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Inflation, National Debt and the U.S. Dollar - What Could Go Wrong?

Money For the Rest of Us

02:04 min | 5 d ago

Inflation, National Debt and the U.S. Dollar - What Could Go Wrong?

"Prices are up double digits yet. Inflation and us as measured by the consumer price index is still less than three percent that the federal government is issuing trillions and trillions of dollars of new government debt. It interest rates are rock bottom that the money supply has increased over twenty five percent in the past year as money flowing everywhere yet. It's not showing up in inflation measures such as the consumer price index in this episode. We're going to connect those things together and consider what is it. That could go wrong where we could see inflation. Spike and the return on treasury securities be negative. Last october i released an episode titled how to buy and hot housing market i described lapel and is quest to sell our house in phoenix and by one in tucson since then the housing market has gotten even hotter than median existing home price in the. Us is up over sixteen percent year over year. The house we sold in phoenix. Zillow estimates is now. We're ten percent more than what we sold it for. This past november houses around the us are getting multiple offers. Many above the listing price and often the buyer is paying cash one reason the housing market is so hot is individuals want to move. They have been working at home through the pandemic realize the either one a bigger house or they're not going back to the office and so they wanna live in a less expensive locale. People are leaving. High cost states like california new york and new jersey and moving to less expensive states or states with better weather arizona. South carolina florida and idaho at the same time. There's been a limited supply of houses.

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Kyle Lewis Zoom Corner - burst 4

Apocalypse...Now?

00:47 sec | Last week

Kyle Lewis Zoom Corner - burst 4

"I. Did the final fantasy seven remake which was like. yeah. I really enjoyed that a lot of fun. I remember back in the day playing that game on. Ps two fun game. i My story with the game was that i got to this to literally will too and there was something going. Have too much space. My memory was gone on my playstation. And i was like the word formatting. Do you wanna format l. Kid i'm a kid. I don't know what the word format means. Phones are here. We can just google. They're gonna get the big encyclopedia book. And i was feeling lazy that day. So i didn't get the biggest like bedia book next thing. I know womb. Ira's everything learned the word format the heart.

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Interview with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Monocle 24: The Entrepreneurs

07:52 min | 3 weeks ago

Interview with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

"Talk to me about going forward and connecting people and the focus. You're putting on experiences but also on the lives you can create for your host. Who in part. I think are taking equity and becoming quite important for the brand. We've just heard in london here this week. That uber has said its drivers will become workers with benefits and minimum wage. So they're getting brought into the companies. So how do you sort of to advance the experience of your host but also the people that are using the platform to rent yet to great questions. Maybe i'll start with the second question host. And then i'll go to the first one the different like let's just take us versus uber. One difference in us an uber is the founders of uber created uber because they wanted to be writers another words they said it would be awesome if i could summon a black car so they started on the buyer side. We were totally opposite. My roommate and i weren't desiring to have a service like airbnb to travel because we were too broke to even want such a service. I mean we would have loved it but we were so broke. We just wanted to way to make money so we really started as host. So in that sense. I think this is a company of hosts by host for host and even if we have veered from that in the past. We're back there. And so i'm very proud of the fact that number one host have made one hundred and ten billion dollars on our platform since we started. That's pretty cool. The next thing. I'm saying i think it's cooler. Fifty five percent of that income has gone to women most ecommerce platforms. The vast majority economics. They're not evenly distributed on airbnb. The vast majority of income is outside the united states and more than half of it goes to women. it's a pretty diverse audience. We have four million host on airbnb. Ninety percent of our hosts are individual people so there is a question. How many of these are professionals. The answer is ten percent ninety percent of individuals. The most common careers are healthcare workers schoolteachers. In students these are the three most common professions that we've seen so these are truly everyday people like my parents. My parents are social workers. And it would make sense that people who need supplemental income would be everyday people for the most part one of the things we did before it went public. Is i got a piece of advice from somebody. They said. institutionalize your intentions. So that even as a public company you can minimize conflicts. Your vision and what they really meant was wants to go public. The cement of your company gets a little harden. What do you want to bake into the company before you go public. And i said one of the things i want to bake in is to create a host endowment. I want to set aside equity for host and so one of the things we did is we took nine point. Two million shares of airbnb equity and we put it into is essentially a airbnb host endowment kind of like a college endowment where it would grow every year but then some of the appreciation would get distributed into the host each year. So that was the idea that endowment is nearly two billion dollars today and growing. I hope it's one day. Larger than most college endowments and we created a host advisory board of seventeen host from fourteen countries to advise us on how to spend that money and reinvest it back to the host community. We also allowed host to invest in our ipo. And we had. I think it was fifteen thousand host. If i'm not mistaken who invested. They bought stock at sixty eight dollars. A share as you know the stock prices at the time of this recording around triple so those hosts have done really well and if i could allowed winning more host to invest in the whatever but we had some sec regulations that limited us and so these are just some of the many things we tried to do. But i just want to say like our commitment to host just beginning. Because i've committed to putting more than one hundred million dollars in my own equity into the host endowment and we're gonna continue to invest in our host because we are nothing without our host and in the end the day everybody's more of a community anything else i mean. Yeah we are a technology company in a sense but with people are buying isn't technology and they're not buying real estate we're not like zillow wh- senator of our company our host and our people and so that leads to the second question. What is airbnb about in. Where's it going when we started airbnb. Our first tagline was travel like a human. The idea was that you were like kind of treated for who you are. And you're seen for who you are valued for who you are and that was kind of the idea. I mean it was idealistic. But i can tell you. We definitely believed it in the early days and we realized that i had these two crazy ideas when we start airbnb. These crazy beliefs and people thought i was absurd. The first idea was we thought people were fundamentally good. That sounds kind of crazy because if you open any newspaper you wouldn't think they're good. People are good wise every headline about the worst of humanity. I think there was a famous quote by a former chief justice. The united states. You said i don't read the front page of the newspaper. I read the sports section. The front pages filled the man's failures. The sports pages. Filled man successes. I kind of feel like despite what we read in the news. People are funny. Good and i can tell you that we have the data to prove it. We probably more than anyone to prove what happens. When a hundred million people live together. Mostly good things sometimes bad things but statistically people are good and the second thing is true is that people are ninety nine point nine percent the same and you would never think that today given that we are so divided and yeah we spent a lot of time energy celebrating that point one percent. That makes us different. We call that culture in other things but let's not forget that we're mostly the same deep down and if you think people are good and their most the same then you'd believe that it's better to bring them together than divide them in separate them. That was the idea behind airbnb and so real estate and housing is just the beginning. We launched a few years ago. Airbnb experiences air experiences are essentially just three hour activities where you can have a host host. One other passions. You can go to tuscany. And make pasta with grandma grandma. Non an arena. Who's like an eighty plus year old grandmother who grew up during world war. Two and tells you about living in italy during the rise of fascism and then kind of what happened after and she tells you about her famous recipe and you make pasta in her house with and then you eat around the table this alternative to going to restaurants a pretty cool alternative so we have these like really interesting experiences and i think experiences is going to be a really really big product. I thought last year was going to break out year. But of course social distancing met we put on pause but we're looking at many new ways to try just connect people again. I think this is one of the loneliest times in human history right now. I think most people listening would probably say they felt some type of loneliness in the last year. We've been so separated. And i think in life we sometimes appreciate things when they're taken away from us and human connection and travels been taken away from us and i hope that makes us value at more than ever before and i'm pretty concerned about the amount of isolation happening and i don't think that social media and digital connections are fully nourishing. We actually do need real connection with real people. And i actually think it's good. Connect people are different than you. If you wanna like bridge the divide in any country. The best answer. I've heard is to just walk in other people's shoes don't argue over the internet. No one's ever changed. Someone's mind on a youtube comment section to my knowledge. But how could you not change your mind when you walk in someone. Just home live in their home walk. In their shoes do their activities. You may not agree with them but you will find that. Most of them are good and they're mostly just like you deep

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Gophers bring back Johnson as new head coach

Mo Egger

00:27 sec | 3 weeks ago

Gophers bring back Johnson as new head coach

"Jeff. Poor zillow zillow of espn reporting xavier. Assistant ben johnson to be named the next head coach at the university of minnesota. Johnson played for minnesota travis. Steel hired him from minnesota as an assistant. The gophers are bringing him back home to be their head coach. So an opening on travis steel staff.

