Brokers Request Relief Aid from MLS

The Council of MLS hosted a meeting last week to gather perspectives from brokers and MLSs about COVID-19 related issues. Craig Cheatham of The Realty Alliance, Bill Fowler of Compass, and Caitlin McCrory of Redfin gave these suggestions for MLSs to consider.

By |2020-03-30T13:49:12-07:00March 30th, 2020|Broker-Agent Information, MLS, Strategic Planning|0 Comments

Simplify Agent Onboarding with DocuSign

In addition to automated onboarding, another key feature of DocuSign is the ID verification tool. This tool allows new people to provide social security cards and government-issued IDs securely through DocuSign and reduce the hassle for company staff to acquire and secure that information. No more manual printing, scanning, and storing paper under lock and key!

HomeSmart Adds 650 Agents with Latest Acquisition

The last time we wrote about HomeSmart was in 2017 after they acquired Denver, Colorado based Cherry Creek Property with 1500 agents. Now they will be converting TriStar Realty, a firm serving Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. TriStar’s designated broker, Cindy Sinanan will stay on in that role.

By |2019-12-09T09:30:51-08:00December 9th, 2019|Broker-Agent Information, Press Releases, Technology|0 Comments

Insider’s View: MoxiWorks Acquisition of Imprev

MoxiWorks Acquires Imprev. Both firms are Seattle-area based. Both have hired and developed a team of exceptionally talented, passionate, and loyal employees. These folks are super nice people whom you enjoy being around.

MLS Policy 8.0 Clear Cooperation: Kills Pocket Listings, Creates Legal Concern Over Coming Soon

The member leadership of the National Association of REALTORS® will be considering a policy change related to MLS designed to eliminate pocket listings. The policy is 8.0 - called the Clear Cooperation policy. Please download this white paper to review the considerations.

Another Brokerage Unveils an iBuyer Platform: Nashville’s Parks Realty Launches Parks Go

One of the largest real estate companies in Middle Tennessee, Nashville’s powerhouse brokerage Parks Realty is the latest brokerage to create a local iBuyer Platform.

Brokers Have Three Choices for Handling iBuyer Objections

Brokers who are ignoring iBuyer are making a big mistake. If iBuyers exist in your market, it’s time to develop a strategy today. Do not let your opinion of the long-term viability of the iBuyer discourage your actions.

By |2019-09-19T09:14:07-07:00September 19th, 2019|Broker-Agent Information, Sales Advisory|0 Comments

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Winans Launches iBuyer Platform

iBuyers are not a threat for real estate brokers and their agents; they represent a major business opportunity. That's what Lane Hornung says. He should know as Lane may know more about iBuyers and iBuying than any broker-owner in America.

MoxiWorks Secures Growth Capital

In securing growth capital from Vector Capital, MoxiWorks will now be able to focus on three areas of ongoing growth – improved agent and broker websites, acquisitions, and expansion. This is the first and only investment by Vector Capital in real estate technology.

By |2019-09-12T10:40:57-07:00September 12th, 2019|Broker-Agent Information, Press Releases, Technology|0 Comments

Augmented Reality: Two Startups Expand Partnership to Include 3-D Staging Product

Instead of imagining an office space with furniture and lighting installed, what if you could actually see what it would look like?

By |2019-09-09T13:57:30-07:00September 6th, 2019|Broker-Agent Information, Press Releases, Technology|0 Comments

Trend Spotter: Indie Broker Mergers in the San Francisco Bay Area Continue to Build Momentum

Red Oak Realty is a great company on the east side of the San Francisco Bay. This area provides a lucrative place for independent brokerage firms like Red Oak Realty to thrive. Pacific Union was the last company to focus on independent firm mergers in this area before their sale to Compass and now Red Oak Realty has announced an acquisition with Marvin Gardens Real Estate.

By |2019-09-06T13:03:13-07:00September 5th, 2019|Broker-Agent Information, Business Intelligence|0 Comments

Broker Public Portal Announces Neil Dholakia of Keller Williams as New Board Member

Keller Williams has been an eager supporter of the Broker Public Portal. The strength of their commitment is evident by the involvement of their senior leadership on the BPP Board of Managers. Neil Dholakia, Chief Product Officer of Keller Williams, is the newest Board member as was announced Tuesday.