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RESO Announces Executive Director

Jeremy Crawford joins RESO from MLSListings, where he has been Chief Operating Officer since 2012. He was responsible for all aspects of Enterprise Information Technology, including infrastructure, design, development, implementation, and management for MLSListings, Inc. Crawford has more than 15 years of information technology experience in the real estate, financial services and education sectors. Since 2013, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Standards Organization. Crawford also serves on the DocuSign Executive Advisory Council, the Interop Advisory Board, and is the lead for the Council of MLS technology sub-council.  Crawford was awarded San Diego’s Information [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:23:47-07:00April 15th, 2015|Main category, Our Services, Press Releases|Comments Off on RESO Announces Executive Director

Andy Rapattoni In Memoram

It is with great sorrow that Rapattoni Corporation announces that Andy Rapattoni died April 8, 2015, at age 75 at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks, California, after complications following lower back surgery. Andy Rapattoni, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Rapattoni Corporation, a national software firm located in Simi Valley, California, became an industry icon in the world of organized real estate in the 45 years he headed the company. In 1970, Andy and his wife, Niki, founded Rapattoni Corporation to provide cutting-edge technologies to the real estate industry. Beginning with just the two of them [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:23:47-07:00April 9th, 2015|Main category|Comments Off on Andy Rapattoni In Memoram

Listing Syndication now Part of Broker Office Policy Manuals in Colorado

Loveland, CO — April 8, 2015 — Colorado Real Estate Commission Position 21 (CP-21) was officially revised this week to include Listing Syndication within office policy manuals. CP-21 is a long standing position statement that covers a variety of topics suggested for real estate office policy manuals such as handling earnest money, contract review and, as of April 7th, listing syndication. Timing is perfect considering the recent changes between listing syndication giant, Listhub, and consumer portals, Zillow and Trulia. As of April 7th, Listhub and Zillow Group ended their contract with one another, leaving brokers and agents wondering how their [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:23:47-07:00April 7th, 2015|Broker-Agent Information, Main category, MLS Insights|Comments Off on Listing Syndication now Part of Broker Office Policy Manuals in Colorado

Down Payment Resource™ Job Opportunity

   JOB OPPORTUNITIESAccount Manager   Down Payment Resource™ is seeking an Account Manager responsible for establishing and growing collaborative relationships with our customers and partners. With the goal of maximizing the growth and value of our existing client base, objectives for this position include strategic customer lifecycle management, customer adoption of Down Payment Resource products and services and customer satisfaction. Job requirements: Ability to work remotely Ability to travel frequently Thorough understanding of the real estate industry Knowledge of the home buying process, mortgage finance and homeownership programs 10 years of experience in real estate and account management Proficiency in [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:23:50-07:00February 24th, 2015|Main category, Our Services|Comments Off on Down Payment Resource™ Job Opportunity

News Corp Announces New Leadership At Move, Inc.

Ryan O’Hara Named CEO New York, NY (December 17, 2014) – News Corp announced today that Ryan O’Hara will become Chief Executive Officer of Move, Inc. (“Move”), effective January 5, 2015. Mr. O’Hara will replace CEO Steven Berkowitz, who has led the company since January 2009. News Corp acquired Move, a leading provider of online real estate services, including realtor.com®, last month. “We are excited to have secured Ryan O’Hara to take the helm at Move, given his record of transforming businesses in the digital age and his clear determination to accelerate the growth of the company. We are also [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:23:52-07:00December 18th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on News Corp Announces New Leadership At Move, Inc.

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|Comments Off on Time for WAV Group’s MLS Technology Survey

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|Comments Off on Beverly Faul

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|Comments Off on New eSignature Integration Streamlines the Transaction Process for Real Estate Brokerages

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|Comments Off on What is Your Lead Conversion Strategy?

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|Comments Off on Homesnap Pro Now Free to All MLSs for 12 Months

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 [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:24:09-07:00June 13th, 2014|Main category, MLS Insights, Technology Evaluation|Comments Off on Technology Self Audit For Real Estate Companies