Two Amazing Cultures Come Together to Create One Great Company

Richardson Properties in San Luis Obispo, and their family-like culture and team, have found an amazing merger opportunity with LIV Sotheby’s to create Richardson Sotheby’s International Realty.

iOi Summit is Next Week – You Should Attend

This is no ordinary real estate conference where speakers “pay to play” and you’re essentially watching commercials on stage for days. The iOi Summit is different.  It doesn’t matter if you’re an investor, a start-up, or a tech-savvy realtor. The event takes place next week on September 28th and 29th, in Los Angeles. Register now!

By |2022-09-21T12:30:49-07:00September 21st, 2022|Associations, Conferences, M&A, Mergers & Acquisitions, NAR|0 Comments

Tracking Agents and Competitors is a Super Power for Jordan Baris Realty

There might not be anyone in real estate brokerage that is more passionate about the value of data than the Baris brothers at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Jordan Baris Realty. The company uses data science to answer a lot of questions about their agents and every agent in the MLS. They use the data to support efforts in coaching, recruiting, retention and of course, M&A.

Beverly-Hanks REALTORS Joins Howard Hanna

There is a certain DNA to Howard Hanna. Despite the company’s size and breadth of market coverage, they have developed a company culture that attracts and welcomes legendary firms like Beverly-Hanks REALTORS®. This is the 22nd merger in the past five years by the Hanna family of companies.

WAV Group’s George Slusser Led M&A Webinar hosted by RISMedia CEO John Featherston

WAV Group partner, George Slusser will lead a panel of industry experts discussing the state of Mergers & Acquisitions in the real estate industry. Topics covered will include where valuations are headed for 2022 and the current buyer and seller trends.

Howard Hanna Real Estate Announces Merger with HER, REALTORS

The Howard Hanna and HER merger is a huge win for Hanna Real Estate Services. This "merger" to expand services in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton markets proves that a privately owned firm (albeit a very large one) can compete and succeed against the wall street funded competition.

By |2022-04-12T16:29:55-07:00April 13th, 2022|M&A, Mergers & Acquisitions|0 Comments

F.C. Tucker Company and Front Porch Real Estate Join Forces

F.C. Tucker, Indiana’s largest independently owned real estate firm, has joined forces with Front Porch Real Estate – a 190-agent independent real estate brokerage with offices in central and southeastern Indiana. This increases F.C. Tucker’s market share by 3.5 percent.

Lone Wolf Accelerates Data Analytics Vision with Acquisition of Terradatum

Lone Wolf is at it again, rolling up another broker-centric technology. The latest acquisition is Terradatum - a leading provider of broker market share and business analytics. Terradatum has been one of the leading providers of market share and recruiting reports for brokers for many years.

By |2021-08-04T10:12:49-07:00August 4th, 2021|Mergers & Acquisitions, Press Releases|0 Comments

Stone Point – CoreLogic Acquires Closing Corp

Closing Corp built a center of excellence around helping consumers understand the closing costs of a transaction. Today, Closing Corp’s software is used by the majority of the nation’s top 25 lenders.

By |2021-07-01T13:32:06-07:00July 1st, 2021|Mergers & Acquisitions, Press Releases|0 Comments

Webinar: Creating an M&A Brokerage Strategy

WAV Group held a well-attended webinar last week on how to acquire real estate firms and creating a successful M&A Strategy. The panelists included: Larry Rideout, Chairman of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, Victor Lund, Founding Partner, WAV Group, and George Slusser who leads our M&A Advisory Division.

By |2021-05-04T11:16:04-07:00May 4th, 2021|Mergers & Acquisitions, Webinars|0 Comments

Join Us for a Conversation with Larry Rideout of Gibson Sotheby’s

WAV Group is excited to have Larry Rideout, Chairman and Founder of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty join us for an hour-long talk on Zoom scheduled next week on April 28th.

By |2021-04-21T14:29:21-07:00April 21st, 2021|Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions, News, Our Company|0 Comments

How NAR Got It Wrong in 1988 May Teach Us Something About Today

When George Slusser joined WAV Group to lead our Mergers, Acquisitions, and Valuations team, we all reviewed his book titled Acquiring Profit. I love reading old business books because time is a cruel fact-checker, and also because the thoughts of leaders in the past give us great guidance for our current forecasting predictions. Namely, don’t make them. When the book was written, the National Association of Realtors predicted that their membership would shrink from 820,000 to 500,000 by Y2k – the year 2000. At that time, there were also around 70,000 brokerages. The thought of industry leaders at the time [...]

By |2021-03-05T15:25:35-08:00March 5th, 2021|Mergers & Acquisitions, NAR, Thought Leadership|1 Comment