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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-K
(Mark One)
x
ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the fiscal year ended October 31, 2013
 
or
¨
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the transition period from _______________________ to ___________________
 
Commission File Number 001-34106 
 

 
REALBIZ MEDIA GROUP, INC.
Formerly Webdigs, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
 
11-3820796
(State of incorporation)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
2690 Weston Road, Suite 200
 
 
Weston, FL
 
33331
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (954) 888-9779
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:   None
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:   Common stock, $.001 par value
 

 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.
¨ Yes    x No
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. 
¨ Yes    x No
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to the filing requirements for the past 90 days.                                                                         
          x Yes    ¨ No 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T ( §232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  
x Yes    ¨ No
 
Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K ( § 229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.  o 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act:
 
Large accelerated filer   ¨     Accelerated filer  ¨     Non-accelerated filer  ¨     Smaller reporting company   x
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule12b-2 of the Act).
 
¨ Yes    x No
 
The aggregate market value of the voting stock held by persons other than officers, directors and more than 5% stockholders of the registrant (non-affiliates) was approximately $6,710,489 as of April 30, 2013 when the last reported sales price was $1.25 per share. As of February 7, 2014, 57,867,779 shares of common stock were outstanding. This takes into account the 1 for 200 reverse stock split which occurred on May 17, 2012
  
 
Realbiz Media Group, Inc.
 
Form 10-K
 
Table of Contents
 
 
 
 
 
Page
 
 
 
 
 
PART I
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
Business
 
1
Item 1A.
 
Risk Factors
 
6
Item 2.
 
Properties
 
10
Item 3.
 
Legal Proceedings
 
10
Item 4.
 
Mine Safety Disclosures
 
10
 
 
 
 
 
PART II
 
 
 
 
Item 5.
 
Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
 
10
Item 6.
 
Selected Financial Data
 
12
Item 7.
 
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
 
13
Item 7A.
 
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
 
 
Item 8.
 
Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
 
17
Item 9.
 
Changes in and Disagreements With Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure
 
17
Item 9A.
 
Controls and Procedures
 
17
Item 9B.
 
Other Information
 
18
 
 
 
 
 
PART III
 
 
 
 
Item 10.
 
Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance
 
19
Item 11.
 
Executive Compensation
 
22
Item 12.
 
Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters
 
23
Item 13.
 
Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence
 
25
Item 14.
 
Principal Accountant Fees and Services
 
25
 
 
 
 
 
PART IV
 
 
 
 
Item 15.
 
Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules
 
26
 
 
Signatures
 
27
  
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PART I
ITEM 1. BUSINESS
 
Overview of our Business and its History
 
We are engaged in the business of providing digital media and marketing services for the real estate industry. We currently generate revenue from advertising revenues, real estate broker commissions and referral fees. We have three divisions: (i) our fully licensed real estate division (formerly known as Webdigs, Inc.); (ii) our TV media contracts (Extraordinary Vacation Homes/ Third home) division; and (iii) our Real Estate Virtual Tour and Media group (Realbiz 360). The cornerstone of all three divisions is our proprietary technology which allows for an automated conversion of data (text and pictures of home listings) to a video with voice and music. We provide video, search and purchase capabilities on multiple platform dynamics for web, mobile, interactivity on TV and Video On Demand. Once a video is created using our proprietary technology, these home listing videos are automatically distributed to multiple media platforms (Television, broadband, web and mobile) for consumer viewing.
 
We have positioned our Company in the following four areas summarized here and explained in more detail below:
 
 
1.
Real Estate Video on Demand Channel – We earn fees from pre-roll/post-roll advertising, banner ads and cross-market advertising promotions. We charge an $89 listing and marketing fee, and earn revenue from web-based and mobile advertising.
 
 
2.
Website and Mobile Applications – We are developing a real estate web portal. This site is expected to be unique to the world of real estate search sites on multiple levels, from a consumer perspective the user experience is being designed to be completely visual and video centric, secondly, the site will provide local neighborhood information and allow for social interaction between home seekers and current residents who can provide an unbiased view of the selected neighborhood, and the content on the site will focus on the entire home ownership lifecycle from purchase through maintenance to home sale therefore giving the site a much deeper and more loyal audience over time.
 
 
3.
Agent to Agent Interaction-From an industry perspective we believe the site can be viewed as revolutionary because it includes an agent only platform that allows for agent to agent interaction, and “App Store” for relevant video content, community events, discount coupons, industry news and agent share programs. This site will completely empower the agent with content and assets that they can use to pursue prospects and generate leads at a fraction of the cost they’re currently paying. This agent only site will interact with our Microvideo App (MVA) platform. The MVA was developed and implemented to allow agents to access specific video based product strategies that are designed specifically to increase the SEO rank and traffic credit to real estate franchise systems and/or their brokers. This solution gives those franchises and brokers a much needed tool to lower their cost of prospect acquisition.
 
 
4.
Traditional Real Estate Sales – Our previous company, Webdigs, had a licensed real estate brokerage division that currently has participating brokers in 48 states. We believe there are potential opportunities to take advantage of such an improving real estate market, and that our traditional brokerage division will be able to capture leads from the Real Estate Video on Demand Channel. The Company currently has no activities in this division.
 
Background and Industry Trends
 
We believe that the real estate market is undergoing a dramatic change not dissimilar to that previously experienced by traditional stock brokerages. We believe that the most critical aspect driving this change is the advent of the Internet as a tool for searching for and researching real estate, eliminating the commitments of time and expense involved with visiting multiple properties in person.  According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2010 “Member Profile,” 74% of home buyers use the internet to search for a home. This actually exceeds the 69% who use a realtor for their search. Note: many buyers use both the internet and a realtor in their search. In addition, home sellers can use the Internet to check home valuations, track the housing market and research comparable sales information.
 
The increased use of technology throughout the entire process of a typical residential real estate transaction is an important development in the real estate market. For instance, electronic communication and electronic data storage permits a real estate brokerage to quickly reproduce standard real estate transaction documents, store such documents and store other important information about customers and properties, and communicate quickly with other parties involved in real estate transactions (e.g., title companies, insurers, surveyors, inspectors and governmental agencies), all of which permits increased efficiencies in the process of buying and selling a home. The technological changes and developments generally make it possible to effect a greater volume of transactions with less effort and expense.
 
We believe the technological developments in the real estate market and the increased amount of information available to and used by ordinary consumers appear to be circumstances that are similar to those developments that eventually gave rise to the non-traditional stock brokerages which have intruded upon the market dominance of traditional stock brokerages over the past two decades. For example, we note that the non-traditional stock brokerages developed their services and products to compete primarily on the bases of price, consumer effort and technology. Their websites, such as TD Ameritrade or e-Trade, provide not only trading capacity for the average consumer, but also a tremendous amount of information about companies. In this regard, we note that there has recently been a proliferation of various Internet-related real estate businesses that seek to provide either specific and limited services or information relating to residential real estate transactions (e.g., ForSaleByOwner.com, BuyOwner.com, Trulia.com and Zillow.com). Like the non-traditional stock brokerages, these businesses typically rely on consumer effort, technology and price as the bases for competition. This is the model Webdigs has based its business plan on.
  
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Real Estate On Demand
 
General
 
For the real estate video on demand area (“VOD”), we plan to market the approximately 120,000 “premium VOD TV residential home listings” as well as incorporate approximately over 2.5 million Multiple Listing Service (“MLS”) home listings from all major U.S. cities, with video on demand and interactive capabilities for users of our real estate website. We expect that this new interactive real estate tool may create direct referral fees, placement fees, advertising fees and possibly even mortgage financing revenue for our Company at a future date.
 
We recognize that in the U.S. most consumers research the buying of a home primarily through the Internet, newspapers and real estate magazines. Television does present a unique option as it provides brokers with significant “Brand Awareness” in addition to individual property promotion. However as with other video mediums, traditional cable television on demand is changing as consumers increasingly move to adopt new platforms like IPTV (i.e. Rovi, Roku, Netflix) to access content on demand. We believe that the VOD solutions will continue to expand thereby allowing the consumer to view, in high quality video, local listings and specialty properties (oceanfront properties, mountain homes, farms, senior communities, etc.) through their screen of choice (television, computer or mobile device). This familiar television environment is no longer centered on the baby boomer and over-40 demographic that, in many cases, are more comfortable with a remote control then they are with a mouse or touch screen. The real estate VOD solution is branded as “Home Tour Network.” RealBiz has been servicing the real estate industry for over 6 years and enjoys direct access to the nation's largest real estate companies.
 
Currently, our desktop solution for virtual tours has been used by over 60,000 real estate agents and brokers.
 
Key Trends for VOD Advertising
 
The VOD market shows the strong potential for giving the company and brokers a great awareness platform to drive people to targeted websites. Additionally with, traditional cable television on demand platform expanding to meet consumers increasing move to adopt new platforms like IPTV (i.e. Rovi, Roku, Netflix), VOD opportunities also expand as the new platforms no longer have restrictions for the amount of content or booking capabilities The video audience grew by 32%, and time spent grew by 12   %. According to Magna Global, VOD will outperform DVR in the US, reaching nearly 66 million households vs. 53 million households for DVR in 2015. In the VOD market, Comcast holds the lion’s share in terms of VOD views and revenues. With the acquisition of NBC Universal, Comcast will be able to serve one-fourth of the U.S pay-television households. Comcast has approximately 22.8 million cable television subscribers and 17 million high-speed Internet subscribers   .
 
New Opportunities for VOD Advertising
 
VOD ad platforms support a variety of advertising formats, from traditional embedded ad spots to ad overlays, bookends and even long-form, on-demand “showcase” ads that deliver information and allow some degree of interaction. Marketer, a leading media research firm, estimates that U.S. online advertising spending will hit new peaks from 2012 to 2014, surpassing US$30 billion in 2012, and exceeding US$40 billion in 2014. Marketer expects that spending on marketing will bring double-digit growth to online advertising for five consecutive years.
 
We believe the real estate market in particular is well suited to use VOD technology for the following reasons:
 
 
Real estate agents and brokers generally look for more cost-effective ways to market
 
Agents that place their listings on TV have a distinct marketing advantage over agents that don’t
 
Google has made Traditional Internet websites and high-end print advertising (pay for click) very expensive
 
Media channels focused on real estate are better able to reach the “new consumer”
 
VOD is able to deliver what potential home buyers are asking for – video of a prospective home purchase, which provides valuable information to consumers
 
Ability to target in local markets
 
VOD is able to promote both listings and brand
 
Reach out to higher demographics - Cable viewers have higher incomes, higher education and more disposable income
 
Access through their television allows consumer home seekers to easily search listings with the touch of their remote‘
 
Our VOD Solution
 
RealBiz is becoming one of the fastest growing real estate image content management, creation and media delivery companies in the United States. In addition, we believe our approach to VOD will be beneficial due to the following factors:
 
 
·
Our exclusive partnerships with several national real estate brokerage firms aimed at creating and delivering VOD Listings to TV Networks through the HomeTourNetwork
 
·
Our proprietary Video Ad Builder tool, which we believe is the easiest way to create promotional VOD advertisements for television
 
·
Our marketing partnerships, which we expect will allow us to scale our business across major U.S. markets quickly and efficiently
 
 
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Home Tour Network
 
Home Tour Network currently operates in 3 strategic cities – Atlanta, Las Vegas and Chicago. The VOD platform allows for up to 3,000 television listings with a reach that ranges from hundreds of thousands of homes per market to over a million homes in some markets. Real estate agent’s listings are automatically converted from the industry’s largest data feed and then can easily be placed on our interactive television platform for a fee ranging from $50 to $90 per month. This is a fraction of the cost to run an advertisement in a newspaper and provides real feedback to the agent.
 
Website and Mobile Applications
 
RealBiz is utilizing its technological advantage along with its industry contracts to create two separate and very important critical paths for real estate professionals and their organizations to follow. By using its video processing prowess combined with micro-site and website building techniques RealBiz has created an agent/broker micro-site product that leverages best practices in SEO (search engine optimization) on the agent/brokers behalf and delivers a web and mobile friendly rich media experience to consumers. This solution provides the broker a significant increase in organic ranking in local searches, increased site traffic and by doing so, reduces the agent/broker dependency on traditional listing aggregators. Secondly, by leveraging its relationship within the industry, RealBiz has access to a database of over 1.5 million homes. These homes are being converted into video assets and will be part of a real estate portal that unlike other listing aggregators will empower the agents with tools to push information in the form of video (their listings, other listings and useful home buyer/home owner information) to their prospect base. This solution provides the “zero listing” agent (about 70% of the agents in the U.S.) the opportunity to position themselves as a local community expert with listings and information that make him/her an asset to their prospect base. This portal and its tools will provide a much needed sense of control to the agent community while providing a significant decrease in their cost of lead acquisition.
 
