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Property Panorama partners with Local Logic

Local Logic and Property Panorama Forge Innovative Partnership to Enrich Virtual Tours with Advanced Location Insights

“This collaboration is set to equip Property Panorama’s vast network of agents and brokers with a one-click solution to Local Logic’s advanced insights directly within their virtual tours and digital marketing solutions, offering an unparalleled understanding of locations across the United States and Canada.”

Local Logic

Property Panorama also made some recents upgrades to their dashboard to include:

  • Account activity feed to track your news and subscriptions
  • Drag and drop photo management
  • Full Support for transparent and PNG images and logos
  • Fully Optimized for Mobile and Desktop
  • Streamlined Navigation 
  • Re-imagined page layouts to better organize your tools and data
  • Priority access to all Property Panorama Products

Check out their recent blog post to learn more: Property Panorama Launches New Dashboard for Agents

Introducing Giant Steps Advisors

Industry veteran, Greg Robertson, launches Giant Steps Advisors to help entrepreneurs, real estate companies and leaders accelerate their success. 

COSTA MESA, FEB. 26 – Greg Robertson announced today the launch of Giant Steps Advisors, LLC a new company poised to help navigate the new real estate landscape. With a vision centered on innovation, growth, and collaboration, Giant Steps Advisors is set to become the go-to advisor for visionaries ready to take on new challenges.

“Having co-founded my first real estate software company in 1992, I’ve had a front seat to the arc of innovation in the organized real estate industry for the last 30+ years.  My goal with Giant Steps is to give back and share those experiences with our clients to help them reach their goals faster,” stated Greg Robertson, Founder & Principal Advisor.

Giant Steps Advisors believes you need to start from the end and work backwards to help you arrive at the best solutions.  Whether you are developing a product, a go-to-market strategy, M&A, or planning for the future, thinking about the outcomes of your choices first, will help you arrive at your goals quicker.

Staci Wood, Executive Advisor, has joined Robertson to expand the breadth of expertise.  Staci started her career at RE/MAX playing a critical role in the evolution of real estate portals. Staci then moved to one of the largest MLS organizations in the country, REcolorado.  While at REColorado Staci was their VP and Chief Product Officer for over 9 years. With this duo of seasoned experts at the helm, Giant Steps Advisors brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the table. 

“I met Staci over 20 years ago.  Her broad experience is a perfect addition, and I’m excited she has chosen to join me on this new endeavor,” Robertson said.

For more information about Giant Steps Advisors and its services, visit www.GiantStepsAdvisors.com or Greg@GiantStepsAdvisors.com.

About Giant Steps Advisors

We are here to help entrepreneurs and real estate companies accelerate their journey to success.

Greg Robertson co-founded his first real estate software company in 1992. He is an author of the book, ‘The Art of the CMA’, and publisher of the industry technology blog, “Vendor Alley”. He also publishes two industry podcasts, “Listing Bits”, and is co-host of “Industry Relations”. Greg was the co-founder of W+R Studios, creators of Cloud CMA and the rest of the Cloud Agent Suite. W+R Studios was acquired by Lone Wolf Technologies in December of 2020. 


Greg Robertson

Founder/Principal Advisor

Giant Steps Advisors



Can AI solve agent responsiveness?

Luxury Presence Launches AI Lead Nurture, an Advanced AI-Powered Lead Engagement Tool

The tool automatically responds to inbound messages 24/7 and continues to strategically follow up, keeping leads warm and driving them toward an appointment request. It also does the work of learning a lead’s timeline, budget, and preferences, allowing busy real estate professionals to prioritize the highest-quality prospects.”

Luxury Presence

I’ve written a lot about agent responsiveness (or lack there of). AI could be one of the many ways to help solve this. I’ll keep an eye out of this tool and others and wait to hear feedback from agents and brokers on how they can best tackle this problem.

CMLS elects new board members

Chris Haran
Justin Haag


“The Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS), the professional trade organization serving the Multiple Listing Services industry and representing 231 member organizations with 1.8 million subscribers, has elected new directors for 2024. They will assume their roles on January 1, 2024.

Justin Haag, General Counsel and incoming President and CEO (Jan. 1, 2024) of Northwest MLS (Washington); and Chris Haran, Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer of MRED (Illinois), were elected to serve three-year terms on the CMLS Board of Directors. Matthew Consalvo, CEO of ARMLS (Arizona) was re-elected for a second three-year term.”

Megan Moore, CMLS

Congrats to Justin, Chris and Matt. They certainly have signed up for some interesting time in the MLS industry!

VESTAPLUS hires Kelly Robinson

VESTAPLUSTM MLS Software Solutions Appoints Industry Veteran Kelly Robinson as Vice President of Sales & Marketing

“VESTAPLUSTM MLS Software Solutions, a leading provider of innovative real estate technology, is proud to announce the appointment of Kelly (Pantis) Robinson as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing. With over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, Kelly Robinson is set to lead the company’s growth initiatives and expand its comprehensive suite of MLS software solutions, which includes the highly acclaimed VESTAPLUS PROTM mobile app, Checkmate Listing Violation DetectionTM, Neighborhood SnapshotTM, ShowingsPlusTM, and TechAssistLineTM.

