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18 02, 2019

Lone Wolf’s New CEO Jack Blaha – Follow the Leader

By |2019-04-10T20:13:15-07:00February 18th, 2019|Broker Technology Research, Clients, Main category, Technology, Technology Evaluation|0 Comments

WAV Group would like to welcome Jack Blaha to the real estate industry. This article is part of our Follow the Leader series that highlights real estate’s most profoundly impactful CEOs.

15 02, 2017

Merle Whitehead – Follow The Leader Series

By |2018-05-03T21:22:55-07:00February 15th, 2017|Main category|0 Comments

Our Follow The Leader Series is an effort to write about the best ideas and best practices of great leaders in our industry who are raising the bar.  In this episode, I am grateful to share the inspirational story of Merle Whitehead, a gentleman who grew America’s 9th largest real estate firm, Realty USA. The intention is to share some background on centers of excellence in real estate that others can be inspired by. Early Career Start Merle Whitehead calls the Buffalo, NY area of Western New York his home. He started his career selling clothing on commission and came [...]

7 07, 2011

RE Technology Announces New ‘Follow the Leader’ Column, Seeks Nominations

By |2018-05-03T21:25:35-07:00July 7th, 2011|Broker Technology Research, Broker-Agent Information, Main category, MLS Insights|1 Comment

RE Technology (, the leading media site for the real estate technology industry, has become a daily resource for many MLS professionals, brokers, and agents. Their already-rich array of content is now being augmented with an exciting new column: “Follow the Leader.” […]

18 03, 2021

Four of the Industry’s Top Leaders Join Broker Public Portal Board

By |2021-03-25T14:42:24-07:00March 18th, 2021|Broker Public Portal|1 Comment

WAV Group has had the privilege of working with the Broker Public Portal since it was a concept developed by a few MLS executives and a handful of brokers from The Realty Alliance. They shared a vision for delivering a consumer search experience provided by businesses that support the consumer with buying and selling homes, not advertising. Today that vision will be carried on by four new Board Members, Dana Strandmo of BHHS (nationwide), Lacey Conway of Latter and Blum (Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi), OB Jacobi of Windermere (10 States), and Shelley Specchio of MIBOR (Indiana). From those early days, brokers [...]

10 09, 2020

Real Estate Leader Joe Rand Named Executive Director of the Broker Public Portal with Homesnap

By |2020-09-10T14:13:04-07:00September 10th, 2020|Broker Public Portal, Press Releases|0 Comments

If any of you have had the pleasure of hearing Joe Rand speak at places like the Inman Data Track or read one of his insightful books – How to be a Great Real Estate Agent or Disruptors, Discounters and Doubters, you know that he is one of the smartest and most client-centric leaders you will meet in real estate. Joe has been an avid fan of Broker Public Portal with Homesnap (BPP) since its inception.

14 01, 2019

What’s the Best Way to Announce Leadership Changes?

By |2019-01-15T08:07:29-08:00January 14th, 2019|Main category|0 Comments

The real estate industry is undergoing massive transition in leadership. Top executives who have run major real estate brokerages, Associations and MLSs for decades are heading for retirement. Moreover, at the beginning of any new year comes a flurry of new leadership announcements.

2 05, 2018

Innovation Winners, 30 Industry Leaders Honored by RESO in Denver

By |2018-05-02T09:25:39-07:00May 2nd, 2018|Main category, Press Releases, RESO, Technology|0 Comments

RESO sold out its Spring Tech Summit in Denver last week three times, organizers said. Demand by industry tech and business leaders wanting to attend within the last two weeks forced the nonprofit to re-open registration twice until it pushed to capacity. The Real Estate Standards Organization filled the main ballroom to the brim, with just short of 300 people, at the hip Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver. Art Carter, RESO Chair and head of the largest MLS in the nation CRMLS, noted how far the organization had come in the last five years. One of the most vital breakthroughs: [...]

6 01, 2017

2017 Inman Influencers List, SP200 Honors WAV Group Clients and Leaders

By |2018-05-03T21:22:57-07:00January 6th, 2017|Main category, Suveys and Research|0 Comments

The impact of the annual reveal of both the Inman Influencer List and the Swanepoel Power 200 is like a social media cannon shot: you can hear the buzz everywhere. The fact that this year, these leadership lists were released nearly simultaneously makes the buzz near deafening. The rush you get seeing your name on either – and in some cases, both – of these prestigious lists never gets old. And nor does the surprise of discovering those who are “missing” – exceptionally worthy influencers and incredibly powerful leaders who didn’t make either list. For many, it must be a [...]

11 11, 2016

Kunversion & Inside Real Estate Combine to become the Leader in Broker & Team Software Solutions

By |2018-05-03T21:23:02-07:00November 11th, 2016|Broker Technology Research|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 10, 2016: Inside Real Estate and Kunversion announced today that they completed a transaction to combine their businesses. They will operate under the Inside Real Estate name with Kunversion becoming the brand for their marketing and sales software platform. The combined business becomes a leader in marketing and sales software for residential real estate agent teams and brokers. Kunversion brings its leading software platform and marketing solutions delivered to agent teams and brokers while Inside Real Estate adds unique capabilities for larger brokers including seamless integration with transaction systems, full marketing and sales lifecycle [...]

8 06, 2016

What happens if Your Tech Leader is Hit by a Bus?

By |2018-05-03T21:23:14-07:00June 8th, 2016|Main category, Marketing|0 Comments

Bob Rosecrans and Michael Koval at Pixces Consulting Group are a little more subtle in addressing this subject in their new White Paper “Real Estate Brokers: Is your CIO future proofing your business?” But the title of the paper’s first chapter really says it all: “I love my CIO but…” What follows in an exceptionally candid and insightful examination of the conversations that Chief Executive Officers or broker-owners must have with their Chief Information Officers – or 0whoever is the Technology leader or point person at their brokerage. As Senior Partners at Pixces – and industry power hitters – Koval [...]

24 05, 2016

WHAT’S THE POST NAR MIDYEAR BUZZ? Join Industry Leaders this Thursday, May 26th and Find Out!

By |2018-05-03T21:23:14-07:00May 24th, 2016|Wav of Change|0 Comments

WAVES OF CHANGE QUARTERLY INDUSTRY UPDATE is just around the corner! Reserve your organization’s seat at the table by signing up for the series TODAY! WAV Group Hosts NAR Recap / Industry Update Webinar on Thursday, May 26th Your subscription provides an opportunity for your members to participate in an online recap of NAR Midyear policy issues, announcements and news as well as important industry updates and best practices. Thought-provoking topics to share with your leadership, brokers and staff. HOT TOPICS • CMLS – DMCA November Ruling Update: Clarification Listing Content • How to get Free Web API Certification by [...]