Why are we not treating MLSs as the Technology Companies they are?

Approximately 75% of MLSs are owned by Associations today. With the history of being launched as a for profit arm of trade associations, MLSs naturally adopted the governance models and board make-up of their parent companies. Here’s why I believe that approach is no longer valid.

By |2024-06-26T07:31:29-07:00June 26th, 2024|Industry Observations, MLS Insights, Thought Leadership|Comments Off on Why are we not treating MLSs as the Technology Companies they are?

An Unstoppable Legend: Ben Caballero Remains America’s Top-Performing Real Estate Agent

Ben Caballero is an improbable and incomparable real estate legend. How can an individual real estate agent based in Texas sell an average of more than 19 homes daily, every day of the week, including Saturdays and Sundays? Again, 19 homes a day, times 365 days last year, would be 6,935 home sales. Ben sold 7,012 homes in 2023. He is the sole listing agent on every sale, verified by every Multiple Listing Service he works with in Texas. He does not work with any other agent or team at HomesUSA.com, the brokerage where he also is CEO and founder. [...]

By |2024-05-14T10:40:07-07:00May 13th, 2024|Broker Information, Builder, Builders, Clients, Industry Observations, MLS, Podcast, Thought Leadership, Uncategorized|Comments Off on An Unstoppable Legend: Ben Caballero Remains America’s Top-Performing Real Estate Agent

Real AI: The magic of the prompt, AI dominates Connect NY, facts, headlines and the Quote of the week

By Kevin Hawkins with Korey Hawkins | Vol. 2 Post 4 Real AI is a 100% human-created weekly roundup of all things AI in real estate and emerging AI innovations in other sectors likely to impact real estate, posting a new edition every Friday. The magic of the prompt There’s a secret to maximizing the effectiveness of generative AI that every real estate practitioner who uses AI must know above all else: the key to unlocking the best AI has to offer is in your prompts. This is a universal AI truth. It does not matter if you are using [...]

By |2024-05-13T13:53:45-07:00January 26th, 2024|Artificial Intelligence, Broker Information, Broker-Agent Information, Communications and PR, Computer Vision, Industry Observations, News, PropTech, Real Estate Technology, Research, Suveys and Research, Technology, Thought Leadership|Comments Off on Real AI: The magic of the prompt, AI dominates Connect NY, facts, headlines and the Quote of the week

Real AI: Survey reveals real estate’s heavy use of AI, fast facts, five headlines, and a Quote of the Week

By Kevin Hawkins with Korey Hawkins | Vol. 2 Post 3 Real AI is a 100% human-created weekly roundup of all things AI in real estate and emerging AI innovations in other sectors likely to impact real estate, posting a new edition every Friday. AI survey reveals real estate’s heavy use, wide adoption A brand new study from real estate tech leader Delta Media shows the popularity and use of artificial intelligence (AI) in real estate has become nearly ubiquitous among America's leading real estate brokerages. Today, 75% of America's real estate brokerages already use AI technology, and almost 80% [...]

By |2024-05-13T13:54:32-07:00January 19th, 2024|Artificial Intelligence, Broker Information, Broker-Agent Information, Communications and PR, Computer Vision, Industry Observations, News, PropTech, Real Estate Technology, Research, Suveys and Research, Technology, Thought Leadership|Comments Off on Real AI: Survey reveals real estate’s heavy use of AI, fast facts, five headlines, and a Quote of the Week

How Small Brokerages Can Leverage the MLS to Provide Meaningful Tech Support

Small brokerages, which constitute a significant segment of the real estate industry, can benefit greatly from leveraging the MLS to provide meaningful tech support to their agents.

By |2023-11-02T06:31:15-07:00November 1st, 2023|Business Intelligence, MLS, Product Management, Real Estate Technology, Technology, Thought Leadership|Comments Off on How Small Brokerages Can Leverage the MLS to Provide Meaningful Tech Support

Navigating the 2024 Recession: Balancing Cost-Cutting and Growth Pursuit Strategies

While cutting costs is crucial for immediate survival, strategically pursuing growth can position companies to emerge stronger in the post-recession landscape.

By |2023-09-08T12:41:23-07:00September 19th, 2023|Business Intelligence, M&A, Our Services, Strategic Planning, Thought Leadership|Comments Off on Navigating the 2024 Recession: Balancing Cost-Cutting and Growth Pursuit Strategies

Hey, Agent: Want to Own a Brokerage? 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

Should you build your first brokerage or consider buying a business that’s already launched? These four questions can help a top-producing agent decide what’s next.

By |2023-09-08T13:01:20-07:00September 12th, 2023|Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, Team Building, Thought Leadership|Comments Off on Hey, Agent: Want to Own a Brokerage? 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

Showing Instructions Should Require Buyer Broker Agency Agreement Today

Every broker may require it of their buyer’s agents today. The real question revolves around when it's required.

By |2023-08-31T14:14:57-07:00August 31st, 2023|Industry Observations, Legal in Real Estate, Thought Leadership|Comments Off on Showing Instructions Should Require Buyer Broker Agency Agreement Today

Do Your Part in Eliminating Sexual Harassment from the Workplace

After a career that spans several decades, I am saddened to see that allegations of sexual harassment are still alive and well in our industry. I would have thought that we could have eliminated these challenges by now. After having completed my Sexual Harassment Prevention training myself just a couple of weeks ago, a program which is mandated by the state of California, it piqued my interest to find out how many states require sexual harassment prevention training. I was shocked to find out that only seven states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, New York, Washington) and the District of Columbia mandate sexual harassment training for some or all private sector employers and employees today.

By |2023-07-05T09:31:49-07:00July 5th, 2023|Broker Information, Industry Observations, Thought Leadership|Comments Off on Do Your Part in Eliminating Sexual Harassment from the Workplace

Renwick Congdon: A gentle giant passes

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 [...]

Building a Fast-Growing Company

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.

By |2022-10-12T17:19:26-07:00October 17th, 2022|Marketing, Our Services, Partnerships, PropTech, Thought Leadership|Comments Off on Building a Fast-Growing Company

May I have Your Attention Please

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?

By |2022-10-12T14:44:24-07:00October 14th, 2022|Clients, Our Services, Thought Leadership|Comments Off on May I have Your Attention Please