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Apr 22 19

Lone Wolf acquires zipLogix

by Greg Robertson

Lone Wolf Technologies Continues Growth, Acquires zipLogix™ to Expand Transaction Management Footprint

Lone Wolf Technologies

The zipLogix™ platform will be added to Lone Wolf’s transaction management portfolio, which currently includes TransactionDesk, a complete transaction management solution used by over 500,000 real estate professionals. Lone Wolf will immediately look to integrate zipForm® with brokerWOLF, the real estate industry’s number-one back office and accounting platform, to give zipForm® users a fully integrated transaction management-to-back office solution. Lone Wolf will also look to leverage existing zipForm® integrations and bring them to TransactionDesk users to drive greater efficiencies for agents and brokers.

Holy shit! But it makes sense. Instanet has been kicking their ass for years. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!

Apr 19 19

Happy Easter!

by Greg Robertson

Another gem from the crew at W+R Studios!

Apr 11 19

RE/MAX Results adds Buyside

by Greg Robertson

RE/MAX Results Launches Buyside, Arming Agents with Real-time Buyer Demand Insights

Buyside

“RE/MAX Results has a longstanding history of providing the very best marketing & technology tools to support our sales associates. We continue to deliver on that promise, being the first brokerage in our market to arm our sales associates with Buyside, a platform that provides valuable intel about what’s going on in the market and helps us successfully connect more home-buyers and sellers,” said Brenda Tushaus, CEO of RE/MAX Results. 

Buyside

Lots of innovation going on in this space. RE/MAX Results is legit, congrats to Charles, Alisa and the rest of the Buyside team.

Apr 11 19

Sam DeBord is RESO’s new CEO

by Greg Robertson

Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Names Sam DeBord as CEO

Sam DeBord

“DeBord is well-known in the real estate industry and serves as a leader for MLS, REALTOR®, technology, and brokerage organizations. His passion for technology and industry collaboration is expected to energize RESO efforts to more rapidly drive adoption and utilization of standards, providing efficiency throughout the real estate industry. 
“RESO has become vital to shaping the future of our real estate industry,” said DeBord. “I’m thrilled with the opportunity to accelerate the value that we deliver to professionals and consumers through technology innovation. We know that standards adoption is critical to this progress. Our members represent the best technology minds in real estate, and it’s an honor to work with them to move the industry forward.”

RESO

This is a great day for Organized Real Estate. I have to give Art Carter (RESO Chair) and the RESO board of directors a lot of kudos for really stepping up and pursuing a great candidate like Sam.

And mucho mucho respect to Sam DeBord for making this big step in his career. Sam has always contributed his time and energy to moving the industry forward and this is just another example of his commitment and leadership. We all need to step up and and give Sam and RESO our full support.

Apr 8 19

Looking for a new gig?

by Greg Robertson

Account Manager – Lone Wolf

The Account Manager’s focus to act as the primary point of contact for our key enterprise clients using TransactionDesk. Key metrics will be to increase client retention and satisfaction, expedite product adoption, and communicate new product updates and efficiency methods to members. You will become the expert in Lone Wolf clients and their needs through maintaining contracts, building implementation plans, and guiding results for our clients using our products

To find out about this job and more visit the Vendor Alley Job Board

Apr 2 19

Checkmate

by Greg Robertson
Zillow Group CEO, Rich Barton

Zillow will lend consumers money to buy homes

“Homeowners using Zillow Offers to sell their home can easily secure their financing through Zillow Home Loans, giving them the certainty to be able to sell their existing home and shop for a new home simultaneously,” the statement explained. “Home shoppers who want to purchase a Zillow-owned home may use Zillow Home Loans to seamlessly finance the new home purchase.”
Would-be buyers can also use Zillow Home Loans for any home they wish to purchase and for which they need financing, not just those homes owned and being sold by Zillow itself.”

Inman News

Apr 2 19

Back to our regularly scheduled programing

by Greg Robertson
April Fool’s Day Traffic

Thanks for all the comments, shares, re-tweets and likes yesterday, one of the best traffic days the blog has ever had.

Apr 1 19

Upstream demo (NEW) – Leaked video

by Greg Robertson

Amazing footage. The sound level is pretty low so you’ll need to turn the volume up. It’s Alive!

Apr 1 19

Compass acquires N.A.R.

by Greg Robertson

WASHINGTON D.C. and CHICAGO, IL , Apr 1, 2019 /PNewswire/ — Compass, the real estate technology company, announced today that the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), a 100 year old trade Association of real estate professionals with offices in Chicago and Washington D.C. , will be joining Compass. NAR has over 1.3 million members and one of the largest trade associations in the world. With the addition of NAR, Compass’ national team will represent all real estate transactions in the country going forward.  Bob Goldberg, NAR’s current CEO will now head Industry Relations for the company.”

THE REAL DEAL

It was only a matter of time

Mar 29 19

Monday

by Greg Robertson