zillow: Remove Your Broken Zillow Widgets - 02/11/17 10:22 AM
Last week I received an email notification from ActiveRain that I was "tagged" in a comment on a blog post. It was my friend "Helpful Hannah" and today I received another from Praful Thacker.

Unfortunatey, I can't read or see the post because they both have installed Zillow Contact or other Zillow Widgets that no longer exist.  What happens? I click on the link and it results in me ending up at (and anyone who clicks on your blog post or article) to this page below. 

Here's a live demonstration of what I just experienced, your prospects and clients might be as well?

As you can see … (21 comments)

zillow: 2015 Business Plan and Strategy with Tom Ferry - 10/07/14 05:44 AM
Planning for your BEST YEAR EVER with Tom Ferry.
You are cordially invited by Tom Ferry to join us for this FREE online workshop and webinar where Tom will discuss and deliver some best practices and great tips for helping agents with their 2015 business plans and marketing strategies. Get more out of 2015 using Tom's roadmap to success!
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 
10am Pacific Time (1pm ET)
All guests will recieve a copy of the "Tom Ferry Business Plan" along with a free coaching strategy session. Tom is real estate's #1 educator, so register today. Seating will be limited to … (16 comments)

zillow: Agent Panel Reveals Tips for Online Leads - 08/28/14 01:21 AM
Are you tired of hearing about all the ways to get new business online? Are you bored with listening to the same old tips and strategies from online lead marketers? Well here's your chance to finally "Seal The Deal!" Try this no nonsense view and approach from folks like yourself who do this everyday!

Katie Lance moderates a valuable discussion with a panel of successful real estate agents and broker experts who share their tips and suggestions on best practices for handling online leads and contacts.
"Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and Homes.com — attract tens of millions of visitors every month, … (50 comments)

zillow: 7 Ways To Get More Contacts on Zillow - 02/13/14 04:08 AM
Everyone in real estate already knows that it takes "Contacts" and "Appointments" to create customers and closed transactions. Lead cultivation and lead generation are the daily staple in real estate. Agents tell me everyday that their success comes from having a strong internet presence, experience, local knowledge, a good CRM, a large database, and the ability to convert.

Zillow is a great resource for helping with all the above so start with creating a free profile.
7 Ways To Get More Contacts From Zillow?
Provide Valuable Local Information
Fill your profile with information that buyers and sellers find valuable and useful. … (12 comments)

zillow: Zillow 2013 - Company Highlights and Client Appreciation - 12/12/13 02:11 PM

"The road to success can have many twists and turns along the way, but when a company and it's people are truly dedicated to its customers and their goals... they will always find their way!"
We sincerely appreciate all our valued customers and the relationships we've built and share.
Thank you for your continued trust and support! … (18 comments)

zillow: Do You Have Any Listings To Nominate? - 03/06/13 01:42 AM
Nominate One of Your Listings for The Doory Awards Zillow and HGTV® FrontDoor™ have teamed up to present the second annual Doory Awards -- the ultimate house hunt to celebrate America's most outstanding homes for sale. (i) This is a great opportunity to get your sellers home additional exposure and get yourself a little extra marketing push while you're at it.
Nominating Your Listing Is Free & Easy! For the month of March, real estate agents across the country are invited to nominate one or more of their listings in 20 distinct categories (i.e., DIY Dream Home, Tiny Homes, Homes for … (4 comments)

zillow: Zillow Digs - A Picture Perfect New Feature - 02/06/13 07:48 AM
What's in a picture?  Everything... almost.  People say that a photo or picture tells a thousand stories, but does it give you the estimate or potential costs?  Well it does now.
We are now tackling home improvement with yesterday’s launch of Zillow Digs, where home shoppers and homeowners can find visual inspiration and understand the real cost of remodeling projects – free on iPad and the Web. 
One of the unique features Zillow provides is that users can see Zillow’s proprietary Digs Estimate™ for the estimated cost of thousands of actual bathrooms and kitchens they are viewing, based on … (28 comments)

zillow: The BEST Places To Work - 12/19/12 07:27 AM
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 … (25 comments)

zillow: NAR Convention 2012 - THIS IS YOUR TIME - 11/07/12 01:03 AM
This is your time... to get, give, share, learn, connect, grow, have fun, and succeed.
The National Association of REALTORS® Conference and Expo is in Orlando, FL this year, and we're looking forward to being there in full force supporting the event once again. My favorite part is discovering all the new industry technologies, connecting with old acquaintances, and making so many new real estate industry friends.
If you’re going to be attending this year, be sure to stop by our booth (#817) and check out what we’ve done with the place. This will be the first year we've done something … (9 comments)

zillow: Real Estate Marketing Can Be Hard - 10/17/12 09:41 AM
Balancing your real estate business can be challenging.
It's almost like a three ring circus when it comes to managing your past clients, your current customers, and your future prospects.  One major problem is that when you get busy with existing customers, you automatically focus your attention and most your time on them. Unfortunately, you begin to neglect past clients and stop prospecting for new clients and new business.
Here's one suggestion:
Lets keep you in front of potential buyers, sellers, renters, investors, and prospects in your local area, even while you're swamped and buried with existing business and customer tasks. … (15 comments)

