Blame California for Rapid Home Price Increases Nationally

As you may know, homebuilders are out of inventory and are now resorting to auctioning off homes that are not even built, with no guarantee that you will get the house you buy for that price if building materials go up. Kevin asked, "How long will homebuilders be out of inventory?" A long time, I replied. "Why do you think that?" he asked. I shared my answer and Kevin suggested that I share it in a post – so here you go.

By |2021-04-16T09:06:13-07:00April 16th, 2021|Research|0 Comments

Matterport’s Narrow Moat and the Future of Virtual Tours

Founded in 2011, Matterport had already taken on more than $60 million in investment before launching powerfully in real estate by 2016. They have taken on substantially more investment since.

CMA to Listing Agreement to MLS to Commission Check

Cloud CMA now integrated with Lone Wolf Transactions including zipForms and TransactionDesk - check it out.

Looking for an effective and affordable way to increase your site traffic by as much as 20%?

I just saw a demo of something that is affordable but has been proven to drive up site traffic by as much as 20%. And it does not require any site re-design or major overhaul!

Why doesn’t every Realtor have access to Tech Helpline?

The pandemic forced more than a million Realtors nationwide to work remotely and embrace digital technology at a record pace. One leading real estate tech executive told me more progress took place getting agents to adopt technology in the first five months of the outbreak than the last five years.

By |2021-04-12T09:43:09-07:00April 13th, 2021|COVID-19, MLS|0 Comments

Greater El Paso Association of REALTORS® Looking for MLS Director

The Greater El Paso Association of REALTORS® has an opening for an MLS Director responsible for the full operation, supervision, evaluation, delivery and maintenance of all Multiple Listing Services (MLS) and supporting products for this 2,600 plus member professional trade organization.

By |2021-04-09T15:15:27-07:00April 12th, 2021|MLS|0 Comments

MoxiWorks to Compliment Zap?

Not sure if MoxiWorks will replace Zap or not, but it is pretty clear that Moxi has some powerful traction. What is being done in Canada is not likely to have much bearing on what is done here in America – but it is a signal.

Fathom Holdings Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Technology Platform LiveBy

Yet another tech roll-up for one of the leading brokerages building out their value as a technology solutions provider. LiveBy currently provides local content automation for websites and social media for tons of big brands like Ebby, Alain Pinel, Hunt Real Estate and many others.

By |2021-04-08T08:23:56-07:00April 8th, 2021|Business Intelligence, Press Releases|0 Comments

Texas REALTORS® Signs Five-Year Contract Renewal with MMSI

Congratulations to Travis Wright, Kinski Moss and the rest of the Texas REALTORS® team for continuing to partner with MMSI to effect positive legislative changes in their state. By creating an efficient method for managing political advocacy and contributions, the staff can focus more on the critical grass roots efforts needed today to ensure that REALTORS® protect the best interest of homeowners.

By |2021-04-08T08:10:38-07:00April 8th, 2021|MLS, Press Releases|0 Comments

Howard Hanna Holds onto Top Spot – Named #1 Privately-Owned Real Estate Company in the Nation

Howard Hanna continues to out-perform year after year. All of us at WAV Group ask you to join us in celebrating the great accomplishments of this family-owned business. In the face of stiff competition from publicly held companies, this excellent company continues to thrive by staying profoundly focused on the relationship between customers and agents. 

By |2021-04-06T08:44:07-07:00April 6th, 2021|Press Releases|2 Comments

Looking to drive home the Super Powers of your MLS? Offer Homesnap Pro AND your own Local Consumer-facing site!

Over $24 billion in Proptech money entered real estate in 2020.  It is clear that many outsiders are looking to take over the real estate industry. To ensure your MLS stays relevant for the long haul, it is important that you provide specific and demonstrable ways to prove why being a part of an MLS makes sense for every real estate professional.

By |2021-04-02T11:14:34-07:00April 1st, 2021|MLS, Technology|0 Comments

Placer County Drives Member Engagement with MMSI’s New Omni-Channel Communication Center

As a consultant and long-term marketing and PR professional, I am very passionate about finding ways for Associations and MLSs to find more effective ways to communicate with their customers to engage them and help them take full advantage of the services, training, support and business generation potential.

By |2021-03-31T15:51:17-07:00March 31st, 2021|MLS|0 Comments