No. 81

WAV Group Report
By Kevin Hawkins

Robots are c ool. High school students building 120-pound robots in just six weeks to compete in sporting-like competition with and against other robots is cooler. Being a mentor for a local FIRST Robotics team,  Spartronics Team 4915  of Bainbridge Island, Washington since it's inception three years ago is the coolest, most rewarding, non-profit volunteering experience I have ever had ...  READ MORE!
By Victor Lund

There are a lot of technology applications that look promising, none more so than the recent launch of their Home Valuation System on foxroach.com powered by Buyside™. Fox and Roach is the largest Berkshire Hathaway Home Services company. Their offices cover many regions including Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. In WAV Group broker website effectiveness studies, BHHS Fox & Roach ranks in the top 10 for the most traffic of any broker in America. Last month, they launched the Home Valuation System, built by Buyside™ that created a landing page for every off- market property and IDX listings in their market footprint. WAV Group published an article about it here, and we wanted to check in to see how it is going after the first 45 days (March 1 - April 15)...  READ MORE!

MLS data can make a lot of the systems in a brokerage work more smoothly and can create new ways to serve the needs of your clients while helping your brokerage be more competitive...  READ MORE!

A French writer wrote this line - "a goal without a plan is just a wish." It often pops into my head when I read a trade story about a hot new real estate tech company that upon closer inspection, isn't a company at all, but an idea in search of a business plan...  READ MORE!
By Victor Lund

It is pretty well known that Google is now Alphabet - a re-imagined company that is comprised of a variety of businesses around the focus of organizing the world's information to make it universally accessible and useful. Building a new brand on top of Google was an uncomfortable decision, but there is much to be learned from it... READ MORE! 
By Marilyn Wilson

Some MLSs are creating unnecessary and even illegal challenges for their brokers as well as for the technology suppliers that support their brokers, by not complying with NAR rules...some of which that have been in place for YEARS!... READ MORE! 
By Marilyn Wilson

WAVES OF CHANGE is a webinar series that provides an opportunity for MLSs, Brokerages and Associations to tap into the imperative information shared at the major Real Estate Industry Conferences, regardless if you attend or not. We provide the "cliff notes" that help move your organization and the industry forward in an online session after the conference. Each session is also recorded for members of your leadership team that were not able to attend the conference...  READ MORE!