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Celeste Starchild Promoted to President of InspectionGo

I had the pleasure of delivering a keynote address at the InspectionGo conference a couple of month ago. The InspectionGo network is one of the most engaged, thoughtful and successful group of real estate entrepreneurs I have ever met. They are taking Home Inspection Services and Professionalism to a whole new level.    I am thrilled for Celeste Starchild, one of our long-time colleagues and friends in real estate for her promotion to President. She brought her depth of understanding and career success from her days at REALTOR.com and Clariety Securing in the areas of product, sales and marketing at companies [...]

By |2023-12-05T14:05:47-08:00December 5th, 2023|Announcements, Press Releases|0 Comments

MLS Industry Icon Carl DeMusz to retire at end of 2023

I am really going to miss Carl and all of his wisdom, kindness, and leadership. Way back nearly 20 years ago, my daughter Alexandra who was barely walking at the time, attended my very first real estate event, MLS Connect. The event was hosted by Carl and his team in Cleveland.

By |2023-09-28T12:52:07-07:00September 28th, 2023|Announcements|0 Comments

Navigating Multiple Bids and Fair Housing: Insights From WAV Group’s Latest Survey

Recently, WAV Group conducted a survey targeting individuals who embarked on the journey to purchase a home. This survey aimed to explore their experiences in the context of Fair Housing. Here are some preliminary findings from the study, with the complete results are available in the Fair Housing Survey Report now avaialable.

By |2023-09-19T13:06:23-07:00September 13th, 2023|Research, Suveys and Research, WAV Group Research|0 Comments

Women’s Council of Realtors® hires Amanda Stinton as Chief Executive Officer

Congratulations to Chris Pelkola Lee and the entire Women’s Council of REALTORS CEO search committee for choosing Amanda Stinton as the organization’s next CEO.  It was an honor to work with the organization and to interview so many highly qualified candidates! The Women’s Council has prepared so many of the best and brightest in our industry to be leaders in their community, business, and in so many leadership roles around our industry. With Amanda at the helm, I am confident the influence, impact and engagement of Women’s Council is going to expand exponentially.   See full press release below: Women’s [...]

By |2023-09-15T15:08:49-07:00September 11th, 2023|Announcements, Associations, News, Press Releases|2 Comments

Anywhere settles Moehrl and Sitzer/Burnett lawsuits

Anywhere Real Estate, owner of Coldwell Banker, Century 21, Sotheby’s and several other iconic real estate brands, has reached a settlement on two pivotal lawsuits for the real estate industry.

By |2023-09-06T05:36:45-07:00September 6th, 2023|Broker Information, Legal in Real Estate, News|0 Comments

The MLS IS the most powerful source of business generation

Generating leads and identifying more serious buyers can be a very expensive proposition. The MLS system itself - featuring a myriad of ways to share and promote properties - is arguably the best business generation source.

By |2023-08-29T14:49:13-07:00August 29th, 2023|MLS, MLS Insights|0 Comments

Black Knight Appoints Lucie Fortier As Executive Vice President Of Mls Solutions Group

Congrats to Black Knight for hiring Lucie Fortier as EVP of the MLS Solutions Group. Lucie has had a highly successful career architecting MLS solutions. Welcome back to the MLS team Lucie! 

By |2023-08-15T13:47:55-07:00August 15th, 2023|Announcements, MLS, MLS Insights, Press Releases|0 Comments

WAV Group Proudly Presents “Acquiring More Profit”: The Ultimate Real Estate M&A Guide

WAV Group, takes great pride in introducing this groundbreaking book, co-authored by our esteemed colleagues George Slusser and Victor Lund. Acquiring More Profit: The Definitive Guide to Successful Real Estate Brokerage Mergers & Acquisitions is a collection of all the best practices George and Victor have perfected over decades of M&A work and thousands of brokerage acquisitions. 

iGo raises $5.5 million to strengthen its lead in home inspection technologies and launch its AI-based home repair valuation service

InspectionGo (iGo), the leading provider of cutting-edge technology and services that helps independent home inspection companies be successful by unlocking the full value of home inspections for homeowners and real estate investors, today announced it has closed a $5.5 million Series A funding round. The company also announced the strategic acquisitions of Repair Pricer and HomeBinder, moving iGo closer to its vision of providing home inspectors with a seamless platform to manage their business and extending the value of a home inspection throughout home ownership.

Denver Metro Association of Realtors® Selects Brendan Bailey as Their New CEO

Brendan Bailey is one of the leaders of real estate associations that is leading real estate associations into a new realm of relevance and impact. I am proud that WAV Group was chosen to assist DMAR in the important job of finding their next leader. Brendan offers an ideal blend of intelligence, passion, strategic vision, proven executional skills and great people management skills I believe Colorado Realtors® are going to benefit greatly from his contributions!

By |2023-07-17T14:46:56-07:00July 17th, 2023|Announcements|0 Comments

Do Your Part in Eliminating Sexual Harassment from the Workplace

After a career that spans several decades, I am saddened to see that allegations of sexual harassment are still alive and well in our industry. I would have thought that we could have eliminated these challenges by now. After having completed my Sexual Harassment Prevention training myself just a couple of weeks ago, a program which is mandated by the state of California, it piqued my interest to find out how many states require sexual harassment prevention training. I was shocked to find out that only seven states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, New York, Washington) and the District of Columbia mandate sexual harassment training for some or all private sector employers and employees today.