I had a suspicion this was in the works and my suspicion was confirmed in an email from Brian Brady seconds ago. Zillow will be the leading sponsor of the Bloodhoundblog UnChained Conference this May.
Quoting Zillow’s David Gibbons in the release:
In 2008 we are increasing our bet on Realtor 2.0 and I’m excited to announce that the Bloodhound Blog Unchained conference will be brought to you by Zillow. Bloodhound blog is read daily by thousands of real estate professionals and is arguably the most influential blog read by real estate insiders. The blog’s written by Realtor 2.0 for Realtor 2.0. From May 18th to 20th the bloodhounds are hosting a conference that will distill the best practices for profiting from the revolution in social media and real estate. BHBU is also possibly the only Mortgage 2.0 conference of the year with a separate track dedicated to loan officers and mortgage brokers. If social media is part of your marketing plan for 2008 I recommend that you get to Phoenix for this event.
Here’s a quote from Brian Brady:
Among the many potential sponsors who contacted us about Unchained, we selected Zillow for its leadership in the Real Estate 2.0 community. Its actions have always been consistent with its stated goal of being a media company aligned with real estate professionals.
Zillow.com has publicly announced its intention to provide a mortgage offering, as well as the current property database. As a mortgage professional, I anticipate this release and hope we’ll be able to feature at at the Bloodhoung Blog Unchained Social Media Marketing Conference-brought to you by Zillow.
David Gibbons and Drew Meyers live in our interactive world. Their commitment to the RE.net community is unparalleled and they are always looking to find ways to make the Zillow product offerings benefit individual practitioners’ businesses. That commitment is perfectly aligned with the goals of Unchained; practitioners helping practitioners.
We are proud to share the title of this conference with Zillow and welcome them as our partner.
An email comment from Greg Swan of Bloodhoundblog:
BloodhoundBlog has grown up with Zillow.com. We’re consistently second or third on a Google search for Zillow.com, and Debunking Zillow.com is one percent or more of our traffic every day. On the other hand, we’ve also been big boosters of the tools Zillow has built to help sellers, buyers and in-the-trenches Realtors and lenders get the job done.
We’ll be teaching Zillow-farming tactics at BloodhoundBlog Unchained, so Zillow is a natural fit for us. We’re very grateful for the faith they’ve shown in us.
Things to do
At 4:15 EST, 1:15 PST, Brian Brady will be a guest on:
He’ll be discussing the upcoming Unchained conference, the Zillow sponsorship, and the mortgage market.
Real Estate Radio USA is a provocative, opinionated, conservative talk radio show promoting and encouraging the promulgation of wealth through real estate.
Real Estate Radio USA is broadcast to a worldwide audience via the Internet and soon to be found on terrestial stations across America.
It is hosted by the Sultan’s of Short Sales, the Crusaders of Capitalism, and the Prophet’s of Profit…Barry Cunningham and Barry Johnson.
Visit the BHBU site for information
Congratulations to Zillow, Brian, Greg, and BHBU.