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Kevin Hawkins, WAV Group Communications

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RESO Unveils Real Estate DataComp: $25,000 in Cash Prizes for Tech Start-Ups

The Real Estate Standards Organization, or RESO, has revealed the 2017 RESO DataComp its first-ever data competition sponsored by Realtors Property Resource®, will begin on September 17, at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time, culminating in live demonstration before a distinguished panel of industry judges from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time on October 17 at the Pendry Hotel in San Diego, during the RESO fall conference.
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WAV Group’s Kevin Hawkins joins Forbes Real Estate Council

Kevin Hawkins, President of WAV Group Communications, has been accepted ito the Forbes Real Estate Council, an invitation-only community for executives in the real estate industry.
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Real Estate Standards Organization Announces Massive Data Dictionary Update

The Real Estate Standards Organization, or RESO, announced the biggest update in the history of its RESO Data Dictionary, which serves as the real estate industry's “Rosetta Stone” by creating a common language that allows real estate data to be more easily understood and shared across all technology systems, with the release of its 1.6 update.
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Real Estate Startup zavvie to Break with the Status Quo at Big Tech Show

A hot Colorado-based real estate tech startup is breaking with marketing convention by assembling some of the marketing world’s and real estate industry’s most accomplished professionals for a Learning Lab it’s presenting at the nation’s largest real estate technology conference, Inman Connect at the San Francisco Hilton, August 7-11.
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RESO Fall Conference Set for San Diego Poised for a Sellout

One of the hottest real estate conferences in the housing industry, hosted by the Real Estate Standards Organization, or RESO, is headed to San Diego October 17-19, at the uber-hip Pendry San Diego in the heart of the city’s Gaslamp Quarter, where some 300 brokerage and technology leaders will converge to help set the course of current and future real estate data standards in the U.S. that powers more than 5 million home sales a year.
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National Digital Marketing Expert to Speak At Top Real Estate Tech Conference

“Using Facebook To Dominate Your Neighborhood” is the attention-grabbing title of the session that nationally-renowned digital marketing expert Jimmy Mackin, co-founder of Curaytor, will present at Inman Connect at the San Francisco Hilton, August 7-11, the nation’s largest real estate technology conference.
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Bay Area Real Estate Expert Higashi Speaks At Top Real Estate Tech Conference

“Could Predictive Analytics Become Tomorrow’s QR Code?” is the thought-provoking title of a session that San Francisco General Counsel and General Manager Abbie Higashi of McGuire Real Estate will co-present at Inman Connect at the San Francisco Hilton, August 7-11, the nation’s largest real estate technology conference.
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Blogging & Marketing Expert Elias to Speak At Top Real Estate Tech Conference

“Stop Blogging! How To Build A Hyperlocal Content Machine” is the compelling title of the session that DC area real estate industry promoter, marketer and influencer Heather Elias will co-present at Inman Connect at the San Francisco Hilton, August 7-11, the nation’s largest real estate technology conference.
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TEXAS NEW HOME PRICES INCREASE, SALES PACE SHOW SIGNS OF SLOWING

New home sales prices are increasing, and the pace of new home sales are showing signs of slowing in the four largest homebuilding markets in Texas, but total new home sales remain solid, according to the HomesUSA.com® New Homes Sales Index and other new home sales data released today.
Mike Pappas

Top 35 Real Estate Firms for Service Excellence Announced

America’s Top 35 real estate firms based on service excellence are being honored for exceptional customer service satisfaction with an industry first – a QE Award (pronounced “Quie”) – “that measures and independently verifies excellence in the delivery of the highest levels of customer satisfaction and service quality in real estate in North America,” according to Quality Service Certification, Inc. (QSC), creators of the award.
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Real Estate Strategist Stegemann to Speak At Top Real Estate Tech Conference

“Real Leads Are Back: How Social Lead Gen Change Will Change The Way You Look At Lead Gen Forever” is the hot topic that Eric Stegemann, CEO & Director of Strategy of Chicago-based TRIBUS, will address at Inman Connect at the San Francisco Hilton, August 7-11, the nation’s largest real estate technology conference.
Dave Fratello

Renowned Real Estate Blogger, Broker Speaks At Top Real Estate Tech Confab

“Stop Blogging! How To Build A Hyperlocal Content Machine” is the compelling title of the session that MB Confidential licensed real estate broker Dave Fratello will co-present at Inman Connect at the San Francisco Hilton, August 7-11, the nation’s largest real estate technology conference.
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Seattle Real Estate Expert Bortfeld to Speak At Top Real Estate Tech Conference

“What Consumers Really Want Will Shock You – Hint: It’s about them, not you!” is the provocative title of the session that Seattle real estate marketing expert Noelle Bortfeld, Chief Marketing Officer at Windermere Real Estate, will headline at Inman Connect at the San Francisco Hilton, August 7-11, the nation’s largest real estate technology conference.
John Heithaus

