Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Zillow FAQs, http://www.zillow.com/advice/United-States%253B%253B%253B%253B%253B%253B%253B%253B/zillow-questions-zillow-faqs/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Beware of Scams and Other Internet Fraud http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Beware-of-Scams-and-Other-Internet-Fraud/4171/ <wikipage>Scams are a reality of shopping online and offline. Zillow strives to provide a safe online community, but you should <strong>always be wary of giving personal information, financial information, or payments of any kind to people you don't know personally.</strong> <br/><br/><strong>Important:</strong> If you find a fraudulent listing on Zillow, please report it by clicking "Report Listing" and selecting "Listing seems to be fraudulent or illegal." on the listing page in question.<br/><br/><h2><strong>Red Flags for Scams<br/></strong></h2><strong>Requests to wire funds via MoneyGram or Western Union&nbsp;</strong><br/><div>Most scams involve a request to wire funds. Do not wire funds to anyone you haven't met personally.&nbsp;Scammers create convincing reasons why they need to deal remotely.&nbsp;Likewise, do not accept wire funds that you did not initiate.&nbsp;<div><strong><br/></strong><div><strong>Long-distance landlords<br/></strong><div>Most scams come from users in foreign countries who claim to be interested in purchasing or renting out a home. Be wary of claims from people who are contacting you from abroad because they are missionaries, U.N. workers, or in the military.&nbsp;<div><strong>&nbsp;</strong><div><strong>Requests for verification codes</strong><div>If you are asked to provide a code sent to your cell phone via text or phone call, this is a scam.<div><strong><br/></strong><div><strong>Requests for personal or financial information&nbsp;</strong><div>Do not provide your bank account number or Social Security Number to unknown sources. First verify it is a trusted source and then only provide this information sparingly.<div><strong><br/></strong><div><strong>Individuals claiming an affiliation with Zillow&nbsp;</strong><div>Zillow acts only as a source of information and is not involved in any transactions between buyers and sellers, renters and landlords, or borrowers and lenders. Any such offers are fraudulent activity.<div><strong><br/></strong><div><strong>Using Zillow for money exchanges&nbsp;</strong><div>Zillow does not handle money exchanges or escrow between buyers and sellers or tenants and landlords. &nbsp;<div><strong><br/></strong><div><strong>Typos and sob stories&nbsp;</strong><div>Emails filled with spelling and grammatical errors are usually a sign of fraud. British spelling such as "favour" instead of "favor" is also a sign of a rental scam. Messages involving stories of family or financial issues, or of agents who charge too high a premium are usually fraud.&nbsp;<br/><br/><h2><strong>Report Scams and Fraud<br/></strong></h2>If you find a fraudulent listing on Zillow, please return to the listing page and click "Report Listing" and select "Listing seems to be fraudulent or illegal."<br/><br/>If you believe you have been scammed, report the incident to the FTC. If you sent money via Western Union or MoneyGram, report the incident immediately: if the recipient hasn't collected the money yet, the wire transfer company can reverse the transfer.<br/><ul><li><pagelink type="external" dest="https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/" nofollow="true">FTC Complaint Assistant</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="external" dest="https://wumt.westernunion.com/WUCOMWEB/staticMid.do?method=load&amp;pagename=aboutUsComplaint&amp;countryCode=US&amp;languageCode=en" nofollow="true">Western Union Customer Service</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="external" dest="https://www.moneygram.com/wps/portal/moneygramonline/home/CustomerService/ComplaintProcedure/!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3h3Y3cPM3dHYwN3Q0czA09nIzdHF3cXIwMDU_2CbEdFANWkR0I!/" nofollow="true">MoneyGram Customer Service</pagelink></li></ul>When reporting scams, include as much as possible of the following: the name and address of the sender, the send location, the date and amount of the transfer, the transfer fee, the date and actual location of the receipt, the name of the receiver, any information recorded regarding the receiver's identification, the reference number for the transfer, and the details of the nature of the issue.<br/><br/><h2><strong>Examples of Scams<br/></strong></h2>Below are examples of fraudulent emails received by Zillow users.<strong><br/><br/></strong><h3><strong>"I'm out of the country and need you to wire me the deposit."</strong></h3><strong>How the scam works</strong>: You find a great rental (it's usually too good to be true), but the landlord is located out of state or out of the country. They'll rent it to you and mail you the keys if you just send a deposit.&nbsp;<br/><br/><strong>Tip</strong>: Don't wire money to anyone you haven't met in person. If it looks like a great deal and is too good to be true, it's likely a scam. You will lose your money, and the place you were looking at isn't really even on the market.