July 2018, Issue 3

WAV Group Newsletter
By Kevin Hawkins

It's been a little over a year since the Council of MLS rolled out the 1000watt created “Making the Market Work” branding campaign. Remember the initial energy? Social media channels were buzzing. New videos were proudly created, touting the value and the benefits of the local MLS to consumers (and professionals). Website home pages were blazoned with fresh new images promoting this powerful new messaging. New full-page ads run publicly. There was a genuine esprit de corps in the industry.
By Marilyn Wilson

What’s the key to being the BEST at what you do? Natural talent helps, but the difference between a good athlete and a GREAT athlete is a CONSISTENT discipline. Olympic athletes train EVERY day, usually 2 or 3 times MORE than their peers. They do whatever it takes to get a competitive edge and they do it REGULARLY. Michael Phelps, 28 time Gold medalist is credited with training harder than any of his peers – 365 days per year for 6 years including holidays, weekends and even after swimming meets.
By David Gumpper

In the advent of Inman Connect this week, these were three stories I found which piqued my interest this last week.
By Victor Lund

According to an announcement made today, real estate agents in the Silicon Valley California based MLSListings now have the ability to change prices and edit public and private remarks through the MLS-Touch mobile application. Another key new field that they are planning in the future is listing status update. The data modified in MLS-Touch flows into both CoreLogic’s Matrix product as well as Black Knight’s Paragon product and all the MLSListings data feeds. The release indicates that these editable fields are the first of many that will continue to be added over time.
By Marilyn Wilson

Homesnap, the industry-endorsed national home search platform, today announced that it has sent over one million free leads to listing and buyers agents. These leads are shared by Homesnap to help real estate agents build their brand and connect with potential clients.