Yesterday was a big day for Zillow and Trulia as we announced the completed acquisition of Trulia and formed Zillow Group, which houses a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant U.S. real estate and home-related brands on mobile and Web.
Trulia joins Zillow, HotPads and StreetEasy in Zillow Group’s consumer portfolio. Probably of immediate interest to many of you are our business brands; Diverse Solutions, Mortech, Postlets, Retsly, Market Leader and of course, ActiveRain.
I have a special fondness for the ActiveRain community as in the past (before it was purchased by MarketLeader/Trulia), I frequently posted here and learned much from engaging with this important community. From its entrepreneurial beginnings under its fearless founder Jonathan to ownership by Market Leader, Trulia and now Zillow Group, the true stewards of this content have always been all of you.
I know many of you are curious of what’s next as I know loyal members have witnessed a fair amount changes through multiple owners in a relatively short amount of time. It’s the very early days of the Zillow Group and honestly, we are just starting to figure out the road ahead. But it’s been quite clear to me for a long time that ActiveRain is an energetic and influential community of real estate professionals. It is a special place, and it deserves stewardship and investment.
In advance, thanks for your support. Your comments and suggestions here are always appreciated and you can bet I’ll read each and everyone. Also please feel free to email me at spencer at zillow dot com.