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Walmart+ tweaks to compete with Amazon Prime

Clark Howard Show

04:52 min | Last month

Walmart+ tweaks to compete with Amazon Prime

"So walmart has been for the last two years trying to figure out its competitive response to the enormous success of amazon prime and walmart has walmart plus which they keep tweaking. And now i think it's tweak worthy of mentioning and considering signing up for walmart charges ninety eight dollars a year for plus and what you get. Is you get unlimited free delivery of groceries in a hurry and you get free delivery of non food items in the store or many that are available at walmart dot com. They can't be from third party. Sellers walmart would you get those delivered. Free no minimum order in one to two days although you know. I told the story recently about placing an order and i was so embarrassed because as a special toothpaste my hygienist wants me to us and it showed up two hours later at the house i thought. How much money did. I cost walmart for two tubes toothpaste that they delivered in two hours. But that's not the design. The design is really for the non-food to come in one to two days. The advantage of walmart over amazon is the prices are generally a lot cheaper from walmart than they are from amazon. But what you don't get well. Let's talk about what you do. Get you get the groceries. You know amazon's grocery thing is not robust. it's a very limited selection and generally very high prices just think of the whole paycheck influence on that. And that's why amazon is trying to morph their groceries into amazon's own grocery brand separate from whole paycheck with more competitive prices. But it's a work in progress. Where with walmart being pretty much in close proximity to ninety something percent of americans. I guess it is. The grocery prices are much cheaper than you're gonna have amazon and much cheaper from the local traditional supermarkets figure unit. Save about twenty percent on your grocery bill ordering through walmart plus you with the walmart grocery delivery tipping is expected with walmart nonfood items tipping is not part of the system so there there are nuances with it the big advantage of walmart plus over shipped and what's the other Something instacart and the other grocery delivery things is generally with those. You pay an above market price for the groceries. You're getting when you order them through one of those apps one of the participating grocery stores you're paying a different price a higher price than somebody walks in the door. The store at those grocery stores plus the delivery fees. Now you can join a membership with those but you're still paying the higher prices for the groceries then the gap between getting groceries from walmart plus and getting groceries through instacart or any of its competitors like shipped which is actually owned by target. The price gap is even larger in that case As far as what amazon offers that walmart plus does not have is the great amazon prime video streaming service the amazon music service. There's a basic music service that's included in your prime and then there's a fancy music service you have to pay for a lot of people who are Just casual music. Listeners are thrilled and happy with the amazon music service. That comes with prime. So those are achilles heels for walmart that even though it's cheaper than prime you're not getting the video or audio content. But i can't emphasize enough that day. In and day out amazon can be from moderately too much more expensive than buying from walmart. So if you are both convenience oriented and price oriented that's where walmart plus really can shine

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Bumble stock rockets 80% in first trading after IPO

Bloomberg Businessweek

01:04 min | 2 months ago

Bumble stock rockets 80% in first trading after IPO

"Pellet, bumble surges and its first day of trading Pot. Stocks Plunge, Stocks are trading mixed S and P fluctuating between gains and losses. Let's head right over to the first word breaking news test for today's afternoon call Here he is Bill Moloney and Good afternoon, Charlie. That's right. U S stocks trading Mixed Right now Down Strictly down, 48 Point says, impedes our little change. NASDAQ is still higher by 25. He was 10 years old at 1.16% Gold is down 18 and transports fall 29 points among the main 11 SP sectors, only tech healthcare and materials were in the green, and she was under pressure and leaders to the upside. The Dow were intel and polka Pola Well, Walgreens led to the downside. After earnings Zillow sort as much as 21% and in other news game stops. Trading is the focus of a federal probe by the team is working aggressively on the ship shortage. And like you said to Ray plunged as much as 50%. The I P o front, bumble opened at 76 was priced at 43 wrapping things up Disney report after the

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High-Velocity Market Propels Zillow

MarketFoolery

02:29 min | 2 months ago

High-Velocity Market Propels Zillow

"Shares of zillow are up sixteen percent this morning. Sixteen percent on the back of what has been a really good year for zillow stock zillow and red fin which isn't exactly in the same business but it's definitely in the same neighborhood. They have had spectacular spectacular years. And i have to go back. And i hate doing this because i hate giving tom gardner credit. Tom gardner was so early on zillow as being a business. That is that that is well suited to how we're going to be shopping in the future. And they are spot on and you know. They came in with revenues of seven hundred. Eighty nine million dollars. A great geographic dispersion. They've obviously benefited from the in migration. They've obviously benefited from the fact that people are making have really gotten to the point now where they're moving out of cities your they're moving to places more out of desire rather than economic necessity but yeah in always are really really great quarter for them and i think that this is just the beginning for zillow. Certainly the indicated as much in terms of their guidance because their revenue guidance for twenty twenty one was definitely upbeat and that was hot. It was hot and you know the housing market. I mean rich barton was talking about what he referred to as the high velocity market and just one set of numbers around that this past december on average existing home sold in seventeen days and a year prior the average was forty two days da even though huckabee houses in our area getting sold well. And it's you know. I think that this is one more economic data point. That is grist for the mill for people who are banging the drum of the stock market. Being overheated yeah and you know obviously the housing market is not the stock market and vice versa. And yet i can understand particularly for people who are involved in it yeah. I'm sure you know at least a couple of people. We work with a couple of people who are in the process of trying to buy a home and some of the stories. I'm hearing are borderline crazy.

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Cathie Wood Making Stock Picking Popular

Odd Lots

04:50 min | 2 months ago

Cathie Wood Making Stock Picking Popular

"So tracy here's something that i never thought i would see again so i i started following markets in the late nineties The dot com era and something that i never thought i would see again in my career after that ended was the superstar fund manager. Okay why is that. Well the actually totally true. What i mean is more the superstar stock picker because of course back. In the old days there are a lot of like star stock stock pickers fund managers. You know Peter lynch comes to mind some of the other tech investors back then but these days with et fs with online brokerages that make it really easy for individuals to buy stocks on their own. It really sort of seemed to me like that era had gone bright so i suppose there was this idea that the time of stock picking has come and gone and that if you want to make returns in the market you should just poor all your money into something like an s. and p. five hundred. Etf like a vs tax or something like that and just stick with it and don't bother trying to outperform the market because over a longer period of time. Even the best stock pickers had eventually underperformed. Right i think this mantra of don't try to pick stocks. A if you try to pick stocks. You're probably going to underperform the index and be if you come across a mutual fund or a fund manager. Who's good at picking stocks. Oh it's probably just luck it's not going to last too. You know even if even if there is someone who can beat the market. How are you going to know whether it's actually worth putting your money with them until like this idea that everyone should just index Trying to beat the market is kind of a lose lose proposition. It's really been drilled into people's heads. And i think like you know for years. They're really we just haven't had a sort of another new peter lynch or buffet. There's star quantum maybe some bond fund managers who are known but the idea of like someone who is just really associated with a great track record of picking individual stocks. Hasn't been a thing for a while and yet and yet a star stock picker emerges over the horizon. Yeah executive obviously that really That for the first time in a long time there is currently a fund manager a stock picker who is a mess and incredible track record an incredible following. And of course. We're talking about kathy. Would she is the ceo and chief. Investment officer of arc invest and there is a total fascination with our and this family of actively traded. Etf a phenomenally well in terms of returns but also ex Attracted an extraordinary amount of investor cash in the last couple of years right so the arche t fs. I mean i'm looking at their performance. They have five different semantic portfolios alone. Ch- that have basically doubled over the past year. Which is pretty amazing if you think about it. It's amazing enough for just one stock to double in price like that in just the space of twelve months but to do it across multiple is really remarkable and i think within their actual portfolio. There's a tiny tiny number of stocks that haven't risen recently. And i'm not even sure there are any actually. It's a really amazing. Performance is really sure to actually. I'm looking at the end of twenty twenty for twenty twenty their performance of a r k. Which is the sort of flagship innovation. Etf that arc has was up one hundred fifty two percent for the year Extraordinary returns and if you look at the holdings they're just all of the companies that have absolutely killed it in the real environment. Tesla is the biggest one but other names square. The payments company phenomenal roku huge winner. Zillow spotify tele doc. Which of course had an incredible year. Thanks to the rise of rome medicine and so forth so it is a Just extraordinary number of winners that this There's a fund and the related funds. There's a related fund for finance and Medicine that have That they've brought it. Just the triggers incredible. If anyone follows. Eric balchunas who's sort of bloomberg intelligence is etf analyst. I feel like three quarters of his tweets. These days are just about. How extraordinary this Family of funds and the performance of arc invest has been lately.

