Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) hires TJ Bolan as Director of Programs

Congratulations CMLS for a great addition to your team TJ Bolan! His depth of expertise as a rising star at Northwest MLS blended with his experience launching 80 new markets for REDFIN makes him an ideal Director of Programs! We are honored that WAV Group was able to recruit TJ For this pivotal position!

By |2021-09-20T08:35:17-07:00September 20th, 2021|MLS, Press Releases|0 Comments

Customer for Life: MooveGuru Is a Service Consumers Use

One market segment that WAV Group has been keeping a close eye on is moving concierge. In a press release issued today, MooveGuru reports that their home service providers have been used over nine million times by agent customers.

By |2021-09-14T09:48:23-07:00September 14th, 2021|Communications and PR, Press Releases|0 Comments

North Carolina Regional MLS continues its statewide expansion

North Carolina Regional MLS is quickly creating one of the most expansive MLSs in the state through building an innovative "alliance" with other North Carolina MLSs and Associations that run other MLS. NCRMLS now covers 38% of the Tar Heel state, announcing it just increased its coverage from 315 cities and towns in 27 counties to 361 cities and towns in 31 counties. Its strategy is straightforward: to simplify data access across multiple MLS boundaries throughout North Carolina. Its momentum is growing. NCRMLS is demonstrating there's great value in offering "one set of rules with a robust, streamlined MLS system [...]

By |2021-09-01T07:10:03-07:00September 1st, 2021|MLS, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Names Leah Gibbons as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Brokerage

WAV Group congratulates Leah Gibbons and wishes her well in the new role of Senior Vice President and General Manager of Brokerage. We look forward to collaborating with her.

By |2021-08-31T13:41:41-07:00September 1st, 2021|Announcements|0 Comments

Please Join Us in Donating to REALTORS® for Relief from Hurricane Ida in Louisiana

With the hottest real estate market in history, many REALTORS® and clients have lost thousands of potential transactions and billions of dollars in value. REALTORS® are in desperate need of our help to get their families to safety and then to begin the expensive and arduous task of re-building their homes and their businesses.

By |2021-08-31T12:30:29-07:00August 31st, 2021|Announcements, News|0 Comments

F.C. Tucker Company and Front Porch Real Estate Join Forces

F.C. Tucker, Indiana’s largest independently owned real estate firm, has joined forces with Front Porch Real Estate – a 190-agent independent real estate brokerage with offices in central and southeastern Indiana. This increases F.C. Tucker’s market share by 3.5 percent.

CFPB Leadership Becoming More Balanced and User-Friendly

There is a bill gaining traction that will change the governance of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau away from one executive to a bi-partisan board of five leaders. The goal of the governance change is to make the CFBP more inclusive and more considerate of changes to consumer credit, based on input from the real estate and mortgage industry, as well as consumers.

Transaction Management Systems need to “talk to one another” for more Market Efficiency

The 2021 WAV Group Transaction Management Interoperability Study revealed brokers have strong interest in the ability for Digital Transaction Management systems to pass data seamlessly for the brokerages representing two sides of a transaction. Today, brokers have to enter data in as many as 9 or 10 systems, creating inefficiency, added cost and increased chances of inaccurate data.

By |2021-08-16T16:08:31-07:00August 17th, 2021|Broker Technology Research, Reports, Research|0 Comments

New England Real Estate Network (NEREN), the nation’s first primary multi-state MLS, continues expansion into Massachusetts.

NEREN has added a new shareholder owner. Greater Newburyport REALTORS marks NEREN’s second Massachusetts shareholder. NEREN, formed in 1994, is now owned by 25 local REALTOR Associations within New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts.

By |2021-08-13T11:09:08-07:00August 16th, 2021|MLS, Press Releases|0 Comments

MMSI, fastest-growing MLS SSO Dashboard provider, partners with realMLS and NEFAR

Nicole Jensen and Glenn East, CEO’s and two of the movers and shakers in the MLS and Association space have partnered with their long-time tech partner, MMSI, to offer an SSO Dashboard to provide a one stop shop of all of the value services offered by both the Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS®(NEFAR) and RealMLS.

By |2021-08-12T11:58:35-07:00August 12th, 2021|MLS, Press Releases|0 Comments

CoreLogic Releases 2020s Hottest Cities for Homebuyers

CoreLogic publishes great industry data on the housing market. The first ever Hottest Cities annual report shows the top cities that are growing, where people are moving to, and how technology plays a leading role in the homebuying process. Take a look to see if your city is on the list!

By |2021-08-11T08:08:56-07:00August 11th, 2021|Reports, Research|0 Comments

Clear Cooperation and Temporarily Off Market

The real estate industry worked hard to define the Clear Cooperation policy. We have learned through conversations that the number of Office Exclusives has changed significantly since the policy was implemented - but a new culprit has emerged to get around the Clear Cooperation policy. Namely, Temporarily Off Market status in the MLS.

By |2021-08-05T13:09:04-07:00August 9th, 2021|MLS, Suveys and Research, WAV Group Research|0 Comments