Where Real Estate Gets Its Dirt

Lone Wolf Foundation [Sponsor]

My thanks to Lone Wolf for sponsoring this month’s Vendor Alley. Lone Wolf is rolling out its new platform, dubbed Foundation.

Lone Wolf Foundation is an all-in-one platform that gives real estate professionals a modular approach to their software. Users can choose the Lone Wolf software they need and integrate third-party solutions as well to personalize their tech stacks. Its continuous data flow and connected experience means real estate professionals have the shared data, applications, and security they need to cover every step of what they do. One platform, one login, one experience, one set of contacts from lead to close.

Having worked at Lone Wolf I know what an incredible effort it has been to get Foundation to the market. Great to see that they have really focused on the design of the product. Super clean.

To learn more visit here => Lone Wolf Foundation

CoreLogic launches OneHomeowner

CoreLogic Launches OneHomeowner – A New Engagement Platform for Agents to Nurture Relationships and Win Business 

“Today’s clients have portals to manage their healthcare, personal finances and education, but there isn’t anything to manage their home,” said Kevin Greene, general manager of Real Estate Solutions at CoreLogic. “CoreLogic solves this problem with OneHomeowner. Just as importantly, it gives agents an effective tool to ​stay connected in a valuable way ​and deliver an exceptional ​homeowner ​experience to their clients ​for years​.”  

Kevin Greene, CoreLogic

With housing inventory levels still at record lows it is going to be important that brokers and agents look at other avenues to retain and grow their business. I think there is a tremendous opportunity for agents who go beyond just the buy and sell aspect of their business and look for opportunities on the nurture side too. They already have their trust, what other services can they provide?

RIP Richard Simmons

While not the biggest news this past week the passing of Richard Simmons got me a bit nostalgic. I hired Richard Simmons to do a meet and greet at our booth at the 2004 NAR Annual Convention. This was on the heels of the NAR Annual Conference in 2003 where we had hired Fabio. But that’s another story. Fabio was a huge success and drew a huge crowd at the eNeighborhoods booth. So naturally we thought, let’s get another celebrity! After some brain-storming we settled on Richard Simmons. You can see page one of the agreement we did with the company repping him below and an ad we ran in REALTOR Magazine:

He was a lot of fun. I remember him calling our wives for a prank, “Hi Honey, guess who’s with your husband right now?!” He would also record voice mail greetings for our cell phones. “Hi this is Richard Simmons and you’ve reached Shane’s voice mail!”

Another thing I remember was how a lot of conference attendees came up and told stories about how he had motivated them to live a more healthy life. When I saw him having these conversations (sometimes he would pull them aside) you could see something in his eyes…he truly cared. Such a great legacy.

VestaPlus’s Checkmate adds new partner

VestaPlus™ and Staten Island Board of REALTORS® Collaborate to Propel Real Estate Data Compliance with Checkmate™

“Sandy Krueger, CEO of Staten Island MLS, said “Data integrity is the key to the service we provide to our subscribers and the consumers they serve. We look forward to enhancing our services using Checkmate™ and we are pleased with the working relationship we have already established with VestaPlus™.”

Annie Ives, CEO of VestaPlus™, shared, “We are excited to support Staten Island MLS with their goals of enhancing MLS data accuracy and streamlining internal processes.”

SIBOR and VestaPlus

VestaPlus is making some moves!

Industry Relations Podcast: Industry Soup: Why the Human Touch Still Matters

What happens when industry news is quiet? Industry soup. In this episode, Rob and Greg discuss various topics with an effort to draw parallels to real estate. From their weight loss strategies and detailed plan for a 60-day weight loss regimen to Tesla cars and the emotional connection people have with their vehicles. This conversation covers a lot. 

Touching on simplicity in design and analog experiences in a tech-driven world. Rob and Greg explore the potential future of technology and the importance of human interaction in both real estate and tech companies.

Connect with Rob and Greg: 

Rob’s Website

Greg’s Website

Our Sponsors: 

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This podcast is produced by Two Brothers Creative 2024.

Looking for a new gig?

Member Service Specialist I – PrimeMLS

“As a Member Service Specialist at PrimeMLS, you will play a critical role in supporting our mission by ensuring our members receive optimal support with our systems. This role requires a proactive approach to effectively manage inquiries, provide membership and billing support, and handle routine administrative tasks.”

Prime MLS

To find out about this job and more please visit the Vendor Alley Job Board.

MLS data share daisy chains Florida’s Upper East Coast

Four MLSs in Florida Launch New Coast 2 Coast MLS Data Share.

“Coast 2 Coast MLS Data Share launches to over 20K agents in Florida. A group of 4 innovative MLSs – realMLS, St. Augustine and St. Johns County Board of Realtors, Space Coast Association of Realtors and Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors have come together to make the marketplace healthier and stronger. MLS members of these organizations now have access to listings of all four MLSs from within their native MLS system.”

Coast 2 Coast MLS Data Share

Make sense.

MoxiWorks layoffs

MoxiWorks laying off employees 1 month after replacing CEO

“Real estate marketing and technology company MoxiWorks is laying employees off, just a month after hiring AI startup executive Eric Elfman to replace founder York Baur as CEO.”

Matt Carter, Inman News

Tough market. Brutal for some vendors. The article names a few people affected by the layoffs, good people, check ’em out.

What does the “Z” in MAZL, LLC stand for?

Update on the Pending Sale of REcolorado to MAZL, LLC

“Firstly, as noted in our public FAQ, MAZL, LLC, is a private company formed specifically to acquire the MLS service. Joseph E. Burks is the sole and only purchaser of REcolorado. He created MAZL, LLC specifically to execute the Letter of Intent (LOI) and complete the business transaction. There are no other investors.”

Denver Metro Association of REALTORS(r)

Okay, I’m just having a little fun with the title of this post. I don’t think Zillow has anything to do with the sale of REcolorado MLS. But I do want to point something out, and it may be obvious already to some but I don’t know why more people are not talking about it.

One person, in this case Joseph Burks, is about to own the 16th largest MLS organization (by agent count) in the country. I don’t think anyone really understands what the second order consequences of this decision could be. 🍿

Polyglot listings arrive in Staten Island MLS

Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Partners With DirectOffer, Inc. to Give Subscribers a New Way to Enhance Their Property Listings

“At SIMLS, our subscribers serve a diverse set of clients, and we are committed to providing innovative tools that empower them to make homeownership a possibility for more people,” said Sandy Krueger, President and CEO of Staten Island Multiple Listing Service. “We couldn’t be more excited about our partnership with DirectOffer. DO AudioTour’s multi-language and closed captioning capabilities ensure that our subscribers’ property listings are reaching the broadest audience, while supporting our ADA and DEI initiatives.”

Sandy Krueger, President and CEO of Staten Island Multiple Listing Service

Chéri(e), arrête la voiture !

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