Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

Editor's note: A new wave of online real estate innovators is gathering force, offering consumers more interactive and comprehensive online home searches and more transparency in property data and transactions. In this three-part report, we explore how newcomers like Zillow, Trulia, HomeThinking, PropertyShark, Redfin and others are bringing a new focus to the online consumer. (See Part 1 and Part 2.) When new online home-valuation site Zillow.com launched its beta version in February, reactions popped up in real estate offices, e-mail lists and blogs throughout the country. "Any time you come out with something new and different, I think human nature has a tendency to resist or look at that with apprehension," said Jorrit Van der Meulen, vice president of Zillow, of the wide spectru...