Congratulations CMLS for a great addition to your team TJ Bolan! His depth of expertise as a rising star at Northwest MLS blended with his experience launching 80 new markets for REDFIN makes him an ideal Director of Programs! We are honored that WAV Group was able to recruit TJ For this pivotal position!
Nicole Jensen, one of the brightest lights in the MLS industry is setting off to a new adventure as Chief Executive Officer of realMLS and Metro Market Trends in Northeast Florida.
Are you passionate about helping your members put MLS data to work in their businesses in new and exciting ways? Do you take great pride in serving the diverse needs of your subscribers in real-time?
Many of us are familiar with the challenge of attracting the most productive and progressive leaders to our boards.
A key practice to protect yourself and your customers from scammers and hackers is education. When I was asked by Janet Sowers of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) to present at a session on “Beware of the Phish! Wire Fraud in Real Estate Transactions”, there was only one response. Absolutely, YES!
First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), located in Atlanta, Georgia is seeking a new Chief Operating Officer. Founded by real estate brokers in 1957, First MLS was the first MLS in the state of Georgia. It has a unique business model which is highly economically beneficial to brokers which creates strong loyalty and commitment. Currently FMLS serves more than 36,000 real estate professionals in Georgia with over 2000+ broker offices. The FMLS database currently contains more than 39,000 active listings spread across 110 counties throughout the state. FMLS’ Mission is to “help fulfill financial dreams by providing superior technology, service and [...]
We work with tons of brokerages that say they want to look at their business in completely new ways. Companies that have been in the business for a long time though, cannot fundamentally change their approach for fear of losing agents and decreasing their market share. eXp REALTY is different. This company came out of the gate with a fundamentally different business model and an extremely unique approach to sales coaching, training and management. It is the Agent-Owned Cloud Brokerage®. Technology is absolutely at the center point of what makes eXp unique. Their industry exclusive use of a 3D immersive [...]
That is the question for many brokers today who are part of the Realogy® Franchise Group. This group includes brokers who may be a member of any number of franchises spanning Century 21®, Better Homes and Gardens®, Sotheby’s®, Coldwell Banker®, ERA®, and some others. As WAV Group detailed in this case study of BH&G Metro Brokers in Atlanta – the Zaplabs platform is excellent – combining an effective mix of agent website, CRM, Lead Management and other vital agent business tools. But the question to Zap or not to Zap is really not a question about technology at all. It [...]
System conversions are very difficult in real estate. If there is one eternal truth, agents will absolutely resist change no matter what. Even with MLS system conversions where the death of the application, vital to their business, is eminent; they hang on during the parallel period until the very end. Then there is a flood of complaints about failure to notify them or train them. It’s a way of life that extends beyond the MLS system to the brokerage system. More and more, brokers are providing end-to-end business systems to their agents. Over years, the company trains and supports the [...]
In an email dated January 25, 2016, Pacific Union CEO Mark McLaughlin writes: "In a bold move within the residential real estate industry, Pacific Union names Selma Hepp to the newly created position of ‘Vice President, Business Intelligence'. Selma joins Pacific Union from her position as Chief Economist for Trulia. Prior to Trulia, Hepp was Senior Economist for the California Association of Realtors and Economist for the National Association of Realtors, both trade organizations dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. Selma’s Ph.D. in Urban Economics, complemented by her deep expertise in understanding market dynamics in the western [...]
WAV Group is working with a company in the southeastern United States to find a skilled Senior Technology Director to join their team. The company is a large broker committed to offering amazing service. The businesses are driven by a dynamic leader whose vision permeates each business unit. That vision, always putting the customer first and going a “step beyond” that, which is expected, has made the company the area’s #1 service-oriented real estate firm, year after year. FUNCTION/ROLE: The company enjoys an extremely strong brand that has established a reputation for delivering solid, and thoughtful integrated technology solutions for its [...]
WAV Group consulting will often involve recruiting key leaders to join a company and support the execution of their strategic plan. WAV Group is searching for a number of key positions now. If you are looking for a new adventure, be sure to let us know. Confidentiality is paramount for most of the recruiting that we do here at the WAV Group. Most often, we are seeking C –Level executives – Chief Executive Officers, Chief Technology Officers, etc. We support our clients in the effort to find alignment with experienced leaders. Here are some of the positions that we are [...]