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Interview With Racing Driver Alexander Rossi

The Smoking Tire

04:53 min | 2 months ago

Interview With Racing Driver Alexander Rossi

"Okay folks. This should be fun. We've got a famous racing driver on the show alexander rossi's in the house. This dude races indycar. He races prototypes. He's had a hand in bathurst sat. Hand formula one. He sat a hand off road. And he's telling us stories about all of it. Alexander rossi is on the smug tire podcast. It's from indiana alexander. Rossi is in the house or virtually. What's up man not much. Thanks for having me your welcome. Thank you for dive bombing in zach. Let's get him back. Because i don't wanna look at me. The audience wants to see alex and yet there is with a beautifully soft zoom background approp- appropriate for working from home. Welcome thank you. I'm i'm happy to be here. Happy that in this day and age we can still at face to face contact. Bertish again which i would have bought zoom stock Year ago a year ago the were skype was verb skype. Nothing anymore but that was like skype was the was kleenex a year ago. Where do they go. I mean has anyone dropped the ball harder than skype zooms product. Really that much better though. I think i think we'll we're not we don't use zoom we're using switzer cast but zoom. I think zack zoom the first one to do the the multiple boxes. Zillow allow you to do group chatting. Can you do that on skype Skype followed zoom and skype is far worse. It's quite bad okay. I guess that's that's be it was all about all about the group chat presume I just want to start with like what the hell is it. Like to be a racing driver in the last twelve months like is it. Weird is it. It's less cool than it was fourteen months ago. Just it's it's amazing. How much the fans. I mean to any sport but yeah to racing. You know there's because we don't really see them in the middle of race because you're in a car and it's not a stadium type sport so much of the pre event build up. An energy is all fan related. So that goes away. You're kind of like on the grid about to do this race when it's kind of like cool. This is weird. I feel your practice or something's a practice race. Shouldn't something like that. Because you're right. Show the driver introductions and the fireworks and the parade lap and all that sort of thing and when that goes away. You're just getting in your car and driving around in circles to people have they done. Did they have they tried to do. I mean look. Obviously everyone's doing doing their best to make make it work and keep keep people employed and keep people entertained and you know from drivers to crew people to whoever tv people and whatnot. Have they tried to do anything. That was really a good faith effort to take something that was formerly in person and and make it virtual where you're just like. Oh god this does not work. Yeah kind of and like it's a good segue like. I'm so thankful that we're able to get a season in the first place right. That was always a big concern. When this when this all kind of kicked off on march like are we going to raise his racing exists and all this stuff so it was a huge effort from the promoters in the series teams. All kind of finagle. Their way and make make a season happen but yeah the series tried a lot of different virtual kind of fan meet and greets in sponsor appearances. And it was. It was a necessary evil. Sure but i about the fact that. I just cannot wait for the day that you were back to in person attendance. Just because it's so it's so strange because sometimes like you have these these meet and greets but like people don't really wanna talk to you so you're just sitting there trying to engage audience. That doesn't have anything to ask. And you're like well. I have this for launch. Today i grew up in california. And it's just it's very strange. You lose that human to human interaction but nonetheless we're all adapting. It's all good. It's a it's a very much a first world problem and on unhappy to to start the season here next weekend.

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Is Zillow About The Be YOUR Biggest Competitor

Real Estate Coaching Radio

05:14 min | 2 months ago

Is Zillow About The Be YOUR Biggest Competitor

"Three to one. And we're actually. It is january the twenty ninth and we have a podcast today which is discussing bombo bump ball so all the changes that they're doing a lot of chatter online about this. There is a lot of chatter online and We're going to do our best to clarify and go through the specifics of what is happening. Now with zillow and essentially then becoming a national real estate brokerage and being your primary competitor and a lot of your markets and all the little things are going to be a essentially. Try to get in between you and your customers. We've been warning you guys about this forever and here's really the bottom line. If you're one of the agents that's been feeding your competitor is zillow as they've been essentially spending up to become a you know a broker down the street. That's going to try to take your business well in you didn't listen. You kept on spending money with them. Because you were didn't know how to generate your own byerly it's while you're gonna unfortunately probably suffered the worst because what we're saying this again. What we've been telling you guys about for years now is zo. Inevitably was going to get in the brokerage business. They had to continue just show value to their shareholders. There's only so many different parallels they could be getting into in the selling agent space selling agent leads space and of course they're going to get to the brokerage business and when they pivoted aggressively towards the buyer space jillian. I said straight up you past. Podcast there is zero chance. They're not gonna be getting into the real estate brokerage business because we knew and you guys should hopefully know by now that one of the primary benefits of the airspace as it turns off a lot of it creates a lot of Seller leads in those seller leads. Then you run an ad for an eye buyer type situation where seller can wholesaler house or sell it at a discount convenience fee as jillian coined it to sell the house without the normal. You know. let's be honest. Hassles of retailing. A house unless sellers are gonna be willing to do that. They had the cash flow and they can maybe leave a couple twenty grand or thirty grand on the table and not have to deal with all the you know the showings and the conditioning of the house. And all that. Yeah a lot of people are gonna be willing to pay that and you should not be surprised because very rarely despite what you might think very rarely is the most important thing to the seller. The price mo- sellers most everyone you included. Listeners are more focused on essentially stress-free convenience hassle free. And you're gonna be more than willing to pay for that. And that's what these i- buyers represent to consumers but our focus has always been agents brokerage the actual real estate industry boots on the ground entrepreneurs of you folks so we've been warning you that it's inevitable that zillow was going to get into the brokerage business and of course they are now in the brokerage business and they're going to be coming to a hypothetical street corner either real or virtual near you sometime soon. It's going to be called zillow homes. This is not made up. This is not speculative it will be zillow homes right and so what is the advantage that zola has in the marketplace huge advantage. Many places in the country people were often refer to searching for a house on line. they don't even say searching their replaced it with the words zillow ing going to zillow zillow has created a really relatively short period of time a stellar brand and from a consumer perspective their interface. And let's give credit where credit is due. They have become a very very effective company. That's servicing consumers right so the consumer interface on their app and their phone is vastly superior to anything else. That's out there including realtor dot com. And you know we can bemoan history. Oh we want to but the reality of it is that is what it is so now that zillow is officially in the brokerage business. And they're going to be competing with you. I want to be very clear case. We have not been clear about this before one of the main benefits of running an eye by our program from a lead generation perspective is. You're going to get a lot of sellers that would consider the buyer be willing to pay the convenience fee then decide not to decide to retail the house. Now a lot of you are aware again. Hopefully you are aware because you've been listening to us. That zillow is then going to be feeding those resale leads to their in-house agents and then they're going to be listing those resales in some markets. They're still selling those leads to agents at like a ridiculous referral th-they but that's going to be ending soon. So what you're going to be looking at is the sea change in the way essentially zillow interacts with you. Because they're taking the gloves off and you're going to see they've had dig gnarly fists hiding underneath those nice little velvet gloves for over fourteen years now and you've just not even wanted to realize it. Now why did you have realized that you just didn't care because you didn't know of any other way to generate your own business because you didn't know how to generate listing leads zillow's achilles heel has always been that they have to essentially piece the real estate industry because at the time they weren't a real estate brokerage and they had then they had like i think was julie fiber hundred or thousand remember individual relationships with individual brokerages to get their individual listings fees. So zora had to go out to the marketplace and go directly to brokers and sort of bypass the whole system so they can have listings on their site but that was a competitive disadvantage them because realtor dot com always had the newest listings. 'cause realtor dot com obviously was plugged into all the molasses. Guys understand

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New Agent (or Returning Agent) Immediate Action Plan

