In light of Google lawsuit, are monopolies lurking in the real estate industry?

On Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department accused Google of illegally protecting its monopoly over search and search advertising. It begs the question, are there real estate monopolies?

Zillow revamps its multi-family rental advertising platform

The company is also launching new data-driven tools for the multi-family rental space that include rent comps and other insights.

Compass acquires title and escrow software startup Modus

The 60-person team behind the closing services startup will join Compass to bolster the latter’s goal to build an end-to-end platform for real estate.

30% of agents plan to decrease ad spend on Zillow, realtor.com

Curaytor co-founders say agents are starting to realize they “do not need a middleman” and can go to direct to consumers.

Former realtor.com, Trulia executive to lead NYC listing service

Ninve James will lead the Residential Listing Feed, a brokerage-facing listing service powered by the Real Estate Board of New York.

What happens when top real estate portals join forces?

When massive real estate portals join forces, it’s for one reason: market power. These mega-mergers of leading real estate portals highlight the power of market dominance through greater reach, greater pricing power and accelerated revenue growth.

Ex Zillow, Trulia executives back Latin American real estate startup

La Haus, which aims to upend the homebuying process in Latin America, received a boost from former Trulia CEO Pete Flint and Zillow co-founder Spencer Rascoff.

Trulia co-founder Pete Flint tells agents to ‘lean into’ transaction revolution

During Connect Now, Trulia co-founder and NFX Managing Partner Pete Flint explained what agents must do to stay relevant during the transaction revolution.

StreetEasy may cut off Douglas Elliman’s access to rental listing platform

The Zillow-owned search portal and the New York City-based brokerage are currently locked in negotiations.

Zillow cuts off direct listing feed from Realogy franchisees

A Zillow spokesperson told Inman the company gets virtually all of its listings from multiple listing service feeds these days.