Tag Archives: Trulia

A Few Thoughts on the New Zillow Group

Posted By Rob Hahn February 18, 2015, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 1:36 AM

TruZilla Rises! If you're in the real estate industry -- and why wouldn't you be if you're reading this blog -- then you know by now that our lords and masters have approved Zillow's $3.5 billion acquisition of Trulia. The new entity is not named TruZilla, Destroyer of Tokyo; it's named Zillow

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Edina Realty Reverses Course on Syndication

Posted By Rob Hahn September 30, 2014, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate@ 11:57 AM

Jay Thompson of Zillow celebrating the Edina deal. With what I assume is coffee. I realize that the news of the day will be the News Corp buying Move, which certainly requires some thought, but since important details are missing from that story as yet and may not be clear for months to come... I

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A Couple of Brief Notes on Realogy

Posted By Rob Hahn August 7, 2014, Filed under: Real Estate@ 12:06 PM

I'm busy writing, but thought it worthwhile to take a few minutes to make a couple of observations about Realogy. I mean, it's only the most important brokerage and franchise company in the industry with over $4B in annual revenues.... On "Project Flanker" First, with regards to this story on

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Special Guest Post: James Dwiggins on Zillow/Trulia

Posted By Rob Hahn July 31, 2014, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 3:06 PM

The following was posted on Facebook by a friend, James Dwiggins, earlier today. James is not only a very smart guy -- also one of the tallest guys in the industry -- he's also the CEO of Nexthome in San Francisco. Because this is long, detailed, and worthy of saving past what Facebook thinks it

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As the Real Estate World Turns

Posted By Rob Hahn July 30, 2014, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 1:01 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aI_0lXJU6A There is something about Zillow that brings out the melodramatic in the real estate commentariat, both of the professional variety and often more hilariously, of the amateur variety. The big bombshell from yesterday, of Zillow acquiring Trulia, has

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Zillow Acquires Trulia; I Speak With Greg Schwartz & Paul Levine

Posted By Rob Hahn July 28, 2014, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 2:15 PM

By now, every reader of this blog knows that one of the biggest deals in recent memory (if not ever) just went down this morning: Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trulia, Inc. (NYSE: TRLA) for $3.5 billion in a stock-for-stock

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Clareity Goes Back to the Future Beyond Syndication

Posted By Rob Hahn July 11, 2014, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 6:25 PM

"Marty! I went back in time before Listhub! It was amazing!" My friends at Clareity, Gregg Larsen and Matt Cohen, have just released a white paper they co-authored titled Beyond Syndication that is worth reading in full if you're interested in this sort of thing. They include an overview of where

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This Post Is Worth 4 Million Words

Posted By Rob Hahn June 24, 2014, Filed under: Real Estate, Technology@ 2:10 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwuy4hHO3YQ If a picture is worth a thousand words, then I'd submit that a video is worth a million words. Therefore, this post is worth 4 million words, as these four videos tell a tale far more powerfully than your poor scribe ever could. Make the jump to see for

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The seeds of war bark like dogs

Posted By Bob Bemis May 1, 2014, Filed under: Real Estate@ 5:42 PM

Inman reported on 4/30 that Redfin was going live in Las Vegas – going live, meaning they would have real agents with boots on the ground rather than relying on just one broker to give them a virtual presence in the market and access to the MLS. In a blog post entitled “Redfin and the Seeds of

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Placester Raises Dough, Takes Aim at Zillow and Trulia

Posted By Rob Hahn April 22, 2014, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 11:35 AM

My friend Seth Price, aka, Best Dressed Man in Real Estate, works for a startup called Placester. Many of you know the company, as it makes IDX websites for brokers and agents. High quality design templates and custom websites is Placester's game. Or rather it was Placester's game. This morning,

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