Having a Presence on Zillow

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

I know I have written about this in the past, and many said - they could care less about Zillow.    

 

Have to say, I am looking for a listing agent for a high-end home in a small town in AZ.    There is no presence here in the Rain.  I scoured CRS and jotted a few names down, but these are wonderful clients, so want to find an agent who has the experience to expertly guide them through a sale.     I want to KNOW they had sales, so went to Zillow to see what was recorded there.    I also want to look at their web sites to see how they present their new listings.

 

Wonder how many buyers and sellers do this too before making a decision?

 

I know, I have a client that WORKS for Zillow, and we laugh all the time about my negativity when it comes to Z.....but feel like we do need to provide our sales, our CORRECT sales.  Sometimes they get the sale with the wrong sales price and wrong sales date.   I used to ALWAYS delete those emails from Zillow asking me for information.    I had a change of heart.   If another agent is looking for my information, I want all my sales on there.   There are not 60+ sales per year, but I am a solo agent with no assistant or buyer's agent with a respectable amount of sales. 

 

 

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  1. Peter Mohylsky 01/23/2019 05:17 AM
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Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, just wanted to provide these clients with the best listing agent I could find.

Jan 23, 2019 07:06 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Amanda S. Davidson I did find one agent with a team that does sell quite a few homes, and the other is more like me - sell enough to make a living, but not too much so the customer service is compromised.

Jan 23, 2019 07:07 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Joan - I guess there is no way of getting around Zillow.

Jan 23, 2019 07:27 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joan Cox - I recently found out my Coldwell Banker NRT company has an exclusive deal with Zillow to feature our listings and the agent. I happen to be a preferred agent as well. I personally know that my old brokerage actually tore up their contract on Zillow and none of the listings are on Zillow. IMHO, this is a big mistake. Most people I talk to go to Zillow first and pick an agent from those who are featured.

Every agent has to do what they think is right for their marketing. I don't disparage anybody for their views but, I may have a different point of view.  

You should post the town your clients are looking at.  Some of us AZ agents may know someone who could help you. I personally don't list every town in my area. 

Jan 23, 2019 07:27 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, you can, but at what cost, and what will you be missing out on?

Jan 23, 2019 08:04 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I agree, there is a wide range of views on this topic.   Just wanted to share, and put a thought out there for most to think about.

I did find one for this client, thank you!

Jan 23, 2019 08:05 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Joan Cox There will always be agents who think top producers who sell a ton of homes are completely incapable of providing superior customer service, and that is such a myth. Sounds like sour grapes to me.

As for Z, clients go there. You can't stop clients or perspective clients from going there. If you are not there, that just gives more to your competition.

Also, when I was looking for a top producer agent in a small town, our very own Active Rain superstar, Barbara Todaro helped me out. She ran production in MLS and sent me the list. My clients were thrilled!!

Jan 23, 2019 09:06 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Since peopel do go to Zillow, I always post my sales there (maybe not all of them, but enough to give people a flavor of what I do). That being said, can't remember the last time I got a lead or referral from Zillow. From Trulia, in the old days, yes. But not from Trulia since Zillow bought them.

Jan 24, 2019 04:45 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, knowing you have a full team behind you is worth the call.   There are many opinions on this topic.

Jan 24, 2019 05:55 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, I have never seen business from Z or T either, but that is where the public goes first. 

Jan 24, 2019 05:56 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Like you, I keep Zillow updated with my sales and keep my profile updated.  I just don't give them any of my money.

Jan 24, 2019 06:34 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Joan Cox Tammy has received buyer AND seller calls from Z.... not many, but it was worth paying to be at the top of pile!!! and she has her clients post testimonials ....I think she has about 50 of them.... 

Jan 24, 2019 07:24 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Very true, good post, the clients are on these sites and you need to be aware of that and make sure the information they receive about you is accurate.

Jan 24, 2019 09:41 AM #23
Rainmaker
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I wish you luck in finding the right agent to refer to.  Maybe there are other methods?

Jan 25, 2019 02:40 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Joan, Yes not every area is covered here in AR.  Had a similar situation a while back. Resorted to looking at brokerages when I googled the small town and brokerages came up connected to the town.  

Yes many people use Z because of the websites ability to fine tune searches.

 

Jan 25, 2019 03:09 PM #25
Rainmaker
4,103,176
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gabe Sanders they get the sales, so why not have it CORRECT.  I agree, just don't give them any money.

Jan 26, 2019 06:14 AM #26
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Barbara Todaro good job, I have heard around here paying only $500-600 per month you get crappy leads, and most have never closed one.

Jan 26, 2019 06:15 AM #27
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nick, you don't have to LIKE them, you just need to ensure the accuracy of the data.

Jan 26, 2019 06:16 AM #28
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Georgie, I did find two to refer, and let the clients choose between them.

Jan 26, 2019 06:16 AM #29
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gloria, they are not going away, and we can't change that.   BUT, our sales info should be correct.

Jan 26, 2019 06:17 AM #30
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