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Nov 17 20

Susan Yannaccone named Realogy’s President and CEO

by Greg Robertson
Susan Yannaccone

Susan Yannaccone Becomes First Woman to be Named President and CEO of Realogy Franchise Group

Yannaccone joined Realogy in 2015, and in her new role, she will oversee the franchise operations of Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21® and ERA®, as well as the franchise and owned operations of Sotheby’s International Realty® and Corcoran®. Yannaccone will report to Ryan Schneider, Realogy’s chief executive officer and president.


“Sue is an exceptional leader who brings deep expertise running both franchise and brokerage businesses at Realogy and within the industry over the past 20 years,” said Schneider. “I am incredibly excited to work with Sue and our brand leaders to further grow our powerful brands for our franchise owners and affiliated agents.”

Always great to hear good news about someone you know. Congrats Susan!

Nov 16 20

Where’s the minibar?

by Greg Robertson

HOW IT STARTED

HOW IT’S GOING

#NARANNUAL #2020

Nov 16 20

Looking for a new gig?

by Greg Robertson

VP of Product – FBS

FBS, the 40+ year leader in software and solutions focused on real estate Multiple Listing Services (MLS) is seeking a proven leader to head our Product Team. The VP of Product will serve as the product leader to evangelize product strategy and drive thought leadership throughout the organization. This person is responsible for developing and executing on the strategic vision and product roadmap, as well as coaching, growing, and developing a diverse team of thoughtful Product Managers. The VP of Product works directly with the CEO and our customers to define the vision and product roadmap for the entire product line

To find out about this job, and others or to post a position you are looking to fill please visit the Vendor Alley Job Board.

Nov 16 20

Looking for a new gig?

by Greg Robertson

Western Arizona Realtor Data Exchange – CEO

“Western Arizona Realtor® Data Exchange, Inc. (WARDEX) is currently seeking a skilled and motivated professional for Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Located in Bullhead City, Arizona WARDEX is a regional MLS serving 950+ members in Mohave County Arizona.”

To find out about this job, and others or to post a position you are looking to fill please visit the Vendor Alley Job Board.

Nov 13 20

NAR punts on requiring property address for inclusion on MLS

by Greg Robertson

NAR shelves controversial proposal to require addresses on MLS listings

The stated rational for the proposal was: “The property address is a key piece of listing content needed by brokers and licensees to serve the interests of their clients and customers. Disclosure of a listing address at the time of filing is consistent with the MLS’s three tenets of: efficiency, transparency, and collaboration.”


‘Edge cases’

But some on the committee wanted exceptions for when law enforcement or other government officials deemed address disclosure a safety issue or for celebrity clients who didn’t want other agents giving out their addresses to news media.

I had to laugh when I read the title of this article on Inman News. “Controversial”? Surely they had to be speaking about some of the other policies being proposed. How is putting an address for the property in the MLS, controversial? Lucky for me Chris Carrillo was there.

My Hero, Chris Carrillo

“[That policy] distinctly made a line in the sand. That line favored equal opportunity for buyers and sellers for transparency of property information, period. Anything that you do against that creates a slippery slope,” Carrillo said.


“The concerns of high-profile individuals, whether they be law enforcement, first responders, the Hollywood elite, who seek an additional layer of privacy, this can be accomplished right now under existing policy. For those who are so concerned about privacy, there’s an option for exclusive agency or exclusive office listing.


“I worry about the daylight it gives those who want to circumvent cooperation. It’s really difficult to offer transparency for a property that doesn’t have an address. How does anybody run a map search if you don’t have an address of a property?  I’m sorry but Clear Cooperation and equal opportunity doesn’t just stop at a certain listing price.”

What he said.

Nov 11 20

Happy Veteran’s Day!

by Greg Robertson
Gene Robertson, Rebecca Lerma and Robbie Rudolph

Thank you for your service!

Nov 10 20

Rapattoni MLS has a laugh

by Greg Robertson

Having Maddy do the voice-over gives this a very “Monty Python” vibe. Love it! 🤣😆

Nov 10 20

Looking for a new gig?

by Greg Robertson

Director of Product Management – Homespotter

“As a Director of Product Management for our Lead Capture team, you will lead a team of engineers and designers to iteratively build product features spanning HomeSpotter’s three core product offerings: Boost, Connect, and Spacio. Across these core products, the Lead Capture team focuses on capturing home buyer and home seller leads for real estate agents. You will work collaboratively with our Customer and Communications teams to make sure we’re building the right features and drive measurable results in product performance on a regular cadence.”

To find out about this job, and others or to post a position you are looking to fill please visit the Vendor Alley Job Board.

Nov 10 20

RESO Remote Recap

by Greg Robertson

RESO Remote: Encore Recap

The Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) held its second digital conference last week, RESO Remote Encore: The Standards Collection. With a +20% percent jump in attendance over the previous conference (which had +30% growth over its prior conference), RESO Remote Encore was a smash hit.

The week was as much a celebration as a conference, as the culmination of some major industry initiatives were highlighted. RESO released its entirely rebuilt, automated certification stack. The newly published Working With Real Estate Data course was revealed. 

Great way to get a recap on the RESO Remote sessions and what’s happening in the RESO community. I loved the theme of this year’s conference and how Sam and crew keep the thread flowing through the whole event. I’m still in awe of how they got Snopp Dogg to intro the conference.

“Bow wow wow, yippee yo, yippee yay”!

Nov 10 20

David Price appointed new CEO of MARIS

by Greg Robertson

David Price Appointed President & CEO of MARIS

“Today, we are excited to announce the appointment of David Price to the role of President and CEO of MARIS. He assumed responsibilities on November 5th saying, “I am very humbled today to have been offered the opportunity to step into the role of President and CEO of MARIS. I have been fortunate to grow with MARIS since shortly after its inception over 25 years ago, and I am looking forward to continuing to contribute to the stability and positive direction of the company.”

Big congrats to David and MARIS.