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Sep 13 19

Homebeat

by Greg Robertson
Homebeat Webinar

I sat down with W+R Studios‘ Chief Design Officer, Damien Huze, and talked about Homebeat by Cloud CMA.

Sep 12 19

Looking for a new gig?

by Greg Robertson

Systems Developer – Stellar MLS

“The Systems Developer role is to define, develop, test, analyze, and maintain software applications in support of the achievement of business requirements. This includes but not limited to writing, coding, testing, and analyzing software programs and applications. The Systems Developer will also research, design, document, and modify software specifications throughout the production life cycle. This is full time mid-level position that reports to the Lead Developer and is a salary, exempt.”

For details on this job posting and more please visit the Vendor Alley Job Board.

Sep 12 19

BridgeMLS signs first deal with Box Brownie

by Greg Robertson

Virtual Staging: bridgeMLS First MLS in America to Partner with Stunning Graphic Design Service BoxBrownie

“Specializing in image enhancement, virtual staging, CGI renders, floor plans, and now virtual renovation, BoxBrownie.com are continually providing key marketing solutions for minimal cost to the agent.
This partnership means an exclusive on-boarding offer to all current bridgeMLS members who are not currently using BoxBrownie.com. An initiative developed to continue providing innovative technology in an ever-changing industry.”

I believe this is the first MLS deal for Box Brownie. If you are curious about their name, “Box Brownie”, it’s the name a popular early camera made by Eastman Kodak.

These are just the early days of augmented reality coming in to real estate. In a sense virtual tours were the first step. Now virtual staging. Next virtual agents?

I’ve been tracking a few Australian companies that are really starting to get some traction here in the states. Australians are new Canadians in online real estate.


Sep 9 19

Brian Donnellan named Bright MLS President and CEO

by Greg Robertson

RIS Media: Bright MLS Names Brian Donnellan President and CEO

“Bright MLS, a leading multiple listing service representing 95,000 real estate professionals in the Mid-Atlantic U.S., has announced Brian Donnellan as its President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Donnellan had been serving as CEO on an interim basis since February 2019”

Well deserved! If didn’t get to listen to my interview with Brian last month you can check it out here.

I’m looking forward to seeing about some of the great initiatives Brian and his team have in the works. Congrats!

Sep 6 19

ShowingTime acquires CSS

by Greg Robertson

ShowingTime Acquires Centralized Showing Service, Accelerating Its Growth with Enhanced Offerings to an Expanded Audience

“Chicago, IL, September 06, 2019 –(PR.com)– ShowingTime, the real estate industry’s leading showing management and market stats technology provider, announced today it has acquired Centralized Showing Service to better serve the needs of clients in the residential real estate industry.”

Holy shit! This is huge news. ShowingTime has made a number of acquisitions over the years but this is on a whole other level. Congrats to both companies.

Sep 5 19

“Prepare for the death of social”

by Greg Robertson

I’m attending the Content Marketing World Conference in Cleveland. I’m told it’s the biggest conference on content marketing in the country. It’s my first year here and its been great. Highly recommend it to any inbound marketers out there.

One of the speakers, and the founder of CMI, Joe Pulizzi, gave a great presentation about the future of marketing. One of his slides struck me. It said simply…

“Prepare for the death of social”

The premise is that social media is reaching a tipping point. Fake news, lack of privacy, hackers and the fact that sooooo many people/companies are pushing ads on social media that it’s becoming somewhat of a cesspool. A platform people will not trust any longer.

I know many agents who leverage social media in their business. Also, many vendors rely on selling ads as a business model. And a lot of those ads (most) are on social media platforms (Facebook).

Joe doesn’t know if this will be one year from now, 3 years, or 5 years. But it’s still good advice.

Be prepared.

Sep 4 19

Joe Kazzoun leaving Instanet Solutions (Lone Wolf) for Remine

by Greg Robertson

End of the month is what I’ve been told. Congrats to both.

Sep 4 19

Looking for a new gig?

by Greg Robertson

Business Services and Technology Director – ARMLS

“The Business Services & Technology (BS&T) Director, under the direction of the BS&T Vice President, administers and coordinates the acquisition, support and maintenance of all association internal technology systems and member benefit technology services, such as electronic forms providers, digital signature providers, single sign-on program, and communications.”

Partner Marketing Manager – Lone Wolf Technologies

“Lone Wolf is seeking a Partner Marketing Manager to work directly with LW partners and serve as our go-to-market specialist, spearheading market launches for LWs strategic partnership. The Partner Marketing Manager is responsible for owning, directing, planning, executing, and reporting on key partnerships by driving awareness and engagement, designing go-to-market plans, and developing content campaigns to generate interest, awareness, and revenue.”

For details on this job posting and more please visit the Vendor Alley Job Board.

Aug 29 19

Mark Lesswing joins T3 Sixty Team, along with Jonathan Peterson

by Greg Robertson

Former NAR CTO joins growing T3 Sixty Team
T3 Sixty Announces two new senior appointments, including Lesswing and Peterson

“Mark Lesswing, former Chief Technology Officer for the National Association of Realtors, joins T3 Sixty as Senior Vice President. Lesswing, who has acted in a senior technology role for over 30 years, started at NAR at the Center for Realtor Technology and has been involved in hundreds of industry projects and technology initiatives.  Lesswing served NAR for 17 years and was promoted to SVP and CTO of NAR in 2006. During the past few years he has focused on best practices in transaction management platforms, cloud-based platform leveraging blockchain, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Jonathan Peterson, a former Vice President at Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies for 14 years, joins T3 Sixty as VP in the Technology division.”

Stefan is stacked!

Aug 28 19

National Red Wine Day

by Greg Robertson

Since I work with a bunch of winosauruses at W+R Studios they made a short video celebrating National Red Wine Day.

Make sure you are following the new Cloud Agent Suite You Tube Channel!