Over the years, I have used Zillow as a way to find new clients. That is, after all, how Zillow makes money. They charge real estate agents and mortgage brokers a fee for access to the folks that use Zillow. Zillow now also owns Trulia, arguably making them the Goliath of the online real estate information game. Despite that, and the common media story that real estate is booming – Zillow is not making any money. Not only that, the argument is being made that Zillow stock is currently being traded at twice what its value should actually be.
While there are plenty of reasons to wonder about Zillows future – when it comes to filling your needs, as a buyer, seller or investor in real estate – how does Zillow deliver?