October 2017 - Issue 2


WAV Group Newsletter
By Kevin Hawkins

The MLS industry faces rapid consolidation within the next few years. In just the last couple of years, the WAV Group estimates that the number of Multiple Listing Services firms have shrunk by about 15 percent, from about 750 to some 650 today. And that’s just the beginning.
By Marilyn Wilson

We love to see consolidation success stories. It can be SO difficult to bring neighboring associations together.  We had the pleasure of interviewing Dionna Hall to describe the merger in South Florida that resulted in creating the 3 rd  largest real estate Association in America with 30,000 members. 
By Victor Lund

Last week, WAV Group founding partner Marilyn Wilson and I had the privilege to speak to a packed room of nearly 1000 real estate agents and brokers at the Real Estate New Technology conference in Paris.
By Victor Lund

Friedrich Nietzsche wrote “Early in the morning, at the break of day, in all the freshness and dawn of one’s strength, to read a book – I call that vicious!” There is a liberating freedom about the early hours of Saturday or Sunday.
By Marilyn Wilson

We’re very excited to see the news that Stan Martin has been promoted to MLS Director for the Austin Board of REALTORS®! We have had the pleasure and honor of working with Stan on several projects. He has an impressive depth of understanding of where MLSs need to go and the best ways to serve ABOR members’ technology needs.
By Victor Lund

In the press release below, CoreLogic announces a partnership with SavvyCard that will allow CoreLogic MLSs to consider this new optional service. As you may recall, CoreLogic has been focused on enhancing the buyer portal within Matrix to make it a more full service solution for agents providing MLS information to their clients.