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.
Do you feel like you have enough experience and insight to adequately guide your Association and MLS through the rapid pace of change our industry is facing?
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 [...]
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!
I love to see it when smart MLSs get together to make it easier for brokers and agents to sell more properties! The Northeast Florida MLS and Hernando County Association of REALTORS® are the latest to find a way to collaborate to make 20,000 listings available seamlessly now that 5 organizations are contributing data to one data share. These guys are also doing something else smart! They created a simple video to describe the relationship in simple terms so REALTORS® can take full advantage of the program. Check it out by clicking on the image below! https://vimeo.com/293605769 This type of [...]
NAR hires two heavyweights to take organization to next level! I recently had the pleasure of working with Victoria Gillespie. When I saw NAR’s announcement about her become their new Chief Marketing and Communications Officer I was thrilled! She is the consummate professional and she knows a TON about the effective ways to leverage today’s marketing techniques to help an organization engage with its direct customers and their clients! I’m confident she is going to bring a ton of fresh thinking about the ways to make the REALTOR® brand stronger, while finding ways to deliver content to consumers that will [...]
There have been a ton of exciting mergers lately including the MLSLI/HGMLS merger, but this one brings a whole new twist!
This is a big week for merger announcements! MRED, one of the nation’s largest MLSs located in the Chicagoland area just added their 14th Association and 21st county to their MLS marketing network. Bloomington-Normal Association of REALTORS(R) has joined their ranks. I have had the pleasure of working with the MRED team and I can see why Bloomington-Normal chose MRED. They offer a terrific suite of services supported by strong customer service and training. Its a great of MLS leaders and staff that really cares about the success of their customers. Congratulations Bloomington-Normal and MRED! One of nation’s largest [...]
I am so excited to share some exciting merger news with you! MLSLI, the largest MLS in New York State has merged with Hudson Gateway MLS becoming one of the largest MLSs in the country with approximately 40,000 members.
The end of the year is on the horizon and many associations and MLSs have begun to budget and are thinking about what services they should offer their members in 2019 and beyond. Don’t miss out on the WAVes of Change in 2019, be sure to plan accordingly!
Park City Utah (September 20, 2018)–The Park City Board of REALTORS® is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Johnson Hoppe, a seasoned association leader as its new Chief Executive Officer. According to Todd Anderson, chairman of the PCBR CEO Search Committee, “We’re thrilled to have Jamie coming on board with us. She is a true team builder that is passionate about helping to create a collaborative and productive association designed to meet the needs of brokers. Her work as the Director of Operations for the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS®, in addition to her extensive not-for-profit work has prepared [...]
Very exciting news today! Allen Tate and Howard Hanna have joined forces creating a powerful partnership with the #4 and #1 private, family-owned brokerages in America. Together these giants sold 119,000 properties equaling $24 billion in transactions. I cannot wait to see what the progressive leadership of both of these companies can do when they combine forces! They both have dominant market positions and highly trusted brands that consumers love! Charlotte, NC (September 20, 2018) – Today at the Charlotte Convention Center, Pat Riley, President and CEO of the Allen Tate Companies, announced to agents and employees gathered for their convention, Momentum 2018, [...]