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Feed your Zillow activity to your Facebook Page and Twitter.

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Real Estate Agent with MacWin Consulting

You can automatically tweet your Zillow activities to your Facebook Page, your Twitter account and your LinkedIn account all at once. 

 

  • First you need a Zillow account, if you don't have one then go to www.zillow.com and get one
  • Next you need to have a Facebook Page (not a Personal Facebook account, HUGE DIFFERENCE!)
  • You'll also need a LinkedIn account, go to www.linkedin.com if you don't have one yet
  • Last step is to get a Hootsuite account
Now you're ready to get this all tied together. Basically what you are doing is using the RSS Feed provided by your Zillow account to "feed" the other accounts with content. You can do this with any RSS Feed you have as well, and if you are an Activerain "Rainmaker" you can use that account's RSS Feed too! 

After signing up for Hootsuite, you can then add all of your Social Networks, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to your Hootsuite account. When you add your Facebook (personal) account it will automatically see all the Facebook Pages you are an Admin on and add those. You then add your RSS Feeds and you can add as many as you like to Hootsuite. As you ass your RSS or Atom Feeds, it will ask you which pages and accounts you would like that RSS Feed to send content too. That's it. You now can post blogs to Activerain, answer questions on Zillow, post listings on Zillow etc... and the content you have posted will go out to all the locations specified automatically!

To find your RSS Feed address:
  • On Zillow it's on your profile near the bottom 
  • Zillow RSS Feed

  • On Activerain the RSS Feed address can be found on your profile down towards the bottom on the right


 

 

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The West Valley Home Team uses many different RSS Feeds to automatically post content about Short Sales, Foreclosures, Listings and any information about buying or selling a home in the West Valley to it's Facebook Pages including: 

Nick Bastian
Realty Executives - Tempe, AZ
Real Estate Agent - Tempe

oh, good. Another auto feed to FB and Twitter...

Nov 09, 2010 11:16 PM
Todd Bogert
MacWin Consulting - Goodyear, AZ

Not a fan of auto feeds I see? What do you not like about them, I am interested. 

Nov 09, 2010 11:19 PM
Lisa Matondi
RE/MAX Professional Associates - Brookfield, MA

Thanks for the useful information.  I will attempt to get my feeds in sync today!

Nov 09, 2010 11:26 PM
Nick Bastian
Realty Executives - Tempe, AZ
Real Estate Agent - Tempe

I think some of the auto feeds can be useful. I'm not 100% against them, I just think too many people are being told they are a "quick and easy way" to reach more people. Many seem to thing they ( along with any type of social media ) are a magic pill for instant success.

Too much of a good thing isn't always a good thing. :)

Nov 10, 2010 05:55 PM
Sara Bonert
Zillow - Atlanta, GA
Real Estate Internet Marketing

Just saw this post - thanks for typing it up!  Auto tweeting needs to be carefully used, but I think auto tweeting Zillow Advice content you create can be very relevant to a real estate professional's audience.

Apr 18, 2011 03:33 AM