Real Estate Coaching Radio

04:46 min | 3 months ago

New Agent (or Returning Agent) Immediate Action Plan

"Three to one and we're back. It is january the twentieth. It is inauguration day. I understand our new president will be standing in front of a bunch of lights and flags as he takes the oath of office. Not quite the same as a normal inauguration but a historic day nonetheless. And that's the end of our political banter for today's podcast actual factual okay. So we meant to talk about this topic yesterday and frankly we got hooked into talking about zillow which was something that. I'm glad we talked about because many of you reacted very positively as we were. I think confirming a lot of your suspicions. About the fact that zillow is definitely not your business partner in the sense that You know a business partner abnormal normally be helping you and your business lewis definitely been waiting in the tall grass for over a decade Essentially to displace you to disinter mediate you and clearly. That is what they're doing so we talked about that yesterday. Make sure you listen to yesterday's podcast the day before that we were talking about this very topic in this topic is something that is near and dear to our hearts because of the fact that we have so many people joining our coaching business You know coaching business focuses primarily on teaching agents that complete system a system. That's designed to get them into taking listing so our businesses primarily focused on agents. Who will learn how to be listing agents. Because frankly we know. Obviously we touch on the buyer side. We touch on building team writing staff. We do all that stuff. But we want your focus on being powerful listing agent. Because that is where you ultimately get the most leverage that is regenerate the most profits. Frankly and that's how you create a real business Focusing on buyers as we discussed yesterday a bit of a perilous path going forward. If you have not listened to that podcast please listen. Because i think you'll be very very clear that the buyer agent business as it's been really i think prevalent since the ninety s when buyer agents became a thing. I think you really gonna discovered that might not be the future you over invest in giving what zillow and so many other companies are doing so. Please go back and listen to a podcast from yesterday. But today's podcast is a continuation. It's a focus on what action steps. You should be taking now. If you're a new aged or really. I returning agent and my by returning. I mean getting back in the business but maybe returning emotionally to recommitting to your real estate career. Is that about right julie. That's right. So i think a lot of these points. Apply to everyone as a revisit to your education. You can take any one of these points even if you are a fairly grizzled veterans. You know what. I need to brush up on that. I find that you know embracing the fact that knowledge equals. Confidence in ignorance equals fear. That's one of the core things here right. So i find a lot of returning agents new agents newer agents. They have kind of like an education deficit and experienced deficit. And that's really hard to just like give someone but these points are designed to shorten that learning curve. You have to acknowledge the fact. And i don't want to. We won't drill down on this too far. But it's really important that you acknowledge the fact that You're probably in a there's what four distinct arguably five distinct phases of learning phases of mastery. There's a incompetence conscious competence. There's there's what's the next one. Let's say you start out unconsciously incompetent. These views means. You don't know what you don't know literally what they mean unconscious incompetent. You don't even know that their stuff you don't know until usually something kicks your butt and then you move into the next stage which is consciously incompetent now. You have an awareness of your incompetence. This is usually when people invest in coaching Then you start to have conscious competence. You are working on your skills but you still have to be conscious of the competency. You're working on like getting your relisting package in gear and having a really great predictable listing presentation but you having to make the efforts. You're consciously competent. It takes mental and emotional effort. Because it's not you're not on autopilot in the last basis unconscious competence. That's where you don't have to think about it anymore. And then some people would argue that. There's a face beyond that but just for the sake of expediency and explaining what we want you guys to understand is chances are if you're new. Well not chances are if you're new in the business you're unconsciously incompetent in other words you don't know what you don't know if you're a returning in the business maybe you've had a bunch of false starts. You're in that same face to and that phase is not something to be ashamed of. That phase is something to be embraced because it means that you're basically a blank slate. Now this is also the most vulnerable phase that you can be and because you're gonna be susceptible to charlatans you're gonna be susceptible to snake oil salesman you're gonna be susceptible to people selling your shiny objects

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Cyber Security Headlines 15th January 2021

Cyber Security Headlines

03:09 min | 3 months ago

Cyber Security Headlines 15th January 2021

"Packers waltzed past mfa used by seesaw. On cloud. Accounts multi factor. Authentication is one of the strongest security protocols. We have but it's not infallible on wednesday. The us cyber security infrastructure security agency revealed that malicious actors bypassed mfa to get into its cloud service accounts cease said that the threat actors had tried multiple times to breaches systems by various tactics including fishing brute force logging attempts and possibly a pass the cookie attack which involves the theft of authentication cookies from browsers and related processes. That's how the attackers were able to hijack an authenticated session by using stolen session cookies to access ceases online services social media convulses after capital attack. A widespread shakeup is underway facebook's yanking posts of flyers promoting events leading up to biden's inauguration as terrorism and cyber experts helped the platform to ferret out images calling for harm the walkie talkie app zillow which hasn't proactively moderated content has deleted over two thousand militia related channels after finding it was used by insurrectionists and parlor the social media app favored by trump supporters. May never come back for having been scraped off the app. Stores kicked out by slack and cut by amazon. Ceo john matzec told reuters parlor filed charges on wednesday asking for amazon to be forced to restore its service. Google fixes bug that delayed kovic contact tracing apps. The api bug affected contact. Tracing apps worldwide delaying notifications sent to android users. The apps are built on top of the exposure notification system an api that google released jointly with apple to help health services develop contact tracing apps it looks like the problem only manifested on android devices. Not on ios the api. Let's developers create contact tracing tools that protect privacy by relying on bluetooth to exchange anonymous keys between smartphones an easy way to warn users if they've been in contact with someone who later tested positive apple yanks feature that lets apps bypass mac. Os firewalls and vpn's has removed the content filter exclusion list from mac. Os eleven point. Two beta to k known as big sur. The controversial feature had allowed fifty three of apple's own apps to bypass third party firewalls security tools and vpn apps that users themselves had installed for their own protection. The list included some of apple's biggest apps such as the app store maps and i cloud security researchers had discovered the problem this past october and had called it a security nightmare waiting to happen

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Million-dollar homes: There are now 8 cities in Washington DC area where median home price is $1M

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:33 sec | 3 months ago

Million-dollar homes: There are now 8 cities in Washington DC area where median home price is $1M

"Incorporated cities in the U. S metro areas with typical home value of at least a million dollars, and that's 45 more than a year ago. The Washington Metro, there are now eight incorporated cities with a median home value of Maura than $1 million, up from four a year ago. Chevy Chase. Maryland tops Zillow's local list with the median price of $1.3 million Other million dollar cities include Great Falls, Chevy Chase

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Treacherous travel expected in much of eastern US

World News Tonight with David Muir

02:18 min | 3 months ago

Treacherous travel expected in much of eastern US

"Begin with millions of americans now digging out from one storm as a new system. Take shape in the south and takes aim at one of the busiest travel days of the year. A state of emergency to open twenty twenty one as heavy snow and ice pushed north from texas through the heartland then all the way into the northern new england area a foot of snow paralyzing interstate traffic in texas. Some drivers stuck up to fourteen hours tonight. Attention moving to the southeast where a rainmaker has already triggered. Flash flood watches from tallahassee to columbia south carolina that storm pushing north along. The i ninety five corridor with snow inland and a wintry mix sure to make for treacherous driving the forecast in a moment but we begin tonight with abc. Stephanie ramos right here in new york city tonight. Dangerous winter weather slamming parts of the country with millions heading home from the holidays. A major storm system sweeping from the south into the northeast bringing heavy snow ice and rain parts of west texas digging out from more than a foot of snow. This is miles and miles. Hundreds of drivers stuck in traffic for up to fourteen hours due to the treacherous conditions. One woman with diabetes trying to avoid a medical emergency by rationing her medication in the car. I'm trying to take my medications right now. Because i don't really of drop zillow. In oklahoma snow and ice knocking out power to thousands icy road conditions stranding cars semis sliding off the highways this eighteen wheeler toppling onto its side ramming a guardrail to reported tornadoes. Touching down in georgia. This mobile home flipped over by high winds injuring. One person despite cdc warnings not to travel due to covid more than fifteen million people flying across the country for the winter holidays rain snow could impact travel over the next twenty four hours with tomorrow expected to be the busiest day for air travel since the start of the pandemic. The travel headaches aren't over here in the northeast. Black ice is a concern tonight. Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing and a new storm set. Impact much of the east coast tomorrow giving travelers very little time to prepare

