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Aug 16 17 adds Cloud CMA as member benefit

by Greg Robertson to Offer Cloud CMA as an Exclusive Member Benefit

“This week, expanded its partner software program with a statewide exclusive offering of W+R Studios’ Cloud CMA product. Cloud CMA is a modern, high powered, and visually captivating Comparative Market Analysis platform that allows real estate professionals to create beautiful CMAs with just a few clicks. URE will be seamlessly integrating Cloud CMA into its MLS system so that members will be able to select properties from the MLS and work with those properties in the Cloud CMA software.”

Everybody’s doing it…

Aug 15 17

RESO announces massive update to the Data Dictionary

by Greg Robertson

Real Estate Standards Organization Announces Massive Data Dictionary Update900+ data adds include new Accessibility, Showing Data, Saved Searches, Internet Tracking Features

““This is one huge leap for the RESO Data Dictionary,” said Art Carter, Chair of RESO and CEO at CRMLS, the nation’s largest MLS. “More importantly, this is a giant spring forward to greater innovation …..”

Yup. Lots of cool stuff here.

Aug 15 17

Did Lucie Fortier leave Remine?

by Greg Robertson

My sources say yes.

Well, I guess even with “big data” some things are hard to predict. That being said, I “predict” she’ll land on her feet.

Aug 15 17

What do Jay Z, Sherry Chris (CEO of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate) and now Prince have in common?

by Greg Robertson

They have their own Pantone Colors!

On the custom colour wheel, Jay Z has an odd bedfellow: Pantone privilege doesn’t come cheap

You’re nobody until you’ve purchased your own custom color

Pantone Announces Official Prince Color: Purple ‘Love Symbol #2’

Aug 15 17

Cloud CMA partners with Tom Ferry

by Greg Robertson

W+R Studios partners with Tom Ferry to provide the “Tom Ferry Listing Presentation Kit” to Cloud CMA subscribers

“Together, W+R Studios and Tom Ferry collaborated to come up with new content that will help real estate professionals overcome objections and win more listings. Cloud CMA’s Tom Ferry Listing Presentation Kit includes 20 new report covers that are designed to show the most common reasons why people move, 25 pages of additional report content that is Tom Ferry certified, new designer illustrations, plus Tom Ferry’s Script Book, “Dialogues for Breakthrough Conversations”.

Tom’s dedication to this industry in second to none and we are proud to work with him,” said Greg Robertson, co-founder of W+R Studios. “And this is just the beginning. We will work with Tom, his team and Cloud CMA customers to learn best practices for successful listing presentations so the kit will evolve and get better over time.”

And then this happen…

Aug 15 17

Looking for a new gig?

by Greg Robertson

The Vendor Alley Job Board is blowing up people! We’ve got 8 job listings currently online. Here’s the latest…

Help Desk Support Manager – CarolinaMLS

“Supports and directs a helpdesk support staff of three who provide support to over 11,000 Realtor® members. Support encompasses all tier levels (1, 2, and 3) on core MLS software (Matrix, Realist and GoMLS) for both lo-end and hi-end users, predominantly via phone, but also via e-mail and occasionally walk-ins.”

Vice President of Business Technology – MIBOR REALTOR Association

“This position manages all aspects of Business Support Services by planning, budgeting and administering all activities of the Broker Listing Cooperative® (BLC) listing service, lockbox service, REALTOR Store, and membership services. MIBOR REALTOR Association and BLC serve 8,000 members in Indianapolis and the 14 surrounding counties.”

Sr Professional, Software Engineer – .NET – CoreLogic

“Working under minimal supervision, the Senior Professional, Software Engineer will be responsible for designing, developing, updating and supporting software systems and applications from a broad system-wide perspective. Software Engineers are expected to be an integral part of a development team, competent to work on virtually all phases of application development and capable of independently carrying out all essential development tasks.”

Find out about these gigs and more at the Vendor Alley Job Board!

Aug 14 17

Facebook Live Interview w/ the N.A.R.’s new CEO Bob Goldberg

by Greg Robertson

Andrew Flachner, CEO of RealScout is doing a Facebook Live interview with Bob Goldberg this Tuesday.

“For the first time ever, Bob Goldberg, the new CEO of the National Association of REALTORS®, will answer your questions via live video about the issues that are top of mind for the real estate industry.

Tune in for this exclusive Facebook Live event on Tuesday August 15 at 3pm Eastern, 12pm Pacific at:

You can also submit questions for Andrew to ask on the same Facebook page.

Aug 4 17

AR in real estate

by Greg Robertson

I’m starting to track some of things that developers are doing with AR. Especially with Apple’s new AR Kit. This tweet featuring Mapbox really gave me chills.

Plus if you believe Robert Scoble, this Fall’s new iPhone is when AR starts to hit the masses.

Aug 3 17

Michele Conn to lead T3 Sixty new M&A services

by Greg Robertson

Speaking of M&A….

Michele Conn

T3 Sixty Adds New Mergers & Acquisitions ServicesExperienced M&A specialist Michele Conn joins the T3 Team

“As of today, T3 Sixty, the consulting arm of the Swanepoel T3 Group, announces the launch of a new group focusing exclusively on the strategic evaluation, design, negotiation and management of mergers and acquisitions within the residential real estate brokerage and technology sectors.

The group is led by Michele Conn, the newest member to join the T3 Sixty team and an executive with over 20 years of experience working with growing real estate and technology companies.”

Aug 3 17


by Greg Robertson

What a crazy couple weeks. Here’s my list of recent M&A activity.

July 25th – FNF acquires Real Geeks
August 2nd – CoreLogic acquires Clareity
August 2nd – RealPage acquires On-Site (rental)
August 2nd – Ben Kinney acquires Automabots
August 3rd – Thomas H. Lee Partners acquires TenX (

I’m sure I’m missing something. Plus, I’m still hearing another major deal could be announced next week (terms and $ issues). Crazy!!