• Zillow Group chief business officer, Greg Schwartz, believes Zillow has never given better value for money to advertisers than it offers today.
  • Zillow Group is interested in building up the rental platform side of its business because it is complementary to its "for sale" platform.

Nine years ago, Zillow Group’s chief business officer, Greg Schwartz, traveled from New York to Seattle to interview for a new job. The portal was still in its infancy. He landed at 10:30 p.m. in Seattle. Zillow co-founder, Rich Barton, insisted on immediately conducting the hiring interview in the lobby of Schwartz's hotel for the next three hours. Schwartz valiantly stayed awake 'til 4 a.m. Eastern time and was competent enough to be hired. Greg Schwartz He probably wondered what kind of high-pressure environment he was joining, but on his first day of work, all reservations were put aside. He arrived to a mob of people in the Zillow offices cheering on co-founder Lloyd Frink, who was playing a ping-pong game against a staff member celebrating a birthday. Frink w...