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Fargo FBS Acquisition

Inforum | 12.16.17

Fargo’s FBS, national leader in its real estate field, makes its first acquisition

A Fargo business has made its first acquisition, a move that aims to empower homebuyers while offering more tools to customers…#FBS #Flexmls

Hot Hoodz Colorado

RealEstateRama | 12.13.17

zavvie Reveals Colorado’s Hottest Neighborhoods with ‘Hot Hoodz’

What are Colorado’s hottest neighborhoods? Denver’s West Colfax and Chaffee Park are on the list…#zavvie

Hyperlocal Marketing Map

Realty Biz News | 12.11.17

Study finds big marketing opportunity for “hyperlocal” expertise

Real estate professionals admit that they’re failing to deliver when it comes to providing hyperlocal knowledge of specific housing markets, according to a new survey…#zavvie

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Vietnam Reatimes | 12.8.17

Imprev Thought Leader Survey is now truly international!

According to a recent survey from US brokers, phone and social networking applications…#Imprev

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Inman | 12.08.17

How are real estate leaders feeling about the future?

A group of broker-owners and executives who were responsible for more than ..#Imprev

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REALTOR Mag | 12.08.17

Brokers Share their 2017 Outlook

Top real estate executives are feeling less bullish about the coming year than they were two years ago…#Imprev

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Real Estate Center | 12.5.17

Texas housing: sales up, prices down

New home sales are up, prices are down, and homes sold a little faster in October 2017 according to HomesUSA.com New Homes Sales Index…#HomesUSA.com

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Inman | 11.30.17

Imprev wants to make marketing simple for every agent

Have suggestions for products that you’d like to…#Imprev

TexasHoming

MPA | 11.28.17

Buying a new home in Texas is getting more affordable

The price of a new home in Texas has fallen making the market slightly more affordable for homebuyers…#HomesUSA.com

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Builder | 11.27.17

Homes Sales Up, Prices Down In Texas

Texas new home sales are up, prices are down, and homes sold a little faster in October, according to HomesUSA.com New Homes Sales Index…#HomesUSA.com

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Imprev | 10.05.17

Imprev Enhances Real Estate Marketing Automation Services

Real estate’s leading automated marketing services provider, Imprev, just made it easier for real estate..#IMPREV

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RISMedia | 8.31.17

Bright MLS Earns RESO 1.5 Platinum Certification

Bright MLS has become one of the first multiple listing services (MLSs) in the country to earn the…#RESO

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MPA | 8.31.17

Flagstar closes first RMBS securitization

Flagstar has entered the residential mortgage-backed …#OpesAdvisors

RESO Fall Conference Data Standards

RETechnology | 8.30.17

5 Ways RESO Data Standards are Benefiting Brokerages

Real estate standards are coming of age with the massive number of potential benefits to brokers, agents and consumers….#RESO

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RETechnology | 8.29.17

Understanding the advantages of eSigning

Old habits are hard to break, so if you’re an agent or broker that hasn’t been an ….#FormSimplicity

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TruWest | 8.28.17

Texas New Home Prices Increase, Sales Pace Show Signs Of Slowing

Pending new home sales are up in Texas and the pace of new home sales showed ….#HomesUSA.com

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MPA | 8.27.17

New home sales in Texas Improve in July

Stabilizing sales prices drove an improvement in the pace of new home sales and pending new home sales in Texas…#HomesUSA.com

Texas metros New Homes Texas and American Flags Flying

HousingWire | 8.27.17

New homes becoming more affordable in Texas metros

New home prices leveled off in the Texas metropolitan areas, even seeing a drop in their 12-month rolling average…#HomesUSA.com

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RISMedia | 8.23.17

WAV Group’s Kevin Hawkins Accepted Into Forbes Real Estate Council

WAV Group Communications President Kevin Hawkins has been accepted into the Forbes Real Estate Council…#TechHelpline #Forbes

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Palm Beach Post | 8.16.17

Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches and Greater Ft. Lauderdale Realtors Honored With First Waves of Change Award By The WAV Group

The Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches (RAPB) and …#FBS

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Market Wired | 8.10.17

Real Estate Standards Organization Announces Massive Data Dictionary Update

The Real Estate Standards Organization, or RESO, announced the biggest …#RESO

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BizWest | 8.9.17

Real estate startup zavvie expanding into California

Malware. Phishing. Vishing. Smishing. Pharming. Spoofing. Ransomware. Spyware. Virus. You probably …#zavvie

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The Colorado Daily | 8.9.17

Boulder’s zavvie expands real estate technology offerings to California

Real estate tech startup zavvie, based in Boulder, has expanded into California  …#zavvie

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The MReport | 8.8.17

Oh, Where Technology Will Go

Even though it’s only five years from now, predicting …#Imprev

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WAV Group | 8.7.17

CoreLogic Expands Real Estate Division with Clareity Purchase

Exciting news was announced today! Clareity has been purchased by  …#CoreLogic

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RE Technology | 8.7.17

Knowing What These Tech Buzzwords Mean Could Save Your Real Estate Business

Malware. Phishing. Vishing. Smishing. Pharming. Spoofing. Ransomware. Spyware. Virus. You probably …#TechHelpline

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Inman News | 8.7.17

What are the next big trends in real estate technology?

