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Nov 17 17

Looking for a new gig?

by Greg Robertson

Business Development Director – Onboard Informatics

“We are looking for someone who talks tech and knows real estate to advance our company’s growth. Someone who will go beyond cold calling to understand the objectives of RE Tech company leaders and work with them to ensure those objectives are met. If you are highly motivated, understand the industry, and want to build not only sales, but relationships on behalf of an established technology company – this might be the perfect position for you.

Find out more about this gig and others at the Vendor Alley Job Board!

Nov 14 17

Looking for a new gig?

by Greg Robertson

MLS System Manager – Central Virginia Multiple Listing Service

“The MLS Systems Manager organizes and maintains product lines from conceptual stages through product life cycles to optimize CVR MLS’s strategic goals. Primary responsibility includes but is not limited to effective administration and maintenance of MLS products and systems as well as oversight and development of MLS Systems Specialists. This individual will conduct research, troubleshoot software issues, manage vendor relations and serve as MLS advisor to RAR and MLS staff.”

MLS System Specialist – Central Virginia Multiple Listing Service

“The MLS System Specialist works with the MLS System Manager to support multiple product lines to optimize CVR MLS’s strategic goals. Primary responsibility includes but is not limited to acting as liaison with various MLS system vendors, perform analysis to maintain data integrity, and deliver product support services to users and internal staff.”

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

Nov 12 17

Looking for a new gig?

by Greg Robertson

Director of Products & Services – MRED, LLC

Responsible for interactions with multiple listing service (MLS) vendor. Identifies potential products and services by conducting member market research; generating product requirements; determining specifications, production timetables, pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction; and developing marketing strategies.

Find out more about this gig and others at the Vendor Alley Job Board!

Nov 12 17

Sponsor: ListHub

by Greg Robertson

My thanks to realtor.com and ListHub for sponsoring Vendor Alley. ListHub is hosting on webinar on Wednesday, November 15th. Click on this link to register => “How 3 Websites Grew Their Business in Record Time.

Join a panel discussion with Celeste Starchild and three real estate tech companies who grew their businesses in record time with ListHub. ListHub offers solutions for a variety of real estate websites and tech companies to help them:

– Grow traffic: One publisher went from 10,000 visitors when they first started to 4.5 million (per month!)

– Improve efficiency: Another publisher was able to reallocate 4 staff members who had previously been responsible for manual data mapping.

– Improve SEO: By adding more content to their site, a publisher significantly improved their search ranking on Google.

Hear direct from 3 real estate tech companies and learn how ListHub can help your business too.

Nov 10 17

Thank you Mom for your service

by Greg Robertson

Nov 10 17

Remine does deal with First American Financial Corporation

by Greg Robertson

REMINE PLATFORM NOW INCLUDES PROPERTY DATA ON 100 PERCENT OF U.S. HOUSING STOCKRemine’s Real Estate Data and AI solutions for real estate markets includes property data from industry leader First American

““We’re pleased to provide our industry-leading property data to the MLS industry and realtors through our work with Remine, a true innovator in the MLS market,” said George Livermore, executive vice president of First American’s Data and Mortgage Solutions division”

George Livermore? First American? It’s like Remine found the keys to some sort of time machine.

Nov 5 17

Roll the dice

by Greg Robertson

Big shout out to Kim McLean and the rest of the CoreLogic team for throwing one hell of a party last night. It was held at the Hard Rock Cafe and was rocking all night.

Katie Smithson blew the roof off the place when she jumped on the stage and channeled Elvis. Here’s a taste…

 

Nov 5 17

James Harrison to Join ARMLS Board of Directors

by Greg Robertson

James Harrison to Join Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service Board of DirectorsCEO of MLSListings in Northern California signs on to board of Arizona’s largest MLS

“It’s an honor to welcome Jim to our board,” said Matthew Consalvo, Chief Operating Officer of ARMLS®. “He’s a nationally recognized leader in our field and a great advocate for the value and influence of MLSs.”

“I’ve been watching ARMLS®’s expansion for quite some time,” added Harrison. “We share a similar vision of how important it is to deliver technology-based solutions in order to continue moving the real estate industry into the future. I’m honored to join the board and look forward to everything we will accomplish together.”

This is a great trend I’m starting to see this happen a lot more between MLS providers.

Nov 5 17

RPR love fest?

by Greg Robertson

The carpet bombing campaign that Inman News and others are waging against RPR and Upstream has brought out a lot of RPR users that “love it”.

Just take a look at the comments of Brad Inman’s recent post, “It’s Time to Shut Down RPR

While there are some jumping on the “pull the plug” band wagon, many are professing RPR as an “amazing tool”, and “use it 4 to 7 times a week”.

In a recent Facebook post Brad Inman stated,

“I am listening intently. Many of my readers are telling me I got it all wrong about RPR.”

Nov 4 17

Upstream is buying Facebook ads?

by Greg Robertson

This popped up in my Facebook feed.

Things must be getting pretty hairy if they are buying Facebook ads. Then there’s this…

“As I look back on this journey, I search for what we could have done better. Ironically, our biggest shortcoming is free: communication. We’ve been transparent, hold monthly meetings with our pilot brokers and MLS partners, work with our advisory groups, push blog posts and hold Town Halls. It hasn’t been a shortage of raw data. It’s been a shortage of information that makes it relevant to you. It’s the “whys” and “how does this impact me” that matter.

We promise we will be better. It will be a core competency.

One thing these guys are good at is making promises.