Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) announced today that Michael Pappas of The Keyes Family of Companies has been elected to a two-year term as chairman of the board of directors. The board provides strategic guidance for LeadingRE®, a global network of 550 market-leading real estate firms in 70 countries.
OneKey® MLS adds Three Data and Technology Experts to its Board of Managers to help keep REALTORS® relevant and profitable
Gone are the days when decisions can be made over months and even years. To compete effectively against the smart capital entering real estate, MLSs need to learn how to think and act like a technology company. They need to make well-informed decisions quickly with the help of technology innovators that know what it takes to deliver technology that REALTORS® value.
MLS Property Information Network (MLS PIN), based in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, one of the top 10 largest MLSs in America, is looking for a new President and CEO to run its 43,000+ broker-owned and broker-led organization. One of the most progressive and customer-centric MLSs, MLS PIN is looking for a strategic, collaborative and tech savvy leader to drive its leadership and proprietary software platform.
Third Parties May Have Lots of Traffic, but MLSs Deliver Significantly More Serious Customer Inquiries
For those that read our blog regularly, you know that I am a BIG fan of the MLS marketing results that ListTrac delivers in an easy-to-read weekly report. ListTrac is a key tool in helping MLSs take credit for the business generation opportunities they provide by supporting IDX, mobile apps like Homesnap, third-party syndication as well as their own prospecting delivered via the MLS system and local Consumer-facing websites. Recently, ValleyMLS added reporting on views, inquiries, saved listings and shares for Paragon and the Client Collaboration Center to its ListTrac reporting platform.
Maine Listings, one of the 6 statewide MLSs in America, now recognized they could make it easier for their brokers to onboard and transfer agents. They built a self-service portal to make it simple for brokers to add agents to their roster.
FMLS in Atlanta today joined the ranks of multi-region MLSs by announcing it will be providing services to two Alabama MLSs. In fact, more than 50% of REALTORS® are served today by just 20 MLSs.
MLS Grid now powers data to 18,171 websites and supports 665 vendors that work with 181 multiple listing services across the state.
I just saw a demo of something that is affordable but has been proven to drive up site traffic by as much as 20%. And it does not require any site re-design or major overhaul!
Yet another tech roll-up for one of the leading brokerages building out their value as a technology solutions provider. LiveBy currently provides local content automation for websites and social media for tons of big brands like Ebby, Alain Pinel, Hunt Real Estate and many others.
Congratulations to Travis Wright, Kinski Moss and the rest of the Texas REALTORS® team for continuing to partner with MMSI to effect positive legislative changes in their state. By creating an efficient method for managing political advocacy and contributions, the staff can focus more on the critical grass roots efforts needed today to ensure that REALTORS® protect the best interest of homeowners.
Looking to drive home the Super Powers of your MLS? Offer Homesnap Pro AND your own Local Consumer-facing site!
Over $24 billion in Proptech money entered real estate in 2020. It is clear that many outsiders are looking to take over the real estate industry. To ensure your MLS stays relevant for the long haul, it is important that you provide specific and demonstrable ways to prove why being a part of an MLS makes sense for every real estate professional.
As a consultant and long-term marketing and PR professional, I am very passionate about finding ways for Associations and MLSs to find more effective ways to communicate with their customers to engage them and help them take full advantage of the services, training, support and business generation potential.