Mobile is still ultra-hot and marketing automation is still on the rise — but  …#Imprev

Yahoo! Story zavvie Lane photo

Yahoo! Finance | 8.2.17

zavvie to Break with the Status Quo at Tech Show

A hot Colorado-based real estate tech startup is breaking with marketing convention by assembling…#zavvie

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DMN Newswire! | 8.2.17

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RIS Media | 8.2.17

Lack of Data Standards Costing Brokers

A hot Colorado-based real estate tech startup is breaking with marketing convention by assembling…#RESO

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WAV Group | 8.1.17

ELM STREET TECHNOLOGY AND THIS OLD HOUSE LAUNCH CO-BRANDED DIGITAL MARKETING PLATFORM FOR REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS

Elm Street Technology and This Old House have just announced the launch of…#ElmStreetTechnology

National Digital Marketing Expert Media Badge

Real Estate Rama | 8.1.17

National Digital Marketing Expert to Speak At Top Real Estate Tech Conference

“Using Facebook To Dominate Your Neighborhood” is the attention-grabbing title of the session…#zavvie

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Inman News | 7.31.17

Zavvie is the tool that can help you become a local expert

Have suggestions for products that you’d like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe…#zavvie

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ABC FOX Montana | 7.31.17

Flagstar Announces Closing of Inaugural RMBS Securitization

…#OpesAdvisors

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Real Estate Rama | 7.27.17

Blogging & Marketing Expert Elias to Speak At Top Real Estate Tech Conference

“Stop Blogging! How To Build A Hyperlocal Content Machine” is the compelling title of the session…#zavvie

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RIS Media | 7.26.17

Top 35 Real Estate Firms for Service Excellence Announced

Quality Service Certification, Inc. (QSC) has announced its Top 35 real estate firms for service …#QSC

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WAV Group | 7.25.17

BROKERS – How RESO Will Help You Become a GREAT Competitor Online

Brokers, even those that invest significant money in their online presence struggle to engage potential …#RESO

Opes Houseing Wire Vases Money Plant

Housingwire | 7.25.17

Flagstar acquisitions paid off big time

The earnings report is out for how Flagstar Bancorp’s two major acquisitions earlier this year fared for the bank, revealing…#OpesAdvisors

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Uexpress | 7.21.17

Model Home Prices Often Differ From Those Listed Online

New homebuyers who search builder websites are likely to be in for a big surprise when they visit model homes…#HomesUSA.com

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Real Estate Rama | 7.20.17

Seattle Real Estate Expert Bortfeld to Speak At Top Real Estate Tech Conference

“What Consumers Really Want Will Shock You – Hint: It’s about them … #zavvie

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WAV Group | 7.17.17

Don’t Miss Leveraging High-Quality Content to Engage Online Consumers

WAV Group will be hosting a free webinar on August 1st at… #WAVGroup.

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 HousingWire | 7.14.17

Nearly 40% of homes in Dallas went to flippers, investors and builders last year

According to an article in The Dallas Morning News by Steve Brown, nearly 40% of the homes sold in the Dallas area last year didn’t… #HomesUSA.com

RESO Certification Front Media Badge

WAV Group | 7.13.17

Did you miss RESO, RETS Standards, and You: News from the RESO Certification Front?

MLS data services for brokers, agents, and their technology providers are changing at a very rapid pace…#RESO

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Inman News | 7.6.17

Straight talk: why agents leave your brokerage

Only two metrics really matter to your brokerage: recruitment and retention…#Imprev

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Inman News | 7.6.17

REAL Trends Announces America’s Best Real Estate Agents List

The list, now in its fifth year, ranks the most…#HomesUSA.com

Predictive Analytics QR Code Media Badge

Inman News | 6.29.17

Could predictive analytics become tomorrow’s QR code?

Quick response codes may soon take a back seat to predictive analytics…#zavvie

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RE Technology | 6.26.17

Does your MLS or Association provide tech support? It should.

