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Residential Real Estate Software Platforms Growing Fast: Death of the End Point Solution Firm

The world of residential real estate software is transforming rapidly. Scaled, modern tech players rise while small point solution firms melt. What does this mean for brokers and agents?

Real Estate Webmasters Planning European Launch with Strong Partner Support

Real Estate Webmasters (REW) is definitely a leader in providing platform technology to real estate brokers in North America. Soon, REW can say “yes,” we can support you in Europe.

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Homebeat – New Product Creates Clients for Life – from the Makers of Cloud CMA

WAV Group has long advised brokers and agents on the enormous benefits of keeping in touch with past clients. Homebeat is a nice first step forward along a journey to deliver a quality property report.

Form Simplicity Gets a Major Update, Remains Realtor-Owned

Form Simplicity continues to offer one of the top paperless transaction solutions for agents and brokers. Now there’s more great news for subscribers and those looking to switch to the only industry-owned transaction management solution: one of the best TM programs just got better.

Ten Years From Now – The Future of Real Estate and Everything

I am bullish on humanity making the right decisions, but most of all, I am willing to give up certain freedoms in exchange for allowing technology to blossom as a contributor to humanity.

Stop focusing on GCI and start Focusing on Success-Driven Activities

There is a lot of noise in real estate right now – brokerages are worrying about a host of external factors beyond their controls - Compass and its latest set of acquisitions, whispers of a recession, bad weather keeping buyers away from Open Houses etc. While we always have to keep our eye on the industry and economy, it’s more important to keep your eye on something much closer to home that you CAN control that WILL have a REAL impact on your business. Many brokerages closely watch transaction closings and Gross Commission Income (GCI). Both are very important metrics, [...]

MoxiWorks Reveals Competitive Offer to Contactually, Opts to Be Forever Platform

MoxiWorks, a leading real estate technology company, has announced their competitive offer to real estate CRM Contactually, who was recently acquired by Compass, a main competitor to brokerages across the nation.

Lone Wolf’s New CEO Jack Blaha – Follow the Leader

WAV Group would like to welcome Jack Blaha to the real estate industry. This article is part of our Follow the Leader series that highlights real estate’s most profoundly impactful CEOs.

2019 Swanepoel Trends Report

Author Stefan Swanepoel began writing a series of Trends Reports in 2006. His 2019 report does not disappoint. The report chronicles the top 10 trends that he recognizes as material topics for our industry to think about. Swanepoel believes that this year will be “the single largest industry transformation in living memory.”

Homebot Wins Realogy FWD Innovation Award

Realogy Franchise Group brought together 300 industry leaders to hear and vote on their 6th Annual Realogy FWD Innovation Award. Sherry Chris of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is the brand sponsor of the event but it was really a team effort that fostered collaboration among all of their brands. Chairman Ryan Schneider kicked off the event with opening remarks that focused Realogy’s strategy for the event suggesting that Realogy always balances the decision of “Build, Buy, or Partner” in all of their technology decisions. He noted that for Realogy, it is “our opportunity to leverage technology,” remembering that real estate is a human focused business enhanced by technology.” Well said.

Zillow’s Opinion of Upstream and CAR’s Forms License Policy Is Obvious

I have been reading articles about Zillow Group’s positioning on Upstream and the forms licensing policy of the California Association of REALTORS® with great interest. My take away is that Zillow Group is doing and saying exactly what they should be doing and saying to positively impact Zillow’s market opportunities in real estate. Remember, Zillow has industry relations people and government relations people that want to fight tooth and nail for every advantage they can get. It’s business.