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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
If you're concerned about sexual harassment in your real estate company, here's what you can do to make changes for the better.
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!
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.
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!
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.