If there is an emerging trend in broker websites today, it is collaborative search. TRIBUS had the functionality a decade ago, but really improved the product with a release announced this week called Households Collaborative Search; it is the beginning of home ownership portals. One spot for everything that includes all members of the household.
The cost of homes, heavy traffic, and high taxes and gas are driving Californians to reassess their shelter choices, now that “work from home” is probably going to be an option for most workers. At some point, California is going to need to draw back from their excessive commitments to government spending that is making the state unaffordable for so many. As always, CoreLogic brings incredible insights on these movements. I received their permission to share this article that shows what is happening.
On Tuesday of next week, eXp will be releasing their earnings. By all accounts they are expected to join their peer group and beat analyst estimates. If you look at the trends, you would say that eXp is likely to stay flat when they issue their quarterly results. Apparently, the larger looming financial influence of COVID on the market is dampening the market performance of companies who have clearly benefited from COVID. Real Estate is at an all-time record high.
Conferences are the most fundamental learning opportunities for business leaders. WAV Group was built on conferences, relationships, conversations, and sorting out the direction of each business throughout the year.
Marilyn Wilson, Managing Partner of WAV Group, Inc, is re-joining the Board of Trustees for the National Small Business Association (NSBA),the nation’s oldest small business advocacy organization. Marilyn will also serve as NSBA’s Chair of the Economic Development Committee.
It is funny how trends emerge in real estate. New terms pop up and suddenly everybody is jumping on board. The latest trend that we caught wind of is the word playbook. A playbook is a grouping of activities, and in this context, playbooks are a proven, automated, and integrated set of actions that drive outcomes faster.
WAV Group is excited to have Larry Rideout, Chairman and Founder of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty join us for an hour-long talk on Zoom scheduled next week on April 28th.
As you may know, homebuilders are out of inventory and are now resorting to auctioning off homes that are not even built, with no guarantee that you will get the house you buy for that price if building materials go up. Kevin asked, "How long will homebuilders be out of inventory?" A long time, I replied. "Why do you think that?" he asked. I shared my answer and Kevin suggested that I share it in a post – so here you go.
Founded in 2011, Matterport had already taken on more than $60 million in investment before launching powerfully in real estate by 2016. They have taken on substantially more investment since.
Cloud CMA now integrated with Lone Wolf Transactions including zipForms and TransactionDesk - check it out.
Not sure if MoxiWorks will replace Zap or not, but it is pretty clear that Moxi has some powerful traction. What is being done in Canada is not likely to have much bearing on what is done here in America – but it is a signal.
Howard Hanna continues to out-perform year after year. All of us at WAV Group ask you to join us in celebrating the great accomplishments of this family-owned business. In the face of stiff competition from publicly held companies, this excellent company continues to thrive by staying profoundly focused on the relationship between customers and agents.