WATCH: How iBuyer programs are changing your business

With everyone from tech startups to traditional brokerages diving into the fast-cash offer game known as iBuying, it can be tough to keep up with what strategies are working for whom. Get a quick read on the iBuyer landscape and how it’s impacting agen…

The 8 biggest real estate tech news stories of 2018

Real estate tech made great strides in 2018, landing squarely in the crosshairs of the world’s biggest investors.

Zillow stock on the rise as board members double down

After nose-diving following the release of its lower-than-expected third-quarter results, Zillow stock is on the rebound, and two of its board members are doubling down on the Seattle-based real estate technology company. 

Why Zillow is right to boot underperforming Premier Agents

The interwebs were abuzz last week with Zillow Group’s announcement that it is introducing a “CSAT” (customer satisfaction) component to its Premier Agent platform. Here’s Jay Thompson’s take.

Zillow announces new leadership roles for husband-wife duo

The husband-and-wife duo who founded Buyfolio, before it was gobbled up by Streeteasy in 2012, are set to take on new roles at Zillow Group, the company announced Monday. 

Zillow hires Teri Conrad to lead Canada broker relations

Industry veteran Teri Conrad is joining Zillow Group as its new director of broker relations in Canada, the company confirmed to Inman on Wednesday.

Homebuyers spend an average $40,000 in one-time fees

The one-time fees of moving into a new home could set you back roughly $40,000, according to a new study from — a Zillow Group company — and Thumbtack. It’s a cost that comes as a shock to many first-time homebuyers, the companies say.

Zillow Creating a More Streamlined Experience for Offers Customers With Lender Acquisition

Company Is Developing Opportunities for Broker Partners as It Builds Out New Mortgage Technology Zillow Group’s Zillow Offers (formerly Instant Offers) program continues to make its presence known, expanding into new markets and offering new tools to consumers. Recently, Zillow made news again with the announcement that they’ll be acquiring Mortgage Lenders of America, based […]

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Only 9% of buyers find agents online, the same as 10 years ago

Despite the massive growth of online home search portals, many more consumers find their agents through referrals from friends or family, according to NAR data.

Real estate photographer sues Zillow for copyright infringement

A California photographer of high-end properties says his contract with agents is “not transferrable and prohibits third party use without permission.” Zillow says his claims are without merit.