With all of its might, the great Yahoo has moved into the home valuation game to compete with the guys at RealEstateABC.com, Realtor.com, and Zillow.com.
Yahoo is not going at it alone. Zillow is the provider of Yahoo’s valuations. While I appreciate Zillow and wouldn’t mind working with them (more on that in a minute), I would think Yahoo would come up with their own way of competing. I guess the guys at the big Z are destined to take over the universe . . . move over everyone. None of these sites have gotten it perfect yet, and I was hoping Yahoo’s entry into the game would force everyone to really push the envelope. There is still hope, though. We’ll just give it a bit more time.
Just a brief note on working with Zillow. I’ve sent a few email requests through their site to get in touch to discuss possibly partnering with thier site, but have yet to hear a response. In an attempt to be a bit more personal, I searched their site for some number or contact person I could get in touch with. Nothing. The only phone numbers I found on the site were for media inquiries. I don’t understand how a major player like Zillow does not publish their contact information. Just a bit frustrating. I sent an email to one of the media addresses I found to see if she could get me in. . . I’ll keep you all posted.