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Aug 1 16

Russ Cofano joins eXp

by Greg Robertson

Russ Cofano Joins eXp World Holdings and eXp RealtyIndustry Veteran Named Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel

“I have been looking for ‘the next great opportunity’ within the industry, and I’m certain that I’ve found that opportunity at eXp,” said Cofano. “Unlike other new entrants, eXp is redefining the brokerage model of the future from within. Glenn Sanford has assembled a fantastic team and I’m excited to join them and use my various industry experiences to help the company chart its course of success.”

I wonder if he has to login to a virtual office everyday.

Aug 1 16

Looking for a new gig?

by Greg Robertson

Data QA/Analyst
RPR

“The Data/QA Analyst will join an energetic team, working in a fast-paced environment, and will interact directly with developers, product managers, customer service representatives, and the staff of our data licensors and vendors. RPR aggregates terabytes of information from hundreds of sources, and delivers it through a rapid development and release cycle.”

Find out more about this job or others at the Vendor Alley Job Board

Jul 30 16

Home office

by Greg Robertson

Secret home office door. #murphydoor

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I’ve been upgraded my home office a bit and just installed a secret bookcase door. It’s called a Murphy Door. I’m super happy how it turned out! You can see other pics if you follow me on Instagram.

Got a cool home office setup? Send me a link and I’ll post it. #vendorlife #eames #magicposters #anglepoise #apple #vinyl

Jul 27 16

Upstream updates…

by Greg Robertson

Upstream launched a new website.

And a new logo

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Just awful. It looks like a sketch a doctor would make right before performing a vasectomy.

Jul 26 16

RESO makes membership fee changes

by Greg Robertson

RESO Makes Certification a Member Benefit
Adjusts Dues to Make Membership Accessible to More MLSs, Real Estate Brokerages

“The RESO Board of Directors announced it has revised its 2017 membership dues to increase industry participation in standards development, and to ensure that adoption and certification of standards are accessible to all organizations. RESO Board also announced that effective immediately, Certification will be a membership benefit covered by the member’s annual dues, eliminating separate fees for Certification.
“By creating new membership tiers and slashing our annual dues for brokerages with fewer agents and MLSs with lower membership counts, we make RESO membership in 2017 more accessible for everyone in the real estate industry,” said Jeremy Crawford, executive director of RESO. “This ensures all market segments are affordably represented in the creation of industry standards, and greatly strengthens our ability to implement data standards, which directly improves the process of buying and selling homes for everyone,” he added.”

Certification fees go away for RESO members as they are now included in their RESO membership effective immediately – and beginning in January, hundreds of Brokerages nationwide can become RESO members for as little as $50 a year with the new 2017 membership dues just approved by the Board of Directors. Smart.

Jul 25 16

Boston Logic has a few things up their sleeve.

by Greg Robertson

New Real Estate Marketing Solution Delivers Tech Plus TalentAce by Boston Logic Fills Resource Gap For Agent Teams and Boutique Brokerages

“Boston Logic (http://www.bostonlogic.com), the technology platform that powers enterprise brokerages nationwide, announced the launch of Ace (http://ace.bostonlogic.com), a powerful technology solution that ties together a brokerage or team’s website, online lead generation, lead routing/follow up, CRM and online marketing, while also providing a skilled marketing person who can help drive these initiatives and campaigns.

Ace is tailored for agent teams and boutique brokerage companies, who often lack a dedicated staff person to lead their online marketing programs.

“Through many years of working with brokerages, we’ve learned that one of the biggest obstacles that brokers and teams face is having the staff to help drive the technology in which they invest,” said David Friedman, founder and CEO of Boston Logic.

“We designed Ace to include marketing support because we want to provide not only great technology, but impactful outcomes, even when the brokerage or team doesn’t have the full time staff to do so in-house,” Friedman said.

Boston Logic is doing a great series of presentations at ICSF next week in what they are calling the “MarTech Salon“.

On Wednesday Tuesday at 11am I’ll be speaking with David Friedman, CEO of Boston Logic, on “Building an RE Tech Company”

You can see Tuesday’s full schedule here: http://sched.co/7qr9

You can see Wednesday’s full schedule at: http://sched.co/7ktS

Thursday’s schedule is also pretty strong.

At 8:30am Alex Lange, newly appointed CEO of Upstream will tell us “The Truth about Upstream”

At 2:15pm Errol, Curt and Jonathan Bednarsh (president of Onboard) will answer “What does the future look like for the MLS?”

You can see Thursday’s full schedule at : http://sched.co/7mta

Jul 25 16

Looking for a new gig?

by Greg Robertson

Software Product Manager
TheMLS

“The Product Manager will guide a software development team through the creation and evolution of our core software products, from strategic planning to tactical activities.

The right candidate must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; with the drive and organizational skills to ensure that the vision becomes a reality. In addition, this position plays an important role in the Release Management, Quality Assurance, Marketing/Communications, Customer Support and Training functions.”

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

Jul 19 16

Cloud MLX Nominated for Inman Innovator Award

by Greg Robertson

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Cloud MLX Nominated for Inman Innovator Award, Most Innovative TechnologyOver 15 MLS providers have given green light to offer W+R Studios’ innovative new MLS front-end alternative to their membership

“Dan and I have been creating real estate software solutions together for close to 25 years. We are very honored to be included as a finalist for the Inman Innovator Award,” says Greg Robertson, co-founder of W+R Studios.

“The MLS is the real estate agent’s most used technology tool. We think innovations like our search bar, that gets smarter the more an agent uses it will change how they perceive what an MLS system can do for them,” concluded Mr. Woolley.

Looking forward to ICSF in a couple weeks, looks like Brad and crew are putting on a great show.

Jul 14 16

REALTOR® Porn

by Greg Robertson

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Loving this Flickr site curated by Fredrick Heller of N.A.R. documents, ads, real estate paraphernalia and epherma.

Prepare to waste some time.

Jul 12 16

Kevin Greene and Ohan Antebian join CoreLogic.

by Greg Robertson

“New Team Members

I’m very pleased to announce that Ohan Antebian has joined the CoreLogic Real Estate Solutions team as Senior Director, Product Management, Broker Solutions. Ohan is joining us from HomeSpotter, LLC where he most recently held the position of Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to HomeSpotter, Ohan held leadership roles with Realtors Property Resource, LLC and LPS Real Estate Group.

I’m also pleased to announce that Kevin Greene has also recently joined our team as Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and New Initiatives. Kevin is joining us from Real Estate Digital where he most recently held the position of Senior Vice President, Business Development & MLS Solutions. Prior to Real Estate Digital, Kevin held leadership roles with Lender Processing Services, Inc. and Fidelity National Financial.

Ohan and Kevin are senior leaders with records of success leading strategy, innovation, customer-focused new product development, and product launch for companies in the technology, information and data services sectors. They will be key players in our success going forward.

Please join me in welcoming Ohan and Kevin to our CoreLogic team. I look forward to introducing them to you in person at upcoming industry events.

Chris Bennett
General Manager, Real Estate Solutions
CoreLogic

Looks like CL is taking a page from some NBA teams.