<br/><br/>Example email:<br/><br/><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>Hello,</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><br/></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>Thanks for your email and interest in renting my house.</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>Property is available for move in at the moment for $1250 for the month rent and $1200 for the security deposit (Refundable After Lease period , As long as there are no damages on property after inspection). For immediate move in you would be required to make a total payment of $2450 but if you are not moving in Immediately, you would be required to make a down payment of $1200 for the security deposit Non- negotiable, to hold property till desired move in date.</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><br/></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>Unfortunately, I would not be present in person to show you the property due to my recent job transfer to London, UK, and I do not have a local representative to show the house due to my transfer so if you are interested in renting the property and willing to work with me despite my absence then I would email the necessary papers for the lease to you, for necessary endorsement.</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><br/></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>I also want to tell you that the neighborhood is secured and the people staying there are good.</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><br/></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>Details of the house is below;</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><br/></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>Rent: $1250.</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>Security Deposit: $1200</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>3 Bedrooms, 1.75 Bathroom.</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>Single-Family Home.</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>Location: Kirkland WA 98033.</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>Street Address: 12721 Northeast 101st Place.</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>Pets Allowed: Cats and Dogs.</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>Size: 1,800 sqft.</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>Home available for immediate move in.</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><br/></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>This is a charming home in Kirkland.</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>Lovely move in ready 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath, rambler, located on quiet cul-de-sac. Approx. 1800 sq ft., built in 1989. Bright and airy interior that has been beautifully updated and well-maintained.</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>Exterior Sun Blockers roll-shutters for max insulation &amp; security.</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>Other features include security system, built-in vacuum system and skylights. High quality throughout. Neutral colors. Master suite with private bath and two walk in closets. Spacious kitchen with tons of oak cabinets and all appliances (refrig, range, microwave). Very light and open, Washer and dryer included. 2-car attached garage with opener.</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>Yard service included and home is pet friendly!</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><br/></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>Regards.</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>Mark A Ross.</em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><em>3212579029</em><br/><br/></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br/><div style="text-align: left;"><h3><strong>"I overpaid you with my money order. Please send some back."</strong></h3><strong><strong>How the scam works</strong>:</strong> A renter or buyer agrees to wire you money for a deposit, but accidentally sends too much. They ask you to wire back the over-payment and you must "act now." You send the "overpayment" back and their check fails to clear the bank. Now, the money you sent is gone forever.<div style="text-align: left;"><br/><div style="text-align: left;"><strong><strong>Tip</strong>: Don't wire money to anyone you haven't met in person.</strong><br/><br/>Example email exchange:<br/><br/><em>"Thanks for the speedy response,i am really excited that the house is in good condition, and i really love the pictures of the house i have seen so far, i would not mind to see more pictures of the home, i would like to know if i would have any repairs what so ever.<br/><br/>I work with the United nations development program(UNDP).I have been working there for 5 years.<br/><br/>I am married with no kid. I and my Wife actually got married last year. My Full name is PXXXX AXXXX kXXXX and my Wife's name is&nbsp; MXXXX DXXXX kXXXX.she is a school teacher,I am 39 years old and my wife is 35.Our current house address is 3XXXXXXXXXXXXX, EXXXXX Edinburgh Scotland.