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MLSListings Inc. Becomes the First Real Estate Platform to Offer Chinese Translation

Sunnyvale, CA. – February 23, 2017 – Taking the concept of local real estate to new heights, MLSListings now offers the translation of listing information into Simplified Chinese for agents and their clients. This new program is the first step in removing potential language barriers from the real estate process. “We have one of the most culturally-diverse markets in the country. For many buyers and sellers, English is not their first language. To support our agents and brokers even better, we are integratin g translation into other languages, where we can, in the tools we offer, to help them provide listing information in the [...]

MLSListings Offers RatePlug’s New Mortgage Technology to California Brokers & Agents

Many real estate brokers have modified their strategy with their mortgage affiliations as banks have fled the JVs and other joint arrangements. This has opened the door to MLSs like MLS Listings to partner with RatePlug to display live mortgage rates from leading local lenders. Let’s face it, for most families, it’s not the price of the home but rather the monthly payment that triggers affordability. Agents who can secure the lowest interest rates for their clients can leverage that to put deals together. A great thing about RatePlug is that brokers can invite their mortgage partners to display their rates [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:23:15+00:00May 10th, 2016|Broker-Agent Information, MLS Insights|0 Comments

The Ones to Watch: Upstream, Broker Portal, and the Kid in the Basement

Historically, the words, “location, location, location,” have guided the real estate industry; but today, a strong argument can be made to suggest that, “portal, portal, portal” has replaced location as a symbol of mysterious change and almost certain disruption. Forecasters and trend watchers such as Stephan Swanepoel, Jeremy Conaway, and Steve Murray have, for several years, warned us we were witnessing the final unraveling of our increasingly dysfunctional status quo. Our collective tone-deafness to broker concerns, including their desire to own profitable businesses and control their listings, the endless wave of new third party portal competitors and the ever present [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:23:43+00:00June 10th, 2015|Main category, MLS Insights|1 Comment

MLS Listings to host Broker Summit

Broker Symposium: Engaging the New Consumer Techmart Santa Clara  |  November 2, 2012 When:  Friday November 2, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM PDT   Where: Techmart Santa Clara 5201 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054 Get Driving Directions Add to my calendar   Dear Myra, Please join us Friday, November 2 for a series of panel discussions centered on the new consumer, featuring local real estate media, top producing brokers and leading industry best practices consultants and of course, the target market itself. Event emcee: Robert Bailey, Bailey Properties 2012 Chairman, MLSListings Inc Hear directly from buyers [...]

Non Dues Revenue for MLS

WAV Group Webinar Feb 15th at 10:00am PST   This WAV Group webinar will focus on a panel discussion about the topic of non-dues revenue. Numerous MLSs around the country have launched or are in the process of launching these programs to provide lower cost business solutions to MLS subscribers. According to the recent CMLS survey - 54% of today's MLSs offer some form of non-dues revenue. "These companies are pushing the boundaries of their non-dues revenue programs," says Marilyn Wilson, WAV Group Partner. Topic: Why MLSs pursue non-dues revenue Different options for generating non-dues revenue How it is positioned to their [...]

MLS Listings submits repeal request to NAR on IDX policies

MLS Listings of the San Francisco Bay area is apparantly the first MLS in the country to join The Realty Alliance, Leading RE, the Council of MLSs, Home Services and others who have sent letters to NAR requesting a denial of recent wrokgroup suggestions for IDX policies. MLSListings, Inc. operates a regional multiple listing service for 8 REALTOR® associations in the Silicon Valley and coastal regions of Northern California, encompassing a service area of over 28,000 square miles and representing more than $70 billion dollars in annual real estate transactions. We are owned by these associations, and governed by the [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:25:41+00:00May 4th, 2011|Main category, MLS Insights|2 Comments

Jeremy Crawford moves up state to MLS Listings

In a press release it was announced today that Real Estate Technology Leader Jeremy Crawford Joins MLSListings, Inc. as Chief Information Officer Jeremy also recently became a father! Congratulations to Jeremy and his family. It must be hard to leave Sandicor where he and his team, under the leadership of Ray Ewing provided outstanding services to the brokers and agents of San Diego County. in 2010, Mr. Crawford was awarded the CIO of the Year Award (see post link below). At MLS Listings he will serve under the leadership of James (Jim) Harrison, CEO, Deb McManus and a host of [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:25:52+00:00February 8th, 2011|Broker-Agent Information, Main category|0 Comments

WAV Group at Inman NYC

WAV Group partners, Mike Audet, Marilyn Wilson, and Victor Lund will be attending Real Estate Connect in New York City this week. Marilyn Wilson of the WAV Group will be supporting the conference by participating as a moderator and speaker on the MLS track. Be sure to check the schedule for details. If you would like to meet with us at the conference, please call us in advance to schedule some time, or stop by the RE Technology booth and ask Melissa McHone to track us down. As many of you know, WAV Group partners provided venture funding to RE Technology [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:25:55+00:00January 7th, 2011|Main category, MLS Insights|0 Comments