March 2018, Issue 2


WAV Group Newsletter
By David Gumpper

Consolidation of Associations and/or Multiple Listing Systems (MLS) at any level has its pros and cons. Consolidation can tip the scale in the way that it improves the business, the industry and most importantly, how it impacts all the stakeholders. This of course includes the consumer who is at the top of pyramid!

Before we get into the consolidation, my views are from over 14 years as an IT Leader in a Brokerage. I have experienced the outcomes of several MLS's provider changes and consolidation of Associations and MLS’s.
By Kevin Hawkins

One of the tools in the Public Relations’ publicity toolkit to communicate for decades has been a paid newswire. PR Newswire and Business Wire early on dominated the business in the U.S. What people don't realize is that the reason one used a paid newswire has evolved with technology and our times.
By Victor Lund

Keller Williams had another great family reunion, their annual convention in Anaheim drew more than 17,000. Perhaps the most remarkable information conveyed is that they have hit a lot of their ambitious targets for growth, and are now re-targeting to leverage data and technology as their next conquest. According to Teresa Metcalf, their big bet is on the underlying framework and Platform – and the AI component is on top of that.
By Marilyn Wilson

Are you passionate about building software that is easy to use and provides really powerful information to help real estate professionals prospect more effectively and provide better information to their clients?
By Kevin Hawkins

Denver will be my fourth  RESO Spring Tech Summit . Compared to many of the RESO leadership, who, like WAV Group, work for companies that are charter members, I’m still a newbie. Even so, RESO conferences have come a long way from the Chicago spring meeting I attended in 2015 at the NAR HQ.