The Big Switch – Brokers Benefiting From MLS Data Like Never Before

WAV Group would like to invite you to a webinar where we have invited two of the industry’s largest MLS data companies to tell their story of a quiet revolution that is taking place in real estate and what it means for Brokerage firms and their agents. The entire industry is in the middle of a data feed switch, and everything is impacted. Most brokers are in the dark about this important conversion that is powering all of their software solutions.

By |2018-04-25T10:00:37-07:00April 25th, 2018|Clients|3 Comments

CoreLogic Expands Access to Natural Hazard Reports in California

IRVINE, Calif., February 7, 2018—CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today announced it is adding DisclosureSave to the Clareity® SSO Dashboard to enable nearly twenty-thousand California agents simpler access to natural hazard disclosure reports required to close each transaction. Three multiple listing organizations throughout the state now display DisclosureSave as an option for their members—allowing them to conveniently select and order reports directly from the Discover Network panel within the Clareity SSO Dashboard. “We brought DisclosureSave into the CoreLogic family to offer real estate professionals in California a high quality, data-powered product and [...]

By |2018-02-07T05:00:07-08:00February 7th, 2018|Clients, Main category, Press Releases|0 Comments

Boyenga Team Delivers Online Excellence Through Chime

Eric and Janelle Boyenga are a husband and wife real estate team working with buyers and sellers in one of the most technology focused markets in the world for two decades. California’s Silicon Valley is not only the epicenter of global technology, but also real estate technology. To position their company, the Boyenga Team comfortably promotes themselves as Property Nerds. They aim to deliver the best digital experience to their clients with an abundance of software applications. They target their services to engineers and other employees of online companies like Google, Facebook, Sun Microsystems, Apple, and the many leading technology [...]

By |2017-12-04T14:02:29-08:00December 4th, 2017|Clients, Marketing, MLS Insights, Technology Evaluation|0 Comments

FBS Acquires Solid Earth

If 2018 does indeed turn out to be “The Year of Consolidation” in the MLS world, then the stage was set today in the MLS technology world by FBS. One of the most respected and innovative tech firms serving the real estate industry just helped with the consolidation trend. Michael Wurzer, who heads up FBS, creators of Flexmls System and the API that started it all (Spark Platform), announced today the acquisition of Solid Earth’s Spring software platform and the hiring of the Spring team, including its CEO Matt Fowler. This marks FBS first acquisition. Ever. Considering the company was [...]

Desperate for more inventory for your agents to sell? Teach them about “Speed to Lead” and get the deal!

In these times where inventory is so low there is nothing more important than figuring out new ways to secure listing appointments and convincing consumers that it’s the right time to sell!   Finding the best ways to engage with potential sellers is the KEY to business success. You’ve probably heard the old adage – You have to list to last!   How can you train and motivate your agents to aggressively pursue seller leads and scheduling listing presentations?

By |2018-08-20T12:47:28-07:00September 22nd, 2017|Clients, Marketing, Our Services, Technology Evaluation|0 Comments

The Short and Simple Road for an MLS to offer ONLY RESO-Compliant IDX Feeds

Key Takeaways The move for MLSs to transition to ONLY RESO-compliant IDX feeds is not that difficult. Moving to offering only a RESO-compliant IDX feed is not that difficult.  RMLS™, one of the first MLSs in the country to distribute only RESO-Compliant IDX feeds, made the move in just FOUR weeks. They launched a campaign to their IDX providers showing them the fields that needed to be transitioned to be RESO-compliant and requiring them to transition completely ONLY to a RESO-Compliant IDX feed. Promotion is Key According to RMLS™, to make the move MLSs will need an effective promotional campaign [...]

First CoreLogic Client Deploys Graphiq Data Visualizations

IRVINE, Calif., April 19, 2017—CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today announced that Information and Real Estate Services, LLC (IRES) is the first CoreLogic client to make Graphiq data visualizations available to U.S. homebuyers. Working together, CoreLogic and Graphiq provide responsive data visualizations that graphically illustrate property lot, tax and transaction information, as well as local real estate trends, school ratings, commute times, and demographic breakdowns. Using data from CoreLogic and a variety of other sources, these striking visual representations provide deep insights and valuable context about properties and communities. “The public has access to [...]

By |2018-08-26T11:16:09-07:00April 19th, 2017|Clients, Marketing, MLS Insights|0 Comments

Property Reports Increase Client Retention For Fox and Roach

Real estate values are constantly changing, challenging agents to provide clients with the most detailed, up-to-date property reports available. While there are many valuation services available, selecting a solution that provides agents with the ability to deliver strategic comprehensive property reports can maintain valuable connections between agents and consumers. To understand how a property valuation service can optimize agents’ long-term relations with their customers, Swanepoel undertook a case study of how Berkshire Hathaway HomeService (BHHS) Fox and Roach successfully implemented ePropertyWatch, a company-branded solution that effectively cultivates a client-for-life strategy. Here is a summary of the Swanepoel T3 Sixty report. [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:23:02-07:00October 25th, 2016|Clients, Reports|0 Comments

Is Data Sharing Still a Viable Option?

The world we operate in is getting smaller and more connected every day. Now that the real estate market is solid again, brokerages are reaching out and expanding into new markets.  Consumers are getting more sophisticated and expect their agents to be able to provide them access to all listings in their region. Homebuyers don’t care that there may be more than one MLS in the region where they live. They just want ALL of the listings available in their area from their agent. WAV Group thought it would be interesting to take a look at the state of data [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:23:05-07:00September 14th, 2016|Clients, Main category|0 Comments

CRM Tools Solve the Problem of Agent and Client Retention

Real estate brokerages waste valuable growth opportunities by over-focusing on new client adoption and agent recruitment instead of implementing solutions for the retention of both. Industry research shows that repeat clients spend 67% more than first-time clients, so agent and client turnover reduces a brokerage’s potential return-on-investment (ROI) for marketing and training dollars. The key to capturing these high yield sales is enabling agents to efficiently communicate with clients throughout the sales process and beyond. A Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution significantly boosts the ability of agents to foster long-term relationships, driving repeat—and more profitable– sales. The potential benefits of [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:23:06-07:00August 31st, 2016|Broker-Agent Information, Clients|0 Comments

CRM Impact on Recruiting and Retaining Agents

WAV Group has deep experience supporting real estate brokers on the selection and adoption of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for their agents. Sometimes the best business strategy is a simple one. All research points out that successful real estate agents have 500 or more legitimate prospects in their CRM and they actively communicate with those prospects with a customer for life philosophy. Bearing this in mind, a broker or manager can better understand customer value of agent recruiting and retention. If you have been in the industry a long time, you may know the story of Intero Real Estate in [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:23:12-07:00June 27th, 2016|Broker-Agent Information, Clients, Main category|0 Comments

Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Turns Buyers Into An Asset

About the Firm When outlining broker excellence, it is always helpful to begin by painting a picture of the company that is executing an effective strategy. There are many dimensions to operating a successful brokerage. Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International real estate finds its success by serving consumers along the North Shore of Long Island from Manhasset to the North Fork where they operate 25 offices to support about 850 agents. Real Trends ranks the firm 59th in the Nation across all brokerage for volume, and fourth in America among Sotheby’s franchises. They are among the first brokerage firms in the [...]