Your Tech Provider Was Just Sold, Now What?

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.

MIBOR replaces SentriLock with Master Lock

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.

Transaction Management Systems need to “talk to one another” for more Market Efficiency

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.

By |2021-08-16T16:08:31-07:00August 17th, 2021|Broker Technology Research, Reports, Research|0 Comments

TRIBUS Joins Zillow, Redfin, and Compass with Collaborative Search

If there is an emerging trend in broker websites today, it is collaborative search. TRIBUS had the functionality a decade ago, but really improved the product with a release announced this week called Households Collaborative Search; it is the beginning of home ownership portals. One spot for everything that includes all members of the household.

By |2021-05-14T12:00:38-07:00May 17th, 2021|Broker Technology Research|1 Comment

Real estate tech integration survey: What firms are at the top?

When I was head of Marketing and PR at Imprev, now part of MoxiWorks, we polled industry brokerage leaders twice a year about their challenges and their take on emerging technology trends. One of the most common pain points that topped the majority of broker-owners lists year after year was that real estate tech didn’t “talk” to each other. Most real estate technology was in silos, they complained. Double, triple entry of the same data by agents into different tech tools was commonplace. The challenge remains daunting enough that the Real Estate Standards Organization formed the Cross-Platform Interoperability Workgroup. Its [...]

Broker Trend for 2021 Is All About Playbooks

It is funny how trends emerge in real estate. New terms pop up and suddenly everybody is jumping on board. The latest trend that we caught wind of is the word playbook. A playbook is a grouping of activities, and in this context, playbooks are a proven, automated, and integrated set of actions that drive outcomes faster.

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.

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.

Pay Attention to Home Ownership Division Launched at Inside Real Estate

I connected with Ned Stringham from Inside Real Estate by phone to learn more about the announcement of their Home Ownership Division and was excited by what I learned.

Delta Media launches Creative Studio as it builds the one-stop marketing shop

For the first time, Creative Studio gives its clients the ability to design marketing materials from scratch. Think of it as Canva for real estate.

By |2020-11-19T12:47:52-08:00November 19th, 2020|Broker Technology Research, Technology|0 Comments

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Licenses Percy for all US Members

Percy, the real estate industry’s leading provider of homebuyer insights has been selected by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World as a member benefit.