Yesterday MOVE slapped the newly formed Zillow Group with the news that as of next week they won’t be providing listing to Trulia any longer. This seemed to be in response to Zillow’s earlier rebuke of continuing the ListHub agreement past the contract date.
Now it appears that Zillow is seeking a restraining order to keep listings flowing to Zillow.
A few observations:
Welcome to the team!
Tough first week for Paul Levine, newly appointed president of Trulia.
The Velvet Glove
I’m going to start calling Celeste Starchild, “the velvet glove”, because she always seems to be delivering the bad (good?) news, but tries to downplay the consquences.
And going back to Zillow’s earlier refusal to re-sign with ListHub, can you really blame them? ListHub was basically forcing them to use a data feed their very own company won’t use on its own site (realtor.com). Zillow take is that ListHub was was serving them a shit sandwich, telling them to eat, and that they better like it.
Good thing the Clareity’s MLS Executive Workshop next week is serving great popcorn, because the show has just begun!