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Zillow responds, calls Upstream “protectionist”

by Greg Robertson on August 3rd, 2018

The shit is hitting the fan with the DOJ/FTC comments

Andrea Brambila, writing for Inman News

Zillow Strikes Back, Bashing Upstream and CAR in public regulator comments

“Zillow noted there are various barriers to listing data access that the company deemed “protectionist.”

“Some large brokerages refuse to provide all their listings to Zillow. If sellers understood that their fiduciaries were restricting data from appearing on the largest real estate site in the U.S., they would likely be upset. Initiatives like Upstream make the potential for such behavior more feasible and commonplace,” the company said.”

I agree. No matter the responses from Upstream, it’s always been about control of listing data. When Craig Cheatham, announced at the CMLS Conference in 2013 that “You’ve got 10 days!”, the sentiment wasn’t “You have 10 days, before we eliminate the need for double entry!”. It was, “You have 10 days before we start yanking our data!”

From → MLS, Opinion, Zillow

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