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Oct 23 14

Redfin Buys Walk Score.

by Greg Robertson

Looks like Kelman couldn’t let 2014 go by without doing some acquiring of his own.

Redfin Buys Walk Score

“The acquisition is Redfin’s first and the reason for it is simple: We want to give folks a complete portrait of what it would be like to live somewhere new, within the house and in the surrounding neighborhood.”

I’ve been a bug fan of Walk Score for a long time. It was one of the first APIs we integrated in to Cloud CMA. Over the years when giving demos I would ask the audience if they have heard about Walk Score, at first I would explain it. But now they have done such a great job or working with MLS that I usually just get a lot of heads nodding.

Huge congrats to Matt Lerner and the rest of the Walk Score team.

Oct 21 14

SentriLock wins in Las Vegas

by Greg Robertson

“4 years, 3 Leadership teams, 2 AEs and 1 beautiful signed contract!”

Nice win for Kim and Sentrilock. Congrats!

Full Press Release Below:

Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® Partners With SentriLock, LLC
Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR) has partnered with SentriLock, LLC, the official lockbox solution of the National Association of REALTORS®, to provide its members with SentriLock’s REALTOR® Lockbox System.

GLVAR is the local representative of the National Association of REALTORS® and the largest professional organization in Southern Nevada. GLVAR is one of the top 10 largest REALTOR® Associations in the United States. GLVAR serves more than 11,500 real estate professionals in the Greater Las Vegas area, providing local members with the highest level of education, training and political representation.
Heidi Kasama, 2014 GLVAR President, said, “After researching this issue, we chose SentriLock for this important service because we determined they were the most qualified and offered the best, most cost-efficient solution for our more than 11,500 GLVAR members.”

SentriLock CEO and founder Scott Fisher has led the company through 11 years of consistent growth to serve more than 280 REALTOR® Associations and MLS customers throughout North America.
“We’re extremely excited about partnering with a proven leader like Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS®, which is an outstanding organization with a great staff,” Fisher said. “I believe GLVAR recognizes that our 100% REALTOR®-focused company will be an excellent fit for their members. As with all of our customers, SentriLock is committed to providing GLVAR members with the best product and service available.”

Contact Information Greg Sheldon SentriLock, LLC. (513) 618-5821

Oct 21 14

Pro Tip: Scotch Tear-by-hand tape

by Greg Robertson

So here’s the situation, you are packing up the booth and putting everything back in their boxes. If your marketing team was smart enough they included packing tape so you could tape all the boxes up.

But then you need scissors to cut the tape. Not anymore! Enter Scotch Tear-by-hand tape! Totally works too.


You’re welcome.


Oct 21 14

Tanqueray No. 10 Imperial Shaker

by Greg Robertson


Wondering where this will fit in the office.


Oct 20 14

Phil Tedesco takes top spot at Rhode Island Association of REALTORS

by Greg Robertson

CEO Tedesco to lead Rhode Island state association

““It is with deep regret and mixed emotions that we accept Phil’s resignation. Since becoming our CEO, he has been instrumental in putting our association in solid administrative, financial and operational position. We wish him well in his new position,” said 2014 TAR President Steven Redmond.
The Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® is one of the largest professional organizations in the state. It has some 4,000 members in 600 offices who collectively closed 14,000 homes worth about $4.3 billion in sales last year. TAR has about 4,700 members who sold about 13,950 homes in 2013 for a total sales volume of $2.7 billion.

Sounds like a great gig for Phil. And still they say climate change isn’t real.

Oct 17 14

Down Payment Resource (DPR) launches in two new markets

by Greg Robertson

DPR Blog:

“We’re excited to bring Down Payment Resource™ (DPR) to two new multiple listing services—Southeast Michigan’s Realcomp II Ltd. and Richmond, Va. based Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service (CVR MLS).
DPR is now available to more than 335,000 real estate professionals through 20 multiple listing services and REALTOR® Associations.”

I really think this is a great resource for agents and consumers. We recently launched this as a report page option in Cloud CMA.

Oct 16 14


by Greg Robertson

RapMy thanks to Rapattoni for being a sponsor of Vendor Alley. I’m here at SFAR Member Appreciation Day along with Kayte and Laura from Rap. Good times.

See you in New Orleans!

Oct 14 14


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Oct 14 14

1000watt website – don’t call it a refresh

by Greg Robertson

Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 1.48.04 PM 1000watt just updated their website today. Which means every other website in the industry now looks like shit. Thanks guys. ; )

But seriously. I love, love, love the new design and company logo. It’s so hard to get this right. You want to have a proper layout, makes things easy to navigate, and that’s just for starters. But the great sites set a tone, a vibe for the people and work they do. And 1000watt nails it. You can read about their new design and the thought process behind it at their blog.

Looking to make your brokerage or MLS cool? Looking to grow your market share? Looking to ways to increase communication and engagement with your members/agents? Looking for a smart team to bounce ideas off of and get great feedback? Call them.

Congrats to Marc, Brian, Joel and the rest of the 1000watt crew. Amazing job!

Oct 9 14

Rumor Alert: Brian de Schepper set to join Zillow

by Greg Robertson

im backWell, that didn’t take long.

Word on the street is former Tarasoft and Corelogic industry vet Brian de Schepper is set to join Zillow’s Industry Relations team. Brian had just left Corelogic back in June. No word on start date.