Think about how many times you used your smartphone today. …#TechHelpline

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Inman News| 6.24.17

MLS-CLAW Awarded RESO Certification

While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there’s …#RESO

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Inman News| 6.23.17

Real Trends: Meet 2017’s 1,000 top-producing real estate agents and teams

There’s a lot of talk and braggadocio in the real estate industry, but the numbers don’t lie. …#HomesUSA.com

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The Dallas Morning News | 6.23.17

Who is the nation’s top real estate agent? The Addison guy who sold 3,500 homes

The top real estate agent in the nation doesn’t sell Hollywood palaces, …#HomesUSA.com

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Yahoo! | 6.20.17

FBS and Solid Earth Announce Partnership to Integrate Spark API with Spring

FBS, the creators of the industry-leading Flexmls System and Spark Platform, announced…#FBS

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Spoke | 6.20.17

FBS and Solid Earth Announce Partnership to Integrate Spark API with Spring

Michael Wurzer, CEO of FBS Matt Fowler, Chief Executive Officer of Solid Earth..#FBS

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CMLS| 6.20.17

FBS and Solid Earth to Integrate Spark API with Spring

 FBS, the creators of the industry-leading Flexmls System and Spark Platform, announced a partnership with…#FBS

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Mortgage Professional America| 6.15.17

Opes Advisors welcomes new California area manager

Opes Advisors has named Wendy Sisneroz as the new…#OpesAdvisors

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RE Technology | 6.15.17

Broker Portal Announces 7 new board members

The Broker Public Portal (BPP) is a thriving real estate industry …#BrokerPortal

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Inman News | 6.07.17

Inman Announces the First Round of Real Estate Startup Companies for ICSF17

Inman announced the first round of companies that will be exhibiting in Startup Alley. …#zavvie

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RE Technology | 6.05.17

The 5 Tech Tips You Can’t Live Without

Let’s face it: our lives are now tech-centric. …#TechHelpline

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HighBeam Research | 6.04.17

Elm Street Technology Completes Acquisition of Consolidated Knowledge

Elm Street Technology (EST) reported the acquisition of Consolidated Knowledge, …#ElmStreetTechnology

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Inman News | 6.02.17

Listing Bits: The Upstream ‘pivot’ that should be called a ‘180’

This was recorded before NAR announced the details of additional funding…#FBS

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Inside Mortgage Finance Publications| 6.02.17

Flagstar Moves to ‘Protect’ Mortgage Revenue

Flagstar Bancorp completed two acquisitions this year that officials said were aimed…#OpesAdvisors

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DSNews.com| 5.31.17

Elm Street Technology Acquires Consolidated Knowledge

Elm Street Technology (EST), who offers a portfolio of real estate technology  …#ElmStreetTechnology

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WAV Group| 5.25.17

Highlights and Lowlights at NAR Midyear

The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo is a mouthful, so we #TechHelpline

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Houston Agent Magazine | 5.23.17

New home sales in Houston are up, days on market stays steady

New home sales in Houston grew 12 percent with nearly 1,400 more new …#HomesUSA.com

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Yahoo! | 5.23.17

Index Says Texas Home Sales Up, but Pace Slows as Austin Surprises

 While new home sales in the four largest new home sales markets in Texas are up more than  …#HomesUSA.com

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Yahoo! | 5.23.17

Startup zavvie helps Colorado homeowners find the “savvy” real estate agents | Spoke

To characterize Molly and Michael Rowells as experienced home sellers  …#zavvie

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TheMReport.com | 5.19.17

Flagstar Bancorp Closes on Acquisition

Flagstar Bancorp, Inc., a savings and loan holding company, announced Monday that it  …#OpesAdvisors

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Inman News | 5.19.17

Listing Bits: The controversial pivot to API

UtahRealEstate.com (URE) recently became the first out of more than 750 MLSs in the nation to#RESO

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Real Estate In Depth| 5.17.17

Rand Realty Launches New Agent Platform

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty reported recently that it had launched …#Imprev

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Inman News| 5.16.17

Opes Advisors expanding to all 50 states with acquisition by Flagstar Bancorp

It’s easy when the housing market is in a dip to tell buyers that it’s a smart time to think about purchasing a home, assuming they can afford it — but what about  …#OpesAdvisors

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Inman News| 5.13.17

Tech Helpline Adds 53,000 New Realtors

While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there’s another…#TechHelpline

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WAV Groupahoo! | 5.12.17

A Look Ahead to NAR Midyear

Next week is NAR Midyear, formally known as the “REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo” in …#NAR

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WAV Group | 5.11.17

New Merger Creates Third Largest Association in America

Consolidation of Associations of Realtors® and Multiple Listing Organizations …#FBS

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Yahoo! | 5.11.17

Florida Realtors Tech Helpline Records Another Growth Spurt

 In the first 120 days this year, more than 53,000 real estate professionals…#TechHelpline

