Slew of real estate tech firms are ready for Apple Watch launch

Apple’s long-awaited smart watch, Apple Watch, officially hits the streets on Friday, and many familiar real estate tech leaders have apps ready ready to go that will empower their software with the immediacy and digital intimacy the device offers cons…

Zillow says ‘internal’ issue caused website, mobile app outage today

Zillow’s website and mobile apps were intermittently down for a few hours today, and it’s still not clear why. The site is back up now. Zillow began responding to questions about the outage at approximately 10 a.m. Eastern time on its Facebook page …

Stealing data? How portal changes (and lawsuits) affect real estate agents

Scraped websites? Stolen contact databases? Unfair competition and corporate whistleblowers? This latest chapter in the Zillow/Move saga is basically drama — the industry’s version of a soap opera, if you will. …

Zillow Mortgages now on Trulia

Zillow Group announced today that it is making Zillow Mortgages available on Trulia as part of its ongoing effort to consolidate operations with the former rival it acquired last year …

Integration of Trulia, Zillow agent ad product prices coming soon

Prices for agent ad products on Zillow and Trulia will be aligned soon, Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff told investors on a conference call about the progress of Zillow’s integration of Trulia this morning …

Zillow points to FTC and Trulia products for modified revenue and profit forecasts

Zillow adjusted its financial outlook for the year, on a call this morning with CEO Spencer Rascoff. He said that Zillow is expecting earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) in the range of $80 million to $85 million for…

Some brokers learning to live without Zillow and Trulia

Big Mid-South brokerage Crye-Leike Realtors, one of the largest firms in the country, has pulled all of its roughly 2,000 listings from Zillow and Trulia in its largest market: Nashville, Tennessee …

How to stop handing real estate leads to your competitors

This scenario happens a lot more than we’d like to admit: A real estate agent helps a young couple buy their first house. Two years later, the couple needs to upgrade. Do they go back to their original agent? The numbers say no …

MLSs, let brokers know what to expect when midnight strikes

Starting today, ListHub, a listing syndication platform owned by News Corp. subsidiary Move Inc., will no longer send listing information to the nation’s two most popular real estate portals, Zillow and Trulia. But what does that mean for brokers …

3 ‘Rs’ of chasing real estate leads

Last week, one homeowner took her story to the local press after receiving an estimated 75-100 calls from agents looking to sell her home based on information they received about her former expired listing. Which raises the question, how far is too far…