Property Grunt

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Zillow: Kinking it out

I just received this reply from Zillow regarding their status:

We WERE up for about 12 hours, but now we’re down due to traffic. The traffic is ridiculously overwhelming. The routers (not the web application) can’t handle it. We’re working on it feverishly.

It appears Zillow is getting carpet bombed senseless with traffic that most bloggers would give their left nipple for. So if is obvious that there is no stopping them now.

They also stated to me that their current business model utilizes advertising but I predict, no, I guarantee that once the paperless transaction is perfected, they will provide an e-commerce solution that will cost the fraction of what broker's charge.