The NYT gives brokers what they want: free, exclusive leads

Zillow and realtor.com know it and so does, apparently, the New York Times: Content is king, but when it comes to web traffic, real estate listings are the gold in the royal coffers …

The NYT gives brokers what they want: free, exclusive leads

Zillow and realtor.com know it and so does, apparently, the New York Times: Content is king, but when it comes to web traffic, real estate listings are the gold in the royal coffers …

Zillow Group rejects unified listing feed from New York brokers

It appears the power struggle over real estate listings — and how they’re displayed — is as inflamed as ever in the Big Apple. The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) is gearing up to launch a single, centralized syndication feed to distribute list…

CRMLS cuts listing syndication checks to 2,100 brokers

The largest multiple listing service in the nation, California Regional MLS (CRMLS), cut checks to about 2,100 of its member brokerages last week, turning over all of the revenue that the MLS has received from third-party portal syndication …

Zillow Group’s Bridge Interactive vs. Upstream: A data management arms race?

Listings, listings, listings. Debates about where they go online, when, and in what form — plus who controls all of that — have fired up the real estate industry since the advent of the internet …

MLS shells out $160K in syndication revenue to brokers

The nation’s largest MLS is giving the funds it receives from listing syndication to the brokers that provided the listings — and encouraging other MLSs to follow its lead …

Zillow exec Curt Beardsley penned ‘Attack ListHub’ memo before leaving Move Inc.

Months before leaving Move Inc., Zillow exec Curt Beardsley drafted a plan of attack to undermine his then-employer’s widely-used listing distribution platform, ListHub …

Re/Max integrates agent software with Zillow under ‘landmark agreement’

Re/Max’s 59,000 agents can now easily pull leads from Zillow and Trulia directly into the customer relationship management (CRM) system provided by Re/Max to its agents. Re/Max agents can also show reviews from the listing portals on their personal web…

Connecticut MLS divorces ListHub, cites risk to listing data

One of the nation’s largest multiple listing services has decided to terminate its agreement with Move Inc.-owned ListHub. The MLS cited concerns that the listing syndicator does not adequately protect its brokers’ data from misuse — a claim Move disp…

First national MLS listing portal will promote buyer’s agents, too

The first national multiple listing service (MLS) consumer-facing listing portal will not just serve listing agents, but also buyer’s agents, according to the project’s facilitator. Since the project’s inception, the brokers and MLSs backing the “Broke…