zillow: Our First 30 Second National TV Commercial - 09/19/12 01:00 AM
This week we aired our first ever TV commercial on National television. It will be getting exposure on a variety of stations like CNN, HGTV, ABC Family, and the Travel Channel. I'm really excited and proud of this and looking forward to seeing it on TV in the days ahead. It's only 30 seconds long and titled "Find Your Way Home." I'd love to hear your thoughts and comments. You may want to watch it twice like I did to really catch some of the key details and messaging. … (17 comments)

zillow: The Zillow and White House Google Hangout - 07/21/12 03:32 AM
The White House and Zillow Forum on Refinancing
This weeks recap of real estate news is exciting and also very interesting. Things are always moving at an incredible pace and change is inevitable in our business and industry. The real estate economy is always an important area of interest to homeowners, investers, borrowers, and even renters.
With this in mind, I'd like to share a couple things that happened this past week which you may find useful regarding government financing programs, the mobile market, and at the same time demonstrate how Google and social media have provided a great conduit and … (9 comments)

zillow: Gain Technological Skills or Become Obsolete - 06/28/12 09:46 AM
Inman Next just did an intimate video interview with one of the nations most visible REALTORS® on what it takes to succeed in today's market. Katie Lance captured some awesome pointers and wisdom from one of the top celebrity luxury real estate agents in the Country.
Gary Gold, Premier Agent and personal friend, shares his insights, tips, and experience with other agents.

"Knowing your market makes all the difference. Gary Gold, EVP of Hilton & Hyland and star on HGTV’s hit show, “Selling L.A.” is poised to complete 42 transactions this year and he does this with a small team. How? … (34 comments)

zillow: Tom Ferry Partners with Zillow - 02/29/12 01:58 PM
Zillow Partners With Tom Ferry on Product Development Today we announced in a press release, our new partnership with the very well known real estate coach, (and a personal friend of mine) Tom Ferry, who will be joining us as a consultant. Zillow develops numerous products that help real estate professionals grow their business and online presence, and Tom will be consulting on product development.  I'm very excited to have Tom on board.

"I've helped thousands of real estate professionals learn how to be more productive, eliminate stress and have more fun in their business, with technology as a key factor. … (14 comments)

zillow: The Importance of Strategic Distribution - 01/09/12 07:59 AM
Spencer Rascoff, our CEO at Zillow, just posted this great article about the "Importance of Strategic Distribution" which discusses the hot topic of listing syndication.  I'm excited to see the conversations and engagement that develop around this subject as it's one that I too am very passionate about.  I find myself having conversations and discussions around this topic daily.
Thanks Spencer for posting this and for addressing head-on many of the industry and member issues and concerns.  Definitely reblog worthy, I hope many others will reblog this too.  :-)
It’s a new year, so what better time to take on a … (4 comments)

zillow: Zillow Text Message Alerts Are Live - 12/12/11 10:57 AM
We know how important it is to respond quickly to contacts that are using mobile devices to search and shop for homes and loans. Now you can take your multi-tasking to the next level. Starting today, you'll receive text message alerts for every email contact/lead that comes your way!What You Need To Do:To make sure that text alerts can be sent to you, add your mobile phone number to your Zillow Profile.  *If your mobile number is already there, you're ready and good to go. Check your profile now.Not Interested in Text Alerts? Are you nuts? Just kidding. You can deactivate … (13 comments)

zillow: 10 Tips for Better Online Contact Conversion - 12/07/11 03:24 PM

Are you getting the absolute most and best results from your ActiveRain, Zillow, and other Agent memberships and sites?  Are there some things you’re doing or maybe not doing that could increase the results and successes you’re currently experiencing?
Many times we feel confident and believe that we are doing all the right things possible, but sometimes as Gary points out in the video below, there might be a better or more efficient way to get even more and better results.
Take it from someone who is successfully active in both the local real estate community as a REALTOR, and … (61 comments)

zillow: Zillow Launches Premier Agent Special Offers - 10/06/11 09:03 AM
Today, Zillow is announcing new features to the Zillow Premier Agent Program to further increase exposure for agents’ listings. One new feature, Zillow Special Offers, allows agents to add an offer for homebuyers who find the listing on Zillow.  Only Premier Agents can add a “Zillow Special Offer” to their listings. An example might include $1000 credit off closing costs. Special Offers are paid for by the seller.
Special Offers are incentives offered by the seller at closing for buyers who found a home on Zillow with a “Special Offers” tag.  This new feature provides a way for the listing to … (13 comments)

zillow: WOW, Now That's What I Call a Face-Lift! - 03/08/11 09:01 AM
This is "AFTER" the surgery:

This was "Before" the Listerectomy:

The question I have for you?  Is less really more?  What's your honest opinion?  Do you like clean and simple?  Do you believe there is more value to having every space on a site taken up with links, text, and images?  I know many will have different thoughts and opinions so I want to hear them?  Hearing your thoughts is important to me for many reasons, but more-so because I am building up my own personal site and I really value and respect all my readers and friends opinions … (51 comments)

zillow: Zillow Quick Tour and Navigation - 02/14/11 01:35 AM
Last week, I was helping a member over the phone and she said to me, "I don't see on the site where I can answer questions, join the directory, get widgets, or download any mobile apps?"  She didn't realize that the tabs at the top of the page open up when you hover your mouse over or click on them?  This made me wonder if there might be others out there who didn't know this as well?
So I put together this tour and navigation screen/menu for her and anyone else who might be interested.

THE NAVIGATION MENU & TAB"Z"  … (21 comments)

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