Zillow, Inc. announced Curt Beardsley has joined the company as Vice President, Industry Development responsible for building and strengthening Zillow's relationships with multiple listing services (MLSs) and other industry partners.
Beardsley, 49, was most recently Executive Vice President of Industry Development of Move, Inc., where he helped lead products and services at REALTOR.com® and other subsidiaries.
"Curt has extensive experience in the real estate sector with a great combination of skills and leadership and we're excited to welcome him to Zillow," said Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff. "We're committed to building valuable products and services for our industry partners and Curt's deep background with real estate technology and building partnerships is another great addition to our growing team."
"I'm excited to join Zillow because of their commitment to build great products and services that benefit the real estate industry and consumers," said Beardsley. "I look forward to listening to MLSs and other Zillow partners to evolve our industry programs and technology to ensure Zillow is the best partner we can be."
Prior to Move, Inc., Beardsley founded True North Technology in 1994, where he developed and deployed the first major Internet-based MLS system in the United States. Previously, he worked with Windermere Real Estate Company, among others, to develop one of the first public real estate websites to offer complete inventory of MLS listings to consumers. He also served as the director of product development for the Enterprise Solutions division of GTE and Whoscalling.com, developing systems targeting the real estate, healthcare, education and automotive channels.
Source: Zillow, Inc.
Just over a couple of weeks ago, Errol Samuelson abruptly resigned from Move Inc to join arch rival Zillow.com. His departure caught everyone by surprise including his former boss, Move Inc CEO Steve Berkowitz. According to an article by Rob Hahn, the blogger who runs “The Notorious Rob” blog, Samuelson resigned over voicemail to Berkowitz. Interesting.
In a flash, Curt Beardsley was promoted to Executive Vice President of Industry Development, and was to continue in his role in leading the company’s longstanding relationship with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Fast forward a couple of weeks, and Beardsley has jumped ship to Zillow as well. Again… interesting.