News September 30, 2019

#ICYMI: September 2019 Real Estate News

By Jessie Trapp, Marketing Coordinator & Tiana Baur, Marketing Manager


September 2019 Real Estate newsIn case you hadn’t noticed by all of the pumpkins and Halloween decorations that suddenly appeared under the cover of darkness… it is officially fall! Three cheers for all of the pumpkin flavored everything we’re going to eat and drink over the next few months and for the fact that we no longer need to be concerned over being seen in our bathing suits. Really, what’s not to like about sweater weather?

Like the pumpkin spiced latte you’re holding in your hand, things have become a little hot in our industry and not in a good way. News of exits, lawsuits, and bad news seem to have poured in over the past month and, in case you missed it, here are those top five September 2019 real estate news stories to know:

1. Maëlle Gavet and Jason Post set to leave Compass

So, good news and bad news. Bad news is that Inman announced that Compass’ COO, Maëlle Gavet, and VP of Communications, Jason Post, are leaving the company. Post is leaving after nine months to go to Google and Gavet is leaving after almost two years, although we’re not sure where she’ll land.

The good news is that after researching Maëlle we’ve decided she’s the absolute bee’s knees and as women in tech writing this article, let us just say, we are BIG fans!

2. CAR hosted their REimagine! event in LA

CAR (California Association of REALTORS®) recently held their REimagine! event in the city of angels. For those that don’t know about this insanely awesome event, here’s the lowdown:

“REimagine! Los Angeles is where learning takes center stage, insta-worthy experiences are around every corner, and networking magic happens inside and outside the conference doors. Collaborate, get empowered, and dare to be bold with industry leaders who are ready to push you out of your comfort zone. It’s time to take it to the next level.”

We had a great time at this event, and none other than our superstar VP of Business Development and Product Evangelism, Georgia Perez, spoke at it! Check out more on that here.

3. RISMedia CEO Exchange: all about rehumanizing technology

Our friends over at RISMedia held their annual CEO Exchange, which we are always honored to be a part of. This year’s theme was all about rehumanizing data and technology in our industry. While other industries have gone the way of automation, and while our industry is always trying to progress and become more productive, we by no means have to dehumanize ourselves in the process. We imagine we’ll be seeing this topic quite a bit more in the coming weeks, months, and even years.

For those of you interested in this topic, this short article is well worth the read.

4. Wayfair stepping up home furnishing model

Well, this one is exciting for anyone and everyone who hates having to design the interior of their living spaces, or just hates having decision fatigue altogether. According to Inman, “Wayfair announced Wednesday that it has begun selling curated collections of furnishings for entire rooms, which the company believes will appeal to everyone from property managers to short-term rental owners.” And for anyone wondering, this isn’t confined to homes, they also have curated sets for dog parks.

Wayfair, you the real MVP.

5. IBM sues Zillow

To keep this one super short and sweet, here’s what you need to know via Inman: “IBM is suing real estate tech giant Zillow over seven charges of patent infringement related to a host of computer processes that Zillow uses to run its website. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, alleges that Zillow essentially built its business on the back of IBM’s inventions.”

Thank you for reading and stay tuned for another #ICYMI in October!

P.S. Speaking of women in tech, have a listen to our brand-new podcast episode featuring the amazing ladies of WomenUP! via REAL with MoxiWorks! This one is definitely worth listening to from beginning to the very, very end!

Press Releases September 24, 2019

MoxiWorks Launches New Real Estate Referrals System, Intros

SEATTLE, September 24, 2019 – MoxiWorks, the leading real estate technology platform, announced they have launched a real estate referrals system for their MoxiEngage CRM called Intros. Intros is an innovative, refreshed approach to leads, providing an end-to-end referral generation and management system.

