Zillow Quietly Charging Big Builders for Listing Exposure
By: Andrea V. Brambila of Inman News | Since 2016, Zillow Group has been tapping into a new revenue stream by charging high-volume builders to post new-home listings on the company’s websites, which include Zillow.com and Trulia, the two most popular home search portals, Inman recently learned.Read more.
American Dream with Ben Caballero
This interview is an excerpt from the book American Dream: Interviews with Industry-Leading Professionals (October, 2016) by Jason Navallo and was published on Underdog.nyc in May 2017.Read more.
HomeUSA.com Clients Talk about Positive Experience with Platform
HomesUSA.com continuously seeks to improve our platform to better serve industry needs. Our clients’ input has always been an invaluable part what makes HomesUSA.com® the most innovative builder platform available.Read more.
HomesUSA.com Beta Now Available
HomesUSA.com Beta has been developed using the latest technologies and suggestions from our valued clients. HomesUSA.com offers builders the most robust, efficient, and economical method for our team to manage the builders’ inventory in MLS. The platform greatly enhances the user experience and increases speedRead more.
Dallas – America’s First Market w/ Billion-Dollar Real Estate Agent
Top-ranked Realtor® Ben Caballero Sells Over 3,000 Homes Worth $1.2 Billion in 2017. Never before has a single real estate agent sold homes worth more than $1 billion in a single year, until now. Ben Caballero, REAL Trends No. 1 ranked real estate agent inRead more.
February – New Home Sales Index
New home prices rose for the first time in the last ten months as total new home sales stabilized and the pace of home sales slowed in three of the top four major Texas markets, according to the HomesUSA.com® New Homes Sales Index and otherRead more.
Why Agent Rankings are Based on Production — Not Business Model
Article featured on Inman News Byline by: Ben Caballero, HomesUSA.com CEO | Since I was ranked as America’s number one real estate agent on REAL Trends “The Thousand” list, other agents have questioned my ranking. Recently, one agent read a story about how,Read more.
Lennar Chairman Talks About Innovation
Lennar’s embrace of transformational use of technology to drive its business forward became clear to audiences of Hive last fall as Lennar CEO Stuart Miller, a Hive dean, demonstrated ways that data would change local and enterprise decision-making and resource allocation from top to bottom.Read more.
January – New Homes Sales Index
Texas new home builders finished 2017 with steady sales in December. Most buyers benefited from lower prices as the pace of home sales improve in three of the top four Texas markets, according to the HomesUSA.com® New Homes Sales Index and other data released today.Read more.
Your Listings may not be on Zillow
I recently learned that Zillow is not publishing my new home listings if the builder builds more than 150 homes a year. Its motivation is to have builders sign up for its Promoted Communities service, which Zillow covertly launched in early 2016.Read more.
Dallas Homes Sold for More than Asking in 2017
Homebuyers competing for a property in North Texas are going the extra mile to make a deal. Last year, almost 40 percent of the Dallas-area homes that sold went for more than the asking price, according to new data from real estate portal Zillow. Nationwide, about 1Read more.
New Home Sales Explode Higher: Biggest Monthly Jump in 25 Years
Earlier last week, ZeroHedge discussed that US personal savings tumbled to the lowest since 2007, and now they can also conclude that one of the things Americans splurged on last month was New Homes,Read more.