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Zillow Group Q3 Earnings Report

Zillow Group Q3 Earnings Report

Note from the editor: This in-depth analysis first appeared on the GEM, Geek Estate’s private prop tech think tank. Interested in signing up and seeing these articles as soon as they are published? Click Here       Earnings Call Highlights GAAP EPS of $.17,…

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[Editor’s note: Originally published on Not Boring, a weekly newsletter combining current events, strategy, finance and economics frameworks, and pop culture.] Ancient Athens With Modern Amenities Last year, my wife, Puja, and I decided to search for a house in Athens, New York, right across…

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Technology Can’t Turn Red Into Black – Part 1

Technology Can’t Turn Red Into Black – Part 1

It isn’t the same as turning lead into gold but the latest talk about red and black in the real estate industry is still nice fodder for the pundits even if it doesn’t really reflect reality. Second quarter earnings announcements and SEC filings were released…

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The Next Revolution in Real Estate, with Spencer Rascoff

The Next Revolution in Real Estate, with Spencer Rascoff

Zillow’s CEO, Spencer Rascoff, recently did an interview at the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit in New York. The video is below, for those curious folk.

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The 2018 Pocket/Off-Market/Coming Soon Landscape

The 2018 Pocket/Off-Market/Coming Soon Landscape

I wrote a post back in May of 2014 about using pocket listings to shift the balance of power away from the MLS. In it, I said this: Everyone trying the pocket listings strategy now, such as @Properties, is doing it between agents. I think a…

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Geek Estate Mastermind Newsletter #41 – A Future Looking Back on Zillow Offers & A Strategic Mistake, and Over Romanticizing the Status Quo

Geek Estate Mastermind Newsletter #41 – A Future Looking Back on Zillow Offers & A Strategic Mistake, and Over Romanticizing the Status Quo

Last week, I imagined a world where Zillow Offers is the greatest strategic mistake in the company’s history. Flipping houses directly adds significant operational complexity utilizing on the ground employees and contractors, with low margins. Was their original entry to the market, a marketplace enabling…

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Geek Estate Newsletter #27 – Morphing Open Houses into Pop-Ups and Experiences

Geek Estate Newsletter #27 – Morphing Open Houses into Pop-Ups and Experiences

The purpose of Geek Estate’s mastermind community is two fold: Curate the most incredible and diverse membership of real estate innovators, creatives, doers, and creators in the world. Make our members wildly successful in their careers building real estate companies. In this week’s member newsletter…

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Geek Estate Newsletter #25 – The Waking of the 800 Pound Gorilla(s)

Geek Estate Newsletter #25 – The Waking of the 800 Pound Gorilla(s)

The purpose of Geek Estate’s mastermind community is two fold: Curate the most incredible and diverse membership of real estate innovators, creatives, doers, and creators in the world. Make our members wildly successful in their careers building real estate companies. In this week’s member newsletter…

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The Expansion of Zillow Instant Offers into Zillow Actually Purchasing (and Renovating) Homes

The Expansion of Zillow Instant Offers into Zillow Actually Purchasing (and Renovating) Homes

The latest announcement from Zillow Group is going to send shockwaves through the industry… Excited to announce our newest business segment, an expansion of @zillow Instant Offers. Big things ahead. #MoveFastThinkBig #ZGLife https://t.co/H1GgbUucps — Spencer Rascoff (@spencerrascoff) April 12, 2018 Beyond expanding Instant Offers into…

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Geek Estate Newsletter #22 – Zillow Goes to Canada

Geek Estate Newsletter #22 – Zillow Goes to Canada

The purpose of Geek Estate’s mastermind community is two fold: Curate the most incredible and diverse membership of real estate innovators, creatives, doers, and creators in the world. Make our members wildly successful in their careers building real estate companies. In this week’s member newsletter…

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