Market and Competition
 
The National Association of Realtors has approximately 1.2 million members, of which we estimate roughly half are active and associated with at least one real estate brokerage firm.
 
Presently, Zillow is the largest independent real estate market site, as measured by homes in its database and unique visitors to its website. Zillow at present is the market leader in terms of unique visitors to its website however no one company has yet been able to establish a clearly dominant position. Realtor.com, Trulia, Homes.com and a variety of other websites all have meaningful market share and listing information. Trulia.com for example, has about 60% of Zillow’s traffic and is growing faster, year-over-year. We believe that we can carve out a piece of this lucrative market utilizing our innovative agent partnership platform and significant video assets.
 
Industry Segments
 
We currently operate in one primary operating segment, real estate, though video on demand and web-assisted services.
 
Seasonality of Business
 
The residential real estate market has traditionally experienced seasonality, with a peak in the spring and summer seasons and a decrease in activity during the fall and winter seasons. Revenues in each quarter can be significantly affected by activity during the prior quarter, given the time lag between contract execution and closing. A typical real estate transaction has a 30 day lag between contract signing and closing of the transaction.
 
Environmental Regulation
 
We are not subject to environmental regulations that have a material effect upon our capital expenditures or otherwise.
 
Other Regulation
 
We are subject to governmental regulation by federal, state and local regulatory authorities with respect to our operations. We operate several Internet websites that we use to distribute information about and provide our services and content. Internet services are now subject to regulation in the United States relating to the privacy and security of personally identifiable user information and acquisition of personal information from children under the age of 13, including the federal Child Online Protection Act (COPA) and the federal Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM). In addition, a majority of states have enacted laws that impose data security and security breach obligations. Additional federal and state laws and regulations may be adopted with respect to the Internet or other online services, covering such issues as user privacy, child safety, data security, advertising, pricing, content, copyrights and trademarks, access by persons with disabilities, distribution, taxation and characteristics and quality of products and services. In addition, to the extent we offer products and services to online consumers outside the United States, the laws and regulations of foreign jurisdictions, including, without limitation, consumer protection, privacy, advertising, data retention, intellectual property, and content limitations, may impose additional compliance obligations on us.
  
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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
 
The Company spends a significant amount of time and resources in developing new software and improving its current products. The Company has spent $836,000 and $495,000 respectively for research and development in each of the fiscal years ending 2013 and 2012.
 
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
 
The Company has been granted perpetual licenses of patents which the Company uses for imaging and streaming tiled images as well as 3D image and warping technologies.
 
Employees
 
The Company currently has 27 full-time and six part-time employees.
 
Corporate Structure and Information
 
Our principal offices are located at 2690 Weston Road, Suite 200, Weston, FL 33331, and our telephone number at that office is (954) 888-9779. Our website address is www.realbizmedia.com. The information contained on our website or that can be accessed through our website does not constitute part of this document.
 
On October 9, 2012, we completed a share exchange (the “Exchange Transaction” ) with Next 1 Interactive, Inc., a Nevada corporation (“Next 1”), that was contemplated by that certain Share Exchange Agreement entered into on April 4, 2012 (the “Exchange Agreement”) pursuant to which we received all of the outstanding equity in Attaché Travel International, Inc., a Florida corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Next 1 (“Attaché”) in consideration of our issuance to Next 1 of 93 million shares of our newly designated Series A Convertible Preferred Stock (our “Series A Stock). Attaché owns approximately 80% of a corporation named RealBiz Holdings Inc. which is the parent corporation of RealBiz 360, Inc. (“RealBiz”). As a condition to the closing of the Exchange Transaction, on October 3, 2012, we changed our name from “Webdigs, Inc.” to “RealBiz Media Group, Inc.”, by engaging in a short-form parent-subsidiary merger in the State of Delaware. Bill Kerby, our Chief Executive Officer is also the Chief Executive Officer of Next 1 and our Chief Financial Officer, Adam Friedman is also the Chief Financial Officer of Next 1.
 
ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS
 
An investment in our common stock involves significant risks. Before deciding to invest in our common stock, you should carefully consider each of the following risk factors and all of the other information set forth in this document. The following risks could materially harm our business, financial condition or future results. If any such risks materialize, the value of our common stock could decline, and you could lose all or part of your investment.
 
We are a recently formed company with no history of profitability.
 
Our former entity, Webdigs, Inc., began operations in July 2007 and to date has not generated a yearly profit. In addition, consolidated annual revenues remain around $1 million. As a young company, we are subject to all of the risks associated with a new business enterprise. Our prospects must be considered in light of the risks, expenses and difficulties frequently encountered by companies in their early stages of development, especially in challenging and competitive industries such as residential real estate and mortgage brokerage and particularly in light of current general economic, real estate and credit market conditions.
 
We do not yet have a significant operating history which would provide you with meaningful information about our past or future operations. The Company has not yet achieved positive cash flow on a monthly basis during any fiscal year including the current fiscal year ending October 31, 2013 and there is significant risk to the survival of the enterprise.
 
There is substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.
 
We have had net losses for the years ended October 31, 2013 and 2012 of $3,764,089 and $963,220 respectively. Furthermore, we had a working capital deficit as of October 31, 2013 of $374,319. Since the financial statements were prepared assuming that we would continue as a going concern, these conditions coupled with our current liquidity position raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. Furthermore, since we are pursuing new business, this diminishes our ability to accurately forecast our revenues and expenses. We expect that our ability to continue as a going concern depends, in large part, on our ability to generate sufficient revenues, limit our expenses without sacrificing customer service, and obtain necessary financing. If we are unable to raise additional capital, we may be forced to discontinue our business.
 
We will require additional financing in the future, but such financing may not be available to us.
 
If adequate funds are not available on acceptable terms, we may be unable to fund the operation of our business. As a result, we would likely be forced to dramatically alter or cease operations. To date, our revenues from operations have not generated cash flow sufficient to finance our operations and growth. We will require as a result significant additional capital to continue our operations. There can be no assurance given that we will be able to secure additional financing in the future.
  
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We critically rely on our executive management, and the loss of certain members of management would materially and negatively affect us.
 
Our success materially depends upon the efforts of our management and other key personnel, including but not limited to Bill Kerby, CEO and Chairman, Doug Checkeris, Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Steven Marques, Acting President/Chief Revenue Officer, Deborah Linden, COO, and Adam Friedman, Chief Financial Officer. If we lose the services of any of these members of management, our business would be materially and adversely affected. We have entered into a formal services and non-competition agreements with Ms. Linden and Mr. Checkeris. Nevertheless, agreements do not ensure the continued availability to us of Mr. Checkeris and Ms. Linden or any other manager or employee. Furthermore, we do not have “key person” life insurance, and we do not presently intend to purchase such insurance.
 
Our future success also depends upon our ability to attract and retain highly qualified management personnel and other employees. Any difficulties in obtaining, retaining and training qualified employees could have a material adverse effect on our results of operation or financial condition. The process of identifying such personnel with the combination of skills and attributes required to carry out our strategy is often lengthy. Any difficulties in obtaining and retaining qualified managers and employees could have a material adverse effect on our results of operation or financial condition.
 
We may be unable to obtain sufficient market acceptance of our services.
 
The market for residential real estate sales is well-established. However, the market for non-traditional residential real estate sales is relatively new, developing and even more uncertain. As is typical in the case of a new and rapidly evolving industry, demand and market acceptance for products and services are subject to tremendous uncertainty. Our future growth and financial performance will almost entirely depend upon consumers’ acceptance of our products and services. In this regard, the failure of advertisers to accept our model or the inability of our services to satisfy consumer expectations, would have a material adverse effect on our business, and could cause us to cease operations.
 
We rely on third parties for key aspects of the process of providing services to our customers, and any failure or interruption in the services provided by these third parties could harm our ability to operate our business and damage our reputation.
 
We rely on third-party vendors, including website providers and information technology vendors. Any disruption in access to the websites developed and hosted by these third-party providers or any failure of these third-party providers to handle current or higher volumes of use could significantly harm our business. Any financial or other difficulties our providers face may have negative effects on our business, the nature and extent of which we cannot predict. We exercise little or no control over all of these third-party vendors, which increases our vulnerability to problems with the services they provide.
 
In addition, we license technology and related databases from third parties to facilitate aspects of our website and connectivity operations. Any errors, failures, interruptions or delays experienced in connection with these third-party technologies and information services could materially and negatively impact our relationship with our customers and adversely affect our brand and our business. It is possible that such errors, failures, interruptions or delays could even expose us to liabilities to our customers or other third parties.
 
Interruption or failure of our information technology and communications systems would impair our ability to effectively provide our services, which could in turn damage our reputation and harm our business.
 
Our ability to provide our services critically depends on the continuing operation of our information technology and communications systems. Any damage to or failure of our systems would likely result in interruptions in our service to customers and the closings of real estate transactions from which we principally derive revenue. Accordingly, interruptions in our service would likely reduce our revenues and profits, and our brand could be damaged, perhaps irreparably, if people believe our system and services are unreliable.
 
To our knowledge, our systems are vulnerable to damage or interruption from terrorist or malicious attacks, floods, tornados, fires, power loss, telecommunications failures, computer viruses and other attempts to harm our systems, and similar types of events. Our data centers are subject to break-ins, sabotage and intentional acts of vandalism, and to other potential disruptions. Some of our systems are not fully redundant (i.e., backed up), and our disaster recovery planning cannot account for all eventualities. The occurrence of a natural disaster, or a decision to close a facility we are using without adequate notice for financial reasons or other unanticipated problems at our data centers, could result in lengthy interruptions in our service. Any unscheduled interruption in our service would likely place a burden on our entire organization and result in an immediate loss of revenue. The steps we have taken to increase the reliability and redundancy of our systems are expensive, reduce our operating margin and even then may not be successful in reducing the frequency or duration of unscheduled downtime.
 
Our operations are dependent upon our ability to protect our intellectual property, which could be costly.
 
Our technology is the cornerstone of our business and our success will depend in part upon protecting any technology we use or may develop from infringement, misappropriation, duplication and discovery, and avoiding infringement and misappropriation of third party rights. Our intellectual property is essential to our business, and our ability to compete effectively with other companies depends on the proprietary nature of our technologies. We do not have patent protection for our proprietary video on demand technology. We rely upon trade secrets, know-how, continuing technological innovations and licensing opportunities to develop, maintain, and strengthen its competitive position. Although we have confidentiality provisions in the agreements with our employees and independent contractors, there can be no assurance that such agreements can fully protect our intellectual property, be enforced in a timely manner or that any such employees or consultants will not violate their agreements with us.
 
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Furthermore, we may have to take legal action in the future to protect our trade secrets or know-how, or to defend them against claimed infringement of the rights of others. Any legal action of that type could be costly and time-consuming to us, and there can be no assure that such actions will be successful. The invalidation of key proprietary rights which we own or unsuccessful outcomes in lawsuits to protect our intellectual property may have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
 
If we cannot adequately protect our intellectual property rights, our competitors may be able to compete more directly with us, which could adversely affect our competitive position and, as a result, our business, financial condition and results of operations.
 
Our certificate of incorporation grants our Board of Directors, without any action or approval by our stockholders, the power to issue additional shares of capital stock, including the power to designate additional classes of common and preferred stock.
 
Our authorized capital consists of 250,000,000 shares of capital stock, of which 125,000,000 are authorized common shares and 125,000,000 are authorized Series A Preferred Shares. We currently have 57,867,779 shares of common stock outstanding and 94,016,400 shares of Series A Preferred Stock outstanding. Pursuant to authority granted by our certificate of incorporation and applicable state law, our Board of Directors, without any action or approval by our stockholders, may designate and issue shares in such classes or series (including other classes or series of preferred stock) as it deems appropriate and establish the rights, preferences and privileges of such shares, including dividends, liquidation and voting rights. The rights of holders of other classes or series of capital stock, including preferred stock that may be issued could be superior to the rights of the shares of common stock offered hereby. The designation and issuance of shares of capital stock having preferential rights could adversely affect other rights appurtenant to the shares of our common stock. Finally, any issuances of additional capital stock (common or preferred) will dilute the percentage of ownership interest of our stockholders and may dilute the per-share book value of the Company.
 
On May 17, 2012, the Company affected a 1 for 200 reverse stock split. The Company retrospectively restated the outstanding shares for the earnings per share calculation.
 
There is limited public market for our common stock.
 