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Seattlepi| 5.11.17

UtahRealEstate.com Becomes The First MLS to Achieve RESO 1.5 Data Dictionary Platinum Certification

The RESO Data Dictionary is known as the real estate industry’s “Rosetta Stone” …#RESO

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Inman| 5.08.17

Imprev Donates Marketing Center to Giveback Homes

Automated real estate marketing company Imprev has opened its doors to a new …#Imprev

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Seattlepi| 5.08.17

RESO Honors Outstanding Volunteers at 2017 Spring Tech Summit

The Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) recently honored its volunteers …#RESO

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Real Estate News| 5.02.17

Imprev Launches Marketing Center for Giveback Homes

The Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) recently honored its volunteers …#RESO

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RIS Media | 4.26.17

The Greening of the MLS

The MLS is an essential part of the real estate business. Both real estate professionals and ..#RESO

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Houston Chronicle | 4.25.17

New Homes Took Longer to Sell in March

The pace of new home sales in the two of the four largest new home sales markets in Texas slowed  …#HomesUSA.com

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WAV Group | 4.25.17

Brokers Can Now Freely Use This Old House Video for Website Content

WAV Group will be hosting a free informational webinar next Tuesday …#WAVGroup

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Builder Magazine| 4.17.17

EXp Realty deepens leadership bench with 4 big industry hires

The MLS is an essential part of the real estate business. Both real estate professionals…#RESO

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The Colorado Daily| 4.13.17

Real estate 2.0′: Boulder’s 8z spins off technology into new company zavvie

There is plenty of real estate data online — home listings, activity reports, price and appreciation information…#zavvie

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Yahoo! Finance| 4.11.17

Homesnap now available to over 500,000 agents

Homesnap, which is the public face of the Broker Public Portal (BPP), has surged past the…#BrokerPortal

Builder Magazine House For Sale

Builder Magazine| 4.05.17

Builders’ Prices Often Don’t Match MLS Listings

The HomesUSA.com “New Home Prices and Data Accuracy” study, which examined…#HomesUSA.com

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RIS Media| 4.04.17

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty Launches Integrated Platform

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty recently launched an integrated platform for…#Imprev

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HousingWire 4.04.17

Flagstar Bancorp acquires mortgage bank to expand lending

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed, and the deal is subject to customary closing conditions…#OpesAdvisors

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Inside Mortgage Finance Publications| 4.04.17

Flagstar Acquires ‘Certain’ Assets of $3 Billion a Year Lender Opes

With the purchase of Opes, Flagstar likely will move up two spots in the origination rankings to number…#OpesAdvisors

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RIS Media| 4.03.17

RISMedia Releases 29th Annual Power Broker Report: Top 500 Firms Ranked

For the first time in a long time, the outlook for residential real estate is decidedly bullish…#Imprev

NewsApril2017Issue2

WAV Group Report – April 2017 Issue 2

Brokers Can Now Freely Use This Old House Video for Website Content
WAV Group will be hosting a free informational webinar next Tuesday…

NewsApril2017Issue1

WAV Group Report – April 2017 Issue 1

Homesnap Now Available To Over 500,000 Agents
Homesnap, which is the public face of the Broker Public Portal (BPP), has surged past the 500,000 agent mark…

NewsMarch2017Issue2

WAV Group Report – March 2017 Issue 2

Effective Ways to Generate Seller Leads
As a consulting firm, WAV Group has a full bag of executional tricks for firms to consider when they are setting strategy…

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Yahoo! Finance – 3.24.2017

Opes Advisors, a financial advisory firm headquartered in the Silicon Valley and known for innovative mortgage lending, today announced its … #OpesAdvisors

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Inman News – 3.23.2017

She is the President and CEO of Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED), the real estate… #RESO

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Inman News – 3.21.2017

The U.S. housing market is booming. The National Association of Home Builders cites… #IMPREV

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Inman News – 3.21.2017

Sifting through listing data is no one’s idea of a good time. But both brokers and…#FBS

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Advisory HQ – 3.10.2017

Before ranking the top real estate agents and creating a… #HomesUSA.com

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Inman News – 3.14.2017

When agents are responsible for conceptualizing and creating their marketing…  #HomesUSA.com

Advisory HQ

Advisory HQ – 3.10.2017

Before ranking the top real estate agents and creating a… #HomesUSA.com

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Built In Colorado – 3.10.2017

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WAV Group – 3.09.2017

Last year HomesUSA.com’s Ben Caballero, who has been …#HomesUSA.com

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Inman – 3.09.2017

Nearly half of the real estate professionals in the U.S. and Canada now…#TechHelpline