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Zillow rallying like it's Zoom during pandemic housing boom

Charlie Parker

00:57 sec | 5 months ago

Zillow rallying like it's Zoom during pandemic housing boom

"Is becoming the new Azuma during the pandemic. Greg Jared a. Bloomberg has this and focus report. Home sales Zoom on Zillow since home sales cratered When the lockdown began last spring, they've resumed with gusto, a combo of low mortgage rates and increasing familiarity with tech tools to search and view virtually has taken home sales to new heights and demand is strong. Ivy Zelman, CEO and Selman and Associates. People better focused on their homes during this pandemic Saturday night Live may make fun of the zoo map for business use, and if you were a pain to be honest, now, Zillow, the online real term that already had home search and view tools on board drew an average 236 million unique users monthly in the quarter. Record and up 21% from last year. Cheryl Bomber chief executive officer of homebuilder Taylor, Morrison says they put up a virtual platform quickly. Actually, we've seen week over week improvements since early April. I'm Gregg Jarrett Bloomberg Business for news

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Zillow shares jump after online real estate company blows past estimates and provides optimistic forecast

Financial Exchange with Barry Armstrong

02:17 min | 5 months ago

Zillow shares jump after online real estate company blows past estimates and provides optimistic forecast

"Jumping after online real estate company blows past estimates and provides optimistic forecast So again, we're right in the middle of earning season, but Zillow shares Up 8% in extended trading yesterday and today's surgeon even farther 14.5%, now after a bump just after 10 a.m. and so just like anything that we're seeing in Realestate Zillow, capitalizing on all this activity that invest that real estate investor investors, but that families have for single family realestate right now, eh? The stock has nearly tripled since January. Price it got his low back in March is 25 Bucks a share? It's trading at once. 19 right now. Zillow makes money in a few different ways, one that they were buying houses for awhile. I'm guessing that kind of cooled off in this environment. They help source mortgages. They help you find agents. They get revenue from all those different sources. To me. The big question is Is there anything out there that points to a slowing realestate market, and I would have thought No. But this Wall Street Journal article points out that some 40% of folks planning to sell the next three years I believe they'll get a better price if they wait still and that that number surprised me. Do we have any idea what that number normally is? No, That's a good point. I don't know. I was also trying to look at you know how many of those respondents owned properties in cities Because if you own a property in a city, I would you know, I think anyone that can wait is waiting so that that makes sense to me that you would see it there. But if I'm in the suburbs or even a rural area, I'm thinking to myself get while the getting's good right now. Right bird in the hand's worth two in the Bush. You like that? You never heard that I had. But I I wouldn't have dared use. It s O. I mean, I don't know. I see continued success for Zillow. Ah, because I just see this demand for real estate, not really shifting much, but Time will tell. And certainly, if you start seeing some some issues with the rental markets where some of those properties start going up for sale, then that could shift things dramatically. You know anyone who's used there. The Zillo buys your house. I don't Now they don't know anyone that's tried it. Yeah, I get the appeal, though. Quick Break

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Where's Everyone Moving To?

The Indicator from Planet Money

05:06 min | 6 months ago

Where's Everyone Moving To?

"Murray Pitino from Bloomberg City lab so much joining us. You recently wrote an article kind of looking at a bunch of the the moving data because we've. We've definitely been hearing a lot of things about this great migration and all these people moving from covert and you kind of. Took a dive into this question. Exactly, we've seen a lot of anecdotal evidence about a so-called urban exotic. So we thought that it'd be interesting to try to do a summary of the interesting data points. We could get our hands on. Yeah. Where did you look at this data because I really into data at the indicator I don't know it just. It's it's a really good point. So. We do get a fair amount of research coming from moving companies real estate aggregate, or is like Zillow and We did find a quite more nuanced story. What did you find I? Mean I feel like the the story has been at least the anecdotal story has been like people are fleeing cities they're moving to the country and sort of settling down like there's this excess and so what did you find when you actually looked at actual data? What story did tell? Yeah. So we found that over all it seems like people actually during the during the stay at home order is between March and June. People moved away less than they usually do, and that's what the the moving data told us. But overall, we also saw really interesting regional nuances. We have seen a lot of people moving out of especially Manhattan. But also a lot of people moving in San Francisco and we're going it's kind of a story about civil thing. But what we've seen is that a fair amount of people who move out of San Francisco in New York City tend to go to actually also pretty big cities like Los, Angeles Chicago Atlanta also Seattle, and so it seems like people are moving from the what Los Angeles is a bigger city I don't know 'cause I. Yeah. The it was like not the story that. I expected because I, was like Oh they're moving from the biggest cities to smaller cities. Blessed Angeles isn't a smaller city I think in Los Angeles people can have a little more space. It seems like people are maybe not necessarily leaving urban places but going to urban places where they can maybe have more space or something like that. Yeah. That is definitely interesting and We have data from a real estate consultant and the that in Manhattan whom sales had dropped by fifty six percents year-over-year. But in suburban counties around the city the had increased by actually forty four percent. Your of a year the other thing that I really loved in your article was that you took a look at history. which I thought was such a fascinating perspective. You kind of look back in time a little bit at past. Pandemics and sort of big issues in in big cities in the US would you find? While a thing we did see out in previous pandemic mentioned the Spanish flu but also the cholera cities have always been historically resilient. And have managed to kind of recover from all the hardship that has happened because you looked at I think in London back in eighteen, forty nine, they had ten thousand people die of cholera within a few months and then a huge fire destroyed a lot of the city. But right after that, the city's role as sort of the world's leading financial center at that time. Actually grew. So few experts we've talked to. Kind of expect the same thing to happen with the the current pandemic even though pretty big shift that has happened in maybe was there before is the whole working from home. Movement that is happening Sarah. It kind of depends how what the norms regarding this. Turn up to to be you know like people return to the office or will people who can stay working from home right? So this time might be a little different because we are establishing a protocol now where. We don't need to necessarily be at work. So we all still might be working jobs that are technically based in New, York or San Francisco but we could be living elsewhere yet and I think another important thing is that a there was an overall trend of population in dense urban city centers growing less fast than than people in suburban areas. So this is this is a trend that we that was already happened. Basically, it may have been accelerated. So you're based out of London from what I understand is that right? Exactly. Yeah. What's happening in London are people leaving London is at the same thing as New Yorker people saying like London is over. Notice definitely a good question. I. I. Live in London and Rents has dropped quite a lot recently is your rent dropped. It has actually buy a lot or just like a little bit or a by a fair amount because I feel like people are people tend to. At least from what? I see a b. kind of leaving the. The center. So yeah, I. Guess we'll have to see.

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LA Mayor To Combat Homelessness by Sharing Some Zillow Listings

The Topical

00:31 sec | 7 months ago

LA Mayor To Combat Homelessness by Sharing Some Zillow Listings

"Mayor Eric Garcetti has unveiled his plan to combat the city's growing homeless population brought on by the mass evictions plaguing his city mayor Garcetti announced today his administration stands committed to ensuring every Los angeleno has a roof over their head and that he would personally be sending around some pretty reasonable Zillow listings to those in need sounds like a great plan and if any homeless residents are listening take my advice if you see something you like on one of them. Listings hop on a quick anything under a million usually gets cooped up pretty fast. And

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"zillow" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

