• How Zillow Made It Through the Housing Crisis

    One year ago - By Fortune

    Zillow was just a two-year-old startup when its industry came tumbling down around it.
    Launched in 2006, the company initially served as a tool to tell people how much their homes were worth. "People were like 'Oh my gosh, look how much money I'm making... on paper,'" recalled Amy Bohutinsky, now the company's COO.
    Then in 2008 Zillow, abruptly, became a company that told people how little their houses were worth.
    "We fell into the largest housing recession of our entire lifetimes and all of a sudden we're sitting there going, 'We have a product that tells people how much money their home...
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