Why zavvie’s Offer Optimizer is an iBuyer Game Changer

When Zillow launched Zestimates, no one realized at the time how radical the impact of what they did then would become later. There are a lot of Sunday quarterbacks who would like to re-write history and say they knew it would result in helping to catapult the firm to $7 billion valuation. But no one predicted back then that Zestimates would fuel a phenomenon dubbed “real estate porn” that helped it drive more than 100 million unique visitors to Zillow’s website each month. Recently, another company that starts with a "z" called zavvie has launched what I believe is an [...]

By |2019-03-30T09:33:03+00:00April 1st, 2019|Press Releases, Technology|0 Comments

On G-Suite – Google Data Studio Continues to Improve

Google continues to enhance the tools available with a G-Suite subscription. My eyebrows frown when I learn an organization’s Marketing or Operation teams are not taking advantage of one of the Business Intelligence (BI) tools like Google Data Studio. Last week, the Data Studio team just released a bunch of new enhancements and training for their G-Suite customers.

By |2019-04-01T14:20:01+00:00April 1st, 2019|Business Intelligence|0 Comments

REAL TRENDS 500 Report Released

This year’s REAL TRENDS 500 REPORT is now released and available for view. The process that Steve Murray has followed in collecting the sales data for the report is rigorous. They collect the data directly from the franchise organizations and directly from independent firms.

By |2019-03-30T08:08:45+00:00March 29th, 2019|Broker-Agent Information|0 Comments

MLS Change is Picking Up Speed

For years, WAV Group has provided an industry update as a key component of our strategic planning process. The industry update serves to inform board directors of key strategic actions that are being explored around the industry. Some of these actions become trends, others provide improvements, and some crash and burn. Regardless of success or failure, change is always a learning opportunity.

By |2019-03-26T09:46:28+00:00March 26th, 2019|WAVes of Change|0 Comments

bridgeMLS Supports 3500 Subscribers With Big MLS Service Levels

bridgeMLS®, serving the East Bay of San Francisco California, announced today that it has launched dynaConnections® responsive MLS solution, connectMLS™ to its subscribers.

By |2019-03-30T08:18:15+00:00March 26th, 2019|Press Releases, Technology|0 Comments

OJO Labs accelerates AI dominance: First WolfNet, now $45 million in more funding

The role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in real estate has been accelerating. Yesterday, real estate’s natural conversation AI leader OJO Labs of Austin announced $45 million in new funding. To borrow an analogy from advisor Ken Jenny – who once described OJO Labs as a “Ferrari” – AI is about to really take off in our industry as this sports car now has rocket fuel. OJO Labs you might recall, grabbed headlines last fall when it combined with data giant WolfNet of the Twin Cities. Its ‘OJO” AI virtual assistant had already been turning a lot of heads. [...]

By |2019-03-20T16:40:34+00:00March 20th, 2019|Technology|2 Comments

CoreLogic and Homesnap Join Forces on Integration to Matrix

CoreLogic®, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Homesnap

Brokers Need to Weaponize to Combat iBuyer

Who is getting to the listing appointment first? Is it a traditional broker the first call for a listing appointment, or do consumers reach out to iBuyer programs like Zillow, Redfin, Keller Williams, Realogy, OpenDoor, Mark Spain, or others first?

By |2019-03-30T08:26:18+00:00March 19th, 2019|Broker-Agent Information, Technology|0 Comments

This Website is Not Secure!

Over the last few weeks, we have been researching web traffic for 177 of some of the most productive brokerages in sales volume and sides. While we are still diving deep into the study, there was one stat which gave me grave concern; the number of broker websites which are not secure for a customer to login or to complete a form.

By |2019-03-30T08:29:49+00:00March 19th, 2019|Technology|2 Comments

Inside Real Estate’s kvCORE Platform Adds Robust Business Analytics to Help Real Estate Businesses Drive Bottom Line Results

The latest technology enhancements to kvCORE Platform aligns with successful SaaS platforms in other technologically advanced industries