VESTAPLUS, Press Release

Sheeeees back! This industry is certainly Hotel California. Many may not remember but Kelly (back then it was Kelly Pantis) co-founded RealtyPlus Online, one of the first web-based MLS systems. Great hire by Annie and looking forward to seeing Kelly making an impact on the industry again.

MLS-Touch reaches “Mobile Milestone”

MLS-Touch by CoreLogic Hits One Million Agent “Mobile Milestone”

“The demand for MLS-Touch from multiple listing organizations and Associations across the US and Canada has been tremendous,” said Charles Drouin, Senior Product Leader at CoreLogic. “We are seeing rapid adoption and usage, with MLS-Touch disrupting the leaderboard and becoming the preferred mobile app used by real estate agents today,” he added.”


Bravo. I have to say CoreLogic’s acquisition of Prospects Software was super smart. Add to that the timing of CoStar’s acquisition of Homesnap (and their failure to resign the BPP) along with a well executed sales strategy and you get these results. Big congrats to Charles, Kevin and the rest of the team.

The MLS™/CLAW and RentBase Announce Partnership

The MLS™/CLAW and RentBase Announce Partnership to Streamline Rental Leasing Process for 18,000 Southern California MLS Agents

“We’re thrilled to partner with RentBase and extend its rental management services to our many agents and brokers,” said Annie Ives, CEO of The MLS/CLAW. “Rentals have become increasingly important in today’s market, but there is a lack of efficiency and transparency in the rental market. RentBase will help our agents overcome these barriers by managing and nurturing all their rental data and transactions, and converting renter leads to home sales.”

Another tool/solution I written about a lot is ways for agents to expand their business away from just homes for purchase to rental and property management. I think today’s real estate agent should be focused on “housing” not just one sliver of that pie.

There are many good tools in this space. I missed this press release from last month. RentBase caught my eye about a year ago. They are basically a CRM for rental leads and some other features. Noaam Blum is just the kind of founder I like, someone who built something that scratched his own itch. Check ’em out.

FMLS adds Restb.ai to Matrix product suite

Real Estate Tech Leader FMLS Brings Cutting-Edge AI to Agents, Brokers Powered by CoreLogic and Restb.ai

“Restb.ai AI services will be fully integrated into FMLS’s CoreLogic Matrix™ platform and CoreLogic OneHome™ client collaboration portal. Recently recognized as an Inman Innovator, Restb.ai’s generative AI will automatically extract data insights from property photos to streamline the listing input process. Using this same technology, once integrated, homebuyers can upload a photo in OneHome and search for listings with desired features, introducing a new dimension in property search.”

Two things I don’t think can happen fast enough for listing data are floorpans and image tagging. Both have challenges to implement. I feel like I’ve been writing and advocating for both for a few years now. And happy to see this type of progress on both efforts.

While the article talks about many of the use cases for image tagging I don’t think we know what the killer application of this tech will be yet. Sure ADA compliance is a good thing and yeah image match sound promising. But I still think there is something more here that will only be discovered by playing around with it and now because of this partnership it seems that they finally have the chance.

Sisu launches “pizza tracker” solution for teams platform to provide clients better visibility into transactions

Sisu Launches Client Portal 2.0 with Vendor Integration for Streamlined Real Estate Workflows

“Now, with Mortgage and Title vendors on the platform, communication with all parties involved is located in one central place, reducing the potential for duplicate data entry and increasing efficiency. The new release of Client Portal also includes document storage, file sharing, centralized communication and collaboration, as well as the ability to add and edit roadmap steps. This powerful combination of features promises to help real estate teams streamline and automate their workflows like never before, saving time and reducing the potential for errors.”

Okay, I admit it, I watch a lot of reality real estate television shows. Part of me hoping to see some agent using Cloud CMA on their computer screen or handing out one of our reports. But alas so far no million-dollar agent is on video using Cloud CMA. ☹️

But I have seen Sisu. Not surprisingly since a lot of these million-dollar agents run huge teams. Sisu provides a well-designed product that acts as “your real estate team operating system”, along with some great coaching options.

Lion & Orb launch +AdStudio

Real estate PR firm Lion & Orb roars into paid digital marketing with +AdStudio

“We realized early on that when we would secure media placements for clients, we needed a tool to promote those articles that featured their products and services quickly, for an extended period of time as a sales tool,” said Audie Chamberlain, founder of Lion & Orb, in a statement. “With +AdStudio, we have really connected those dots, making digital advertising easy, cost-effective, and efficient to execute.”

Super smart. I think a lot of companies don’t know what to do once they get some publicity. Sure you can share on your personal and company social media but this takes it to a new level. And that’s just one of many use cases. I know that Audie has been working on this for a while. I’m super happy to see this launch. Congrats to Audio and the team at Lion & Orb.

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