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Yahoo!– 3.08.2017

 From Denver to Colorado Springs, Boulder to Fort Collins, zavvie — a new Colorado real estate startup — is offering to…#zavvie

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9News.com– 3.08.2017

Lane Hornung, founder of Boulder-based 8z Real Estate, has launched a new venture aimed at …#zavvie

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Denver Business Journal– 3.07.2017

Lane Hornung, founder of Boulder-based 8z Real Estate, has launched a new …#zavvie

NewsMarch2017Issue1

WAV Group Report – March 2017 Issue 1

MFRMLS Launches New Consumer Website
My Florida Regional MLS (MFRMLS) is one of the five largest MLS companies in America with more than 50,000 subscribers serving the central Florida region, including major US cities of Orlando and Tampa…

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Mortgage News Daily– 02.24.2017

Boss: “Working hard here, Jimmy?” Jimmy: “Yep, ever since I heard you coming down the stairs!” Mortgage banks are…#OpesAdvisors

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Inman– 02.22.2017

For this month’s contest we’ve been asked to pick our two favorite tech tools to…#FormSimplicity

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NewsTimes.com (AP) – 02.20.2017

STAMFORD — The firm that owns one of the most valuable home-improvement media brands is making major additions to its portfolio of digital properties….#ThisOldHouse

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PR Daily– 02.14.2017

Investing in video production presents unique challenges…#FormSimplicity

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WAV Group– 02.14.2017

Every Valentine’s Day, you can smell the roses, taste the chocolates and almost feel that love is…#FBS

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Inman News– 02.14.2017

“Every year Inman talks about how the MLS is doomed,” says…#FBS

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Yahoo! – 02.13.2017

Citing a series of “firsts” in software for supporting Multiple…#FBS

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Inman News– 02.14.2017

Michael Wurzer on why the MLS isn’t going anywhere
“Every year Inman talks about how the MLS is doomed,”…#FBS

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Inman News– 02.14.2017

Michael Wurzer on why the MLS isn’t going anywhere
“Every year Inman talks about how the MLS is doomed,”…#FBS

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RE Technology – 02.13.2017

We just released the preliminary agenda…#RESO

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RE Technology – 02.13.2017

If you’re a broker and you’re a member of more than one MLS…#RESO

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RealEstateRama – 02.13.2017

 Citing a series of “firsts” in software for supporting…#FBS

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Inman– 02.06.2017

 Email Craig Rowe. HomesUSA.com is a platform for …#HomesUSA.com

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This Old House – 02.02.2017

Today, Elm Street Technology (EST) and This Old House Ventures, LLC, (TOHV) announced a partnership …#ElmStreetTechnology

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Yahoo!– 02.02.2017

 This Old House Ventures (TOHV) announced a partnership that aims to provide the real estate industry and its practitioners with …#ElmStreetTechnology

NewsletterFebruary2017Issue2

WAV Group Report – February 2017 Issue 2

Brokers and MLSs Get Paid To Display This Old House Content
In a press release today, Prem Luthra of Elm Street Technology unveiled his latest venture, a partnership with This Old House…

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Vendor Alley – 01.30.2017

Michael Wurzer is the President and CEO of FBS, Creators of Flexmls. FBS is a 100% … #FBS

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Re Technology – 01.29.2017

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RIS Media – 01.26.2017

A collaboration between the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR), CoreLogic and the Real Estate …#RESO

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Pacific Business Times– 01.26.2017

Financial services firm Opes Advisors is relocating its Santa Barbara office to the Presidio Avenue neighborhood at the…#OpesAdvisors

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RE Technology – 01.23.2017

Two big leadership lists were just released: one from Inman News and…#RESO

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Inman – 01.17.2017

Recruiting more agents is the most critical…#Imprev

Ben Cabellero

RealEstateRama – 01.17.2017

The real estate industry’s leading source of news…#HomesUSA.com

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StreetInsider.com – 01.16.2017

As they grow less confident in the economy, top real estate executives at firms of all sizes find themselves…#Imprev

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Real Estate Rama – 01.16.2017

Renwick Congdon, CEO of Bellevue-based Imprev (www.imprev.com), was named to the…#Imprev

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RIS Media– 01.15.2017

The impact of the annual reveal of the…#HomesUSA.com

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RE Technology – 01.12.2017

The Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) has driven the most important…#RESO

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WAV Group – 01.10.2017

This afternoon I was able to enjoy a delightful conversation between …#FBS

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Mortgage News Daily – 01.10.2017

What does $1.38 million, uh, I mean $138 thousand, buy you in South Dakota?…#OpesAdvisors

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Puget Sound Business Journal – 01.09.2017

A new list of the most powerful people in North American residential real estate …#

