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. [...]

Maximizing MLS Tool Utilization: Tailoring Training for Power Users

It’s not at all unusual for MLS organizations to be disappointed by the limited adoption of MLS tools among top-producing members. Despite the undeniable benefits these tools offer, many power users seem reluctant to fully embrace them. Since top producers are the ones driving the success of a real estate market, it is imperative to find ways to engage them with training designed for the unique needs of those that complete several transactions per month. 

By |2024-04-29T09:30:36-07:00April 29th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Real AI: AI will make the big, bigger, latest AI trends, headlines, fast facts and AI Quote of the Week

By Kevin Hawkins with Korey Hawkins | Vol. 2 Post 15 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 weekly. AI will make the big, bigger Today, AI is in the business news headlines everywhere you look. Within 12 hours this week, OpenAI, Google, and Meta announced new AI versions. The French AI startup Mistral also released its latest version. Meta is launching its third version of Llama. Google released Gemini Pro 1.5 at Google Next 24. OpenAI issued its final [...]

Real AI: Is AI another boys’ club? Ode to Otter, headlines and an AI Quote of the Week

By Kevin Hawkins with Korey Hawkins | Vol. 2 Post 12  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 weekly. Does AI have a gender problem? As a long-time advocate of gender parity, an email in my inbox this week from Laura Meli with Girls Who Code asked this question as its subject line: “Is AI another boys’ club?” The email immediately notes that technological innovation and progress demand diverse perspectives, adding, “This is especially true in the field of [...]

Real AI: How current are the Chatbots, facts, headlines and an AI Quote of the Week

By Kevin Hawkins with Korey Hawkins | Vol. 2 Post 11 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 weekly. How current are the Chatbots ChatGPT, Claude, Gemini, and Pi? A client recently asked what seemed to be a pretty straightforward question about AI chatbots. “What is the most accurate and up-to-date AI engine available for content?” The truth is there is no easy answer to this question. First, the leading Chatbots continually improve through iteration and new training data. [...]

Clareity24 Recap: From AI and cybersecurity to legal eagles and legends, this sold-out conference had it all

Kevin Greene, Executive, General Manager of CoreLogic's Real Estate Solutions With a new venue, fresh, cutting-edge content, a stellar lineup of industry experts, thought leaders, and legends – plus a sellout crowd featuring the Who's Who of the MLS world – all the right ingredients were in place to make this year's CoreLogic Clareity24 a best-yet event. And it delivered that – and much more. Kicking off 2024 Clareity24 marked the inaugural event for Kevin Greene, the newly announced leader of CoreLogic's Real Estate Solutions group, as its new Executive, General Manager. Kevin's been a mainstay at Clareity [...]

By |2024-03-12T07:57:59-07:00March 12th, 2024|Conferences, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Real AI: AI ads are coming, Say hi to Pi, facts, headlines and an AI Quote of the Week

By Kevin Hawkins with Korey Hawkins | Vol. 2 Post 10 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 weekly. AI ads are coming My first journalism boss was the late, great Jeffery Weiss, managing editor at the Miami Hurricane, our University of Miami newspaper that was printed at the Miami Herald back in the day. Jeffery had two signs on his desk – a desk that was stacked with piles of papers a foot high covering the entire top [...]

The MLS Copyright of Listings Challenge: Understanding the Balance Between Copyright Infringement and Fair Use

The realm of copyright law is a delicate balance between protecting the rights of brokers and fostering the dissemination of aggregated listings.

By |2024-02-23T22:01:13-08:00February 24th, 2024|MLS Insights, Uncategorized|0 Comments

AI is a vital part of CoreLogic’s new Clareity Assure security platform for MLSs

Today, CoreLogic launched a vital and timely new security platform – Clareity Assure – now available to integrate as a front door to all MLS systems regardless of vendor. It is precisely the kind of protection MLSs need and must have in place. It uses artificial intelligence and machine learning for its adaptive authentication protection. It can identify suspicious activity and, most importantly, selectively deploy multi-factor authentication. By monitoring login activity in real time, it can automatically detect when login exceeds an acceptable risk threshold. Last year was a wakeup call for MLSs and security. The timing by CoreLogic could not [...]

Real AI: AI Turbo-powered, new AI research and top AI headlines

By Kevin Hawkins with Korey Hawkins | Vol. 1 Post 13 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. GPT-4 Turbo: What real estate pros need to know Microsoft-backed OpenAI, the creators of ChatGPT, during its first in-person developer event, launched a more powerful AI model dubbed GPT-4 Turbo, currently in Beta, among other advances. What will these AI improvements do? GPT-4 Turbo is said to be a smarter model than ChatGPT-4. It will let [...]

11 Cutting-Edge Ways Real Estate Brokers Can Use AI Today

This article was originally posted on retechnology.com. Artificial intelligence (AI for short) is arguably one of the biggest trends in real estate — and beyond — in 2023. What’s truly amazing is how fast the industry has figured out how AI can be used in real estate. Agents and brokers are using it for different tasks that would ordinarily take a person hours, if not longer. RE Technology hosted a webinar on Tuesday, September 19, with Liz Sturrock, the Chief of MLS and Innovation at Miami REALTORS(R). Sturrock’s job is to stay apprised of both risks and the opportunities when [...]

By |2023-09-21T10:41:32-07:00September 26th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

WAV Group Mourns the Passing of Former MetroList CEO Rick Trevino

WAV Group is saddened to hear about the loss of one of our favorite colleagues Rick Trevino. He always had a bright smile and a passion to do the right thing for his customers ad the industry overall. Hopefully, his family will take some solace in the amazing contribution Rick made to the world and to the real estate industry. The world is a better place because of his Rick’s contributions.

By |2023-05-10T12:17:24-07:00May 10th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments