Move.com and its daughter Web site Realtor.com have long held the top positions for the most traffic in the U.S. online property space. But faster and nimbler competitors have been steadily nipping at its heels, and now the company’s new president and CEO has acknowledged that, given the impact on the real estate industry of the worldwide recession, Move Inc. has no choice but to reinvent
Zillow has introduced three new widgets that put Zillow data on any Web site or blog by adding a small amount of code. The new widgets show most expensive homes, newest for sale homes, and recently sold homes. Clicking on a displayed home opens the Zillow page with that home’s listing.
A number of sites are already using the widgets including Wallyhood.org - a local blog focuse
Two companies providing online real estate listings have won WebWare’s 2009 “WebWare 100” prize: ZipRealty and Zillow. For the latter, WebWare cited Zillow’s ability for visitors to ask questions of sellers or agents without having to register.
ZipRealty is a full-service, residential brokerage operating in 36 U.S. markets.
In the location-based s
Trulia and HotPads have received Webby awards in the real estate category. Trulia was chosen by the judges as the Webby Award Winner while HotPads was the People’s Choice Winner. They bested fellow nominees Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, NYTimes.com/realestate and River
We knew Zillow’s new iPhone app, released a week ago, would be popular. But its success exceeded even our expectations. The company's blog reported that Zillow's mobile app had 15,666 downloads in the first 24 hours, making it the number one real estate app in the Apple Ap
Zillow has released a free iPhone application that will allow users to access property values and other real estate information (such as photos and agent contact) on the go. The app goes even further and allows users to locate open houses via GPS and to pop up price information as a user passes by a property.
Century 21 has added an advice forum similar to those from Trulia and Zillow. The new “Talks” forum is on the new C21 Communities landing page which is linked from the company's main site,.
The C21 Communities landing page - http://www.century21.com/community/ - (which is way too busy in our opinion) also i
This is what you miss by not Twittering: a virtual smackdown between Trulia and Zillow --- all done in fun.
It started when a someone asked innocuously, "If an agent could choose only one, which should they use? Zillow or Trulia."
As it happened, Trulia and Zillow were listening, or in Twitter parlance, "following." It prompted a back-and-forth exchange between David Gibbo
No surprises here: monthly visitors to Trulia are down 21 percent according to data from Compete. Visits to Zillow are down too, by 7 percent.
The depressing news comes on the back of a Harris poll commissioned by Trulia which says that “70 percent of non-homeowners surveyed say they have no plans to purchase a new home in the next year.” Even worse: “92 percent of