There is currently a limited trading market for our securities on the OTCQB over-the-counter-market. Consequently, we cannot assure you when and if an active-trading market in our shares will be established, or whether any such market will be sustained or sufficiently liquid to enable holders of shares of our common stock to liquidate their investment in our company. If an active public market should develop in the future, the sale of unregistered and restricted securities by current shareholders may have a substantial impact on any such market.
 
We are required to comply with governmental regulations, which will increase our costs and could prohibit us from conducting business in certain jurisdictions.
 
We are subject to governmental regulation by federal, state and local regulatory authorities with respect to our real estate business. Governmental bodies may change the regulatory framework within which we intend to operate, without providing any recourse for adverse effects that the change may have on our business.
 
We can give no assurance that we will be able to comply with existing laws and regulations, that additional regulations that harm our business will not be adopted, or that we will continue to maintain our licenses, approvals or authorizations. Our failure to comply with applicable laws and regulations, or the adoption of new laws and regulations restricting our intended operations, could have a material adverse effect on our business and could cause us to cease operations.
 
The efforts of the National Association of Realtors or other organizations could prevent us from operating our business, and could lead to the imposition of significant restrictions on our operations.
 
The National Association of Realtors, which represents real estate brokerages, has issued rules that attempt to block access of web-assisted real estate companies to the Multiple Listing System (MLS) and may adopt additional rules intended to reduce or eliminate competition from web-assisted (online) discount real estate businesses such as Realbiz. Our business is dependent upon the ability to access the MLS to be competitive. We can give no assurance that the National Association of Realtors will not be successful in preventing our access to the MLS, or that it or another organization will not be successful in adopting rules or imposing other restrictions on web-assisted real estate businesses such as Realbiz. Such adoption or imposition of regulations or restrictions would have a material adverse effect on our business.
 
Competition in the traditional and online residential real estate industry is intense.
 
The residential real estate industry is highly competitive. We believe that important competitive factors in this industry include (but are not limited to) price, service, and ease of use. We presently face competition from numerous companies engaged in traditional residential real estate marketing services and we expect online competition to increase in the future from existing and new competitors. Most of our current and potential competitors have substantially greater financial, marketing and technical resources than us, as well as significant operating histories. Accordingly, we may not be able to compete successfully against new or existing competitors. Furthermore, competition may reduce the prices we are able to charge for our services, thereby potentially lowering revenues and margins, which would likely have a material adverse effect on our results of operation and financial condition. 
 
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The online residential real estate industry is subject to significant and rapid technological change.
 
The online residential real estate industry is subject to rapid innovation and technological change, shifting customer preferences, new service introductions and competition from traditional real estate brokerage firms. Competitors in this market have frequently taken different strategic approaches and have launched substantially different products or services in order to exploit the same perceived market opportunity. Although we believe that we are offering a unique solution, there can be no assurance that our services will gain the market acceptance we seek, be competitive technologically or otherwise, or that any other services developed by us will be competitive.
 
Our ability to compete in this industry will depend upon, among other things, broad acceptance of our services and the content we provide and on our ability to continually improve current and future services we may develop and our content to meet changing customer requirements. There can be no assurance that we will successfully identify new service or product opportunities and develop and bring to the market new and enhanced solutions in a timely manner, that such products or services will be commercially successful, that we will benefit from such development, or that products and services developed by others will not render our products and services noncompetitive or obsolete. If we are unable to penetrate markets in a timely manner in response to changing market conditions or customer requirements, or if new or enhanced products or services do not achieve a significant degree of market acceptance, our business would be materially and adversely affected.
 
We may be impacted by general economic conditions within the United States residential real estate market.
 
The residential real estate market has experienced vast fluctuations in recent times. In some years, real estate home sales are brisk, while in other years the residential real estate market has been stagnant. Our ability to attract home sellers and buyers to use our website will, in part, depend upon consumers’ willingness in general to buy or sell a home. When consumers sense that the overall economy is not doing well, they are less likely to make an expensive purchase such as a home.
 
In addition, unemployment remains at the high levels by historical standards. There also remains an enormous inventory of unsold and vacant homes. In the first quarter of 2010, the US Census Bureau reported there were 19 million vacant homes in the United States.
 
We have identified material weaknesses in our internal controls, and we cannot provide assurances that these weaknesses will be effectively remediated or that additional material weaknesses will not occur in the future. If our internal control over financial reporting or our disclosure controls and procedures are not effective, we may not be able to accurately report our financial results, prevent fraud, or file our periodic reports in a timely manner, which may cause investors to lose confidence in our reported financial information and may lead to a decline in our stock price.
 
Our most recent evaluation of our internal controls resulted in our conclusion that our disclosure controls and procedures and that our internal control over financial reporting were not effective .Effective internal controls are necessary for us to provide reliable financial reports. All internal control systems, no matter how well designed, have inherent limitations. Even those systems determined to be effective can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and presentation. In our case, our failure to achieve and maintain an effective internal control environment could cause us to be unable to produce reliable financial reports or prevent fraud. This may cause investors to lose confidence in our reported financial information, which could in turn have a material adverse effect on our stock price.
 
Our lack of an independent audit committee and audit committee financial expert at this time may hinder our board of directors’ effectiveness in fulfilling the functions of the audit committee without undue influence from management and until we establish such committee will prevent us from obtaining a listing on a national securities exchange.
 
Although our common stock is not listed on any national securities exchange, for purposes of independence we use the definition of independence applied by NASDAQ. Currently, we have no independent audit committee. Our full board of directors functions as our audit committee and is comprised of five directors, two of whom are considered to be "independent" in accordance with the requirements set forth in NASDAQ Listing Rule 5605(a)(2). An independent audit committee plays a crucial role in the corporate governance process, assessing our Company's processes relating to our risks and control environment, overseeing financial reporting, and evaluating internal and independent audit processes. The lack of an independent audit committee may prevent the board of directors from being independent from management in its judgments and decisions and its ability to pursue the responsibilities of an audit committee without undue influence. We may have difficulty attracting and retaining directors with the requisite qualifications. If we are unable to attract and retain qualified, independent directors, the management of our business could be compromised. An independent audit committee is required for listing on any national securities exchange, therefore until such time as we meet the audit committee independence requirements of a national securities exchange we will be ineligible for listing on any national securities exchange.
 
Our board of directors act as our compensation committee, which presents the risk that compensation and benefits paid to those executive officers who are board members and other officers may not be commensurate with our financial performance.
 
A compensation committee consisting of independent directors is a safeguard against self-dealing by company executives. Our board of directors acts as the compensation committee and determines the compensation and benefits of our executive officers, administers our employee stock and benefit plans, and reviews policies relating to the compensation and benefits of our employees. Our lack of an independent compensation committee presents the risk that our executive officer on the board may have influence over his personal compensation and benefits levels that may not be commensurate with our financial performance. 
 
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Certain provisions of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, and our bylaws may have anti-takeover effects which may make an acquisition of our company by another company more difficult.
 
We are subject to the provisions of Section 203 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, which prohibits a Delaware corporation from engaging in any business combination, including mergers and asset sales, with an interested stockholder (generally, a 15% or greater stockholder) for a period of three years after the date of the transaction in which the person became an interested stockholder, unless the business combination is approved in a prescribed manner. The operation of Section 203 may have anti-takeover effects, which could delay, defer or prevent a takeover attempt that a holder of our common stock might consider in its best interest.
 
Our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation and bylaws contain provisions that permit us to issue, without any further vote or action by the stockholders, up to 125,000,000 shares of preferred stock in one or more series and, with respect to each such series, to fix the number of shares constituting the series and the designation of the series, the voting powers, if any, of the shares of the series, and the preferences and relative, participating, optional and other special rights, if any, and any qualifications, limitations or restrictions, of the shares of such series.
 
Our bylaws provide that special meetings of stockholders may be called only by the chairman or by our board. Stockholders are not permitted to call a special meeting of stockholders, to require that the board call such a special meeting, or to require that our board request the calling of a special meeting of stockholders.
 
These provisions on our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaw may have anti-takeover effects, which could delay, defer or prevent a takeover attempt that a holder of our common stock might consider in its best interest
 
We have never paid dividends and have no plans to pay dividends in the future.
 
Holders of shares of our common stock are entitled to receive such dividends as may be declared by our board of directors. To date, we have paid no cash dividends on our shares of our preferred or common stock and we do not expect to pay cash dividends in the foreseeable future. We intend to retain future earnings, if any, to provide funds for operations of our business. Therefore, any return investors in our preferred or common stock may have will be in the form of appreciation, if any, in the market value of their shares of common stock.
 
Certain of our officers may have a conflict of interest.
 
Some of our officers, including our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer are currently working for the Company on a part-time basis. Several of the part-time employees also work at other jobs and have discretion to decide what time they devote to our activities, which may result in a lack of availability when needed due to responsibilities at other jobs. We expect that some of these officers may join the Company on a full-time basis, but there can be no assurance given that any or all of our officers will be so employed.

ITEM 2. PROPERTIES
 
We maintain our principal executive offices at 2690 Weston Road, Suite 200, Weston, FL 33331.  Our parent Company, Next 1 Interactive, Inc. leases approximately 6,500 square feet of office space in Weston, Florida pursuant to a lease agreement with Bedner Farms, Inc. of the building located at 2690 Weston Road, Weston, Florida 33331. In accordance with the terms of the lease agreement, we are renting the commercial office space, for a term of five years commencing on January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2015. We do not currently pay rent to Next 1 Interactive, Inc.
 
ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
We are not currently party to any material legal proceedings. From time to time, we (or our principal operating subsidiary, RealBiz) may be named as a defendant in legal actions arising from our normal business activities.
 
ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES
 
Not applicable.
 
PART II
 
ITEM 5. MARKET FOR COMMON EQUITY AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS
 
General
 
Our common stock is listed on the OTCQB under the symbol RBIZ. Our stock began trading under the symbol “WBDG” on December 19, 2008 and changed to “RBIZ” on October 5, 2012. The following table shows our high and low closing prices of our common stock at the end of each quarter for the fiscal years 2013 and 2012. These stock prices below take into account the 1 for 200 reverse stock split which occurred on May 17, 2012.
  
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Period
 
High Price
 
Low Price
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiscal Year Ended October 31, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
First Quarter
 
$
3.00
 
$
1.50
 
Second Quarter
 
$
3.90
 
$
1.13
 
Third Quarter
 
$
2.46
 
$
0.34
 
Fourth Quarter
 
$
4.65
 
$
1.10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiscal Year Ended October 31, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
First Quarter
 
$
0.42
 
 
0.24
 
Second Quarter
 
$
0.32
 
$
0.22
 
Third Quarter
 
$
0.22
 
$
0.22
 
Fourth Quarter
 
$
3.00
 
$
0.22
 
 
Our closing stock price on February 7, 2014 was $0.93. As of the date of this filing, we had approximately 403 holders of record of our common stock.
 
Dividends
 
We have not paid any dividends on our common stock and do not anticipate paying any such dividends in the near future. Instead, we intend to use any earnings for future acquisitions and expanding our business. Nevertheless, at this time there are not any restrictions on our ability to pay dividends on our common stock.
 
Securities Authorized for Issuance Under Equity Compensation Plans
 
The table below sets forth certain information, as of the close of business on October 31, 2013, regarding equity compensation plans (including individual compensation arrangements) under which our securities were then authorized for issuance.
 
 
 
Number of Securities
to be Issued Upon
Exercise of
Outstanding Options,
Warrants and Rights
 
Weighted-Average
Exercise Price of
Outstanding Options,
Warrants and Rights
 
Number of Securities
Remaining Available for
Issuance Under Equity
Compensation Plans
(excluding securities reflected
in column a)
 
 
 
(a)
 
(b)
 
(c)
 
Equity compensation plans approved by shareholders
 
-
 
N/A
 
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Restricted Stock Plan and Stock Option equity compensation plans not approved by shareholders (1) (2)
 
1,000
 
$50.00
 
None
 
 ____________________
 
(1)
On October 31, 2009, 1,000 options were granted to a new director, expiring in October 31 2014.
 
 
(2)
See Note 11 of the financial statements for more information on restricted stock grants.
Presently, we are not required by applicable state law or the listing standards of any self-regulatory agency (e.g., the OTCQB, NASD, AMEX or NYSE) to obtain the approval of our security holders prior to issuing any such compensatory options, warrants or other rights to purchase our securities.
 
Potential Anti-Takeover Effects
 
Certain provisions set forth in our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, in our bylaws and in Delaware law, which are summarized below, may be deemed to have an anti-takeover effect and may delay, deter or prevent a tender offer or takeover attempt that a stockholder might consider to be in its best interests, including attempts that might result in a premium being paid over the market price for the shares held by stockholders.
  
