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Why doesn’t every Realtor have access to Tech Helpline?

The pandemic forced more than a million Realtors nationwide to work remotely and embrace digital technology at a record pace. One leading real estate tech executive told me more progress took place getting agents to adopt technology in the first five months of the outbreak than the last five years.

By |2021-04-12T09:43:09-07:00April 13th, 2021|COVID-19, MLS|0 Comments

A podcast classic: Joe Rand rants and raves about relevant content and digital marketing

Podcasts have been popular during the last decade and have flourished during the pandemic. Over 55% of the US population have listened to podcasts, and over 155 million people listen to at least one podcast every week. With over 700,000 active podcasts and 29 million episodes, choices are abundant. In real estate, here's one every agent should enjoy: Snapshot. The Snapshot podcast, featuring Homesnap’s Gayle Weiswasser, delivers solid takeaways from every episode. Gayle is easy to listen to, is a skilled interviewer, and also is a top industry expert. With over 150 podcasts to date, Gayle talks to real estate [...]

By |2021-03-19T17:38:37-07:00March 19th, 2021|Broker Public Portal, Marketing, Podcast|0 Comments

Rental Beast study shows rental industry is bracing for “a multi-million-dollar impact”

Rental Beast held a press conference on Jan. 20th, moderated by Victor Lund, Founding Partner, WAV Group, to discuss the economic impact of a new policy change by Zillow. On Jan. 12, Zillow changed its rental policy and rental listings are no longer free. MLS rental listings are no longer being syndicated directly to Zillow. Instead, agents and brokerages will need to pay $9.99 per week, per listing for each rental property to be published on Zillow. The potential new costs to individual real estate agents, teams, brokerages and MLSs are massive. Ishay Grinberg, Rental Beast Founder and CEO, spoke [...]

By |2021-01-21T07:22:29-08:00January 20th, 2021|MLS, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Delta Media launches Creative Studio as it builds the one-stop marketing shop

For the first time, Creative Studio gives its clients the ability to design marketing materials from scratch. Think of it as Canva for real estate.

By |2020-11-19T12:47:52-08:00November 19th, 2020|Broker Technology Research, Technology|0 Comments

More competitors than ever — and counting: REALTOR membership sets a new record

Last year, the National Association of REALTORS® reported 1.4 million members. In October, the NAR total membership number now stands at 1,453,128 – up some 50,000 new members in growth during the middle of a pandemic.

By |2020-11-18T08:33:08-08:00November 18th, 2020|Broker-Agent Information, Conferences|0 Comments

Does your website have a Newsroom? It should

One of any organization’s core public relations strategies is the creation and dissemination of your story. Every company has a story. What makes you different? Better? Stand out? Memorable?

By |2020-10-08T07:52:20-07:00October 8th, 2020|Communications and PR, Our Company, Our Services|1 Comment

Delta Media makes a case for a CRM that more agents will use

"The best CRM is the one an agent will use," says Michael Minard, CEO and owner of Delta Media. Michael said this in an announcement last week about Delta giving individual agents and teams access to its platform for the first time.

By |2020-08-27T15:01:01-07:00August 28th, 2020|Broker-Agent Information, Technology|0 Comments

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

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.

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

The Art of the Quote in a news release

The value of a news release does not come from search engine optimization, clicks on your website, or direct sales that result from its publication. The real value of a news release comes from helping you tell your story told the way you want it told.

Can you guess what the Top 10 issues affecting real estate have in common?

The Counselors of Real Estate hosts one of my favorite annual press announcements. CRE is a 1,000 “by invitation” membership organization comprised of industry veterans representing investors, financiers, developers, corporate real estate professionals, appraisers, consultants, attorneys, brokers, and other industry professionals.

By |2020-07-16T08:22:54-07:00July 16th, 2020|Communications and PR, COVID-19|0 Comments

Delta Media reports big gains for brokerage websites despite COVID-19 outbreak

More evidence of how well-poised real estate is for a rebound comes from one of America’s most established and largest broker technology solutions providers. Delta Media Group disclosed nice gains in website traffic and organic lead generation performance of brokerage websites it provides to brokerages of all sizes despite the pandemic. The biggest wow: the remarkable low cost, as well as the resilience of organic lead generation. Victor Lund, founding partner here at WAV Group, points out that many brokerages pay between $35 to $100 or more per online lead. Delta is reporting that from January through May 2020, brokerages [...]

By |2020-06-25T09:53:43-07:00June 25th, 2020|Broker Technology Research|0 Comments