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WAV Group – 01.06.2017

The impact of the annual reveal of both the…#RESO

RE Technology

RE Technology – 01.05.2017

The impact of the annual reveal of the…#HomesUSA.com

NewsJanuary2017Issue1

WAV Group Report – January 2017 Issue 1

RESO Standards Adoption Report
The Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) has driven the most important data solution for real estate brokers over the past year…

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Financial Planning – 12.22.2016

A mortgage firm that brings financial planning into the client’s home buying decision-making process has built itself into …#OpesAdvisors

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Real Estate Rama – 12.15.2016

The Real Estate Standards Organization, or RESO, announced today the …#RESO

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Realtor Magazine online – 12.08.2016

Top real estate executives are feeling less bullish about the coming year than they were two years ago. Their concerns are …#HomesUSA.com

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RISMedia – 12.07.2016

Top real estate executives’ confidence in the U.S. economy and housing market for …#Imprev

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Vendor Alley – 12.06.2016

I’ve been meaning to write about Troy and his company …#EFB

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Yahoo! Finance – 12.06.2016

America’s number one Realtor® Ben Caballero, president of Texas-based HomesUSA.com and who last year became the …#HomesUSA.com

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Yahoo! Finance – 12.05.2016

A mortgage firm that brings financial planning into the client’s home buying…#OpesAdvisors

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RIS Media – 12.02.2016

What began 30 years ago as a door-to-door labor of love for#RESO

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RE Technology – 12.01.2016

The first time you attempt anything is a … #RESO

NewsDecember2016

WAV Group Report – December 2016 Issue 89

What Is Ahead for Consolidation, RESO, Upstream and Broker Portal?
2016 has been a great year for real estate. On many levels, we see the entire industry rethinking…

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Inman News – 11.29.2016

Mortgage lenders are increasingly deploying electronic technology to …#OpesAdvisors

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Inman News – 11.24.2016

If you’re tired of losing out on multiple offers situations, then…#HomesUSA.com

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REI Automation– 11.24.2016

It is now easier for real estate brokerages of any size to access sophisticated marketing …#Imprev

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US News & World Report – 11.23.2016

It’s no secret that Austin, Texas‘ real estate market is booming. Thanks to high…#HomesUSA.com

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WAV Group – 11.15.2016

Like many Americans, I was glued to the television on election night, …#NAR

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RIS Media – 11.14.2016

As the real estate industry continues to gain momentum, real estate professionals are tasked …#Imprev

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Inman News – 11.12.2016

While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there’s another level of…#FBS

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RE Technology – 11.02.2016

 AgentSquared, the powerful all-in-one real estate marketing and ..#FBS

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WAV Group – 11.02.2016

This week, Orlando is more than home to Disney World and tens of thousands of happy tourists across the globe: it also …#NAR

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RISMedia – 11.02.2016

Remember the days when you had to wait for someone to …#Imprev

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Yahoo! Finance – 11.02.2016

AgentSquared, the powerful all-in-one real estate marketing  …#RESO

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RIS Media – 11.01.2016

Imprev has integrated with ListHub in a re-architecture of its Listing Automation services,  …#Imprev

NewsletterNovember2016

WAV Group Report – November 2016 Issue 88

To Zap Or Not To Zap
That is the question for many brokers today who are part of the Realogy® Franchise Group…

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Inman News – 10.29.2016

While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there’s …#HomesUSA.com

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Inman News – 10.19.2016

As winter approaches, many agents watch their book of business dwindle …#HomesUSA.com

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Vendor Alley– 10.19.2016

Lots to chew on here. I’ve always thought Listingbook had a lot of promise but …#ElmStreetTechnology

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Inman News – 10.18.2016

This article is designed for the approximately 60,000 new Realtors who…#TechHelpline

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DSNews.com – 10.12.2016

Elm Street Technology has announced the launch of Elevate…#ElmStreetTechnology

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Yahoo! Finance – 10.12.2016

Two best-in-class acquisitions, including one of the most established real estate marketing brands used by millions of consumers…#ElmStreetTechnology

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RE Technology – 10.11.2016

How Employee-Owned FBS Became a ’35-Year Old Startup’
In the world of MLS system providers, there is almost a …#FBS

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ActiveRain – Blog – 10.06.2016

Most people prepare their home for high winds and rain; fewer prepare… #FloridaRealtors

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Creating Accountability in an Independent Contractor World – 10.01.2016

Gain new perspective on an age-old problem! RISMedia’s next Broker Best …#Imprev

NewsletterOctober2016

WAV Group Report – October 2016 Issue 87

Aculist Edge for Brokers – Big Data, MLS Powered
There are a few companies that have developed analytic and business intelligence tools for real estate…