Intros takes leads generated on brokerage websites, purchased from a lead provider, generated by MoxiWorks partners, or from existing databases that need to be revisited. All leads are qualified and nurtured by real humans until they’re ready for a friendly introduction to an agent. After the personal introductions are made between the agent and future client, Intros routes the referrals directly into the agent’s MoxiEngage CRM account for follow-up.

York Baur, CEO of MoxiWorks said, “It’s no secret that, as T3 Sixty estimates, lead conversion rate sits sub one percent in our industry. However, when leads are processed carefully, and relationships are cultivated through nurturing them, conversion rates rise and brokerages can expect much happier agents, a better consumer experience, and more closed transactions.”

“We are very excited about the new MoxiWorks Intros referral program! Our agents are extremely productive and a focus on the most important income generation activities is a high priority. With Intros, we rest easy knowing that our online leads are taken care of. From a speedy response to regular follow-ups, we are seeing increased opportunities and building stronger relationships with our clients. Thank you to the Moxi team! We are looking forward to continued success,” said Marcus Martin, VP of Brokerage Operations at RE/MAX Metro.

MoxiWorks is also deepening integrations with partners, such as QuantumDigital, who is enhancing lead generation through digital media and print marketing efforts. “The new MoxiWorks Intros service is a well thought out lead qualification model that provides an excellent and consistent experience for both the participating agents and consumers.  Our integrated and automated Just Listed and Just Sold geo-targeting Facebook lead ads and smart direct mailers help Intros target local neighborhood seller listing leads. We’re very excited to be the advertising and lead generation engine for this new innovative service and a component of the current overall MoxiWorks platform!” said Eric Cosway, EVP and CMO of QuantumDigital.

Unlike typical lead providers, MoxiWorks will only charge a referral fee when a transaction actually occurs to ensure high quality introductions. There is no minimum lead volume requirement.

Treves Hokama, VP of Strategic Initiatives at MoxiWorks said, “Leads need love. Cold internet leads require an agent to contact, qualify, and nurture many leads to discover one customer. Intros accomplishes this. We provide high-activity agents with personal introductions to people who are ready to work with a real estate professional. This will transform an agent’s day, focusing more on people and less on prospecting. This fulfills MoxiWorks’ vision of collaborating with brokers and agents – let’s sell more homes together!”

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About MoxiWorks

MoxiWorks is a comprehensive open platform system for large residential real estate brokerages that serves over 80 brokerages and 130,000 agents nationwide that account for more than 13% of the transactions in the U.S. MoxiWorks’ customer retention over the past seven years stands proudly at 96%. Their integrated tools are centered on sphere methodology that increases agents’ repeat and referral business by 54%, while lowering overall technology, training, and support costs for the brokerage. The open platform known as the MoxiCloud has tools from more than 50 partners that integrate to create unique brokerage solutions. MoxiWorks also powers the LeadingRE Cloud. Find more information at




For more information on this topic and other press inquiries at MoxiWorks, please contact Tiana Baur at

Press Releases September 20, 2019

Long Realty Plans for Amplified Growth with MoxiWorks


TUCSON, AZ, September 20, 2019 – MoxiWorks, a leading real estate technology company, has announced their newest partnership with Long Realty, a Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate, providing their agents with the best-in-class presentation tool, MoxiPresent.

Long Realty, based in Tucson, Arizona, has been serving their community for over 90 years, with 1,400 real estate agents. They are constantly looking for ways to improve their client experience and provide their agents with the tools they need to grow their businesses. Their new technology offering, MoxiPresent, will help their agents enjoy a competitive edge in capturing more business.

“We’re very excited about offering MoxiPresent to our agents,” says Kevin Kaplan, Vice President of Marketing and Technology at Long Realty. “The Long Realty brand and our agents are synonymous with quality in our market. Leveraging the power of MoxiPresent, our agents will be able present their value to prospective clients in a contemporary and personalized way. It’s a great fit to our already strong suite of marketing and technology programs.”

