Don’t worry about listing data — it’s sold data that’s going to hurt you

While franchises, brokerages, and agents fume and plot how to regain control of the listing data, Zillow (ZG), Realtor, CoreLogic and others are sucking down the MLS-style sold data — that’s what is going to kill you …

Low credit score? You still have a chance at a conventional loan

Despite fluctuating credit standards, people with low credit scores stand a better chance than they have in years of obtaining a conventional mortgage loan, according to Zillow. The online real estate marketplace said its quarterly Mortgage Access Inde…

For sale by Zillow: Should you be worried?

This week, 1000 Watt had a post from Joel Burslem about his aunt selling her home on Zillow without the help of an agent. She edited the home’s details; Zillow marketed it for sale, and it sold quickly, for above-asking price. Industry voices took side…

Slew of real estate tech firms are ready for Apple Watch launch

Apple’s long-awaited smart watch, Apple Watch, officially hits the streets on Friday, and many familiar real estate tech leaders have apps ready ready to go that will empower their software with the immediacy and digital intimacy the device offers cons…

The day Zillow.com was down: Zapocalypse

Is it “World War Z” or “Zapocalypse?” This message was some comfort, yet the Facebook page just hid lighthearted posts with photos to pick from entitled, “Which sunroom would you spend time in?” The question during these dark hours for many was more li…

Former Zillow exec stands by ‘whistleblower’ letter

Former Zillow employee Chris Crocker said he stands by an anonymous letter he sent to realtor.com operator Move Inc. alleging Zillow steals data from agent websites and scrapes from realtor.com …

Zillow says ‘internal’ issue caused website, mobile app outage today

Zillow’s website and mobile apps were intermittently down for a few hours today, and it’s still not clear why. The site is back up now. Zillow began responding to questions about the outage at approximately 10 a.m. Eastern time on its Facebook page …

Stealing data? How portal changes (and lawsuits) affect real estate agents

Scraped websites? Stolen contact databases? Unfair competition and corporate whistleblowers? This latest chapter in the Zillow/Move saga is basically drama — the industry’s version of a soap opera, if you will. …

Identity of Zillow whistleblower letter scribe revealed

The whistleblower who alleged Zillow steals data from agent websites and scrapes from realtor.com is anonymous no more: He is Chris Crocker, Zillow’s now former vice president of strategic partnerships …

What are MLS execs up to in Vegas?

Zillow is holding a three-day gathering in Las Vegas, no press allowed. The agenda is below. Sound like a boondoggle to you? All expenses paid, we hear …