<br/><br/>I have never bought a property abroad before, this would be my first, and i am not working alongside any agents,i also want to know how soon you are willing to move out of the house.I and my wife are looking to relocate as soon as we have found a home we like,i would also like to know your final price for this property. please kindly get back to me asap."<br/></em><br/>This is the follow-up from a Zillow user:<br/><em><br/>"I just wanted to let FSBO sellers know that I listed my house on Zillow a few weeks ago, and I received an email from a man in Scotland wanting to buy my house. He sent me (3) $1,000.00 money grams, one of which was a deposit to hold the house. He sent an Urgent email yesterday stating that his company (United Nations) sent us $2,000.00 by mistake to send it back to him. He wanted new money orders from my bank. I emailed him back telling him that I checked with money gram and I was told they could not find any information to verify them. I haven't heard back from him, nor do I expect to."</em><br/><br/><br/><h3><strong>"Please wire me a deposit. Zillow will guarantee your money!"</strong></h3><strong>How the scam works</strong>: You're asked to wire money, and told that Zillow (or some other authoritative-sounding organization) will guarantee the money and protect you. No such guarantee exists.<br/><br/><strong>Tip</strong>: Zillow is not involved in transactions between buyers/sellers, renters/landlords, or borrowers/lenders. If you wire money based on communication that "Zillow will guarantee it," you will become a victim of a scam and it's unlikely you will get your money back. Remember: Zillow is NOT involved in transactions.<br/><br/>Example email:<br/><br/><em>Thanks for taking the time to look at my property.<br/><br/>My name is Julia, I'm 55 years old, I'm a retired engineer and I'm the owner of this condo (total 900sqf. 1 Bedroom apartment, 1 bath fully accessorized). I lived in this beautiful condo for over 5 years and loved every day of it. The condo is fully furnished with all necessary amenities (exactly like in the pics), has a very large bedroom with spacious inbuilt wardrobe , living room with dining area, 1 bathroom, dishwasher, washing machine and clothes dryer.&nbsp; The condo come with two parking spots, a storage unit where you can deposit my furniture (if you don't like it and you want use your furniture). Pets allowed. Four months ago I moved to Bismarck, North Dakota at my sons place to take care of my 2 years old nephew. I really want to find a good and responsible tenant for it, and I hope that you can send me some personal information about yourself.<br/><br/>The monthly rent for the apartment is US $700. I want to receive first month's advance $700 refundable deposit ($1400 TOTAL).<br/><br/>I am looking for someone to rent anywhere from 3 months to 5 years. Everything is included (water,electricity, Internet,cable, parking,air conditioning, fireplace, dishwasher, garbage) and I want to receive the money monthly in my bank account. You can move in the condo in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys and I have nobody in the area that could show you the condo (my son and nephew are my only family). In order to check &amp; see if you like it (I'm sure that you'll love it), you need to receive the keys and the contract by postal service (USPS 2 Days Delivery). Obviously we need a way to complete this deal in a safe and fast way for both of us and the solution is provided by a company called Zillow ( www.Zillow.com I am already registered with them since 5 years ago i purchased the apartment from their website) which will handle the payment and delivery of the Keys. They have a Tenant Deposit Protection, here you can see here how Zillow.com Payment Services work (i got from one of their email-letters). They have a program that protects the tenants deposit and makes sure that the tenant is fully satisfied with the condo before I receive the money. In conclusion, the money will be deposited and locked in their custody until you will be able to view &amp; accept the condo.<br/>If you want to know more about how this deal can work please get back to me ASAP and I will send you the step by step procedure. Let me know if you are interested because I really need to take care of this matter by the end of the next week. Please don't forget also to send some information about you and the people with who you will be living with.<br/><br/>Thank you,<br/>Julia.</em><br/><br/><br/><br/><h3><strong>"I have a lot of money and need your help moving it out of the country."</strong></h3><strong>How the scam works</strong>: Someone very official or important-sounding needs your help moving money, and they promise you a large bonus in return. If you reply, they ask for relatively small sums to move the process along (fees, verification checks, etc).<br/><br/><strong>Tip</strong>: Beware long-distance inquiries, requests to wire funds, or requests for personal information.<br/><br/>Example email:<br/><br/><em>"Dear Linda,<br/>I have received the information concerning your house,the price is $239,750.Am very confident dealing with you.I am willing and capable to buy the property,but i want to trust you with this confidential proposal.<br/>Before i continue, let me introduce myself to you, I am Captain IXXXX HXXXX the commander of the Special N.A.T.O coalition force with the United Nation troops in Iraq,on war against terrorism.My country is germany.