Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Pro-to-Pro, http://www.zillow.com/advice/United-States%253B%253B%253B%253B%253B%253B%253B%253B/pro-to-pro/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Premier Agent Websites: Have a Question? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Premier-Agent-Websites-Have-a-Question/446136/ Greetings! We here at Zillow are pretty thrilled by the reaction to <a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/2012-05-31/zillow-launches-premier-agent-websites/">last week's announcement</a>&nbsp;about Premier Agent Websites!<br/><br/>As with any product announcement of this scope and appeal, there will be questions.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Feel free to post your questions here, and we'll do our best to get you answers! And if anyone out there in this awesome community knows an answer, go for it! Interaction and users helping users is encouraged.<br \><br \>106 replies Fri, 08 Jun 2012 19:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Premier-Agent-Websites-Have-a-Question/446136/ 2012-06-08T19:11:00Z Simple ideas every realtor and other professionals on zillow should follow to get a great reputation http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Simple-ideas-every-realtor-and-other-professionals-on-zillow-should-follow-to-get-a-great-reputation/366245/ Simple ideas every realtor and other professionals online should follow to gain a great reputation.<br/>&nbsp;<br/>Build up a good reputation.&nbsp;<br/>That means answering questions that<br/>1 are not old (look at the posting date)<br/>2 have not already had the answer given 18 times before<br/>3 that you can help with<br/>4 or show someone else who could help with it<br/>5 do not say contact me I can help.&nbsp;<br/>6 you give the help. People will look at your profile and ask you for help through email if they like your replies.<br/>7 always be professional<br/>8 leave your resume for your profile. It is not needed in a reply<br/>9 If a question is asked provide links that show pertinent information. Mortgage calculators and the IRS site for assistance in certain areas comes to mind.<br/>10&nbsp;say you disagree with a different reply if you do. But do not argue about it.<br/>11 read the whole question. Look at the replies. Before to long you will see that there are some realtors who give great advice. There are even a few non-pro's here (myself included) who give decent replies and try to help. Do not think a non-pro lacks the ability to help. Do not think a pro always gives the best reply. Look for those who give good advice. Understand how they work, then emulate them. In that way you will do well.<br/>12 do not consider the allstar badges as worthwhile. They can be as much a sign of posts a lot as posting good replies.<br/>&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp;In the end nothing you do will make you stand out above the crowd in a good way. But everything you do could make it happen. Giving good decent replies without asking the person to be a client will pay off with respect, and likely some calls to you for help from a buyer.<br \><br \>68 replies Tue, 14 Sep 2010 17:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Simple-ideas-every-realtor-and-other-professionals-on-zillow-should-follow-to-get-a-great-reputation/366245/ 2010-09-14T17:27:00Z Sending listing reports to sellers http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Sending-listing-reports-to-sellers/409368/ Zillow Premier Agents can now subscribe their clients to a weekly listing report. <br/>Check out this blog post: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/2011-07-28/client-listing-report-an-email-your-clients-will-be-happy-to-get/">http://www.zillow.com/blog/2011-07-28/client-listing-report-an-email-your-clients-will-be-happy-to-get/</a><br \><br \>24 replies Thu, 28 Jul 2011 21:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Sending-listing-reports-to-sellers/409368/ 2011-07-28T21:00:00Z Lenders - How to Succeed on Zillow http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lenders-How-to-Succeed-on-Zillow/4250/ <wikipage><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/mortgage-rates/" nofollow="false">Zillow Mortgage Marketplace</pagelink> can be a big part of your business if you invest in it.&nbsp; Attracting new business is easy once you take advantage of the proven best practices outlined below.<strong><br/></strong><p><strong>Create a Custom Profile<br/></strong></p><p>The first thing to do is to <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/myzillow/Profile.htm" nofollow="false">create or update your profile</pagelink>. Add an image of your company's logo and a message that might address your market niche or specialty. &nbsp;<strong><br/></strong></p><p><strong>Next, start quoting!<br/></strong></p><ul><li>We have learned it takes <em>at least</em> 1,000 quotes to get one closed loan, but you can do this easily through automation with a third-party <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/mortgage/MortgageAPIPartners.htm" nofollow="false">Quote API Provider</pagelink>, where you can "set it and forget it." These providers help companies, from individual brokers to large lending institutions, set up automated pricing on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace.</li><li>Or, you can manually respond to quotes, which has its own benefits. Borrowers react well to short, personalized, relevant notes on quotes. You can also <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="How-to-Quote-and-Set-Max-Click-Price">set up a saved filter alert</pagelink> that only finds loan requests that you want to quote. Another shortcut is using pre-fill quotes and messages that you can customize as needed.</li><li>Learn more about <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="How-to-Quote-and-Set-Max-Click-Price">How to Quote and Set Max Click Price</pagelink>.</li></ul><p><strong>Get more ratings</strong></p><ul><li>More ratings equals more contacts, so ask your customer contacts to rate you on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace.