Zillow Group News

How one data scientist’s side project led to a once-in-a-lifetime job

  Jordan Meyer, whose three-person team of data scientists bested more than 3,800 teams from 91 countries in January to win the $1 million Zillow Prize competition to improve the Zestimate, is on to his next challenge: a full-time role at Zillow advancing the algorithms behind the company’s new business of buying and selling homes. […]

Family-friendly benefits land Zillow Group on Fortune’s Best Workplace for Parents List

  For the fourth consecutive year, Zillow Group has been named one of Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Parents (#36 this year), an honor that reflects our ongoing commitment to support our employees no matter where they are in life’s journey. The award — based on feedback from parents at Zillow Group during a survey in […]

VA Loan Benefit Can Mean Big Savings for Military Households

At a time when homes are more expensive than ever in many markets across the U.S., taking advantage of Veterans Affairs (VA) loan benefits can save military and veteran households about $20,000 on average over the life of a 30-year mortgage, and much more in some metros. Backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, VA […]

Sit at the Table: Reflections on Becoming a Leader

  By Racquel Russell, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs, Zillow Last night I had the honor of being recognized, along with 15 extraordinary women, as one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2019 Women of Influence. Receiving this award has been a moving experience, and it has caused me to reflect on […]

Zillow Partners Ready to Ride the Wave of the Future

  Sometimes, Mercy Lugo-Struthers is surprised by the drive of her agents to succeed.  “They asked me if we can start working on all the things we learned at Unlock on the flight back to D.C.,” she said. Lugo-Struthers is principal broker for Casals, Realtor in Woodbridge Virginia. “I am surrounded by fantastic people and […]

How Zillow Gets a Home Ready for Sale

  When you see the Zillow logo on a real estate sign, it means the home has gone through a rigorous process to make sure it’s move-in ready for its next owner. Once Zillow purchases a home through Zillow Offers, Zillow’s field renovations team gets to work.  They check for water leaks, electrical problems, broken windows and other […]

The Cost of Zillow Offers vs. a Traditional Sale

By: Errol Samuelson Zillow launched Zillow Offers in April 2018 to help people who want more control, certainty and convenience when selling their home. By selling to Zillow, homeowners can choose their close date, avoid the stress and cash requirements of preparing their home for sale, and have immediate use of the proceeds from the […]

How Zillow Offers was Built to Thrive in Any Kind of Market

By Matt Kreamer The booming housing market of the past near-decade is slowing and there is growing consensus among economists that the second half of 2020 will mark the start of the next recession in the United States. Though most experts do not see the housing market as a likely cause, investors are casting a […]

Momentum of Zillow Offers home-buying program signals shift in customer expectations

Zillow Group President Jeremy Wacksman painted a picture of the future of home selling and buying for an audience of real estate agents in Las Vegas this week: an always-available trade-in offer for your home, certainty on a closing date, and the ability to self-tour homes and preconfigure renovations with an app, among other consumer-friendly […]

Inventory Gains Were Erased During the 2019 Home Shopping Season

Inventory gains built up over six months in 2018 and early 2019 were wiped out completely – and then some – during this year’s home shopping season as inventory has fallen to its lowest level since at least 2013. The housing trends that we’ve seen for much of the spring and summer months continued into […]

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