Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Agents,WA http://www.zillow.com/advice/WA/pro-to-pro-agents/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Are there any firms that allow their brokers to manage properties? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-there-any-firms-that-allow-their-brokers-to-manage-properties/565973/ I live near Tacoma, Washington and I just passed the real estate broker exam. I'm looking to join a firm where I can do real estate transactions and manage rentals on the side. I have multiple rentals I own, and know several people who want me to manage their rentals for them. However, I am having trouble finding a firm that allows their brokers to do this. Anybody know of a good firm to join?<br \><br \>0 replies Sun, 09 Nov 2014 23:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-there-any-firms-that-allow-their-brokers-to-manage-properties/565973/ 2014-11-09T23:22:00Z Termination Deadline: 9pm or Midnight? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Termination-Deadline-9pm-or-Midnight/547470/ In terminating a contract on the last day based on the HOA Review period, is 9pm or midnight the deadline?<br \><br \>3 replies Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Termination-Deadline-9pm-or-Midnight/547470/ 2014-06-27T17:06:00Z Zillow Leads http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-Leads/545734/ Any agents out there having much success with Zillow leads?&nbsp; Looking to come on board to create some buyers in a purchase market but wanted to see if Zillow is a good source for this.&nbsp; Thanks for your response!<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-Leads/545734/ 2014-06-16T17:54:00Z Am I missing an individual report on traffic that I can send to sellers for their listings? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Am-I-missing-an-individual-report-on-traffic-that-I-can-send-to-sellers-for-their-listings/531342/ I receive the report on traffic for all my listings. I am wondering if I missed a tool that would allow me to forward a report to my sellers regarding the number of hits their listing has received through Zillow? &nbsp;Thanks<br \><br \>0 replies Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Am-I-missing-an-individual-report-on-traffic-that-I-can-send-to-sellers-for-their-listings/531342/ 2014-03-07T18:13:00Z What is a typical commission split for a listing coordinator working under a broker? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-a-typical-commission-split-for-a-listing-coordinator-working-under-a-broker/511234/ I'm studying to get a real estate license with the goal of becoming a listing coordinator. But I'm starting to worry whether I can earn even a modest living at it given the magnitude of the pre-tax expenses (i.e., agency commission and self-employment taxes).<br/><br/>I think I should be negotiating 0.2%, based on the median home price for King County and 8-10 sales/month. Does that sound too high or too low?<br \><br \>4 replies Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-a-typical-commission-split-for-a-listing-coordinator-working-under-a-broker/511234/ 2013-09-13T20:43:00Z Setting a first impression with pictures http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Setting-a-first-impression-with-pictures/521288/ <p>Though I am not a real estate agent, I do see this advice as extremely helpful and the stats very interesting.<br/><br/><a href="http://www.redfin.com/research/reports/special-reports/2013/professional-photos-2013.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.redfin.com/research/reports/special-reports/2013/professional-photos-2013.html</a></p><br \><br \>4 replies Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Setting-a-first-impression-with-pictures/521288/ 2013-12-10T18:00:00Z Why do Realtors continually use pictures of themselves that we taken????when?? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-do-Realtors-continually-use-pictures-of-themselves-that-we-taken-when/521574/ Why is it that Realtors do not update their personal pictures on their websites and business cards.&nbsp; If you are 60 and you have a picture on your advertisements that was taken when you were 30....that is called deception in advertising.<br \><br \>18 replies Sat, 14 Dec 2013 03:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-do-Realtors-continually-use-pictures-of-themselves-that-we-taken-when/521574/ 2013-12-14T03:26:00Z Does anyone know how zillow determines the prices they charge for different zip codes (ads)? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-know-how-zillow-determines-the-prices-they-charge-for-different-zip-codes-ads/514172/ I wonder if they are determined by management, and would be the same price for any agent, or by the account reps, who would base the price on what they think we are willing to pay? I also wonder how the account reps are paid.<br \><br \>2 replies Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-anyone-know-how-zillow-determines-the-prices-they-charge-for-different-zip-codes-ads/514172/ 2013-10-04T20:55:00Z What are the standards for waterfront (No Bank, Medium Bank, and High Bank)? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-standards-for-waterfront-No-Bank-Medium-Bank-and-High-Bank/512962/ How many feet high is "High Bank" and "Medium Bank" waterfront? &nbsp;We are aware that No Bank Waterfront implies "No embankment".<br/><br/>We are looking for the Washington State standards, along with the source.<br/><br/>Thank you,<br/>David Berg<br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 26 Sep 2013 05:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-standards-for-waterfront-No-Bank-Medium-Bank-and-High-Bank/512962/ 2013-09-26T05:56:00Z Incorrect contact phone numbers. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Incorrect-contact-phone-numbers/506300/ Does anyone else experience incorrect or non-working contact phone numbers on leads from zillow? I thought these were supposed to be channeled through the zillow switchboard, so how can they give a wrong number?<br \><br \>1 reply Sun, 11 Aug 2013 15:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Incorrect-contact-phone-numbers/506300/ 2013-08-11T15:56:00Z Should a WA real estate broker form an LLC? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-a-WA-real-estate-broker-form-an-LLC/495088/ I am a new real estate agent in Washington State. I am getting different advice from various sources regarding forming a LLC vs Sole Proprietor. In this sue-happy world we live in, my biggest worry is having someone sue me and losing my home, retirement money, and other assets. If I do form an LLC, do I need to put "LLC" on everything from business cards, websites, etc? What about real estate contracts, etc? Does it mean I have to get my license name changed with the Dept of Lic? Sorry for all of the questions I just really need some clarification. Someone please help?<br \><br \>2 replies Sun, 02 Jun 2013 22:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-a-WA-real-estate-broker-form-an-LLC/495088/ 2013-06-02T22:56:00Z MLS Electronic Key Box http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/MLS-Electronic-Key-Box/491418/ Our Office is looking to buy used electronic key boxes. Please&nbsp; call or email me if you have&nbsp;any to sell.<br/>Max at &nbsp;206-719-2694<br/><a href="mailto:max@nwhomeequity.com" rel="nofollow">max@nwhomeequity.com</a><br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 09 May 2013 00:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/MLS-Electronic-Key-Box/491418/ 2013-05-09T00:58:00Z Real Estate Agent Research Questions http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Real-Estate-Agent-Research-Questions/477203/ <p class="MsoNormal">What percent of home owners search for properties online?</p><p class="MsoNormal">What percent find their properties online?</p><p class="MsoNormal">What percent only use an agent to find properties?</p><br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Real-Estate-Agent-Research-Questions/477203/ 2013-02-04T15:15:00Z How can I get Zillow to permanently change an MLS listing number? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-get-Zillow-to-permanently-change-an-MLS-listing-number/488722/ There are three separate&nbsp;MLS numbers for&nbsp;my listing and I would like the listing on Zillow to reflect #460377 - address:&nbsp; 730 E Probert Road, Shelton, WA.&nbsp; 98584.&nbsp; Everytime I edit the listing on your website it does not retain my requested change.<br/><br/>Please reply as soon as possible - Rhonda Edwards - RE/MAX Town &amp; Country<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 19 Apr 2013 23:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-get-Zillow-to-permanently-change-an-MLS-listing-number/488722/ 2013-04-19T23:11:00Z I seem to have two profiles on Zillow. Can you help me merge them? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-seem-to-have-two-profiles-on-Zillow-Can-you-help-me-merge-them/487792/ 1 reply Sat, 13 Apr 2013 18:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-seem-to-have-two-profiles-on-Zillow-Can-you-help-me-merge-them/487792/ 2013-04-13T18:39:00Z BPO Broker's Price Opinion http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/BPO-Broker%27s-Price-Opinion/470248/ <a href="hello: Today I received a call from a person stating that he would like a BPO (Broker's Price Opinio" rel="nofollow">H</a>ello<br/><br/>Today I&nbsp;received&nbsp;a call from a person stating that I am the contact that the bank provided them with, so that he can obtain a BPO. First, I am not sure how I became a reference for the property; Second, I just learned what a BPO is due to the inquiry.&nbsp;<br/>I never put anything up (marketing-wise) for the property he has inquired about, but am interested in helping out. I have a couple of questions:<br/>1) How can I attempt to show him the property he is interested in, if it is not my listing. (If it is on the MLS, does that mean I can show it?)<br/>2) Will my time and effort be compensated for this type of work; if so, what is an average charge for this service?<br/>3) I understand making a BPO report is expected, does anyone have a certain set of guidelines they follow to ensure completion of this project.&nbsp;<br/><br \><br \>3 replies Mon, 03 Dec 2012 17:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/BPO-Broker%27s-Price-Opinion/470248/ 2012-12-03T17:30:00Z Re-Claiming A Listing http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Re-Claiming-A-Listing/464142/ I had a listing on here for a couple months and now it's not showing up! Even in my inactive listings - Help! How do I get it back?<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 15 Oct 2012 16:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Re-Claiming-A-Listing/464142/ 2012-10-15T16:15:00Z Why don't my listings automatically show up on Zillow anymore? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-don%27t-my-listings-automatically-show-up-on-Zillow-anymore/458970/ They used to? &nbsp;<br \><br \>2 replies Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-don%27t-my-listings-automatically-show-up-on-Zillow-anymore/458970/ 2012-09-07T14:55:00Z PAWS Appearance/Menus http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/PAWS-Appearance-Menus/458270/ I noticed that we can slide a menu item to the right one more; does that mean we can have sub-sub menus?&nbsp;<br \><br \>0 replies Sun, 02 Sep 2012 06:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/PAWS-Appearance-Menus/458270/ 2012-09-02T06:52:00Z How do you remove outdated marketing comments on a home no longer for sale? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-remove-outdated-marketing-comments-on-a-home-no-longer-for-sale/441410/ I was researching current market value for a client here in close-in Seattle, WA. I pulled up their home in Zillow. Currently it shows the old marketing language, agent phone number and even a 2008 NWMLS listing number (Seattle Market), and language which makes it appear for sale - which it is not. How can that marketing information be removed?<br/><br/>Thanks<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 03 May 2012 21:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-remove-outdated-marketing-comments-on-a-home-no-longer-for-sale/441410/ 2012-05-03T21:14:00Z