Active Rain University Class - Maximize Your ActiveRain Blogs With Zillow

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When Brad asked me to lead a session at Active Rain University, I was psyched! When Brad told me to look at the schedule for a date, I was IMPRESSED. 

I must admit that I thought Active Rain University was something that was held once a week and focused on how to use Active Rain.  Boy was I wrong!  Check out the schedule here for yourself!  Some days they are even holding multiple sessions, with knock out speakers on a wide range of topics.  This is an incredible service to members. 

You can catch me this Monday, March 29th at Noon EST (9:00 am PST).  What am I going to talk about?  Zillow of course.  I'll break it down into two parts 1) Data and 2) How Zillow can enhance your efforts here on Active Rain. 

Data - I get a lot of questions about the Zillow's Zestimates, where our data comes from, how accurate is it, and how are my listings getting to your site - so I'll spend some time on this subject.

Marketing and Blogging- This is where it gets more fun.  There are many ways to enhance what you are doing on Active Rain with Zillow, from profile creation, to widgets, to using our data to create local content on your blog. 

Zillow is the second largest website now with about 9 million people visiting it each month, so I want to make sure you are armed with information to use it to its full advantage and are fully prepared with clients ask about it. 

Click here to RSVP and I'll look forward to talking with you Monday!


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Brandy Keener
Keller Williams Charleston West Ashley - Charleston, SC
ePRO, Realtor

Hi Sara - Very interested but fortunately, I have a closing at that time! Will you let us know how we can hear this information otherwise or when you will hold this again? Thank you so much!

Mar 27, 2010 01:31 PM #12
John Elwell
CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc. - Zephyrhills, FL
You Deserve a Full-Time Agent, Not Reduced Results

I am with Cameron in this one.

Mar 27, 2010 04:06 PM #13
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

I'll look forward to an explanation on Zestimates and also marketing on Zillow as so many consumers are on the site. 

Mar 27, 2010 04:46 PM #14
Teresa Boardman
Boardman Realty - Saint Paul, MN

I am going to join you as it is starting to look like I will be the person to talk about zillow at our rebar camp.

Mar 27, 2010 11:17 PM #15
Catherine Chaudemanche - Edison & Central NJ
Metuchen Keller Williams Elite Realty / Middlesex County, NJ - Edison, NJ
Full Time, Informed and Involved- Results Driven

I have another class on Monday morning but I hope you keep on doing those classes once in a while...

Mar 28, 2010 12:36 AM #16
Claudette Millette
The Buyers' Counsel - Ashland, MA
Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass


I am going to be out with clients on Monday at that time. Will the class be recorded or repeated?


Mar 28, 2010 01:11 AM #17
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Sara--I have registered and am looking forward to meeting you via the webinar.  I have heard that you are the Zillow Expert.

Mar 28, 2010 01:20 AM #18
Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder

It seems that if we write blog posts using info consumers can get for themselves, consumers might just think, "What do I need her for?"  Doesn't it?

Mar 28, 2010 02:54 AM #19
Sara Bonert
Zillow - Atlanta, GA
Real Estate Internet Marketing

Thank you to all that signed up!  I promise to make it as fun, but educational, as possible!

Cameron (#9) - First of all Zillow is just a media company, not a transaction one.  We don't sell leads back to Realtors, all leads generated from your listings go to where ever we are told to send them.  And finally, there is a lot of unique content on the site (ie Zestimates) that is created by us, which attracts people to the site - outside of just listing content.  I do hope you'll join the call, maybe it will give you a better idea of the business model and how you can capitalize on it.

Brandy (#12) - I am not sure if Brad is recording these classes?  Brad - Are they available for later use?

Teresa (#15) - Let me know if you want any of the slides I'll use for your presentation.  Happy to send them to you.  They are mostly just screen shots. 

 Joetta  (#19) - I don't think so.  If that were true, why would anyone post about things such as the $8000 credit?  However, to make the information and post even more valuable, is the interpretation of what you are posting. 

Talk to you all soon!

Mar 28, 2010 05:02 AM #20
Roshan Quigley
Weichert Realtors - Manalapan/Marlboro, NJ - Manalapan, NJ

Hi Sara,

Unfortunately I can't tune in Monday - will there be a repeat?  Would like to hear a response regarding Christine's comment #14 - I get asked this question all the time.  Thanks.

Mar 28, 2010 10:17 AM #21
Patricia Aulson
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Wish I could make it but I can't . Maybe next time, thanks for the post.


Mar 28, 2010 12:06 PM #22
Sara Bonert
Zillow - Atlanta, GA
Real Estate Internet Marketing

Roshan (#14) - Sorry you can't make it.  If you are wanting more information about the Zestimate, may I refer you to this short video.  It is very similar to what we are going to discuss on the call.

Mar 28, 2010 12:44 PM #23
Cameron Robinson

Hey I really like your blog and the given information about real estate. Great information.

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Mar 28, 2010 10:18 PM #24
Bedlam Realty
Owasso, OK

Thanks for the video link for those of us that couldn't make it to the class session. It helps to know more about things like this. Thanks again!

Mar 29, 2010 03:49 AM #25
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for the excellent class. Best wishes for continued success!

Mar 29, 2010 05:07 AM #26
Jirius Isaac
Isaac Real Estate &TriStar Mortgage - Kenmore, WA
Real Estate & loans in Kenmore, WA

I gotta take the time to check this out.

Mar 29, 2010 07:34 AM #27
Debbie Rumsey
HomeSmart Realty West, Carlsbad, CA - Encinitas, CA
Realtor, Green, SFR

I was a listener on the webinar this morning and want to tell you and everyone else that it was a GREAT and informative webinar on Zillow.  I had no idea there were so many things that you can do with this site.....including graphs!?  I plan on spending a little time on Zillow in the near future to see what I can do!

Mar 29, 2010 10:10 AM #28
Sara Bonert
Zillow - Atlanta, GA
Real Estate Internet Marketing

Thanks to all that attended today!! 

As promised, here is my presentation:

 And I believe Brad will make it available for download at the Active Rain University library soon. 

Mar 29, 2010 10:14 AM #29
ActiveRain University
ActiveRain University - Seattle, WA

Thanks again Sara, great class and we look forward to having you back soon.  I'll be calling you soon to discuss a few ideas.  Once we have the ARU Archive Library available, we make a community announcement to let everyone know.  Also, thanks for posting your presentation for others to review. :-)

Mar 30, 2010 03:07 AM #30
Patrick Jeary

I admit, I have not been on this real estate blog in a long time… however it was another joy to see it is such an important topic and ignored by so many, even professionals. I thank you to help making people more aware of possible issues. Great stuff as usual….

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