So What Now? Zillow Just Announced Trulia Purchase

Mortgage and Lending with Franklin Advantage Inc. NMLS Lic. # 343946




Just read online that Zillow just announced the purchase of Trulia.  I know that we have been through this before, yet I have had serious issues with Zillow in the past so this really makes me take a pause.


I know that one thing always remains the same.....That is things always change....


But this could be a "Game Changer" for me


I know that time will only tell, and that I should reserve my comments........but again I got so "Burned" by Zillow in the past..........let's just say I'm very "Gun Shy" at the moment.


Unless I missed it, I have not seen andything from the AR gods yet on this matter.


Big QuestionsSo what do you think?  Or am I way off on this one?


Would love any comments from the Senior AR Staff as a formal conference call is scheduled for tomorrow.


To see the link to the article and announcement, please so here:


Zillow Buys Trulia


Comment by any and all are welcome


Thanks for reading


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Wayne L. Brown, NMLS # 343946
Licensed Mortgage Specialist
Franklin Advantage, Inc.
Direct: 858-997-6300

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L/O CA DRE LIC. # 00906571

Corp. NMLS # 285786

CORP CA DRE LIC. # 01837286


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About Wayne Brown


Wayne is a Licensed Mortgage Banker, and is based in San Diego.  With over 35 years in commercial and mortgage banking, he serves all of California and has closed more than 5,600 loans in his career.


He specializes in Conventional, FHA, VA, and Reverse Mortgages for residential lending purposes.  Both he and his company always strive to exceed each client's expectations through knowledgeable, ethical, and transparent representation to service their financial needs. 


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Comments (2)

Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

I made a lot of money from marketing on Zillow, up through about a year ago. Now, the leads have been so divided up among a larger pool of Realtors, and with prices doubling has become something to use with caution. Things are not like they were 3-4 years ago.

Feb 17, 2015 10:59 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Wayne - You are right about one thing, change is the only constant. I don't know what this merger will hold for AR, but hopefully it will not change that much. I pretty much like it just the way it is.

Feb 17, 2015 12:47 PM