It takes some real “cojones” -- perhaps even a touch of hubris -- to think you can take on Zillow at this point. The listing portal is now worth more than $5 billion, and it's dropping $65 million on advertising this year. But Ben Kinney, a Bellingham, Washington-based real estate entrepreneur, thinks his startup has got what it takes. And based on what partners at Google Ventures have said about "Blossor," perhaps we shouldn’t rule him out. They dubbed the fledgling listing portal a “Zillow-killer.” Kinney's credentials also inspire some confidence: He said he has come to own seven brokerages with 800 agents after 10 years in the business, has sold a real estate tech startup to Market Leader (now owned by Trulia) and has seen early success with another, the transparen...
May 13, 2014 by Teke Wiggin
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