Tag: Media

Haus.com and the Future of Transparency

Recently, a bit of a brouhaha broke out in real estate social media around a new startup called Haus.com from a cofounder of Uber. Rismedia has the story: The co-founder of Uber today introduced a new platform that considerably boosts transparency in real estate transactions. The venture, named Haus, is an “open and fair real estate […]

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The Seven Most Interesting People in Real Estate, 2015

‘Tis the season for year-end lists, best-of lists, lists for Santa, lists for New Year Resolutions, lists of lists, yay! I recently spent a weekend locked in a conference room working on an actually important list — the Swanepoel Power 200 — that was fun, exhilarating, and hard work. But as we get to the […]

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MarketWatch Posts Nonsense; I Have A Suggestion

Real estate journalism in the mainstream media is not exactly the stuff of Pulitzers. But even by that low standard, this “news story” from MarketWatch (via Realtor.com) is amazingly incoherent. Titled “Half of Americans Can’t Afford Their House“, the main thesis of the article is that housing affordability is a serious crisis: Over half of […]

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BREAKING: Zillow Hires Shaun Donovan as Chief Association Persuasion Officer

SEATTLE, March 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zillow, Inc. (Nasdaq:Z), the leading real estate and home-related marketplace, today announced Shaun Donovan will join the company in the new position of Chief Association Persuasion Officer to lead the company’s relations strategy with REALTOR Associations. He will report directly to Zillow® CEO Spencer Rascoff, and also manage the […]

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