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National Mortgage Professional Magazine – 09.30.2016

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WAV Group – 09.14.2016

In Orlando, Florida, the energy was electric, the attendance was impressive…#FloridaRealtors

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Yahoo! Finance – 09.12.2016

Last month a dedicated and motivated crew from Zephyr Real Estate’s Marin office…#OpesAdvisors

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StreetInsider.com– 09.09.2016

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION…#ElmStreetTechnology

NewsletterSeptember2016

WAV Group Report – September 2016 Issue 86

Is Data Sharing Still a Viable Option?
The world we operate in is getting smaller and more connected every day…

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Bimbo’s 365 Club was packed on Thursday night for the inaugural Innovator Bash, honoring…#CoreLogic

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 Real estate leaders are nearly unanimous in support of Upstream, a new real estate …#Imprev

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Last week Upstream launched a website, upstreamre.com, as a resource for …#Imprev

NewsletterAugust2016

WAV Group Report – August 2016 Issue 85

Zillow Group Buys Bridge to Go Upstream
Zillow Group announced the purchase of Bridge Interactive, making them the provider of listing input in a number of MLSs, and the data distribution manager in many others…

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Builder Magazine– 07.29.2016

From Builder to Realtor
Among the more pressing concerns for builders…#HomesUSA.com

NewsletterJuly2016

WAV Group Report – July 2016 Issue 84

Will Zillow Win The MLS Data Aggregation Wars
A new war over data management has broken out among America’s largest technology firms, and no clear winner is in sight…

NewsletterJune2016

WAV Group Report – June 2016 Issue 83

Broker with 357 Listings Gets No Leads From Trulia Last Week
WAV Group provides brokers with consulting on online marketing…

NewsletterMay2016

WAV Group Report – May 2016 Issue 82

Broker Public Portal Reveals Partnership and Plan
It is with much excitement that I would like to announce some major news for the Broker Public Portal project!…

NewsletterApril2016

WAV Group Report – April 2016 Issue 81

What the Real Estate Industry Could Learn from FIRST Robotics?
Robots are cool…

NewsletterMarch2016

WAV Group Report – March 2016 Issue 80

Digital Dawn: Amazon is creating the smart house for the rest of us
Late Christmas morning, after the presents were opened, the wrapping discarded and breakfast consumed, my wife sent a text to her real best friend Paige that read, “I have a new best friend!”…

NewsletterFebruary2016

WAV Group Report – February 2016 Issue 79

California Regionals Breaking Ranks
February is the month of love, but in the case of California Regional MLSs, it may be the month of divorce…

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Vendor Alley – 01.30.2016

Not sure if you noticed but the Vendor Alley Job Board is chock full of great opportunities…#FBS

NewsletterJanuary2016

WAV Group Report – January 2016 Issue 78

Do you have a PR plan for 2016?
Public relations may be one of the most underappreciated and misunderstood tools in the average real estate brokerage’s marketing arsenal…

NewsletterDecember2015

WAV Group Report – December 2015 Issue 77

Pacific Union International seeks Vice President, Business & Digital Intelligence
WAV Group is leading an effort to help Pacific Union International (PUI) find a Vice President, Business & Digital Intelligence (VPBDI)…

NewsletterNovember2015

WAV Group Report – November 2015 Issue 76

WAV Group has just published a case study examining enterprise-level transaction management systems
WAV Group Consulting works with real estate brokerages to perfect back office enterprise business…

NewsletterOctober2015

WAV Group Report – October 2015 Issue 75

Upstream Agent Record
Many assume that Upstream is only about listings…

NewsletterSeptember2015

WAV Group Report – September 2015 Issue 74

A TRULY Broker-Centric MLS – What a Concept!
The now infamous GRIPE List issued by Craig Cheatham back in 2013 has led to a plethora of new ideas and initiatives…

NewsletterAugust2015

WAV Group Report – August 2015 Issue 73

DotLoop and Zillow
As far as I know, DotLoop customers were happy enough with the product and service until the announcement that the company was being purchased by Zillow…

NewsletterJuly2015

WAV Group Report – July 2015 Issue 72

Is Zillow a Great Broker?

