Zillow Group launches program to offer discounted tools to top builders

As of Thursday, homebuilders who are part of Zillow Group’s paid Promoted Communities and Promoted Homes platforms are able to purchase various services to help enhance their listing content at a discounted or pre-negotiated price from one of the 12 ve…

Former brokerage sues Zillow for patent infringement

A company called Corus Realty Holdings has filed a federal lawsuit against Zillow Group and two of its subsidiaries, Zillow and Trulia, alleging patent infringement.

Inman Announces Another 16 Sponsors for ICSF18

Inman Group announced 16 additional companies that will be sponsoring Inman Connect in San Francisco, July 17 – 20, 2018. Inman Connect is a semi-annual event that attracts more than 7,000 of the top performers and leaders in real estate to network, deal make and learn what’s next.

Zillow’s new presidents and promotions show it’s serious about Instant Offers

Zillow has appointed Jeremy Wacksman as its first president and Arik Prawer as president of its Homes division, both in key roles overseeing the growth of Zillow Instant Offers, the portal’s year-old program to give homesellers an instant cash offer on…

I toured an Opendoor home for sale, and its frictionless tech was a game-changer

If you make it easier to see a home, could you sell it for a higher price? A recent tour of homes in Scottsdale, Arizona, using Opendoor’s app, led me to believe that it’s highly possible.

Did NAR consider tech partners other than zipLogix?

The National Association of Realtors has never given transaction management firms other that zipLogix — a firm the trade group partially owns — a chance to compete for its business through price or any other means, according to three of the most popular such firms in the industry.

Strange bedfellows: NAR and Zillow agree on antitrust, sort of

There are few entities in the real estate industry that loom larger than real estate giant Zillow Group and 1.3 million-member trade group the National Association of Realtors…

Zillow quietly charging big builders for listing exposure

Since 2016, Zillow Group has been tapping into a new revenue stream by charging high-volume builders to post new-home listings on all of the company’s websites, which include Zillow.com and Trulia, the two most popular home search portals, Inman recent…

Zillow Group stock surges to record $10.5B market cap

The forward momentum, which culminated Tuesday with afternoon trading at $57 a share, reflects growing investor interest in real estate technology, a renewed focus on small- and mid-cap businesses and Wall Street’s widening clarity on Zillow’s overall strategy, analysts said …

Capital Connect NY 18: What does Wall Street think of Zillow?

“From a Wall Street perspective, we just care about … growth and, ultimately, profitability,” said Ron Josey of JMP Securities onstage at Inman Connect New York’s Capital Connect. “And if you’re doing it in a way that’s sort of partnering with existing infrastructure but then also growing the overall pie, that’s sort of the magic sauce, so to speak …” …