Real estate

Stakeholders give ‘Zulia’ go-ahead’

Zillow Shareholders and Trulia Stockholders Approve Planned Acquisition SEATTLE and SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zillow, Inc. (Nasdaq:Z) and Trulia, Inc. (NYSE:TRLA) today announced that Zillow shareholders and Trulia stockholders voted resoundingly to approve the previously announced definitive agreement, dated as of July 28, 2014, pursuant to which Zillow will acquire...

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Housing.com gets $90 million

In a year when Indian online real estate classifieds websites have been raking in big bucks, it’s going to be a sunnier Christmas for Mumbai-based Locon Solutions Pvt. Ltd., promoters of Housing.com. The map-based house hunting website, which was started by 12 graduates of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in 2012, has received a financial injection of $90 million from...

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Redfin nabs $71 million for expansion

Redfin has just landed $70.9 million funding led by Glynn Capital Management. The technology brokerage added 19 additional states to its coverage area in May, and plans to move into other areas by way of the new funds. Here’s the announcement: Redfin Announces $70.9 Million Investment Led by Large Institutional Investors Including Wellington Management Strong Growth, Performance and...

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RealSavvy not so savvy?

blackjack games The ‘pin and save’ model of real estate startup RealSavvy isn’t new, but it IS new to real estate, and some real estate listing sites are objecting.  According to Inman News,  Zillow is one site that has demanded that RealSavvy disallow Zillow access. As is, it seems a bit doomed, though there are changes the startup might make to ward off its demise. This...

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News Corp names new Move CEO

Effective January 5, 2015, Steve Berkowitz is out as Move Inc. CEO. He will be replaced by Ryan O’Hara, most recently president at the Madison Square Garden Company. O’Hara will take over as News Corp begins its Realtor.com / The Wall Street Journal Digital Network cross-marketing campaign. Here’s the announcement: News Corp Announces New Leadership At Move, Inc. Ryan O’Hara...

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Imprev: finding agents more worrisome to brokers than finding clients

In a recent Imprev Thought Leader Survey of real estate brokers, nearly five times as many were primarily concerned about finding and retaining agents and other staff than were concerned about finding clients. Among the participants, 64 percent of whom were 51 or older, and only 12 percent of whom were 40 or younger, traditional word-of-mouth lead generation was highly valued by 86 percent and...

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