Immobel Seeking Seasoned Real Estate Technology Sales Professional

POSITION TITLE:  Director of Broker Sales REPORTS TO:  Chief Executive Officer Opportunity Immobel is seeking to hire a seasoned real estate technology sales professional for the position of Director of Broker Sales to generate new broker customers for the company.  The successful candidate will have proven success selling web and technology solutions to large brokers.  They will also bring a robust database of engaged brokers they can tap into. Since Immobel helps brokers expand their presence Internationally, the ideal candidate will have experience selling to luxury brokers that already understand the importance of the International market. They will also be [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:24:30-07:00August 5th, 2013|Clients, Main category, Our Company, Our Services|0 Comments

Not All eSignature Platforms are Created Equal Webinar

Are your electronically signed documents compliant with the laws governing electronic signatures? If you’re not sure, you MUST attend this webinar. While using eSignatures comes with many benefits such as saving the time, money and hassle of driving around town to obtain a signature it also requires that agents, brokers and MLSs be thoughtful about their choice of providers. In this webinar, you will hear from eSignature providers DocuSign and Authentisign, along with Russ Bergeron of MRED, on best practices, what you need to know and how important it is to do your homework. Not all eSignature solutions are the [...]

WAV Group Releases 2013 Broker Website Effectiveness Study

Contact:  Victor Lund, Author for: WAV Group 2013 Broker Website Effectiveness Study Phone & Fax. 805.709.6696 Email: victor@wavgroup.com Arroyo Grande, CA July 25th, 2013 – WAV Group (www.WAVGROUP.com), industry leaders of technology, strategic planning, research, business and product development, sales and marketing in the real estate industry, today released a whitepaper entitled “2013 Broker Website Effectiveness Study.” The whitepaper, written by WAV Group, surveyed the Google Analytics accounts of broker websites representing 7,500,000 monthly visitors as the subject for insight on consumers accessing broker websites, and also garnered insights on the impact of social media, mobile, listing syndication and search [...]

Hotel Industry is Trying to Put the “Horse Back in the Barn”

The concept of Listing Syndication is just as prevalent in marketing hotel rooms as it is with real estate inventory today.  There are many syndication sites like TripAdvisor, Expedia, Hotwire and hundreds more.  In theory, these sites were set up, in theory to HELP hotels, especially with last minute inventory to maximize their ability to sell room nights. Sound familiar?  The Theory failed. What actually happened though was that these sites have disintermediated consumers from corporate hotel sites like Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt and others. It changed the way consumers shop and eroded hotel price points. Moreover, it eroded the ability for hotels [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:24:32-07:00June 27th, 2013|Main category, MLS Insights, Our Company|1 Comment

Your Elected Friend

MLS and Association leadership brings forth an unusual ‘changing of friends’ on an annual basis. It is in the spring of each year that we begin to see these friendships take hold as CEOs arrive at NAR Midyear with their new Board Chairman in tow. It is all part of an important synthesis that takes place in our industry – one that often goes unappreciated. For five or more weeks each year, CEOs are on the road with their Chairman, building a friendship that is pivotal to a successful year, and in some cases, lasting a lifetime. WAV Group strategic [...]

Tips on Choosing the Right Mobile Solution For Your MLS

For years now our industry has talked about how mobile devices will soon be the primary device used by agents in their day-to-day business.   We have been waiting for our MLS vendors to introduce cutting edge mobile products that would allow this vision of our future to become real.  Advances in mobile are coming, however, not all MLS vendors have kept pace  There has been progress and some solutions are better than others but the reality is, because MLS vendors were slow to provide really compelling mobile solutions, 3rd party mobile vendors saw an opportunity and filled the void.  It [...]

New, simple way to keep your Board of Directors up to date on key issues facing MLSs

When we facilitate strategic plans for MLSs across the country, we often hear that board members would like their MLS to do a better job of keeping them up to speed on the key issues facing MLSs today.  With today’s budget crunches it is virtually impossible to send all of a MLSs leadership to conferences and workshops. We thought that maybe there’s a way for WAV Group to bring the conference to MLS boards so that each board member can stay up to speed without having to spend the time and money attending conferences all over the country. That’s why [...]

TOP 5 AGENT & BROKER ARTICLES OF THE WEEK!

  Note: If you do not have a RE Technology account, please contact April at april@wavgroup.com, and I will be happy to create a complimentary account for you.  More than 70 MLSs and Associations offer RE Technology as a free member benefit - contact Melissa@retechnology.com for a program overview.     RE Technology wants to support our MLS partners by highlighting articles that peeked the most amount of agent and broker readership.  The goal of this effort is to provide content for MLSs to re-purpose to their members. Feel free to use these articles in any of your communication programs [...]

Are People Really Resistant to Change?

I had the pleasure of speaking at the Broker Summit put on by the Michigan Association of REALTORSâ this week in Detroit, Michigan.  The topic I was asked to speak on was the “Future of Real Estate”, just a small topic right?  But this was really a fun topic because it gave me an opportunity to talk about some significant changes I have witnessed over the years impacting our industry, like the change in the broker/agent relationship, changes in technology and the changing role of the consumer and what these changes mean for our future.  In this post I don’t [...]

Bob Bemis Joins Zillow as VP of Partner Relations

Zillow announced today (full press release below) that Bob Bemis, former CEO of the Arizona Regional MLS, has joined Zillow as the Vice President of Partner relations.  This is a major event in our industry on multiple levels.  Having known Bob personally and professionally for many years I congratulate Zillow for an outstanding hire, well done!  As a consultant in the industry watching the march of Zillow this hire tends to fuel some of my concerns about where this is actually leading.   In almost every strategic planning session I lead we talk about threats to the industry as well [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:25:15-07:00February 14th, 2012|Main category, MLS Insights, Our Company, Press Releases|1 Comment

RE Technology launches VScreen Training Videos

Leading real estate technology media site, RE Technology, has partnered with VScreen to create agent training videos from top industry trainers. Arroyo Grande, CA (September 2011) – As a leading technology resource for the real estate industry, no one understands the value of video for websites better than the team at RE Technology. The company has partnered with VScreen, a leader in real estate training video creation and distribution, to improve their website’s home page: www.RETechnology.com. “We’ve published many articles about video on our website,” says Victor Lund, CEO of RE Technology, Inc. “We figured it was time to ‘walk [...]

WAV Group Unveils New Website, Enhanced Resources for Real Estate Industry

The leading real estate consultants at WAV Group are unveiling a new, enhanced website. The new site will make their valuable content even more accessible to brokers, MLSs, and associations seeking to grow their business. For RSS subscribers, please renew your subscription by dropping the following link into your feed reader: feed://waves.wavgroup.com/feed/ WAV Group (www.wavgroup.com) has become the go-to resource for real estate industry insiders seeking guidance about strategy and technology. To make their valuable insights and information more accessible to readers, the thought leaders at WAV Group have redesigned their website. One look at the new site confirms that [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:25:40-07:00June 2nd, 2011|Main category, Our Company, Our Services|0 Comments