eXp World Holdings Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire VirBELA

eXp is on the move again - big news from their EXPCON this week! Check it out! eXp World Holdings Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire VirBELA NEW ORLEANS — Oct. 23, 2018 — eXp World Holdings, the holding company for eXp Realty, the largest residential real estate brokerage by geography in North America (NASDAQ: EXPI), today announced at its annual EXPCON conference that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire VirBELA, LLC’s core group of products and services, and bring its team and technology in-house to the eXp World Holdings family of companies. The companies are working toward [...]

By |2018-10-24T08:25:42+00:00October 24th, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

Elm Street Technology Announces Acquisition of eMerge and Announces The Launch of 3sixtyfive, a Full Service Creative and Digital Marketing Agency

October 17, 2018 – Greensboro, NC and New Orleans, LA – Today, Elm Street Technology (EST) announced the acquisition of eMerge, a marketing automation technology and marketing services provider to the real estate industry. The acquisition, for an undisclosed amount, is the 5th strategic acquisition over the past 24-months in an effort to consolidate proven and successful vendors in the real estate industry.

By |2018-10-17T09:41:19+00:00October 17th, 2018|Clients, Press Releases|0 Comments

Consolidation is NOT the only way to serve your Brokers Better!

There’s so much hype these days that make every MLS believe the ONLY way to better serve the needs of brokers is to consolidate. The truth is that there are TONS of practical and achievable ways to help your members save money and make it easier for them to be successful. Sentrilock Lockbox partnership IRES and Pikes Peak, two leading MLSs are partnering in a really powerful way to provide a quick win for more than 10,000 Colorado real estate professionals to do business.  In the same region rife with drama and conflict, these two MLSs have come together to [...]

By |2018-10-10T08:13:52+00:00October 10th, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

Breaking News! NAR hires two heavyweights!

NAR hires two heavyweights to take organization to next level! I recently had the pleasure of working with Victoria Gillespie.  When I saw NAR’s announcement about her become their new Chief Marketing and Communications Officer I was thrilled!   She is the consummate professional and she knows a TON about the effective ways to leverage today’s marketing techniques to help an organization engage with its direct customers and their clients!     I’m confident she is going to bring a ton of fresh thinking about the ways to make the REALTOR® brand stronger, while finding ways to deliver content to consumers that will [...]

By |2018-10-03T08:09:31+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) Welcomes Bloomington-Normal Association of Realtors® (BNAR)

This is a big week for merger announcements!  MRED, one of the nation’s largest MLSs located in the Chicagoland area just added their 14th Association and 21st county to their MLS marketing network.  Bloomington-Normal Association of REALTORS(R) has joined their ranks.  I have had the pleasure of working with the MRED team and I can see why Bloomington-Normal chose MRED.  They offer a terrific suite of services supported by strong customer service and training. Its a great of MLS leaders and staff that really cares about the success of their customers.   Congratulations Bloomington-Normal and MRED! One of nation’s largest [...]

By |2018-09-26T08:37:57+00:00September 26th, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

MMSI Case Study on Membership Engagement

MMSI, makers of the Membership Director™ Association Management System, have announced the release of their integrated Single Sign-On (SSO) Service to drive member engagement through Association and MLS Member Portals.  To announce the release, they created a case study that reviewed three customers who are experiencing outstanding performance with the platform: Central Jersey MLS, Savannah Area REALTORS®, and Pikes Peak Association of REALTORS®.

By |2018-09-25T10:12:54+00:00September 25th, 2018|Clients, Press Releases|0 Comments

MLSLI and Hudson Gateway MLS Merge – Jim Speer Named CEO

I am so excited to share some exciting merger news with you!   MLSLI, the largest MLS in New York State has merged with Hudson Gateway MLS becoming one of the largest MLSs in the country with approximately 40,000 members.

By |2018-09-24T19:51:03+00:00September 25th, 2018|MLS, MLS Insights, Press Releases|1 Comment

Park City Board of REALTORS® Announces a new CEO, Jamie Johnson Hoppe

Park City Utah (September 20, 2018)–The Park City Board of REALTORS® is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Johnson Hoppe, a seasoned association leader as its new Chief Executive Officer. According to Todd Anderson, chairman of the PCBR CEO Search Committee,  “We’re thrilled to have Jamie coming on board with us. She is a true team builder that is passionate about helping to create a collaborative and productive association designed to meet the needs of brokers. Her work as the Director of Operations for the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS®, in addition to her extensive not-for-profit work has prepared [...]

By |2018-09-24T18:00:38+00:00September 20th, 2018|Press Releases|2 Comments

Two of the Largest Independent Brokerages Join Forces

Very exciting news today!    Allen Tate and Howard Hanna have joined forces creating a powerful partnership with the #4 and #1 private, family-owned brokerages in America. Together these giants sold 119,000 properties equaling $24 billion in transactions.   I cannot wait to see what the progressive leadership of both of these companies can do when they combine forces! They both have dominant market positions and highly trusted brands that consumers love!   Charlotte, NC (September 20, 2018) – Today at the Charlotte Convention Center, Pat Riley, President and CEO of the Allen Tate Companies, announced to agents and employees gathered for their convention, Momentum 2018, [...]

By |2018-09-20T15:05:47+00:00September 20th, 2018|Press Releases, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Second Largest MLS in Minnesota to Join NorthstarMLS

NorthstarMLS and Southeast Minnesota REALTORS® (SEMR) have come together to announce that SERM will become part of NorthstarMLS. This merges the second largest MLS in Minnesota with the largest MLS as SEMR becomes a shareholder in NorthstarMLS. Congratulations go to all the leadership teams, headed by SEMR CEO Karen Becker and NorthstarMLS CEO John Mosey. Also kudos to CoreLogic's Matt Cohen (Consultant at Clareity), which the parties credit for helping its leadership fully evaluate this merger. Here is the full news release along with a couple of great photos taken at the signing: Second Largest MLS in Minnesota to Join NorthstarMLS [...]

By |2018-09-19T08:57:28+00:00September 19th, 2018|Broker Public Portal, Clients, MLS, Press Releases|0 Comments

MLSListings Turns Data Into News

In any market, the transactions that define market trends are evident in MLS data more clearly than any other data source. However, third party companies like portals and public record firms have become the de facto source of market information to the major media outlets. A number of years ago, the Council of MLSs (CMLS) explored hiring a Chief Economist and a PR firm to position MLSs as the most valued source of market data. For a number of reasons, CMLS did not pursue the strategy, but did create a focus on establishing best practices for MLSs to effectively communicate [...]

By |2018-09-17T19:50:58+00:00September 17th, 2018|Main category, MLS Insights, Press Releases|0 Comments