My take is that the most important news this week was Zillow.com’s announcement that it will be doing background checks on the loan originators it will be referring to consumers as a part of its forthcoming mortgage product. In consequence, this week’s short list is all about Zillow’s announcement and its implications.
So: We have just eight entries on the short list this week, out of a long long list of 115 posts. You can vote for the People’s Choice Award here. You can use the voting interface to see each nominated post, so comparison is easy.
Ahem: Please don’t spam all your friends to come and vote for you. First, what we’re interested in is what is popular among people who would have been voting anyway. And second, I’ll eliminate you for cheating. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
Voting runs through to 12 Noon MST Monday. I’ll announce the winners of this week’s awards soon thereafter.
Here is this week’s short-list of Odysseus Medal nominees:
- Todd Carpenter, Zillow Mortgages to give loan originators “absolutely free and unlimited access to consumers looking for a mortgage”
- Brian Brady, Zillow Mortgage: Zoriginators’ Delight or Bane?
- Mike Farmer, Zillow Nation?
- Morgan Brown, Zillow Launches Mortgage Lender Sign Ups – Points to a New Way of Consumer Control of Mortgage Process
- Brian Brady, Mortgage Complaint? Welcome to The World Of Consumer-Policing at Zillow Mortgage
- Sean Purcell, How Do You Find Real Estate Success in Disbrokeration?
- Teri Lussier, Zillow creates the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine
- Michael Wurzer, Who Holds The Bigger Gun, NAR or Zillow? How About Tomorrow?
Deadline for next week’s competition is Sunday at 12 Noon MST. You can nominate your own weblog entry or any post you admire here.