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The Hashtag: Connecting You With Zillow

It was 13 years ago when The Motley Fool championed an effort to require public companies to open earnings calls to the individual investor and general investing public -- not just their largest shareholders and official Wall Street analysts.

Fast forward to today and The Motley Fool is once again front-and-center in the efforts to better connect companies with all their shareholders.

That's why we are partnering with Zillow (NASDAQ: ZG  ) to give the individual investor an even louder voice. This time, via Twitter and Facebook.

During its May earnings call, Zillow became the first company to take questions sourced directly from Tweets using the hashtag: #ZEarnings. Next Tuesday, Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff and team will continue this trend and address multiple questions during the call asked via Twitter and Facebook, in addition to questions from those dialed into the earnings conference call.

Specifically, the Zillow management team will address at least two questions asked directly from the Fool community, either on the call or on Twitter!

This is an incredible opportunity to have an open dialogue with a business that grew its revenue nearly 70% in the second-quarter over the previous year and welcomes more than 61 million unique monthly visitors to its platforms. Whether you are bullish or bearish on the stock, now is the time to ask those important questions about the business. Are Premier Agent subscriptions slowing as interest rates rise? Will the company continue to expand via acquisition like its recent purchase of StreetEast? 

As if having the opportunity to potentially get your questions answered live on the company's call wasn't cool enough, after the earnings are announced we will have an exclusive interview with CEO Spencer Rascoff to answer even more questions. In addition to the exclusive interview, Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger will moderate a Twitter conversation with Rascoff immediately following the call -- again using the hashtag #ZEarnings.

In an ideal and Foolish world, Zillow's push to engage and recognize the individual investor is just the beginning. Like we did 13 years ago, let's take this opportunity to show the investment world how loud the voice of the individual investor and Foolish community can be! #ZEarnings!

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  • Report this Comment On October 31, 2013, at 11:16 AM, bearsnsox wrote:

    will the earnings call go over the skyrocketing expenses (aka more money for more call centers to sign up more brokers)?

    also will it comment about the tremendous amount of insider selling going on at Zillow, does management not stand behind their product at this price level? what price level would make them hold onto all of the new shares they issue themselves as "compensation" every quarter?


  • Report this Comment On October 31, 2013, at 11:57 AM, 45ACPbullseye wrote:

    David, feel free to toss this one in the hopper, there have been recent reports (Inman News) that MLS and brokerages are deciding sharing listings with Z is not in their best interest. How will the company try to nip this trend in the bud? Listings are the lifeblood of the brokerage biz. Best, Bill

  • Report this Comment On October 31, 2013, at 12:15 PM, Surbiton99 wrote:

    Will the call discuss the big slump in September Unique User numbers from 63.7M in August down to 58.4M. What will be impact of this slump on Revenues, both for the quarter and the full year? Interesting that the slump occurred after Zillows $8.4M nationwide TV Advertising campaign to increase brand awareness.

    Also, what benefit does Zillow get from refusing to correct erroneous Zestimates when homeowners request them to do so? Especially when Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff accepts that 17% of Zestimates are more than 25% inaccurate. Lots of questions that need answering.

  • Report this Comment On October 31, 2013, at 1:13 PM, bearsnsox wrote:

    a follow up on my comment, trulia is down 7% today because wall street (in my opinion) is tired of insane escalating expenses (just like zillow has) and insider trading with minimal growth quarter to next quarter, versus year over year (which anyone can show impressive growth starting from 0....will zillow fair the same after their earnings?

  • Report this Comment On October 31, 2013, at 9:22 PM, Bert31 wrote:

    I'd like to know how zillow is not liable for posting incorrect information about my house and thereby causing it to be unfairly undervalued in the market? Do they have insurance to protect against misrepresentation?

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