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Kevin Hawkins, WAV Group Communications

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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.
Noelle

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.
FBS

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
Lane Hornung-zavvie

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.
BillMartin-CEO-FloridaRealtors

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.
Lane Hornung-zavvie

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.
2017-ArtCarter

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.
Troy McCasland, CEO of AgentSquared

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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WSSC Commissioners Approve $7 Million to Improve Water Infrastructure

WSSC commissioners today approved two construction contracts totaling $7 million to improve drinking water infrastructure in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. These contracts underscore WSSC’s clean water mission by replacing aging water mains in the Beltsville area of Prince George’s County and installing a new elevated water storage tank in the Clarksburg area of Montgomery County.

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The 2017 Stars of Energy Efficiency awards, honoring the top energy efficiency innovators, will be presented to American Water, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Itron, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Schneider Electric and 7-Eleven, the Alliance to Save Energy (Alliance) announced today. The awards will be conferred before nearly 400 leaders from industry, government and the non-profit sectors at the 25th annual Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner on September 14 in Washington, D.C.