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  • Zillow: The Perfect Opportunity For Aggressive Growth [View article]
    Cube-

    There's a middle road between paying the prevailing price and biting off more than you can ever chew. Let common sense be your GPS.
    Aug 2, 2015. 01:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zillow: The Perfect Opportunity For Aggressive Growth [View article]
    123-

    Even if everything you say is 100% correct today; every point you make is improvable and fixable. You just need a management that is aware and focuses on the priorities that will steer the company to profitablility.
    Aug 2, 2015. 09:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Zillow: The Perfect Opportunity For Aggressive Growth [View article]
    Cubla

    Everybody buying a home is not buying it for an investment. You want to live someplace--you want to live there now--you try and negotiate your best price--but you pay what you have to pay--and if you can't sell it for more than you paid for it--that's just not the prime concern.
    Aug 2, 2015. 09:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zillow: The Perfect Opportunity For Aggressive Growth [View article]
    ck--exactly. In a hot market--prices change like the weather. Zillows algorithm is a blanket application. It does not self correct for condition of individual homes--since it is an average--it can't respond to sudden changes--you have to have a collection of data points You can't have instant change. A Zestimate is what is implied in the name--an "estimate". That's not a fatal flaw--not even a major concern . The site is designed to attract buyers and sellers--it does that.
    Aug 1, 2015. 12:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zillow: The Perfect Opportunity For Aggressive Growth [View article]
    Coach

    Would you pay $2500 for a 20% chance to make $40,000? Do the math. Law of averages say if you do that enoughtimes --you'll make money. Zillow proposition is our leads cost more--but if you give the lead to your best closer--you'll make money. If you give an expensive lead to a newbee or a part-timer--well you just aren't going to do that. That's why all the marginal real estate agents, complain. they will never be given hot expensive leads-no matter what the source. Their broker can't afford it. Hot expensive leads go to your top closer.

    Coach--who are you going to give the ball to--3 yards out from the goal line?
    Aug 1, 2015. 08:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zillow: The Perfect Opportunity For Aggressive Growth [View article]
    CK

    I really don't get this "inaccurate estimate" problem. this isn't a moon shot. Housing prices are all individual negotiations--depends on how many if any offers--and motivation of the seller. You're just looking for a neighborhood ballpark figure--someplace to start negotiations. Every real estate pro knows this--so I think this is akin to the phony political arguments we see in Washington. Its not a problem for a real estate agent because she can always compare the Zillow with other sources--just like an appraiser does anyway. The lender appraisal is all that counts anyway.
    Aug 1, 2015. 07:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zillow: The Perfect Opportunity For Aggressive Growth [View article]
    I agree with the author--once portal status is established--the only limit is imagination and competent execution. The current mangement unfortunately lacks both qualities--but that can change as fast as the weather in Michigan.
    Jul 31, 2015. 10:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Twitter now down 7.1%; Noto offers cautious remarks on user growth (updated) [View news story]
    Here's an idea for a Periscope event--the Twitter board commits seppuku, a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment (Part of the samurai bushido honor code), because they brought shame to themselves. That would be something to tweet about.
    Jul 29, 2015. 08:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Twitter now down 7.1%; Noto offers cautious remarks on user growth (updated) [View news story]
    The franchise owns real time public conversation spiced with celebrities (as opposed to Facebook which is private conversations among friends and family). Monetize it.
    Jul 29, 2015. 08:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Twitter now down 7.1%; Noto offers cautious remarks on user growth (updated) [View news story]
    Its such a simple fix. Create an intuitive interface that lets people "tune in" to what they are interested in--and easily insert their two cents (a tweet) into the conversation they want to be a part of-- and give advertisers a tool to see what people are tuning into and easily insert their ads into the conversation that fits their market. Why can't they do this simple thing?
    Jul 29, 2015. 07:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Twitter now down 7.1%; Noto offers cautious remarks on user growth (updated) [View news story]
    Just versed in the law, obviously its new to you.
    Jul 29, 2015. 07:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Twitter now down 7.1%; Noto offers cautious remarks on user growth (updated) [View news story]
    amen
    Jul 28, 2015. 11:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Twitter now down 7.1%; Noto offers cautious remarks on user growth (updated) [View news story]
    Most television shows and websites are nothing but gibberish--But Gibbersish that's easy to use and under competent management so it makes money is what we want--
    Jul 28, 2015. 11:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Twitter now down 7.1%; Noto offers cautious remarks on user growth (updated) [View news story]
    This CFO is not C-suite material. He should stick to counting beans and keep his pie hole shut.
    Jul 28, 2015. 11:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Twitter now down 7.1%; Noto offers cautious remarks on user growth (updated) [View news story]
    Why would there be any anti trust issues? Consumers use both services for free. Advertisers have thousands of competitive advertising choices. Unlike TV and radio there are no spectrum issues? So why is anti trust a consideration?
    Jul 28, 2015. 10:43 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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