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8 01, 2021

News Alert – Zillow Publishes New Terms Of Use – Read the Fine Print

By |2021-01-08T14:41:45-08:00January 8th, 2021|News, Security and Privacy|5 Comments

In the early days of listing syndication, WAV Group investigated the terms of use on third party advertising websites like®,® and others. Zillow® and Trulia®, who received data through listing syndication feeds rather than though data licensing terms with MLSs like® and® had some shocking language.

27 03, 2018

MLS Terms of Use Changes and Copyright FAQ

By |2018-03-27T06:00:37-07:00March 27th, 2018|Broker-Agent Information|0 Comments

This post is the result of a collaborative effort amongst the Council of Multiple Listing Services, The Realty Alliance, The National Association of REALTORS®, and Larson Skinner PLLC.  Many MLSs have been making changes to the way they file copyright applications and their MLS terms of use. Those changes have raised some questions from participants and subscribers. This FAQ is intended to answer some of those questions and emphasize that the MLSs are not forcing participants or subscribers to give up ownership of listing content.

10 07, 2019

New Product Integrations, Upstream Developments, and an Expanding Alliance Network: CoreLogic User Group Meeting Delivers an Inspiring Week in Vancouver

By |2019-07-10T12:45:52-07:00July 10th, 2019|MLS Insights|0 Comments

The bulk of our work is helping MLSs drive member satisfaction and adoption of existing services to brokers and agents. And, each year we help some number of MLSs with conversions to different vendors. Often, these conversions are related to consolidation and data sharing.

21 06, 2017

Chalk’s “The Confident House Hunter” Wins National Book Award

By |2018-05-03T21:22:45-07:00June 21st, 2017|Main category|0 Comments

  We told you about “The Confident House Hunter: A Home Inspector’s Tips for Finding Your Perfect House” by America’s new favorite home inspector Dylan Chalk just before it hit the bookstores and Amazon last year. Well, Dylan just won the Silver Award at the 11th Annual Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Awards, held during the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) conference in Denver last week. In my column from July of last year, I called his book a breakthrough in capturing “A Better, Different Way to Buy” a home. Now he has won one of the highest awards for real estate authors available. The [...]

9 10, 2013

Listhub Offers New Terms HAR Agreement

By |2018-05-03T21:24:25-07:00October 9th, 2013|Broker-Agent Information, Clients, Main category, MLS Insights|0 Comments

Listhub has finally enrolled the Houston Association of REALTORS® in its listings distribution platform by matching the terms of HAR’s unique needs for listing syndication. Historically HAR has entered into direct agreements with major portals. Houston CEO, Bob Hale spoke briefly about the organization’s strategic shift toward Listhub during our discussion at the Council of MLS meetings in Boise, Idaho. “We track everything so our brokers can maximize their success in online marketing,” said Hale. The Houston Association of REALTORS® pioneered the STAR reports that have long provided their members with detailed reports on listings and leads displayed on What was missing was [...]

2 06, 2011

Terms of Service

By |2019-12-23T09:31:17-08:00June 2nd, 2011|0 Comments

WAVGROUP.COM TERMS OF SERVICE PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF SERVICE RELATING TO YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THIS WEBSITE CAREFULLY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY LOG OFF OF THE WEBSITE. 1. Scope of These Terms of Service These Terms of Service apply to your use of the website owned and operated by WAV Group, Inc. (WAV Group), referred to herein as “this Site”. These Terms of Service do not apply to your use of unaffiliated websites of any other companies, organizations or individuals or to which this Site links, [...]

14 04, 2009

to err is human, in terms of social MLS

By |2018-05-03T21:26:30-07:00April 14th, 2009|Main category, MLS Insights|0 Comments

Portland is the site for the Connections 2009 conference, welcoming a select group of real estate dignitaries to discuss the evolution of our industry and the painful realities that hold us back. I will be speaking briefly to the lawyers who write the pages of rules that govern order in the vast lands of MLS - I applaud their work. Sharing - the cornerstone of web 2.0 - is the terrorist threat to protecting MLS data from misuse, and I found some rather interesting mis-uses of data on the web that illustrate the challenges facing rules and rules enforcement.Although I do [...]

19 09, 2018

MLSListings Releases Whitepaper on MLS Best Practice for Privacy

By |2018-09-21T11:58:45-07:00September 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

WAV Group has been working with many large brokerages around the United States to implement their General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. For California firms, we are, at the same time, implementing the new Privacy Standards set to go into effect in 2020. In many ways, these regulations impact the same policies and procedures of the brokerage. The include website terms of use, privacy policy, vendor agreements, cookie notices, agent policies, staff policies, notices, training, and a plan on how to enable the right for consumers to be forgotten by all of systems.

13 02, 2024

New FCC Regulation Deals Blow to Real Estate Lead Generators

By |2024-02-13T11:58:11-08:00February 13th, 2024|Legal in Real Estate|1 Comment

New consumer protection regulations from the Federal Communications Commission aims to protect consumers from the scams and spam caused by the “lead generator” robo-calls & texts loophole and encourages an opt-in approach for delivering email to text messages.

9 05, 2023

Who owns your content – you or OpenAI?

By |2023-05-11T11:26:09-07:00May 9th, 2023|Artificial Intelligence|2 Comments

You hear a lot of things at real estate conferences. A notion Marilyn Wilson most recently heard while at NAR Mid-Year was that OpenAI owns the content that you provide them. As someone extremely interested in most things AI, I immediately did some research. Where did I start?