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, [...]
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NAR is doing its part to encourage innovation for commercial real estate by expanding the scope of its investment arm, Second Century Ventures. Love that NAR is broadening its emphasis to sponsor better ways of doing business for Commercial Agents too. If you think your company might be a good fit, don't miss out! Submit your application by March 31st, 2019! Check out the full release below! Second Century Ventures Launches REach® Commercial Accelerator WASHINGTON (February 19, 2019) — Second Century Ventures, the National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm, has launched REach® Commercial, its first commercial real estate technology accelerator. [...]
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.
For those few people that didn’t think REMINE was serious about making a big splash in the real estate industry, think again! They just raised an additional $30 million in Series A Funding bringing their total investment to $48 million. I am anxious to see what kind of MLS innovation can be delivered with that big chunk of money!
Love the news from FBS! They have recognized that the move from one MLS system to another is not an easy process so they are helping out their MLS customers by doing the hard work to build the pre-conversion marketing materials. We all know that you have to SELL a conversion – there is going to be at least one-third of your market that is NOT going to be thrilled about a system move. Flex is now providing the marketing support of FBS’ in-house marketing team to provide content, email blasts, social media posts, webinars etc. to help MLS members [...]
Love to see smart strategic moves in the real estate technology community like the one we saw today from Homespotter! Aaron Kardell, one of the best and brightest and CEO of Homespotter just acquired Spacio. For those of you that don’t know them Spacio is a tool that helps make the lead generation that happens at Open Houses much more effective. With this new combination agents will be able to generate leads from their mobile platform and make the time at Open Houses much more productive. Love to see solutions that make it easier for brokers and MLSs to [...]
The real estate industry is undergoing massive transition in leadership. Top executives who have run major real estate brokerages, Associations and MLSs for decades are heading for retirement. Moreover, at the beginning of any new year comes a flurry of new leadership announcements.
Welcome to the New Year! Have you performed a PR audit? What does your brand say? The inspiration for this article came from the new Realtor.com ads. The language that Realtor.com is using is “The Home for Home Search.” My first reaction was way didn’t they use “Your Home for Home Search?” When a brand like Realtor.com comes up with a slogan for a multi-million dollar ad campaign, there is purpose behind word selection. I bet that they evaluated dozens of slogans, consumer tested dozens of slogans, and did legal review on dozens of slogans.
I love it when CTO’s and technology leaders take pride in their work. They believe they can do anything and many times they are absolutely right! A tech leader with a unique understanding of a company’s customer base coupled with the unique strengths of the organization is in a great position to create innovation that cannot be built by anybody else. There are sometimes though when technology teams take this philosophy too far. They believe they can build EVERYTHING their company needs. They don’t trust or respect third party companies that possess a deep understanding of a particular type of [...]
IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 20, 2018—CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today announced the launch of the Alliance Network, a group of third-party solutions that complement and easily integrate with CoreLogic real estate technology platforms such as Matrix™, Realist® and Trestle™.