Nextdoor takes on Zillow’s Zestimate with home valuations

Nextdoor is adding home valuations and forecasts through a partnership with HouseCanary — a move to compete with Zillow’s Zestimate.

Here’s where sellers made the biggest profit on their homes

Homesellers are reaping the benefits of steadily skyrocketing home prices, especially on the West Coast, according to a new report from Zillow.

Zestimate is 15% more accurate with AI to judge home interiors

Zillow’s Zestimate is learning to tell which home looks nicer inside. The artificial intelligence feature improves the Zestimate’s accuracy by 15 percent.

The Real Word: What does the Zillow class-action lawsuit dismissal mean?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll tackle the recent class-action lawsuit against Zillow and why it was dismissed. If you’re a Zillow user, what does this mean for you?

Judge dismisses amended lawsuit over Zillow’s Zestimate tool

A U.S. District Court in Illinois on Monday dismissed a lawsuit against real estate technology giant Zillow over the company’s marketing practices and its home value estimate (Zestimate) tool.

3 winning teams improve Zestimate accuracy in Zillow competition

Competitors in a Zillow competition improved the accuracy of the company’s Zestimate, or home value estimator, by 4.4 percent — and will move on to develop a sale price algorithm in the competition’s million-dollar second round …

New iBuyer platform Offerai inspired by Zillow Instant Offers

Offerai is a recently launched ibuyer platform that uses a Facebook Messenger bot to gather home information. …

15 crazy real estate myths your clients probably believe

The real estate process makes everyone an armchair expert by default. The buyer, the seller, their friends, co-workers and neighbors all know how real estate works.  …

7 reasons instant home purchase offers aren’t good for sellers

Sue stood in her parents’ San Diego garage, overwhelmed by the years of stuff they’d accumulated and the volume of repairs needed. Add to that the fact that she lived out of state. This sale wasn’t going to be easy …

Truepad home search portal promotes agent market expertise

Chicago-based Truepad is a home search portal that uses agent-supplied data to rank the best listings in a market …