Zillow is not a broker. Well, technically they are registered as a brokerage in many states and hold brokerage licenses, but they do not market themselves as a brokerage…

NewsletterJune2015

WAV Group Report – June 2015 Issue 71

Trulia in the Zillow Era

As an analyst for many brokerages, franchises, and MLSs, WAV Group looks carefully at reports from publishers to understand dynamics that can be leveraged to enhance performance…

NewsletterMay2015

WAV Group Report – May 2015 Issue 70

Project Upstream Revealed

For a few years now, industry leaders have been working together to address data problems, producing almost two years ago a solution concept called “Upstream.”…

NewsletterApril2015

WAV Group Report – April 2015 Issue 69

Enabling an Ecosystem of Innovation for Real Estate

The MLS technology model has been relatively flat-footed for some time now…

NewsletterMarch2015

WAV Group Report – March 2015 Issue 68

The Powerful Magic of Telling Your Story via Video

Sometimes your children really can teach you meaningful things about how to be more successful in your life…

NewsletterFebruary2015

WAV Group Report – February 2015 Issue 67

Do you love what you do?
It’s been a whirlwind past few weeks with Inman Connect and Leading RE and everything in between…

NewsletterJanuary2015

WAV Group Report – January 2015 Issue 66

REALTORS Federal Credit Union Update
At the New Orleans National Association of REALTORS Convention in Expo, I had the chance to catch up with Chief Executive Wes Wiggins of JTHS REALTORS in the great State of Florida…

NewsletterDecember2014

WAV Group Report – December 2014 Issue 65

Help us Prioritize the Best Ways for IDX feeds to work Harder for Brokers
I have to tell you that every time I think about the MLS Policy Meeting at this year’s NAR Conference in New Orleans, it puts a big smile on my face…

NewsletterNovember2014

WAV Group Report – November 2014 Issue 64

REALTOR(R) Productivity is stronger than expected
The world is looking up in real estate…

NewsletterOctober2014

WAV Group Report – October 2014 Issue 63

IDX Policies Proposed to Go More Broker-Friendly

I am proud to say that WAV Group has been working with the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World to create a set of recommendations for ways to improve and update IDX policy…

NewsletterSeptember2014

WAV Group Report – September 2014 Issue 62

Real estate industry veteran to lead WAV Group Communications

Real estate industry communications and marketing veteran Kevin Hawkins has been named President of WAV Group Communications, the newest division of the real estate industry’s leading consulting firm, WAV Group…

NewsletterAugust2014

WAV Group Report – August 2014 Issue 61

Who Syndicated My Listings?

We have learned over the last half-decade of doing listing syndication that it is complicated, especially for firms that have multiple offices, multiple associations, multiple MLSs, and possibly a franchise or network…

NewsletterJuly2014

WAV Group Report – July 2014 Issue 60

Can you Trust Your Digital Signatures? Top 8 Ways to Know for Sure
It’s not always easy to sort out what those tools are, however…

NewsletterJune2014

WAV Group Report – June 2014 Issue 59

Euro Net Privacy Calls Brokers to Action Standards
I have often been heard shouting about consumer privacy in real estate…

NewsletterMay2014

WAV Group Report – May 2014 Issue 58

WAV Group Report on Video Marketing – Becoming Mainstream
With all the marketing tools at your disposable, what should you use to stand out from the competition?…

NewsletterApril2014

WAV Group Report – April 2014 Issue 57

Broker Technology Adoption and Satisfaction Study
WAV Group partner Victor Lund is pleased to release the results of our recent survey to measure what technologies brokers have adopted and how satisfied they are with each…

NewsletterMarch2014

WAV Group Report – March 2014 Issue 56

A Potential New Role for the MLS
The home buying process and obtaining a mortgage are inextricably linked…

NewsletterFebruary2014

WAV Group Report – February 2014 Issue 55

Invitation to Participate in the 2014 WAV Group Broker Technology Adoption Survey
As real estate agents and brokers strive to develop process to improve every area of their trade, technology supports them…

NewsletterJanuary2014

WAV Group Report – January 2014 Issue 54

Agent Responsiveness Study Reveals Critical Flaws in Real Estate Lead Response
A new whitepaper reveals that failure to respond to leads in a timely manner is a major problem for many real estate professionals…

NewsletterDecember2013

WAV Group Report – December 2013 Issue 53

WAV Group 2013 MLS Technology Survey Report
It is our pleasure to share the results of the WAV Group 2013 MLS Technology Survey report with you…

NewsletterOctober2013

WAV Group Report – October 2013 Issue 52

Is Too Much Agent- Centricity at the Heart of the Industry Dysfunction?

A couple of months ago, I wrote a post called the “Challenge for Positive Change” that highlighted many of the relationship dysfunctions we are experiencing in the industry today…

NewsletterSeptember2013

WAV Group Report – September 2013 Issue 51

Advertising in an Association Owned MLS Webinar- Don’t Miss This!
Join WAV Group for an informational webinar on advertising in an Association owned MLS!…

NewsletterAugust2013

WAV Group Report – August 2013 Issue 50

Call for 2013 MLS Technology Survey Participants
WAV Group will be fielding the third annual WAV Group MLS Technology survey in September. We are inviting all MLSs to take part…

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