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Blank Check Preferred Stock. Our Certificate of Incorporation and bylaws contain provisions that permit us to issue, without any further vote or action by the stockholders, up to 125,000,000 shares of preferred stock in one or more series and, with respect to each such series, to fix the number of shares constituting the series and the designation of the series, the voting powers, if any, of the shares of the series, and the preferences and relative, participating, optional and other special rights, if any, and any qualifications, limitations or restrictions, of the shares of such series.
 
Special Meetings of Stockholders. Our bylaws provide that special meetings of stockholders may be called only by the chairman or by our board. Stockholders are not permitted to call a special meeting of stockholders, to require that the board call such a special meeting, or to require that our board request the calling of a special meeting of stockholders.
 
While the foregoing provisions of our certificate of incorporation, bylaws and Delaware law may have an anti-takeover effect, these provisions are intended to enhance the likelihood of continuity and stability in the composition of the Board of Directors and in the policies formulated by the Board of Directors and to discourage certain types of transactions that may involve an actual or threatened change of control. In that regard, these provisions are designed to reduce our vulnerability to an unsolicited acquisition proposal. The provisions also are intended to discourage certain tactics that may be used in proxy fights. However, such provisions could have the effect of discouraging others from making tender offers for our shares and, as a consequence, they also may inhibit fluctuations in the market price of our common stock that could result from actual or rumored takeover attempts. Such provisions also may have the effect of preventing changes in our management.
 
Delaware Takeover Statute
 
In general, Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law prohibits a Delaware corporation that is a public company from engaging in any “business combination” (as defined below) with any “interested stockholder” (defined generally as an entity or person beneficially owning 15% or more of the outstanding voting stock of the corporation and any entity or person affiliated with such entity or person) for a period of three years following the date that such stockholder became an interested stockholder, unless: (1) prior to such date, the Board of Directors of the corporation approved either the business combination or the transaction that resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder; (2) on consummation of the transaction that resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder, the interested stockholder owned at least 85% of the voting stock of the corporation outstanding at the time the transaction commenced, excluding for purposes of determining the number of shares outstanding those shares owned (x) by persons who are directors and also officers and (y) by employee stock plans in which employee participants do not have the right to determine confidentially whether shares held subject to the plan will be tendered in a tender or exchange offer; or (3) on or subsequent to such date, the business combination is approved by the Board of Directors and authorized at an annual or special meeting of stockholders, and not by written consent, by the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the outstanding voting stock that is not owned by the interested stockholder.
 
Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law defines “business combination” to include: (1) any merger or consolidation involving the corporation and the interested stockholder; (2) any sale, transfer, pledge or other disposition of ten percent or more of the assets of the corporation involving the interested stockholder; (3) subject to certain exceptions, any transaction that results in the issuance or transfer by the corporation of any stock of the corporation to the interested stockholder; (4) any transaction involving the corporation that has the effect of increasing the proportionate share of the stock of any class or series of the corporation beneficially owned by the interested stockholder; or (5) the receipt by the interested stockholder of the benefit of any loans, advances, guarantees, pledges or other financial benefits provided by or through the corporation.
 
Transfer Agent and Registrar
 
Our transfer agent is Pacific Stock Transfer Company, located at 4045 South Spencer Street, Suite 403, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119. The transfer agent’s telephone number is (702) 361-3033. The transfer agent is registered under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.
 
Listing
 
Our common stock is currently traded on the OTCQB (a market tier on the over-the-counter Pink Sheets market) under the symbol RBIZ.PK.
 
Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities
 
Set forth below is information regarding securities sold by us during the three months ended October 31, 2013 that were not registered under the Securities Act.
 
 
·
Issued 6,042,000 shares of our common stock along with 6,040,000 one year warrants with an exercise price of $1 for cash proceeds of $3,024,000.
 
 
 
 
·
Issued 483,100 shares of its common stock along with 69,600 one year warrants with an exercise price of $1 for a total value of $582,612 for consulting fees rendered.  The value of the common stock was issued was based on the fair value of the stock at the time of issuance.
 
 
 
 
·
Issued 15,347,914 shares of its common valued at $4,942,396 upon the conversion of the holders of convertible preferred shares and promissory notes held in its parent company Next 1 Interactive, Inc.
 
 
 
 
·
Issued 2,166,660 shares of its common stock valued at $0.15 per share upon the conversion of notes in the aggregate principal amount of $325,000. These shares were issued in reliance upon the exemption provided under Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act of 1933.
 
Unless otherwise stated, the sales of the above securities were deemed to be exempt from registration under the Securities Act in reliance upon Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act (or Regulation D promulgated thereunder), as transactions by an issuer not involving any public offering. The recipients of the securities in each of these transactions represented their intentions to acquire the securities for investment only and not with a view to or for sale in connection with any distribution thereof, and appropriate legends were placed upon the stock certificates issued in these transactions.
 
ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
 
As a smaller reporting company, we are not required to provide the information required by this item.
 
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ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our audited consolidated financial statements and related notes that appear elsewhere in this filing.
 
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
 
Some of the statements made in this section of our report are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally relate to and are based upon our current plans, expectations, assumptions and projections about future events. Our management currently believes that the various plans, expectations, and assumptions reflected in or suggested by these forward-looking statements are reasonable. Nevertheless, all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and our actual future results may be materially different from the plans, objectives or expectations, or our assumptions and projections underlying our present plans, objectives and expectations, which are expressed in this section.
 
In light of the foregoing, prospective investors are cautioned that the forward-looking statements included in this filing may ultimately prove to be inaccurate—even materially inaccurate. Because of the significant uncertainties inherent in such forward-looking statements, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation or warranty by Realbiz Media Group, Inc. or any other person that our objectives, plans, expectations or projections that are contained in this filing will be achieved in any specified time frame, if ever. We undertake no obligation to publicly release any revisions to the forward-looking statements or reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document. The risks discussed in the Item 1A of this filing should be considered in evaluating our prospects and future performance.
  
General Overview
 
 We are engaged in the business of providing digital media and marketing services for the real estate industry. We currently generate revenue from advertising revenues, real estate broker commissions and referral fees. We have three divisions: (i) our fully licensed real estate division (formerly known as Webdigs); (ii) our TV media contracts (Extraordinary Vacation Homes/ Third home) division; and (iii) our Real Estate Virtual Tour and Media group (Realbiz 360). The cornerstone of all three divisions is our proprietary technology which allows for an automated conversion of data (text and pictures of home listings) to a video with voice and music. We provide video, search and purchase capabilities on multiple platform dynamics for web, mobile, interactivity on TV and Video On Demand. Once a video is created using our proprietary technology, these home listing videos are automatically distributed to multiple media platforms (Television, broadband, web and mobile) for consumer viewing.
 
We have positioned our Company in the following four areas summarized here and explained in more detail below:
 
 
1.
Real Estate Video on Demand Channel – We earn fees from pre-roll/post-roll advertising, banner ads and cross-market advertising promotions. We charge an $89 listing and marketing fee, and earn revenue from web-based and mobile advertising.
 
 
2.
Website and Mobile Applications – We are developing a real estate web portal. This site is expected to be unique to the world of real estate search sites on multiple levels, from a consumer perspective the user experience is being designed to be completely visual and video centric, secondly, the site will provide local neighborhood information and allow for social interaction between home seekers and current residents who can provide an unbiased view of the selected neighborhood, and the content on the site will focus on the entire home ownership lifecycle from purchase through maintenance to home sale therefore giving the site a much deeper and more loyal audience over time.
 
 
3.
Agent to Agent Interaction-From an industry perspective we believe the site can be viewed as revolutionary because it includes an agent only platform that allows for agent to agent interaction, and “App Store” for relevant video content, community events, discount coupons, industry news and agent share programs. This site will completely empower the agent with content and assets that they can use to pursue prospects and generate leads at a fraction of the cost they’re currently paying. This agent only site will interact with our Microvideo App (MVA) platform. The MVA was developed and implemented to allow agents to access specific video based product strategies that are designed specifically to increase the SEO rank and traffic credit to real estate franchise systems and/or their brokers. This solution gives those franchises and brokers a much needed tool to lower their cost of prospect acquisition.
 
 
4.
Traditional Real Estate Sales – Our previous company, Webdigs, had a licensed real estate brokerage division that currently has participating brokers in 48 states. We believe there are potential opportunities to take advantage of such an improving real estate market, and that our traditional brokerage division will be able to capture leads from the Real Estate Video on Demand Channel. The Company currently has no activities in this division.
 
The Share Exchange
 
On October 9, 2012, we completed a share exchange (the “Exchange Transaction” ) with Next 1 Interactive, Inc., a Nevada corporation (“Next 1”),that was contemplated by that certain Share Exchange Agreement entered into on April 4, 2012 (the “Exchange Agreement”) pursuant to which we received all of the outstanding equity in Attaché Travel International, Inc., a Florida corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Next 1 (“Attaché”) in consideration of our issuance to Next 1 of 93 million shares of our newly designated Series A Convertible Preferred Stock (our “Series A Stock). Attaché owns approximately 80% of a corporation named RealBiz Holdings Inc. which is the parent corporation of RealBiz 360, Inc. (“RealBiz”). As a condition to the closing of the Exchange Transaction, on October 3, 2012, we changed our name from “Webdigs, Inc.” to “RealBiz Media Group, Inc.”, by engaging in a short-form parent-subsidiary merger in the State of Delaware. Bill Kerby, our Chief Executive Officer is also the Chief Executive Officer of Next 1 and our Chief Financial Officer, Adam Friedman is also the Chief Financial Officer of Next 1.
 
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Coincident with the closing of the Exchange Transaction, we converted all of our outstanding debt, payables and liabilities owed to Robert A. Buntz, Jr. (“Buntz”) and Edward Wicker (“Wicker”) into an aggregate of 7 million shares of Series A Stock. Specifically, Mr. Buntz received 5,983,600 shares of Series A Stock upon his conversion of approximately $401,498 in liabilities we owed him, and Wicker received 1,016,400 shares of Series A Stock upon his conversion of approximately $53,356 in liabilities we owed him. Buntz was, and remains after the Exchange Transaction, a director of our Company. At the closing of the Exchange Transaction, Mr. Wicker resigned his position as a director of our Company and as our Chief Financial Officer. The Preferred A Shares for Mr. Buntz were converted to 5,990,238 Common Shares on February 27, 2013.
 
As a result of the Exchange Transaction and the conversion of liabilities referred to above, the shareholders of our Company before the Exchange Transaction retained approximately 365,176 shares of common stock (after giving effect to a reverse split effected as of May 3, 2012), representing approximately .364% of our issued and outstanding shares of capital stock (both common and preferred) immediately after the Exchange Transaction.
 
On March 16, 2012, we sold the “Webdigs” domain, technology and certain trademarks to Fiontrai II, LLC for $15,000. These assets, which were held in Webdigs, LLC, included US Trademark No. 3,461,665 "Webdigs", along with www.webdigs.com domain name and the original webdigs.com website software and technology developed by MoCo, Inc. Included in this transaction was a royalty agreement whereby Webdigs could receive royalty payments from Fiontrai upon its licensing the technology to other third parties. Also included in this transaction was a royalty agreement for which Fiontrai II paid $1,000.00 (part of the total $15,000). Robert Buntz, CEO purchased the royalty agreement from us in exchange for a principal reduction of his loan to the Company of $5,000.
 
Please see Note 16, Subsequent Events, for recent developments.
 
Results of Operations
 
The following information should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and notes thereto appearing elsewhere in this Annual Report.
 
Revenues
 
Our total revenues decreased 2% to $1,145,540 for the year ended October 31, 2013, compared to $1,172,498 for the year ended October 31, 2012, a decrease of $26,958. This is due to a decrease in the commission revenue share portion of the multiple listing service contracts expiring and not renewed.
 
Cost of Revenue
 
Cost of revenues decreased 43% to $60,297 for year ended October 31, 2013, compared to $105,116 for the year ended October 31, 2012, a decrease of $44,819. This is due to a decrease in the commission revenue share portion of the multiple listing service contracts expiring and not renewed.
 
Operating Expenses
 
Our operating expenses, include salaries and benefits, selling and promotion, general and administrative expenses, increased 132% to $4,791,247 for the year ended October 31, 2013, compared to $2,068,823 for the year ended October 31, 2012, an increase of $2,722,424.  This increase was substantially due to an increase in salaries and benefits of $341,251, the amortization of intangible assets of $1,377,348, consulting fees incurred in raising capital of $610,206, investor relations of $296,382 and to a lesser extent due to bad debt of $75,405, audit and accounting fees of $68,908, insurance of $63,962, filing fees of $30,217, legal and professional fees of $33,815 and miscellaneous expenses of $7,583.  This was partially offset by decreases in selling and promotion of $53,638, dues and subscriptions of $29,446, webhosting of $43,972 and travel and entertainment of $55,597.
 