MoxiPresent provides much more than the average comparative market analysis (CMA) builder. It is also an interactive presentation tool, which can be used to create listing presentations, open house presentations, neighborhood tours, relocation presentations, as well as any other use an agent can imagine. MoxiPresent also includes always up-to-date MLS data, on-the-fly editing, rich media, listing flyers, interactive buyer tours, commute times, and much more.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with Long Realty, as well as HomeServices of America. MoxiPresent enables agents to be nimble and act as true consultants, delighting their clients time and time again. MoxiWorks is thrilled to play a part in Long Realty’s continued success,” said York Baur, CEO of MoxiWorks.

To find out more about MoxiPresent, please go here.


About Long Realty

Long Realty Company offers an unparalleled level of award winning residential and commercial real estate services through a network of more than 1,400 licensed real estate associates in more than 38 offices, including 23 affiliate realty and property management companies that are independently owned and operated throughout Arizona. Long Realty Company, a part of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, has been helping generations of Arizonans achieve their dreams of home ownership since 1926. Learn more at


About MoxiWorks

MoxiWorks is a comprehensive open platform system for large residential real estate brokerages that serves over 80 brokerages and 130,000 agents nationwide that account for more than 13% of the transactions in the U.S. MoxiWorks’ customer retention over the past seven years stands proudly at 96%. Their integrated tools are centered on sphere methodology that increases agents’ repeat and referral business by 54%, while lowering overall technology, training, and support costs for the brokerage. The open platform known as the MoxiCloud has tools from more than 50 partners that integrate to create unique brokerage solutions. MoxiWorks also powers the LeadingRE Cloud. Find more information at




For more information on this topic and other press inquiries at MoxiWorks, please contact Tiana Baur at



MoxiWorksProductivity September 13, 2019

Real Estate 2.0: Broker Turns to MoxiWorks for Creating Integrated Solution

As seen in RISMedia’s online magazine. 


By Jameson Doris

eAgent RealtyAs principal broker/owner of Mississippi-based eAgent Realty, Justin Allen is intimately aware of the main problems agents regularly face in this ever-changing real estate landscape. Being in the industry for some 17 years, those issues have changed, but Allen notes three main struggles agents are facing today.

The first two are that the 6% commission is on the chopping block since the listing agent’s tasks can now be largely automated with new options for sellers arriving every day, and the fact that developing your own brand as an agent is harder than ever.

Thirdly, many agents have to do double data entry since the technology on the brokerage level is often subpar and not integrated. In order to be more efficient, many agents end up purchasing their own tools for lead generation, CRM, CMAs, websites, transaction management—the list goes on and on.

These unwanted expenses all add up, which led Allen to take a step back. After much consideration, he determined that what the industry needed was a much more efficient model where the agent could strike out on their own and develop their own brand without the burdensome costs associated with doing so.

“Within a short period of time we had this new model figured out, but needed a software company to help build the intranet that it would take to roll out this new, non-traditional partnership between ourselves and entrepreneurial-minded agents,” says Allen.

That’s when he found MoxiWorks, a company that already had an excellent handle on the integration issue that many agents face. Thanks to the MoxiCloud, real estate professionals are able to integrate various tech partners so all of their tools seamlessly work together. This also lets folks use a single sign-on (SSO) for access, saving time and limiting double data entry.

Justin Allen and Darlene Allen

eAgent Realty Owners, Justin Allen and Darlene Allen

“The service from MoxiWorks was amazing and in just a few short months, we had an intranet that could act like a network where we could easily connect different vendors,” says Allen. “Having a weekly conference call with our dedicated account manager from MoxiWorks made it easy to stay on task and get a lot accomplished.”

With MoxiWorks on board, Allen was able to face the other two issues agents deal with head on. Allen repurposed his office into what he calls a “Synergy Office” where other brokers have access for a low monthly fee—which took care of the need for their own office space. And for branding, to remove the guesswork, he came up with two different branding options that brokers can choose from.

