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Welles Bowen Realtors Joins Forces with Howard Hanna Real Estate

Cleveland, Ohio (January 30, 2018) – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the third largest real estate company in the United States, is pleased to welcome Welles Bowen Realtors to the Hanna family of companies. For over 100 years, Welles Bowen Realtors has been serving Northwest Ohio with the latest in marketing and technology. A reputable local real estate broker, Welles Bowen Realtors will now be able to provide the over 150 professionals in their 10 offices with Howard Hanna’s programs, services, and business resources. “Two years ago, we opened up our new Howard Hanna Toledo/Maumee office with a commitment to the region,” said [...]

By |2018-01-31T08:26:25+00:00January 31st, 2018|Main category|0 Comments

WAV Group Announces New Technology Consulting Division

WAV Group is pleased to announce David Gumpper as the latest addition to its growing suite of executive leaders.  David Gumpper, former Chief Technology Officer for Michael Saunders & Company and Founder of the Gumpper Group, a strong industry advocate will be leading the company’s Technology Consulting division. David’s depth of experience helping brokerages increase market share uniquely qualifies him to help technology companies, brokerages and MLSs  drive success by delivering technology and marketing programs. David is expert at o leading the development of sound technology strategies that position a company well for success and then develop workable and practical [...]

By |2018-01-30T08:17:54+00:00January 30th, 2018|Main category, Our Company, Our Services, Technology|0 Comments

Case Study – Showing Service Delivers Key Ingredient in Broker Success

Showing Service Delivers Key Ingredient In Broker Success WAV Group has just published a case study examining specialized showing software. WAV Group works with real estate brokerages to assess back end technology solutions. Real estate brokers have been working with specialized back-end showing software like Centralized Showing Service. This paper examines two very different customers of CSS. First, we examined a long-time customer of CSS, Ebby Halliday, Realtors®. In the case of Ebby Halliday, we wanted to understand the reasoning with why they’ve stuck with Centralized Showing Service for such a long time, and what the strategic value is to [...]

By |2018-01-23T11:00:48+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Main category|0 Comments

Broker Public Portal with Homesnap Grows Over 150% in First Year

      Industry effort ”blows the doors off estimates;” Should quiet critics, leaders say ROCKVILLE, MD, January 23, 2018 – Broker Public Portal (BPP) since its launch with Homesnap in January last year has grown from serving 45 Multiple Listing Services to more than 120 MLSs today, representing 800,000 real estate agents and brokers. As a result, Homesnap has become one of the nation’s most collaborative consumer real estate apps. Real estate agents have invited more than 19 million clients and contacts to access MLS listing data, and 8.5 million consumers have engaged with their agents through Homesnap. Broker [...]

By |2018-08-14T09:59:56+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Broker Public Portal, Main category|7 Comments

Swanepoel Power 200 Honors 2018 Industry Leaders

Just this week the, Swanepoel Power 200 was released, naming the Top 200 people in the real estate industry. Inman News dropped their Top 100 Influencers list – so Swanepoel is the one and only definitive list. The 2017 Swanepoel Power 200 list is “truly designed to recognize the most powerful and influential in our business,” According to Swanepoel T3.  “It is culled from over 3 million real estate professionals, with less than 0.01% selected to be included. The firm spends over 400 hours in researching and analyzing the rankings. Leaders from all residential real estate brands, brokerages, technology companies, [...]

By |2018-01-23T05:00:33+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Main category|0 Comments

The MLS – The Ultimate Real Estate Marketing Network

We all know that successful agents are always looking for new ways to grow their business. Some spends hundreds or even thousands of dollars a month with online portals.  Some pay $29.99 a month to a BUNCH of technologies hoping they will provide them with a magic bullet of brilliance.  While there are billions of dollars spent online every year, most agents are disappointed by the results of these disjointed investments. The same agents that are happy to spend thousands on many ill-fated and poorly executed outside marketing services, ALSO belong to their local MLS.  They are spending well UNDER [...]