04:37 min | 1 year ago

"zillow" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"Zillow a lot of them will you know specifically have categories on there that have the stipulations far as pets are concerned and be up front with your pets when it comes to you talking a private landlords as well because if you highlight the good points on your pets you know my pets house broken their created when I leave they're all you know they're older Pat they're very quiet the pets are very friendly there on monthly pre you know fully preventions these are all things you want to highlight to them because it'll show them that the best taking care of they're not going to invest their house to fleas they're not going to be barking up the neighbors you know let them know you know what a good Pat they are and what you are moving from wherever you lived previously if you had a previous landlord and it wasn't your own personal hells ask them for a letter of reference when it comes to your pets they can be huge sometimes and changing some of the stipulations eating what I've heard it with in house to some management companies even though they have restrictions for dogs under thirty pounds or certain breeds some of giving consideration to potential late I know tenants that have letters of references from their veterinarian or from their previous landlord so those are all great things to ask for and a half when it comes to moving day try to keep this pets a stress free as possible I'll make sure they have crates are cages to travel in you can have the best pets in the world that are used to traveling in the car but when it comes to moving you have other people helping they're in a new environment a new neighborhood you know they can get scared so quickly you know moving boxes in big loud noises from moving trucks or you know moving doors and you know things something in spoke them and they can scare more easily so just make sure that they're definitely contained cover their crater Kerrier and definitely check a new house before you let the pads and there's been reports online to where you know certain especially if you're moving into a house that was empty for a time period you know some of them put you know my straps around our answer Roach fades you know in certain rooms just to make sure it stays past free when it's empty and then a lot of them you know the cleanings been done the dates down and then they have the lamp that tenet movin but the pets can immediately go in and you know **** up but you know it yet beat off the floor or you know get into you know a sticky mess with a trapper get their hands now so always be really cautious about checking everything out and also I've seen in some of the rental condition reports as well that we don't have this issue here and that south for us in Florida but up north a lot of landlords and and management companies have used antifreeze in the past in the toilets to keep it from freezing through the winter months so when you have a vacant house that is on the market to purchase to buy or to rented it since you know bank it for a couple months and it's the winter because it's not being flushed on a regular basis they won't want to freeze so that actually is anti freeze in there to help with that so so that that goes in the toilet you know the toilet lets up when they go in they can immediately you know I have some issues so always just noted check on those things before you get your pets you know free reign of the house let them investigate things slowly when it's safe and the people of moved things then otherwise you know tried to bring them over at the and your baby keep them with a friend or a pet sitter or a kennel or something for moving day that way you can kind of get everything and get the heavy traveler people in and out of the way so that way it's a little more common for your path thank you Monica for these great tips all of you who are looking to move make sure you listen because they're great great tips thanks so much Monica thank you have a great week hello everyone miss Solomon so via the doggie deep I wanna thank you for your amazing response to their special book miss all of finds her forever home and they want to let you know that miss all of fines or forever home is now available in both hard cover and soft cover and that's at Amazon dot com as missile of says what you.

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"zillow" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up

GeekWire - Geared Up

04:15 min | 2 years ago

"zillow" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up

"The podcast. Not clearly, yes, you're like no people don't want to listen to that coming up on this show. We've got some interesting news stories to talk about a radical change. At Zillow the surprised me spreads the hell out of me to come back to this news Amazon backing out of giant Seattle office tower in the latest sign of a lot of uncertainty in its hometown. And also Amazon has cancelled one of my favorite Amazon products are one of my favorite Amazon services. We'll talk about that whole foods is done. Not yet not yet. So we got a lot to talk about this week. But first, let's jump in with Zillow John you have a history of covering this company. I think you're the first person to ever write about Zillow the real estate company. That's correct. It's long been a real estate media company. So always always have hammered in to us every time we've talked to them we have no intention to get into the real estate transaction business where a media company for God's sake. We have no desire to want to do that. So it's not like they said that for how many years they've been around. But it took me a while to wrap my head around what they meant by media company because the whole idea was it was serving up information about homes and then advertising for agents. So it wasn't like they were doing news about homes. But correct there was a news element to it. And certainly voyeuristic component with the zest -ment. And then they expanded into tools for real estate agents. In the real estate process more efficient yet. But now, they're doing something entirely different. That's right. The big headline. First of all is that Zillow CEO Spencer Rask off is stepping down in. He's being replaced by Zillow co founder and the former CEO right rich Barton. That's correct now. I was surprised by this news to I've interviewed Spencer in the past as recently as last year, and he seemed one hundred percent committed to Zillow I often thought that he would be. Yeah. It's you know, ten plus years in the business. He's taken the company die peo-, and he moved to LA he spending most of his time now in LA, and I was thinking, okay. That's probably a sign. He's going to maybe transition on the business. But when I brought it up he was adamant no committed. I believe this is a huge opportunity. The interesting thing here from my history of following the company, I always thought the heir-apparent to become the CEO of Zillow was Amy Bhutan ski. I would guess. I always thought I was like, okay because she's had multi. She was CMO. She was CEO and seem like she was moving up the ladder. So when she retired. I think it was late last year. She announced she was going to retire. I was like, oh, that's interesting. Maybe she got passed over or decided that that wasn't the path. She was going to be on. But I thought that. Okay. Spencer's probably locked in there for a while now. So this transition to rich Barton coming back into the CEO role. It's going to be very interesting to watch. Okay. I want to get into that in just a minute. But first, let's talk about the fundamental change from media company to a whole lot more. They're going to be doubling down on their Zillow offers program. And this is something that they launched last year. The whole idea is that people who are looking to sell their homes will be able to basically press a button and get an offer from Zillow and Zillow will them literally by the home. And hold it for a period of time. And then sell it with the notion of making some kind of profit, it's like HDTV, you know, the the home flippers. I don't know how much renovation they'll do in some of the first homes that they bought they didn't do a whole lot. And in fact, they didn't make much money if at all on the first so on some of the first so the fact that they're doubling down on this whole idea seems a little odd. They're saying Zillow to-to I don't know it seems they are really going to have to reposition themselves, and they're going into a highly speculative business that can turn on a dime based on the housing economy where they could be left holding the bag in a big way. Now, the interesting thing I interviewed Redfin..

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"zillow" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One

Marketplace All-in-One

01:32 min | 3 years ago

"zillow" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One

"Podcast this time we talking about real estate and tech and media kinda spencer rask off is the guest he is the ceo of zillow he's been at the company since basically the beginning one of the founders really we're talking about zillow deciding to start buying and selling homes on their own and housing throughout the financial crisis as well also a broader conversation about warehousing in this economy is today did you ever think ready to go to work spencer good to have you in studio thank you great to be here what does your company do we are zillow group so we operate a collection of real estate websites largest is zillow but one hundred eighty million people come nor websites every month to get information about real estate and they shop for homes they look for rentals they do all sorts of things related to real estate you have said in an interview i read before coming in here you've said that this is a real estate media company what does that it is so what it means is that we have all this incredible information it empowers consumers and then we make money by selling ads so we'll do about a billion and a half of revenue this year and it's advertising driven so we sell advertising to real estate agents mortgage lenders property managers of rentals so it's a media company so when i go and check out the zest on my house just to give you the branding their thank you which i do not infrequently i will tell you which kind of surprises me you're selling ads against my against my click i suppose right we are yeah the the biggest part of our advertising revenue almost two billion dollars comes from real.

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"zillow" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up

GeekWire - Geared Up

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"zillow" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up

"On the website that says get an offer and if you want it you click that button and then they that starts the process of zillow's now calling you up and saying hey i by your house you have to say okay i want lease at least for now it's the seller that that motivates everything so how does will make it clear that this is a zillow owned home as the something that they actively promote to the people who they are trying to then sell the home to yes so in the listing for for this particular home in in the phoenix area there's a little tag underneath the pictures says owned by zillow okay so basically you're saying okay i'm going to be buying this home from zillow is there any difference to the process there the process is mostly the same you're still going to your open house you're still doing the kinds of things you would normally do as a buyer there are still agents that you talk to the differences that it's just everything zillow right there you've got zillow balloons at the open house you're talking to zillow people it's a small stylistic change but it's it's something very different for the housing market which is in kind of a weird situation nationally and in various places and i think zillow and also red fin which we haven't talked much about have kind of identified these holes in the market that they wanna fill that buying houses hard and takes forever and it's nerve wracking and so they've come in and said we're going to remove all of that stress and that difficulty you know you might have to take a little less money to do it but it's going to be quicker it's going to be faster it's going to be easier and you're not going to have to worry about nearly as much it's almost like buying a car online where you know you might be paying a little bit more than if you hung out at the dealership for half a day and haggled while the sales person went back to check with the boss thirty times but you know that you're going to get it streamlined so i could see where that would be an appeal and they're not the only companies that are doing this there's others like offerpad an open door but you mentioned mentioned redfin in particular glenn kelman the ceo of redfin spoke.

