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In chaotic times, Zillow becomes the solution to doomscrolling

People in 2020 are treating the ubiquitous real estate portal as part social network, part salve amid a global pandemic and geopolitical chaos.
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, Lifestyle, Analysis, Radio, New York Times, Agent, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Pandemic, Taylor Lorenz, Tiktok, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic


How indies can take advantage of the same tools as franchises

Indie brokers should feel confident in expressing their needs to vendors when shopping around for different services. Putting in a bit more work when first establishing the relationship can pay off in the long run.
Tags: Marketing, Analysis, Radio, Mls, Zillow, Coaching, Vendors, Trulia, Website Design, Windermere Real Estate, Gordon Hawkins, Brokerage, Select, Mls Data, Homesnap, Franchise Fees


Former Zillow exec Greg Schwartz wants to make buying a home easier

New startup Tomo is aiming to improve the real estate transaction experience with a $40 million seed round.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Zillow, Trulia, Spencer Rascoff, Select, Pete Flint, Rich Barton, Opendoor, NFX, TOMO, Greg Schwartz, Ribbit, Offerpad, Carey Armstrong, Greg Scwartz


Trump and Biden are both betting on the suburbs to win the 2020 election, but only one of them understands what that means

Biden and Trump both want to lock down the suburban vote, but it turns out suburbia is ill-defined. Getty Donald Trump and Joe Biden are both trying to secure the suburban vote ahead of the presidential election, with Trump specifically appealing to an exclusionary, antiquated view of suburbia. Suburbia is a key battleground in the election, distinct from liberal-leaning cities and conservative-leaning rural areas. However suburbia is ill-defined and still lacks a federal definition, makin...
Tags: Twitter, Obama, US, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Harvard University, Queens, Hud, Biden, Donald Trump, Montgomery, Ucla, Michael, Trulia


In light of Google lawsuit, are monopolies lurking in the real estate industry?

On Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department accused Google of illegally protecting its monopoly over search and search advertising. It begs the question, are there real estate monopolies?
Tags: Google, Opinion, Radio, Columns, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, NAR, U S Justice Department, National Association of Realtors, Brokerage, Select, Realtor.com, Christopher Moehrl


Zillow revamps its multi-family rental advertising platform

The company is also launching new data-driven tools for the multi-family rental space that include rent comps and other insights.
Tags: Radio, Rent, 3D, Zillow, Rentals, Rental, Trulia, Virtual Tours, Michael Sherman, HotPads, Property Portfolio, Rent Connect


The battle for 2020 goes through the suburbs, but it's not even clear what the suburbs are these days

Biden and Trump both want to lock down the suburban vote, but it turns out suburbia is ill-defined. Getty Donald Trump and Joe Biden are both trying to secure the suburban vote ahead of the presidential election, with Trump specifically appealing to an exclusionary, antiquated view of suburbia. Suburbia is a key battleground in the election, distinct from liberal-leaning cities and conservative-leaning rural areas. However suburbia is ill-defined and still lacks a federal definition, makin...
Tags: Twitter, Obama, US, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Harvard University, Queens, Hud, Biden, Donald Trump, Montgomery, Ucla, Michael, Trulia


30% of agents plan to decrease ad spend on Zillow, realtor.com

Curaytor co-founders say agents are starting to realize they "do not need a middleman" and can go to direct to consumers.
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Radio, Video Ads, Agent, Zillow, Trulia, Branding, Retargeting, Chris Smith, Geotargeting, Select, Realtor.com, Ad Spending, Homes.com


Morgan Beller, co-creator of the Libra digital currency, just joined the venture firm NFX

Morgan Beller, who is a co-creator of the proposed Libra digital currency, along with Facebook vice presidents David Marcus and Kevin Weil, has left the company to become a general partner with the venture firm NFX . In a call yesterday, she said she first became acquainted with the San Francisco-based outfit five years ago when on a “tech trek” to Israel, she met its local partner, Gigi Levy-Weiss, and formed a friendship with him. At the time, she was a young partner at Andreessen Horowitz, ...
Tags: Facebook, Israel, San Francisco, Tech, David Marcus, Crypto, Andreessen Horowitz, Jupiter, Cornell, Cnbc, Trulia, Abra, James Currier, Spark Capital, Lastminute, Flint


Apps are tracking WhatsApp users' online activity, including whom they're likely talking to and when they're sleeping

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from executive editor Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Read on for news about the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, WhatsApp-tracking apps that are letting people figure out when you're sleeping, how home-listing site Zumper weeded out thousands of Section 8 renters, and a toxic culture in Yelp's Phoenix office.  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Drew Angerer/Getty Images ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Supreme Court, Washington, White House, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Whatsapp, Chicago, Ubs, Citigroup