“Incorporating a partner like MoxiWorks gave us the ability to create something new for the industry and launch an evolution for the next generation of entrepreneurs who have staked their claim in this new world we call Real Estate 2.0,” Allen says. “More importantly, our new partnership with MoxiWorks has changed the team dynamic within our new evolved office.”

He adds that the support his office has received from MoxiWorks through regular phone calls and webinars for the entire brokerage with his local account manager, Melissa Anderson, has been integral to his brokerage’s innovation, enthusiasm and overall growth.

“MoxiWorks has not only exceeded our needs and expectations, but was the only company we could find that even came close to being able to assist us in achieving our vision,” says Allen.

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Press Releases September 12, 2019

MoxiWorks Secures Vector Capital Funding to Accelerate Growth

SEATTLE, September 12, 2019 – MoxiWorks, the leading real estate technology platform, today announced that Vector Capital, a private equity firm with more than $4 billion under management that specializes in transformational investments in technology businesses, has made a meaningful growth equity investment in the company. Vector Capital, along with existing shareholder-customers Windermere Real Estate, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, and Long & Foster Real Estate, plan to leverage the MoxiWorks platform to accelerate growth and pursue acquisitions.

MoxiWorks is a comprehensive open platform that serves over 80 of the country’s largest residential real estate brokerages representing over 130,000 agents nationwide and accounting for more than 13% of real estate transactions in the U.S. The company’s SaaS products include its sphere-based CRM, MoxiEngage, leading CMA product, MoxiPresent, a recruiting system, marketing suite, websites, intranet, and the renowned MoxiCloud open platform. MoxiWorks’ products help brokers, agents, and teams increase productivity, lower costs, and better manage the home buying and selling process.

“We are thrilled to be adding Vector Capital, an experienced investor and premier financial partner, to our unique blend of existing shareholders, partners, and clients as we enter this monumental phase of growth,” said York Baur, CEO of MoxiWorks. “We look forward to using this funding to accelerate development in our industry-leading products, scale sales and marketing efforts, and selectively pursue attractive acquisition opportunities that further fuel our innovation and commitment to remain an independent, open platform for the entire market.”

“We have spent considerable time diligencing the real estate technology sector, looking for an enterprise-grade SaaS platform capable of serving the needs of top brokerages,” said Robert Amen, Managing Director of Vector Capital. “After meeting with dozens of companies, we determined that MoxiWorks was best positioned to capture this growing market. The company has distinguished itself through a relentless focus on its customers, resulting in extraordinary client satisfaction and deep, cross-industry relationships. We are honored to partner with York and MoxiWorks’ foundational investors to accelerate technology adoption in real estate.”

OB Jacobi, President of Windermere Real Estate said, “When we spun out MoxiWorks from Windermere over seven years ago, we had a grand vision of advancing the use of technology in real estate, specifically under the idea that a rising tide lifts all boats. MoxiWorks has already accomplished so much as an independent company, and with Vector Capital as a value-added financial partner, the company is poised for its next chapter of growth.”

When asked about this announcement, Hoby Hanna, President of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, mentioned, “When we backed MoxiWorks, we knew we wanted to be a long-term partner. We’re ecstatic Vector Capital shares our vision and look forward to watching MoxiWorks out-innovate the competition.”

“I have no doubt that MoxiWorks will maximize the benefit of Vector Capital joining the ownership group and accomplish great things! We’re excited to partner with MoxiWorks and the three other firms to continue to grow and deliver high value technology products to the real estate market,” said Jeff Detwiler, President and CEO of Long & Foster Companies.


