Zillow hires NAR vet Ken Wingert to lead government relations

Ken Wingert is leaving the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to become Zillow’s head of federal government relations, the Seattle-based real estate tech company announced.

Rise and fall: How much real estate CEOs lost in the stock market slide this week

On Wednesday, the Dow Jones stock index plummeted 800 points. Here are the publicly traded real estate CEOs who took the biggest hit.

Zillow: Most Americans would rather renovate than move

To stay or go, that is the question. Turns out, most Americans would rather fix up their current home than move, according to a new study from Zillow.

Agents OnDemand lets users hail agents like they’re Uber drivers

The app lets homebuyers search for agents “on duty” in their area and connects them directly for showings and other business. Users pay nothing, agents pay $30 a month.

Are real estate’s giants ready for a stock market correction?

As talk of a market correction looms, take a look at the stock prices of Realogy, RE/MAX, Zillow and more.

Is Zillow scanning your Gmail for leads?

A real estate agent was recently confused to learn that Zillow’s Premier Agent app was pulling manually entered leads from her Gmail account and prompting her to call leads she generated on her own. 

Zillow slapped with infringement lawsuit over ‘Rental Manager’ tool

Cincinnati-based London Computer Systems filed a lawsuit against Zillow alleging its use of the term “Rental Manager” has resulted in unfair competition.

Zillow securities fraud lawsuit dismissed

In dismissing the suit, Judge John Coughenour left the option of the plaintiffs to file a revised complaint within 45 days.

Zillow is becoming a Canadian listings giant

The company now has seven listing partners for the upcoming launch of its Canadian home search portal, totaling 30,000 listings.

Redfin Estimate comes under fire for sudden price hikes

Does Redfin Estimate artificially inflate the value of certain homes, or is it just incredibly accurate and sensitive to changing market conditions? The founder of a low-fee brokerage attempted to get to the bottom of the valuation tool and found some …