<br/>I have now in my possession the sum of USD 6.5 million which was recovered from one of our raids on terrorists camps here in Iraq,because they keep most of their money at home for evil activities which they normally get through illegal deals on crude oil.<br/><br/>Based on the suffering we undergo here some of us do meet such luck. It happened that in our last raid last week we raided one of the terrorist strong base here in Iraq,though some of the men in my unit lost thier lives in the fierce attacks,and we recovered this huge sum of money.This box of money have been deposited with the RED CROSS OFFICE here in Baghdd informing them that&nbsp; contacts are been made for its safe keeping and to make contacts for its proper use . As the team leader it is under my power to approve whoever comes forth for this money.</em><br/><br/><em>So i need someone i can deal with on trust and that is why i contacted you. so If you accept, I will put you forward as the beneficiary/owner of the funds and then move the money to you in Europe first. As&nbsp; a military personnel i cannot&nbsp; parade such an amount or carry it to my country so i need to present someone as the beneficiary.I just need your acceptance and all is done.I have a 100% authentic means of transferring the money through diplomatic courier service to you in Europe where&nbsp; arrangements will be made to proceed to your country America.<br/><br/>Once i confirm your interest to my proposal.and your positive reply i will proceed to register your name as the beneficiary.<br/><br/>If you are interested, then let me know so i can proceed to register the consignment in your name as time is very important to me. I am doing this on trust, you should understand that as a trained military expert I will always be carefully in my dealings so everything is intact. This money is my life and i am willing to give you 30% of the total sum when the money is delivered to you. I wait for your response so we can proceed immediately. In less than 7days the money should be in your safe custody.<br/><br/>The only telephone access we have is radio message which is for our general use and is being monitored,therefore all communication will be via email till we finish our assignment here and fly straight to your country to meet you. Thank God that the new President Elect, Barrack Obama whose keen interest is to call us back home soon."<br/>&nbsp;</em><br/>Regards<br/>Capt.IXXXX HXXXX"<br/><br/><br/><br/><h3><strong>"I want to buy your property. Please send sensitive information."</strong><br/></h3><strong>How the scam works</strong>: Someone contacts you remotely and proposes to buy or rent your property. They may ask for personal information that can be used to steal your identity or rob your bank account.<br/><br/><strong>Tip:</strong> Beware long-distance inquiries or requests for personal information.<br/><br/>Example email:<br/><em><br/>"I am interested in purchasing the property on 17 LXXXX Rd, CXXX HXXXX VXXXX CO XXXXX.Although the price is much "$4,000,000". But i will convince my client regarding the property is a Single Family Residential. I know he must like it. I will like to view the copy of the contract of sale. As you are the real owner for this property. I will like to view the contract of sale. So it can be checked for any irregularities. Once the contract is okay and has been given the thumbs up by my client. I can then contact you and make an offer accorden to your request or Advise. I look forward hearing from you<br/></em><br/><em>Sincerely, Mr. CXXXX KXXXX BXXXX<br/>7XXXX TXXXX bldg. 1-XX-XX HXXXX-IXXXX, TXXXX-XX ,<br/>Tokyo Japan."</em><br/><br/><br/><pagelink type="external" dest="https://plus.google.com/116010607353595760297/posts?rel=author" nofollow="false">By Diane Tuman</pagelink><br/></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Beware-of-Scams-and-Other-Internet-Fraud/4171/ 2014-02-24T23:01:00Z New Help Section http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/New-Help-Section/467867/ We'll be adding more information soon. Please check it out! <a href="http://www.zillow.com/help/">http://www.zillow.com/help/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Fri, 09 Nov 2012 02:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/New-Help-Section/467867/ 2012-11-09T02:15:00Z About Linking and Claiming Listings http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/About-Linking-and-Claiming-Listings/4269/ <wikipage><strong>What does "Claim this listing" mean?</strong><br/>In order for a Zillow profile and a listing to tie together, the e-mail addresses on both must match.&nbsp; When there is a match, it gives the agent access to make edits to the listing, allows for a link to the agent's profile to appear on the listing, and allows the listing to appear on the agent's profile.<br/>&nbsp; <br/>Claiming allows for this match to happen in case of an e-mail mismatch on a listing provided by a feed provider. <br/>&nbsp;<br/>The majority of listings on Zillow are syndicated by various listing feed providers.&nbsp; Some are directly from brokers and some come from third-party providers that work with agents and brokers.&nbsp; Often these listings provide an agent's e-mail address that is different from the one an agent might use on Zillow.