Christmas Zillow style, thrill-seeking Murdoch, and the hunt for tech talent

Zillow and Trulia each have sharp chief economists whose mission is to get their respective companies’ brands in front of consumers’ noses. They do this by populating the interwebs with a never-ending stream of commentary and analysis of housing market…

Zillow gets creative in hunt for tech talent

Tech talent is in demand and real estate is just one industry courting the best and the brightest software engineers. Of the 123 current job openings at Zillow, just over half (62) are for technology positions. Tech positions also make up a …

Zillow, Trulia shareholders approve merger

Zillow and Trulia are one step closer to consummating their proposed merger. At separate meetings at Zillow and Trulia’s respective headquarters this morning, shareholders in the firms voted to approve the deal that would bring Trulia into the Zillow family. As Zillow CEO …

Real estate industry leaders planning national listing portal

Executives with leading multiple listing services, franchisors and brokers have been working for months on a plan to launch a new national listing portal to serve as a broker-centric alternative to the big search portals like Zillow, Trulia and realtor…

Zillow says ‘not so fast’ to Pinterest-like search site

A new website that aims to help homebuyers discover the home of their dreams using a Pinterest-like interface could be off to a rocky launch, as it depends on pinboards of listings that users create when they surf other websites …

Portal Watch: Murdoch behind the scenes, Trulia’s new digs and Zillow’s PR coup

Executives at Zillow and realtor.com have let it be known that in their minds, winning real estate industry hearts and minds will be the key to dominance. Today, realtor.com operator Move Inc.’s vice president of industry relations, Russ Cofano, put a …

My Florida Regional MLS sets up direct feed to Zillow

Zillow has an agreement with one of the biggest MLSs in the nation that helps secure the timely flow of listings to the site by bypassing a syndicator owned by rival realtor.com’s parent company. Brokers who belong to My Florida …

Real estate industry puts up with bad listing data because it still brings clients in the door

My husband and I went to run a few errands last weekend. I planned it all out ahead of time so we could be fast and efficient, checking websites for business hours and creating an itinerary. The first place we [&hellip …

The new way to search for real estate

Predictive search, made popular by Amazon and Netflix, is one way Trulia and rivals Redfin, Zillow and realtor.com are looking to improve on the real estate search process …

Portal watch: more lawsuits, an exec bids farewell, and insider stuff

Zillow maintained its Web market dominance in October. Of the 98.7 million visitors to real estate sites from desktop and mobile devices in October, just under half came to zillow.com, according to comScore data. Website October mobile and desktop unique visitors [&hellip …