Bob Crane,  Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)

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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Zillow acquired Showing Time and that unleashed large amounts of angst. 

Feb 13, 2021 02:43 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It seems theres much ado about something.  Once again.  

Feb 13, 2021 01:00 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Zillow has been good to me in the past but at great expense.  Now I've weaned myself away from them, have built my own pipeline.  The real estate market is just booming, inventory is low here, I just don't even think about them. 

Feb 13, 2021 12:37 PM
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Ken Jones
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc. - Rahway, NJ
Commercial Real Estate Broker & Appraiser

Bob Crane it still amazes me how real estate agents still allow themselves to be used and abused by NAR and how they continue to maintain memberships in NAR-operated multiple listing services that feed Zillow.

If you stop feeding your mls, you stop feeding Zillow. When the feed to Zillow stops, their cash-flow stops - or significantly drops - because Z won't be able to charge agents as much to get leads because there will be fewer leads to hand out and fewer agents will pay for them.

But, agents are going to complain until either Z puts them out of business (which will take years) or they end up actually being a Z agent. Pathetic ...

Feb 13, 2021 01:40 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Redfin in business since 2004.

Zillow in business since 2006.

Negligible market share as far as their brokerage & buy programs are concerned.

Fear God, not Zillow.

Feb 13, 2021 01:32 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bob,

A great distraction for some, and there is always something!  A

Feb 13, 2021 01:22 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Just this week? Over the last few they've been in the news all the time. It's the ShowingTime thing I believe.

RM HQ is going to state their position to us all on Monday. We moved away from DotLoop for this reason a few years ago.

Feb 13, 2021 01:17 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Don't know. The showing time deal isn't final yet. My impression is most agents that like it will continue to use it.

Feb 13, 2021 12:40 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Read Zig Ziglar ‘s
“ How do you cook a Frog”

Feb 14, 2021 04:23 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob please don't take this the wrong way but Z is not your friend, now they are officially your competition they got a broker's license and if you are paying them to post your listings you are a fool by paying the competition...just sayin

Feb 13, 2021 10:36 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I got nothing Bob Crane 

No freak out here.  

Feb 13, 2021 04:52 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Zillow is purchasing Showingtime. Many agents populate Showingtime with records of client data. Zillow is now a brokerage. So now a competing brokerage has just purchased your client data.

Feb 13, 2021 04:20 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I know some did go a bit over the top. I haven't paid attention to zillow from the start and that is not my source of business.  I do think our MLs will be looking into other scheduling programs.  Which is probably a wise idea.

Feb 13, 2021 04:17 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Please supply more data regarding FREAK OUT.
Some folks do not like doing business with Zdevil.

Others don't like having there choices taken away without their input.
And some will FREAK OUT by your judgemental 'they don't preform at a high level' comment.
There is lots of FREAKING OUT going on but what you actually are referring to is unclear.
'Zdevil can not touch you' if they are embedded in your MLS is a nauive statement.

Feb 13, 2021 01:33 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Who invited Zillow to the party? I didn't see them in the exam room either

Feb 13, 2021 03:52 PM
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Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA
Builder

I believe it's over showing time and the fact that zillow the company can see what listings are being shown when and somehow give zillow the brokerage an advantage.  I see no need to freak our.

Feb 13, 2021 01:34 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Zillow is the elephant in the room and their push to make changes in the RE industry moves forward at greater speed

Feb 14, 2021 07:27 AM
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F Jeffrey Scott
Scott Team Realty - Southern Shores, NC
Resort and Primary Residential Real Estate

I spent some time with our local MLS director recently to see what kind of information showing time collects.  It was amazing how detailed and useful it could be. Showing time saves my a bunch of time right now.  A goal, which is getting harder and harder to do today, is to have and keep  more control over all aspects of my business. Not sure it is necessary or will be easy to take that control away from showing time but it is certainly something that needs to be investigated.

Feb 14, 2021 05:08 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I do my thing and they do their thing. So they can't touch this!

Feb 14, 2021 04:55 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I have just been focusing on what I need to do business-wise, and issues in my personal life. I have no time to worry too much about Z.

Feb 13, 2021 07:35 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The concern about their purchase of showing time is no different than Gary Keller's concern over their purchase of DotLoop.  Having access to client information and what zillow's end goals seem to be.

Feb 14, 2021 09:43 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I have been so busy selling real estate this week, I have barely had time to breathe.

So, nope, I'm not in the Z-bashing mode this week, Bob!

Feb 14, 2021 07:14 PM
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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Zillow on my pillow...ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ it was all a dream. 😴

Feb 14, 2021 09:25 PM