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Nov 25 21

Happy Thanksgiving!

by Greg Robertson

“It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.”

-Anonymous

Nov 23 21

CABR and Cincy MLS launch Tangilla AMS

by Greg Robertson

Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS® Launches Tangilla AMS

Manly Beach, NSW, Australia — November 23, 2021 — Yesterday, the Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS®, along with CincyMLS, launched the new Tangilla Association Management Software platform for use by their combined 8,000+ members & subscribers. The API-first platform has NRDS at the core, and it integrates with State Licensing Data to automate many processes that previously required manual member services support.”

Finally something from Australia I can get behind. Tangilla has been a bit under the radar but the buzz is epic. If you haven’t seen a demo you need to…now.

Jeff Turner and the his other co-founders Phill Kells and David King are doing it right. You can check out an interview Jeff with Emily Chenevert of ABoR that is insightful. They identified a segment that needs improvement and are innovating around its current pain points, while keeping an eye on good design. Bravo.

Nov 21 21

Looking for a new gig?

by Greg Robertson

Full Stack Developer – Stellar MLS

“The Full-Stack Developer is responsible for designing, building, and maintaining existing and new full-stack applications. This role will work closely with a team of developers to deliver interactive, scalable, web apps in the real estate industry. This position must have in-depth knowledge of C#, .NET Core, HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript Framework, JavaScript, and Microsoft SQL Server and will be responsible for not just maintaining existing systems but designing and building new systems and sites to keep Stellar MLS up to date with modern web standards. The full stack developer is expected to provide mentor-ship with regards to design patterns, architecture, process, and communication among all developers on the team. This position reports to the Lead Developer and is a salary, exempt, full-time position.”

The find out about this job, or post a job, please visit the Vendor Alley Job Board.

Nov 21 21

Looking for a new gig?

by Greg Robertson

Enterprise Customer Success Manager – Lone Wolf

“Our collaborative and dynamic Enterprise Team is responsible for acting as trusted advisors to our enterprise customers. In this role, you will work on a range of activities such as collaborating on solutions cross-functionally, driving customer adoption, and assisting enterprise customers in identifying additional value-creation opportunities.”

We have a couple of these positions open. They are needed on my MLS Team (come work with me!) and our Franchise Team. The find out about this job, or post a job, please visit the Vendor Alley Job Board.

Nov 16 21

Google Ads on Vendor Alley

by Greg Robertson

I screwed something up and ads are all over my site. Trying to fix. Sorry for all the pop ups.

Nov 10 21

San Diego 2015

by Greg Robertson

Just like any startup, W+R Studios had a ping pong table at our Main Street office in Huntington Beach.  I was pretty good, a few others in our office were decent but by far the best ping pong player we had was our CFO, Karl Ziegler.  Karl lived in Boulder CO, but would visit the office about twice a quarter.  Nobody could beat Karl.

We were brainstorming one year about what we could do to attract attention to our booth at the upcoming NAR Annual Expo in San Diego (this was 2015) and either Shane or Damon came up with the idea of having a contest for agents to come to our booth and try to beat Karl at ping pong for a free subscription to the Cloud Agent Suite.  I thought it was brilliant!  So thus the “BEAT KARL” campaign began.  We did mock video interviews with Karl, a workout routine video, and a walk-on video for the booth. I had so much fun putting the campaign together.

Karl was a good sport (although he hated the white shorts I picked out for him) and I think his record at the end of the show was something insane like 93 -4.  Below is a video reel we put together for Karl for a farewell dinner we hosted for him when he left Lone Wolf earlier this year. The mock interview in the middle is hilarious.

Looking forward to seeing everyone this week.

If you are reading this Karl. Love you man. #MLKLLG

Nov 8 21

Looking for a new gig?

by Greg Robertson

Support/Call Center Manager

“The Support/Call Center Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the Support Center and Tier 2 teams to ensure delivery of high standards of service to MLS customers while also making the most effective and efficient use of Company resources. The Manager ensures all customer service, employee performance and reporting objectives are met. This position also manages the Tier 2 team to ensure system and/or process bugs are identified, resolved in a timely manner and MLS customers receive full circle follow-up.”

The find out about this job, or post a job, please visit the Vendor Alley Job Board.

#jobboard

Nov 8 21

MLS Aligned adds BeachesMLS

by Greg Robertson

BeachesMLS Joins MLS Aligned

“The announcements continue to come for MLS Aligned as earlier this year, MLS Aligned purchased the intellectual property rights to the Agent Inbox software, a real estate showing and messaging platform. They intend to pave the way for showing standards as they rebuild and standardize this new product as Aligned Showings. The collaboration between these forward-thinking companies is what allows MLS Aligned to build and acquire powerful tools and technologies to improve the standards and power of the MLS and real estate industry

Dionna Hall, CEO of BeachesMLS, said that “The best MLS collaborations are with those that align through similar DNA regardless of borders. It is with that mindset that BeachesMLS joins MLS Aligned to work together on future industry initiatives and innovations.”

41,000 members is a big add. Looks MLS Aligned’s value proposition is showing appeal.

Nov 4 21

Kim Roller-Hoereth joins ShowingTime

by Greg Robertson
Kim

According to an internal message, Kim Roller-Hoereth is joining ShowingTime as an Industry Relations executive. She will work closely with Mike Lane and ShowingTime’s MLS sales and account management team to support MLSs, Boards, and Associations throughout the US and Canada.

Great gig for Kim, she’s an industry vet and well respected. Congrats to both Kim and ShowingTime.

Nov 2 21

Zillow throws in the towel on iBuying

by Greg Robertson

Zillow Quits Home-Flipping Business, Cites Inability to Forecast Prices

“But Chief Executive Rich Barton said Tuesday that Zillow had failed to accurately predict the pace of home-price appreciation, marking an end to a venture the company once said could generate $20 billion a year.”

The irony is so thick here you could cut it with a knife.