Communications Planning & Preparation Best Practices

If there ever was a time for MLSs and Associations to have a communications plan, it is now. 2020 lived up to its moniker by giving us clear vision into the unbelievable. And all bets are off in assuming we know what the future will bring. When you prepare a media plan, you are creating a communications system that can stand up to uncertain times in 2020 and beyond.

BeachesMLS names Greg Manship as Senior Vice President of MLS and Data Integrations

Greg Manship will join Florida’s fastest-growing Association as Senior Vice President of MLS and Data Integrations from his previous MLS and MLS technology leadership positions.

By |2020-06-26T13:49:51-07:00June 26th, 2020|MLS, Recruiting|0 Comments

Delta Media reports big gains for brokerage websites despite COVID-19 outbreak

More evidence of how well-poised real estate is for a rebound comes from one of America’s most established and largest broker technology solutions providers. Delta Media Group disclosed nice gains in website traffic and organic lead generation performance of brokerage websites it provides to brokerages of all sizes despite the pandemic. The biggest wow: the remarkable low cost, as well as the resilience of organic lead generation. Victor Lund, founding partner here at WAV Group, points out that many brokerages pay between $35 to $100 or more per online lead. Delta is reporting that from January through May 2020, brokerages [...]

By |2020-06-25T09:53:43-07:00June 25th, 2020|Broker Technology Research|0 Comments

Rental Beast for MLS Offers a Rental Solution Worth Consideration

Over the past 12 months, we have examined the success that MLSs are beginning to deliver though Rental Beast, what can be best described as an MLS system for rentals.

By |2020-06-25T13:41:13-07:00June 24th, 2020|MLS Insights, Technology, Technology Evaluation|0 Comments

Ben is No. 1, again: Caballero tops all REAL Trends Thousand list since 2013

Every year since 2013, one individual real estate agent has sold more homes annually and also led everyone in total sales volume on REAL Trends' annual list of top agents. Ben Caballero's individual production numbers for last year are astonishing. More than 5700 homes sold with a total sales volume of $2.25 billion. The massive stack of MLS data showing he was the sole listing agent on each of his 5,778 homes sold that he provided REAL Trends proves this incredible accomplishment. It's important to note that Ben has never had a team, been part of a team, or shared [...]

By |2020-06-21T07:48:28-07:00June 21st, 2020|Broker-Agent Information|0 Comments

Security and Business Continuity – Learnings from the Pandemic

While the last few months have been challenging, and they have also been a learning experience for everyone. Christopher Callahan, CISO for Weichert Companies, and I have had an extensive conversation on security and business continuity learnings from the pandemic.

By |2020-06-19T06:54:12-07:00June 19th, 2020|Security and Privacy|0 Comments

Industry Veteran Myra Jolivet Joins WAV Group

Myra Jolivet is an outstanding storyteller and a stellar public relations professional. I met Myra when she was at MLSListings and immediately was captivated by her brilliant positive energy and her sharp mind. As I got to know her, I was even more enthralled. I have met and worked with dozens of communications and PR pros over the years, and Myra stands out as simply one of the best. Our big news: She is now part of the WAV Group team. Victor and Marilyn have had the pleasure of knowing Myra and working with her for many years. She is [...]

By |2020-06-25T07:56:24-07:00June 15th, 2020|Marketing, Press Releases|2 Comments

Two Bay Area Realtor associations launch virtual home tour staging with RealEZPhotoFix from VirtualTourCafe

Providing an authentic virtual home tour experience is no longer a challenge for two bay area Realtor® Associations through a new agreement with VirtualTourCafe and one of its divisions, RealEZPhotoFix.

Black Knight Updates Paragon Connect Mobile

Since the launch of Paragon Connect, Black Knight has added some nice functionality which includes improved roster choice, deeper image editing, AVMs, driving directions, activity tracking, and full public record display.

Lone Wolf Launches Title Product in All States

In a press release, Lone Wolf recognizes their partnership with RamQuest, an Austin based title insurance company and settlement service that operates under the product name of Closing Market in all 50 states of the United States of America. RamQuest’s Closing Market is also a marketplace that has 56 partners today. In this case, Lone Wolf Marketplace is like eBay connecting to Amazon – marketplace connecting to marketplace.