October 2018, Issue 2


WAV Group Newsletter
By Victor Lund

Wire transfer scams continue to plague the real estate industry, but brokers are deploying countermeasures and collaborating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to catch these criminals. WAV Group was provided with an insiders’ overview of a recent victory by the FBI to shut down a huge ring of scammers. The story was amazing.
By David Gumpper

Part two of this two-part series continues to explore technology expenses and strategies for budget season. In part one of technology expenses , we discussed the importance to review your technology partner agreements and telecommunication expenses. Part two focuses on finding savings in Cloud Services, the benefits of a hardware refresh program, and to capture Shadow IT costs. So, let’s start.
By Kevin Hawkins

It’s been a remarkable past few weeks. In September I started my 5 th  year heading up WAV Group Communications. I can’t remember a time in my PR career over the last three decades when I worked so hard but had so much fun. I’ve enjoyed an exhilarating streak of success for my clients that have made the long hours well-worth those moments of drudge.
By Marilyn Wilson

As an executive, we all get caught up in the day to day hum of problems, challenges, opportunities and tasks. We feel good when we get a project completed or have a productive conversation with a staff person or customer. It’s great when we get to check something off our list!
By Marilyn Wilson

I love to see it when smart MLSs get together to make it easier for brokers and agents to sell more properties! The Northeast Florida MLS and Hernando County Association of REALTORS® are the latest to find a way to collaborate to make 20,000 listings available seamlessly now that 5 organizations are contributing data to one data share.
By Victor Lund

Doug Seabolt , CEO of Rocket Homes (formerly In-House Realty) has been a busy guy in 2018. His company acquired ForSaleByOwner.com in the spring, and now In-House Realty has rebranded as Rocket Homes to better connect with sister company Quicken Loans – home of Rocket Mortgage. Both Quicken Loans and Rocket Homes are subsidiaries of the fintech giant, Rock Holdings.