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Zillow to expand sales force in Southern California

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Real estate search and valuation company Zillow will open a new office in Irvine, Calif., over the summer, the company announced Monday. Seattle-based Zillow plans to staff the office with up to 100 employees. According to its most recent annual report to investors, Zillow had 329 full-time employees as of Dec. 31, most of whom had been with the company less than two years.The nearly 20 employees of Irvine-based Diverse Solutions, a real estate technology provider Zillow acquired in November, will move to the new office. The remaining 80 or so employees will be primarily made up of new sales people, though business development professionals and engineers will also be hired, Zillow told Inman News. The new office's sales team will focus on selling Premier Agent subscriptions to real estate professionals nationwide across the Zillow and Yahoo Real Estate websites, the company said. Under the terms of a recently renewed ad partnership, Zillow has the exclusive ability to sell ads to re...