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Time for WAV Group’s MLS Technology Survey

WAV Group would like to invite you and your MLS to participate in the fourth annual WAV Group MLS Technology Survey. This is a free, non-sponsored survey we provide for the benefit of the industry.  The more participation we have, the more accurate and valuable the findings will be for everyone. In 2013 we had over 75 MLSs participating with over 15,000 agents completing surveys. With your help, we will surpass that number this year. We are modifying the approach to the survey process. This year we will be fielding the survey in two stages for the purpose of saving [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:23:52-07:00December 18th, 2014|Main category, MLS Insights|0 Comments

Beverly Faul

November 20,2014 Dear Friends and Partners, Our team is heartbroken to share the news that our colleague and dear friend, Beverly Faull passed away earlier this week after a brave battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. An accomplished real estate industry veteran, Beverly became a member of the Down Payment Resource team in 2009 and recently celebrated her fifth anniversary with the company. We have all admired her professional spirit and tenacity over the years. Beverly believed wholeheartedly in the company’s mission of helping homebuyers access down payment programs. She worked tirelessly to grow DPR to 21 MLSs and Realtor Associations. Prior [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:23:54-07:00November 20th, 2014|Main category|0 Comments

New eSignature Integration Streamlines the Transaction Process for Real Estate Brokerages

  CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO (NOVEMBER 7, 2014) – Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies, the industry leader in real estate solutions and services, announces a new integration with Instanet Solutions Authentisign Signit eSignature module. The Authentisign integration allows Lone Wolf clients to electronically sign the Transaction Record Sheet for each real estate transaction. It is a complementary service that streamlines the transaction management process and enhances the efficiency of brokerage operations. “This partnership showcases the true value of integrated solutions for a real estate brokerage and is an integral component in reducing manual processes for our clients,” says Chris Avery, Vice President [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:23:55-07:00November 12th, 2014|Press Releases|0 Comments

What is Your Lead Conversion Strategy?

This is a guest post sent to us by Carl DeMusz of NORMLS - https://www.linkedin.com/pub/carl-demusz/4/749/249 Real estate markets are cyclical and change with the economy. They tend to be closely linked to employment which is also impacted by the economy. We have often observed times when the housing market can lead the economy out of recession. One thing that helps improve the housing market is a well-informed consumer who realizes that while housing markets are cyclical they always recover. They know that if they buy a home and hold on to it, the value will rise over time simply because people [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:24:04-07:00July 9th, 2014|Main category, Marketing, Strategic Planning|0 Comments

WAV Group Partner Mike Audet Joins Real Estate Webmasters

  Over the last 10 years, since co-founding the WAV Group with Marilyn Wilson and Victor Lund, I have had the pleasure of working with many wonderful clients including MLSs, technology companies, franchises and brokers all over the world.   From strategic planning and research to helping brokers and MLSs choose their next technology platform to creating the first MLS in Brazil, I have enjoyed every aspect of the consulting world and being a WAV Group partner. Recently, however, I made a strategic decision to return to my roots and focus on the technology sector of our industry. I grew up [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:24:04-07:00July 8th, 2014|Main category|6 Comments

Homesnap Pro Now Free to All MLSs for 12 Months

An article from RIS Media Homesnap, the real estate app that enables users to “snap any home to find out all about it,” has announced that its agent ­only version, Homesnap Pro,is now free to all multiple listing services (MLSs) for the first 12 months. Homesnap Pro combines agent­ only MLS data with an award­ winning mobile app, arming real estate professionals with the power of their MLS while they are in the field. Any MLS that wants to make Homesnap Pro available to all its agents can now do so for free for 12months. Homesnap also announced that The [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:24:05-07:00June 20th, 2014|Main category|0 Comments

Technology Self Audit For Real Estate Companies

If you are a mega broker, with thousands of agents, you will have an IT department that watches over your software and technology infrastructure.  If you are a small or medium size broker, that chore usually falls to you, much like it does for us, in our consulting company.  We watch real estate technology on a daily basis and advise some of the best technology companies in the business on how to improve their product’s user interface, how to put together marketing and communication plans and many other services, and even for us, this is a daunting task.  Every time [...]

Early Success Can Be Tricky – Take Care!

We work with all types of companies and organizations and have the opportunity to see many different approaches to successfully delivering products and services.  Successful companies have many similarities and when you look into them closely you see certain constants.  These companies almost always have strong leadership, values and a clear vision that is understood by everyone that works there.  When you look back at their evolution you see a company that stayed on track to their core mission.  You’ll see a company that understood the basics and paid attention to detail, their customers, what the market was asking for [...]

How A Top Agent Goes To The Next Level

A while back I did an interview with Justin Havre, who is a top real estate agent in Calgary Alberta working at CIR REALTY.  CIR is the largest independent firm in Canada with about 650 agents.  With his team, Justin Havre & Associates, he has been number one or two in his market for a number of years, (#1 team for 2011-2013) and to put things in perspective, at the time of the first interview he and his team were doing nearly 200 transactions a year. I sat down with Justin in our original interview to understand some of the [...]

One Real Estate Tool You Have to Have!

If you are not using retechnology.com on a regular basis or have not logged in lately you are missing some great tools that can help you improve your real estate game immensely.  These are also free tools, the best kind! Over 650,000 agents have access to retechnology.com through their MLS, but not everybody is taking full advantage of this great tool and may not be aware of some of the outstanding features it offers.  Like users of most MLS systems, that only use 10% of what a MLS system can do, many use retechnology.com for certain things like getting information on a [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:24:16-07:00February 25th, 2014|Main category|0 Comments

Your MLS Technology Business Rules – Bet You Don’t Know Them!

I have worked with hundreds of MLSs around the world and been personally involved in over 100 installations and/or conversions and one thing I have discovered over the years is a little-known fact.  MLSs don’t know the business rules that are built into their MLS systems to control their data, member access and overall permissions and MLS vendors have never created a way for you to see them! When you consider the complexity of our MLS systems today this is both understandable on one level and really inexcusable on another.  Unfortunately, this lack of knowledge usually comes to light when [...]

It’s Your Data – Make Sure You Can Use It!

I do a lot of work helping MLSs choose their next MLS technology vendor and I also work with brokers that use multiple real estate technology tools.  The one thing both sets of technology have in common is the fact that without good data the technology is worthless.  Numerous roadblocks exist today, however, on the data front that often derails the best software.  Some roadblocks come from within the MLS but some come from the technology vendors themselves. MLSs can serve as roadblocks to listing and sales data at the source, meaning they may put arbitrary restrictions on data use [...]