MLS that withheld listings makes peace with realtor.com

Realtor.com now identifies the listing agent on all for-sale listings, and will soon give them the opportunity to provide linkbacks to their own websites from their profile pages on the site, prompting North Alabama Multiple Listing Service to turn its…

Northern Nevada Regional MLS feeding listings directly to Zillow

A Nevada multiple listing service has agreed to send its listing data directly to top real estate portal Zillow on behalf of participating brokerages. Reno-based Northern Nevada Regional MLS is the latest MLS to join the Zillow Partnership Platform, a …

Lead ‘nurturing’ platform offered as stand-alone software

Zurple is now making its lead conversion platform available to agents for $49 a month as a stand-alone software package, without requiring that they buy leads from the company. The new offering, “Conversations by Zurple,” integrates with Zillow and Trulia …

Agents flock to Zillow’s first national agent conference

Today marks the “most important day in the 10-year history of (Zillow),” Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff told a crowd of more than 1,000 agents at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, where the portal is holding its first-ever national agent convention. Rascoff, …

Trulia offers brokers chance to win $5,000 if they turn on direct listings feed

Now that it has agreements to receive listings directly from more than 100 multiple listing services, Trulia says it’s working on getting more brokers to opt in to those feeds. Trulia will enter brokers who authorize their MLS to send their …

New Jersey MLS feeding listings to Zillow

Brokers belonging to New Jersey Multiple Listing Service Inc. can now send their listings directly through the MLS to Zillow, the most highly trafficked online real estate portal in the nation. Realtor-owned New Jersey MLS is the latest MLS to join …

Zillow hires former CoreLogic exec to woo large MLSs

Zillow continues to pursue its goal of wresting the title of “most industry-friendly portal” from realtor.com operator Move Inc. by beefing up its industry development team. After hiring two industry veterans in August, the U.S.’s most popular real estate search portal …

Why Move suddenly became a $1 billion company

It’s been a scant three months since Zillow and Trulia announced their pending nuptials, which will bring together the No. 1 and No. 2 players in online home search. Now No. 3 — realtor.com operator Move Inc. — is about …

Zillow highlights listing agents in website revamp

Zillow has unveiled a new look for its home page and mobile website. The refresh features a new look for Zillow’s logo and more prominent attribution for listing agents on their listings. Zillow declined to provide details on the design revamp, …

Time to build our own site to compete with Zillow and realtor.com

Zillow and realtor.com want to get in your pocket and stay there forever. I think that is a bad idea. Have you heard or read this before? “Nothing to be worried about, Realtors are essential … This is a face-to-face, …