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

At Real Estate Connect I had a chance to sit down for a one-on-one interview with Rich Barton of Zillow. Love them or hate them, Zillow is now generating about two-thirds as much traffic as Realtor.com. Can your business afford to ignore such a powerful place to advertise for just pennies? A Dec. 14 blog post entitled "Real Estate Horror" on the Sellsius blog shows a picture of Peter Lorre speaking to Frankenstein. The title is "Frankenzillow," and the comment on the bottom reads: "My credit card for security? What about the wrong Zestimates? I guess I can trust you. After all, my listings gave you life." This cartoon illustrates the controversy that still exists in the industry about Zillow. Agents and brokers continue to worry that an Internet real estate company might eventu...