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This is my blog where I discuss things I find interesting, including: real estate, venture capital, entrepreneurship, economics and pop culture.
Back in December, I gave a speech at the NAR Convention in San Diego called "Understanding the Internet Buyer". I posted my presentation here on my blog and a very lively discussion ensued. You can also see the video via a link in my prior post. There were a lot of takeaways from my presentation,...
Industry Realtor Survey 02-05-2010
      This is the cutest thing ever. Sophia (in the aqua jacket up top) and her friends did a bakesale in Madison Park to raise money for the Western Pond Turtle which is endangered. Check out the Woodland Park Zoo Blog post on it here for a full recap.      
Please stop by and meet Spencer Rascoff, the COO of Zillow.  He'll be hosting an educational event wherereal estate professionals can come learn more about Zestimates and how to use Zillow in their business.  The event is free and coffee and light refreshments will be served.  Please click here t...
I had the privilege of attending RainCamp New York in January.  It was a room full of people where you could actually feel the energy in the air.  At breaks people were literally buzzing with information they'd just learned.  This is on top of the awesome networking opportunity to meet fellow Rai...
At Zillow we keep thinking more and more about how we can match up the millions of people using the site each month (traffic record in January of 9 million!) with real estate professionals.  We've evolved from just having ads show up in a Zip code, to also wrapping in premier listing search value...
Here’s an email the team here just got from our head of sales: "I just spoke with an agent in [the northeast] who is ECSTATIC about the ROI she’s seeing with Showcase. She works in a market that has a lot of summer home properties for people in [the northeast]. She started with us in April of 200...
In this paper from Banque de France, Pamfili Antipa and Remy Lecat argue that home prices in France and Spain ran up to about 20% above their fundamental value by the end of 2008. Only 20%? Ha, I laugh at you France and Spain! America crushes you. All kidding aside, what's interesting is that the...
Interesting article on CIA agents who (with permission) moonlight as human lie detector machines for companies, including hedge funds that retain them to analyze corporate earnings calls. Article is here in Politico.

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