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.
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:
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.