By |2018-01-21T17:00:42+00:00January 21st, 2018|Main category|0 Comments

Survey: Industry Leaders Show Record Confidence in 2018 Economy, Housing

An unprecedented 73% of top real estate executives say the U.S. economy will improve or improve significantly. That’s the highest level of confidence real estate leaders have expressed since Imprev started its annual Thought Leader Economy & Housing Outlook Study in 2012. These numbers are simply stunning. Top real estate executives’ confidence in America’s economy has more than doubled since October 2016. Then just 32% said the U.S. economy would improve or improve significantly. The 2016 survey was conducted immediately prior to the U.S. presidential election. The highest confidence level prior to the current study was 54% in 2012. The [...]

By |2018-01-20T12:00:51+00:00January 20th, 2018|Main category|0 Comments

Real Estate’s First HyperLocal White Paper Discovers A “Movement”

Social media, mobile technology and marketing automation: those are the three ingredients that are changing real estate in a profound and everlasting way. And, unlike many skeptics, I believe it’s for the better. My proof is the emergence of a “HyperLocal Movement” in real estate that the confluence of these three has fueled. Now there is really nothing new about the “idea” of HyperLocal in real estate. No other industry has been more focused on being local than ours. Many agents have legitimately been practicing hyperlocalism for years, if not decades. What is new is what's happening NOW with hyperlocalism, [...]

By |2018-01-19T12:00:23+00:00January 19th, 2018|Main category|0 Comments

All Computers and Servers At Risk from Spectre and Meltdown

Every computer device – server, laptop, desktop, every router, every wireless router, every network printer, every network fax machine, and every phone is impacted. Don’t freak out. Being impacted and being attacked are two different things. We are going to explain what is happening in layman terms and help you get through it. Right before Christmas, researchers discovered that there is a security vulnerability (like an open door) that exposes computers built after 1995 to risk. Google found it (nod in reverence to Jann Horn of Google who was a key researcher who found both vulnerabilities – Meltdown and Spectre. [...]

By |2018-01-18T12:00:05+00:00January 18th, 2018|Main category|0 Comments

ShowingTimes’ MarketView Broker to Compete with BrokerMetrics™, TrendGraphix®, and Collateral Analytics®

A number of years ago, ShowingTime purchased a number of companies that focus on market stats. Those products were listing centric, providing brokers with the capability to look at the market activity around a single property, neighborhood, city/town, zip code, etc. The charts are beautiful, and easily embedded into a broker’s website. Track Competition and MarketShare With this new product, they are developing market charts that change the focus from listings to the brokers and agents that sell them. You can look at the trend of an agent or broker’s production either on the buy side or the sell side, [...]

By |2018-01-18T09:29:17+00:00January 18th, 2018|Main category, Press Releases|0 Comments

Brokers Need to Know that Bitcoin has an Economic Flaw

But the biggest gains may be ahead. If you took economics class in college, you understand that currencies of any type have a relationship between four very important metrics: MV=PQ. M is the total amount of money supply in circulation. V is the velocity of money and the frequency that it is being circulated. P is the price level Q is the inflation adjusted index of goods and services. The economic flaw with Bitcoin is that you cannot buy much with it. Sure – we hear these isolated discussions about people buying houses with Bitcoin, but those are isolated one-offs. [...]

By |2018-01-10T10:00:53+00:00January 10th, 2018|Cyber, Main category|0 Comments

Great PR Begins First and Foremost with Understanding the Media

For the last few weeks, I have been wearing the hat of a reporter. All I can say to the journalists whom I have worked with over the last couple of dozen years: I now feel your pain when it comes to unsolicited pitches from PR people. Moreover, I apologize on behalf of seasoned PR pros who would be as disappointed from this experience as I am. I now understand why many of you treat me with immediate suspicion and even an attitude of disdain if you have never worked with me before. It appears my chosen profession is still [...]

By |2018-01-09T06:12:12+00:00January 9th, 2018|Main category|0 Comments