Exciting news for Zillow

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I'm very excited to tell you today that I'm the new CEO of Zillow. Rich Barton is now Executive Chairman, and Lloyd Frink (formerly the President) is now Chief Strategy Officer.

I've been with Zillow for more than five years, and it has been an extremely exciting adventure so far. Zillow is now profitable, which is a great milestone for any startup. We've come a long way in four years, but we're just getting started.

Finally, a big "thank you" to the Active Rain community for everything that you've taught me about real estate, and for the invaluable feedback you've given me about Zillow -- both good and bad. Keep it comin'.

As part of today's announcement, I had to take some cheesy new press photos. I figured I'd share them here with you. For the last few years, my daughter was in one of the press pictures. So it's time for my son to get in on the fun. That's him on the jungle gym in the back of the third photo.


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Comments (9)

Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Congrats I just wrote a congrats post.  I thought I could scoop you..  I think you beat me.... by a minute.

Sep 14, 2010 09:52 AM
Mark Hitz
Keller Williams - The Colony, TX

Spencer - Not cheesy at all.  Congrats on your new challenges.  

Sep 14, 2010 09:54 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Congratulations on your promotion and successful achievement of a big goal.

Sep 14, 2010 09:56 AM
Christine Bohn
RE/MAX Professionals - Gainesville, FL
The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL

Congrats!!   I caught the news on Maureen's blog.  I just subscribed to you!

Sep 14, 2010 10:00 AM
Sara Bonert
Zillow - Atlanta, GA
Real Estate Internet Marketing

Congrats Spencer!  VERY well deserved.  (and yeah, those pics are a little cheesy..haha) I've loved all the perspective you've brought to your Active Rain blog over the years.  I've never worked with anyone that is able to output as much as you can in a single day, you'll be an amazing CEO.

Sep 14, 2010 10:10 AM
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

I've been a subscriber for a whiile - for good reason.  Congratulations!

Sep 14, 2010 01:39 PM
John Mulkey
TheHousingGuru.com - Waleska, GA
Housing Guru

Spencer - Congratulations!  Your career and experiences just keep expanding.  I look forward to hearing how you will be helping to mold the housing market.

Sep 14, 2010 02:16 PM
Lauren Bernstein
ActiveRain - Seattle, WA

Spencer - Congratulations! Very well deserved!  

Sep 15, 2010 12:49 PM
Fran Gatti
RE/MAX Integrity - Medford, OR
Managing Principal Broker - RE/MAX Integrity


Congratulations.  You do a great job and I'm sure you've worked hard for this promotion.  All the best.

Sep 15, 2010 04:43 PM