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Stories by Rich Barton

Spencer Rascoff promoted to CEO of Zillow

Please join co-founder of Zillow, Lloyd Frink, and me in congratulating Spencer Rascoff today on his promotion from COO to […]

iPad: The Sonic Boom Heard 'Round the World

If you’ve ever seen a super-sonic fighter jet zip by, you know that it does so silently… until the sound […]


Announcing Zillow's iPhone App

The Sunday house-hunting jaunt just got a serious upgrade.  Today Zillow is released from the bondage of the desktop computer […]

Difficult Times, Difficult Decisions

This week we are reducing our workforce by 25%.  This was an incredibly painful decision for me and the leadership […]


Opening Bell for the Zillow Mortgage Marketplace

At Zillow we believe in information transparency. We believe informed consumers are empowered consumers. We believe these informed consumers make […]


Hot Time in Vegas at the NAR Convention

A group from Zillow and I spent last week in Las Vegas at the NAR convention and we all came […]

For sale

My House is Pending!

I’m sure thousands of you have been following the saga of my attempts to sell my house in Seattle (OK, […]

Q & A

New Today on Zillow: Home Q&A and More

I have some questions and wonder if anyone can help me with some answers? Here we go… Q: How long […]


Really, we are a media co., Really

The title of this post is a stealthy way for me to welcome Greg Schwartz as Vice President, Advertising Sales, […]


Homes and Holidays

There’s no place like home for the holidays.  At Zillow, we have families all over the country and the world.  […]


70% of "For Sale" Postings Offered By Agents, 30% by Owners

When we opened Zillow up to For Sale and Make Me Move postings last week, a question I kept getting […]


Claim Your Home - It's Yours!

Now I know how McDonald’s felt whenever they updated their marquee from “60 billion served” to “70 billion served.” Evidently, […]


Zillow's Database is Now Open - Tell Us About Your Homes!

Just now the Zillow engineering and operations teams “propped” a new version of that allows homeowners to save and […]


My "Other Browser" Window

I’m getting ready to put my home on the market, so I’ve become more than just a theoretical user of […]


We're Live!, the Beta, Launches! is off to an electrifying start, with the help of chief engineer Garrett McAuliffe. As chairman of, I […]

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