Why Small Firms and Tech Companies Should Be the Focus of Brokerage M&A

In markets where two brokerages are struggling to meet transaction minimums, a small business merger could be a magic pill. Here's why.

By |2023-09-27T11:23:26-07:00September 27th, 2023|Acquisitions, M&A, Technology, Technology Evaluation|0 Comments

Compass Passes Realtor.com and Trulia in Some Markets with Parcel Record Listings

WAV Group believes that search engine optimization around long-tail address search is a best practice. It is not necessarily the thing that is going to drive massive lead generation and sales, but it is the right thing to do. 

Why Free Software is Best for Real Estate

The real problem solved by free software in real estate is product adoption and overlapping distribution. When you know the products being used by every agent regardless of source – Association, MLS, Franchise, Broker, self-paid, etc. – then you can visualize the roadmap for free vs. premium.

Wonderful to Witness Plunk Success

Today, we can officially recognize that Plunk has accomplished so much. You can now see Plunk’s Home Value, Home Ticker, and Market Insights live across the housing industry including online sites, agent products, brokerages, MLS Providers, and CRM solutions.

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.

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.

Tracking Agents and Competitors is a Super Power for Jordan Baris Realty

There might not be anyone in real estate brokerage that is more passionate about the value of data than the Baris brothers at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Jordan Baris Realty. The company uses data science to answer a lot of questions about their agents and every agent in the MLS. They use the data to support efforts in coaching, recruiting, retention and of course, M&A.

Your Tech Provider Was Just Sold, Now What?

Every year companies are sold, and with each sale comes some uncertainty. More often than not, trust is the leading factor in making a decision to purchase services from a technology company and the ultimate sale of a company erodes that trust in a variety of ways. This article will discuss some of the fears along with multiple solutions.