Dear Real Estate Tech Entrepreneurs: Hey, The Buy-Side Is Done, Guys

I’m going to take a conservative estimate and say that once every few weeks, I get some PR agency emailing me with some news of a fantabulous, world-changing, paradigm-shifting (God, I love those Web 2.0 words, like paradigm), baldness-curing new technology around… you got it, home search. This is not at all an atypical example: #RealEstate Entrepreneur, Avantika Shahi Launches Revolutionary #HomeSearch Platform  […]

A Few Thoughts on the New Zillow Group

If you’re in the real estate industry — and why wouldn’t you be if you’re reading this blog — then you know by now that our lords and masters have approved Zillow’s $3.5 billion acquisition of Trulia. The new entity is not named TruZilla, Destroyer of Tokyo; it’s named Zillow Group. I’ve had the opportunity to […]

Edina Realty Reverses Course on Syndication

I realize that the news of the day will be the News Corp buying Move, which certainly requires some thought, but since important details are missing from that story as yet and may not be clear for months to come… I figured I should take notice of another sort of significant story that just crossed […]

A Couple of Brief Notes on Realogy

I’m busy writing, but thought it worthwhile to take a few minutes to make a couple of observations about Realogy. I mean, it’s only the most important brokerage and franchise company in the industry with over $4B in annual revenues…. On “Project Flanker” First, with regards to this story on Inman… I’ve already told the […]

Special Guest Post: James Dwiggins on Zillow/Trulia

The following was posted on Facebook by a friend, James Dwiggins, earlier today. James is not only a very smart guy — also one of the tallest guys in the industry — he’s also the CEO of Nexthome in San Francisco. Because this is long, detailed, and worthy of saving past what Facebook thinks it […]

As the Real Estate World Turns

There is something about Zillow that brings out the melodramatic in the real estate commentariat, both of the professional variety and often more hilariously, of the amateur variety. The big bombshell from yesterday, of Zillow acquiring Trulia, has brought out some of the finest performances in a drama and in a comedy. It’s an odd […]

Zillow Acquires Trulia; I Speak With Greg Schwartz & Paul Levine

By now, every reader of this blog knows that one of the biggest deals in recent memory (if not ever) just went down this morning: Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trulia, Inc. (NYSE: TRLA) for $3.5 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction. The Boards of Directors of […]

Zillow Acquires Trulia; I Speak With Greg Schwartz & Paul Levine

By now, every reader of this blog knows that one of the biggest deals in recent memory (if not ever) just went down this morning: Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trulia, Inc. (NYSE: TRLA) for $3.5 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction. The Boards of Directors of […]

Zillow Acquires Trulia; I Speak With Greg Schwartz & Paul Levine

By now, every reader of this blog knows that one of the biggest deals in recent memory (if not ever) just went down this morning: Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trulia, Inc. (NYSE: TRLA) for $3.5 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction. The Boards of Directors of […]

Clareity Goes Back to the Future Beyond Syndication

My friends at Clareity, Gregg Larsen and Matt Cohen, have just released a white paper they co-authored titled Beyond Syndication that is worth reading in full if you’re interested in this sort of thing. They include an overview of where things stand today, and then make a recommendation or two. Despite the fact that I […]