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Nov 23 22

Has Frederick Townes, CEO of Remine, left the company?

by Greg Robertson

Rumor on the street is… yes. If so this means he only lasted 7 months. The story is developing….

Nov 23 22

Industry Relations Podcast: The Real Estate Market’s Crucible in 2023

by Greg Robertson

Realtors assemble! As Greg returns from the National Association of Realtors Expo in Orlando, he and Rob discuss trends going into the new year. From unsettling problems such as the hike in first-time homebuyer age and income to the currently topsy-turvy world of vendors and MLSes, buckle up for what Rob is predicting will be “a crucible” for real estate in the year ahead.

Watch us on YouTube

Connect with Rob and Greg: 

Rob’s Website

Greg’s Website

Thank you to our sponsor: RentSpree

Visit https://www.rentspree.com/ for more information!

Read more about RentSpree’s expansion in the rental market here: https://www.rentspree.com/insights/the-untapped-money-potential-of-the-rental-market

This podcast is produced by Two Brothers Creative 2022

Nov 19 22

Podcast roundup

by Greg Robertson

Two great podcast episodes to listen to for anyone in organized real estate

Stratechery
An Interview with Opendoor CEO Eric Wu About Building a Marketplace in a Real Estate Slowdown

“I had a chance to talk to Wu about both his and Opendoor’s origin story, competing and now partnering with Zillow, why the speed of the current slowdown caught Opendoor by surprise, acquiring customers for an infrequent transaction, and how the company will get a marketplace off of the ground.”

Ben Thompson’s Stratechery is must listen. Some of the content is behind a paywall, but do yourself a favor and subscribe.

This Week on Startups
Managing a recession, housing market insights & more with Redfin’s Glenn Kelman + OK Boomer | E1616

“Jason Calacanis and Molly Wood cover startups, tech, markets, media, crypto, and all the hottest topics in business and technology. They also interview the world’s greatest founders, operators, investors, and innovators.”

Great interview of one of my favorite CEOs in real estate, GFK, Glenn Fucking Kelman. Keep grinding Glenn we are all rooting for you.

Nov 18 22

Looking for a new gig?

by Greg Robertson

Key Account Manager – REsides

“REsides is the first and only MLS to launch a revolutionary new equity-ownership model for its clients. The Company is focused on delivering best-in-class client service while spearheading big change in the industry with an ‘MLS without boundaries’ vision that encourages collaboration and cooperation across the entire real estate eco-system. We envision a future where MLSs become the unquestionably best stewards of data; the catalyst for increasing data value, and strategic developers of the most significant tools in their marketplace.”

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

Nov 16 22

Industry Relations Podcast: Beyond the Headlines-Zillow and Opendoor Q3 earnings

by Greg Robertson

Earnings call season is upon us! In this episode, Rob and Greg go beyond the headlines and share their early reactions to Zillow and Opendoor’s Q3 reports. With everybody laying off their staff and the market leveling out; why Rob believes some right moves are being made and why Greg believes Q4 and 2023 will be a hunker-down year.

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Thank you to our sponsor: RentSpree

Visit https://www.rentspree.com/ for more information!

Brokers and agents are leaving money on the table by ignoring rentals. Read RentSpree’s whitepaper on this untapped opportunity in a booming segment of the industry.

https://www.rentspree.com/insights/the-untapped-money-potential-of-the-rental-market

This podcast is produced by Two Brothers Creative 2022

Nov 14 22

Alaska MLS launches TransactionDesk and Authentisign as a new member benefit

by Greg Robertson

Alaska MLS partners with Lone Wolf Technologies to deliver complete transaction suite to members

“AKMLS members will now have access to a complete transaction management solution as a free member benefit, integrated with the AKMLS system to populate, sign, and complete all forms necessary for their real estate deals. 

We’re thrilled to partner with Lone Wolf to bring these solutions to our members,” said Michael Smith, Chief Executive Officer of AKMLS. “Real estate has become increasingly digital, and for years, we have championed the use of technology in the industry. By providing our members with a user- and consumer-friendly way to complete home sales digitally, we’re helping them showcase their expertise in the market.” 

With the new enhancements to Authentisign and increased functionality and integration points with TransactionDesk AKMLS members are going to love this solution.

Nov 11 22

TRREB partners with Restb.ai

by Greg Robertson

TRREB enhances performance by integrating Restb.ai MLS Suite solutions

“Restb.ai’s product suite will automate TRREB’s listing input process on its AMP MLS platform by extracting data from listing photos.  This process saves users time, provides WCAG & ADA protections for members’ IDX/VOW websites, increases the value and searchability of MLS data by providing advanced image tags, and also provides photo compliance protections for its members. “

What wizardry is this? I think that tagging photos automatically would be a great innovation. Using that data to help with the listing input process is just the tip of the iceberg.

Nov 8 22

CRS continues growth and adds 5 new customers

by Greg Robertson

CRS Data’s Leading MLS Tax Suite Welcomes Five New Customers

“We are thrilled to welcome these five new customers to CRS Data’s MLS Tax Suite,” said Sara Cooper, executive vice president of the MLS Market. “In everything we do, we strive to give our customers the best in digital property data and robust, intuitive tools that will help them succeed. We are excited about this opportunity to build new relationships and discover fresh ways to elevate the experience for our users.”

5 new customers in the past 6 months is pretty impressive. Congrats CRS.

Nov 8 22

The MLS™/CLAW goes Plunk

by Greg Robertson

The MLS™/CLAW Partners with Plunk to Power Agents with Real-time Home Analytics Platform

Plunk, the first real-time analytics platform for residential real estate, today announced a partnership with The MLS/CLAW, a leading multiple listing service in Southern California and next-generation software company, to provide its 20,000 members with access to real-time and dynamic home valuation tools.”

Rob Hahn and I interviewed David Bluhm (co-founder of Plunk) on our podcast Industry Relations. Plunk has some pretty big goals and while I think nothing beats the eyes, ears, and nose of a good real estate agent when it comes to home valuations Plunk tools may offer supplemental data points to help them in their jobs as real estate agents.

Nov 8 22

Tropical Depression

by Greg Robertson

Don’t believe the hype. First off its currently a tropical depression, not a hurricane. Secondly, this thing is moving east. My prediction is this time tomorrow it will be heading to Greenland.

Button up Buttercup and bring a raincoat.

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