The BEST Places To Work

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Education & Training with Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus

ActiveRain is one of the funnest places to work!

See what I mean?

Back in the day, when I was the full-time community manager here working with Bob Stewart and Jonathan Washburn, I had more fun than I think one person should be allowed to have. Working with the staff and AR members was an incredible and fun experience. Everyday was something new and usually unexpected.

I'm sure it's still the same... :-)

A few years later, some major changes took place.  I'll never forget the advice Jon gave me "that day" when my time on AR was coming to pass. He said, "You should really try to go and work for Zillow!"  So I did!  Thanks Jon for that great bit of foresight and advice.

You already know that Zillow is a great place to work, (if it wasn't, I wouldn't still be here 2 years later) but I am also really excited and thrilled to share that others think so too.  Zillow was just named No.14 on Seattle Met magazine’s Best Places to Work 2013 list.  (We're not giving up until we're number one!)

 
We couldn’t have achieved this honor without each and every employee – in every office - who truly make Zillow a great place to work.  Oh yeah, and I'd be totally remiss if I forgot to mention that we’re hiring too!

Seattle’s New Workplaces
… see what other employees have to say.
 
So you see, I have been blessed to work with two great companies from "A" to "Z" and one of the best perks at both companies is getting to work with and be surrounded by great friends and some of the smartest and funnest people I have ever known in the real estate space.
 
Thanks Jon for your suggestion and advice, thanks Zillow management and staff for making our company one of the BEST places to work, and thank you ActiveRain friends and family for your continued, love, friendship, and support.  May 2013 be the best year ever for the real estate industry.
 
 
Happy Holidays To You All~
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Brad Andersohn
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It is Tom. I can honestly say that it's one of the best companies and jobs I've had since I got into the industry back in 1986.  If you're ever in Seattle, I'd love to give you a tour of the office. Merry Christmas to you as well.  :-)

Dec 19, 2012 03:17 PM #6
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
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Somebody is having way too much fun for the week before Christmas!  Enjoy!

Dec 19, 2012 07:25 PM #7
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Debbie Gartner
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Brad - I'm so glad you are so happy at Zillow.  It sounds like you've had the opportunity to work at 2 really great companies and that is awesome.  Happy Holidays.

Dec 19, 2012 07:33 PM #8
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Michele Connors
The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County - Greenville, NC
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When one door closes..another opens truly does have substance and I am happy you are enjoying your time with Zillow.. To be happy in your field of work surely makes for a happier fuflling life !

Merry Christmas and the Best for Your 2013, Michele

Dec 19, 2012 07:54 PM #9
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Brad, congrats on working for yet another great company....I know you enjoyed your time at AR previously too...

Dec 19, 2012 09:59 PM #10
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Hi Wallace - wishing you the same fun and excitement this Holiday season! :)

Merry Christmas~

Dec 19, 2012 11:50 PM #11
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Debbie - That is so true, both opportunities I'm so glad I was granted.

ActiveRain is where I connected with (and learned) from so many great people. Zillow is where I've been able to apply what I've learned to help many others with their business. I do love working at Zillow, and even more than that, I love what I do for the company and for the people in the industry.

Helping others is not really a job to me, and it's so much more than an adventure. It's a career that I'm very passionate about because at the end of the day, what matters most to me is seeing others succeed and knowing that I may have been even a small contributing factor to their success. Zillow lets (employs me) to do the one thing I love most... help others!

Thanks for taking the time to read, comment, and most of all, for being a friend. That's the greatest gift of all.  :)

Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Dec 20, 2012 12:07 AM #12
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Thanks Michele - and you're right. "When one door closes, another door opens" is such a commonly used phrase, but it has a much deeper meaning to me. Looking back, those doors were doing some crazy things in my life.

Those that know me or who followed my career story here on ActiveRain, know exactly what I mean. Miracles do happen, and in time, opportunity knocks and doors really do open.
(Wow, reviewing those posts just now really made me realize just how true that is.)

Have an awesome Christmas and New Year! :-)

Dec 20, 2012 01:02 AM #13
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Kristin - very much so, thank you. Happy Holidays~

Dec 20, 2012 01:13 AM #14
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Spencer Rascoff
Zillow - Seattle, WA

Thanks Brad!

Dec 20, 2012 08:30 AM #15
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Christine OShea
RE/MAX Realty Select - Naples, FL

AR looks like a great place to work, it appears that there are some very cool places in Seattle to work as well.

Dec 20, 2012 10:41 AM #16
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Tonya Jones
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Lithonia, GA
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Merry Christmas, Brad! You are very good at what you do at Zillow.  I have got to get up to Seattle one day!  You guys have all the best technology info and all the fun!  By the way, I have been working on my Zillow site and it looks much better.  I have been using it in my Active Rain posts.  Check it out:  www.MetroAtlantaHomeDeals.com

 

Dec 20, 2012 10:48 AM #17
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No Spencer, THANK YOU!!  :-)

Dec 21, 2012 12:38 PM #18
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Christine - Seattle is a wonderful place to live and work.  I get to visit the main office fairly often and get to also enjoy the benefits of living here in the Bay Area where I was born and raised. Blessed with the best of both worlds for sure! :-)

Dec 21, 2012 12:43 PM #19
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Tonya - I love what you've done with the place, if you ever need any assitance at all, call me anytime!! 

Happy Holidays to you and yours~

Dec 21, 2012 12:46 PM #20
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Michael Delaware
Troxel Realty Co. LLC - Battle Creek, MI
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Merry Christmas to the Active Rain staff!  Congratulations on the recognition!  Here's to a prosperous 2013!

Dec 25, 2012 01:13 AM #21
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Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
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Hi Brad, "Those were the days, my friend...." We were younger then and less busy, but I do miss the old AR.

Bill Roberts

Jan 06, 2013 03:10 AM #22
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Hannah Williams
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Happy New year ..I will always remember those Fun Days we Had way back When especially the fun traveling RainCamps

 

HelpfulHannah

Jan 06, 2013 03:26 AM #23
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Bill - great to hear from you and see that you're still here. So many of the original members that started and built this network have gone on to other places and platforms to continue their real estate online networking journey's. I miss the old AR too but more than that I really miss the people that made this place so unique and the culture so coveted.

Jan 06, 2013 10:35 PM #24
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Happy New Year Hannah, I sure miss those RainCamp days as well.  The virtual ones they do now just aren't the same as being there live.  There's nothing like getting to rub elbows and exchange ideas, tips, and hugs with other members.

Have an awesome year, and hopefully I'll get to see you at another real estate gathering or event this year.  :-)

Jan 06, 2013 10:38 PM #25
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