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Sep 7 21

Join me today on Clubhouse! One Feed To Rule Them All! Today at 3PM PT

by Greg Robertson

Sep 7 21

Chris Bennett and Amy Gorce start a new consulting company – PRESTA

by Greg Robertson

INDUSTRY VETS LAUNCH PRESTA TEAM

“Today Chris Bennett and Amy Gorce announced the launch of PRESTA Team, a new company that will leverage their combined 60+ years of industry experience to provide consulting and advisory services in the real estate space. Throughout their careers, Chris and Amy have accumulated valuable insight into many aspects of organized real estate and aim to assist MLSs, Brokers, and Proptech companies strategically navigate through times of unprecedented competition and change.

PRESTA is an acronym, “Premier Real Estate Solutions and Technology Advisors“. There was certainly a hole left by Clareity Consulting when CoreLogic acquired them back in 2017. T3Sixty have been quick to try and fill the vacuum as well as WAV Group. I respect both Chris and Amy and know the industry will be a better place with their insights. I’m sure they are both nervous and excited about their new adventure and I can’t help but feel a little bit jealous of starting something new.

My best wishes to Chris and Amy, looking forward to seeing you both soon!

Sep 7 21

Looking for a new gig?

by Greg Robertson

MLS & Membership Director – Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® (COAR) & Central Oregon MLS

“The Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® (COAR) is the voice for real estate in Central Oregon. We represent more than 2,500 members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate markets throughout Central Oregon. The Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® also owns and operates the Multiple Listing Service of Central Oregon. Our Multiple Listing Service is part of a data share with multiple MLSs in the state of Oregon”

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

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Aug 31 21

Looking for a new gig?

by Greg Robertson

MLS Executive Director – Triangle MLS

“Triangle MLS is seeking an experienced MLS executive to lead their dynamic organization and talented staff. The Raleigh/Research Triangle region is ranked among the best places to live in the country, and with over 14,000 subscribers across the region, this is a great opportunity for the right leader.”

Director, Retention, and Renewals – SentriLock

“As the  Retention and Renewals Director you will be a member of the customer-focused Sales Team at SentriLock, focusing on developing and deepening relationships with existing customers, increasing adoption, and selling product and system upgrades, securing long term contract renewals, serving as a trusted business advisor, and leading interdepartmental collaboration to ensure customer’s needs are addressed.”

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

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Aug 25 21

Lone Wolf acquires Propertybase

by Greg Robertson

Lone Wolf, Propertybase, and the ultimate real estate platform

“Our goal is to bring the time-honored tenets of the real estate world into the present with a modern, innovative, and connected technology platform that makes it simpler for people—and the professionals who serve them—to buy and sell homes. Serving over 1.5 million agents, 15,000 brokerages, over 900 MLSs and associations in North America, boasting nearly 650 employees with hundreds of cumulative years of experience, and offering the most trusted solutions in the industry involved in over 75% of all real estate transactions the US and Canada, Lone Wolf is the only company with the reach, size, and technology that can make this happen.”

Chris Egan, Chief Strategy Officer for Lone Wolf

5 acquisitions in 9 months. Unprecedented.

While there is a ton of money out there trying to disrupt traditional brokers and agents, Lone Wolf is doing the opposite, putting all their chips on brokers and agents to win.

I was already a big fan of Propertybase. Cloud CMA was a popular option to include with their standard Bold Leads product and Boston Logic (now Propertybase). Good products and good people.

Aug 24 21

Join me today on Clubhouse. Let’s talk iBuyers. Today 3PM PT

by Greg Robertson

Hey all you Alley Cats! Let’s talk about iBuyers. It seems the tide is turning and agents are finding new ways to leverage these new business models.  But at what cost?

Aug 23 21

The MLS™/CLAW, Will Soon Exchange Data with ShowingTime Via API for its ShowingsPlus™ solution

by Greg Robertson

ShowingsPlus™, Owned & Operated by The MLS™/CLAW, Will Soon Exchange Data with ShowingTime Via API

“ShowingsPlusTM, the new showing management tool developed internally by The MLS™/CLAW technical team, will soon exchange real-time data with ShowingTime and any other showing service in the marketplace via API. ShowingsPlusTM is fully integrated within VESTAPLUSTM, the wholly-owned and operated MLS software of The MLS™/CLAW.”

There are lots of advantages to running your own MLS system. Of course, this path is not for everyone. You are basically running an MLS organization and a software company. But this “MLS Owned” movement is gaining traction. Annie Ives, CEO of The MLS™/CLAW has been a pioneer in this, and their polished VESTAPLUS™ MLS system stands out among the other “MLS Owned” MLS systems and traditional MLS systems.

I’m curious to see how this API is going to work. Lots have been written about the challenges of implementing a solution like this and others have presented the idea, but this seems to be the first to market. Looking forward to seeing this in action.

Aug 20 21

Inman Connect Las Vegas to require proof of vaccination

by Greg Robertson

From a recent Inman News email…

“We’re looking forward to seeing you in Las Vegas this October. As we make the return to in-person events, Inman’s top priority is the health and safety of our community. To that end, we are requiring full vaccination against Covid-19 to attend Inman Luxury Connect and Inman Connect Las Vegas in person.”

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Aug 20 21

Looking for a new gig?

by Greg Robertson

Education Manager – Oklahoma City Metropolitan Association of REALTOR

“We are looking for a full-time Education Manager to design and oversee all learning and development programs for our membership. You will be working closely with our members, (both in-person and over the phone), with team members, and all departments.
Education Manager responsibilities include identifying training needs based on the real estate industry and current market trends. To be successful in this role, you should have solid experience organizing training and designing the educational curriculum.
Ultimately, you will help us develop our memberships’ skills to raise the bar of professionalism.”

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Aug 18 21

Cloud CMA hits milestone of 20 million reports

by Greg Robertson

“After launching in 2010, Cloud CMA has steadily become the favorite report generating tool and leading member benefit for real estate agents. Now provided to nearly 700,000 agents in North America, Cloud CMA has reached its biggest milestone yet: over 20 million reports created! In this year alone, agents have already created 21.8% more reports than in 2019 and a shocking 36.3% more reports than in 2020!”

Cloud CMA hits huge milestone: 20 million reports

Hard to believe. Looking at the stats now our customers are creating more Cloud CMA reports than ever before. It’s truly amazing.

Can you say hockey stick?

I remember each milestone. In 2013 we tracked the agent who published the 1 Millionth Cloud CMA and showed up at the agent’s office meeting and surprised her with balloons, a sash to wear, and a free iPad. In 2018 with the publication of our 10 millionth Cloud CMA report we created one of the funniest videos that W+R Studios ever produced.

Of course, we couldn’t have done it without the help and contribution of many people. Including Lauren Hansen, CEO of IRES, who gave us our first shot. We signed our first site license with IRES before Cloud CMA ever launched. And I also have to throw a shout out to Art Carter, CEO of CRMLS, who has always been a great champion of ours and it was a major deal for Dan and me when CRMLS decided to provide Cloud CMA as a member benefit. And many, many more people along the way. Thank you so much.