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"zillow" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up

GeekWire - Geared Up

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"zillow" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up

"And the owners seemed very happy or the seller seemed very happy with the experience the guy said you know he has a condo nearby tempe if they ever go to tempe he's like i'll sell it to him right away so this was a home in chandler arizona i believe it was three bedrooms four bedrooms two baths twenty seven fifty square feet and they put it on the market or the essentially sold it to zillow without any real haggling or anything like that for four hundred and ten thousand dollars that's right and then zillow actually owns the home which is really fascinating this is a public company and they're essentially going to be having homes on their books almost like you know a bank went own a home if it was foreclosed upon and so here you have zillah doing this what fascinated me was the actual selling price zillow turned around and put it back on the market for wasn't that much higher than what they bought it for they they bought it for four hundred ten they put it back on the market for four hundred and twentyfive this doesn't seem like a big business like how do you how do you square that so it's more about volume than than this one individual sale or one or two individual sales basically the company wants to have a couple hundred if not even up to a thousand homes that are moving through their process at any given time by the end of the year so if you think about it and split out small prophets on each one of those homes you get a much bigger business than say like selling like four giant mansions at a big profit yeah that makes a lot of sense although that seems like a lot of work to jump into this business and be depending on the volume rather than the big margins it seems like with zillow's zest emmett they could almost identify homes that were put on the market at an unusually low price and then try and play that margin game a little bit more where there than trying to sell it closer to what the zest moment would actually one thing to to point out is they're not going out and getting the houses the sellers are coming to them there's a little button.

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"zillow" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily

Software Engineering Daily

02:17 min | 3 years ago

"zillow" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily

"And he's not dacosta dividing them up into cells of site in two forwards so he start initially with one way which is entitled u now divided up into four eduard each of these four pieces into photo gazillion so on what ends up happening is you get like this because of subdivisions of for cells each and the taken together comprise the whole lot right so any point on on earth can be specified by which cell is contained in the records of subdivision process also gives you a way of calculating that particular itself in a very efficient manner the one decathlete that particular cells coordinate is to basically do the stink z ordering where you label each cell starting with zito one where zero is to the left one is to write some of the above and below so the first time divide up the earth into four cents you're gonna get zero zero zero one wanted on one second time divide zillow is gonna become zillow saito is as you see what i'm saying that took us of division gives you like a binary representation of every in this now if you fix particular position than the benadryl representation of that particular position is what's scholars yet so it's a bit technical but basically you can think of it like liquor dividing up a given region of space into cells in the four sellers at each time and then getting out what the show that but he looks sellers in terms of abandoned position this very interesting because it's given me at notion for how efficient you can get with some of these geospatial operations that i was imagining all kinds of really inefficient ways of processing them but it sounds like you can get things to be a pretty inexpensive to like if you wanted to find another example i was thinking of is let's say you had you wanted to find like let's say you've got you've got these one hundred users or a million users or however many users we wanted to be talking about we wanna find a geospatial circle.

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"zillow" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily

Software Engineering Daily

02:17 min | 3 years ago

"zillow" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily

"And he's not dacosta dividing them up into cells of site in two forwards so he start initially with one way which is entitled u now divided up into four eduard each of these four pieces into photo gazillion so on what ends up happening is you get like this because of subdivisions of for cells each and the taken together comprise the whole lot right so any point on on earth can be specified by which cell is contained in the records of subdivision process also gives you a way of calculating that particular itself in a very efficient manner the one decathlete that particular cells coordinate is to basically do the stink z ordering where you label each cell starting with zito one where zero is to the left one is to write some of the above and below so the first time divide up the earth into four cents you're gonna get zero zero zero one wanted on one second time divide zillow is gonna become zillow saito is as you see what i'm saying that took us of division gives you like a binary representation of every in this now if you fix particular position than the benadryl representation of that particular position is what's scholars yet so it's a bit technical but basically you can think of it like liquor dividing up a given region of space into cells in the four sellers at each time and then getting out what the show that but he looks sellers in terms of abandoned position this very interesting because it's given me at notion for how efficient you can get with some of these geospatial operations that i was imagining all kinds of really inefficient ways of processing them but it sounds like you can get things to be a pretty inexpensive to like if you wanted to find another example i was thinking of is let's say you had you wanted to find like let's say you've got you've got these one hundred users or a million users or however many users we wanted to be talking about we wanna find a geospatial circle.

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"zillow" Discussed on Exponent

Exponent

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"zillow" Discussed on Exponent

"Defy move into labeled territory and they're only and full of labels i just pull the content right then and there and keep them in this keep them in their line but the likelihood of that happening with real estate agents is so small because there are so many of them and you don't want to be the agent that gets the shitty price because you're not listing on zillow and the seller is going to be like wow isn't the house on zillow's like i want my house on zillow no that's where all the consumers go that's exactly right in this is another sort of this is my other sort of real harm moment when i was writing this article was the appreciation for if you want to predict the success of aggravated a key component is understanding the degree of fragmentation in the that frame again because it's not an certainly causes fragmentation but they also benefit from it and you think about google for example the classic aerator of all right i mean what was the web that utterly and completely destroyed the newspaper business that fragmented that put that one hundred billions and trillions of pages on the internet that were just waiting for someone to the field was fresh it was like loud and all ready for google to come along right and now has google furthered that has facebook further that absolutely but the conditions were ripe for them to come in and i think this gets to your point where zillow again it's a very very hard market to break into but it still pretty fragmented and that fragmentation works to their advantage and you're exactly right to compare to modify the fundamental problem with spotify well there's two problems it's another one but the problem is there's only three which means their power is out sized obviously the other problem with spotify is they have a competitor in apple music in there and yes i i think spotify better for watts of reasons but at the end of the day if spotify has no has no label music and apple music does.

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"zillow" Discussed on Exponent

Exponent

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"zillow" Discussed on Exponent

"Interesting is zillow made a deal with like a small aggregate of mls listings and they and so they actually got mls things onto zilin falling on there and this is the key point due to they had a dispute with the air and they're going to pull off the they're going to cut zillow off and so the question everyone is predicting doom for zillow all the west people they're going to be in trouble what happened was is started cutting individual deals with all those nine hundred mls areas and they all hustled and worked hard and i went back and read real estate journals from that time period and they're talking about how hard people were working to get back there mls back onto zillow and and what happened in why because they misawa that's where the consumers were in the local real estate agents knew that if they wanted to sell houses effectively they needed to be on zillow and so it turns out that today zil has nearly all the mls on their service and they're on their service until those terms so they've already demonstrated at least one point in their history that they that the market knows they need zillow the real estate market knows they need them and they have power over them so my suspicion is again zils couching this term in the context of where we're still work with real estate agents their certain opportunities where make sense blah blah blah blah blah my my sense is there's not going to be a real retaliation because the only retaliation we'll have to pull their houses off right they pull their houses off though they've already shown that they know they're going to be hurt and so i think they're not going to be punished like they have achieved enough consumer mind share and control that they actually have gained power over there.

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"zillow" Discussed on Exponent

Exponent

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"zillow" Discussed on Exponent

"Interesting is zillow made a deal with like a small aggregate of mls listings and they and so they actually got mls things onto zilin falling on there and this is the key point due to they had a dispute with the air and they're going to pull off the they're going to cut zillow off and so the question everyone is predicting doom for zillow all the west people they're going to be in trouble what happened was is started cutting individual deals with all those nine hundred mls areas and they all hustled and worked hard and i went back and read real estate journals from that time period and they're talking about how hard people were working to get back there mls back onto zillow and and what happened in why because they misawa that's where the consumers were in the local real estate agents knew that if they wanted to sell houses effectively they needed to be on zillow and so it turns out that today zil has nearly all the mls on their service and they're on their service until those terms so they've already demonstrated at least one point in their history that they that the market knows they need zillow the real estate market knows they need them and they have power over them so my suspicion is again zils couching this term in the context of where we're still work with real estate agents their certain opportunities where make sense blah blah blah blah blah my my sense is there's not going to be a real retaliation because the only retaliation we'll have to pull their houses off right they pull their houses off though they've already shown that they know they're going to be hurt and so i think they're not going to be punished like they have achieved enough consumer mind share and control that they actually have gained power over there.

