In exclusive interview, former realtor.com exec Errol Samuelson on the view from Zillow

In an exclusive interview with Brad Inman, Zillow Group Chief Industry Development Officer Errol Samuelson talks about listing syndication, the controversy over agent matching tools, Zillow’s acquisition of Trulia, and News Corp.’s acquisition of realt…

Market Leader integration with Zillow will help agents manage online leads

Organizing and keeping track of leads generated by listing portals can be challenging, even for real estate agents with lead management systems. Now Zillow has provided nearly 200,000 real estate agents with an easier way to manage the contacts that th…

Zillow just gave consumers something more than a cow pie

Realtor.com couldn’t do it. Redfin couldn’t do it. Even the Houston Association of Realtors tried and failed. Now Zillow’s done what the industry establishment couldn’t: It’s helping consumers find agents in their area who have the greatest number of s…

Apple Watch apps will help buyers keep closer eye on listings

Trulia and Australian listing portals realestate.com.au and Domain will launch apps for the Apple Watch when the wearable device hits the market on April …

You provide portals your listing data, but what are you getting in return?

I believe, as an industry, we should be sharing listing information with the consumer in as many places as possible. In fact, we should be sharing all data with them including sold data. I do not agree with many in this industry that believe the right …

Why portal changes will never affect top agents

There is a storm of confusion surrounding the Zillow-Trulia merger, especially when it comes to how the alliance will affect agents. Here are a few reasons why and agents who have been playing successfully in the game for a long time won’t bat an eye a…

Zillow makes formal pledge not to be a brokerage, MLS

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Zillow Group’s listing syndication deal with the nation’s largest multiple listing service, California Regional MLS, stipulates that Zillow will not compete with the MLS as either a brokerage or a listing service. That means Zillow Group …

In a first, Homes.com powering MLS public-facing website

Real estate media firm Homes.com is now powering the consumer-facing real estate search portal and website for the Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors, which operates a multiple listing service for 3,600 members in northeastern Oklahoma. Homes.com, the fourth most popular real estate portal …

In a first, Homes.com powering MLS public-facing website

Real estate media firm Homes.com is now powering the consumer-facing real estate search portal and website for the Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors, which operates a multiple listing service for 3,600 members in northeastern Oklahoma. Homes.com, the fourth most popular real estate portal …

‘Easy button’ could help brokers manage direct MLS feeds

Brokers whose multiple listings services have signed direct feed agreements with Homes.com, Zillow and Trulia could now have a new, easy way to manage listings that go to those portals and see which ones give them the most bang for …