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The State of New York May Regulate Realtor Online Advertising

By Candy Evans / May 16, 2018 / 2 Comments

Here is news coming from the east coast that the State of New York is considering — mind you, just chatting about — regulating online real estate ads placed by agents. The focus is on third party ads such as Zillow’s “Premiere Agent” whereby an agent buys an ad on another agent’s listing. That is, […]

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Zillow Wins Chicago Lawsuit Over Zestimates; But Door Remains Cracked Open

By Jon Anderson / August 25, 2017 / 5 Comments

Are Zestimates an invasion of privacy? Back in May, Zillow was sued by several flippers in Chicago who were annoyed that Zestimates were undervaluing their flips (likely because the system hadn’t caught up) and bringing in bottom feeders using Zestimates as holy writ on appraised value and therefore purchase price. In my May coverage, I […]

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Breaking: Zillow Won’t Pursue Legal Action Against McMansion Hell Blog

By Candy Evans / June 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

This statement just came over from Zillow. The real estate search giant says it won’t pursue legal action against Kate Wagner and the McMansion Hell blog, but Wagner agrees not to use Zillow photos moving forward.  “It was never our intent for McMansion Hell to shut down” they say. Well, when a billion dollar company […]

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Phoenix Broker Challenges NAR to Put the Stops on Zillow’s Instant Offers “Integrated Experience” NOW

By Candy Evans / June 5, 2017 / 14 Comments

Greg Hague is a Phoenix-based real estate broker and owner of Real Estate Mavericks. He is also an attorney. He is mad as hell at Zillow and “not going to take it anymore.” So Greg has started an on-line petition, that we are including here, in case you want to sign it. There are already […]

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Zillow Instant Offers: How Long Before We Sell Houses Online?

By Candy Evans / May 25, 2017 / 2 Comments

By now you have called in to refill your Xanex Rx after learning that Zillow is not only democratizing the home buying process, it’s turning it into an Amazon-like experience. We knew this was coming. The online real estate disruptor announced this week a pilot program for buying and selling homes online called “Zillow Instant Offers.” The […]

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Zulia Zulia: Judge Orders Listings to Keep On Flowing to Trulia

By Candy Evans / February 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

So apparently Trulia’s agreement with ListHub to receive listing data was set to expire next spring, 2016. But ListHub decided to turn it off sooner, like February 26, based on the Trulia-Zillow merger. ListHub — which is owned by Realtor.com operator Move Inc., a News Corp. subsidiary — announced Thursday that it had terminated its syndication […]

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