DC Area Real Estate Expert Heithaus Speaks At Top Real Estate Tech Conference

“Could Predictive Analytics Become Tomorrow’s QR Code?” is the thought-provoking title of the session that DC area and third-generation real estate professional John Heithaus will co-present at Inman Connect at the San Francisco Hilton, August 7-11, the nation’s largest real estate technology conference.
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America’s Favorite Home Inspector Dylan Chalk Wins National Book Award

Seattle area home inspector and first-time author Dylan Chalk has won America’s top contest for real estate authors, receiving the Silver Award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) 11th Annual Robert Buss Real Estate Book Awards for “The Confident House Hunter: A Home Inspector’s Tips for Finding Your Perfect House” (Cedar Fort, Inc. Publishers, July 2016)

America’s #1 Real Estate Agent Isn’t from Manhattan or Beverly Hills, but Texas

America’s number one real estate agent doesn’t cater to the rich and famous in Beverly Hills, or the titans of Wall Street in Manhattan. Ben Caballero is the broker-owner of HomesUSA.com®, based in Addison, Texas, and sells new homes to Texans for more than 60 top builders in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio.
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FBS and Solid Earth Announce Partnership to Integrate Spark API with Spring

FBS, the creators of the industry-leading Flexmls System and Spark Platform, announced a partnership with Solid Earth to build their Spring Consumer Portal on the Spark API, an integration that will give Multiple Listing Services the ability to create and quickly deploy hyper local consumer portals in their marketplaces, delivering better quality leads to its members for the first time
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Startup zavvie helps Colorado homeowners find the “savvy” real estate agents

To characterize Molly and Michael Rowells as experienced home sellers is an understatement, considering that collectively, they've moved more than a dozen times. The couple has four children and both are retired U.S. military veterans.

HOUSTON NEW HOME SALES ARE UP, DAYS ON MARKET REMAINS UNCHANGED

New home sales in the Houston area are up nearly 12% in the last 12 months, as the pace of new home sales in Houston remained relatively flat in April, according to the HomesUSA.com New Homes Sales Index released today. The number of Days on Market for new homes sold in Houston was stable in April, indicating a continued steady new home sales pace.
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Florida Realtors® Tech Helpline Records Another Growth Spurt

In the first 120 days this year, more than 53,000 real estate professionals from the states of Virginia and Wisconsin, Woodstock in Ontario, Canada, Estes, Colorado and five markets in Pennsylvania – from Metropolitan Pittsburgh to the Poconos Mountains – have access to Florida Realtors® Tech Helpline for the first time.
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Colorado’s 8z Real Estate Wins “Top Workplaces” Honor

Colorado’s 8z Real Estate, known for its collaborative work environment and home to top producing teams that support one another, is on fire just as the spring home selling season heats up on the state’s Front Range.
Michael Wurzer

FBS Doubles Real Estate MLS Customer Base to 200,000+ in Four Years

Citing a series of “firsts” in software for supporting Multiple Listing Services in real estate – first to offer a native mobile app, first to create a Web API with its Spark API technology, and most recently, first to power on-demand IDX websites for agents – FBS, the real estate industry’s leading innovator of MLS technology, doubled its flagship Flexmls System customer base in just four years to now serve more than 200,000 subscribers.
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RESO Elects 2017 Officers New Board Directors, Strengthens Brokerage Involvement

The Real Estate Standards Organization, or RESO, announced today the election of its 2017 Officers and the addition of four new directors to its Board of Directors, as well as the re-election of two directors.

America’s #1 Real Estate Agent to Break the Billion-Dollar Barrier Again

America’s number one Realtor® Ben Caballero, president of Texas-based HomesUSA.com and who last year became the first billion-dollar producer in the world for total home sales, is on track to smash his own record in 2016.
Renwick Congdon

Study Shows Real Estate Leaders’ Outlook for Housing, Economy Softens for 2017

Top real estate executives’ confidence in the U.S. economy and housing market for 2017 has softened compared to two years ago, and 42% have grown less confident in the world economy since January, according to the latest Imprev Thought Leader Real Estate Confidence study.
Jonathan Lee

Opes Advisors Partners with Blend to Digitize Mortgage Experience

Opes Advisors, an innovative mortgage lending and wealth management firm serving California, Oregon and Washington, today announced a partnership with Blend, a Silicon Valley technology company bringing mortgages into the modern age, to deliver a digital mortgage experience to its clients.
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FBS Broker Agent Services Team to Offer AgentSquared

AgentSquared, the powerful all-in-one real estate marketing and website solution powered by Spark (created by Fargo real estate technology leader FBS) is now available directly from FBS Broker Agent Services Team.

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KTGY Architecture + Planning Receives Two AIA Orange County Design Awards...

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s design and planning were honored at the American Institute of Architects Orange County Chapter (AIAOC) 2017 Design Awards last night. The AIAOC Design Awards program recognizes innovative solutions to the complex problems of today’s architectural environment in Orange County or by Orange County architects.

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Housing Production Holds Steady in August

Nationwide housing starts fell 0.8 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.18 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Single-family production rose 1.6 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 851,000 after a downwardly revised July reading. Year-to-date, single-family starts are 8.9 percent above their level over the same period last year.