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23 11, 2021

New WAV Group Study reveals changing workplace for MLSs and Associations.

By |2021-11-23T10:57:56-08:00November 23rd, 2021|Announcements, Industry Observations, MLS, MLS Insights, Research, Suveys and Research, WAV Group Research|0 Comments

As the vaccines are making it possible to return to the office, many of the MLS and association clients that WAV Group has met with have begun weighing the pros and cons of reopening their offices. Our new study explores this issue with insights from over 100 MLSs and associations nationwide.

18 10, 2021

MLSs taking technology innovation into their own hands with purchase of Remine

By |2021-10-18T11:09:14-07:00October 18th, 2021|Acquisitions, MLS, MLS Insights|0 Comments

With the purchase of Remine, the four participating MLSs – FMLS in Atlanta, Miami REALTORS® in Miami, Heartland MLS in Kansas City, and Austin Board of REALTORS in Austin, Texas - will be able to shape the offerings of Remine to support business success for both practitioners and MLS organizations.

13 07, 2021

Two Mega-MLSs Connect on Common Data Platform

By |2021-07-13T08:22:51-07:00July 13th, 2021|Announcements, Broker-Agent Information, MLS, Real Estate Technology|4 Comments

MARIS and NorthstarMLS understand that data is one of the most coveted resources on the planet. Today, data is the water in real estate’s ecosystem. Without water, there would be no life, just as data is essential to making real estate markets function. These two mega-MLSs are working to provide agents friction-free access to data. And that ultimately benefits consumers. How? MARIS and NorthstarMLS are working together, using NorthstarMLS’s Common Data Platform, to make real estate markets in the Greater Midwest work better by unifying the marketplace around shared listing data. This effort removes the toll gate that currently forces [...]

22 06, 2021

Ohio’s MLS Now Leads all MLSs in Dumping Coming Soon Status

By |2021-06-23T09:00:31-07:00June 22nd, 2021|MLS, News, Press Releases|0 Comments

With the passing of the Clear Cooperation Policy, many MLSs around the nation created a new status called ‘Coming Soon’. Included is the press release from MLS Now detailing the unanimous approval of the board to end the policy.

26 05, 2021

Future of Forms as a Member Benefit Spooks Associations and MLSs

By |2021-05-27T11:19:22-07:00May 26th, 2021|Associations, MLS|0 Comments

The California Association of REALTORS® deserves recognition for solving one of the most significant pain points in real estate – digital forms management. When the real estate industry began the slow conversion from paper transactions to digital transactions, California led the way with the creation of a for-profit company that became zipLogix. Along the way, the National Association of REALTORS® joined CAR as an investor.

25 05, 2021

MLSs Align to Purchase Tech Company Together

By |2021-05-25T12:44:21-07:00May 25th, 2021|MLS, News, Technology|0 Comments

Five MLSs with a combined subscriber count of over 100,000 announced that they have pooled their resources and purchased a real estate technology company called Agent Inbox. As a result of the acquisition, these five MLSs will now have a solution that fits their mutual needs for a messaging-and-showing solution to serve their subscribers. Moreover, these five will be able to make their showing and messaging solutions available to other MLSs as a vendor.

24 05, 2021

Interested in running one of the largest and most progressive and customer-centric MLSs in America?

By |2021-05-24T14:57:38-07:00May 24th, 2021|MLS, Recruiting|1 Comment

MLS Property Information Network (MLS PIN), based in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, one of the top 10 largest MLSs in America, is looking for a new President and CEO to run its 43,000+ broker-owned and broker-led organization. One of the most progressive and customer-centric MLSs, MLS PIN is looking for a strategic, collaborative and tech savvy leader to drive its leadership and proprietary software platform.

20 05, 2021

Third Parties May Have Lots of Traffic, but MLSs Deliver Significantly More Serious Customer Inquiries

By |2021-05-20T16:07:52-07:00May 20th, 2021|Marketing, MLS, Technology|1 Comment

For those that read our blog regularly, you know that I am a BIG fan of the MLS marketing results that ListTrac delivers in an easy-to-read weekly report. ListTrac is a key tool in helping MLSs take credit for the business generation opportunities they provide by supporting IDX, mobile apps like Homesnap, third-party syndication as well as their own prospecting delivered via the MLS system and local Consumer-facing websites. Recently, ValleyMLS added reporting on views, inquiries, saved listings and shares for Paragon and the Client Collaboration Center to its ListTrac reporting platform.

16 11, 2020

Join Chris Haran, CTO of MRED as we discuss the best ways for MLSs to help eliminate the 40% of Condo deals that go bad every year

By |2020-11-16T13:15:52-08:00November 16th, 2020|Technology|0 Comments

Join Chris Haran, CTO MRED, the MLS of the Chicagoland area, to see how their organization has partnered with FHAPros to help eliminate the 40% of condo deals that fall apart each year.

15 10, 2020

It’s Time for MLSs and Associations to Embrace Rentals

By |2020-10-15T13:51:54-07:00October 15th, 2020|MLS, MLS Insights, Rentals|0 Comments

The early adopter train has left the station for most multiple listing services and REALTOR® Associations (not all) on rentals. But it’s not too late to make a place for this growing aspect of the housing industry.

9 09, 2020

Strategic Planning: MLSs Need to Think Bigger by Unshackling the Obvious

By |2020-09-09T09:23:37-07:00September 9th, 2020|MLS|0 Comments

If the MLS truly wants to make the Market Work, services for Confidence, Connections, and Community must apply to a broader understanding of what defines the market, and how the MLS can serve the needs of brokers and agents who understand that the real estate market includes commercial, rental, and new home.

27 08, 2020

The Broker Portal movement grows: Rapattoni and Homesnap to offer advanced integrations for MLSs

By |2020-08-27T14:34:35-07:00August 27th, 2020|Broker Public Portal, Press Releases|0 Comments

The Broker Public Portal movement continues to grow, expanding with deeper integration of Homesnap with MLSs systems nationwide. This deeper integration allows agents' contacts to sync with Homesnap and adds listing edit capabilities.