Zillow used confidential Move information to acquire Trulia, court filing claims

A recent court filing in a yearlong legal battle between realtor.com operator Move Inc. and portal giant Zillow alleges a key Move employee tipped Zillow off to confidential information that allowed the company to acquire Trulia …

Zillow’s new Agent Finder misses the mark for consumers

Agent Finder has missed the mark rather drastically. In the past, a consumer using the Zillow Agent directory would have seen all agent reviews and sales over the past 12 months by each agent …

Zillow’s Agent Finder feels like Yelp for real estate

I had just finished writing a post about the lack of interesting consumer innovation this winter in real estate. Then, along came Zillow’s Agent Finder. It’s exactly what you’d expect: an attractive, easy-to-use interface that lets consumers see agents…

In exclusive interview, former realtor.com exec Errol Samuelson on the view from Zillow

In an exclusive interview with Brad Inman, Zillow Group Chief Industry Development Officer Errol Samuelson talks about listing syndication, the controversy over agent matching tools, Zillow’s acquisition of Trulia, and News Corp.’s acquisition of realt…

Market Leader integration with Zillow will help agents manage online leads

Organizing and keeping track of leads generated by listing portals can be challenging, even for real estate agents with lead management systems. Now Zillow has provided nearly 200,000 real estate agents with an easier way to manage the contacts that th…

Zillow just gave consumers something more than a cow pie

Realtor.com couldn’t do it. Redfin couldn’t do it. Even the Houston Association of Realtors tried and failed. Now Zillow’s done what the industry establishment couldn’t: It’s helping consumers find agents in their area who have the greatest number of s…

Zillow revamps agent search platform, introduces agent ads

Zillow’s “Agent Finder” lets consumers sift through the listing portal’s vast database of agents to home in on those who are most active in a particular city or neighborhood based on the past sales, listings and reviews that have surfaced on agents’ pr…

You provide portals your listing data, but what are you getting in return?

I believe, as an industry, we should be sharing listing information with the consumer in as many places as possible. In fact, we should be sharing all data with them including sold data. I do not agree with many in this industry that believe the right …

Zillow secures direct feeds from another 24 MLSs

Zillow Group has managed to persuade another 24 multiple listing services to formally agree to send listings directly to Zillow and Trulia …

Why portal changes will never affect top agents

There is a storm of confusion surrounding the Zillow-Trulia merger, especially when it comes to how the alliance will affect agents. Here are a few reasons why and agents who have been playing successfully in the game for a long time won’t bat an eye a…