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Zillow released our quarterly trends report this week, and a lot of was good news/bad news (I guess that's better than bad news/bad news).  What I mean by this is, that there are some positive trends, but behind each of these is a potentially lurking down side.  What makes it so hard to analyze t...
This is a really cool video about living in small houses - or "living with less".  It is interesting to watch the trends as people desire to live in less square footage than what was popular even just a few years ago.  While this is taking it pretty extreme - in a lot of ways, this sort of looks ...
I am so excited to share with you, what I think is one of the biggest announcements Zillow has made to date for our real estate partners!  Soon For-Sale listings on Zillow will be getting almost twice the exposure through an alliance formed with Yahoo! Real Estate.  Essentially the second and thi...
Cool interview.
There are so many great, and free, tools out there.  But here is a list of my 5 favorite web services that I use almost daily to help with business communication.  HootSuite- This service allows you to schedule Tweets, so you don't actually have to be at your computer to send them.  Say for examp...
Amazon bought Woot this week, which is a great service. Check out the video that Woot made after the deal was announced. Awesome.  
Zillow is holding a number of events in Northern California for agents to learn how to best market themselves to the nearly 11 million people that are visiting the site each month.  We'll start the hour by discussing the Zestimate.  If you've ever had a client say "But Zillow says..." then this s...
This morning I tweeted that I agreed with Fred Wilson's blog post criticizing stock buybacks. One of Zillow's directors emailed me saying that he was surprised to see that was my opinion. Here's the email I sent back to him, clarifiying my thoughts:   Regarding Fred's article against stock buybac...

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