important industry updates, best practices and other thought-provoking topics to share with your leadership, brokers and staff.   Sign up TODAY to ensure your organization benefits from the essential information our Industry Leaders will share on the latest news and trends, cutting edge technologies, research findings, and strategies to navigate the challenges we all face. WAV Groups Quarterly Webinar Series is designed to provide “cliff notes” following the major industry conferences such [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:23:16-07:00May 9th, 2016|Wav of Change|0 Comments

Long and Foster Combines Mobile Search with Mortgage Pricing

There is an unsightly lack of holistic information that is being made available to consumers by full service brokerages. Until now, brokerage mobile applications provided plenty of information about properties for sale, but little information about brokers’ other service centers in mortgage, title, insurance, commercial properties, and property management (rentals). Long and Foster partnered with Xome’s Real Estate Digital division to deliver mortgage information to consumers through their real estate mobile application in an impressive way. For those of you who know Long and Foster, they provide a full array of real estate services through their company owned providers. Under [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:23:16-07:00May 6th, 2016|Broker Technology Research|0 Comments

America’s Top Real Estate Pro Becomes the First Billion-Dollar Agent

Addison, TX (May 4, 2016) – America’s number one Realtor® for the last four straight years – Ben Caballero, president of Texas-basedHomesUSA.com – has become the first billion-dollar producer in the world for total home sales last year. Caballero personally was responsible for 2,491 home sales, totaling $1,022,000,000 in 2015. Uniquely, nearly all of his transactions were new home sales for more than 40 homebuilder brands that he represents throughout the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin metro areas. Caballero’s feat is the result of a highly inventive technology he developed: an online listing management platform that streamlines the [...]

CoreLogic unveils Trestle: Industry’s first “Data Mart” for MLS content

CoreLogic has unveiled Trestle. Here are the details on the real estate industry’s first “Data Mart” for MLS content, not to mention ongoing RESO compliance – huge news: IRVINE, Calif. —CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, announced today the upcoming release of Trestle™ by CoreLogic, a software solution suite that will fundamentally change the offering of multiple listing service (MLS) data to brokers and their vendors. Trestle will be the real estate industry’s first “data mart” to benefit brokers, their technology partners, and the MLSs in which they participate. Chris Bennett, general manager of [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:23:16-07:00May 5th, 2016|MLS Insights, Press Releases|0 Comments

BUYSIDE Ramps Up Nationwide Adoption and Engages Industry Veteran to Lead Expansion Initiatives

NEW YORK, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Charles Williams IV, CEO and Founder of the leading real estate analytics company Buyside has announced that Michael Pressnall, a respected and tenured industry executive and DocuSign veteran, has joined the company in the newly-created role of Vice President of Industry Engagement. “Mike is an ideal addition to our team as the Buyside platform continues its nationwide expansion and adoption by brokers, team, and agents looking to grow their top-line business income and serve customers more effectively. His success at DocuSign shows a stellar track record in bringing transformational technology tools to real estate brokerages [...]

Tech Helpline Offers A Great Suggestion for Agents: Make Internet Explorer your old browser

Tricia Stamper is the Director of Technology Products at Florida Realtors and helps run both Form Simplicity, their popular paperless transaction management software, and Tech Helpline, the #1 help desk for real estate agents and brokers. Tech Helpline is really the “Genius Bar” for real estate if you look at a) how popular it is (600k+ Realtors reached in North America) and b) ask anyone who has had to use the service in a crisis to save a deal what great service they provide. Tricia posted a Blog the other day that is the dream of software developers — not [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:23:16-07:00May 4th, 2016|Broker-Agent Information, MLS Insights|0 Comments

Don’t Switch Software Vendors

WAV Group constantly tries to educate MLSs and brokers to stay with their current vendor. We have long preached that making a change costs a lot more than you think and sets the company’s goodwill back years. We see this in user satisfaction research gathered from both agents and consumers. Unless your vendor is impossible to work with, stick with them. Recently, I was directed to research published in the Harvard Business Review (HBR) that substantiates this issue even more. The article is titled Eager Sellers and Stony Buyers : Understanding the Psychology of New-Product Adoption. The article starts out [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:23:16-07:00May 2nd, 2016|Broker Technology Research|0 Comments