NWMLS Levys Big Fine for Using Zillow’s “Coming Soon”

Back in June when Zillow launched their “Coming Soon” listing feature, we pointed out here that you wouldn’t be likely to see “Coming Soon” listings in the Seattle area due to an explicit NWMLS rule forbidding member agents from “promoting or advertising any property in any manner whatsoever” before entering the home’s listing into the […]

Three Months in, Zillow’s “Coming Soon” Barely a Blip

After being sharply criticized by both real estate agents and consumer groups, just a little over three months after the well-publicized launch of their new “Coming Soon” listing feature, Zillow’s attempt to convince listing agents to share their pocket listings seems to be a flop. Between the feature’s June 12 launch and my initial data […]

Zillow’s “Coming Soon” Off to a Slow Start

After seeing quite a bit of uproar in real estate industry circles about Zillow’s new “Coming Soon” feature (a.k.a. pocket listings for dummies) last month, I decided to see how popular actual usage of the feature was a few weeks after the big launch. After all, actions speak louder than words. Last week I spent […]

Zillow’s “Coming Soon” Won’t be Coming to Seattle

In case you’re wondering why you aren’t seeing any of Zillow’s “Coming Soon” listings in the Seattle area (or pretty much anywhere in Western Washington, for that matter), GeekWire had a great post today on that topic: Why you won’t find Zillow’s new ‘Coming Soon’ feature in its hometown of Seattle None of these listings […]

Reader Question: What’s With Off-MLS “Hot Sheets”?

A reader forwarded me this email, which he received from a local real estate agent in his area: Having a hard time finding a house? Here is a list of houses that are investor owned and will be coming on the market soon. Call me for more information and/or a showing appointment! If occupied please […]