Zillow to go on Huge Hiring Spree

March 11, 2021
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Zillow Group, Inc. has announced plans to hire over 2,000 employees across the country this year. Though the beginning of 2020 throughout the summer of the same year brought hardships and uncertainty, the end of 2020 has seen Zillow in a secure place and riding the upwards momentum. 

The new hires will cover roles in tech, mortgage and loans, products and software development, and beyond, categorized as remote and hybrid positions and open to all applicants across the U.S. This coincides with CEO Rich Barton’s new take on remote work after it proved to be just as efficient as in-office work during 2020. Zillow is making good with the promise of continuing to allow 90% of its staff to work from home with its updated Distribution Workforce Model. 

Dan Spaulding, Chief People Officer at Zillow, explained:

"While we boldly reimagine how to buy and sell homes for today's digitally-minded customer, Zillow is seizing the opportunity to reimagine how we work. Our Distributed Workforce Model is a more inclusive, more personalized, more flexible, more efficient way of working. We are broadening our pipelines to attract more underrepresented talent and are providing career development opportunities that may have not otherwise existed for our employees."

Continuing its trust in a contactless business model, the real estate giant ran a survey and found that 39% of Millennials are willing to buy a home online, while 59% said they would be mildly confident putting an offer on a home that they toured virtually instead of in-person. 

Other highlights of that survey include 82% would like to view 3D virtual tours, 85% said they preferred digital floorplans, and 78% said they would like self-guided tour features. 

The survey reached out to an even younger demographic and found that 36% of the Gen Z participants said they felt comfortable with the idea of purchasing a home online, compared to 7% of Baby Boomer participants and 19% Gen X participants. These numbers are not wholly surprising considering Millennials and Gen Z grew up with not only computers but the internet and put more trust in digital processes. 

The future is already turning away from the traditional and it’s showing in the younger generations. Zillow is doing well to keep up with and even going ahead of the times with its innovation. 

March 11, 2021
Victoria has been writing about property portals and marketplace sites for Online Marketplaces for over 3 years. She is also our resident artist and is responsible for all of the infographic content on the site.

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