WAV Group believes that search engine optimization around long-tail address search is a best practice. It is not necessarily the thing that is going to drive massive lead generation and sales, but it is the right thing to do.
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.
MLSListings selected Prospects CRM from CoreLogic and will be offering the full featured solution to every agent at no additional cost.
In today’s fast-paced real estate market, technology has become a crucial component of broker success. WAV Group’s 2023 Broker Technology Study captured broker technology usage patterns and their perceived impact on business and agent success. Technology plays a significant role in the success of brokers and MLSs in today’s real estate market. While brokers are generally supportive of their technology stacks, they do believe that technology is not being leveraged to its fullest extent. There is room to better promote why and how agents will benefit if they fully embrace technology offered by their brokerage.
- Start with training and education to defend yourself and your organization from phishing scams. GalleryBroker Technology Research, MLS Insights, Our Services, Real Estate Technology, Security and Privacy
It was a Sunday morning and I was taking a break from doing chores around the house. The house phone rings and my mom (Baby Boomer) picks it up. I can only hear this side of the conversation, but quickly I gathered that it was “DirecTV” on the phone. The call went on for a fairly long time. Finally, when my mom hung up the phone, I asked her who it was. She told me it was DirecTV and they claimed to need to replace some of the equipment for our satellite to provide us with a better signal. The equipment normally costs $1,000, but it would only cost us $300 and after 6 months, we would get the money back. But something did not feel right.
Here at WAV Group, we invest a lot in business intelligence. Business intelligence is a broad term that can mean a lot of things. We define it as a 360-degree review that combines the collection of information from a variety of sources, then benchmarked against peer groups.
- Switching Technology Needs to Deliver an Improvement of 10x GalleryBroker Information, Broker Technology Research, Business Intelligence, Our Company, Our Services, Real Estate Technology, Suveys and Research, Technology, Technology Evaluation
WAV Group is conducting a national study for brokers only to take the temperature of the current market of real estate brokerage technology. This type of research tells you a few things. First, it tells you what you need to focus on. Secondly, it allows you to track satisfaction with the products that you have replaced to see if you have moved the needle.
Today, the primary listing management solution used by brokers is the stock solution that is provided by the MLS system vendor. From there, listings are returned back to the brokerage. Ocusell's whitepaper discusses the business toils of listing management that creates the demand for having a stand-alone listing management solution.
CoreLogic has been incrementally developing the client portal in the MLS – called OneHome – and it is resonating with their clients. Many agents prefer to set up home buyers on automatic alerts in the MLS when a new listing matches their search criteria.
Every year companies are sold, and with each sale comes some uncertainty. More often than not, trust is the leading factor in making a decision to purchase services from a technology company and the ultimate sale of a company erodes that trust in a variety of ways. This article will discuss some of the fears along with multiple solutions.
Something that you do not see very often in real estate is a lockbox vendor replacement. They rarely happen because of the number of lockboxes out in the field. Unless the vendor relationship breaks down or the vendor is mandating that the old lockboxes be replaced or are unsupported – ultimately, change does not happen. MIBOR made the change to begin using bluetooth-enabled Master Lock boxes.
The 2021 WAV Group Transaction Management Interoperability Study revealed brokers have strong interest in the ability for Digital Transaction Management systems to pass data seamlessly for the brokerages representing two sides of a transaction. Today, brokers have to enter data in as many as 9 or 10 systems, creating inefficiency, added cost and increased chances of inaccurate data.