New Free Feature On Zillow Launches Today - Zillow Advice

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We at Zillow are continuing to roll out free ways to get your listings, your brand and now your expertise in front of the home buying, selling and owning community. 

Your listings- About 18 months ago, Zillow started letting people post listings on the site.  Each posting can include up to 50 photos, virtual tour links, personal website links, and all your contact information - for free. 

Your personal brand- In October 2008 we added the Professional directory.  Anyone who registers on the site and creates a profile can be found in this directory, for free.  Your profile can be as detailed as you want to make it.  Also, all links you add to your profile are followed, meaning that all SEO benefits are passed along to you.

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Your knowledge- Today we are launching Zillow Advice, an interactive way to connect with people and demonstrate your expertise. Basically, anyone can ask a question and you can jump in with answers.  Any answer you leave has a link to your profile, so make sure that it is filled out completely so people know how to get directly in touch with you.  To streamline your efforts on Advice, you can subscribe to e-mail or RSS alerts for topics and locations you specialize in. 

Examples of questions posted this morning:

Help!!!!! How can I ask the selling bank to fix the leaking roof of a REO before close?

Put up for sell this March or wait until next March???

How does a FHA 203k loan work if you plan to do the work yourself??

Zillow is attracting about 5.3 million people to the site each month, hungry for real estate information and advice.  This is a huge audience of people looking for real estate information, guidance and advice. 

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  1. Spencer Rascoff 12/16/2008 04:06 PM
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Rainmaker
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Michael Wayne Jackson
Coldwell Banker - Novato, CA
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Another great toll on zillow. Thanks for the heads up Sara, I will check this out soon.

Dec 16, 2008 03:09 AM #1
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Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Sara--Sounds like a great addition...I will check it out soon!

Dec 16, 2008 03:23 AM #2
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David Width Jr.
Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Thanks for the info!

Dec 16, 2008 03:50 AM #3
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Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

Sara, I stopped by the "zillow booth" at the NJ triple play convention last week, there are some cool features we have been missing!

Dec 16, 2008 04:07 AM #4
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Sara Bonert
Zillow - Atlanta, GA
Real Estate Internet Marketing

thanks all for taking the time to check it out.  Email me if you have any feedback. 

Robert- I was there, did we talk?  I thought the show was good (until my flight home was delayed over 4 hours!).  It was great meeting so many Realtors from your area.

Dec 16, 2008 04:11 AM #5
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Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

I stopped by on thursday morning just before we broke down our booth. I dont think it was you, unless you are much blonder in person than your photo....

Dec 17, 2008 12:43 AM #6
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Fran Gatti
RE/MAX Integrity - Medford, OR
Managing Principal Broker - RE/MAX Integrity

Sarah,

I am the number 1 agent in my market on Zillow. I attribute that to reading your blog and implementing your suggestions. Thanks.

Dec 17, 2008 04:22 PM #7
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Sara Bonert
Zillow - Atlanta, GA
Real Estate Internet Marketing

Hey all-  We recently released a training video on how to use the Zillow Advice section of the site.  Check it out at http://activerain.com/blogsview/1002376/How-To-Use-Zillow-Advice-The-Video 

Apr 27, 2009 07:54 AM #8
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