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Upstream Charts New Direction

Seattle, Wash., 11 December 2018 – UpstreamRE, LLC, owners of Upstream, the comprehensive real estate brokerage data management project created by a broad-based industry coalition, is finalizing an agreement with a new vendor to power the brokerage data platform. As a result, UpstreamRE, LLC, has amicably agreed to part ways with the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and Realtors Property Resource® (RPR), its wholly-owned subsidiary and Upstream’s technology development vendor.

By |2018-12-11T08:41:46+00:00December 11th, 2018|Main category, MLS, Press Releases|0 Comments

Crye-Leike Integrates CRM, Transaction Management, and Accounting

Crye-Leike is the 6th largest real estate company in America, and 3rd largest independent behind HomeServices of America and Howard Hanna[1]. The firm processes over 30,000 transactions a year across their 3200 agents, 125 offices spanning 9 states. Beyond residential real estate, they operate businesses that provide services in commercial real estate, mortgage, Title Insurance, Property and Personal insurance, property management, and relocation. A few years ago, the company embarked on a program to select a transaction management solution and tie it into their accounting system and CRM system. The result is among the most sophisticated and effective solutons deployed anywhere in the nation.

By |2018-12-11T11:58:42+00:00December 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Realtor® Goes Missing

This is not the tragic story of another Realtor® being attacked. But rather the story of the REALTOR® brand value being attacked. Brad Inman asked a rather productive question on the popular Inman Coast to Coast Facebook group – “How Important is it for a licensed real estate agent to be a member of NAR?” The post invited healthy commentary. Way to go Brad!

By |2018-12-03T16:46:41+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Adjusting Your 2019 Budget With Economic Data

It is that time of year again when budgeting for next year takes hold of your company. There were a few economic indicators released by First American and by the National Association of REALTORS® which provide some very interesting economic truths that need to be factored into your forecasts – especially when they are factored together. Our advice to brokers and to the technology companies that serve them is to cut fixed costs by 15%.

By |2018-11-26T14:15:41+00:00November 26th, 2018|Broker-Agent Information|0 Comments

Your Brokerage Needs to Improve Your Consumer Responsiveness

Sometimes Zillow Group does something that aggravates the industry, like displaying agent reviews. Other times Zillow does things that not only aggravate the real estate industry, but they point to profound best practices that are a roadmap to success. When brokers pay attention, they can learn a lot.

By |2018-11-18T19:42:52+00:00November 18th, 2018|Broker-Agent Information|0 Comments

CoreLogic and SavvyCard Provide Social Media Lead Generation Solution to CRMLS

CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today announced a new agreement to provide SavvyCard®, a CoreLogic Alliance Network solution, to the subscribers of California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS). The nation’s largest MLS, CRMLS is a consortium of 38 real estate organizations representing approximately 100,000 members.

By |2018-11-15T05:12:10+00:00November 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Homebot Wins Realogy FWD Innovation Award

Realogy Franchise Group brought together 300 industry leaders to hear and vote on their 6th Annual Realogy FWD Innovation Award. Sherry Chris of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is the brand sponsor of the event but it was really a team effort that fostered collaboration among all of their brands. Chairman Ryan Schneider kicked off the event with opening remarks that focused Realogy’s strategy for the event suggesting that Realogy always balances the decision of “Build, Buy, or Partner” in all of their technology decisions. He noted that for Realogy, it is “our opportunity to leverage technology,” remembering that real estate is a human focused business enhanced by technology.” Well said.

Why is Real Estate so Obsessed with Innovation or Disruption?

I was inspired by a Facebook post the other day that asked the question – “Name One Thing That Government Has Made Cheaper and More Efficient.” Ok – it was not really a question. But it was a command that begged a question.

By |2018-11-06T06:19:04+00:00November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brokers Need to Shift Strategy Immediately

The October financial numbers have come in and it is not pretty. Many brokers experienced their worst GCI numbers of the year in October. The market is frozen. Low inventory and low transaction volume. Smart brokers are hunkering down for a cold winter.

By |2018-11-01T08:27:00+00:00November 1st, 2018|Broker-Agent Information|2 Comments

Broker Public Portal Initiative Forges Ahead As Midwest Real Estate Data Integrates Homesnap Into MLS

LISLE, Ill, OCTOBER 25, 2018 -- Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS) giant Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) today announced the successful integration of Homesnap, the public-facing brand of the Broker Public Portal (BPP), into its MLS system. This marks a major step forward for the national home search platform as the first true consumer-facing app for MLSs.

By |2018-10-26T10:46:20+00:00October 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Amarki Selected as Finalist for Realogy FWD Innovation Award

Irvine, Calif., October 26, 2018 – Creel Information Technology, Inc (CREELliT), Inc., a leading digital marketing platform solutions provider, today announced their Amarki marketing platform for enterprise real estate brokers and franchises has been selected as a finalist by Realogy Holdings Group (NYSE:RLGY) for their FWD Innovation Award.

By |2018-10-25T20:40:37+00:00October 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments