Posts Tagged ‘zillow’

Zillow to Acquire Trulia for $3.5 Billion in Stock

Monday, July 28th, 2014

A few days ago I heard a real estate news blip about Zillow potentially acquiring Trulia, today I received confirmation of it straight from the horses mouth:

Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trulia, Inc. (NYSE: TRLA) for $3.5 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction. The Boards of Directors of both companies have approved the transaction, which is expected to close in 2015.

You can find the full press release here

Per the press release it seems that after the transaction completes in 2015, the two entities will remain separate for the foreseeable future. So although fun to say, will not be part of your future home searches anytime soon.


Zillow Really Irks Me. They Need to Fix Their Website Issues!

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

low-01About 2 out of 5 of my listings I have on Zillow have qwerky problems and I can’t resolve them. Even though Zillow invites you to send in your “help request” through a flag, my cries for assistance are never heard (only replied to with a canned email). My most common problem is when a home (listing) has an old picture attached to it and you can’t delete it from the home profile. See my Happy Valley Listing on Zillow and guess which picture I’m trying to get rid of!

I have another listing in Goose Hollow, well actually I have TWO because even after flagging Zillow for help in excess of 4 times now, they will not delete the incorrect one!!!!!

Zillow, get with it! -Kristie McD. Your Portland Oregon Realtor!!

Quick Follow Up to Zillow Post

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Not sure if this is the real deal or a “bot” out looking for Zillow comments on blogs (probably the latter), but just thought I would post it here. I posted a blog entry on Zillow and it’s accuracy and use in our industry a few days ago and it was quickly commented on supposedly by Zillow’s COO Spencer Rascoff adding validity from the horses mouth as it were to my post:

Spencer Rascoff, COO of Zillow here. Thanks for the post.


So you think Zillow is all that ehh? Think again

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

As Realtors we would be unprepared to arrive at a listing appointment with out checking out the home’s “zestimate”!  Why? Because in most cases the home owner is absolutely confident that their home is worth what Zillow says it’s worth – After all it’s Zillow!

Well, not so much… (more…)