Minimize Buyer Frustration with Adequate Education Upfront

The WAV Group’s recent study on homebuyer frustration reveals many pain points that homebuyers have been experiencing in the recent seller’s market.  While some of the frustration is unique to the market conditions of 2020 and 202, like multiple bid situations, there are still many insights that can help agents prepare their clients for the process regardless of market conditions.

72% of Recent Homebuyers Report Feeling Some Level of Frustration with Their Home Purchase.

It is often said that for most people buying a home is the single largest purchase of their lives. A decision of that magnitude should be made with time and careful consideration, but recent buyers have been rushing from one house to the next, making offers as quickly as they can.  It should be no surprise then that the chief complaint revealed in the WAV Group Homebuyer Frustration Report was feeling rushed to make an offer on the house, with 49% of frustrated buyers pointing to this issue.

Transaction Management Systems need to “talk to one another” for more Market Efficiency

The 2021 WAV Group Transaction Management Interoperability Study revealed brokers have strong interest in the ability for Digital Transaction Management systems to pass data seamlessly for the brokerages representing two sides of a transaction. Today, brokers have to enter data in as many as 9 or 10 systems, creating inefficiency, added cost and increased chances of inaccurate data.

By |2021-08-16T16:08:31-07:00August 17th, 2021|Broker Technology Research, Reports, Research|0 Comments

CoreLogic Releases 2020s Hottest Cities for Homebuyers

CoreLogic publishes great industry data on the housing market. The first ever Hottest Cities annual report shows the top cities that are growing, where people are moving to, and how technology plays a leading role in the homebuying process. Take a look to see if your city is on the list!

By |2021-08-11T08:08:56-07:00August 11th, 2021|Reports, Research|0 Comments

The Future of Coming Soon Status – 2020 WAV Group White Paper

The purpose of the WAV Group Coming Soon Policy Study is to help MLSs reflect the perspectives of brokers and agents in shaping Coming Soon policies.

Consumer Journey is More Like Chutes and Ladders

A tremendous amount of energy and money has been invested into moving consumers from a digital experience into an agent relationship. Consumer research performed by the National Association of REALTORS® regularly indicates that consumers start their process of buying or selling online before connecting with a Realtor®. I do not think anyone denies it.

By |2019-01-29T14:37:25-08:00January 29th, 2019|Broker-Agent Information, Reports|0 Comments

Swanepoel Trends Report Overview

Each year, I review the Swanepoel Trends Report. It’s a nod of respect for Stefan Swanepoel and the work that he does. His reports deliver exactly what they intend. They provide a few hours of reading that will stimulate you to absorb various perspectives and reflect. I have a full library of the reports and find myself pulling them off the shelf throughout the year for one reason or another. The real estate industry is a living thing that is fundamental to society. Like the history that comes before it, we watch change happen and are influenced by our years [...]

By |2018-02-07T16:00:40-08:00February 7th, 2018|Main category, Reports|0 Comments

MMSI Posts Record Sales Quarter for Membership Director

Davidsonville, MD – September 12, 2017 MMSI, makers of Membership Director have announced that the third quarter sales for the company have set a record. In the third quarter of 2017, the company added four major Association of REALTORS® and MLS customers including San Diego Association of REALTORS®, Greater Fairfield MLS(via the SmartMLS merger), Dayton Area Board of REALTORS®, and Maine Listings. In total, the firm reports adding 42,500 active members to the platform this quarter. Membership Director is among the leaders in providing Realtor® Associations and MLSs with software to manage their members. The most important component of association and [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:22:40-07:00September 12th, 2017|Marketing, MLS Insights, Press Releases, Reports|0 Comments

Imprev Study Shows Real Estate Leaders’ Outlook for Housing, Economy Softens for 2017

Who really has the pulse of the U.S., World, State and Local Economies? Those with boots on the ground versus those sitting in Ivory Towers, I’d argue. That’s why I look forward to Imprev’s annual study that examines the confidence that the top real estate broker-owners and executive management at franchises have in the housing market next year. There have been 240 responses this year from leaders who run brokerages that together, are responsible for one of every two home sales transactions in the U.S. It’s the most comprehensive study of real estate industry Thought Leaders, and it has shown [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:23:00-07:00December 7th, 2016|Reports, Suveys and Research|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