Other Income (Expenses)
 
Interest expense increased 100% to $442,341 for year ended October 31, 2013, compared to $-0- for year ended October 31, 2012, an increase of $442,341 due primarily to the amortization of the beneficial conversion features of the new convertible promissory notes. Gain on forgiveness of debt increased 100% to $384,304 for the year ended October 31, 2013, compared to $-0- for the year ended October 31, 2012, an increase of $384,304 due primarily to the forgiveness of amounts due to various creditors during the current fiscal year. To a lesser extent, a decrease of 98% to $592 for the year ended October 31, 2013, compared to $38,221 for the year ended October 31, 2012, a decrease of $37,629 offset by an increase other expenses of 100% to $640 for the year ended October 31, 2013, compared to $-0- for the year ended October 31, 201, an increase of $640.
 
Net Loss
 
We had a net loss of $3,764,089 for the year ended October 31, 2013, compared to net loss of $963,220 for the year ended October 31, 2012, an increase of $2,800,869. The increase in loss from 2012 to 2013 was primarily due to an increase of $1,377,348 in the amortization of intangible assets, increase in interest expense of $440,000 due to the amortization of the beneficial conversion feature of new convertible promissory notes and consulting fees of $610,206.
 
 
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Assets and Employees; Research and Development
 
We do not currently anticipate purchasing any equipment or other assets in the near term, however, as we expand operations, we will need additional equipment and employees to create and market our products.
 
Liquidity and Capital Resources; Anticipated Financing Needs
 
At October 31, 2013, we had $1,304,374 cash on-hand, an increase of $1,267,966 from $36,408 at the start of fiscal 2012. The increase in cash was due primarily to funds raised through common stock subscription agreements.
 
Net cash used in operating activities was $2,172,242 for the year ended October 31, 2013, an increase of $2,126,673 from $45,569 used during the year ended October 31, 2012. This decrease was primarily due to an increase in amortization of intangibles, amortization of beneficial conversion feature, stock based compensation and consulting fees, offset by gain on forgiveness of debt.
 
Net cash used in investing activity increased to $470,506 for the year ended October 31, 2013, compared to $-0- for the year ended October 31, 2012, an increase of $470,506 primarily due to incurring website development costs and to a lesser expense the purchase of computer equipment.
 
Net cash provided by financing activities increased $3,939,974 to $3,910,714, for the year ended October 31, 2013, compared to net cash used of $29,260 for the year ended October 31, 2012. This increase was primarily due to the net increase of proceeds received from loans of $50,474 and net proceeds from common stock subscriptions and the exercise of warrants in the amount of $3,889,500.
 
Critical Accounting Policies
 
The discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations are based upon our financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosures. We evaluate these estimates on an on-going basis. We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. Our significant estimates are determining some of the inputs for our stock option fair value calculation and assessing the valuation allowance for income taxes.
 
We consider the following accounting policies to be those most important to the portrayal of our results of operations and financial condition:
 
Revenue Recognition. The Company provides its marketing and promotional services to agents or brokers via a web-based portal that allows for credit card payments. Customers may pay a monthly recurring fee or an annual fee. Some customers additionally pay a one-time set up fee. Monthly recurring fees are recognized in the month the service is rendered. Collection of one-time set up fees and annual services fees give rise to recognized monthly revenue in the then-current month as well as deferred revenue liabilities representing the collected fee for services yet to be delivered.
 
Income Taxes. The Company accounts for income taxes using an asset and liability approach to financial accounting and reporting for income taxes. Accordingly, deferred tax assets and liabilities arise from the difference between the tax basis of an asset or liability and its reported amount in the consolidated financial statements. Deferred tax amounts are determined using the tax rates expected to be in effect when the taxes will actually be paid or refunds received, as provided under currently enacted tax law. Valuation allowances are established when necessary to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized. Income tax expense or benefit is the tax payable or refundable, respectively, for the period plus or minus the change in deferred tax assets and liabilities during the period. The Company has recorded a full valuation allowance for its net deferred tax assets as of October 31, 2013 and 2012 because realization of those assets is not reasonably assured.
 
The Company will recognize a financial statement benefit of a tax position only after determining that the relevant tax authority would more likely than not sustain the position following an audit. For tax positions meeting the more-likely-than-not threshold, the amount recognized in the financial statements is the largest benefit that has a greater than fifty percent likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement with the relevant tax authority.
 
The Company believes its income tax filing positions and deductions will be sustained upon examination and, accordingly, no reserves, or related accruals for interest and penalties has been recorded at October 31, 2013 and 2012.
 
 
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Share-Based Compensation.  The Company accounts for stock incentive plans by measurement and recognition of compensation expense for all stock-based awards based on estimated fair values, net of estimated forfeitures. Share-based compensation expense recognized for the years ended October 31, 2013 and 2012 includes compensation cost for restricted stock awards and stock options. The Company uses the Black- Scholes option-pricing model to determine the fair value of options granted as of the grant date.
 
Accounts Receivable. The Company provides its marketing and promotional services to agents or brokers via a web-based portal that allows for credit card payments. The Company recognizes accounts receivable for amounts uncollected from the credit card service provider at the end of the accounting period. The Company regularly reviews outstanding receivables and provides for estimated losses through an allowance for doubtful accounts. In evaluating the level of established loss reserves, the Company makes judgments regarding its customers’ ability to make required payments, economic events and other factors. As the financial condition of these parties change, circumstances develop or additional information becomes available, adjustments to the allowance for doubtful accounts may be required. The Company maintains reserves for potential credit losses, and such losses traditionally have been within its expectations. For the year ended October 31, 2013, the Company determined the allowance for doubtful accounts to be $76,823.
 
Office Equipment and Fixtures. Office equipment and fixtures are recorded at cost. Maintenance and repairs are charged to expense as incurred; major renewals and betterments are capitalized. When items of property or equipment are sold or retired, the related costs and accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts and any gain or loss is included in operating income.
 
Depreciation is provided on the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the respective assets as follows:
 
Computer equipment
3 years
 
Intangible Assets.
 
On October 3, 2012, Next 1 Interactive, Inc. (“Next 1”) entered a securities exchange agreement and exercised the option purchase agreement to purchase 664.1 common shares of Real Biz Holdings, Inc. Next 1 applied $300,000 of cash, issued a Series D Preferred stock subscription agreement for 380,000 shares and agreed to a $50,000 thirty day (30) day post closing final buyout bringing the total value of the agreement to $2,250,000.
 
Next 1 accounted for the acquisition utilizing the purchase method of accounting in accordance with ASC 805 "Business Combinations". Next 1 is the acquirer for accounting purposes and Real Biz Holdings, Inc. is the acquired Company. Accordingly, Next 1 applied push-down accounting and adjusted to fair value all of the assets and liabilities directly on the financial statements of the subsidiary, Real Biz Holdings, Inc.
 
The net purchase price, including acquisition costs paid by Next 1, was allocated to assets acquired and liabilities assume on the records of the Next 1 as follows:
 
Cash
 
$
34,366
 
Other current assets
 
 
40,696
 
Intangible asset
 
 
4,796,178
 
 
 
 
4,871,240
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other miscellaneous payables
 
 
2,330,846
 
Deferred revenue
 
 
48,569
 
Convertible notes payable to officer
 
 
241,825
 
 
 
 
2,621,240
 
Net purchase price
 
$
2,250,000
 
 
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
 
In July 2013, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2013-11, "Presentation of an Unrecognized Tax Benefit When a Net Operating Loss Carryforward, a Similar Tax Loss, or a Tax Credit Carryforward Exists" ("ASU No. 2013-11"). ASU No. 2013-11 requires an entity to present an unrecognized tax benefit, or a portion of an unrecognized tax benefit, in the financial statements as a reduction to a deferred tax asset for a net operating loss carryforward, a similar tax loss, or a tax credit carryforward, with limited exceptions. ASU No. 2013-11 is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2013 and may be applied retrospectively. The adoption of the provisions of ASU No. 2013-11 is not expected to have a material impact on the company's financial position or results of operations.
 
In March 2013, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2013-05, "Parent's Accounting for the Cumulative Translation Adjustment upon Derecognition of Certain Subsidiaries or Groups of Assets within a Foreign Entity or of an Investment in a Foreign Entity" ("ASU No. 2013-05"). ASU No. 2013-05 requires an entity that ceases to have a controlling financial interest in a subsidiary or group of assets within a foreign entity to release any related cumulative translation adjustment into net income. Accordingly, the cumulative translation adjustment should be released into net income only if the sale or transfer results in the complete or substantially complete liquidation of the foreign entity in which the subsidiary or group of assets had resided. ASU No. 2013-05 is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2013, with early adoption permitted and is to be applied prospectively. The adoption of the provisions of ASU No. 2013-05 is not expected to have a material impact on the company's financial position or results of operations.
 
In February 2013, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2013-04, "Obligations Resulting from Joint and Several Liability Arrangements for Which the Total Amount of the Obligation Is Fixed at the Reporting Date" ("ASU No. 2013-04"). ASU No. 2013-04 provides guidance for the recognition, measurement, and disclosure of obligations resulting from joint and several liability arrangements for which the total amount of the obligation within the scope of the guidance is fixed at the reporting date, as the sum of the amount the reporting entity agreed to pay on the basis of its arrangement among its co-obligors and any additional amount the reporting entity expects to pay on behalf of its co-obligors. In addition, ASU No. 2013-04 requires an entity to disclose the nature and amount of the obligation, as well as other information.
 
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Seasonality of Business
 
The residential real estate market has traditionally experienced seasonality, with a peak in the spring and summer seasons and a decrease in activity during the fall and winter seasons. Revenues in each quarter can be significantly affected by activity during the prior quarter, given the time lag between contract execution and closing. A typical real estate transaction has a 30 day lag between contract signing and closing of the transaction.
 
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
 
We have no off-balance sheet arrangements.
 
ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
 
See financial statements starting on page 29.
 
ITEM 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
 
None.
 
ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
 
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
 
We maintain a system of disclosure controls and procedures that is designed to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in our Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures.
 
Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, we conducted an evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)) as of October 31, 2013 to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms, and is accumulated and communicated to our management as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
  
Based on this evaluation and taking into account that certain material weaknesses existed as of October 31, 2013, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective.  As a result of this conclusion, the financial statements for the period covered by this Annual Report on Form 10-K were prepared with particular attention to the material weaknesses previously disclosed. Notwithstanding the material weaknesses in internal controls that continue to exist as of October 31, 2013, we have concluded that the financial statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K present fairly, the financial position, results of operations and cash flows of the Company in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP).
  
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Management’s Annual Report On Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
 
Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting. Internal control over financial reporting, as defined in Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(f), is a process designed by, or under the supervision of, our principal executive and principal financial officers and effected by our Board of Directors, management and other personnel, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and includes those policies and procedures that:
 
 
• 
Pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of our assets;
 
 
 
 
• 
Provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that our receipts and expenditures are being made only in accordance with authorizations of our management and directors; and
 
 
 
 
• 
Provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use of disposition of our assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.
 
Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate. All internal control systems, no matter how well designed, have inherent limitations. Therefore, even those systems determined to be effective can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and presentation.
 
Our management assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of October 31, 2013. In making this assessment, our management used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in Internal Control-Integrated Framework.
 
A material weakness is a control deficiency, or combination of control deficiencies, that results in more than a remote likelihood that a material misstatement of annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected.  In connection with the assessment described above, management has re-evaluated the control deficiencies identified in the prior fiscal year.
 
We conclude that, as of October 31, 2013, our internal control over financial reporting was not effective based on the criteria in “Internal Control-Integrated Framework” issued by COSO.  We intend to further improve our internal controls in our current fiscal year and add additional measures to further mitigate our material internal control weaknesses as the Company grows assuming our operating funds are sufficient.
 
This annual report does not include an attestation report of the Company’s registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting. Management’s report was not subject to attestation by the Company’s registered public accounting firm pursuant to the rules of the SEC to provide only management’s report in this annual report.
 
Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
 
There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that occurred during the quarter ended October 31, 2013, that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting. Management has concluded that the material weaknesses in internal control as described in Item 9A of the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2012 have not been fully remediated.
 
ITEM 9B. OTHER INFORMATION
 
None
 
 
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PART III
 
ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
 
Directors, Executive Officers and Other Key Employees
 
Name
 
Age
 
Position(s)
 
Independent Director
Bill Kerby
 
56
 
Director (Chairman), Chief Executive Officer
 
No
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adam Friedman
 
49
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
N/A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Donald Monaco
 
61
 
Director
 
Yes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deborah Linden
 
58
 
Chief Operating Officer, Director
 
No
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert A. Buntz, Jr.
 
