It's Official - Going From "A" to "Z"

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Education & Training with Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty

Today it is official so I'm announcing my new role.  It really is going from "A" to "Z". 

My thought was if I said from "A" to "Z" many of you might figure it out.  I'm sure some of you already have.  I’m excited to announce that I'm now the Industry Outreach Manager at Zillow.

Over these past few days I've spent a great deal of time with some really awesome people learning all about my new company, their culture, the products and services, but most importantly, their passion as a team for helping connect real estate professionals with consumers. 

"I'm 100% confident that I am in the right place and working with the right people and company."

The relationships I've developed here in the rain mean more to me than anything.  I'm so thankful for all I've been blessed with here over the years, and I'm very enthusiastic and excited for what the future holds.  I'm also committed to bringing even more value and meaning to those relationships by sharing new and exciting ways/tools to help you get more business and maximize your efforts while spending less time and money to do it.

I'll continue to work from the greater Bay Area in California, but I'll still be mobile.  I'll be doing many of the same types of things you are used to seeing me do here on ActiveRain.  Social media and marketing training, classes and seminars, webinars, speaking at national events, and providing education and support for the many tech tools, products, and services I can offer you.

Those of you who know me know that I have a passion for sharing real estate technology, widgets, and all that tech-y and useful kinda stuff.  I have written about so many different companies and tools that can help increase your business, save you time or money, or just simplify your life.  There really are lots of choices in real estate both for agents and consumers and I'm feeling positive and confident that I've found a single solution that will serve and bring great value to both sides.

So now it's official, I'm on board, I'm part of the  Z-team and very excited!  As I continue to get adjusted, trained, and adapt to my new role, it will be difficult for me to resist the temptation to want to share everything I learn as I go along.  So I promise I won't fight it, I WILL be sharing.  :-)  I'll open some huge doors of opportunity for many of you, and create some great ways to contribute to your growth and success. 

Fasten your seat-belts, hang on tight because from the "" in Activerain, to the "" in Zillow, it's going to be a fun and exciting ride!  Here's a link to my profile when you need me.  As I've said in the past, and it still holds true today, my door is always open to you and I'm looking forward to our continued growth and successes together!  :-)

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Rainmaker
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Jeff R. Geoghan
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Lancaster, PA
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I'm not sure how I feel about this - I've watched you and interacted for years and it bothers me that you won't be there.  Of course i'm stoked for you professionally...

Oct 06, 2010 09:02 AM #226
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Brad Andersohn
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Jeff - You're kidding right??  I have the same phone number, the same Blog, I'm the same ActiveBrad, same everything....  I'm right here buddy...literally on your screen, and even more available than before. 

Check out my new diggs too!!  Seriously, dial the number, I actually answer my phone!!  lol~  :-))  707 646-1876 

I'll be sitting right here when you call......

Just don't call me tomorrow, I'm re-marrying my wife for our 15th Anniversary!!  :-))

Oct 06, 2010 09:30 AM #227
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Jim Hale
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Brad -

This will surely be a big plus for Zillow.  My opinion of them just moved up a notch or three because I know you are there.

Maybe you can get re-married every 15 years ....say three or four times.

AR has lost one of it's greatest assets....no amount of increased hardware can match the loss of ....a true server.

Oct 06, 2010 10:33 AM #228
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Roland Woodworth
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Congratulations Brad - You have come a long way over the past few years =}

Oct 06, 2010 12:02 PM #229
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Wow Jim, thanks. That was really nice... and I love the hardware server analogy. Very touching, thank you.

Roland - Thanks, and believe me, I'm feeling it.  :-))

 

Once again, thanks sincerely to each and every one of you who've commented, I am so grateful to have so many colleagues and friends here on AR, this really is my family away from my home family.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart  <3

Oct 06, 2010 02:16 PM #230
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Susie Blackmon
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All the very best to you, Brad. I've always admired your passion and drive and, obviously, Zillow did too.

Oct 06, 2010 08:54 PM #231
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Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
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Why do I feel like I've lost a good friend?  Actually, it's more like a good friend who lived next door has moved across country, I guess.  Still, it's just not the same.  But good luck with your new position, and please do keep in touch.

I actually came over here from a link in Bob Stewart's post, as I'm trying to catch up with everything important that I missed last week when my Verizon FIOS went out.  It's amazing how "lost" one feels with no Internet, land line phone, or TV for several days. 

Oct 06, 2010 11:41 PM #232
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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The very best to you Brad! You are so full of energy, wit and knowledge and always willing to share..I know you will helpZillow reach a new height! From A to Z...contributing all the way!!

Oct 07, 2010 12:12 AM #233
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Caroline Gosselin
Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty - Short Hills, NJ

Congrats on the new position Brad! They need someone like you... I remember the beating the Zillow rep got at the NYC Rain Camp last year! I'm sure you will help take them in the right direction!

Oct 07, 2010 12:18 AM #234
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What a positive development for all of us. I think you have the understanding of the concerns many of us have about Zillow and hopefully can address these and help morph this into a better partnership with them. I like Zillow, but there are things that make my relationship tough, at times. I think this can be a very positive thing for us and certainly for Zillow.....best to you!

Oct 07, 2010 03:45 AM #235
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I don't have to tell you this but I for one will miss you as a member of the AR staff. I know change is good and keeps us young (er). Good luck my friend!

Oct 07, 2010 04:37 AM #236
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Bernadine Hunter, SFR, ACRE
Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - Pickerington, OH
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Such a surprise, but congratulations anyway!

Oct 07, 2010 03:08 PM #237
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Jeff R. Geoghan
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Lancaster, PA
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OK Brad I believe you...(wipes a tear away)

Oct 07, 2010 05:05 PM #238
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Spencer Rascoff
Zillow - Seattle, WA

Brad,

The only downside of everyone leaving these glowing comments about what an amazing job you did at Active Rain is that it has raised my expectations through the roof for what you can do for the Zillow community! :)

 

Happy to have you aboard,

Spencer (from Zillow)

Oct 07, 2010 05:54 PM #239
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Brad Andersohn
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@Spencer - thanks. 

Wait...Through the roof?  lol~  There's no roof... even the SKY won't be our limit.

Happy and grateful to be on board! :-)

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Oct 08, 2010 02:28 AM #240
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Chanda Barrick
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Wow, It's kind of weird not seeing your comments in the yellow box, LOL!  Congratulations on your new endeavor.  I'm sure you will be a valued member of Zillow just as you were/are here in the rain!

CHANDA PANDA

Oct 09, 2010 03:51 AM #241
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Rosalinda Morgan
Brookville, NY
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Congratulations and best wishes on your new venture. It's AR's loss and Zillow's gain.  Thanks for all your help to all of us here at AR.  I know you'll do very well at Zillow.

Happy Anniversary to you and your wife.

Will I see you in NY this Thursday?  I'll be going to the Tech Fair.

Oct 10, 2010 03:02 PM #242
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Brad Andersohn
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Chanda Panda - hope you can learn to like "blue" lol~  :-)

Thanks Rosalinda -  I'll see you in New York!  :-)

Oct 11, 2010 05:42 AM #243
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Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
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Wow Brad, I just read this & found out! Congratulations to you! I wish you the very best & I look forward to new ideas and information that you will be sharing! All my best to yoU!
Oct 14, 2010 04:09 PM #244
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Hey Don - thanks for stopping in and for the well wishes.  I already have some cool stuff happening, I hope you keep checking in every so often so you can keep up with the latest and greatest stuff I hope to keep sharing here. 

Great to hear from you, have a rockin weekend. :-)

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