Renwick Congdon, founder of Imprev, which he sold to MoxiWorks and Vector Capital in November 2019, shockingly passed away a few days ago at just 60 years old. He was my mentor and forever changed my life. As I posted in a comment on Greg Robertson’s Vendor Alley, Renwick was a gentle giant of the business world, a proud leader in EO, and a serial entrepreneur. He was my mentor, and I was blessed to be a loyal Imprevian, having worked for and with Renwick at Imprev for several years. He was a true thought leader of our industry and [...]
There is no doubt that entrepreneurs with a successful track record and celebrities with plenty of name recognition have a fast track to successful launches. When companies tie great products with influencer marketing to drive product launches, this is an achievement that normally takes years to accomplish. If you have a product launch in your future, WAV Group would love to discuss the right strategy that will power up your success.
In our efforts to stay connected, we connect to everything and often connect to many things at once. Our efforts to stay connected are notably separating us from the strong bonded connections that we need to succeed. Do you command attention with the people that are important to your success?
The Broker Resource Network’s Leadership Roundtable had their summit yesterday to discuss key business themes impacting our industry. The Leadership Roundtable is a volunteer leadership group of the BRN that meets bi-monthly to guide the direction of the BRN in its 'Broker First' mission. They set the tone of advocacy and research which benefits brokers.
Money may or may not buy happiness, but you for sure need it to buy a house. For most people that means getting a mortgage. Thirty-five percent of frustrated homebuyers in the WAV Group Homebuyer Frustration report pointed to the mortgage process being a source of their frustration. One respondent in the study suggested, “There needs to be more workers in the mortgage field to make it run faster.”
Revive Real Estate is hosting a free webinar on Thursday, July 28 at 1 pm PST / 4 pm EST. “Rush or Renovate: What’s Right for Today’s Market?” will be led by Jessica Morrow, Revive Head of Operations. The discussion will help guide real estate agents toward building their business. Win more listings with the support of Revive’s services and their expertise on pre-sale home renovation
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.
There is a strange and incongruent set of policies, rules, and customs in real estate that apply to the display of broker attribution on listings. State laws regulate broker attribution on signs and in advertising. In most markets today, client servicing tools used by agents to work with homebuyers are afforded the opportunity through rules and policies to deprecate (remove) the broker attribution entirely.
Your intranet is the private and password gated back-office website that you provide for your agents and staff to communicate with each other and access the software that you make available. WAV Group studied a handful of leading intranets to determine if they were good at building community.
The hybrid workplace is likely here to stay: Common hurdles and best practices for MLSs and associations
As an essential job throughout the pandemic in most states, real estate agents continued to help people find the American dream of homeownership. The MLS organizations that supported them did what was necessary to support the local market as they always have, just in new ways.
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 [...]
Is There Real Strategy in Your Strategic Planning? It May be Time for Another Tough Love Look Inside Your Organization
If you’ve done quality time in politics or at a publicly traded company, you know that strategic thinking is embedded into leadership roles and into the roles of those who support leadership. But the looming question is, how do some of them get it right and others get it terribly wrong? Let us also ask: is this process going deep enough within the institutional thinking of organized real estate?