61
 
Director
 
No
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Steven Marques
 
53
 
Chief Revenue Officer
 
N/A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Doug Checkeris
 
58
 
Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Director
 
No
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keith A. White
 
51
 
Director
 
Yes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Patrick Scheltgen
 
47
 
Chief Information Officer
 
N/A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mark Lemon
 
54
 
Chief Technology Officer
 
N/A
 
Biographies for the members of our Board of Directors and our management team are set forth below:
 
William Kerby – Chief Executive Officer and Chairman:
 
On December 21, 2012, the board of directors of the Company appointed William Kerby, age 56, to the position of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Kerby is the founder of Next 1, Interactive, Inc. From 2008 to present, he has been the architect of the Next 1 model, overseeing the development and operations of the Travel, Real Estate and Media divisions of the company. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Kerby served as the Chairman and CEO of Extraordinary Vacations Group whose operations included Cruise & Vacation Shoppes, Maupintour Extraordinary Vacations and the Travel Magazine - a TV series of 160 travel shows. From 2002 to 2004 Mr. Kerby was Chairman of Cruise & Vacation Shoppes after it was acquired by a small group of investors and management from Travelbyus. Mr. Kerby was given the mandate to expand the operations focusing on a “marketing driven travel model.” In June 2004 Cruise & Vacation Shoppe was merged into Extraordinary Vacations Group. From 1999 to 2002 Mr. Kerby founded and managed Travelbyus, a publicly traded company on the TSX and NASD Small Cap. The launch included an intellectually patented travel model that utilized technology-based marketing to promote its travel services and products. Mr. Kerby negotiated the acquisition and financing of 21Companies encompassing multiple tour operators, 2,100 travel agencies, media that included print, television, outdoor billboard and wireless applications and leading edge technology in order to build and complete the Travelbyus model. The company had over 500 employees, gross revenues exceeding $3 billion and a Market Cap over $900 million. Prior to this Mr. Kerby founded Leisure Canada – a company that included a nationwide Travel Agency, international tour operations, travel magazines and the Master Franchise for Thrifty Car Rental British Columbia .
 
The Board believes that Mr. Kerby’s vast knowledge of the industry and extensive experience in senior corporate positions make him ideally qualified to help lead the Company. His executive leadership and operational experience provide him with a broad understanding of the operational, financial and strategic issues facing public companies. His service with other public companies provides him with extensive corporate governance knowledge.
 
Adam Friedman - Chief Financial Officer:
 
On December 21, 2012, the board of directors of the Company appointed Adam Friedman, age 49, to the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Friedman has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Next 1 Interactive, Inc. since 2010. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Friedman had previously served as Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary, and Controller for MDwerks, Inc. (“MDwerks”) where his responsibilities included overseeing the company’s finances, human resources department, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission compliance, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Prior to joining MDwerks, Mr. Friedman served as the Vice President of Finance for CSA Marketing, Inc. from 2005 to 2006. For the eleven years prior to 2005, Mr. Friedman served as the Business Manager/Controller and Director of Financial Planning at the GE/NBC/Telemundo Group, Inc. Mr. Friedman also worked as a Senior Financial Analyst for Knight-Ridder, Inc and as an Audit Senior Accountant for KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Friedman received his MBA from St. Thomas University and his BSM from Tulane University.
  
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Don Monaco - Director:
 
On December 21, 2012, the Company appointed Don Monaco, 61, as a member of its Board of Directors. Since 2005, Mr. Monaco has been the principal owner of Monaco Air Duluth, LLC, a full service, fixed-base operator aviation services business at Duluth International Airport serving airline, military and general aviation customers. Mr. Monaco spent over 18 years as a Partner and Senior Executive and has 28 years as an international information technology and business management consultant with Accenture in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Monaco also serves as a Commissioner on the Metropolitan Airports Commission in Minneapolis-St. Paul and as Commissioner and Vice-President of the Duluth Economic Development Authority. Mr. Monaco is also the President of the Monaco Air Foundation, Vice-Chairman of the Miller-Dwan Foundation, Treasurer of Honor Flight Northland, Treasurer of the Duluth Aviation Institute, Co-Chair of the Northern Aero Alliance, a Director for the Destination Duluth nonprofit corporation, a member of the Duluth Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee, and a member of Lake Superior College's Center for Advanced Aviation Steering Committee.
 
The Company believes that Mr. Monaco’s senior management experience qualifies him to be a member of the Board.
 
Deborah Linden – Chief Operating Officer and Director:
 
Effective October 29, 2013, the Company appointed Deborah Linden, age 58, as the Chief Operating Officer and a director of Realbiz Media Group Inc. (the “Company”) and the President and Chief Operating Officer of Next 1 Interactive, Inc. Ms. Linden, co-founded Island One Resorts in 1981 and served as CEO of the timeshare development and management company until its sale in 2011 and continued as a consultant through the transition until October 2013. At its height, the $100 million annual company had a 1,250 person staff; over 65,000 vacation owners; a points-based vacation club; 12 homeowners associations; and nine resorts throughout Florida and the Caribbean. An active volunteer to the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), she has spearheaded many timeshare industry initiatives in the arenas of legislation, sales, marketing, ethics and education. Her leadership includes over 20 years on the Board of Directors; 10 years on the Board Executive Committee; Chairman of the Board from 1993-1995; and Chairman of the Vacation Timesharing Council from 1990-1993. Ms. Linden’s contributions to business development and community outreach have been recognized with numerous awards, including ARDA’s 2000 Circle of Excellence Lifetime Achievement; Ernst & Young 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year, Florida Real Estate & Construction; and Dynetech-Crummer 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year, $50+ million category. Ms. Linden is Chairman of the Board of DL Foundation, which performs community outreach initiatives benefiting children’s charities, the community, disaster victims and families in crisis.
 
Ms. Linden’s travel and real estate experience qualifies her to be a member of the Board. Her executive leadership experience provides her with valuable experience.
 
Doug Checkeris - Director:
 
On December 21, 2012, the Company appointed Doug Checkeris, 58, as a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Checkeris is a Senior Media and Advertising Executive with nearly three decades of hands-on management in all facets of interactive media. Doug’s work experience includes 14 years of service with Mediacom where he rose through the ranks to become the CEO for Mediacom North America, until recently headquartered in New York. With close to $18 billion in global billings, 4,600 employees, and 116 offices in 89 countries, Mediacom provides and specializes in business-building media solutions for some of the world’s largest, well-known advertisers. Previous to Mediacom, Doug started his career in a media company in Toronto, Canada, and was a partner when the company was acquired by Grey Worldwide and the WPP.
 
 Mr. Checkeris’ media and advertising experience qualifies him to be a member of the Board. His executive leadership experience provides him with valuable experience.
 
Robert A. Buntz, Jr. - Director:
 
On December 21, 2012, the Company accepted the resignation of Robert Buntz, Jr., 61, as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, but retained him as a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Buntz has served as a director of the Company, since inception in May 2007. Mr. Buntz has been an entrepreneur for more than 30 years and a real estate broker for more than 25. In 1981, Mr. Buntz developed the award-winning Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior, Tofte, Minnesota, and operated that resort until 2007. Among his achievements, Mr. Buntz’s development company donated the land, time and funding to help create the North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum and Mr. Buntz created and developed one of the first rural affordable housing projects, Tofte Homestead. From 1984 through 2006, and while he was simultaneously operating Bluefin Bay, Mr. Buntz was the owner and operator of Tofte Land Co., Inc., a real estate holding and brokerage firm. He now has more than 25 years of hospitality experience as an owner-operator of destination properties. Mr. Buntz has served on the board of directors of the Explore Minnesota Tourism Council and the (Minnesota) Governor’s Tourism Advisory Committee for more than 15 years. Mr. Buntz served as a board member and past-chair of the board of the American Museum of Asmat Art. Mr. Buntz received the (Minnesota) Governor’s Entrepreneurship Award from Governor Rudy Perpich and the Outstanding Individual in Tourism Award from Governor Jesse Ventura. He is a graduate of Grinnell College.
 
Mr. Buntz’s first-hand and significant knowledge and understanding of our Company and its operations make him a valuable director.
 
Steven Marques – Chief Revenue Officer/Acting President
 
On December 21, 2012, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Steven Marques, 53, to the position of Chief Revenue Officer. Mr. Marques is Acting President and was previously President/Chief Operations Officer of RealBiz360 Inc. d/b/a RealBiz Media Inc which began in early 2004 prior to the merger into RealbizMedia Group. He led the company to become one of top 5 leading Virtual Tour companies in North America. Steve was instrumental in overseeing the Company’s current operating plan to include the move to Video On Demand television with its partner Next 1 Interactive, which then led the company’s expansion into Video Content Syndication which is the base of its business plan today. Under his management he was instrumental for the Company’s strategic alliances and key partnerships with companies like Realogy, specifically C21, ERA, Keller Williams, Move-Realtor.com, Prudential, Coldwell Banker NRT franchises and more. Mr. Marques’ prior leadership roles include; Vice President of Global Sales for iseemedia; Sr. Vice President of Marketing for Omnigon, a San Diego based Bio-tech Company, and MGI software, leaders in consumer based photo and video software. Mr. Marques has been in the Computer and Internet industry since 1983 where he was part of the start-up management teams of Egghead Discount Software which was one of America’s first Retail Computer software chains with over 200 locations at its peak.
  
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Mr. Marques’ direct involvement in overseeing and applying our operating plan and expanding its business into Video Content Syndication, as well as prior position as our Acting President, makes him uniquely qualified to act as our Chief Revenue Officer,
 
Keith A White-Director
 
Keith A. White, age 51, combines over 25 years of management experience in the real estate industry. Since 1995, Mr. White has been the principal owner of Marketplace Home Mortgage, LLC (“MHM”), a full service correspondence residential mortgage lender based in Edina, MN. Mr. White also owns and manages Alliance Title, LLC, Marketplace Insurance Services and various commercial office buildings. In addition, in 1999, Mr. White founded Marketline Constructions Capital, LLC, a construction lender, and operated the company through 2008. In 2000, Mr. White founded Maribella Mortgage, LLC, a wholesale mortgage lender, and managed the company until 2007. Prior to finding MHM in 1995, Mr. White culminated his nine year career with GMAC Mortgage as the Minnesota-Wisconsin Area Manager.
 
Mr. White has an undergraduate degree from St. Cloud State University with a major in finance, real estate and economics.
 
Mr. White’s extensive experience in operating successful business ventures related to the real estate industry give Mr. White a wide ranging and diverse, entrepreneurial view of potential business opportunities that make him well- qualified to help lead the Company to becoming an even greater force in the fast-growing, high resolution, digital media arena for the real estate industry.
 
Patrick Scheltgen – Chief Information Officer
 
Patrick Scheltgen, age 47, joined the Company in October 2013 and has over 25 years experience in Information Technology and Systems Development, he is the co-founder and CEO of Filmrobot Systems, Inc. From 1999 to present, he has been the lead architect and company visionary of  the Filmrobot Systems model, overseeing the development and day to day operations of the one of the largest web design and programming companies in Vancouver B.C. with Hundreds of clients in many verticals, from film and television to large wineries and enterprise level clients. In early 2000, Mr. Scheltgen co-created and designed Agencyclick.com, an online community based website that provides casting directors actors and agents real time access to information to facilitate the casting of feature films and commercials worldwide. To date Agencyclick.com continues to be the largest online database for working performers in North America. From 2004 to 2012 Mr. Scheltgen has held senior level consultant positions with Fraser Health, the primary health services provider in British Columbia, Fortis B.C. the largest provider of gas and natural gas services to British Columbia as well as Telus B.C. one of the largest phone and cable television and network services providers in British Columbia. Mr. Scheltgen has also lead the design and development for several large British Columbia wineries with their large scale e-commerce initiatives, including but not limited to Hestercreek, and Quails Gate estate wineries. Mr. Scheltgen received his Bachelors Computer Information Systems and Business Administration, from Douglas College in New Westminster B.C.
 
Mark Lemon – Chief Technology Officer
 
Mark Lemon, age 54, joined the Company in October 2013 and is responsible for developing and guiding our technology strategy, including supporting next-generation systems and technologies, management tools, and technical standards. From 1999 to present, Mr. Lemon co-founded and served as Operations Manager for Filmrobot Systems, Inc. where his responsibilities included MS Windows and Linux server and application support for internal web development and the company's co-located and cloud-based production environments. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lemon gained a wide variety of experience, including almost a decade as a process engineer for Owens-Corning Fiberglas and nine years as a 3D computer animator and animation supervisor for Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc. (formerly Mainframe Entertainment Inc.). A 1981 graduate of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario with a bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering (Ceramics), Mr. Lemon resides in Vancouver, B.C.
 
Corporate Governance
 
Leadership Structure
 
Our Chief Executive Officer also serves as our Chairman of the Board.  Our Board of Directors does not have a lead independent director.   Our Board of Directors has determined its leadership structure was appropriate and effective for us given our stage of development.
 
Board Committees
 
We presently do not have an audit committee, compensation committee or nominating committee or committee performing similar functions, as our management believes that until this point it has been premature at the early stage of our management and business development to form an audit, compensation or nominating committee.
 
 
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Director Independence
 
Although our common stock is not listed on any national securities exchange, for purposes of independence we use the definition of independence applied by The NASDAQ Stock Market.  The Board has determined that two of its six directors (Messrs. Monaco and White) are “independent” in accordance with such definition.
 
Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance
 
Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 requires our executive officers, directors and persons who beneficially own more than 10 percent of a registered class of the Realbiz Media’s equity securities, to file with the SEC initial reports of ownership and reports of changes in ownership of our common stock.  Such officers, directors and persons are required by SEC regulation to furnish us with copies of all Section 16(a) forms that they file with the SEC.
 
Based solely on a review of the copies of such forms that were received by us, or written representations from certain reporting persons that no Form 5s were required for those persons, we are not aware of any failures to file reports or report transactions in a timely manner during the year ended December 31, 2013 other than the late filing of one transaction on a Form 4 by Robert Buntz, one of our directors, that was filed one day after its due date and late filings of Form 3(s) for Ms. Linden, Mr. Marques, Mr. Chekeris, Mr. White, Mr. Scheltgen and Mr. Lemon which we are in the process of preparing.
 
Code of Ethics
 
We have long maintained a Code of Conduct which is applicable to all of our directors, officers and employees.    The code of ethics can be obtained without charge by contacting our Chief Financial Officer at our principal offices located at 2690 Weston Road, Suite 200, Weston, Florida 33331.
 
ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
 
Summary Compensation Table
 
The following table sets forth the cash and non-cash compensation for the years ended October 31, 2013 and 2012 which was awarded to or earned by (i) our Chief Executive Officer during fiscal year 2013 and (ii) our other executive officers (other than the Chief Executive Officer) who served the Company and who received in excess of $100,000 in total compensation for a year (collectively, the “named executive officers”).
 
Name and Principal
 
Stock
 
All Other
 
 
 
 
Stock
 
Stock
 
 
 
Position
 
Year
 
Salary
 
Bonus
 
Awards
 
Compensation
 
Total
 
Bill Kerby(1)
 
2013
 
$
104,000
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
104,000
 
Chief Executive Officer
 
2012
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
Adam Friedman(2)
 
2013
 
$
52,000
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
52,000
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
2012
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
Steven Marques(3)
 
2013
 
$
108,125
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
108,125
 
Chief Revenue Officer/Acting President
 
2012
 
$
87,500
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
87,500
 
Doug Checkeris(4)
 
2013
 
$
120,000
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
60,000
 
$
180,000
 
Acting Chief Marketing Officer
 
2012
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
60,000
 
$
60,000
 
Deborah Linden
 
2013
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
Chief Operating Officer
 
2012
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
Patrick Scheltgen
 
2013
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
Chief Information Officer
 
2012
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
Mark Lemon
 
2013
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
Chief Technology Officer
 
2012
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
 
Currently, the Company does not offer any executive bonus or incentive compensation plan and there are no current plans to put one in place for fiscal year 2014.
 
(1) Mr. Kerby’s salary has been accrued but not paid.
(2) Mr. Friedman’s salary has been accrued but not paid.
(3) Mr. Marques’s salary does not include $30,833 in 2013 and $63,542 in 2012 that has been accrued but not paid.
(4) Mr. Checkeris receives $5,000 per month in Next 1 Series D Preferred Shares.
 
Employment Agreements with Executives and Key Personnel
 
Effective October 29, 2013, Ms. Linden entered into a three-year employment agreement (the “Linden Employment Agreement”) with us and Next 1 Interactive, Inc. to serve as our Chief Operating Officer and the President and Chief Operating Officer of Next 1 Interactive, Inc. Pursuant to the Linden Employment Agreement, Ms. Linden will be entitled a monthly payment of $5,000 cash and $12,000 in stock (30,000 shares of Next 1 Interactive, Inc. Series C Preferred Stock and 600,000 shares of Next 1 Interactive, Inc. common stock) for the first 90 days after the date of the Linden Employment Agreement and thereafter if the parties determine to continue the Linden Employment Agreement she will receive an annual base salary for the first year of $200,000, increasing to $250,000 in the second year. Ms Linden will be issued a bonus of up to 2% of the consolidated EBITDA of the two companies up to a maximum of $150,000 paid in shares of our stock for each year of the Agreement, such bonus earned at the end of each year.  The Linden Employment Agreement also includes confidentiality obligations, non-compete and non-solicitation provisions.
  
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If Ms Linden’s employment is terminated for any reason, she or her estate as the case may be, will be entitled to receive the accrued base salary, vacation pay, expense reimbursement , bonus and any other entitlements accrued by her through the date of termination to the extent not previously paid (the “Accrued Obligations”); provided , however , that if her employment is terminated: (1) by us other than for Cause, (as defined in the Linden Employment Agreement), disability or death or by Ms Linden for Good Reason (as defined in the Linden Employment Agreement) then we shall continue to pay her the Accrued Obligation for a period of 90 days;(2) by reason of her death then we shall continue to pay the Accrued Obligations through the date of death; or (3) by reason of Disability (as defined in the Linden Employment Agreement), then we shall continue to pay her Accrued Obligations earned through the calendar month of the termination .
 
Effective October 29, 2013, Patrick Scheltgen, age 47, was appointed our Chief Information Officer and effective October 29, 2013, Mark Lemon, age 54, was appointed our Chief Technology Officer. In connection with their appointment, Mr. Scheltgen and Mr. Lemon each entered into a one-year employment agreement (the “Scheltgen Employment Agreement” and the “Lemon Employment Agreement”) with us. Pursuant to the Scheltgen Employment Agreement, Mr. Scheltgen will be entitled a monthly payment of $5,000 payable in shares of our stock, based upon a $1 share price for the first quarter and thereafter a 50% discount to the closing price of our common stock on the last day of each quarter. Pursuant to the Lemon Employment Agreement, Mr. Lemon will be entitled a monthly payment of $2,500 payable in shares of our stock, based upon a $1 share price for the first quarter and thereafter a 50% discount to the closing price of our common stock on the last day of each quarter. Each of Mr. Scheltgen and Mr. Lemon is eligible to receive a bonus at the discretion of the board of directors. Each of the Scheltgen Employment Agreement and the Lemon Employment Agreement also includes confidentiality obligations, non-compete and non-solicitation provisions.
 
If either Mr. Scheltgen or Mr. Lemon’s employment is terminated for any reason, he or his estate as the case may be, will be entitled to receive the accrued base salary, vacation pay, expense reimbursement , bonus and any other entitlements accrued by him through the date of termination to the extent not previously paid (the “Accrued Obligations”); provided , however , that if his employment is terminated by reason of his death then his estate is entitled to receive the Accrued Obligations earned through the date of death and if his employment is terminated by reason of Disability (as defined in the Agreement), then we shall continue to pay his Accrued Obligations earned through the calendar month of the termination .
 
Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year End
 
There were no outstanding equity awards for the executives as of October 31, 2013.
 
Director Compensation
 
Our non-employee directors have elected to forego any cash compensation for participating in Board of Directors and committee meetings telephonically until such time as we become profitable over the course of an entire fiscal year, at which time the Board of Directors may reconsider the structure of its director compensation. In general, director compensation will be subject to review and adjustment from time to time at the discretion of our Board of Directors.
 
The following table sets forth the compensation of our non-employee directors for fiscal year ending October 31, 2013:
 
 
 
Fees
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nonqualified
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earned
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-Equity
 
Deferred
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
or Paid
 
Stock
 
Option
 
Incentive Plan
 
Compensation
 
All other
 
 
 
 
 
 
in Cash
 
Awards
 
Awards
 
Compensation
 
Plan
 
Compensation
 
Total
 
Name
 
$
 
 
$
 
$
 
$
 
$
 
$
 
$
 
Don Monaco
 
-
 
 
 
-
 
 
-
 
 
-
 
 
-
 
 
-
 
$
-
 
Robert Buntz, Jr.
 
-
 
 
 
-
 
 
-
 
 
-
 
 
-
 
 
-
 
$
-
 
Keith A. White
 
-
 
 
 
-
 
 
-
 
 
-
 
 
-
 
 
-
 
$
-
 

ITEM 12. SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT
 
The following table sets forth certain information with respect to the beneficial ownership of our issued and outstanding common stock as of February 7, 2014, after giving effect to the Exchange Transaction, by (i) each of our named executive officers; (ii) each of our directors; and (iii) all of our executive officers, directors and director nominees as a group. Ownership percentages are based on 57,867,779 shares of common stock issued and outstanding as of the close of business on February 7, 2014 (after giving effect to a reverse stock split effected as of May 10, 2012).
  
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Beneficial ownership is determined in accordance with the rules of the SEC. To our knowledge and subject to applicable community property laws, each of the holders of stock listed below has sole voting and investment power as to the stock owned unless otherwise noted. Except as otherwise noted below, the address for each director or officer listed in the table is c/o RealBiz Media Group, Inc., 2690 Weston Road, Suite 200, Weston, FL 33331. 
 
Name and Address
 
Common Shares
Beneficially
Owned(1)
 
Percentage of
Common Shares
 
Next 1 Interactive, Inc. (1)
 
 
93,000,000
 
 
61.6
%
Robert A. Buntz, Jr. (2)
 
 
5,887,590
 
 
10.2
%
William Kerby (3)
 
 
9,136,110
 
 
13.6
%
Don Monaco (4)
 
 
23,750,000
 
 
29.1
%
Adam Friedman (5)
 
 
1,020,000
 
 
1.7
%
Deborah Linden (6)
 
 
300,000
 
 
*
 
Doug Checkeris (7)
 
 
1,200,000
 
 
2.0
%
Keith White (8)
 
 
400,000
 
 
*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All current directors and officers as a group (9)
 
 
41,693,700
 
 
44.6
%
 

*
less than one percent.
 
 
(1)
Next 1 Interactive, Inc. holds 93,000,000 shares of Series A Stock that was issued in the Exchange Transaction that are convertible into 93,000,000 shares of common stock, which represents 99% of the issued and outstanding shares of Series A Stock. As of February 7, 2014, there were 94,016,400 shares of Series A stock issued and outstanding convertible into 94,016,400 shares of common stock. Each shares of Series A stock is entitled to one vote for each share of common stock that would be issuable upon conversion of such share.
 
   
(2)
Mr. Buntz is our former Chief Executive Officer and currently a Director of the Company.
 
 
(3)
Mr. Kerby is our Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, and has held such position since the closing of the Exchange Transaction. Mr. Kerby owns 709,611 shares of Next 1 Series A Preferred Stock which can be converted into 7,096,110 shares of the Company’s Common Stock.  Mr. Kerby, through a company that he controls, owns 100,000 shares of Next 1 Series A Preferred Stock which can be converted into 1,000,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock. Mr. Kerby also has $104,000 of unpaid and accrued salary that can be converted into shares of Next 1 Series C Preferred Stock which can be converted into 1,040,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock.  Mr. Kerby also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Next 1.
 
 
(4)
Mr. Monaco is a director of the Company, and has held such position since the closing of the Exchange Transaction. Mr. Monaco owns 1,075,000 shares of Next 1 Series A Preferred Stock which can be converted into 10,750,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock.  Mr. Monaco also has debt of $650,000 with Next 1 which can be converted into 13,000,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock. Mr. Monaco also serves as a director of Next 1.
 
 
(5)
Mr. Friedman is our Chief Financial Officer, and has held such position since the closing of the Exchange Transaction. Mr. Friedman owns 15,000 shares of Next 1 Series D Preferred Stock which can be converted into 500,000 share of the Company’s Common Stock. Mr. Friedman also has $52,000 of unpaid and accrued salary that can be converted into shares of Next 1 Series C Preferred Stock which can be converted into 520,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock. Mr. Friedman also serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Next 1.
 
