Inman
March 16, 2015

‘Easy button’ could help brokers manage direct MLS feeds

Brokers whose multiple listings services have signed direct-feed agreements with Homes.com, Zillow, and Trulia could now have a new, easy way to manage listings that go to those portals and see which ones give them most bang for their buck. Homes.com, the nations fourth most-popular real estate site, is the…
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WFG News
March 2, 2015

Mysterious ‘Upstream’ initiative won’t be consumer-facing

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Details of the mysterious Project Upstream remain sparse, but whatever it is, it will not be public-facing to consumers. That’s according to Craig Cheatham, president and CEO of The Realty Alliance, which is spearheading the project. Cheatham spoke on a panel at Clareity’s MLS Workshop this week.…
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WFG News
February 25, 2015

Behind-the-scenes look at the Zillow-Trulia-News Corp. listings battle

Real estate is an industry full of people who cooperate and compete with each other at all levels, sometimes uneasily. With potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue at stake, this is especially clear among the now top two rivals for consumer traffic in the real estate space:…
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WFG News
February 24, 2015

Judge keeps listings flowing to Trulia — for now

Trulia Inc., the nation’s second-most popular real estate listing site, has been granted a temporary restraining order to keep receiving listings from rival-owned ListHub. ListHub — which is owned by realtor.com operator Move Inc., a News Corp. subsidiary — announced Thursday that it had terminated its syndication agreement with Trulia…
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WFG News
February 23, 2015

Analyst: Trulia could lose 40 percent of listings

Trulia, the nation’s second most popular real estate search portal, could lose 40 percent of its listings if Zillow Group is not able to get a court to step in, according to Deutsche Bank analyst Lloyd Walmsley. Zillow announced Friday that it had filed for a temporary restraining order in…
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WFG News
February 20, 2015

Zillow Group seeks restraining order to keep listings flowing to Trulia

Zillow Group filed for a temporary restraining order today in a bid to keep listings flowing to Trulia from listing syndicator ListHub. ListHub — which is owned by realtor.com operator Move Inc., a News Corp. subsidiary — announced yesterday that it had terminated its syndication agreement with Trulia, the nation’s…
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WFG News
February 19, 2015

Zillow scores direct feed from big Texas MLS

Now that Zillow has closed its acquisition of its biggest rival, Trulia, another deadline is looming: the expiration of its agreement with listing syndicator ListHub. That April 7 deadline has spurred Zillow and MLSs alike to scurry to ink direct feed deals before ListHub’s listing pipeline to the top portal…
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WFG News
February 11, 2015

Zillow lands more direct listing feeds

Two Florida multiple listing services have agreed to send top real estate portal Zillow a direct feed of their combined 67,000-plus listings. The deals come as Zillow is scrambling to obtain listings directly from brokers and MLSs before the expiration of its agreement with Move-owned listing syndicator ListHub on April…
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