“The ARMLS family is sad to announce that we recently lost two of our own. Brian Wharton (62), former Business Development Manager, passed away on April 4, 2015. Austin Drew (39), Director of MLS Operations, passed away on April 17, 2015. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to the Wharton and Drew families.”
I worked with them both. Just brutal. Condolances go out to both their families.
I’ve been doing these kinds of videos for awhile now. I was typically using an iPhone to shoot them. They came out pretty good. I like having a person, instead of just a screencast. I think gives us a more personal vibe.
I recently bought a new camera (I’m a Nikon guy, but for video everyone told me I needed a Canon 5D Mark III, so I bought it) and microphone setup. And the improvement to quality has been astounding. The video below is our latest (Frances Brittle, our director of marketing at W&R Studios is the women in the video).
Nice scoop from Andrea Brambila at Inman News.
“The whistleblower that alleged Zillow steals data from agent websites and scrapes from realtor.com is anonymous no more: he is Chris Crocker, Zillow’s now former vice president of strategic partnerships.”
News is slowly leaking out from the Zillow MLS Summit in Vegas…
Not sure of all the details but it appears Zillow has found RPR’s old playbook.
UPDATE: Now it’s official
“Organizations like multiple listing services can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to buy or license public record data, and only receive updates to this data periodically. MLSs use this data to help members create listings, and they share the data with members who use it to research their market, speed up listing input and help with prospecting and business development.
Looks like I was reading the tea leaves correctly…
— Greg Robertson (@gregrobertson) April 9, 2015
“Mark Lesswing, RESO Board Chair stated: “Speaking on behalf of the RESO Board of Directors, we are thrilled that Mr. Crawford has agreed to join RESO as our new Executive Director. Jeremy has both the required skills and knowledge for the position as has been an active leader in the standards communities for many years. The next era of RESO is upon us.”
I gotta say this was a surprise. It’s gonna be great to see someone of Jeremy’s caliber taking over. Congrats to Jeremy, RESO, and the industry owes a big thank you to Bob Gottesman for paving the way and building RESO’s strong momentum.
My heart goes out to Niki and the rest of the Rapattoni family. Andy was a true legend in this industry. In my post “42” I talked about how long Andy and Niki have kept the company going (since 1975!). As an entrepreneur you can’t get any better inspiration than what Andy and Niki have created.
And his legacy will continue. I think Tom Beede in the recent press release said it best…
” In recent years I have worked closely with the new generation of leadership at Rapattoni, and it is evident they will carry on his proud tradition. His wife, Niki, says that she has lost her lion. I say that we have lost the industry’s Statue of Liberty and guiding light. No one can replace him; we can only hope to treat one another as kindly as Andy treated all of us.”
We’ve all lost a lion. RIP Andy.
“Our Customer and Community Marketing Manager, reporting to the Business to Business Marketing VP, will extend our market leadership by working with our customer base to leverage their success stories to build our company. In this position, you should be ready to roll up your sleeves in a highly leveraged, powerful individual contributor role that will have high impact on the company’s strategy and market presence while making a direct impact on our growth.”
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