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group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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Do what's good for you and your business by participating
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Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
Today, Windermere.com (the largest real estate brokerage in the Pacific Northwest) added Zestimates to their website. This provided me with a good opening to remind people of the free tools that Zillow makes available to other websites.
API Making Your Site A Powerful Tool & Source of Information
What is an API? It's the acronym for "Application Programming Interface" and it has great value once you understand what it is and how it works. Many have seen the term (API) around for quite some time, but figured it's just some techno-jargon that means nothing or adds no value to those of us on the RE Net. WRONG! One thing I have learned over the years is that even if you don't understand some things, you should still know of them or at least about them, right? I see some of you shaking your head "yes" right now.
To keep this post about API simple and easy to understand, I'll just put it this way; adding an Application Programming Interface (API) to your site can add powerful and useful information to your traffic and visitors and it requires less work than you may think. By incorporating an API into your site, you can deliver data and gather information all at the same time. An API can benefit you and your readers by providing them with valuable inter-active data and information. You'll get customers, not filled in forms, brand recognition and best of all, it's FREE!
Take a few moments to understand what API is, how it works, why it could add value and growth to your site and business, then let me know if you'd like to take Zillow's API to the next level on your site. If you're comfortable working with an API and incorporating into your site, that's awesome. If not, I've seen what companies like Z57 and Diverse Solutions can do for Real Estate Business sites and would be happy to put you in contact with the individuals who can assist you if needed.
To get started using a Zillow API, you'll need to 1. create an account on Zillow, (only if you don't have one already) 2. Get a (ZWSID) web services ID, then 3. Take a look at our Developers Guide to get instructions on which data API will best suit you and your sites needs.
"Build your castles and mansions on people and relationships, they are the strongest foundations on earth." May this blog be just one more planted seed of wisdom that helps you or your business blossom today!
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.