As the parent of a (youngish) child, let me be the first to congratulate the lucky couple on their new arrival. The fact that you’ve gone and made a baby proves how grown up both of you have become. Seriously, congratulations.
And now that I’ve gotten the polite (and honestly felt) congratulations out of the way, I’ll share with you the rest of my feelings about the partnership.
A quick disclaimer: I’m a Realtor in San Francisco. The only version of curbed I look at is their San Francisco site, sf.curbed.com. They have a nationally oriented site, as well as sites that focus on other markets, none of which I read or really care about.
At first I was bummed that a great site like curbed had to partner up with a national site like Zillow to make (my) listingsÂ availableÂ to their readership. It felt like a big opportunity missed for Move, Inc. and realtor.com. Then I did a little digging and realized thatÂ Zillow gets a daily MLS data feed from Move, Inc. because of their “long-term syndication agreement” that was signed in April of this year.Â It still feels like a convoluted path, but what isn’t these days?
And here’s my purely selfish personal suggestion for the two new love-birds: Please update your site so that the city search defaults to the same city/area/metro as your local site. By my logic, a reader looking at the San Francisco page is interested in San Francisco real estate listings. When I typed in only the San Francisco street address of a current home for sale in Bernal Heights, the results page took me to a property in Jackson, OH. And I don’t care if the zestimate for 21 Putnam in Jackson, Ohio is only $43,300. I’m not leaving San Francisco, and neither should your San Francisco search results!
But seriously, congratulations. Now I just want to know who will be getting up every night for the 2am feedings and taking care of the poopy diapers?