Category Archives: Zillow

Z: The New Scarlet Letter

Z Zillow recently introduced a “Pre-sale” category on their home search page. “Pre-sales” meaning homes that are either bank-owned (REO) or in some stage of foreclosure. Zillow’s stated reason for adding this data is to “open up more choice and … Continue reading

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Should Zillow pay MLSs for listing data?

“You know what’s cool?  A billion dollars.” Sean Parker from The Social Network. Zillow is a Billion-dollar company.  A Billion dollars. [Edit: $4.3B as of 5/1/2014]  That’s about 800% more than all of NAR’s MLSs combined, if you use the per-agent … Continue reading

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Zillow’s Dirty Little Secret

Zillow recently announced AgentHub, a Trojan Horse free CRM tool for agents and Zillow’s Director of Industry Outreach, Jay Thompson, was the first to sing its praises as “handy”, “important” and “helpful”. Jay didn’t mention Zillow’s dirty little secret: AgentHub’s Terms of Use. … Continue reading

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