&nbsp; In these cases, these listings will not automatically be matched with an agent's Zillow account, but an agent can use this feature to "claim" them.<br/><br/><strong>What does "Release claim of this listing" mean?</strong><br/>If you claim a listing by accident, you can use this action to return the listing to its previous state and owner.<br/><br/><strong>Can I claim any listing?</strong><br/>No. We only allow you to claim your listings that we receive by our feed providers.&nbsp; If another agent claims your listing(s) -- either accidentally or intentionally -- you will be notified.&nbsp; It is against Zillow Terms of Use and the Realtor Code of Conduct to misrepresent a listing.&nbsp; If you claim a listing accidentally, you can release the claim and it will return to the previous listing agent.<br/><br/><strong>Will claiming this listing by an agent cause it to disconnect from the feed updates?</strong><br/>No.&nbsp; An agent that claims the listing merely ensures that the listing is associated with his/her Zillow account and allows the agent to monitor their listings and ensure they appear in "My Zillow."&nbsp;&nbsp; The listing will continue to be updated automatically by the feed that provided it.<br/><br/><strong>What is a 'secondary e-mail address' option in my account settings?</strong><br/>All listings from our feed providers are matched to your account using the contact e-mail address provided in the feed.&nbsp; In some cases, an agent might use a different e-mail address for their account on Zillow than the address used by the feed provider.&nbsp; For example, the feed might use "agent at broker.com," while an agent uses "agent at gmail.com" for their Zillow account.<br/><br/>By adding "agent at broker.com" as your secondary e-mail address, we can ensure that all listings that match this address will automatically get assigned to your Zillow account.&nbsp; In this case, you will not need to claim your listings manually.<br/><br/><strong>Will my secondary e-mail be used to contact me?</strong><br/>No.&nbsp; It will only be used to locate and connect your listings.<br/><br/><strong>Is it necessary for me to claim each of my listings on Zillow?</strong> <br/>No. You only need to claim listings if there is an e-mail mismatch.&nbsp; As only as the e-mail address on your Zillow profile matches the e-mail address provided for your listings in the feed, the "claim" will automatically happen for you.&nbsp; <br/><br/><br/><pagelink type="external" dest="https://plus.google.com/116010607353595760297/posts?rel=author" nofollow="false">By Diane Tuman</pagelink></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/About-Linking-and-Claiming-Listings/4269/ 2012-10-12T21:07:00Z Most Popular Zillow Questions http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Most-Popular-Zillow-Questions/4159/ <wikipage><strong>Zestimates &amp; Comps</strong><br/><ul><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="What-is-a-Zestimate">What is a Zestimate?</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="What-is-a-Rent-Zestimate">What is a Rent Zestimate?</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="What's-the-Zillow-Home-Value-Index">What's the Zillow Home Value Index?</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="All-About-Comps">All About Comps</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Picking-the-Best-Comparables">Picking the Best Comps</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/howto/DataCoverageZestimateAccuracy.htm" nofollow="false">Data Coverage and Zestimate Accuracy</pagelink></li></ul><strong>Tools for Your House</strong><br/><ul><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Edit-Your-Home-Facts">Edit Your Home Facts</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Claim-Your-Home">Claim Your Home</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="About-Zillow-Home-Report-E-mail">Get Home Report E-mail</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="How-to-Save-a-Favorite">How to Save a Favorite<br/></pagelink></li></ul><strong>General FAQs</strong><br/><ul><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Valuation-Tools">Valuation Tools</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Home-Facts-Information">Home Facts</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Dueling-Digs-FAQs">Dueling Digs</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Posting-and-Make-Me-Move-Homes-on-Zillow">Posting Your Home for Sale and Make Me Move</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Maps-and-Search">Maps and Search</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="About-Zillow-Advice">Zillow Advice</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Zillow-Professional-Directory-FAQ">Zillow Directory</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Zillow-Profiles">Zillow Profiles</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="About-Broker-Feeds">Broker Feeds</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Contact-Information">Contact Information</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Privacy-and-Terms-of-Use">Privacy and Terms of Use</pagelink></li><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="System-Issues">Systems Issues</pagelink></li></ul></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 23 Aug 2012 20:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Most-Popular-Zillow-Questions/4159/ 2012-08-23T20:20:00Z About Zillow Home Report E-mail http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/About-Zillow-Home-Report-E-mail/4143/ <wikipage><strong>What is it?