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Coldwell Banker Goes Virtual

Coldwell Real, Virtual Houses

Real estate company Coldwell Banker has brought house selling to the virtual zone by creating a mock-up of a real house on the online gaming site Second Life. If you are interested, your avatar can meet their avatar, tour the $3 million house, make a bid, negotiate and then do lunch. You only have to meet to sign the papers and seal the deal. The NAR (National Association of Realtors) claims that 81% of recent home buyers used the Internet to buy their homes. We suspect it will be the shape of things to come, although we hope that we don’t see Golden Arches in the near future.


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Seattle Mind Camp 4.0 Sponsor: Zillow

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Sponsors,

Zillow BlogZillow has just jumped in as a Mind Camp 4.0 sponsor. A big thank you to the team over there for supporting our cause.

Zillow.com is an online real estate community where homeowners, buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals can find and share vital information about homes, for free. Launched in early 2006 with Zestimate values and data on millions of U.S. homes, Zillow has since “opened up” the site to community input, data and dialogue, including Home Q&A.  Zillow’s goal is to help people become smarter about real estate – what homes are worth, what’s for sale, and what local experts have to say about real estate and individual homes. We have information on over 70 million U.S. homes, and growing.

  • Zillow is designed as a research tool – giving people free and easy access to an enormous amount real estate information and data, from public records, Zillow’s statisticians and the Zillow community.
  • Our data is free and anonymous – consumers don’t have to register or give us any personal information to view.
  • Zillow will continue to add services, information and tools to help people become smarter about buying and selling homes.

Zillow is actively hiring for Sales, Development, Program Management and Test.  Feel free to check out their current openings.

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