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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When I was head of Marketing and PR at Imprev, now part of MoxiWorks, we polled industry brokerage leaders twice a year about their challenges and their take on emerging technology trends. One of the most common pain points that topped the majority of broker-owners lists year after year was that real estate tech didn’t “talk” to each other. Most real estate technology was in silos, they complained. Double, triple entry of the same data by agents into different tech tools was commonplace. The challenge remains daunting enough that the Real Estate Standards Organization formed the Cross-Platform Interoperability Workgroup. Its [...]
It is funny how trends emerge in real estate. New terms pop up and suddenly everybody is jumping on board. The latest trend that we caught wind of is the word playbook. A playbook is a grouping of activities, and in this context, playbooks are a proven, automated, and integrated set of actions that drive outcomes faster.
Maine Listings, one of the 6 statewide MLSs in America, now recognized they could make it easier for their brokers to onboard and transfer agents. They built a self-service portal to make it simple for brokers to add agents to their roster.