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"zillow" Discussed on Exponent

Exponent

01:53 min | 3 years ago

"zillow" Discussed on Exponent

"So i did write about privacy and you know the way i think it's going to solidify the the bane players a topic that i think we've covered of it and i actually would really like to talk about what i wrote about a week ago and we've been podcast us week because i personally thought it was interesting for all kinds of reasons yeah we've touched on this one previously and it's interesting to see how was it a year ago when we talked about open door and we talked about zillow and the news that they came out with like last week was pretty extrordinary yes so there's just a backup because it's been a couple of weeks just to kind of refresh what we're talking about zillow the the again what kind of company are they is an interesting question the believe in their i oh they friends those as a real estate marketing company or real estate yes right and the reason and the reason why that was an accurate description is one just you know what i peel from sort of like describing how they actually money in the margins to expect in the business that was that was correct because they're not actually involved in the real estate buying process they are a basically a discovery like a search engine to find houses but the houses then hand them off to real estate agents and we talked about it we did talk about a year or so ago in the context of open door and they're not a part of the transaction and the reason why that happened the why structure like that are long and complicated and we we might get back into a bit although again we will also put a link to the previous podcast and but the news here is that they are actually going to start inserting themselves into that into that transaction they're going to do it in the way that open doors doing it which is actually buying the houses themselves and then whistling them and again they're they're putting all sort of words that they're involved rochette.

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"zillow" Discussed on Exponent

Exponent

01:53 min | 3 years ago

"zillow" Discussed on Exponent

"So i did write about privacy and you know the way i think it's going to solidify the the bane players a topic that i think we've covered of it and i actually would really like to talk about what i wrote about a week ago and we've been podcast us week because i personally thought it was interesting for all kinds of reasons yeah we've touched on this one previously and it's interesting to see how was it a year ago when we talked about open door and we talked about zillow and the news that they came out with like last week was pretty extrordinary yes so there's just a backup because it's been a couple of weeks just to kind of refresh what we're talking about zillow the the again what kind of company are they is an interesting question the believe in their i oh they friends those as a real estate marketing company or real estate yes right and the reason and the reason why that was an accurate description is one just you know what i peel from sort of like describing how they actually money in the margins to expect in the business that was that was correct because they're not actually involved in the real estate buying process they are a basically a discovery like a search engine to find houses but the houses then hand them off to real estate agents and we talked about it we did talk about a year or so ago in the context of open door and they're not a part of the transaction and the reason why that happened the why structure like that are long and complicated and we we might get back into a bit although again we will also put a link to the previous podcast and but the news here is that they are actually going to start inserting themselves into that into that transaction they're going to do it in the way that open doors doing it which is actually buying the houses themselves and then whistling them and again they're they're putting all sort of words that they're involved rochette.

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"zillow" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"zillow" Discussed on KSFO-AM

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"zillow" Discussed on Data Skeptic

Data Skeptic

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"zillow" Discussed on Data Skeptic

"For example there's like watts of home pictures and lots of home facts and we actually show the tax assessment history in the sale history there's sort of a backstory to the home in the data that goes beyond within the listing text you can read that text into their compare the the records history and inserts they do these things matchup or it is there something in these records it makes you a little suspicious that there might be something going on so i mentioned many listers will be familiar with traditional statistical techniques like our squared for comparing you know how successful prediction was compared to ground truth can you talk a little bit about how you guys evaluates estimate as you make improvements to it is obviously are squared is sort of your win your aggression 101 and is probably most modern courses teacherstudent that's really generally not a good metric to use just because it tends to be quite biased zillow we have a pretty elaborate back testing system that lets us calculate per accuracy metrics an aggregate them in such a way that we you know we feel that we get enough statistical power to make choices about whether or not a particular modeling choices and improvement or hurting us are favoured metrics are a little bit different than you'll find in sort of a lot of classical regression problems where they might use rabin squared air for example as the regression accuracy benchmark we used percent air so our metric that we publishes called median absolutely percent air may up we also internally will look at average absolute percent air why percentage airs things that are financial lots of financial series stock prices obviously home prices.

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"zillow" Discussed on Data Skeptic

Data Skeptic

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"zillow" Discussed on Data Skeptic

"Data skeptic is the official podcast data skeptic dot com bringing you stories interviews in many episodes onto david science machinelearning statistics an artificial intelligence entry martin graduated from stanford university in 2013 with an ms and statistics after earning his master's degree he began an independent consulting practice specializing in statistics in 2014 andrew joined zillow's data science team is a senior data scientist he currently works as a research manager on this estimate team at zillow's headquarters in seattle washington previously andrew received a bs and computer and information scientists in two thousand six from the university of washington from two thousand nine to eleven andrew worked on the democratic national committee as an analytics engineer for the obama for america team andrew welcome today the skeptic thanks cal academy here so i actually think we can take for granted maybe that most listeners are aware of zillow it's kind of a everyday brand name in some sense i thought perhaps what would be interesting to kick off our conversation would be to see if you could share any high level statistics about zillow you know the number of properties you see added per day the percentage of coverage you guys have whatever sort of general information can help paint the picture of what the companies accomplished it might even be worth introducing zillow one thing i learned actually being out on the conference circuit this summer as that were very wellknown inside the united states but for folks in your audience who might not be us residents it might be able to learn no that zillow is the largest realestate search website in the united states in fact we have about one hundred sixty six million unique monthly visitors as a key one four out of five of the hundred and ten million residential properties better you can find information on zillow.

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"zillow" Discussed on GeekWire

GeekWire

01:38 min | 4 years ago

"zillow" Discussed on GeekWire

"On amazoncom that somebody spotted actually three words that sent zillow's stock down and those three words were higher a realtor yes i'm including article including the a and that's over there counting on his fingers clear so will amazon's ambitions never end it looks like essentially they're getting into the real estate referral business here now i know you pay a lot of attention to this market what's going on here well i mean it does make some sense at they are getting more and more into services side they've got alexa and smart home products um it's it's interesting to see where this goes eventually uh but you know every time they get into a new industry the the competitors start to shake a little bit and the the stock goes damage look at grocery stocks right now right absolutely so the gist here is that amazon could be getting into the real estate referral business that is you go there go onto the site and you try to hire realtor detainers up code and they essentially refer you to somebody they have an association with then they take a cut of that business when the the agent essentially advertizes on the site which is almost exactly what zillow does and don't forget about redfin also it's fairly key to what they do yeah absolutely so this is as you said not just another example of amazon getting into new areas here's my question though when you think i need a real estate agent to buy a house do you think amazon i knocked off the top of my head i i think i guess it depends on how.

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"zillow" Discussed on GeekWire

GeekWire

02:16 min | 4 years ago

"zillow" Discussed on GeekWire

"Dj nasa okay the design for a super quiet supersonic experimental airplane zillow goes toetotoe with mcmansions hell nintendo is bringing back the super nintendo console and we go inside a cutting edge effort to build hightech football helmets all that more coming up this week on the week a geek for required our common seattle i'm todd bishop declare editor come kurtz lost energy life reporter camp tariff shelter sports taecker border i'm alan boyle i covered aerospace in science so we got alan in the room bringing the space created to the weaken geek podcast because we wanted to talk about this story to to kick things off about this new experimental airplane it's super quiet and its supersonic and it got tons of attention this past week on geek wire was the most read story on geek wire so alan explain the story to us what is this plane and why does it matter well this has been in the works for some time and uh it's a big deal for aviation supersonic transport uh has not really been available in the united states uh it was banned because of sonic booms and so that's the important thing to remember about this story so w takase through what this plane does and how it solves that problem and so so i'm thinking about this do you not hear sonic booms anymore is that unless a space exrocket his landing i don't really here sonic booms in the us as all that's really hard it might be a military jet for example that that's kind of a thrill for an air show to hear the sonic boom firm from a military jet but it sounds like based on these regulations that they essentially have minimized the number of sonic booms that you were a yeah and so that's the thing that until they solve the boom problem they're not going to be any supersonic planes flying over the united states and so this technology uh by nasa is aimed at turning that boom in into more of a thump and you do that through aerodynamics and and how you designed the plane how you put the engines on their the whole deal.

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