Restb.ai brings photo intelligence to the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board

The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) signed Restb.ai as its partner for AI powered computer vision technology and data. We love to see MLSs pushing the envelope to continue to reduce friction in the listing set-up process, all the while helping their members deliver more robust online marketing to their prospects and clients.

The Broker Business Intelligence Gap

Here at WAV Group, we invest a lot in business intelligence. Business intelligence is a broad term that can mean a lot of things. We define it as a 360-degree review that combines the collection of information from a variety of sources, then benchmarked against peer groups.

New 2022 Realtor Tech Survey Reveals Advances, Shortcomings

Today the National Association of Realtors released its annual Technology survey of members, one of my favorite yearly research studies. With over 2,400 responses, it provides excellent insight into how tech innovations are impacting the real estate business now and in the future. Not many surprises, but this new research confirms the acceleration of tech adoption as one positive factor fueled by the pandemic. Here are some quick highlights: -eSigning rules: Looking back at the last 12 months, respondents ranked eSignatures as the most impactful tech tool (79%), with lockboxes (67%) and local MLS apps/technology (67%) tied for second place. [...]

kvCORE Innovates Around Helping Agents Stay Connected to Clients

This past week, Inside Real Estate, the developers of kvCORE released two features that are sure to have an impact on maintaining client relationships. They announced the release of CORE Home and of Sell Pages. In many ways, these two products reimagine very popular data driven applications that consumers love and demand. 

Switching Technology Needs to Deliver an Improvement of 10x

WAV Group is conducting a national study for brokers only to take the temperature of the current market of real estate brokerage technology. This type of research tells you a few things. First, it tells you what you need to focus on. Secondly, it allows you to track satisfaction with the products that you have replaced to see if you have moved the needle.

Defending Against Ransomware Attacks and Other Cyber Security Tips

October is cyber security month and everyone operating real estate systems needs to be vigilant to reduce the likelihood of getting hacked. This post was inspired by an article in the recent CoreLogic RESMagazine by Matt Cohen about Security Auditing vs. Penetration Testing.

A big jump up for hot PropTech startup zavvie

MoxiWorks is a real estate industry titan, serving 800 brokerages and their 400,000 agents, connected to over 500 MLSs and 150-plus tech partners. Today, zavvie announced integration with MoxiWorks, making its white label marketplace for brokerages and vastly expanding its ability to offer iBuyers and Power Buyers solutions with the addition of MoxiWorks powered brokerages. zavvie integrates with MoxiPresent, known as the easy-to-use, feature-stuffed, and ultra-versatile real estate presentation builder. MoxiPresent can now showcase instant iBuyer offers for sellers and information about Power Buyers, including “cash offers” and “buy before you sell” modern bridge solutions for buyers and current homeowners. [...]

California Rental Listing Service Launches

In a joint press release, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATON OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) and Rental Beast announced they are partnering up to launch a California statewide rental search site. The plan is for the state to sponsor the program that invites REALTORS®, brokers, and their MLSs to collaborate on delivering the most comprehensive rental search serving consumers across the state, and America.

Homeowners Under Management is the Future of Procuring Cause

From our perspective, the future is homeowners under management. Define that in your business and you are bound to succeed. Every human interaction with homeowners is a sensor that informs the consumer of your commitment to serving them, and the affirmation that they entrust you with the roof over their head. 

Zillow Adds New Feature to Their Brokerage Website

Even after making the conversion from a third party portal to a brokerage website, Zillow continues to innovate on features that the consumer enjoys. In a recent press release, Zillow announced that consumers will be able to remove listings from their search results that they are not interested in.

And the winner is … Revive tops 12 hot startups in the “Pitch Battle” at NAR iOi Summit

The two-day National Association of Realtors fourth annual iOi Summit in Los Angeles hit its crescendo just minutes before it adjourned with the biggest announcement of the conference. Revive Real Estate, the fast-growing startup that’s blazing the presale renovation trail, was named the 2022 winner of the highly coveted “Pitch Battle.” It was a moment that embodied the conference acronym: innovation, opportunity and investment as Revive snagged the winner-take-all $15,000 prize and benefits that will help pole-vault it massive industry awareness. Revive’s four-minute pitch was handled deftly by its CEO and Co-Founder Michael Allawadi. Then Michael faced four more minutes [...]

Whitepaper Release: Ocusell New Listing Management Tool for MLSs and Brokers

Today, the primary listing management solution used by brokers is the stock solution that is provided by the MLS system vendor. From there, listings are returned back to the brokerage. Ocusell's whitepaper discusses the business toils of listing management that creates the demand for having a stand-alone listing management solution.