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So far Marilyn Wilson has created 328 blog entries.

Stop focusing on GCI and start Focusing on Success-Driven Activities

There is a lot of noise in real estate right now – brokerages are worrying about a host of external factors beyond their controls - Compass and its latest set of acquisitions, whispers of a recession, bad weather keeping buyers away from Open Houses etc. While we always have to keep our eye on the industry and economy, it’s more important to keep your eye on something much closer to home that you CAN control that WILL have a REAL impact on your business. Many brokerages closely watch transaction closings and Gross Commission Income (GCI). Both are very important metrics, [...]

5 Ways to Use Market Stats to Build Your Sphere

Check out RETechnology's new FREE Success Guide. Learn step-by-step tricks and tools using market analytics to win BIG in 2019!

Looking for investors for your commercial real estate technology?

NAR is doing its part to encourage innovation for commercial real estate by expanding the scope of its investment arm, Second Century Ventures. Love that NAR is broadening its emphasis to sponsor better ways of doing business for Commercial Agents too.  If you think your company might be a good fit, don't miss out!  Submit your application by March 31st, 2019! Check out the full release below! Second Century Ventures Launches REach® Commercial Accelerator WASHINGTON (February 19, 2019) — Second Century Ventures, the National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm, has launched REach® Commercial, its first commercial real estate technology accelerator. [...]

Marilyn Wilson to Moderate SmartZip Webinar

Join RETechnology and SmartZip for an upcoming webinar and hear from a panel of leading industry experts as they discuss top strategies to grow your real estate business in 2019.

Breaking News! REMINE raises $30 million!

For those few people that didn’t think REMINE was serious about making a big splash in the real estate industry, think again! They just raised an additional $30 million in Series A Funding bringing their total investment to $48 million. I am anxious to see what kind of MLS innovation can be delivered with that big chunk of money!

By |2019-02-15T10:10:58+00:00February 12th, 2019|Main category, MLS Insights, Press Releases|0 Comments

FBS Makes MLS System Conversions Much Less Painful

Love the news from FBS!  They have recognized that the move from one MLS system to another is not an easy process so they are helping out their MLS customers by doing the hard work to build the pre-conversion marketing materials.  We all know that you have to SELL a conversion – there is going to be at least one-third of your market that is NOT going to be thrilled about a system move. Flex is now providing the marketing support of FBS’ in-house marketing team to provide content, email blasts, social media posts, webinars etc. to help MLS members [...]

By |2019-02-12T08:45:50+00:00February 11th, 2019|Main category, MLS Insights|1 Comment

Marilyn Wilson and Others Take on REAL Estate Trends to Watch for in 2019

I am so honored to be included in Texas REALTORS® Magazine article Real Estate Trends to Watch for in 2019. The industry experts quoted here have delivered some great food for thought about the best ways to be successful in 2019 and beyond. Check it out!   By Ward Lowe  February 01, 2019 Real estate is an industry of continual change. Four real estate experts talk about what to expect in the future and how to leverage your marketing, strategy, and technology to achieve more success. NOBU HATA Director of Member Engagement, National Association of REALTORS® REALTORS® and brokerages need to [...]

By |2019-02-07T11:19:39+00:00February 7th, 2019|Broker-Agent Information, MLS Insights|0 Comments

Need a Proven Way to Protect Your Brokerage Against Disruptors?

Are you tired of reading about the billions of dollars being invested to convert many of the real estate industry’s brokerages and franchises? Are you wondering how you are going to compete to recruit and retain agents and without killing your own bottomline?  

By |2019-01-30T08:32:12+00:00January 29th, 2019|Broker-Agent Information|0 Comments

The Risks of Using Square Footage From Tax Records

Every agent and broker know they SHOULD have accurate square footage that they measured themselves or hired a professional for, yet many today still rely on square footage listed in public records without any verification of accuracy.

By |2019-01-30T08:32:16+00:00January 29th, 2019|Broker-Agent Information|4 Comments

New WAV Group Study Reveals CRM Usage is Key to Driving Sustainable Broker Profitability

WAV Group recently fielded its WAV Group 2019 CRM Effectiveness Study.  The study distributed to 71,581 brokers across the country clearly demonstrated that Client Relationship Management (CRM) solutions are becoming mainstream.

By |2019-01-24T08:42:50+00:00January 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|2 Comments