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So far Marilyn Wilson has created 305 blog entries.

Three Ways to Defend Against Losing Customers from MLS of Choice

Real estate is a service business.  REALTORS® are service professionals.  Are MLSs doing what it takes to support their subscribers with the service needed to help every agent and broker deliver the best service they can to the homebuyers and sellers?    With today’s new MLS of Choice environment, REALTORS® DO have a choice about what MLS to work with.  It’s time to take a serious look at the norms of service quality for MLSs today.

By |2018-11-12T18:53:05+00:00November 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Does Your MLS/Association Have What it Takes to Survive for the Long Haul?

While the daily operations of an Association and MLS may not feel the pressures of the changing real estate industry the signs are all around us. From the billions in new investment, to nationwide industry initiatives, to the ever-increasing influence and scope of third party portals, the real estate industry is changing rapidly.

By |2018-11-06T09:14:32+00:00November 6th, 2018|WAVes of Change|1 Comment

How Agents are Benefiting from Artificial Intelligence

WAV Group founding partner and RE Technology Chief Executive Officer, Victor Lund traveled to Paris again this year to share insights on the evolution of technology in America. His talk highlighted how systems automation is relieving Realtors of many routine tasks. This process is called Artificial Intelligence, which is the process of having machines do the work that humans normally do.

By |2018-11-07T13:32:07+00:00November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

We Need a “Common App” for Data Feed Approvals

Sometimes we just make it too hard to do business in real estate.  We spend SO much time and energy talking about herculean tasks like statewide consolidation efforts and yet spent so LITTLE time talking about practical, unsexy solutions that can make our lives so much easier!

By |2018-10-29T14:03:19+00:00October 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|11 Comments

MRED, Dynaconnections and Homesnap Deliver Latest Major Milestone for Broker Public Portal Movement

I’m so excited to see the Broker Public Portal movement achieve another exciting milestone!   MRED and their highly rated MLS system provider Dynaconnections have created the ability for agents to enhance the saved searches they send to their clients by allowing consumers to see their saved searches via Homesnap.   BPP naysayers believed that this type of integration was impossible.  They also believed the Broker Public Portal would never be able to deliver over 1 million FREE leads in less than a year or successfully engage more than 160 MLSs representing nearly 900,000 agents either.  This is the just the [...]

By |2018-10-29T10:13:54+00:00October 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

eXp World Holdings Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire VirBELA

eXp is on the move again - big news from their EXPCON this week! Check it out! eXp World Holdings Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire VirBELA NEW ORLEANS — Oct. 23, 2018 — eXp World Holdings, the holding company for eXp Realty, the largest residential real estate brokerage by geography in North America (NASDAQ: EXPI), today announced at its annual EXPCON conference that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire VirBELA, LLC’s core group of products and services, and bring its team and technology in-house to the eXp World Holdings family of companies. The companies are working toward [...]

By |2018-10-24T08:25:42+00:00October 24th, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

Are You a Protectionist or a Progressive?

Leaders that are confident in their abilities and passionate about the value their organizations deliver welcome new competition. They KNOW in their hearts they have what it takes to deliver value to their customers.  They have strong relationships with their key stakeholders and they course correct regularly to meet the ever-changing needs of the market. 

By |2018-10-16T11:10:06+00:00October 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Consolidation is NOT the only way to serve your Brokers Better!

There’s so much hype these days that make every MLS believe the ONLY way to better serve the needs of brokers is to consolidate. The truth is that there are TONS of practical and achievable ways to help your members save money and make it easier for them to be successful. Sentrilock Lockbox partnership IRES and Pikes Peak, two leading MLSs are partnering in a really powerful way to provide a quick win for more than 10,000 Colorado real estate professionals to do business.  In the same region rife with drama and conflict, these two MLSs have come together to [...]

By |2018-10-10T08:13:52+00:00October 10th, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

Are You Holding Your Organization Back?

As an executive, we all get caught up in the day to day hum of problems, challenges, opportunities and tasks.  We feel good when we get a project completed or have a productive conversation with a staff person or customer.  It’s great when we get to check something off our list!

By |2018-10-08T16:59:27+00:00October 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments