North Carolina Regional MLS has created an impressive and unique alternative to the data share models promoted by other MLSs. Through NCRMLS’s wholesale cooperative model, they have proliferated in North Carolina and now reach into southern Virginia with their latest announcement. What’s the big buzz? Jody Wainio, the current President of NCRMLS, explains the significant advantage of their wholesale cooperative model is that it brings everyone under one set of rules. It also ensures data integrity and fosters broker cooperation. But, most importantly, it eliminates duplicate MLS memberships and the accompanying fees. The data share models, Jody says, “can have [...]
With the hottest real estate market in history, many REALTORS® and clients have lost thousands of potential transactions and billions of dollars in value. REALTORS® are in desperate need of our help to get their families to safety and then to begin the expensive and arduous task of re-building their homes and their businesses.
This is an enormous problem and the most serious threat to our industry. It is a problem that we have faced every year before today, and one that we are going to face until consumers simply stop working with Realtors and start hiring companies that supervise Realtors.
WAV Group built their mobile app to demonstrate a communication strategy that we believe will be vital for Franchises, MLSs, Brokers, and Realtor® Associations in 2020.
Selfless Souls: 2019 Realtor® Good Neighbor Award Winners Honored, Celebrate 20-Year Milestone of Giving Back
I just love to celebrate those selfless souls that take time out of their busy lives to give back to their local communities. The 2019 REALTOR(R) Good Neighbor Awards celebrate the best of the best in the real estate community.
Red Oak Realty is a great company on the east side of the San Francisco Bay. This area provides a lucrative place for independent brokerage firms like Red Oak Realty to thrive. Pacific Union was the last company to focus on independent firm mergers in this area before their sale to Compass and now Red Oak Realty has announced an acquisition with Marvin Gardens Real Estate.
As someone who has started and led venture-backed companies I know how hard it is to raise money, even if you have a dream team focused on bringing your idea to life. While challenges still exist, there is encouraging news-- so, what are the best ways to get through the Venture Capital crisis facing women today?
Navigating next week’s Midyear Trade Expo in Washington, DC at the Marriott Wardman is downright manageable, and much more intimate than its big sister.
The role of a member of an MLS Board of Director is multifaceted, but divided in part to areas around voting control, and in part around strategic guidance. A trend emerging at the largest MLSs in the nation is to invite outside directors into the board room.
We’re excited to announce that WAV Group is working with Carolina Multiple Listing Service (CarolinaMLS) to find a Help Desk Support Manager. Carolina MLS CarolinaMLS is an 11,000 member organization which is a subsidiary of the Charlotte Regional REALTOR® Association. This progressive organization is one of the largest associations in the U.S. and CarolinaMLS is experiencing significant growth. In addition to providing wholesale service to North Carolina Mountains MLS and adding 3,519 users, it is in the process of onboarding over 600 more users by providing wholesale service to the MLS of Catawba Valley, bringing subscriber numbers to 15,000+. Additional [...]
FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Lucie Fortier will serve as Remine’s VP of Product to oversee product development and MLS implementations. Bill Weis was hired as Director of Data Acquisitions. Joel Shears is Director of Industry Relations. Fortier joins Remine from Corelogic, where she was Senior Director of Operations for Real Estate Solutions, including Matrix and Realist, which is in use by more than 700,000 Realtors® today. “MLS executives across North America have a deep respect for Lucie because she can take complex situations and deliver results. She’s got the track record to deliver the Remine platform to [...]
Many technology companies fail to understand the value of push reporting. WAV Group works with many technology firms to appreciate push vs. pull, but so many fail to grasp the importance. Every broker should pay attention to this example to evaluate how the software licensed in his or her company should leverage push reporting to improve the value. For example, I would love to see data and analytic companies like Terradatum, TrendGraphix, and ShowingTime incorporate this type of push reporting to show market trends, office productivity, and productivity by agent (solds, pending, active). In another example, I would love to [...]