Shortcuts: Zillow Group's power play, actual intelligence, and NAR's next move

  • Zillow Group's agent input ban will improve accuracy and squeeze brokers.
  • Its Premier Broker program and data management tools are taking aim at teams and Upstream.
  • Redfin uses agents to create better Zestimates, and no one should be surprised.
  • "Realtor" has immense value. NAR's CEO search should keep D.C. in mind.

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Zillow Group has been using its leverage in more dramatic fashion recently. The headline this week is an upcoming moratorium on agent-posted listings.