Industry Outreach Manager - A New Title, Role and Guy at Zillow

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Education & Training with Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty

My first week at Zillow is behind me now and I'm starting to feel a bit more settled in.  Thank you to everyone for all the personal cards, calls, emails and comments etc.  I am truly touched by all the support and well wishes I have received this past week.  I'd also like to thank the Zillow Team once again for bringing me on board for this awesome opportunity.  On a side note, I would like to clear up a couple things just for the record.  We all know how easy it is for rumors and false claims to get started out here on the web.

On August 10th my ActiveRain term was fulfilled and my position eliminated.  So now I am with Zillow, it's a new day, and all is still well with my friends and the staff here at Activerain.  So what more could anyone ask for?  I guess the only thing I can ask is that it be "well" with YOU too?  :-)

Secondly, my ActiveBradZ Blog is here on ActiveRain so I will continue to write and stay here with my Blog.  Please do not say "Good-bye" or "We'll Miss You Brad" because unless you're going somewhere, there's no reason to wave goodbye.  I'm not going anywhere either.  It's kind of like this:  If you were with ABC Realty and ended up going to XYZ Realtors, should I miss you, or be sad that you moved?  Aren't you still the same person and wouldn't you still be around contributing?  I'm sure you get the picture.

Having said that, let me explain this new role "Outreach Manager" and tell you a bit about my career here at Zillow.com.  First of all, I know that in "word association" when it comes to the word Zillow, the first thought and word in your mind is probably Zestimates.  Yes, Zestimates is/was one of the first products ever introduced to consumers and the industry by Zillow, but I'm not at Zillow to change what others are already working on diligently to improve, enhance and perfect. 

Though I am here at Zillow to assist you with your concerns and issues, the real value I bring to you now is that I'll be doing almost exactly what I've always done here.  Sharing the things I love and that I am very passionate about.  Providing you with training, information, education, new technologies, plus finding and sharing valuable tools, people, and products. 

My focus and goals have always been to share, support, and help others truly be successful in this business both on-line and off.   Learning about the Internet, Blogging, Social Media etc. and understanding many of the new services, tools, and products out there and how they can directly help grow your business and your bottom line have and always will be my priority and passion.  Nothing has changed!

Outreach Manager - "Reaching Out To Industry"

The first series of support and training classes/sessions will be starting toward the end of this month.  I'm currently putting together all the programs and platforms we'll need to accomplish the best possible training environments and topics that are in demand.  These support and training courses will NOT be exclusive to one company, product or services either.  I'll be exposing and supporting a wide variety of unique and exciting tools (Including Zillow's) that can help you in your business.

There's so much more coming ahead.  Get ready to roll up your sleeves with me...  If I can't help you get to where it is you need or want to be with your business and especially your on-line efforts, then I have no business being here on AR and would probably have no "actual" business regardless of my efforts.   These are exciting times you guys and there are new and exciting things happening all around us and all around the world that we may be unaware of presently.. 

Be ready, be open minded, and be willing to grow and accept change!  I am~ Time and Change are the only things that none of us can control, and they're the only things that are constant and consistent no matter what!

Active Brad haZ left the building, but IS COMING BACK.....

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Rainmaker
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Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
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Hi Brad. It is a good move for both you and Zillow. You are an asset to any organization.

Oct 11, 2010 04:58 PM #76
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Kristal Kraft
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You went over to the darkside. :(

Oct 12, 2010 11:26 AM #78
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Susan Laxson CRS
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Looking forward to reading your posts and love the art work on the photos!  ~ Susan

Oct 12, 2010 02:50 PM #79
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Elizabeth Arduain
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Really enjoy your posts...........so informative.  Of course I want to add all the widgets and make my customers totally dizzy..........I have to restrain myself

Oct 14, 2010 03:23 AM #80
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Elyse Berman, PA
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Glad you're still here blogging with us.  Many thanks for everything you've taught me so far.  I wish you all the best in your new endeavor and look forward to your classes.

Oct 14, 2010 03:09 PM #81
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Buki Burke
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Brad,

Congratulations on your changes, most especially your next 15 years and more with your wife. I signed up for Zillow as a featured agent. Still have to figure out the benefits and how to maximize my exposure.i'm hoping you can help. Look forward to your classes.

Oct 16, 2010 03:57 PM #82
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Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
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Nice that your blog will still be here on AR to keep us updated!  Congratulation on the move, I am sure it came with perks and will be beneficial for you and your family!

Oct 16, 2010 04:00 PM #83
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KAREN SANCHEZ
Hamilton Landon Real Estate - Apple Valley, CA
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Hurray Brad!

I have a suggestions for you......

first is to tell your active rain fans to go on Zillow and CLAIM their listings.

second is to tell the active rain group to go CLAIM their lstings on zillow.

Oh never mind. Tell them thanks for not claiming their listings on zillow, I'm more than happy to get the phone calls and e-mails that their lsitings on zillow generate.

Oct 16, 2010 06:28 PM #84
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Victor T. Gurrola
Remax Realty 100 - Diamond Bar, CA
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Good for you brad, I love Zillow. My area sales guys Chad and I have a great relationship.

Oct 17, 2010 11:10 AM #85
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Spencer Rascoff
Zillow - Seattle, WA

Glad to have you on board with us at Zillow Brad. Your role is a very important one -- helping agents understand how to use Zillow for their benefit. Looking forward to working with you.

Oct 17, 2010 06:29 PM #86
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Brad Andersohn
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Karen - this looks (sounds) like a great idea for a class over at the "Z" Academy when we open, thanks for the "HOT" tips,
(I had to laugh when I saw your comment because you are so right and dead on!!)  Thanks. :-))

Victor - Chad in SF?  I just met him a week or so ago, great guy and a musician too, that's way cool!  :-)

Oct 17, 2010 06:30 PM #87
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Brad Andersohn
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Thanks Spencer - how funny is that, we were both commenting here at almost the exact same time.

Looking forward to working with you and the team (my new family) at Zillow as well.  :-)

Oct 17, 2010 06:33 PM #88
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Mary Anne S. Daly
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Sounds like a good move, Brad!  Glad you'll still be a AR blogging presence.  :)

Oct 21, 2010 11:19 AM #89
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Brad Andersohn
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Thanks Mary Anne - it's a GREAT move, I love both companies and get to work and play at them both! 

It's a good life~  :-)

Oct 21, 2010 11:30 AM #90
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Phil Leng
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Hi Brad,

Since no one commented on your post I thought I would.

Glad to see you are still around.

Phil

Oct 21, 2010 06:01 PM #91
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Brad Andersohn
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Thanks Phil, I was starting to get a little lonely...  Glad you're still around too!  Thanks for stopping in to visit.  :-)

Oct 21, 2010 06:10 PM #92
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Debi Boucher
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Hi Brad- Just a note to wish you well in your new postion with Zillow - and to say I am glad I will not have to miss you, LOL :)

Oct 25, 2010 11:26 AM #93
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Brad Andersohn
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Thanks Debi - I was just telling someone else today, it seems like I'm over here on AR more than ever now that I just Blog here and don't work here.  I forgot what it was like to just Blog on ActiveRain.  rofl~

Oct 25, 2010 11:37 AM #94
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Tom Ferry
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All the best my friend!!

Keep rocking! Sure I will see you soon.

 

TF

Oct 28, 2010 06:15 AM #95
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Brad Andersohn
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Thanks Tom~  I heard a rumor I might be able to see you here?? Real Estate Marketing Summit

Oct 28, 2010 08:50 AM #96
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