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Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Why would anyone want to read what the founder of Zillow, an ADVERTISING company, has to say about real estate?

Do you not have access to hundreds or REAL ESTATE experts who make their contribution to socieity by educating and guiding countless citizens and professionals into great real estate decisions without reliance on deception and theft of IP?

Would you not be better served in exploring the investor side of real estate or the non-real estate side of marketing or any venue offering advanced technologies in personal communications or even game play theory?

 

Feb 04, 2015 06:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I agree in part to Annette's comment saying why would I care what an advertising company has to say, but I am not the one who will believe it.  My potential clients will be and I need to know what they know so I can offer a professional opinion.

Feb 04, 2015 11:39 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I'll read it if someone gives it to me, but I have a rule of not paying a cent to Zillow.

Feb 04, 2015 10:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

What are they? And why are they important?

Feb 02, 2018 10:14 PM
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Bill Lucas
Century 21 Exclusively - Wenatchee, WA

Wow, I guess some folks don't like Zillow very much. I was of similar opinion so that is why I wanted to read their book. See what they had to say. My take is they think that the data should drive the real estate buying selling  decision making process. Nice thought if we were all computers. I do not think it is possible to take the emotional side out of the purchase or sale of a home. They make a good case but I do not think that an algorithm is the end all to home valuation no matter how refined it is. I would recommend the book to read both for agents and clients. I think you need to be informed, also as Sun Tzu said "know thy enemy". 

Feb 05, 2015 02:46 AM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

No.

Jun 15, 2018 10:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

I have not

Jun 04, 2017 06:42 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Such an usual question. Is there any value in reading them?

I was curious to see answers.

 

Feb 10, 2015 12:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

As far as we are concerned Zillow has broken every rule in real estate and has zip for credibility.....

Feb 05, 2015 06:19 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

NO!   I don't don't do anything with 3rd party sites with the exception of AR, which I hope one day will revert back to a better ownership.

Feb 05, 2015 12:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

They featured some bits of it on our local news but the answers in the book did not apply to our area where traditions were different, 

Feb 05, 2015 12:21 AM
Rainer
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James Brockway
Brockway Realty, LLC - League City, TX

I think we can learn from every real estate group, even the ones we don't like/agree with. 

Feb 04, 2015 11:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not heard of it. Maybe I should check it out.

Feb 04, 2015 09:17 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Not yet... I haven't seen too much out there that tells me something I haven't already figured out about the "new rules" just based on being on the front lines day in and day out.

Feb 04, 2015 08:53 PM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

If I stumble upon a free copy I'll read it, but like Patricia Kennedy they won't get a dime from me.  I think it's good to know what's being sold to the consumer's we'll be working with, whether it's good info or not.

Feb 04, 2015 01:05 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No! I haven't even heard of it.  I will check it out, thanks!

Feb 04, 2015 11:37 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Bill Lucas I thought I'd get some idea from the answers - however, like me, others are in the same boat - don't know much about it or not interested. However, it may be interesting. A company that changes the online profile of Real Estate.

Feb 04, 2015 11:25 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I haven't heard of this. Is it a book? Have you read it, and if so...what is your opinion?

Feb 04, 2015 09:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bill,

No, please write a review of it, we would be interested in hearing your viewpoint. A

Feb 04, 2015 07:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Haven't heard of this.  Is it a book?

Feb 04, 2015 06:29 AM
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Marla Yost
Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty - Arlington, TX
The Marla Yost Team

Never heard of it ....let me know if you like it .

Is it good info for agents or the consumer?

Feb 04, 2015 06:14 AM
Rainmaker
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Rose Osman
John Aaroe Group - Sherman Oaks, CA

I'm reading Zillow talk, is that the same thing?  It's good, it reinforces what we already know as realtors but it'll be educational for buyers and sellers.

Feb 04, 2015 06:10 AM