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Technology Evaluation

Ten Years From Now – The Future of Real Estate and Everything

I am bullish on humanity making the right decisions, but most of all, I am willing to give up certain freedoms in exchange for allowing technology to blossom as a contributor to humanity.

Apple Camera Reads QR Codes – Changes Everything for Marketing

Now that the iPhone camera will read a QR code with the native iOS, there is no need to download some QR code reader app and struggle to find it on your phone. Just open the camera and it’s there.

By |2019-05-13T10:05:49-07:00May 13th, 2019|Main category, Technology Evaluation|0 Comments

Zillow 3D Home Tour is Really Property Panorama

Zillow took a page out of Property Panorama’s playbook by using visualizations to create a 360-degree tour and stitching them together, which they call Zillow 3D Home – and claim it is a 3D tour.

Acquisition Hell: The Tech Investment

One company’s success becomes another’s pain. Mergers and acquisitions over the last few years have taken a toll on brokerages and their tech stacks. Finding means to protect highly invested tools is becoming more difficult. Maybe the first place to begin is with the contract.

By |2019-03-12T10:09:22-07:00March 11th, 2019|Technology Evaluation|0 Comments

5 Ways to Use Market Stats to Build Your Sphere

Check out RETechnology's new FREE Success Guide. Learn step-by-step tricks and tools using market analytics to win BIG in 2019!

Looking for investors for your commercial real estate technology?

NAR is doing its part to encourage innovation for commercial real estate by expanding the scope of its investment arm, Second Century Ventures. Love that NAR is broadening its emphasis to sponsor better ways of doing business for Commercial Agents too.  If you think your company might be a good fit, don't miss out!  Submit your application by March 31st, 2019! Check out the full release below! Second Century Ventures Launches REach® Commercial Accelerator WASHINGTON (February 19, 2019) — Second Century Ventures, the National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm, has launched REach® Commercial, its first commercial real estate technology accelerator. [...]

Lone Wolf’s New CEO Jack Blaha – Follow the Leader

WAV Group would like to welcome Jack Blaha to the real estate industry. This article is part of our Follow the Leader series that highlights real estate’s most profoundly impactful CEOs.

The “NOT INVENTED HERE” Philosophy Can Get You in Trouble with Technology!

I love it when CTO’s and technology leaders take pride in their work. They believe they can do anything and many times they are absolutely right!  A tech leader with a unique understanding of a company’s customer base coupled with the unique strengths of the organization is in a great position to create innovation that cannot be built by anybody else. There are sometimes though when technology teams take this philosophy too far. They believe they can build EVERYTHING their company needs.  They don’t trust or respect third party companies that possess a deep understanding of a particular type of [...]

By |2019-01-15T08:13:08-07:00January 9th, 2019|Main category, Technology Evaluation|1 Comment

Homebot Wins Realogy FWD Innovation Award

Realogy Franchise Group brought together 300 industry leaders to hear and vote on their 6th Annual Realogy FWD Innovation Award. Sherry Chris of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is the brand sponsor of the event but it was really a team effort that fostered collaboration among all of their brands. Chairman Ryan Schneider kicked off the event with opening remarks that focused Realogy’s strategy for the event suggesting that Realogy always balances the decision of “Build, Buy, or Partner” in all of their technology decisions. He noted that for Realogy, it is “our opportunity to leverage technology,” remembering that real estate is a human focused business enhanced by technology.” Well said.

RENT Conference in Paris – Real Estate and New Technologies Conference

WAV Group partner, Victor Lund will be traveling to Paris again this year for what has become an annual journey to share and learn with our European counterparts in real estate. The conference is being held October 3rd and 4th. 

Moxiworks Refutes Compass’ Claims Regarding Technology and Market Share

Wow, just saw this and just HAD to comment. It’s rare that we see brokers go at each other so publicly about their competitive claims, but I have to say this letter is pretty interesting. The real estate industry is rife with hyperbole and marketing claims. Our industry’s preference of opinion over fact is one of the main reasons I started a research practice within WAV Group. The birth of business intelligence is allowing brokerages new ways to substantiate or refute claims like the article from Moxiworks shown below. Moxiworks is using MLS data married with BI tools to refute [...]