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Career Opening: Director of Industry Outreach for Zillow Group

Career Opening: Director of Industry Outreach for Zillow Group

Zillow Group has a new career opportunity for some fortunate soul. Director, Industry Outreach. Aka Jay Thompson’s current job. The question is, who wants to replace Jay Thompson once he retires? I’m not sure who can fill such big shoes. Few are as like-able, humble,…

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Play Bigger, and Category Kings

Play Bigger, and Category Kings

I started a new book this morning. Play Bigger (affiliate link). The book talks about category kings, and the fact that the king always captures 70-80% of value/revenue in a given category, 2nd place grabs enough to scrape by and remain viable — and everyone else…

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The Sad Decline of Diverse Solutions IDX

The Sad Decline of Diverse Solutions IDX

If you’ve followed my posts here on Geek Estate, you know I’ve had a long history as a customer of Diverse Solutions. I’m not sure exactly when I started with them, probably sometime in 2008, but I was using their dsSearchAgent (Mapping IDX) well before they launched dsIDXpress…

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The Smart Squeeze Strategy of Zillow’s Premier Agent Summits

The Smart Squeeze Strategy of Zillow’s Premier Agent Summits

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…

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What Would Happen If the Industry Yanked All Their Listings?

What Would Happen If the Industry Yanked All Their Listings?

There are some proponents for the entire industry ceasing syndication entirely (specifically to Zillow). The thinking is generally “with no listings, Zillow would become irrelevant and lose all their traffic, all that traffic would frequent agent/broker websites, and the result would be cheaper leads/clients”. So, what would happen if…

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Zillow, DotLoop, and Your Data: Does It Matter?

Zillow, DotLoop, and Your Data: Does It Matter?

Zillow is acquiring DotLoop. Fires are burning in real estate social media. Let’s get this out of the way. There are tons of brokers and agents who dislike Zillow. Call them what you want. They’re here. I’m a regular critic of the company when they (regularly) make…

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Zillow Zestimate and Mr Humphries Go To Washington

Zillow Zestimate and Mr Humphries Go To Washington

Zillow’s data aggregation prowess has pushed its chief economist into a new position as a member of the federal government’s open data advisory council. Stan Humphries will take a position as an advisor on the Department of Commerce’s panel intended to help government make better…

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MRIS In Talks With Zillow on Direct Listing Feed

MRIS In Talks With Zillow on Direct Listing Feed

Zillow is in negotiations with MRIS to establish a direct data feed of broker listings ahead of the looming cancellation of Zillow’s ListHub syndication contract. “It is the sole prerogative of the Listing Broker to decide where their inventory appears,” said Jon Coile, MRIS Chairman…

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Placester, and $10 Websites

Placester, and $10 Websites

Placester took a shot at Zillow by slashing their agent website prices [Via Realuoso]. From their CEO Matt Barba… If having a great website is a given, then affording a great website should be too. We strongly believe this is what it should cost to…

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RE Tech. Zillow & Move Get Hot, Everything Glows.

RE Tech. Zillow & Move Get Hot, Everything Glows.

Crunchbase posted an article today covering the hot investing activity surrounding RE tech. One of the quotes in the post could probably be found in just about every story that has been written on the subject since 1998 or so. “Real estate is a super attractive…

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