How real estate agents can create market advantages using Zillow data

A website with the level of access and data-gathering power that Zillow has presents a real opportunity. One interesting thing that Zillow does is to make its data fully accessible to any end-user. Here are some basic steps for working with the spreads…

Jeff Goldblum’s latest role: Apartments.com mastermind

Real estate brokers and agents have become adept at using the Internet and social media to grow their business. But suddenly TV is blazing hot, with big brand names like Zillow, realtor.com, Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Re/Max, Redfin and Berkshire Hat…

Machine v. Realtor, making DoJ go away, and staying on the right side of the law

As I perused Trulia’s 2014 annual report (just posted on the SEC’s website this morning), I was struck by the staggering amount of data the online real estate giant generates and keeps track of. Trulia says it manages “over one terabyte of data on a da…

Zillow’s drinking the Trulia Kool-Aid, realtor.com gets feisty

Realtor.com operator Move Inc. has been feisty out of the gate with its new rival, Zillow Group Inc. Just a week after Zillow’s acquisition of Trulia closed, the two already have a new court date. On March 12 a judge will decide whether …

Zillow and Trulia say they’re still competitors

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Executives with Zillow and Trulia say they’ll continue to be competitors, even though the top two listing portals are now under the same roof. “Beating each other up, sharpening each other, for us that’s going to be …

‘What the hell does Zillow mean?’ Watch the video

“What the hell does Zillow mean?” News Corp. Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch famously said when asked at Real Estate Connect New York City whether “realtor.com” remains relevant. Murdoch had a lot of other interesting things to say during his keynote speech and a sit-down with Brad Inman and Dolly Lenz …

Zillow ‘integrated’ into tonight’s episode of ‘Portlandia’

It may be the most popular real estate search portal in the land, but fans of the IFC comedy “Portlandia” will see characters played by indie rocker Carrie Brownstein and comedian Fred Armisen using Zillow to search for a home in tonight’s episode for …

Lawsuits shed light on roots of Zillow-Trulia-News Corp. listings battle

Real estate is an industry full of people who cooperate and compete with each other at all levels, sometimes uneasily. With potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue at stake, this is especially clear among the now top …

Zillow secures direct feed from big Georgia MLS

Georgia Multiple Listing Service, serving nearly 27,000 members with a total of over 54,000 listings, is the latest large MLS to sign up to send Zillow its listings in a direct feed. “The direct agreement with Zillow gives our members …

Judge keeps listings flowing to Trulia — for now

Trulia Inc., the nation’s second-most popular real estate listing site, has been granted a temporary restraining order to keep receiving listings from rival-owned ListHub. ListHub — which is owned by realtor.com operator Move Inc., a News Corp. subsidiary — announced …