Tag: Zillow

  • Impact of Social Media in the Luxury Market

    Earlier today I got my hands on a survey that the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM) did of their members around how they are using social networks. One of the reasons I really like this survey is that the number of emails and calls I get from luxury agents and brokerages has ramped up […]

  • Because favicon love is so easy to give

    If you’re running a website, did you give your favicon any love?  Do you even know what a favicon is? A favicon is simple a mini-logo (icon?) that shows up next to your URL in most address bars. (Favicons also show up on the tabs of browsers and are often included next to articles you […]

  • Jonathan Washburn makes it interesting…

    I thought it was interesting when he recently took a shot at Rich Barton and Pete Flint (twice), but my jaw dropped when I started reading his post criticizing (to put it nicely) Move’s opperation of Realtor.com.

  • “In 24 months Localism will have more traffic…

    …than Trulia and Zillow combined.” Can’t wait to check back in 2 years!

  • LA Times Examines Local Home Search Options

    “Over two days in June, we searched each site for three-bedroom, single-family homes on the market in Santa Monica.” The results: Zillow: 168 homes* HomeGain: 142, 48 homes (depending on day) ZipRealty: 126 homes Yahoo Real Estate: 107 homes Realtor.com: 103 homes MSN Real Estate: 103 homes RE/Max: 91 homes Trulia: 77 homes Coldwell Banker: […]

  • Matthew Ferrara just left an interesting comment about Realtor.com Home Values…

    …that reminded me of this video from the previous head of REALTOR.com: [Ferrara’s comment] “…Instead of just copying everyone else, maybe REALTOR.COM (and by extension, NAR) could make some decisions based upon market realities. And the reality is that Zillow (and other similar tools) are really inaccurate because the “conditions” on the ground are always […]

  • 4realz Roundtable: The Value of Home Values

    I’ve got something special planned for this week’s 4realz Roundtable. In honor of Realtor.com’s release of the home valuation tool, we’re going to cover the value of online home values! Join us on Thursday at 4pm (PST) to take part in the conversation! Of course, the discussion is what makes the 4realz Roundtable work, and […]

  • 4realz Exclusive: Realtor.com unleashes the Zillow killer and you…

    …didn’t even notice: Introducing: Realtor.com Home Values Apparently, Realtor.com launched their answer to Zillow recently without much fanfare! The first thing to note is that the new tool mixes estimates for home values along side listings from the Realtor.com database. This would have been unthinkable just a few years ago, but even with an announcement […]

  • Using real mortgage quotes, Zillow is now presenting…

    …some interesting insights into real time mortgage rates.   And being a sucker for a great interface, I really like how the chart changes dynamically as you adjust parameters.

  • A fascinating conversation about NAR/DOJ…

    I really want to thank the industry titans who participated in today’s podcast: Michael Wurzer of FBS Data Systems & FlexMLS blog Bill Lublin of Move Philly Jeff Turner of Real Estate Shows Mike Price: MLBroadcast As well as all the people who listened in and provided wonderful chat commentary throughout the podcast. There were […]