About MoxiWorks

MoxiWorks is a comprehensive open platform system for large residential real estate brokerages that serves over 80 brokerages and 130,000 agents nationwide that account for more than 13% of the transactions in the U.S. MoxiWorks’ customer retention over the past seven years stands proudly at 96%. Their integrated tools are centered on sphere methodology that increases agents’ repeat and referral business by 54%, while lowering overall technology, training, and support costs for the brokerage. The open platform known as the MoxiCloud has tools from more than 50 partners that integrate to create unique brokerage solutions. MoxiWorks also powers the LeadingRE Cloud. Find more information at


About Vector Capital

Vector Capital is a leading global private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in technology businesses. With more than $4 billion of capital under management, Vector actively partners with management teams to devise and execute new financial and business strategies that materially improve the competitive standing of businesses and enhance value for employees, customers, and all stakeholders. For more information, visit








MoxiWorks Media Contact:

Tiana Baur

Marketing Manager




Vector Capital Media Contact:

Gasthalter & Co.

Nathaniel Garnick

(212) 257-4170


Tips and Tricks September 10, 2019

Real Estate Presentation: 16 Ways to Use MoxiPresent

By Tiana Baur, Marketing Manager


16 ways to use MoxiPresentThe word “iconic” is defined by Merriam-Webster as: “widely recognized and well-established” or “widely known and acknowledged especially for distinctive excellence.” Based off the fact that over 130,000 agents nationwide use MoxiPresent (a powerful tool for creating any real estate presentation) and on average, agents who use it enjoy 43% more business, it’s safe to say this presentation tool is iconic.

But if you’re skeptical and those jaw-dropping statistics aren’t enough to wow you, then we’re going to show you exactly why this tool is so loved and used industry-wide. And it all centers around the fact that this tool can be used for real estate presentations in an infinite number of ways, with ease.

For starters, here are 16 different ways to use this insanely awesome real estate presentation tool, known as MoxiPresent:

  1. Listing presentations

    This one is obvious, but of course, it makes the list! A vital component to any real estate presentation tool.

  2. Neighborhood tours

    The look and feel of a house is just as important as the neighborhood it lives in. Help your clients explore their potential new neighborhood and life in a creative way.

  3. Relocation presentations

    Similar to above, but for those clients and prospects that are trying to get a feel for their new town, city, or neighborhood, it’s a great way to help clients already feel at home!

  4. Open houses

    Your open house deserves a dedicated presentation, don’t you think? MoxiPresent makes it super easy with eye-catching layouts and easily added interactive content like video, gifs, and more.

  5. Buyer presentations

    A “given,” but nonetheless, just as important!

  6. Buyer tours

    With MoxiPresent you can also easily create dynamic buyer tour presentations that guide clients along a curated buyer tour, enabling them to rate and comment on properties along the way, offering agents immediate feedback that won’t be forgotten once you hit the coffee shop!

  7. Airserver them

    Airserver your presentation on to the home’s TV at an open house. This will not only show how tech-savvy you are, but it will keep passer byers at the open house that much longer.

  8. Get hyper-local

    Agents can create a market report for specific areas, kind of like our Neighborhood News features in MoxiEngage if you’ve heard of that, to serve up super hyper-local content. It’s a great way to take a snapshot and send it to folks in that area.

  9. Calculate actual commute times

    Thanks to our integration with Inrix, the Drive Time feature of MoxiPresent allows agents to visually demonstrate any commute-related questions clients may have, as well as highlight speedy routes as major selling points during listing presentations.

  10. Listing flyers

    MoxiPresent allows agents to easily make on-brand listing flyers with a few simple clicks. With listing data already available, agents simply select what to include and choose from a variety of eye-catching templates.

  11. Advertise yourself

    So, all of the great types of presentations we’ve listed so far can all be used in your online advertising efforts. How about if you’re trying to advertise an open house or a new listing, try linking the ad to your perfectly curated online presentation!? This is a great way to get some new leads and new buyers through the door. Don’t forget, if you need to update your presentations and already have it included in an ad campaign, it’s no issue. If you need to update it, the link stays live!

  12. All reviews, all day long

    Compile every single review you have – we’re talking written and video – into a presentation you can easily send along to those interested. Better yet, send it to your friends so they can help you network!