 
(6)
Ms. Linden is a director of the Company and our Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Linden owns 6,000 shares of Next 1 Series C Preferred Stock which can be converted into 300,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock. Ms. Linden also serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Next 1.
 
 
(7)
Mr. Checkeris is our Acting Chief Marketing Officer, and has held such position since the closing of the Exchange Transaction. Mr. Checkeris owns 24,000 shares of Next 1 Series C Preferred Stock which can be converted into 1,200,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock.  Mr. Checkeris also serves as a Director of Next 1.
 
 
(8)
Mr. White through a Company is the principal owner of Marketplace Home Mortgage, LLC, owns 200,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock and a warrant for 200,000 of the Company’s Common Stock.
 
 
(9)
Consists of Messrs. Buntz, Kerby, Monaco, Friedman, Checkeris White  and Ms. Linden.
 
 
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ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS; DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE
 
Related-Party Transaction Policy
 
Our Board of Directors has no formal written policy regarding transactions with related persons, but we do plan to abide by conflict-of-interest statutes under Delaware law and approve any related-party transactions by a majority of disinterested directors. In general, applicable law exhorts any director proposing to enter into a related-party transaction must disclose to our Board of Directors the proposed transaction and all material facts with respect thereto. In reviewing such a proposed transaction, our board expects to consider all relevant facts and circumstances, including (1) the commercial reasonableness of the terms, (2) the benefit and perceived benefits, or lack thereof, to us, (3) the opportunity costs of alternate transactions, (4) the materiality and character of the related party’s interest, and (5) the actual or apparent conflict of interest of the related party. We expect to apply this analysis with respect to related party transactions that may involve our officers or greater-than-five-percent shareholders.
 
We do expect to adopt a formal written policy respecting related-party transactions in which our directors, officers and greater-than-five-percent shareholders may engage, consistent with Sarbanes-Oxley related internal control requirements and best practices.
 
The Company’s principal advertising agency/website developer was owed $615,264 at October 31, 2012. The two principals of this advertising company were at the time also minority stockholders in the Company, holding approximately 1.6% of the Company’s outstanding common shares at October 31, 2012. This Note was subsequently sold to a non-related third party during fiscal 2013.
 
In connection with the closing of the Exchange Transaction on October 9, 2012, Messrs. Buntz and Wicker converted all of their outstanding notes, unpaid salary and all other obligations and liabilities to them owed by the Company into 5,990,238 and 1,016,400 shares of Series A Stock, respectively. The Preferred A Shares for Mr. Buntz were converted to 5,990,238 Common Shares on February 27, 2013.

During the year ended October 31, 2013, the Company paid $800 per month in rent for office space on behalf of Mr. Marques, an officer of the Company.
 
ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES
 
Aggregate fees billed by our principal independent registered public accounting firm for audits of the financial statements for the fiscal years indicated:
 
 
 
2013
 
2012
 
Audit fees
 
$
30,000
 
$
26,000
 
Audit related fees
 
 
18,000
 
$
-
 
Tax fees
 
 
-
 
 
-
 
All other fees
 
 
-
 
 
-
 
Total
 
$
48,000
 
$
26,000
 
 
Audit Fees. The fees identified under this caption were for professional services rendered by D’Arelli Pruzansky (DP) for fiscal years 2013 and 2012 in connection with the audit of our annual financial statements. The amounts also include fees for services that are normally provided by the independent public registered accounting firm in connection with statutory and regulatory filings and engagements for the years identified.
 
Audit-Related Fees. The fees identified under this caption were for review of our financial statements included in our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and were not reported under the caption “Audit Fees.” This category may include fees related to the performance of audits and attestation services not required by statute or regulations, and accounting consultations about the application of generally accepted accounting principles to proposed transactions.
  
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Tax Fees. The fees identified under this caption were for tax compliance, tax planning, tax advice and corporate tax services. Corporate tax services encompass a variety of permissible services, including technical tax advice related to tax matters; assistance with withholding-tax matters; assistance with state and local taxes; preparation of reports to comply with local tax authority transfer pricing documentation requirements; and assistance with tax audits.
 
Approval Policy. Our Audit Committee approves in advance all services provided by our independent registered public accounting firm. All engagements of our independent registered public accounting firm in fiscal years 2013 and 2012 were pre-approved by the Board of Directors.
 
ITEM 15. EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES
 
Financial Statements
 
Description
 
Page
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
 
 F-1
Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
 F-2
Consolidated Statements of Operations
 
 F-3
Consolidated Statement of Stockholders’ Deficit
 
 F-4
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
 
 F-5
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
 
 F-7
 
Exhibits
 
3.1
Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Registrant’s Form 10-12b filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 20, 2008)
 
 
 
 
 
3.2
Amendment to Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of the Registrant’s Form 10-12b filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 20, 2008)
 
 
 
 
3.3
Bylaws. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 of the Registrant’s Form 10-12b filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 20, 2008)
 
 
 
 
3.4
Certificate of Ownership (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Registrant’s Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 15, 2012)
 
 
 
 
3.5
Certificate of Designations for Series A Convertible Preferred Stock (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Registrant’s Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 23, 2013)
 
 
 
 
3.6
Certificate of Designations for Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 of the Registrant’s Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 23, 2013)
 
 
 
 
3.7
Certificate of Designations for Series C Convertible Preferred Stock (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 of the Registrant’s Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 23, 2013)
 
 
 
 
3.8
Certificate of Designations for Series D Convertible Preferred Stock (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.3 of the Registrant’s Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 23, 2013)
 
 
 
 
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List of Subsidiaries (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.34 of the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed March 30, 2012.)
 
 
 
 
10.1
Employment Agreement effective as of October 29, 2013 with Deborah Linden*
 
 
 
 
10.2
Employment Agreement effective as of October 29, 2013 with Patrick Scheltgen*
 
 
 
 
10.3
Employment Agreement effective as of October 29, 2013 with Mark Lemon*
 
 
 
31.1
Certification of CEO pursuant to Section 302*
 
 
 
 
31.2
Certification of CFO pursuant to Section 302.*
 
 
 
 
 
 32.1
Certification of CEO pursuant to 906.*
 
 
 
 
 32.2
Certification of CFO pursuant to 906.*
 
* Filed herewith
  
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SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
Realbiz Media Group, Inc.
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ William Kerby
 
 
William Kerby
 
 
 
President and Chief Executive Officer
 
 
February 13, 2014
 
 
 
 
/s/ Adam Friedman
 
 
Adam Friedman
 
 
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
 
February 13, 2014
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.
 
Name
 
Title
 
Date
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ William Kerby
 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 
February 13, 2014
William Kerby
 
(Principal Executive Officer) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Adam Friedman
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
February 13, 2014
Adam Friedman
 
(Principal Financial Officer)
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Don Monaco
 
Director
 
February 13, 2014
 
Don Monaco
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Doug Checkeris
 
Director
 
February 13, 2014
 
Doug Checkeris
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Deborah Linden
 
Director
 
February 13, 2014
 
Deborah Linden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Robert Buntz
 
Director
 
February 13, 2014
 
Robert Buntz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Keith A White
 
Director
 
February 13, 2014
 
Keith A. White
 
 
 
 
 
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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
 
To the Stockholders and Board of Directors
RealBiz Media Group, Inc.
 
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of RealBiz Media Group, Inc. as of October 31, 2013 and 2012 and the related consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss and changes in stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for the years then ended. These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audits.
 
We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated financial statements are free of material misstatement. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. Our audit included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company's internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly we express no such opinion. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall consolidated financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of RealBiz Media Group, Inc. as of October 31, 2013 and 2012 and the results of their operations and their cash flows for the years then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
 
The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 3 to the consolidated financial statements, the Company has incurred net losses of $3,764,089 and $963,220 for the years ended October 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively and the Company had an accumulated deficit of $10,379,759 and a working capital deficit of $374,319 at October 31, 2013. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Management’s plans in regards to these matters are also described in Note 3. The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty. 
 
 
/s/ D’Arelli Pruzansky, P.A.
 
Certified Public Accountants
 
Boca Raton, Florida
February 13, 2014
 
 
 
F-1

 
RealBiz Media Group, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
 
 
October 31,
 
October 31,
 
 
 
2013
 
2012
 
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash
 
$
1,304,374
 
$
36,408
 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts
 
 
76,047
 
 
31,669
 
Due from affiliates
 
 
4,199
 
 
-
 
Prepaid expenses
 
 
272
 
 
-
 
Security deposits
 
 
345
 
 
-
 
Total current assets
 
 
1,385,237
 
 
68,077
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Property and equipment, net
 
 
56,357
 
 
-
 
Website development costs and intangible assets, net
 
 
4,254,582
 
 
4,796,978
 
Total assets
 
$
5,696,176
 
$
4,865,055
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current Liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
 
$
1,257,032
 
$
836,961
 
Deferred revenue
 
 
31,310
 
 
41,859
 
Due to affiliates
 
 
-
 
 
835,729
 
Convertible notes payable
 
 
280,000
 
 
615,264
 
Loans payable
 
 
191,214
 
 
50,000
 
Total current liabilities
 
 
1,759,556
 
 
2,379,813
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total liabilities
 
 
1,759,556
 
 
2,379,813
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stockholders' Equity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Convertible preferred stock Series A, $.001 par value; 125,000,000 authorized and 94,009,762 shares issued and outstanding at October 31, 2013 and 100,000,000 shares issued and outstanding at October 31, 2012, respectively
 
 
94,010
 
 
100,000
 
Common stock, $.001 par value; 125,000,000 authorized and 49,039,511 shares issued and outstanding at October 31, 2013 and 383,651 shares issued and outstanding at October 31, 2012, respectively
 
 
49,040
 
 
383
 
Additional paid-in-capital
 
 
14,179,044
 
 
8,482,483
 
Subscription advances
 
 
13,500
 
 
-
 
Other comprehensive loss
 
 
(19,215)
 
 
(5,849)
 
Accumulated deficit
 
 
(10,379,759)
 
 
(6,091,775)
 
Total stockholders' equity
 
 
3,936,620
 
 
2,485,242
 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
 
$
5,696,176
 
$
4,865,055
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements
 
 
F-2

 
RealBiz Media Group, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
 
 
For the years ended
 
 
 
October 31,
 
 
 
2013
 
2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real estate advertising revenue
 
$
1,145,540
 
$
1,172,498
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of revenues
 
 
60,297
 
 
105,116
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross profit
 
 
1,085,243
 
 
1,067,382
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salaries and benefits
 
 
1,231,425
 
 
890,174
 
Selling and promotions expense
 
 
253,628
 
 
307,266
 
General and administrative
 
 
3,306,194
 
 
871,383
 
Total operating expenses
 
 
4,791,247
 
 
2,068,823
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating loss
 
 
(3,706,004)
 
 
(1,001,441)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other income (expense)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
 
 
(442,341)
 
 
-
 
Gain on forgiveness of debt
 
 
384,304
 
 
-
 
Exchange gain
 
 
592
 
 
38,221
 
Other expense
 
 
(640)
 
 
-
 
Total other income (expense)
 
 
(58,085)
 
 
38,221
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net loss
 
$
(3,764,089)
 
$
(963,220)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Preferred Stock Dividend
 
 
(523,895)
 
 
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net loss attributable to common shareholders
 
$
(4,287,984)
 
$
(963,220)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding
 
 
16,258,725
 
 
388,651
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net loss per share
 
$
(0.26)
 
$
(2.48)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comprehensive income (loss):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unrealized loss on currency translation adjustment
 
 
(13,366)
 
 
(742)
 
Comprehensive income (loss)
 
$
(4,301,350)
 
$
(963,962)
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
 
 
F-3

 
       
RealBiz Media Group, Inc.
Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders' Equity
For the years ending October 31, 2013 and 2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other
 
 
 
 
Total
 
 
 
Preferred Stock A
 
Common Stock
 
Additional
 
Subscription
 
Comprehensive
 
Accumulated
 
Stockholders'
 
 
 
# of shs
 
Par
 
# of shs
 
Par
 
Paid In Capital
 
Advances
 
Income
 
Deficit
 
Equity
 
Balance, October 31, 2011
 
 
-
 
$
-
 
 
642
 
$
1
 
$
4,543,933
 
$
-
 
$
(5,107)
 
$
(5,128,555)
 
$
(589,728)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Push down fair value adjustment
 
 
-
 
 
-
 
 
-
 
 
-
 
 
5,016,507
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5,016,507
 
Recapitalization of Company
 
 
100,000,000
 
 
100,000
 
 
383,009
 
 
382
 
 
(1,077,957)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(977,575)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(742)
 
 
 
 
 
(742)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
0
 
Net Income (Loss)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(963,220)
 
 
(963,220)