September 2017 - Issue 2

WAV Group Newsletter
By Victor Lund

“Let’s modernize IDX by linking to the listing broker!”
IDX or Internet Data Exchange is a thesis that was developed by the collaboration between Brokers and MLSs that outlines a set of display rules for listings on broker websites. The idea behind IDX is that of cooperation among brokers. Fundamentally, the IDX policy states that a broker allows all other brokers participating in an MLS to display their listings on any broker (and usually Agent) website.
By Kevin Hawkins

Stay on message. Those three little words sound so simple. But it amazes me how difficult it seems for companies – and their messengers – to do this. It should be the core of their marketing and PR compass.
By Marilyn Wilson

Remember a time when a fishing rod, some bait, and a lake was all that was needed for a quiet afternoon of relaxation and fun. Today, we need to deal with a different kind of “phishing.” This phishing has gone wild in the digital world and has become the preferred method by the bad guys in obtaining easy access to your corporate email platform. Access to a wealth of desirable information that includes transactional information, wire-transfer directions, and personal identifiable information (PII) of your Agents, Staff and Customers.
By Marilyn Wilson

Gain perspective about your MLS Services and Support Offerings. Do you want to be the best MLS you can be? Are you interested in what your members and REALTORS® across America have to say about the services and support that MLSs offer?
By Kevin Hawkins

It’s the first  RESO DataComp , a data competition sponsored by  Realtors Property Resource ®. Prizes total $25,000, courtesy of prize sponsors that include FBS, the creators of  Flexmls  and  Stratus Data Systems , Inc.
By Camilla Harvey

It’s getting tougher and tougher to ensure a life long career in MLS and Associations. You have to be an expert in leading edge technology, customer service, training, communications and managing a board and politics. How can you keep up with all of that and know that you’re not going to get fired because you’re not keeping up? Here’s an easy and affordable way to make sure you keep your job!