  13. Make it your intro

    Finding ways to differentiate yourself, your brand, your bio, etc. are hurdles every real estate agent must face. Instead of a traditional bio, create a mini “get to know me!” presentation. Include your work experience, some fun facts, your amazing client testimonials, and a little video introducing yourself.

  14. Put it on your postcards

    Similar to our recommendation on online advertising, you can also create a custom link through Bitly or another source and track clicks to your listing presentations. This will help you see the ROI on your print materials and give your presentations one more outlet for having time to shine.

  15. “Link in bio”

    Update the link in your social media profiles to your latest open house or listing presentation so you’re constantly driving clicks and traffic!

  16. Curate some case studies

    Want to have an online magazine of sorts that shows all of your success studies? Show off your amazing track record and previous listings while showcasing your commitment with beautifully staged listing photos, videos, and more.

Podcast September 10, 2019

Podcast Episode 9: MoxiWorks x WomanUP!®

This month, we’re joined by the powerhouse leaders of WomanUP!®, an amazing initiative of the California Association of REALTORS®. Listen as Sara Sutachan, VP of Industry Relations and Strategic Initiatives at California Association of REALTORS® and Debra Trappen, Empowerment Consultant, Keynote Speaker, Author explain how the initiative came to be, the incredible ways in which it’s supporting the journey of women to the top of their careers, and what’s next for WomanUP!®!


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Recruiting & Retention September 4, 2019

Grow Market Share by Turning Your Recruiting Process Upside Down

By Maddie Jostol-Heye, Senior Marketing Manager 


recruiting process

We could talk in circles for days about the recruiting process in the real estate world. What real estate agents want, what differentiates your brokerage from your competition, and what will prompt agents to make a move. All of these things are vitally important, but only effective when approached intentionally and handled with care. How do you win in a world where everyone is desperately trying to out-recruit each other in order to grab market share before the brokerage next door does?

What’s not working in your recruiting process.

It’s hectic out there. Everyone is attempting to talk to the most agents, get as many as possible to sign on with their brokerage, and push them to sell a maximum number of homes. At its root, this strategy isn’t bad; it’s the implementation that’s the problem. Well-intentioned businesses are blanketing the marketplace with their value prop in hopes of catching the attention of the masses. With market share pressure, there’s a tendency to go for quantity over quality.

Turning your strategy on its head.

There is no magic bullet, but instead, there needs to be a shift in mindset. Rather than taking such a wide-spread approach, try more targeted recruiting process. What if you targeted agents t

hat are productive, a great culture fit, and looking for exactly what your brokerage has to offer? You’ll find those agents to bring a lot more value than attracting twice as many that aren’t a good fit culturally, leave after a year, or don’t agree with your recommended practices.

According to WAV Group, it costs between $5,000-10,000 to recruit an agent. That’s right, just because real estate agents are independent contractors, doesn’t mean turnover isn’t expensive. Not to mention the added value that strong office culture, agent referrals, investment in coaching and training, and positive brand perception that retention brings. It’s in the best interest of your bottom line to recruit agents who will be happy and successful at your brokerage so that they’ll be valuable contributors and stick with you for the foreseeable future.

Leverage data to identify top recruits.

The first step is identifying who to recruit. Sure, there are certain professions that are great to recruit new agents from, and there might be competing brokerages in your market that you tend to get agents from, but those are still fairly general parameters. We’re talking about identifying exactly which individuals you should be actively recruiting.

Here’s what’s missing: the data.

Let the data take the guesswork out of it, enable you to more closely target your efforts, and to be more intentional in how you attract those top recruits. Data such as historical sales trends will help your managers and recruiters assess who is a good fit and base action and effort on that data. Identify the best recruits for your unique business, assess them based on sales data, cultural fit, and goals, and bring onboard those who are going to find success at your brokerage.

