Chicago Best Real Estate Pros Led by Genuine Superstar

A roundup of some of the top real estate professionals in Chicago. The list comes with a surprise superstar who ticks every digital marketing excellence box there is.

Boise, Idaho: Zeroing In On America’s Top Real Estate Pros

This week our Top-Rated Agents series focuses on a key Northwest market, Boise, Idaho. Veterans Dawn Templeton and Matt Bauscher headline a “go to” list of real estate stars.

Zillow finalizes ShowingTime acquisition despite opposition to the deal

Zillow has closed on its $500 million acquisition of the home viewing scheduling platform ShowingTime, despite the deal facing opposition and intense regulatory review. Zillow first announced its plans to buy ShowingTIme in April, however the deal was held up when the Federal Trad Commission announced it was carrying out a review to ensure the

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Zillow debuts children’s book to help kids deal with moving

As more families move to homes that better suit their evolving needs, Zillow has created a children’s e-book to help parents make the transition easier for their families. The Girl Who Didn’t Want to Move chronicles a move by a fictional young girl named Iris, her parents and her special friends, Jupitus and Annika. Made

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Comparing Zillow and Redfin Market Value Estimation

Comparing Zillow and Redfin as two of the best real estate valuators powered by data. In the end, get an appraiser.

iBuying bloodbath drags on as losses mount

So-called iBuying companies continue to rack up major losses, with the two largest companies in the industry, Opendoor and Zillow, losing a combined $607 million from their business of buying up homes and selling them in 2020. That’s according to the latest research from the real estate technology industry strategist Mike DelPrete, who revealed that

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Zillow acquires ShowingTime for its online tour scheduling platform

Zillow is acquiring a company called ShowingTime that offers a platform for scheduling physical home tours so people can go to see a home they’re interested in at a time that’s most convenient all from the showingtime mobile app. Zillow said it’s buying ShowingTime for $500 million and will use the company’s technology to make

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Zillow adds builder ratings and reviews to its platform

Zillow last week announced a new feature it’s adding to its platform called Builder Ratings and Reviews. The new information will be displayed on builder’s profiles, community pages and paid new construction listings on Zillow. The reviews will come from homeowners surveyed shortly after they move in to a new home, who will be asked

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Home office space tops buyer’s wish lists

The sudden and unexpected shift to remote work for many Americans has put a premium on walls, doors and extra space as millions search for a quiet and comfortable place to work. A new survey from Zillow found a majority are making do without a dedicated home office for now, and many say they’ll consider

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Coronavirus blamed for biggest rent slowdown in 5 years

Rent prices slowed more than they had in at least five years when the coronavirus pandemic hit, according to the April Zillow Real Estate Market Report. But the for-sale market continues to heat up after a slower early April. Rent prices had been chugging along at a remarkably stable pace since 2018, with the growth

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