2022 is YOUR year to move 100% to the RESO Web API

RETS, the outdated data transport method that was launched in the last century is finally going to be replaced by the RESO Web API, today’s method for efficiently building and deploying data dependent real estate technologies. 

By |2021-12-13T05:04:28-08:00December 13th, 2021|Associations, MLS, Real Estate Technology, RESO, Technology|0 Comments

HomeJab Reveals Top Trends in Pro Real Estate Photos, Video, 3D Tours, Aerial and more

Do your agents use professional real estate photographers to shoot every listing? They should if they want to stay competitive, as today, 73% of all agents use professional photography to promote every property they list. Professional photos, video, virtual staging immersive 3D tours, aerial photography, and the use of twilight photos by agents are all covered in a brand-new survey from HomeJab. If you use professional photographers and other visual assets to promote your property listings and don’t know HomeJab, you should. Go to HomeJab.com and see for yourself how they connect you with top local photographers and deliver a [...]

Delta Media’s “Fresh” take on real estate advertising

Every so often, a real estate-related advertising campaign emerges that cuts through the clutter to make a strong audience connection. Not too long ago, Zillow, like the old AT&T tv ads, tugged at our homeownership heartstrings. The National Association of Realtors' ads used fictional Realtor Phil Dunphy from Modern Family to make us laugh. Go back 30 years to find the groundbreaking Great Western Bank commercials featuring Dennis Weaver. These brilliant TV ads spoke to both a B2B audience (Realtors) and B2C (consumers) with the same powerful "use a Realtor" message. My favorite one has Dennis walking in front of [...]

Are your subscribers suffering because you haven’t implemented MLS System upgrades?

We hear that some MLSs are reticent to rollout new features because they do not want to upset their customers. While we totally understand that, there are ways to ensure that the changes you’re proposing will be received well.

By |2021-07-23T16:25:31-07:00July 26th, 2021|MLS, Technology|0 Comments

NEREN MLS finds effective way to measure technology adoption, especially in an era of increased choice

Gone are the days when “one size fits all” communications work. There are so many variables that can affect the types of technology that make sense for each one of your customers. It’s time to start segmenting your customers and better understand the role and value that you play in each of their lives.

By |2021-07-23T08:25:31-07:00July 21st, 2021|Real Estate Technology, Technology|0 Comments

Learning Communications From Compass

Compass grew by communicating to agents that they invest in the future of their profession by investing in technology. The point of this article is to demonstrate how a brokerage technology communication strategy is as important as the technology itself.

Proactive Support Builds Better Member Engagement

Agents are busy people. While it’s commonplace to juggle multiple urgent tasks at once, those not-so-urgent duties, such as completing required Continuing Education classes or license renewals, may be forgotten until they, too, are in need of immediate attention. This is where a proactive association can once again prove its value proposition to its members. The Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS® (GRAR) set out to find ways to make it easier for their members to keep track of these important milestones.

Staying In Touch vs. Spamming Too Much

The great unsolved challenge for real estate professionals is cracking the code to staying in touch with the people in their database. I am sure that agents across America found a bunch of unsubscribe notices in their inbox this morning - depleted databases.

By |2021-06-21T10:40:06-07:00June 21st, 2021|CRM, Marketing, Technology|0 Comments

The role of real estate agents in an iBuyer, Bridge buyer world

Last week, zavvie, the creators of the first marketplace for real estate agents to help homeowners see all their selling choices, announced securing a $1.75 million inside round. zavvie strategically has carved out a way for agents to remain at the center of every real estate sales transaction. Brokerages using a zavvie-powered platform – one that is often white labeled to the brokerage’s brand – can help homeowners sort through all of their choices. Most importantly, homeowners employ the guidance of a trusted professional: their real estate agent.

By |2021-05-25T14:52:06-07:00May 26th, 2021|Real Estate Technology, Technology|2 Comments

MLSs Align to Purchase Tech Company Together

Five MLSs with a combined subscriber count of over 100,000 announced that they have pooled their resources and purchased a real estate technology company called Agent Inbox. As a result of the acquisition, these five MLSs will now have a solution that fits their mutual needs for a messaging-and-showing solution to serve their subscribers. Moreover, these five will be able to make their showing and messaging solutions available to other MLSs as a vendor.

By |2021-05-25T12:44:21-07:00May 25th, 2021|MLS, News, Technology|0 Comments

Third Parties May Have Lots of Traffic, but MLSs Deliver Significantly More Serious Customer Inquiries

For those that read our blog regularly, you know that I am a BIG fan of the MLS marketing results that ListTrac delivers in an easy-to-read weekly report. ListTrac is a key tool in helping MLSs take credit for the business generation opportunities they provide by supporting IDX, mobile apps like Homesnap, third-party syndication as well as their own prospecting delivered via the MLS system and local Consumer-facing websites. Recently, ValleyMLS added reporting on views, inquiries, saved listings and shares for Paragon and the Client Collaboration Center to its ListTrac reporting platform.

By |2021-05-20T16:07:52-07:00May 20th, 2021|Marketing, MLS, Technology|1 Comment

CoreLogic® Helps Californians Find American Dream Elsewhere as they are Leaving L.A. in Droves

The cost of homes, heavy traffic, and high taxes and gas are driving Californians to reassess their shelter choices, now that “work from home” is probably going to be an option for most workers. At some point, California is going to need to draw back from their excessive commitments to government spending that is making the state unaffordable for so many. As always, CoreLogic brings incredible insights on these movements. I received their permission to share this article that shows what is happening.

By |2021-06-14T15:27:32-07:00May 14th, 2021|Technology|0 Comments