Former realtor.com, Trulia executive to lead NYC listing service

Ninve James will lead the Residential Listing Service, a brokerage-facing listing service powered by the Real Estate Board of New York.
Tags: New York City, Radio, Trulia, Industry News, Select, StreetEasy, REBNY, MLS & Associations, OneKey MLS, Residential Listing Service, Rls, Realtor.cm, Ninve James


Urban Housing Markets are Keeping Pace with the Red Hot Suburbs – Except in Manhattan and San Francisco

– The nation’s two most expensive housing markets are seeing prices fall and homes linger on the market – Urban and suburban areas of the U.S. have largely seen similar trends in key housing indicators during the coronavirus pandemic. – The median sale price has slowed significantly more in urban areas, though that may be influenced by factors like the timing of the available data and which homes were selling earlier in the pandemic. – New York and San Francisco are notable exceptions w...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, New York City, America, San Francisco, Radio, Manhattan, Zillow, Trulia, Seattle Wa, Northeast, Real Estate News, Zillow Group, Zillow Group Inc, Jeff Tucker


Stanford business school graduates knew their classmates would soon found great startups, and they created a unique club to invest in them. The result is a $1.5 million fund bound by loyalty, community, and democracy

A group of students at Stanford's Graduate School of Business wanted to find a way to collectively invest in startups founded by their classmates. So they created an investment club backed by nearly half of the GSB's 2020 graduating class, who have together staked the vehicle with $1.5 million. The students see the vehicle as a way to continue the community they created at the school, to help out their friends, and to share in their success. The club has already made its first three investment...
Tags: Stanford, Trends, Silicon Valley, Carolina Panthers, US Air Force, Trulia, Business Insider, Powell, Troy Wolverton, Ramakrishnan, Andrew Powell, Mui, Graduate School of Business, GSB, Mushin, Seymore


Q3 2020 is primed to be an intense shopping season for VCs

Russ Heddleston Contributor Share on Twitter Russ is the co-founder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held roles at Dropbox, Greystripe and Trulia. Follow him here: @rheddleston and @docsend More posts by this contributor What the last 2 months of fundraising tells us about the future When is it time ...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Facebook, Column, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Economy, Fundraising, Venture Capital, Trulia, Russ, Russ Heddleston, Extra Crunch, Coronavirus, COVID-19


What Q2 fundraising data tells us about the rest of 2020

Russ Heddleston Contributor Share on Twitter Russ is the co-founder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held roles at Dropbox, Greystripe and Trulia. Follow him here: @rheddleston and @docsend More posts by this contributor What the last 2 months of fundraising tells us about the future When is it time ...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Facebook, Column, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Economy, Architecture, Fundraising, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Startup Company, Trulia, Russ, Russ Heddleston


How CEOs Think: 5 Mental Models to Shift from Founder to CEO

https://www.nfx.com/post/how-ceos-think-mental-models-shift-founder-to-ceo5 mental models distinguish “product-Founders” from successful “Founder-CEOs”. Trulia Founder, Pete Flint, breaks them down for Founders everywhere. What is rarely brought to light, though, are mental models that these “product-Founders” use to transition to successful “Founder-CEOs.” There is a large delta between the two, and it’s often the highest leverage point for taking your startup to the next level. In order to mak...
Tags: Business, Entrepreneurship, Trulia, Pete Flint


What happens when top real estate portals join forces?

When massive real estate portals join forces, it's for one reason: market power. These mega-mergers of leading real estate portals highlight the power of market dominance through greater reach, greater pricing power and accelerated revenue growth.
Tags: Opinion, Data, Analysis, Radio, Teams, News Corp, Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Move Inc, Mike Delprete, Immonet, Immowelt


La Haus is bringing US tech services to Latin America’s real estate market

The alchemy for a successful startup can be hard to parse. Sometimes, it’s who you know. Sometimes it’s where you go to school. And sometimes it’s what you do. In the case of La Haus, a startup that wants to bring US tech-enabled real estate services to the Latin American real estate market, it’s all three. The company was founded by Jerónimo Uribe and Rodrigo Sánchez Ríos, both graduates of Stanford University who previously founded and ran Jaguar Capital, a Colombian real estate development...
Tags: TC, Business, Entrepreneurship, Mexico, Finance, US, Tech, Ceo, Colombia, United States, President, Venture Capital, Zillow, Latin America, Stanford University, Kaszek Ventures


Ex Zillow, Trulia executives back Latin American real estate startup

La Haus, which aims to upend the homebuying process in Latin America, received a boost from former Trulia CEO Pete Flint and Zillow co-founder Spencer Rascoff.
Tags: Technology, Colombia, Radio, Mexico City, Medellin, Zillow, Latin America, Trulia, Bogota, Zillow Trulia, Spencer Rascoff, Select, News Brief, Pete Flint, La Haus


