I started using Zillow February of 2011. It was a little expensive but I had heard good things so I gave it a try. A month later I started buying up as much Zillow as I could afford. So I figured if this is working so well I'll try one of Zillow's competitors too, which was actually a little more expensive. I got twice as many leads every month as Zillow! Now here we are at the end of the year. Going through all my closings and figuring out where all of the leads came from that I closed. I had closed tons of Zillow this year. Not a single one from the competitor. NOT ONE!!!??? Since realizing this I have added more shares of Zillow and completely cancelled the competition.
As a Zillow Premier agent, we have received good leads that have produced business with new clients and friends. What has been the biggest surprise is the number of people we know that view Zillow, without any intention of moving/buying a home, but recognize that we are there. It's a "reminder" to them that we are agents and they often mention it to their friends/associates - a nice personal referral base.
Being a Premier Agent has taken my real estate business in Southwest Florida to a new level. I am totally satisfied with the lead contacts, both in quality and quantity. Zillow.com is the total package for consumers looking to buy real estate. From home searches to statistical information and real estate advice -- it's all there for consumers and agents. What really amazed me is after becoming a Premier Agent, my sales representative contacted me to follow up on the success of my ads. They gave me excellent advice for how to increase my contacts. I often recommend Zillow.com to other agents.
Zillow has changed my life as a real estate broker. I have been able to attract Realtors® to our company with the many leads I receive on a daily basis, share the leads, and grow my business tenfold. I am very thankful to Zillow for the maximum exposure I receive on their site and for the many leads that have turned into fantastic buyers and even listings. Zillow is so well known and I am thrilled to be prominent in my "farm" areas! I feel like a movie star. :) Thank you!
Since I joined the Zillow Premier Agent program, I have noticed a considerable increase in the number of leads that I have received. To date, have been able to convert five of them into closings in the last seven months. I am very happy with the service and would recommend it (but not to my competitors).
Zillow has given a boost to my business that other advertising has never provided. I have already had one closing, I have one in two more days, and I have a great listing. I also have a few other properties under contract with other customers that I've gotten through Zillow. My sellers also love to see their listings featured on Zillow. It has worked out great for me.
Before I became a Premier Agent in late September, I had no new real estate business, just an occasional past-customer call. Now after making a monthly advertising investment that is one of the most frugal I have ever made, I have scads of qualified, Internet-savvy buyers to work with in addition to those in the coming months to a year or more. My pipeline is again full just as it was back in the good old days, and I presently have six contracts that will close between December 30, 2010 and February 14, 2011! Additionally, I have listed several properties. Thank you, Zillow!
I just wanted to thank you again!! Since joining Zillow, I have had an unbelievable amount of business with you! My buyer's agent, Jennifer, joined me in November 2012. She closed over $2 million in sales in that time and has the same in pending transactions!! Talk about GREAT!! She should close about $6 million!!! That's unheard of!! Not to mention the listings that I have gotten from Zillow!! I have had at least one lead a month to list and probably 10 a year that do list. And, the great thing is the prices, which have ranged from $200,000 up to $750,000!! We owe it to Zillow!! Over 80 percent of our business is coming from your leads!! Thank you again!!
I'm a Zillow Premier Agent and a Trulia Featured agent. I've had great success with the Zillow program and very little with the Trulia program. Just closed a deal directly from the Zillow-contact buyer's agent form, and got another solid buyer lead over the weekend. I bought one more ZIP code, giving me three ZIP codes at 100 percent. Can't wait to close some more deals and buy some more. Well worth the investment.
I have only had my Zillow Premier for about two months, and I am getting about three to five leads per week, one of which is under contract to purchase already! I have been pleased with the results so far.
I am so happy that I signed up for this program! Within hours of signing up, I already received several buyer calls, and after 24 hours, I signed my first Zillow-related listing! I have only been a member for a few months, but have already closed several deals and am working on many others. This program is 100 percent worth it, and I have been recommending it to several of my colleagues.
I have been in real estate over 13 years. I must say, I have tried numerous lead- generating websites and optimization companies. All were a waste of money, time and effort. I have spent thousands of dollars over the years. I wish I had found Zillow years ago.
In my first three months as a Zillow Premier Agent, I have closed sales and rentals, and I have a new listing. I am in process of working closely with eight buyers. It is amazing how quickly this program has enhanced my business.