Is Zillow falling for Justin? The marketplace may expand into Canada

The company is now a registered lobbyist with the Canadian government
October 21, 2017 10:00AM

Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff meets with Barack Obama in 2013. Now the company is officially registered as a lobbyist in Canada. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza, back/U.S. Air Force, front)

Zillow Group is looking north of the border to add Canadian properties to its marketplace.

The company is registered as an active lobbyist with the Canadian government, represented by Summa Strategies’ Alex Maheu, and sources confirmed executive Errol Samuelson has visited Ottawa to explore opportunities, according to BuzzBuzzNews.

“We know that many buyers in the U.S. are interested in purchasing Canadian property, so we are looking into adding Canadian listings. We currently have no plans to build a Canadian version of Zillow,” wrote spokesperson Emily Heffter in a statement to BuzzBuzzNews.

Started 11 years ago, the Seattle-based company has grown to a database of more than 110 million homes.

[BuzzBuzzNews] — E.K. Hudson