The Future Role of the Photographer in MLS Listings

The focus of the multiple listing service companies across America has been on the proper licensing of photography. The person taking the media – either photo or video - owns it unless you have an agreement otherwise. They license the media for a specific use. When it is contributed to the MLS compilation, the MLS requires a limited, perpetual license for MLS purposes.

Display Listing Broker Attribution At All Times

There is a strange and incongruent set of policies, rules, and customs in real estate that apply to the display of broker attribution on listings. State laws regulate broker attribution on signs and in advertising. In most markets today, client servicing tools used by agents to work with homebuyers are afforded the opportunity through rules and policies to deprecate (remove) the broker attribution entirely.

Multiple Brokerage Applications Break the Consumer Relationship

Imagine the experience for the consumer; you buy or sell a home, and you get bombarded every month with pieces of information from each of these broker and agent application. Be careful whenever you reach out to a client - you DO NOT want your efforts to stay connected to result in a negative experience and ultimately being spam blocked.

The Color of the Year is “Very Peri”

In describing the selection of the Color of the Year 2022, Pantone notes, “We are living in transformative times.” Like the hue of the newest color of the year – Very Peri, a muted purple tone – that may be an understatement! For those needing the Pantone number for their next printing project (wait, does anyone print much anymore?), it is Pantone 17-3938 on your Color Guide. Don't have your formula guide? You can get this special edition "Color of the Year" one at B&H in New York City for just $188 plus shipping. Back to the newest color of [...]

By |2022-01-27T07:25:10-08:00January 26th, 2022|Marketing, Research|0 Comments

The Children Are the Future

We are in a unique period of time in business. WAV Group has been spending a lot of time in Web3 and it is a steep learning curve. What is clear to me when meeting with senior executives in marketing and communications projects for NFT drops, is that most seasoned execs are clueless about this new genre of marketing.

By |2022-01-09T23:07:37-08:00January 12th, 2022|Marketing, Metaverse, NFT|0 Comments

HomeJab Reveals Top Trends in Pro Real Estate Photos, Video, 3D Tours, Aerial and more

Do your agents use professional real estate photographers to shoot every listing? They should if they want to stay competitive, as today, 73% of all agents use professional photography to promote every property they list. Professional photos, video, virtual staging immersive 3D tours, aerial photography, and the use of twilight photos by agents are all covered in a brand-new survey from HomeJab. If you use professional photographers and other visual assets to promote your property listings and don’t know HomeJab, you should. Go to HomeJab.com and see for yourself how they connect you with top local photographers and deliver a [...]

Delta Media’s “Fresh” take on real estate advertising

Every so often, a real estate-related advertising campaign emerges that cuts through the clutter to make a strong audience connection. Not too long ago, Zillow, like the old AT&T tv ads, tugged at our homeownership heartstrings. The National Association of Realtors' ads used fictional Realtor Phil Dunphy from Modern Family to make us laugh. Go back 30 years to find the groundbreaking Great Western Bank commercials featuring Dennis Weaver. These brilliant TV ads spoke to both a B2B audience (Realtors) and B2C (consumers) with the same powerful "use a Realtor" message. My favorite one has Dennis walking in front of [...]

Delivering on Your Own Brokerage’s Secret Sauce

Real estate brokerages need to identify a meaningful, customer-centric benefit they can deliver that is true to their brand and yet meaningfully different than competitors. We have helped tons of brokerages, tech companies and even MLSs figure out how to differentiate themselves from others.

By |2021-07-26T17:57:52-07:00July 27th, 2021|Marketing, Our Company, Our Services|0 Comments

Staying In Touch vs. Spamming Too Much

The great unsolved challenge for real estate professionals is cracking the code to staying in touch with the people in their database. I am sure that agents across America found a bunch of unsubscribe notices in their inbox this morning - depleted databases.

By |2021-06-21T10:40:06-07:00June 21st, 2021|CRM, Marketing, Technology|0 Comments

Third Parties May Have Lots of Traffic, but MLSs Deliver Significantly More Serious Customer Inquiries

For those that read our blog regularly, you know that I am a BIG fan of the MLS marketing results that ListTrac delivers in an easy-to-read weekly report. ListTrac is a key tool in helping MLSs take credit for the business generation opportunities they provide by supporting IDX, mobile apps like Homesnap, third-party syndication as well as their own prospecting delivered via the MLS system and local Consumer-facing websites. Recently, ValleyMLS added reporting on views, inquiries, saved listings and shares for Paragon and the Client Collaboration Center to its ListTrac reporting platform.

By |2021-05-20T16:07:52-07:00May 20th, 2021|Marketing, MLS, Technology|1 Comment

A podcast classic: Joe Rand rants and raves about relevant content and digital marketing

Podcasts have been popular during the last decade and have flourished during the pandemic. Over 55% of the US population have listened to podcasts, and over 155 million people listen to at least one podcast every week. With over 700,000 active podcasts and 29 million episodes, choices are abundant. In real estate, here's one every agent should enjoy: Snapshot. The Snapshot podcast, featuring Homesnap’s Gayle Weiswasser, delivers solid takeaways from every episode. Gayle is easy to listen to, is a skilled interviewer, and also is a top industry expert. With over 150 podcasts to date, Gayle talks to real estate [...]

By |2021-03-19T17:38:37-07:00March 19th, 2021|Broker Public Portal, Marketing, Podcast|0 Comments