November 2017 - Issue 2


WAV Group Newsletter
By Kevin Hawkins

2018 could very well be the “Year of Consolidation” in the MLS industry. With the recent NAR move towards an “MLS of Choice” policy, we are likely to see a huge momentum build towards consolidation, especially in the second half of next year. That’s because smaller MLSs are going to find profitability under their current pricing model impossible. The simplest (and most often the best) solution will be to merge.
By Victor Lund

A brand is the difference between a pair of running shoes and a pair of Nikes. A brand is what people feel about you, your product, the service you provide, or your organization. It's part rational but mostly emotional. People will forgive a strong brand if it makes a mistake. But likewise people won't forgive a weak brand if it makes a mistake, remember Gateway computers? We thought so.
By Kevin Hawkins

How confident are you in the US economy? That’s just one of the questions that for the last six years, Imprev has asked top executives as part of its annual Thought Leader Real Estate Confidence Survey.
By Victor Lund

If you were in the real estate business before the days of email, you may recall the experience of driving to the local Board of REALTORS® to pick up a forms packet for a transaction. Alternatively, your brokerage may have had a forms file with every type of printed form that you might need.