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.

Qualtrics to be Acquired for $8 Billion

Qualtrics is known as one of the leaders in the Online Survey Platform. Many companies in the real estate sector – including RE/MAX in 2013 – have utilized Qualtric's platform to gather informational feedback about services and products from their members, agents, or customers. Qualitrics has been in the process of doing its due diligence for an IPO and someone scooped them up for $8 Billion.

By |2018-11-19T09:44:55-08:00November 19th, 2018|Technology|0 Comments

MLS Policy – Broker Attribution Back to the Drawing Board

This is great news! Multiple Listing Issues and Policy Committee voted to send the Broker Attribution policy change recommendation back for another look. An impressive move based on a recommendation by the NAR Leadership during the Committee meeting.

By |2018-11-04T14:42:02-08:00November 5th, 2018|NAR|0 Comments

Brokers Say ‘No’ to Setup Fees

If you missed the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO.org) 2018 Fall Conference in Milwaukee, you should plan on attending the 2019 Spring Conference in Boise, ID. There were many informative and powerful sessions sprinkled throughout the conference. RESO is the only conference where MLSs, Brokerages, and Technology Companies collaborate under one umbrella striving to create a better industry. This time, there was one topic which resonated with Brokers; Just Say ‘No’ to Setup Fees.

By |2018-10-21T11:56:55-07:00October 22nd, 2018|Technology|0 Comments

Twilio Acquires SendGrid for $2 Billion – Real Estate Tech Wins

Twilio sent out a PR about buying SendGrid on Tuesday, October 15th, and it seemed to fly past the radar of everyone in real estate. Maybe the lack of interest is because both companies supply backend services to products who need communication services. Building multi-channel communication features in an app just became easier.

By |2018-10-21T11:29:23-07:00October 20th, 2018|Technology|0 Comments

Five Technology Expenses to Review for Budget Season – Part Two

Part two of this two-part series continues to explore technology expenses and strategies for budget season. In part one, we discussed the importance to review your technology partner agreements and telecommunication expenses. Part two focuses on finding savings in Cloud Services, the benefits of a hardware refresh program, and to capture Shadow IT costs. So, let’s start.

By |2018-10-05T07:42:37-07:00October 5th, 2018|Technology|0 Comments

Five Technology Expenses to Review for Budget Season – Part One

As we embark into first week of the fall season, the time is ripe to review and prepare next year’s budget. When technology expenses for 2019 budgets, the following five areas are prime opportunities to harvest savings or craft better budget strategies. This is part one of a two-part series.

By |2018-09-24T06:02:04-07:00September 24th, 2018|Technology|0 Comments

Tune-Up Your Listing Presentation

There is nothing more important in real estate than the listing presentation. It is the single most place where you position yourself as the prize, not the contestant. If you want to convert new clients predictably and sustainably, the listing presentation is the first place to start.

By |2018-09-18T06:59:47-07:00September 17th, 2018|Marketing|0 Comments

Successful Consumer Experience Requires Broker-Agent Partnership

Three-quarters of the year of conferences and workshops have passed, and a common theme – out of many – has appeared. The industry’s dive into the consumers journey in real estate is the epicenter of today’s evolving business models. How these business models deliver a unique consumer experience through the marketing technology stack (MarTech), requires that they solve the fragmented systems of consumer data and find consumers who only engage when addressed with the right message, at the right time, and within the right medium or channel.

By |2018-09-10T14:12:42-07:00September 10th, 2018|Marketing|0 Comments

WAVes of Tech: Phishing in Real Estate and Recruiting Experience

A key practice to protect yourself and your customers from scammers and hackers is education. When I was asked by Janet Sowers of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) to present at a session on “Beware of the Phish! Wire Fraud in Real Estate Transactions”, there was only one response. Absolutely, YES!

By |2018-08-21T08:27:20-07:00August 20th, 2018|Cyber, WAVes of Tech|2 Comments

Open API? Yes! Check that Box.

One conversation that is critical in today’s ecosystem of integrated platforms; is the Application Programming Interface (API) checkbox. Here is how a typical conversation on this topic is between a brokerage and their vendor partner. Brokerage:Does your platform have an API to support integration with other tools we support with our agents? Tech Company:Yes! We have an Open API and we integrate with thousands and thousands of applications (a little exaggeration ;) ). Brokerage:Cool! (marking off the checkbox on the list of requirements)

By |2018-08-08T21:40:16-07:00August 6th, 2018|Technology|1 Comment

Deadline for Public Comments to the Real Estate Workshop by the FTC/DOJ is Tuesday, July 31, 2018

June 5th was an interesting day in Washington, DC for the real estate industry. The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice held a workshop to gain insight on the competitive environment in real estate.

By |2018-08-04T18:00:02-07:00July 30th, 2018|Technology|1 Comment