On the road in Seattle, The Motley Fool pays a visit to online home and real estate marketplace, Zillow. Today we chat with Chief Revenue Officer Greg Schwartz about Zillow's revenue streams, monetization strategies, and what lies ahead.

Zillow was founded in 2005, and enjoyed success during the housing market's difficult times. Greg sees revenue growth ahead now that the market is in recovery.

To view the full interview, click here.


Dividend stocks will make you rich. It's as simple as that. While they don't garner the notoriety of high-flying growth stocks, they're also less likely to crash and burn. And, over the long term, the compounding effect of the quarterly payouts, as well as their growth, adds up faster than most investors imagine. With this in mind, our analysts sat down to identify the absolute best of the best when it comes to rock-solid dividend stocks, drawing up a list in this free report of the only nine that fit the bill. To discover the identities of these companies before the rest of the market catches on, you can download this valuable free report by simply clicking here now.

Brendan Byrnes: How levered is Zillow -- specifically, the revenues, talking with you -- to the housing recovery?

Greg Schwartz: We think the housing recovery certainly helps amplify our business. Of course, during difficult times, agents need to market themselves, and brokers need to market themselves. We grew a pretty valuable company during that period, and we see this richer housing market amplifying our revenues.

Brendan: Will you talk about maybe the doubters that Zillow can't maintain this huge growth? What do you have to say to that?

Greg: There are doubters? Really?

Brendan: Maybe not right now, the way your stock's been performing, but people that are saying, "This is a really expensively priced stock. How can they maintain that growth?" What do you say?

Greg: Yeah. We're at a relatively young time in the development of the company and of our revenue streams. Given the leading position that we have in real estate consumers, in the for-sale marketplace, as well as in the rental marketplace, there's just a terrific amount of growth ahead of us.

We're very focused on exceptional execution. We've got the team to do it. We have the consumers coming to the platform, we've got robust industry relationships, so we're going to get this done.

The article How Zillow Benefits From the Housing Recovery originally appeared on Fool.com.

Brendan Byrnes has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Zillow. The Motley Fool owns shares of Zillow. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


Increase your money and finance knowledge from home

Introduction to Economic Indicators

Measure the performance of the economy.

View Course »

Reading a Stock Quote

Learn to read the ingredients of a stock.

View Course »

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum