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Using tech to dodge checkmate

Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

Spencer Rascoff is chief operating officer at Zillow, a real estate valuation, search, marketing and information Web site that consistently ranks among the most-visited online real estate destinations. Rascoff will speak during a session at the upcoming Real Estate Connect conference in New York City titled, "Should Your MLS Be in Front of Consumers?" and will also attend a "Meet the Leaders" networking session at the conference. He answered a set of questions posed by Inman News: What do you see happening in the real estate market in 2009? Unfortunately, given the continued economic downturn and the accompanying job losses I think the velocity of home sales and price of sold homes will continue to decline in the majority of markets. Some areas have already declined so much though that the incremental decline will be minimal. Still, I don't see a recovery in any major declining cities in 2009. The one wildcard is whether Treasury adopts a plan to lower mor...