</strong><br/><br/>Zillow Home Report is a monthly e-mail that includes tons of great data about your favorite homes.<br/><br/><strong>Why sign up for it?</strong><br/><br/><ul><li>Stay up-to-date on how the value of your home, or any of your favorite homes, is changing.</li><li>Get the scoop on your local real estate market.</li><li>Keep current by tracking similar home sales, detailed valuations, and more.</li></ul><p><pagelink type="external" dest="https://plus.google.com/116010607353595760297/posts?rel=author" nofollow="false">By Diane Tuman</pagelink></p><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/static/images/hr2_fullReport.gif" nofollow="false">See sample Zillow Home Report</pagelink></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/About-Zillow-Home-Report-E-mail/4143/ 2015-01-09T18:21:00Z Valuation Tools http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Valuation-Tools/4144/ <wikipage><strong>What's a Zestimate value?</strong><br/><br/>The <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/how-much-is-my-home-worth/" nofollow="false">Zestimate home valuation</pagelink> is Zillow's estimated market value for a home, computed using a proprietary formula. It is not an appraisal. It is a starting point in determining a home's value. Read more about the <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="What-is-a-Zestimate">Zestimate</pagelink>.<br/><br/><strong>Why do you call the Zestimate "a starting point?"</strong><br/><br/>We think of it as just one piece of information for buyers, sellers, and owners. Most will refine it in conjunction with other information they have about the home, an appraisal, or a comparative market valuation from a real estate professional. The Zestimate is pulled from data; your real estate agent or appraiser physically inspects the home and takes special features, location, and market conditions into account. Variations in price also occur because of negotiating factors, closing costs, and timing of closing.<br/><br/><strong>Does every home in the U.S. have a Zestimate?</strong><br/><br/>Currently, we have data on more than 110 million U.S. homes, with Zestimates and Rent Zestimates on approximately 100 million of those homes.*&nbsp;<br/><br/><strong>My house doesn't have a Zestimate. What's up?</strong><br/><br/>It's because we do not have the house transaction history. This is likely because your house is in a "non-disclosure" state (Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming) where transactions are not publicly reported. We do have access to the home details and the tax assessed value, so we are showing you that information.<br/><br/>If the home is not in those states, it might be that we have the tax assessed value, market assessed value, or tax appraised value and home information from local public records, but we do not have sales transactions from our data providers for the area. <br/><br/><strong>How do you know the Zestimate is accurate? How accurate is it?</strong><br/><br/>The Zestimate is a starting point to help a consumer figure out the true value of a home. Our data shows us that the vast majority of Zestimates are within 10 percent of the selling price of the home. (See our <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/howto/DataCoverageZestimateAccuracy.htm" nofollow="false">Data Coverage and Zestimate Accuracy</pagelink> table to determine how accurate it is in your area.)<br/><br/><strong>What's the Value Range?</strong><br/><br/>The Value Range, which is related to the Zestimate, shows the high and low values of a home (e.g., Zestimate = $260,503; Value Range is $226,638 -- $307,394). The Value Range can vary in magnitude depending on our historical ability to estimate similar homes. A bigger range indicates less data or more volatility in the data. A smaller value range means we have lots of information to help compute the Zestimate and Value Range.<br/><br/><strong>What's the Zillow Home Value Index?</strong><br/><br/>The <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="What">Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI)</pagelink>, is the median <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="What-is-a-Zestimate">Zestimate</pagelink> for a given geographic area on a given day. <br/><br/><strong>I updated my home facts. Why didn't my Zestimate value change?</strong><br/><br/>Updates to your home facts will be factored into your home's Zestimate, but it may take some time before it's reflected on the site. However, your Zestimate may not change if the updates are not significant enough to impact the home's value. Also, if your home has characteristics that are unique in your area, we may not be able to factor them into the valuation. <br/><br/><strong>Could someone enter incorrect facts to purposely alter their Zestimate?