WAV Group Releases 2024 Brokerage Technology Roadmap Part 4: Training and Support

If you have been following our Brokerage Technology Roadmap series, you have now assembled all the necessary pieces to build an impressive tech stack for your business.  However, the effectiveness of these technology solutions relies heavily on how well they are communicated and adopted by users.

By |2024-05-15T07:18:29-07:00May 15th, 2024|Broker Technology Research, Real Estate Technology, Research, Technology|Comments Off on WAV Group Releases 2024 Brokerage Technology Roadmap Part 4: Training and Support

Brokers and Tech Vendors Demand A Less Fragmented MLS Data Access System

The industry is moving in a positive direction to eliminate fractionalization of MLS data.

By |2024-05-03T06:42:43-07:00May 2nd, 2024|Broker Technology Research, MLS Insights, Real Estate Technology|Comments Off on Brokers and Tech Vendors Demand A Less Fragmented MLS Data Access System

WAV Group Releases 2024 Brokerage Technology Roadmap (4-part series)

As the real estate industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, brokerages face the challenge of staying competitive in a landscape dominated by well-funded search portals and technology-driven firms. To help navigate this complex terrain, the WAV Group is releasing its 2024 Brokerage Technology Roadmap, offering invaluable insights for brokerages and their technology partners. In the inaugural report of this four-part series, we delve into the crucial realm of website technology – a cornerstone of modern real estate operations. Here, we identify four essential components that are instrumental in equipping brokerages to thrive amidst fierce competition:

By |2024-05-15T08:48:50-07:00March 20th, 2024|Broker Technology Research, Real Estate Technology, Research, WAV Group Research|Comments Off on WAV Group Releases 2024 Brokerage Technology Roadmap (4-part series)

Compass Passes Realtor.com and Trulia in Some Markets with Parcel Record Listings

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. 

By |2023-08-09T12:35:55-07:00August 14th, 2023|Broker Technology Research, Technology Evaluation|Comments Off on Compass Passes Realtor.com and Trulia in Some Markets with Parcel Record Listings

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.

By |2023-05-17T16:35:15-07:00May 17th, 2023|Announcements, Broker Information, Broker Technology Research, Real Estate Technology, Technology|Comments Off on Collabra Technology launches enterprise-level digital marketing platform for brokerages.

Agents Want CRM from their MLS and MLSListings Delivers

MLSListings selected Prospects CRM from CoreLogic and will be offering the full featured solution to every agent at no additional cost.

WAV Group Releases 2023 Brokerage Technology Study

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. 

By |2023-03-28T11:35:35-07:00March 28th, 2023|Broker Information, Broker Technology Research, Real Estate Technology, Research|Comments Off on WAV Group Releases 2023 Brokerage Technology Study

Start with training and education to defend yourself and your organization from phishing scams.

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.

By |2023-02-10T12:59:13-08:00February 10th, 2023|Broker Technology Research, MLS Insights, Our Services, Real Estate Technology, Security and Privacy|Comments Off on Start with training and education to defend yourself and your organization from phishing scams.

The Broker Business Intelligence Gap

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

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.

By |2022-10-26T12:30:24-07:00October 27th, 2022|Broker Information, Broker Technology Research, Business Intelligence, Our Company, Our Services, Real Estate Technology, Suveys and Research, Technology, Technology Evaluation|Comments Off on Switching Technology Needs to Deliver an Improvement of 10x

Whitepaper Release: Ocusell New Listing Management Tool for MLSs and Brokers

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.

By |2022-09-27T16:03:18-07:00September 27th, 2022|Broker Information, Broker Technology Research, MLS Insights, Our Services, Real Estate Technology, Whitepaper|Comments Off on Whitepaper Release: Ocusell New Listing Management Tool for MLSs and Brokers

CoreLogic’s OneHome Client Portal Goes Live in Canada

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.

By |2022-06-16T21:52:28-07:00June 17th, 2022|Announcements, Broker Technology Research, MLS Insights, Press Releases, Real Estate Technology, Technology|Comments Off on CoreLogic’s OneHome Client Portal Goes Live in Canada