US listings and real estate firm Zillow has announced that it has signed a big name for its soon-to-launch Canadian listings.
The site will include for-sale listings from independent brokerage Right at Home Realty along with other Canadian listings, expanding on its successful model in the US.
"Right at Home Realty is thrilled to secure a partnership with Zillow – one that will be of great benefit to our customers and our entire organization," says John Lusink, President of Right at Home Realty Inc. "We have a long history of being leaders in our field, and as the top brokerage by sales volume in the Greater Toronto Area for the past five consecutive years and on behalf of our over 4,000 Realtors, we are looking forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with Zillow."
Zillow says that each listing will include a description of the property, multiple photos, contact information for the listing agent, as well as a link to the brokerage or franchise website. Listings will be posted by partners in a bulk feed.
Homebuying and mortgages
In the US Zillow has recently expanded the services it offers to include buying and selling homes itself through its Zillow Offers division; and will also begin originating mortgages after acquiring Mortgage Lenders of America.
No plans to offer these additional services in Canada have been announced.