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

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I dont spend any time or energy worrying about what Zillow is up to, they do their thing and I do mine.

Sep 20, 2018 09:45 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I think it's time that we all realized the horse is out of the barn and Zillow is here to stay.

Sep 20, 2018 07:53 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Parked and Reading.  No voting for me until I can read the story. 

Not a fan of Z that is for sure! 

UPDATE:  I read the story.  Interesting to say the least. I see it as an issue with MLS's as well and the agreement with brokers who use the MLS and allow syndication.  Is it any different than IDX Broker or other MLS data feed providers that, for a fee, pay the MLS for live data feeds?  

Sep 20, 2018 09:24 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I'll read it but, I have to say that I'd root for pretty much anyone against the big-z...

Sep 20, 2018 09:57 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It's not the first time they've gotten in trouble for scraping.  Zillow already owns the backend databases for many MLSs, so it's only a matter of time before they no longer need our cooperation.

Sep 20, 2018 09:51 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

My point of view does not mean a thing to this case.  A

Sep 20, 2018 09:26 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

81 million? Get real Gutenberg.

Sep 20, 2018 09:20 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good blog topic for you.

Sep 20, 2018 08:23 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Even the great Lenn Harley would be impressed with 81M

      Hope he wins!

Sep 20, 2018 06:34 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm with Bob, i'm not spending any energy on the subject. 

Sep 20, 2018 11:57 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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If even 40% of the agents who pay for leads from the big zero, it would put the big zero in a bad position with their shareholders.  The main source of income is from agents - to take them down is easy,  make the stakeholders angry and nervous... 

Sep 20, 2018 09:36 PM
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Love it!

Sep 20, 2018 08:18 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

It's Finally Here!

 

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Sep 20, 2018 06:02 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Agents need to stop patronizing z.  It is the only way

Sep 20, 2018 04:32 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

*crosses fingers* - I do hope he wins!

Had another potential customer today saw a condo listing on Z for 105k Active. After looking it up, it had sold 7 years ago for that price as a short sale!

 

Sep 20, 2018 03:58 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
CMG Financial - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Well I hope Gutenberg wins but...

Copyright is so often stolen for profit - a novel is posted on free Torrent sites a day after it is released; musicians now make most of their money on live performance not records

Sep 20, 2018 01:32 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't know the story but likely wouldn't be in favor of Z for a number of reasons. I'll check it out.

Sep 20, 2018 01:25 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Interesting Times ahead

Sep 20, 2018 12:10 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Mission is impossible.

Sep 20, 2018 12:02 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have never been worried about Zillow. Now if Amazon does decide to get into real estate, that would be a worry.

Sep 20, 2018 11:55 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

No way we can stop. 

Sep 20, 2018 11:15 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I'm just in the watch and see what happens camp. -Kasey

Sep 20, 2018 11:01 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

 "it appears that Zillow … copies millions of photographs per day off of the MLS in an effort to build what they refer to as their 'Living Database of All Homes' … at the expense of creators and rights holders such as Mr. Gutenberg who depend on payment of reasonable licensing fees by those who exploit their works."

I think he's an evil genius with a good case to win. I assume because of this case, our MLS has given us the opportunity to check/uncheck if photos can be used after closing. We now have the option depending on what our photo agreement is.

Boy, I can't think of a better thing for crowd funding than for this guys attorneys fees.

Sep 20, 2018 10:25 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Zillow has been accepted by "we the people"....Now to make our own mark

Sep 20, 2018 10:11 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I believe Nina Hollander is correct. Z is profitable for a few quarters. It even taxt us wanting to SELL ZIP codes on FB now, another source of income.

The one which we are all affected is Redfin charging 1% commission paying photography and other things. It hard to compete since they got all huge bill boards across major freeways(at least between LA and SFO) that 1% full service or 2% listing fee with free staging, cleaning and painting kicked in. They are 24/7 team and very quick to get back to you. Wall Street questioned if they are losing their pants to get the business but they are PROFITTABLE last quarter. On CNBC they say that is the new way to run real estate business realizing not all look at the billboard and 1% "fool" servivce. So if you are driving customers around just point direction opposite  from the billboard. "What is going on there?"

Sep 20, 2018 09:58 AM
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John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

This is not good for Z.  Too blatant an act.

Oct 20, 2018 09:10 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have never been a Z fan.

Sep 26, 2018 06:46 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I'm having lunch with Z reps on Thursday. I'll ask what they think. 

Sep 24, 2018 08:26 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Will never be a zillow fan.

 

Sep 21, 2018 09:11 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Agents will not stop paying them becuase they are looking for easy leads that can be costly in the end. With that suit i would never use a photograpger where i only had a year to use a photo. I would take them myself at that point. With that case he will have to prove Zillow knew they were copy righted

Sep 21, 2018 05:43 AM
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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

I'll be watching to see how this pans out.

Sep 21, 2018 05:38 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have to check out Guttenberg. Never would vote for Zillow!

Sep 21, 2018 04:59 AM