MLS Industry Icon Carl DeMusz to retire at end of 2023

I am really going to miss Carl and all of his wisdom, kindness, and leadership. Way back nearly 20 years ago, my daughter Alexandra who was barely walking at the time, attended my very first real estate event, MLS Connect. The event was hosted by Carl and his team in Cleveland.

By |2023-09-28T12:52:07-07:00September 28th, 2023|Announcements|0 Comments

Women’s Council of Realtors® hires Amanda Stinton as Chief Executive Officer

Congratulations to Chris Pelkola Lee and the entire Women’s Council of REALTORS CEO search committee for choosing Amanda Stinton as the organization’s next CEO.  It was an honor to work with the organization and to interview so many highly qualified candidates! The Women’s Council has prepared so many of the best and brightest in our industry to be leaders in their community, business, and in so many leadership roles around our industry. With Amanda at the helm, I am confident the influence, impact and engagement of Women’s Council is going to expand exponentially.   See full press release below: Women’s [...]

By |2023-09-15T15:08:49-07:00September 11th, 2023|Announcements, Associations, News, Press Releases|2 Comments

Black Knight Appoints Lucie Fortier As Executive Vice President Of Mls Solutions Group

Congrats to Black Knight for hiring Lucie Fortier as EVP of the MLS Solutions Group. Lucie has had a highly successful career architecting MLS solutions. Welcome back to the MLS team Lucie! 

By |2023-08-15T13:47:55-07:00August 15th, 2023|Announcements, MLS, MLS Insights, Press Releases|0 Comments

WAV Group Proudly Presents “Acquiring More Profit”: The Ultimate Real Estate M&A Guide

WAV Group, takes great pride in introducing this groundbreaking book, co-authored by our esteemed colleagues George Slusser and Victor Lund. Acquiring More Profit: The Definitive Guide to Successful Real Estate Brokerage Mergers & Acquisitions is a collection of all the best practices George and Victor have perfected over decades of M&A work and thousands of brokerage acquisitions. 

iGo raises $5.5 million to strengthen its lead in home inspection technologies and launch its AI-based home repair valuation service

InspectionGo (iGo), the leading provider of cutting-edge technology and services that helps independent home inspection companies be successful by unlocking the full value of home inspections for homeowners and real estate investors, today announced it has closed a $5.5 million Series A funding round. The company also announced the strategic acquisitions of Repair Pricer and HomeBinder, moving iGo closer to its vision of providing home inspectors with a seamless platform to manage their business and extending the value of a home inspection throughout home ownership.

Denver Metro Association of Realtors® Selects Brendan Bailey as Their New CEO

Brendan Bailey is one of the leaders of real estate associations that is leading real estate associations into a new realm of relevance and impact. I am proud that WAV Group was chosen to assist DMAR in the important job of finding their next leader. Brendan offers an ideal blend of intelligence, passion, strategic vision, proven executional skills and great people management skills I believe Colorado Realtors® are going to benefit greatly from his contributions!

By |2023-07-17T14:46:56-07:00July 17th, 2023|Announcements|0 Comments

zavvie expands its Power Buying services to the mortgage industry

Here's the zavvie stat that tells you why agents will LOVE their LOs for putting together a cash offer for their buyers: mortgage-backed buyers had to make an average of 7 bids when buying a home, compared to just 1.1 offers when using cash.

Collabra Technology launches enterprise-level digital marketing platform for brokerages.

SphereBuilder™ marketing automation and analytics now available for select brokerages across the United States. This week, Collabra Technology, Inc. (“Collabra Technology”) unveiled an enterprise version of their SphereBuilder™ digital marketing platform to over 300 real estate agents under a strategic alliance with Windermere Spokane.  Collabra Technologies is now accepting meetings with other technology-forward brokerages and organizations looking for powerful insight into the marketing initiatives of their organization. Over my years in working in real estate marketing technology, I’ve seen (and believed) in a lot of marketing productivity products hitting the market, only to find that many of them fall short of delivering an intuitive, resourceful experience that drives and supports agent adoption, coaching and retention.  Collabra Technology’s SphereBuilder platform could be the exception to the rule.

CRMLS Makes Move to Become Property-Centric MLS

California Regional MLS(CRMLS) announced that it is making an aggressive move to become a property-centric MLS by forming a comprehensive partnership with Local Logic, Traditionally, MLS technologies have focused mainly on active, pending and recently sold properties. For agents to be successful today however, they need to be able to provide much broader real estate intelligence to their prospects and clients. Consumers are turning to agents for education on every element of a neighborhood, market and region.  They’re looking for advice and counsel on everything from the proximity of power lines to family-friendliness and a whole bunch more.