</strong><br/><br/>Most people who claim their homes and update their home facts tend to be sellers, and we've found that sellers are motivated to be truthful. Potential buyers can easily check the facts by going to an open house, looking at the home's flyer, etc. In addition, this content can be flagged by anyone to be reviewed by our moderators.<br/><br/>* Zillow Internal, March 2013<br/><br/><pagelink type="external" dest="https://plus.google.com/116010607353595760297/posts?rel=author" nofollow="false">By Diane Tuman</pagelink></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Valuation-Tools/4144/ 2015-01-09T18:20:00Z All About Comps http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/All-About-Comps/4133/ <wikipage>At some point during a home buying or selling experience, you will come face-to-face with comps.<br/><br/>Comps, or comparables, are regarded as the single-best tool in determining a home's value. They contrast criteria from recently-sold properties in a neighborhood, such as sale price, age of house, size, and square footage. Real estate agents use comps to prepare a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) for their clients. Zillow also identifies nearby similar sales of homes and uses that information to help calculate the <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="What-is-a-Zestimate">Zestimate</pagelink> for homes.<br/><br/><strong>Similar recently-sold homes on Zillow</strong><br/><br/>Every address has a set of nearby recently-sold homes. Since these homes might not exactly match yours, we make adjustments for any differences when we calculate the Zestimate. For example, there might be a recently-sold home nearby just like yours, but it has one more bedroom. Therefore, that house would probably be valued higher; we adjust for this in computing your home's Zestimate. Ditto for the square footage, etc. <br/><br/><strong>How a home stacks up</strong><br/><br/>Cost per square foot is an important measure in determining a home's value relative to a set of comparable homes. For example, if your home's value per square foot is $216 and the average per square foot of nearby similar recently sold homes is $291, this will indicate your home is valued less per square foot than nearby similar homes. <br/><br/>And, if you go by real estate conventional wisdom, the mantra has been: Buy the least expensive home in the best neighborhood because the opportunity for appreciation is much greater. <br/><br/><strong>View nearby similar sales:<br/><br/></strong>1.Go to your home details page and click on "Similar Homes for Sale." This page will map and list homes that recently sold near yours that we think are similar. You can click on each of the homes to get a closer look. <br/><br/>2. From your home details page, click "Edit" to update your home facts and if the changes are big enough, a different set of similar homes for sale could be shown.<br/><br/>For more information about comps, read <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Picking-the-Best-Comparables">Picking the Best Comps</pagelink>.<br/><br/><pagelink type="external" dest="https://plus.google.com/116010607353595760297/posts?rel=author" nofollow="true">By Diane Tuman</pagelink></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/All-About-Comps/4133/ 2015-01-09T18:05:00Z Picking the Best Comparables http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Picking-the-Best-Comparables/4134/ <wikipage>Buyers never want to pay too much, and sellers don't want to leave money on the table. So, what to do? In the words of real estate professionals, you "pull some comps."<br/><br/>Comparables are recently-sold properties in a neighborhood that are similar to your home in size, age of home, location and other amenities. Real estate agents use comparables to determine selling price and appraisers use them to determine home value. To find comps, enter your address in <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="http://www.zillow.com" nofollow="false">Zillow's search</pagelink> and filter for "recently sold."<br/><br/>Here are 5 tips for choosing the best comps for your home. <br/><br/><strong>1. Location, location, location</strong><br/><br/>First, make sure your <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Edit-Your-Home-Facts">home facts are updated</pagelink>. Then, select comps -- homes comparable to yours -- as close to your address as possible. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, a comp within a block or two of yours might not be a good comp because it sits higher on the hill, and has phenomenal views, or it's closer to a main arterial or freeway. Likewise, a house similar to yours could be a mile away, but still is part of the same market area since neighborhoods are not always carved out in neat, rectangular-shaped boundaries. This is a good comp, even though it's farther away.<br/><br/>Also, ideally, homes in developments should be compared against comps from the same development since these homes were all built together at a specific time, by the same builder/developer.<br/><br/><strong>2. How many comps?