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This is my blog where I discuss things I find interesting, including: real estate, venture capital, entrepreneurship, economics and pop culture.
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I loved seeing this tweet today.
08/19/2011
Thank you to Inman News for this extraordinary honor. I am truly humbled by the award. Thanks also to Zillow's fantastic employees, and our many tens of thousands of business partners, for having made our success possible.Inman News Innovator of the Year Award Having just returned from the Inman ...
08/01/2011
There were a few tweets about Zillow this weekend.  A few of my favorites:   here and here and here and here and my favorite one is here              
04/11/2011
I keep a close eye on what people tweet about Zillow. It's an unbelievably valuable way for an executive to keep tabs on what people are saying about your company. And it's addicting. Usually, we're fortunate that most tweets about Zillow are positive - either consumers or agents are raving about...
04/08/2011
Today, Windermere.com (the largest real estate brokerage in the Pacific Northwest) added Zestimates to their website. This provided me with a good opening to remind people of the free tools that Zillow makes available to other websites.  API Making Your Site A Powerful Tool & Source of Informatio...
04/07/2011
I've blogged about this topic before, but here's a great post by Sara Bonert on the topic of the importance of mortgage rates. The table below shows the data behind this very important point -- the fact that sometimes mortgage rate changes are even more important than home value changes. I love t...
04/05/2011
Woohoo, Zillow now has a BlackBerry app! You asked, and we delivered. The new BlackBerry app joins our #1 iphone, #1 ipad, and #1 Android apps in the Zillow mobile suite of apps. When I talk to agents about Zillow's mobile apps- it is inevitable that the question comes up... "What about an app fo...
03/31/2011
I enjoyed Jon Washburn's recent blog post about his online identity, detailing how he recently "clean up" his online presence by choosing to be consistent about using "Jon Washburn" instead of Jonathan Washburn, and sprucing up his mug shot which serves as his first impression to people viewing h...
02/17/2011
After blogging here on Active Rain for the last few years, I finally got around to creating a separate blog at my own domain - www.spencerrascoff.com Going forward, I will still blog about real estate things here on Active Rain. But I'll use my spencerrascoff blog to reflect on more non real esta...
02/16/2011
Hat tip to Drew Meyers.
01/31/2011
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