March 2017

WAV Group Newsletter
By Victor Lund

My Florida Regional MLS (MFRMLS) is one of the five largest MLS companies in America with more than 50,000 subscribers serving the central Florida region, including major US cities of Orlando and Tampa. They have operated an MLS consumer facing website since 2008 at .In an effort to improve the effectiveness of their consumer site as a subscriber benefit under NAR’s basic service guidelines, they have launched an entirely new site at
By Kevin Hawkins
Last year’s Ben Caballero, who has been atop of the REAL Trends/WSJ “The Thousand” list of real estate agent rankings for both total dollar volume and number of transactions since 2013, became the “World’s First Billion Dollar Producer.” It’s a feat that’s hard to get our heads around because we toss around the term “billion” so frequently we forget how truly breathtaking this accomplishment is. 
By Victor Lund

Real Estate is among the most competitive industries in America. On Main Street in America, only clothing stores and restaurants have as many offerings. Although Leading Real Estate Companies of the World is the clear leader in the independent broker category; they focus primarily on the largest independent brokerage in a given community. 
By Victor Lund

The start of 2017 has been like no other in real estate. We have just completed  our cycle of strategic planning for brokers in real estate, and every large broker is  facing the same issues. Remember the folklore about the dodo bird? The species  lived in a world that was so plentiful; it lost its ability to fly. In the end, that was its  undoing. If large firms are not careful, they could walk off the same cliff.