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Rainmaker
1,707,297
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I thjink they have had recent missteps and I don't see them getting more powerful. Other forces are competing because of the money to earn and real estate will become messier, more power will be diluted, and survival of the fittest is upon us.

Dec 09, 2018 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
868,249
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

The decline is already underway . . . competition, MLSs and agents reclaiming their data. We live in interesting times.

Dec 09, 2018 08:11 AM
Rainmaker
868,841
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The Zevil Empire has been successful in:

Hiring away the best talent from NAR and Realtor.com
Creating preferiental alliance with big companies like CB and affiliates.
Getting access to Association listings (paid and free)
Creating back door agreements with ALL of the major franchises to  receive listing information from their national websites. (agents now can not 'non-syndicate' a listing/ Their own franchise has thrown their client under the bus)
Became the preferred black had resource for agents who want to hire others to misrepresent, deceive, steal IP and offer FALSE data on their behalf.

Zevil Empire will become bigger and stronger because the hearts of others has become darker.

Dec 09, 2018 06:48 AM
Ambassador
2,545,279
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Stronger, bigger.  

Dec 09, 2018 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
3,903,769
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Your guess is as good as mine.

Dec 09, 2018 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
1,176,749
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Zillow and all other tech is becoming a factor that will put 80% of today's agents out of business within 3 years. The riches are in the niches and full service that exceeds expectations.

Dec 09, 2018 10:53 AM
Ambassador
3,000,740
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I don't give a rat's bottom about Z and will never put any thought or energy into that company, what it does, or attempt to predict its future. 

Dec 09, 2018 08:44 AM
Rainmaker
3,955,009
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Don't know.

Dec 09, 2018 08:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,623,872
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Just based on the growth in numbers of RE agents, Z will continue to grow as will other web-based sites

Dec 09, 2018 07:19 AM
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4,090,382
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Sadly, for the consumer, stronger & bigger.

Dec 09, 2018 06:41 AM
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5,210,465
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

As I said to Will in his question about the future.

Does it matter?

I am concerned about what I can do for my business and my team, what zillow does is not a concern to me.

Dec 09, 2018 03:10 PM
Rainmaker
867,714
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I have no prediction for Zillow.

I am much more interested in what I will do in 2019.

Dec 09, 2018 12:04 PM
Rainmaker
1,135,737
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Z stocks tanked from $65 to $29. The biggest disappointment is their model does not make sense.  Even the investors know that premier agent leads are not worth the pay.  Home flipping created bad publicity. It never made profit.

Another one in deeper trouble is RDFN, a discount broker. When a public charges 1% listing fee and credit back, they lose $ for each listing.

Dec 09, 2018 11:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,361,378
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends on how their iBuyer program and mortgage company goes.  Could be something that turns them into a juggernaut or could be something that destroys them.

Dec 09, 2018 09:39 AM
Rainmaker
6,365,174
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

My crystal ball is turned off for the holidays.

Dec 09, 2018 08:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,696,989
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Who cares .... really. I'm only interested in my own business.

Dec 09, 2018 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
771,699
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

Their recent venture into competitive world of being a direct home buyer hasbeen. drag on profitability. I imagine they'll sort it out though and plow ahead. I don't see them stumbling.

Dec 09, 2018 07:36 AM
Rainmaker
2,610,050
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It will maintain its mark and continue to be a household word. It is now a permanent part of the Real Estate world. Oh, that we should all do this....

Dec 09, 2018 06:56 AM
Rainmaker
5,570,636
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

my "guess" is it will get stronger...I don't see it diminishing at this time....

Dec 09, 2018 06:35 AM
Rainmaker
3,296,977
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I am sure they will come up with a new way in 2019 to take more money from agents desperate to get more clients

Dec 09, 2018 04:12 PM
Rainmaker
1,837,035
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

No clue, if I were still active it would not have any impact on me. I always give my best and they have never had an impact other than giving a few sellers very unrealistic home estimates.

Dec 09, 2018 10:40 AM
Rainmaker
4,017,012
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

They will get stronger and bigger. The strong agent will also get stronger and not feel it!

Dec 09, 2018 08:40 AM
Rainmaker
3,526,776
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I hope they will go away, however I don't see that happening

Dec 09, 2018 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,306
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

One of the above.

Dec 09, 2018 07:11 AM
Ambassador
2,530,363
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Haven't given it a thought, not paying for their services though.. 

Dec 09, 2018 06:07 PM
Rainmaker
5,363,456
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I have no idea, nor it is a subject I think or worry about. A

Dec 09, 2018 07:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,483
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Dec 09, 2018 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,717,546
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Don't know and really don't care what Zillow does.

Dec 10, 2018 03:06 PM
Rainmaker
1,618,766
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

I have no idea nor do I care what happens to Z. I'll spend that energy on my business and things I actually care about.

Dec 10, 2018 06:48 AM
Rainmaker
3,870,062
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't worry about things I can't control.

Dec 10, 2018 05:30 AM
Rainmaker
808,497
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Stronger, bigger. They are doing some things right, much to agents chagrin.  -K

Dec 10, 2018 01:08 AM
Rainer
16,458
KAREN FUNK
1st Choice Realty & Associates - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor Elk Grove Sacramento Seller Buyer Investor

Zillow is a force to be reckoned with whether you like ot or not. Their Zillow Estimate of a propertys worth is always way off, changes that estimate to conform closer to what you're listed at and follows the price down when reduced. It gives the seller an inflated price that is hard to overcome at listing appointments, despite the comps and finally, they are testing the market to, in select areas, LIST HOMES for sale. That's right, their unfair advantage could soon be coming to your neighborhood, stealing YOUR listings, because, well, they are Zillow.

Dec 09, 2018 11:00 PM
Ambassador
3,020,447
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

not a stockholder so I really have zero cares.

Dec 09, 2018 08:55 PM
Rainmaker
4,732,180
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I don't follow Zillow, but hope it is on the decline.

Dec 12, 2018 07:46 AM
Rainmaker
3,833,632
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

They will grow more.

Dec 11, 2018 01:09 PM
Rainmaker
311,952
Realtyna Inc
Realtyna - Newark, DE
Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services

Well, they are entering Canada, so stroger, who knows, but bigger? for sure. 

Dec 11, 2018 05:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,537,563
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Z will get bigger ... not sure it will be stronger. The bigger it gets the more kinks in the armor.  

Look at the people who are using it. As long as customers are clicking on it, there is the impact. They don't see what we see. It is our continuous job to educate our clients without disparaging the competition. 

Dec 10, 2018 04:25 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,771
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If agents would stop paying them we would do much better

Dec 10, 2018 02:37 PM
Rainmaker
2,062,259
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Yes, stronger and bigger no matter what.

Dec 10, 2018 11:48 AM
Rainmaker
1,596,476
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Unfortunately, yes, Bigger and Stronger.

Dec 10, 2018 11:07 AM