There is a lot of noise in real estate right now – brokerages are worrying about a host of external factors beyond their controls - Compass and its latest set of acquisitions, whispers of a recession, bad weather keeping buyers away from Open Houses etc. While we always have to keep our eye on the industry and economy, it’s more important to keep your eye on something much closer to home that you CAN control that WILL have a REAL impact on your business. Many brokerages closely watch transaction closings and Gross Commission Income (GCI). Both are very important metrics, [...]
What makes the difference between a good public relations campaign and a great public relations campaign? It’s the story. If you don't have a great story to tell, you won't have great PR. It's that simple.
When Gary Keller, founder of Keller Williams, presented Ben Caballero with the coveted Pinnacle Award for Real Estate Entrepreneurship five years ago, his comments were prophetic. Looking at Ben in front of a sea of KW agents at their Mega Camp event in Austin, Texas, Gary Keller explained the award. "Keller Williams a few years ago decided a few years ago," Keller said, "that if no one else was going to try and identify and acknowledge and respect the top real estate agents in the industry – not in Keller Williams but in the industry. That if no one else [...]
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Mortgage. Insurance. Title services. Closing Services. Real estate brokerage firms continue to look to the one-stop shop for a couple of big reasons.
Upstream continues to pursue its goal to make it easier for brokers to manage the collection and distribution of their data used for their internal systems and external technology partners. After severing ties with RPR a few months ago, Upstream has announced its new development partner Corelogic. Corelogic will leverage Trestle(TM), its RESO Platinum-certified data platform to deliver services to brokers and their technology service providers.
WAV Group has written a lot about agent profiles, and usually with scorn. There is nothing that demonstrates a lack of professionalism than a profile with a grey cut out instead of a professional photo, or an empty bio page. In some small way, I hope that this quick article will stimulate a few more brokers, teams (groups), and agents to rekindle the professional flame and update headshots and bios now.
The other night I was driving down a main thoroughfare near where I live, and the traffic was heavy. This street is less than 500 yards from our home. And while we’re not adjacent to it, when we bought our house over 20 years ago, we were concerned about traffic noise.
Inside Real Estate, a leading national developer of enterprise cloud software solutions in real estate today announced that the company has experienced rapid growth in both revenue and customer adoption, garnering 150,000 users to their platform in 2018. With YoY growth at 300+% in both customer base and revenue, Inside Real Estate is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the industry.
WAV Group recently fielded its WAV Group 2019 CRM Effectiveness Study. The study distributed to 71,581 brokers across the country clearly demonstrated that Client Relationship Management (CRM) solutions are becoming mainstream.
BHHS Fox and Roach REALTORS® is among the largest real estate brokerages in America, wholly owned by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway Company. Fox and Roach is among the crown jewels of HomeServices in terms of size and volume along with Edina Realty, Long and Foster, Ebby Halliday and others. They have long maintained a commitment to delivering world class technology solutions to their agents and the customers they serve. Over the past two years, they have been focused on creating the most modern and best integrated platform for agents, rivaling any enterprise solution found in America today.
Today, First Multiple Listing Service(FMLS) named Jeremy Crawford, a seasoned MLS and technology executive as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Jeremy will also be joining the FMLS Board of Directors. According to Cantey Davis, current President, and FMLS Board Member, “We’re thrilled to have Jeremy coming on board with us. His unique blend of talents is rarely found in the real estate industry: He is a proven technologist, skilled communicator and accomplished business leader.” Crawford comes to FMLS from his role as Chief Executive Officer of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO). During his tenure with RESO, membership [...]