Establishing a recruiting process that directly impacts your bottom line.

real estate recruiting process

Once you identify the best recruits for your brokerage, how will you win them over? The reality is, everyone is trying to recruit the same agents. So, what’s your competitive advantage? How will you cut through the noise? Build a consistent and repeatable hiring process that guides your managers to success.

Build a process that automates, or prompts actions based on stage in the recruiting cycle in order to deliver relevant content at the right time to the right individuals. Think about the combination of recruiting drip campaigns, in-person meetings, recruiting presentations, handwritten notes, and other touchpoints that it takes to get the right people to join your brokerage. Leverage technology to manage this process for you. Utilizing the right tools and establishing a process will help your managers know what steps to take when, prompt them when it’s time to follow up, serve up suggested content, and much more. Establish the process at the brokerage level, enabling each manager to make it their own, while still ensuring a consistent experience and, more importantly, results.

Finally, your recruiting strategy should not only be data-driven in identifying recruits, but also in tracking success. Recruiting efforts should map directly to revenue goals. At the end of the day, you want to grow your brokerage business, so your recruiting efforts need to directly contribute to your progress toward those growth goals. Start with your specific growth and revenue goals and track progress toward those goals, using sales projections for each new recruit to report on your recruiting success. (A good real estate recruiting system, such as MoxiTalent, should do this for you).

Time to rethink your plan for grabbing up market share by turning your recruiting process and strategy upside down and winning over the right agents, at the right time, in order to boost your brokerage’s growth.

News August 30, 2019

#ICYMI: August 2019 Real Estate News

By Jessie Trapp, Marketing Coordinator & Tiana Baur, Marketing Manager


amazon's echo: august 2019 real estate newsPumpkin-spiced lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin patches, really all things orange colored and pumpkin flavored are right around the corner. That’s right, summer is coming to an end! I know we sound excited and that might sound weird to some people, but we live in Seattle and were literally born in the rain so give us a break.

So, August was scorching hot when it came to random, weird news stories and, as always, we’re here to tell you about it! In case you missed it, here are the top five August 2019 real estate news stories to know:


1. iOi Summit in our hometown

The NAR iOi Summit happened last week in our very own backyard (well, downtown Seattle), and we had SUCH a great time! Curbio won the iOi Summit Pitch Battle, the food was unusually amazing for a conference, and our fearless leader and CEO, York Baur spoke on an interesting new topic: how agents and brokerages can drive more transactions, grow their business, and ultimately, grow the entire economy! Checkout a little snippet here.


2. Kanye West’s Affordable Housing Under Scrutiny

So, yeah… this is a very real headline, we promise we didn’t fabricate it. Here’s the lowdown via NAR: “West broke ground last month for an affordable housing community in Calabasas, Calif. But state authorities are reportedly threatening to demolish the village if West doesn’t bring it into compliance with construction permits by Sept. 13.” Honestly, it’s really incredible seeing someone as high profile as Kanye West use his fame for good. The need for affordable housing has skyrocketed and if he wants to get involved, we are here for it.

However, the jury is still out on his architecture design skills. Apparently, these homes are described as “igloos,” “beehives,” and Star Wars dome-like structures. West has about 30 days left to make the homes compliant with city requirements. Fingers crossed they can sort it out in time.


3. AgentNEO Rolls Out Alexa Skills for Brokerages

Déjà vu? Earlier this summer we noted the announcement of Realogy’s Agent X, an Amazon Alexa voice assistant for real estate agents. Now, we’re recognizing the fact that Amazon is literally taking over the world growing deeper into the real estate space, with the first large brokerage deploying a voice skill on Amazon’s echo. According to Inman, AgentNEO is “a voice-activated internet (VAI) software company for real estate agents. It helps them create branded apps so customers can ask Alexa about home valuations, finding listings and booking showings. The agent is permanently linked to the user’s device.”

And now they’ve announced a brokerage option as well, which means any franchise or independent brokerage with more than 20 agents can play the game. May the odds be ever in your favor.


