Great scoop from Brad Inman interviewing CoStar CEO, Andy Florance
“He talked about Zillow founder Rich Barton’s roots disintermediating travel agents (during his time at Expedia). The inference, for the real estate industry, is not new.
“I thought up the Zillow business model years before Zillow did, but thought about it for a couple of days and realized it was unethical.”
How humble of you Andy.
CoStar saying Zillow is “unethical” is like Charles Manson pointing to Jeffery Dahmer and saying, “Well at least I’m not going to eat them!”