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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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Zillow Threatens to Sue ‘McMansion Hell’ Blog Over Photo Copyright Infringement

By Candy Evans / June 28, 2017 / 1 Comment

Update, 6/29: I know what it feels like to be legally bullied, and it is scary as hell. I have just heard that the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EEF) is now helping Ms. Wagner!  If you have wondered what has happened to the hilarious and often irreverent blog, “McMansion Hell,” that we have linked to on […]

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Agents, Chill. Zillow Instant Offers Will Not Hurt Good Agents, Says DOOR Founder

By Contributor / June 15, 2017 / 0 Comments

There is a cottage industry in the world of real state agents of generating an uproar over the continued march of innovation. This cottage industry complains about innovation in general, and the effects of the internet on the brokerage space, specifically.

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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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