4. In Race for Tech Talent, Compass Swoops in After Uber Lays off 400

Okay first of all, Uber… ouch. Second of all… very misleading headline. Hard to know if Compass actually hired anyone from Uber (or if anyone from Uber took them up on it), but regardless, this all boils down to a Tweet. There, you’re welcome. #SlowNewsWeek


5. The U.S. Is Going Green: The Top 10 States With LEED-Certified Residential Homes

Saved the best for last! Can we get a “whoop, whoop!” for eco-friendly living? According to RISMedia, green homes (aka LEED-certified homes or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified homes) have “increased by 19 percent since 2017, currently at a historic high. Over 400,000 units in the U.S. and almost 500,000 single-family, multifamily and affordable housing properties are certified.”


The top 10 states with these homes are California, Texas, New York, Washington, Colorado, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Maryland and Georgia. Read more about this topic here.

Thank you for reading our snapshot of August 2019 real estate news and stay tuned for another #ICYMI in September! In the meantime, catch up on the latest industry trends and talk via our AMAZING podcast, REAL with MoxiWorks! If you haven’t started tuning into that, you’re definitely missing out.

Moxi PartnersOpen Platform August 28, 2019

5 Ways Our New Integration with Buyside Will Rock Your World

By Jessie Trapp, Marketing Coordinator 


Buyside IntegrationLooking for another way to gain a competitive edge? Always. Thanks to our latest integration, users of Buyside and MoxiPresent will have the capability to impress clients, appear tech savvy, transact more often, and one-up competition every step of the way.

The award-winning presentation builder, MoxiPresent, is already helping agents across the country do 43% more transactions per year. And now, we’re combining our superpowers with Buyside to do something no one else in the industry is doing – adding innovative Buyer Market Analysis report functionality to a powerhouse presentation builder.

Here are five ways our deepened integration with our certified partner, Buyside, will rock your real estate world:

1. Create on-the-fly Buyer Market Analysis reports.

Gone are the days of copying & pasting Buyer Market Analysis (BMA) reports into your listing presentations. This new integration allows you to include a powerful, real-time BMA report directly in your MoxiPresent presentation the moment you have a seller interested in your services.

2. Facilitate meaningful discussions.

Buyer Market Analysis reports allow you to answer two major questions each and every one of your sellers has:

  1. What is my home worth?
  2. Are you confident you’ll be able to find buyers for it?

With the data provided in these reports, you’ll be able to have meaningful discussions surrounding these questions with your clients during listing presentations using up-to-date, local data.

3. Introduce your clients to qualified buyers.

Don’t just tell your clients you have buyers interested in their listing, show them. Go above and beyond by handing your clients a list of unique, qualified buyers actively looking for a home like theirs in the area.

4. Illustrate the demand.

Ease any worries your sellers have about factors such as transaction speed and price with the help of the a clear, easily digestible buyer heat map. This will illustrate where the buyer demand is concentrated in their area in relation to their home and add context to any related estimations you provide them with.

5. Demonstrate the power behind you and your brokerage.

Sending potential clients these BMA reports will demonstrate the abundance of potential buyers that are actively engaging with your brokerage. Having this confidence as they begin working with you will ease many of the fears associated with selling a home, particularly for first-time sellers.

6. Offer something competing agents can’t.

The average person knows approximately ten real estate agents. Chances you become the agent they choose to work with after sending an informational, data-driven report enabled by this integration are high. The more pain-free and simple you’re able to paint the picture of selling a home, the more clients will feel inclined to work with you!

There are countless benefits that come with being part of an open platform, including the ability to grow and innovate over time. This deepened integration with Buyside is a perfect example of how partnering with other best-of-breed vendors allows us to set the bar high and keep our clients competitive in the long-run, regardless of what changes come our way.

Want to see more on our Buyside + MoxiPresent integration? Checkout the video below!