- Realtor.com shut down AgentMatch – There was literal outrage from the industry when it launched about a month ago. More on the shutdown here. Regardless of what agents think, I think some iteration of this will exist at some point in the future. Whether it’s Zillow, Trulia, or some yet-to-exist (or known) startup that figures it out and plows through the criticism, is unclear.
- Manhattan is hot. You know Zillow purchased StreetEasy & Buyfolio. In more recent developments, Century21 just announced they are entering the city & Corcoran is now sending NYC listings to Realtor.com. I did a lot of research on the NYC market in 2006, and I can tell you that without a dedicated effort to gain share in the market, there is little chance to succeed. It is, indeed, it’s own beast compared to the rest of the country.
- Maponics announced weather scores (via 1000Watt).
- I’m a big, big fan of the new Zillow Market Health pages (Zillow Blog & Inman). Check out the Seattle page here.
Since I’m a Zillow alum, I’ll leave you with this (they had a good year)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqpyXzgcR2k
What did I miss?