The one thing you know about the blogging community is that they will react to news that affects their world. Blogger Jay Thompson is a part of their world and has been for a long time.
Zillow has been controversial for years with REALTORS due to Zestimates infamous lack of accuracy and recently with the backlash against 3rd party lead generators getting more aggresive in monetizing their sites.
Some bloggers simply are OK with Jay going to work full time at Zillow. Others see it as an attempt to hire someone with the blogging street cred to lead REALTORS to the slaughterhouse. At first glance you may think that the posts have nothing in common. Except this.
Almost everyone who knows Jay (as I do, full disclosure) likes him. They wish him well. BUT. As one blogger pointed out in Brian Boero’s blog post, the jury is still out on Zillow.
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