This real estate vet is sick and tired of Trulia and Zillow, and he’s not gonna take it anymore

The battle over online real estate listings is starting to heat up again. Jim Abbott, president of the Abbott Realty Group and a 20-year real estate veteran in San Diego, recently announced plans to pull listings from Trulia,, Zillow and other online real estate sites. In a YouTube video announcing the plan (posted below),… Read More


Punching bags and ping-pong: Take a tour of Zillow’s new HQ

It’s been a big year for Zillow. The Seattle online real estate company made two acquisitions, completed an initial public offering and turned its first profit. Amid all of the changes, Zillow actually moved into new offices in the Russell Investments Center in downtown Seattle. Amazingly, the 300-person company is getting close to outgrowing the… Read More

Rascoff at home with his son

Newsmakers 2011: Spencer Rascoff lifts Zillow to new heights with a personal touch

Spencer Rascoff successfully guided Zillow to a blockbuster initial public offering in July, a significant milestone for the fast-growing online real estate company. And while that achievement alone would have warranted Rascoff’s inclusion as a GeekWire 2011 Newsmaker, it’s the little stuff that’s most impressive about the 36-year-old Internet executive. On Monday, Rascoff posted this… Read More

Spencer Rascoff

Zillow doubles traffic, tops 25 million visitors in August

Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff has been pretty bullish about the online real estate company’s prospects, telling GeekWire recently that the housing downturn has accelerated the migration of advertising budgets for real estate professional from offline to online. Now, we are getting a closer look at just how well the company is doing, at least in terms… Read More

Spencer Rascoff and team Zillow ringing the opening bell on Nasdaq in July 2011.

Zillow nears $1B valuation after bullish analyst report

Shares of Zillow surged today after Citigroup Global Markets analyst Mark Mahaney said that the Seattle online real estate company’s growth prospects remain strong. Mahaney placed a $36 per share price target on Zillow, noting that the company could double revenue this year. The stock also responded to remarks from CEO Spencer Rascoff who appeared on CNBC… Read More

Team Zillow ringing the opening bell on Nasdaq last month

Why Zillow insiders want to keep the stock above $25 per share

Shares of Zillow tumbled a bit this week — falling below $30 for the first time since its red-hot initial public offering on July 20th. Investors are closely watching the performance of the Seattle online real estate company, but so are company insiders (the employees, board members and executives) who hold stock and are subject to… Read More