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Spencer’s New Podcast, Office Hours

by Drew Meyers on 3:16 pm June 22, 2016

Spencer always finds a way to keep ahead of the pack when it comes to thought leadership, so it’s no real surprise he launched a new podcast called office hours. Introducing “Office Hours,” a podcast on leadership hosted by our CEO @SpencerRascoff. https://t.co/Vf0jeKOvVj pic.twitter.com/e4CZLkXbTV — Zillow (@zillow) June 21, 2016 His first guest, none of other than the former CEO of Twitter, Dick Costolo. Have a listen (20 minutes).

Houses + SnapChat = Snaphouse

by Drew Meyers on 3:23 pm June 14, 2016

It seems Zillow’s commitment to Snapchat as a marketing platform is real…

Is Zillow a valuable tool?

by Drew Meyers on 7:00 am May 17, 2016

Today’s Tuesday morning debate: Is Zillow a valuable tool? Go read the article on the Seattle Bubble before responding (75+ comments). What say you?

Credit Where It’s Due: Zillow’s Marketing

by Drew Meyers on 9:42 pm May 4, 2016

Though I still have many friends who work at Zillow, I’m not (financially) biased when I say I’m still constantly impressed with Zillow’s marketing… I’m a fan. (I should note that I just watched it on Youtube and a Realtor.com paid ad came on immediately following… go figure)

Blast from the Past: NPR Interview on Zillow Launch Day

by Drew Meyers on 8:00 am April 6, 2016

An interview with Rich Barton on Zillow launch day in 2006 on NPR can be found here. “We’re live” post on Zillow’s Blog is here. (inspired by recently watching Zuckerberg’s 2004 interview)

More Validation for Future of Teams

by Drew Meyers on 11:51 am March 31, 2016

I wrote about the teams opportunity a week ago. Zillow announced another investment in that area today with the addition of team profiles. I’d say this is a pretty good indicator we’ll see more and more investment into software for helping teams in the coming year.

Stop Touching Me, Zillow

by Ben Kubic on 8:49 am March 3, 2016

As the head of a real estate brokerage, at some point I got onto some Zillow Account Manager’s distribution list. While I gloss over most of the pitch email I receive, today’s made me stop what I was doing and write this post. Here’s the email I got: Besides the obvious copy-and-paste job (If you’re going to use a ridiculously large font, at least make the whole email the same size. And check your spelling/grammar. This is just lazy.),  did you notice the line where Zillow … Read More »

What Home Means When You Travel 9 Months a Year

by Drew Meyers on 10:17 am February 29, 2016

I’m a big fan of Zillow’s new commercials about what home means, the latest one Spencer tweeted hits a chord given the story is of “travel” (a topic I happen to care deeply about). When you travel for 9 months a year. Seriously, who does that??!!  

The Smart Squeeze Strategy of Zillow’s Premier Agent Summits

by Sam DeBord on 5:00 am

Zillow Premier Agent Summit

I went to Zillow’s Premier Agent Summit in Seattle this week. It was a focused and well-run event, one that smartly ties in with the company’s current strategy of developing uber-Zillow-agents as its core following and revenue stream. I’ll get back to that in a second, but I know that a few of you are shaking your heads in disbelief after that first paragraph. I have a reputation in certain circles as being “anti-Zillow”. I’m unapologetically quick to criticize the company when they don’t play … Read More »

GeekWire Interview: Zillow at 10 (with Rich, Lloyd, and Spencer)

by Drew Meyers on 2:41 pm February 4, 2016

It seems there is virtually unlimited desire for insight into that very, very large real estate company based in Seattle that starts with the magical letter “Z“. To satisfy that curiosity, John and Todd at GeekWire interviewed Zillow co-founders Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink, along with early exec and now CEO Spencer Rascoff, and released it as a podcast for your listening pleasure… Listening while I work today at Galvanize in Pioneer Square makes me think back to many of the moments I referenced earlier this … Read More »

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