Fractional Home Ownership is Emerging

Any real estate executive knows that one of the greatest wealth-building decisions that any person can make is to buy a home. Quarter, Inc., leader in fractional homeownership, allows the buyer to purchase a fraction of the home that they can afford and enjoy all the financial and lifestyle benefits of homeownership.

Big conventions are back – believe it or not: A look at the Builders Show in Vegas

I had an immediate pandemic flashback as I looked around at the thousands of people that filled the Las Vegas Convention Center at this week's National Association of Home Builders annual International Builders Show. I remember asking colleagues on virtual conferences at the height of the pandemic if anyone thought we'd ever have major, mask-less conventions again. The consensus was “no way.” NAHB's International Builders Show or IBS is the nation's biggest real estate show by nearly every measure. Yes, way. In fact, it was rare to see many masks at the latest builder show. And I probably [...]

By |2023-02-03T12:41:23-08:00February 2nd, 2023|Conferences, Real Estate Technology, Technology|0 Comments

Dave Howe to be Chief Executive Officer of MetroList in addition to his role as President.

Congratulations to Dave Howe on his appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of MetroList MLS. Dave has been instrumental in enhancing the customer experience at MetroList for many years. He and his team have also established a strong business partnership with brokers in their market, delivering thousands of leads that comply with the Fair Display Guidelines, further strengthening their business generation partnership and brand value for subscribers.

By |2023-02-02T12:46:41-08:00February 2nd, 2023|Announcements, MLS, MLS Insights, Press Releases|0 Comments

Why Free Software is Best for Real Estate

The real problem solved by free software in real estate is product adoption and overlapping distribution. When you know the products being used by every agent regardless of source – Association, MLS, Franchise, Broker, self-paid, etc. – then you can visualize the roadmap for free vs. premium.

Luxury Real Estate Begins with People and Ends with Brand

The DNA of a luxury brand is a set of characteristics and attributes that define its identity and set it apart from other brands. Luxury means that price does not matter; it’s more about aligning the customer with the treatment and lifestyle they want for themselves. Brands don’t do that; great agents do that.

Secrets of MLS Customer Satisfaction

Trends are a numbers game. The bigger the data set, the better the answers.  That is exactly what the WAV Group Customer Experience Index (CXI) is producing — great answers.  WAV Group has fielded hundreds of surveys over the last two plus decades. As consultants, we have been able to, over the years, garner insights from previous surveys that help inform current clients. However, what the industry was missing was the ability to stack results side-by-side and understand true areas of strength and opportunity, not just in local markets, but for MLS organizations nationally.  But data is only as good [...]

Wonderful to Witness Plunk Success

Today, we can officially recognize that Plunk has accomplished so much. You can now see Plunk’s Home Value, Home Ticker, and Market Insights live across the housing industry including online sites, agent products, brokerages, MLS Providers, and CRM solutions.

Renwick Congdon: A gentle giant passes

Renwick Congdon, founder of Imprev, which he sold to MoxiWorks and Vector Capital in November 2019, shockingly passed away a few days ago at just 60 years old. He was my mentor and forever changed my life. As I posted in a comment on Greg Robertson’s Vendor Alley, Renwick was a gentle giant of the business world, a proud leader in EO, and a serial entrepreneur. He was my mentor, and I was blessed to be a loyal Imprevian, having worked for and with Renwick at Imprev for several years. He was a true thought leader of our industry and [...]

Milestones the Homeownership Portal Surpasses 250,000 Agent and Loan Officers Mark

In a short time since their completion of their $10.3 million raise in July, Milestones has grown their subscriber count beyond 250,000 users.

By |2022-12-09T09:30:03-08:00December 9th, 2022|Press Releases, Real Estate Technology, Technology|0 Comments

The Broker Public Portal Welcomes Its Two Newest Board Members

The Broker Public Portal (BPP) today announced the appointment of two new board members, Michael Barbaro, CEO of Redwith Inc. and RJ Long, managing partner of Coldwell Banker Real Properties Group.

2023 REACH Applications Now Open

CHICAGO (December 6, 2022) – Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®, opened applications today for the 2023 U.S. REACH and REACH Commercial technology growth programs. SCV, the most active global venture fund in real estate technology, operates the award-winning REACH program across North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia-Pacific.