Zillow Quietly Charging Big Builders for Listing Exposure

By: Andrea V. Brambila of Inman News | Since 2016, Zillow Group has been tapping into a new revenue stream by charging high-volume builders to post new-home listings on the company‚Äôs websites, which include Zillow.com and Trulia, the two most popular home search portals, Inman recently learned.

Your Listings may not be on Zillow

I recently learned that Zillow is not publishing my new home listings if the builder builds more than 150 homes a year. Its motivation is to have builders sign up for its Promoted Communities service, which Zillow covertly launched in early 2016.

Dallas Homes Sold for More than Asking in 2017

Homebuyers competing for a property in North Texas are going the extra mile to make a deal. Last year, almost 40 percent of the Dallas-area homes that sold went for more than the asking price, according to new data from real estate portal Zillow. Nationwide, about 1 in 4 homes sold for more than the original list […]