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Not betting on iBuying would be an “existential threat”: Zillow CEO

Since returning in February to lead the company he founded 14 years ago, Rich Barton is muscling Zillow into...

From left: Zillow's Matt Daimler, Bohemia Realty's Sarah Saltzberg, Douglas Elliman's Hal Gavzie and Brown Harris Stevens' Bess Freedman (Credit: Facebook and Twitter)

StreetEasy is trying to steal our landlord clients: brokerage execs

UPDATED: Sept. 9, 10:30 a.m.: What started as a way for StreetEasy to vet rental listings has led to...

Zillow’s bet on iBuying boosted revenues to $600M, but it still lost $72M

Zillow Group’s bet on instant homebuying boosted its second-quarter revenues 84 percent to $599.6 million, the company said Wednesday....

“We refuse to buy into it”: Has StreetEasy finally gone too far with its latest fee?

Every new StreetEasy fee spurs a familiar cycle among brokers: outrage, pay up, rinse, repeat. But its latest program,...

“This is a Band-aid”: Brokers fear StreetEasy’s sales fee could mean fewer Premier Agent leads

With another StreetEasy fee comes another wave of criticism. This time, the listing portal’s new program has struck a chord among Premier Agents —...

Resi brokerages decry StreetEasy’s latest fee as “blackmail”

Some predicted it. Many dreaded it. And now that it’s here, some are calling it a form of extortion....

Zillow nixes data-sharing requirement for Premier Broker

Zillow Group has removed a data-sharing requirement for its Premier Broker lead generation program, following ethics concerns. The initial...

Zillow Q3 revenue jumps 22% but
Premier Agent disappoints

Premier Agent remains Zillow Group’s cash cow, but the lucrative ad program had a rocky quarter. Following a series...

LG Fairmont pulls out of Premier Agent

LG Fairmont, one of Premier Agent’s biggest cheerleaders in New York, is shutting its checkbook. At least as far as Zillow is concerned. The residential brokerage, which once spent $125,000 a month to receive...

Zillow warns about swindlers targeting Premier Agent clients

Scammers posing as Zillow are targeting real estate brokers by attempting to receive money in exchange for fake leads,...

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