About David Gumpper

David joined WAV Group in 2018 after spending over 14 years as a senior technologist for Michael Saunders & Company. David's technology career spans 24 years in the real estate, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and medical education industry's. View David's profile.

Fallen Deals are like Fallen Angels

There is one metric on the financials that gains little attention by brokerages -- Fallen Sales, or Deals Fallen Through (DFT). They are on everyone productivity report, but when asked why they number is what it is, no one can explain why these deals are lost.

By |2020-09-19T07:48:00-07:00September 21st, 2020|Business Intelligence|1 Comment

WordPress 5.5 Update Features & Gotcha’s and WCAG News for ADA

Watch September's edition of Insightful Tech reviews two technology topics announced at the end of August - WordPress 5.5 Update and WCAG News for ADA.

By |2020-09-07T12:22:25-07:00September 8th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on WordPress 5.5 Update Features & Gotcha’s and WCAG News for ADA

Grants Available from NAR to Support MLS Consolidation and Data-Sharing

A few weeks ago, posts on social media popped up about the National Association of Realtors® MLS Consolidation Grant Program. The formation of this grant program came about through NAR’s President’s Advisory Group (PAG) and offered three types of grants for MLS’s to pursue.

By |2020-08-05T20:49:53-07:00August 6th, 2020|MLS|Comments Off on Grants Available from NAR to Support MLS Consolidation and Data-Sharing

Insightful Tech – Project Team Mistakes, ADA Review, Web Analytics and Bots, Zoom Security Vulnerabilities, and Together More

As part of my business, I provide a partner selection service to assist brokerages in vetting products. A Product Team's role is to deliver the product's vision to the customer. An area that the team puts a lot of effort into during the development process is to ensure their product is useable by the customer.

By |2020-07-13T11:58:00-07:00July 13th, 2020|Technology|1 Comment

Security and Business Continuity – Learnings from the Pandemic

While the last few months have been challenging, and they have also been a learning experience for everyone. Christopher Callahan, CISO for Weichert Companies, and I have had an extensive conversation on security and business continuity learnings from the pandemic.

By |2020-06-19T06:54:12-07:00June 19th, 2020|Security and Privacy|Comments Off on Security and Business Continuity – Learnings from the Pandemic

Will Remaining States Abandon Attorney Closings?

A notable portion of real estate industry vets-- agents or otherwise, report some form of legal background or experience. October Research released a report this month endeavoring to provide clarity on which markets operate under such regulations, and what correlation these answers may have to the connection between real estate and the law.

By |2020-05-01T09:59:21-07:00May 1st, 2020|Broker-Agent Information, Main category, Research|Comments Off on Will Remaining States Abandon Attorney Closings?

How to Strengthen Security in the Virtual Workplace – Part 2

Part one of this article addresses the power of people and communication as a security tool. This article discusses the nuts & bolts of technology to secure the virtual workplace — an area of security that is a nightmare for technology leadership and keeps them from sleeping at night.

By |2020-04-17T12:48:54-07:00April 6th, 2020|COVID-19, Security and Privacy, Technology|Comments Off on How to Strengthen Security in the Virtual Workplace – Part 2

How to Strengthen Security in the Virtual Workplace – Part 1

A pandemic brings out the worst in some people. As businesses must move staff to a virtual workplace environment, bad actors are trying to steal both the people's identity and their money. Plus, don't forget the company's digital assets.

By |2020-04-17T13:12:26-07:00April 2nd, 2020|COVID-19, Security and Privacy, Technology|Comments Off on How to Strengthen Security in the Virtual Workplace – Part 1

Approval Required to Replicate with Web API

Recently, we partnered with a client who believed in using modern technology. Cool! Since the WAV Group and I are proponents of RESO, let's use the RESO Web API. In practice, this decision became an experience that confirms the RESO Broker Advisory Group's new initiative is desperately needed.

By |2020-02-26T05:57:01-08:00February 27th, 2020|RESO, Technology|Comments Off on Approval Required to Replicate with Web API

Characteristics of a Data-Driven Organization

There are specific characteristics or values needed to realize the benefits of a data-driven culture. These values support people's critical thinking and exploration within their roles in an organization. Allowing this freedom of curiosity expands people's ability to think of how data can nurture successes in their day-to-day activities. They become your data citizens who understand the value of data as an asset.

By |2020-01-17T13:48:17-08:00January 9th, 2020|Data-Driven Culture|2 Comments

Data-Driven Culture is Not Only for The Enterprise

Building an organizational culture around data is not easy. Today's market and the future have made it a necessity to leverage data to survive. So, it is not surprising that RE/MAX has taken steps towards acquiring a which has culture rooted in data-driven decision making. As we have found out over the last few years, it is more convenient to buy intellectual property than to build from scratch organically.

By |2019-12-26T08:03:04-08:00January 2nd, 2020|Data-Driven Culture|2 Comments