August 2017 - Issue 2

WAV Group Newsletter
By Marilyn Wilson

The smart money is on brokers who figure out how to differentiate themselves online by leveraging MLS data in new and exciting ways.  Brokers really DO have the power to take back their leadership position online if they fully take advantage of the rich and engaging MLS data that is available today.
By Marilyn Wilson

How many of us have been informed that we need to spend the rest of your budget or its going to be reduced next year?  How many times have you blindly hit copy and paste and then added a bit for inflation plus an unexpected project and then called it a day for your budgeting process?  If you’re walking somewhat blindly through your annual budgeting process then you’re practicing what we call “business-as-usual budgeting”.
By Kevin Hawkins

Art Carter, Chair of RESO and CEO at CRMLS, the nation's largest MLS, put it this way: "This is one huge leap for the RESO Data Dictionary...(and) a giant spring forward to greater innovation by combining and leveraging real estate’s Big Data in a way that will give agents, brokers and consumers better information and help us all make the real estate transaction process better."
By Marilyn Wilson

It’s hard to believe that just three years ago next month Kevin Hawkins joined WAV Group to head up our newly established Communications Division, becoming President of WAV Group Communications. He’s helped assemble a list of blue chip clients that include RESO, America’s #1 real estate agent (Ben Caballero of, the #1 tech support firm for real estate agents (Florida Realtors® Tech Helpline), #1 real estate marketing technology firm (Imprev), the #1 luxury real estate tech firm (Gabriels Technology Solutions), FinTech’s most innovative mortgage banking and wealth management firm Opes Advisors (now a Division of Flagstar Bank), and many more.
By Victor Lund

As part of our commitment to keeping members informed about industry initiatives, we want you to know there will be an upcoming webinar for the Broker Public Portal. By sharing and encouraging awareness, CMLS supports unified leadership, open communication, and market knowledge within the industry.