January 2018, Issue 2

WAV Group Newsletter
By Kevin Hawkins

Broker Public Portal  (BPP), since its launch with  Homesnap  in January last year, has grown from serving 45 Multiple Listing Services to more than 120 MLSs today, representing 800,000 real estate agents and brokers. As a result, Homesnap has become one of the nation’s most collaborative consumer real estate apps. Real estate agents have invited more than 19 million clients and contacts to access MLS listing data, and 8.5 million consumers have engaged with their agents through Homesnap.
By Victor Lund

Showing Service Delivers Key Ingredient In Broker Success WAV Group has just published a case study examining specialized showing software. WAV Group works with real estate brokerages to assess back end technology solutions.

Real estate brokers have been working with specialized back-end showing software like  Centralized Showing Service . This paper examines two very different customers of CSS.
By Marilyn Wilson

We all know that successful agents are always looking for new ways to grow their business. Some spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars a month with online portals. Some pay $29.99 a month to a BUNCH of technologies, hoping they will provide them with a magic bullet of brilliance. While there are billions of dollars spent online every year, most agents are disappointed by the results of these disjointed investments.
By Kevin Hawkins

An unprecedented 73% of top real estate executives say the U.S. economy will improve or improve significantly. That’s the highest level of confidence real estate leaders have expressed since Imprev started its annual Thought Leader Economy & Housing Outlook Study in 2012.
By Camilla Harvey

Last week, the Swanepoel Power 200  was released, naming the Top 200 people in the real estate industry. Inman News dropped their Top 100 Influencers list – so Swanepoel is the one and only definitive list.
By Kevin Hawkins

Social media, mobile technology and marketing automation: those are the three ingredients that are changing real estate in a profound and everlasting way. And, unlike many skeptics, I believe it’s for the better. My proof is the emergence of a “HyperLocal Movement” in real estate that the confluence of these three has fueled.
By Victor Lund

Every computer device – server, laptop, desktop, every router, every wireless router, every network printer, every network fax machine, and every phone is impacted. Don’t freak out. Being impacted and being attacked are two different things. We are going to explain what is happening in layman terms and help you get through it.