30 Real Estate Marketing Tips

The real estate industry is highly saturated in nearly every market throughout the country. So it can be tough for new or emerging small businesses in the space to really set themselves apart. A unique marketing strategy is a must for anyone trying to build sustained success. But what does that look like? First, you need some basic local and online marketing tactics to gain visibility for your business. Then, you need some creative ideas to help your real estate business stand out from the comp...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Sales, Mls, Zillow, Trulia, Marketing Tips, Real Estate Marketing Tips, Traditional Real Estate Marketing Most, Design Infographics Infographics, Reverse Prospect on MLS


Propzy, a Vietnamese offline-to-online real estate platform, raises $25 million Series A

Propzy, a Vietnam-based startup that guides consumers through the entire process of a real estate transaction, announced it has raised a $25 million Series A led by Gaw Capital and SoftBank Ventures Asia, the early-stage venture arm of SoftBank Group. Other investors included Next Billion Ventures, RHL Ventures, Breeze, FEBE Ventures, RSquare and Insignia. Instead of proptech, Propzy founder and CEO John Le prefers the term “firetech” to describe the startup, using “fire” as an acronym for fi...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Real Estate, Southeast Asia, Softbank, United States, Vietnam, Zillow, Trulia, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Le, GE Capital


Trulia co-founder Pete Flint tells agents to ‘lean into’ transaction revolution

During Connect Now, Trulia co-founder and NFX Managing Partner Pete Flint explained what agents must do to stay relevant during the transaction revolution.
Tags: Radio, Trulia, Pete Flint


The fundraising marketplace has stabilized. Or has it?

Russ Heddleston Contributor Share on Twitter Russ is the co-founder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held roles at Dropbox, Greystripe and Trulia. Follow him here: @rheddleston and @docsend More posts by this contributor What the last 2 months of fundraising tells us about the future When is it time ...
Tags: Travel, Startups, Facebook, Uber, Column, Instagram, Funding, Fundraising, Venture Capital, Airbnb, Trulia, Russ, Russ Heddleston, Pitch Deck, Recent Funding, Extra Crunch


What the last 2 months of fundraising tells us about the future

Russ Heddleston Contributor Share on Twitter Russ is the co-founder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held roles at Dropbox, Greystripe and Trulia. Follow him here: @rheddleston and @docsend More posts by this contributor What the last 2 months of fundraising tells us about the future When is it time ...
Tags: Travel, Startups, Facebook, Column, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Funding, Economy, Fundraising, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Startup Company, Trulia, Russ, Major, Russ Heddleston


Realtors are line of defense against banker greed

The private sector and government leaders must be on guard as trillions of public dollars wash through the economic system.
Tags: Opinion, Radio, Columns, Zillow, Trulia, ERA, Coldwell Banker, Henry Silverman, Realogy, Markets & Economy, Select, Opendoor, Cendant, Century 21, Sotheby's International Realty, Offerpad


Realtor.com sees user growth as News Corp. revenue drops 8%

While News Corp's revenues dipped down to $2.27 billion, realtor.com saw average monthly unique users of its web and mobile sites grow by 6 percent year-over-year.
Tags: Radio, The Wall Street Journal, Robert Thomson, News Corp, Zillow, Move, Trulia, Industry News, Brokerage, Select, Realtor.com, Opcity, David Doctorow, Coronavirus


Latte vision for buying a home is suddenly becoming a reality

Seven years ago, I said that buying a home should be as easy as making a latte. My theatrics weren't enough to make that vision possible. But a pandemic is doing the trick today.
Tags: Technology, Opinion, Bank Of America, Radio, Chase, Agent, Columns, Trulia, Wells Fargo, Zoom, Select, Loandepot, Anthony Hsieh, Peter Flint


This venture firm is offering fast funding in a time of uncertainty

The early-stage venture firm NFX is launching a seed-funding initiative today that invites founders to apply for seed funding of $1 million to $2 million in exchange for 15% of their company. Why is this interesting? It’s not because of the size stake that NFX is taking, though 15% is notable for remaining fair in a market where founders are suddenly facing serious headwinds. The special catch is that NFX says founders who apply will receive a commitment in nine days or less. It’s a touch g...
Tags: TC, New York, Israel, Tech, Venture Capital, Greycroft, Trulia, James Currier, Bay Area, Lastminute, Flint, Currier, Gigi Levy Weiss, Pete Flint, NFX, Ellie Wheeler


Zillow and Trulia beat back patent infringement suit for listing apps

'This ruling ensures we will be able to continue to provide this information,' said a Zillow Group spokesperson.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Lawsuits, Zillow, Trulia, Patent Infringement, Zillow Group, Michael Gorman, Select, Prior Art, Lindsey Lombardi, Corus Realty Holdings, Property Information


When is it time to stop fundraising?

Russ Heddleston Contributor Share on Twitter Russ is the co-founder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held roles at Dropbox, Greystripe, and Trulia. Follow him here: @rheddleston and @docsend More posts by this contributor What to expect when pitching European VCs First mover advantage: Does it matter...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Trulia, Russ, Russ Heddleston, Pitch Deck Interest Metric