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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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Now do I really need the iPhone? Zillow and my Client finally left me no choice! - 06/25/09 02:35 PM
This is a great post by Richard A. Stephan about how useful the Zillow iPhone app can be. Via Richard Stephan (Engel & Völkers Celebration): First: I love my Nokia PDA. It is a great phone. It does everything I want from a phone: E-Mail, Web browsing, Tethering even SIP-Telephony without a glitch. Fun stuff also like Google Latitude, always letting my family know where I am. Google Earth and a lot more.I tried the first iPhone years ago. After a few days I gave it to my daughter. Too many things I loved on my Nokia PDA, it could but would not (3 comments)
Zillow All-Stars and Zillow Local Experts - 06/25/09 10:10 AM
On Zillow we bring attention to those who contribute the most by awarding Zillow All-Star and Zillow Local Expert badges. These badges appear on profile pages and can also be posted on your other marketing efforts (such as on your Active Rain blog). People with these badges are also given better placement in the Professional Directory, with the idea that those that are the most helpful should get the best exposure on the site. All this on top of the obvious benefits that come with contributing more, which is getting to connect with more potential clients. What is a Zillow All-Star? (8 comments)
Free Zillow iPhone App - Version 2 Release - 06/18/09 11:41 AM
About 2 months ago, Zillow rolled out our first iPhone app with tremendous success. In 2 months we have had over 400,000 downloads, immediately giving our listing partners a mobile component, on the most popular smart phone real estate application, to their marketing plan. Thanks to feedback from our users, some smart engineers, and updates Apple just rolled out to the smart phone's operating system - we now have a second version of the app that is even more useful. The Zillow iPhone app can now: Filter search results by beds, baths, price, and status Save searches Save favorite homes Apple (3 comments)
Via Spencer Rascoff (Zillow): Zillow had another record month for traffic in May 2009 -- 8.9 million unique visitors, up 72% year-over-year. (Note: Zillow measures our traffic using Omniture logs which track the actual usage of our website, rather than a small panel of users which are then extrapolated to try to guess the actual usage.)
Here are some other interesting tidbits from our record month in May: 17.1% of residents in the San Francisco - Oakland - San Jose area visited Zillow in the month of May. 17%!! That's crazy. 12.2% of Seattle residents visited in May. (1 comments)
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.