June 2018, Issue 4

WAV Group Newsletter
By Marilyn Wilson

The Broker Public Portal with Homesnap continues to take the industry by storm. The strategy to pool the listings and resources of MLSs across the country is working! In just over a year after the BPP/Homesnap partnership was announced, there are now 145 MLSs representing 875,000 agents on one marketing platform featuring over 90 million properties, generating thousands of FREE leads every day for agents.  
By Marilyn Wilson

At WAV Group we see SO much technology that it is sometimes hard to get WOWED.  Homes.com  was successful at getting my attention with the Smart Search they have just launched on their website though. They’re leveraging the power of Artificial Intelligence to revolutionize the way consumers search for real estate. You HAVE to join me on Tuesday, June 26th at 11:00 am Pacific to see what all the fuss is about. I have to say it kind of blew me away when I saw what they were up to.
By Kevin Hawkins

Victor Lund, founding partner of the WAV Group, and I recently returned from the National Association of Real Estate Editors Conference in Hot Vegas. 107 degrees hot. One of the hottest topics was the iBuyer, and Victor headed up a panel that took that topic head-on. Let's say it was one of the livelier sessions of the conference. The one thing I was sure of, Victor made a great impression among reporters based on the feedback they gave me.
By David Gumpper

Over the last 13 years, Google Maps API has been a cost-effective solution for website developers and owners, especially for those in the real estate industry, allowing the display of maps and geo-location of properties by address for a nominal fee (essentially free). Well, the easy road is over, as all this is changing on July 16th.
By Marilyn Wilson

Wow, this is a really fun one! How would you like to run a real estate association and MLS in one of the prettiest ski towns in America, Park City, Utah?
By Victor Lund

This is a whimsical article. Don’t take it too seriously, but take a moment to think about this question with me. My favorite activity on the weekends is to watch a few Ted Talks. This article was inspired by a 9 minute Ted Talk about politicians and democracy, titled What if we replaced politicians with randomly selected people?