Zillow is one of the largest real estate and rental marketplaces in the world, with a database of 100 million homes in the US. The company pioneered data-driven, automated home value estimates with the Zestimate score. On this episode, we speak with Zillow's Chief Analytics Officer and Chief Economist, Dr. Stan Humphries, to learn how Zillow uses data science and big data to make a variety of real estate predictions.

Dr. Stan Humphries is the chief analytics officer of Zillow Group, a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant real estate and home-related brands on Web and mobile. Stan is the co-author of the New York Times Best Seller “Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate.”

As chief analytics officer, Stan oversees Zillow Group financial planning and analysis, corporate strategy, economic research, data science and engineering, marketing and business analytics, and pricing analytics. Stan was one of Zillow’s earliest pre-launch employees and is the creator of the Zestimate and its first algorithm.

Stan also serves as chief economist for Zillow Group. He has built out the industry-leading economics and analytics team at Zillow, a recognized voice of impartial, data-driven economic analysis on the U.S. housing market. Stan is a member of Fannie Mae’s Affordable Housing Advisory Council and the Commerce Department’s Data Advisory Council. Stan also serves on the Visiting Committee of the Department of Economics at the University of Washington.

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