</li><li><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/mortgage/help/EncouragingRatings.htm" nofollow="false">Learn more about ratings</pagelink></li></ul><ul><li>Show off your ratings and reviews by adding the <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/webtools/widgets/LenderReputation.htm" nofollow="false">Lender Reputation Widget</pagelink> on your Web site or blog. This widget showcases some of the great customer reviews and ratings you've received from borrowers.</li></ul><p><strong>Regularly monitor click prices</strong></p><p>Since prices for clicks continually adjust based on lender demand, make sure to regularly monitor click prices so you don't miss out on valuable loan requests and contacts from borrowers.<br/><br/>For example, you set filters at: Max Click Price of $2, a credit rating of 700 , and a loan-to-value of less than 80%.&nbsp; A loan request that fits this criteria may have been priced at $2 yesterday, but due to strong lender demand, it increased to $3 today.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br/><br/>When prices adjust, you won't receive any notification from us, but instead, you might notice a drop in the number of loan requests or contacts you receive.<br/><br/>To make sure you quote all of the loan requests that hit your sweet spot, we suggest that you:</p><ul><li><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/mortgage/LoanRequestSearch.htm?loc=" nofollow="false">Regularly check loan requests</pagelink> for pricing changes</li><li>Update your Max Click Price if you see click prices higher than your current filter</li></ul><br/><p><strong>Other tips to get more contacts:</strong></p><ul><li>Be competitive.&nbsp; Look at your competitors' quotes to make sure you're in the ballpark.&nbsp; It's important to compete well on price and to understand the <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/mortgage/help/TrueCost.htm" nofollow="false">True Cost</pagelink> of the loan, which is what customers often look at.</li><li>Expand your filters to quote more loan requests.&nbsp; You won't get contacts if you don't quote a lot.</li><li>Be smart about what you quote.&nbsp; Find your sweet spot, either with loan programs, location, or other criteria.&nbsp;</li><li>Be honest with your quotes.&nbsp; Provide a quote based only on what the borrower enters in the loan request.&nbsp; Accurately describe all of your fees required to close the loan and stand by your quotes.&nbsp;</li><li>Add a message.&nbsp; A personalized Lender Note can go a long way in connecting with borrowers.</li><li>Participate in <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/advice/US/mortgage/guide/" nofollow="false">Zillow Advice</pagelink>. The more you show of yourself and your know-how, the more borrowers will come to trust you.</li><li>Be patient. Just because someone doesn't respond back doesn't mean they aren't interested. The selling cycle is much longer than it was several months ago.</li></ul>Follow these tips and you're sure to see success on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace.<br/><p><strong>Additional Resources:</strong></p><ul><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Lenders---How-to-Register-and-Get-Confirmed">How to Register and Get Confirmed</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="How-to-Quote-and-Set-Max-Click-Price">How to Quote and Set Max Click Price</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Lenders---How-to-Automate-Your-Quotes">How to Automate Your Quotes</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Lender-Dos-and-Don'ts">Lender Do's and Don'ts</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Lender-Testimonials">Lender Testimonials</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Zillow-Mortgage-Marketplace-Charging-Guidelines">Charging Guidelines</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Lender-Resource-Center">Lender Resource Center</pagelink></li></ul>&nbsp;</wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lenders-How-to-Succeed-on-Zillow/4250/ 2013-03-12T00:27:00Z what is the best site to use for tenant screening? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-the-best-site-to-use-for-tenant-screening/473811/ 31 replies Thu, 10 Jan 2013 01:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-the-best-site-to-use-for-tenant-screening/473811/ 2013-01-10T01:46:00Z Fellow Realtors/ Attorneys *Please be Aware of this Email Fraud Scam from China* http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fellow-Realtors-Attorneys-Please-be-Aware-of-this-Email-Fraud-Scam-from-China/488384/ <p>The initial contact was here on Zillow<br/><br/>The alias, "Kin Chan" says he wants to put a 15k deposit on a home and pay cash. He is going to close escrow on May 22,2013, and he sends his passport, bank statement, contact info in China, address, phone&nbsp; etc..&nbsp; All of this is Phony and Fake.&nbsp; What they are trying to do is use an Attorney to deposit the money... then they cancel the transaction and ask to have the funds wired before the check has a chance to bounce.&nbsp; I just went through this for the past 6 weeks.&nbsp; I found out another Realtor in Temecula was corresponding with the Criminal at the same time and he sent a 300k check to the same attorney in Del Mar and Carlsbad.&nbsp; Both check where counterfeit.&nbsp;&nbsp; Please spread the word about this.&nbsp; The attorneys both told me the method has become much more sophisticated recently and the checks look authentic.&nbsp; The passports and Bank Statements look authentic too so when you look at everything initially although you are skeptical you do not know for sure.... I have since reported this attempted huge mail fraud attempt to the FBI..&nbsp;</p><br \><br \>107 replies Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fellow-Realtors-Attorneys-Please-be-Aware-of-this-Email-Fraud-Scam-from-China/488384/ 2013-04-17T16:54:00Z Looking for an agent that knows Cape Coral area. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent-that-knows-Cape-Coral-area/523436/ 2 replies Mon, 06 Jan 2014 01:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent-that-knows-Cape-Coral-area/523436/ 2014-01-06T01:43:00Z I have received many reviews that were kind they were never posted. Please help!! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-received-many-reviews-that-were-kind-they-were-never-posted-Please-help/536937/ 0 replies Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-received-many-reviews-that-were-kind-they-were-never-posted-Please-help/536937/ 2014-04-17T20:47:00Z Buying Tax Deeds and flipping for profit http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-Tax-Deeds-and-flipping-for-profit/536884/ We have a system that we are just promoting&nbsp;[Spam deleted by Zillow moderator. See our&nbsp;<u><a style="text-align: right;" rel="nofollow" title="Good Neighbor Policy" href="/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a></u>&nbsp;for information.]<br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-Tax-Deeds-and-flipping-for-profit/536884/ 2014-04-17T15:46:00Z Zillow widget not loading in my https site. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-widget-not-loading-in-my-https-site/534120/ Hello,<br/>I have issue with zillow widget on my site.My site is secure with https and the zillow widget iframe is coming from simple http so the browser displays warning of insecure content and blocks the widgets.<br/>So how do I resolve this issue? Does zillow provide https widgets?<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 28 Mar 2014 06:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-widget-not-loading-in-my-https-site/534120/ 2014-03-28T06:02:00Z grand prairire cedar hill agent http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/grand-prairire-cedar-hill-agent/536827/ [Content removed by Zillow Moderator. Please see our <a href="http://www.zillow.com/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a>]<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/grand-prairire-cedar-hill-agent/536827/ 2014-04-17T03:16:00Z Do you know of a good real estate attorney in Austin? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-know-of-a-good-real-estate-attorney-in-Austin/530780/ Hello. &nbsp;One of my clients is looking for an experienced attorney to help them incorporate in the State of Texas. &nbsp;We'd like to find an attorney with experience in foreign investments and in forming real estate investment trusts/funds. &nbsp;Please reach out if you have a referral.<br/><br/>Thanks,<br/>Elizabeth Clark<br/><br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-know-of-a-good-real-estate-attorney-in-Austin/530780/ 2014-03-03T21:36:00Z Any Lenders interested in co-marketing? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Any-Lenders-interested-in-co-marketing/536811/ Are there any lenders that are interested in co-marketing?<br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Any-Lenders-interested-in-co-marketing/536811/ 2014-04-17T01:40:00Z Hard Money and Construction Lenders Wanted http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hard-Money-and-Construction-Lenders-Wanted/473834/ I am asking for any and all hard money and or construction lenders to please contact me. I have been working with many clients recently that are seeking these services and have many stand by options that I think are great. <br/><br/>Ultimately the more options the better, and everyone has a different level of risk they are willing to take on. I am particularly interested in construction lenders as I have about 2 I am currently working with regularly, but would like to add at minimum 3 more. <br/><br/>Any direction or contacts would be much appreciated!!!<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 10 Jan 2013 03:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hard-Money-and-Construction-Lenders-Wanted/473834/ 2013-01-10T03:53:00Z I am trying to build a profile but when added it doesn't show on my page http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-trying-to-build-a-profile-but-when-added-it-doesn%27t-show-on-my-page/536540/ also trying to add zipcodes for my service areas but they don't save....<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-trying-to-build-a-profile-but-when-added-it-doesn%27t-show-on-my-page/536540/ 2014-04-15T16:21:00Z A property on E 430 Road, Claremore, OK is showing in preforeclosure by Lyons Federal Savings? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/A-property-on-E-430-Road-Claremore-OK-is-showing-in-preforeclosure-by-Lyons-Federal-Savings/536406/ Lyons Federal Bank, fka Lyons Federal Savings Association does not have a mortgage on this property and I cannot find another institution with that name. Please clarify this.<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/A-property-on-E-430-Road-Claremore-OK-is-showing-in-preforeclosure-by-Lyons-Federal-Savings/536406/ 2014-04-14T19:36:00Z How do I change from fsbo to for sale? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-change-from-fsbo-to-for-sale/536442/ 3 replies Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-change-from-fsbo-to-for-sale/536442/ 2014-04-14T23:54:00Z can i post a condominium rental unit for lease on zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-i-post-a-condominium-rental-unit-for-lease-on-zillow/348957/ 3 replies Fri, 07 May 2010 21:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-i-post-a-condominium-rental-unit-for-lease-on-zillow/348957/ 2010-05-07T21:53:00Z are there agents that work with investors? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/are-there-agents-that-work-with-investors/536367/ if interested e-mail r.garre1@gmail.com or call 203-357-5121<br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/are-there-agents-that-work-with-investors/536367/ 2014-04-14T14:30:00Z Has anyone tried Adwerx and what were your results? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Has-anyone-tried-Adwerx-and-what-were-your-results/536018/ 2 replies Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Has-anyone-tried-Adwerx-and-what-were-your-results/536018/ 2014-04-11T02:46:00Z