February 2018, Issue 2


WAV Group Newsletter
By Victor Lund

WAV Group is excited to contribute this report on the Emerging Data Solutions in Real Estate. There is so much activity happening across the industry that it is hard to keep all of it straight. This report is written as an overview for real estate executives. There is a little bit of technical reporting to help understand some of the subtle differences in some emerging data solutions that seem to be quite similar.
By David Gumpper

In talking with various people inside brokerages, I hear the same challenge time and time again. "My data is all over the place and I have no way to understand what it means." Driving what your data means and information out of your data is Business Intelligence (BI). There are free or low-cost solutions to help analyze data in your control and derive the answers to make better business decisions.
By Marilyn Wilson

The smartest technology companies and most progressive MLSs are leading our industry to a new era of efficiency and profitability. They are making it easy for start-ups to expand quickly from market to market and serve the innovation needs of brokers. These leaders are supporting well-established companies to evolve their data platforms and opening the door for standardization in EVERY market in the country.
By Kevin Hawkins

When I interviewed Craig Newmark for California Real Estate magazine a dozen years ago, it struck me how down to earth and unassuming he was. After all, he had created one of the most pervasive and influential internet sites in the world. But Craig remained remarkably modest, humble and approachable. I called him the “ Reluctant Internet Mogul .” Last year, Forbes wrote how Craig has now become the reluctant internet billionaire .
By Victor Lund

We are excited to have David Gumpper on the team here at WAV Group. Since joining our firm, he has been actively supporting our brokerage, MLS, and technology clients with a wide variety of systems audits and systems integrations.
By Victor Lund

If you know anything about Hunt Real Estate Corporation, you know that they are a family owned and operated brokerage with high integrity and a fierce approach to competition. Since 1911 they have been a market leader in upstate New York, cities like Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, and the many Southern Tier communities that border Pennsylvania.
By Kevin Hawkins

This Flashback Features series unearths profiles from the past of real estate and technology leaders. A version of this story was first published in C alifornia Real Estate magazine. This profile of Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is from 2006.