</strong><br/><br/>You can choose up to 10 comps or as few as 2-3 to get a new estimate for your home. <br/><br/><strong>3. Select recent sales</strong><br/><br/>Ideally, the most recently sold homes will have the strongest bearing on what your home will bring, but in slower markets, you might not have that luxury. Rule of thumb: Getting recently sold homes from the previous 3-4 months is ideal, but if not, then look back 6-8 months. In some cases, transactions that occurred two years ago are still considered comparable.<br/><br/><strong>4. Price per square foot</strong><br/><br/>Price per square foot is a time-honored method of real estate valuation. However, it doesn't account for a choice location, a move-in-ready home or personal criteria. You should also factor in how the property was measured and whether the square footage includes the garage or other detached buildings on the property.<br/><br/><strong>5. Fuzzy stuff</strong><br/><br/>You have your data, you've compared the numbers, but here come the individual characteristics. These things are more difficult to quantify, but could boost or detract from a home's value. In order to be comparing apples to apples, you need to consider these "soft" features when pulling together your comp list. For example, consider:<br/><br/><ul><li>Curb appeal -- The house sits on the "nice" side of the street; it's neatly landscaped and has sidewalks.</li><li>Condition of exterior -- Visually make notes of the condition of the roof, paint, chimney, driveway, fences, etc.</li><li>Nearby amenities -- Walking distance to cafes, shops and restaurants</li><li>Neighborhood -- Is the house well-kept but all others around it falling apart?</li><li>Traffic/noise -- Is it located on a busy street or near a noisy freeway?</li><li>Schools -- Is it in a good school district? Whether you have kids or not, owning a home in a top school district adds tremendous value to a home.</li></ul>The work you do here will go a long way in determining the fair market value of a home.<br/><br/>&nbsp;<pagelink type="external" dest="https://plus.google.com/116010607353595760297/posts?rel=author" nofollow="false">By Diane Tuman</pagelink></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Picking-the-Best-Comparables/4134/ 2015-01-09T18:05:00Z Zillow Professional Directory FAQ http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-Professional-Directory-FAQ/4152/ <wikipage><strong>How do I join the directory?</strong><br/>By registering on Zillow, you're automatically added to the <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/directory/" nofollow="false">Zillow Professional Directory</pagelink>. Another way to join is to click the "Join the directory" link in the Tools section, located on the left-hand side of all pages in the directory.<br/><br/><strong>Is the directory only for real estate professionals?</strong><br/>Primarily, the directory is for consumers to find real estate professionals on Zillow. But anyone who has a profile on Zillow can be found in the directory.<br/><br/><strong>How do I get to be listed in the top of the directory?</strong><br/>Search results are based on relevancy, but you can fine-tune the results by sorting by specific categories such as location, experience, contributions, ratings, and more. Also, the more active you are on Zillow, the more likely you will be listed higher in the sort order. <br/><br/><strong>How do I search the directory?</strong><br/>The easiest way to find people in the directory is by using the search boxes at the top of the directory pages. Just enter a keyword ("plumber," "contractor," etc.) and/or a name ("Joe Smith"), and then enter a location if you're looking for someone in a specific city or neighborhood ("Woodland Hills, CA"). Then click "Go."<br/><pagelink type="external" dest="https://plus.google.com/116010607353595760297/posts?rel=author" nofollow="false">By Diane Tuman</pagelink></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-Professional-Directory-FAQ/4152/ 2015-01-09T18:02:00Z About Broker Feeds http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/About-Broker-Feeds/4158/ <wikipage><strong>What are broker feeds?</strong><br/>On Zillow, it is when a broker provides a special URL to Zillow in order to "feed," or transmit the brokerage's home listings from the brokerage company's database so they automatically appear on Zillow's Web site.<br/><br/><strong>Why should a broker do that?</strong><br/>Watch the video above to learn all the reasons you would want to set up a feed, but the No. 1 reason is to get exposure for your listings. Zillow is one of the most-visited real estate Web sites and more than half of our users are actively looking to buy or sell a home -- or plan to in the next 1-2 years.<br/><br/><strong>What does it cost?<br/></strong>Nothing. It's free to set up a broker feed on Zillow. For each listing, you can add unlimited photos, including contact information, links to virtual tours, open house information, and more.<br/><br/><strong>Is setting up a feed the best way for me to get my listings on the site?</strong><br/>That depends on how many listings you have and what type of technical resources you have access to. If you have 50 or more listings and can submit them to us in XML, a feed is your best option. If you have fewer listings than this, <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/postings/Postings.htm" nofollow="false">manually posting them to the site</pagelink> or using a syndication service may be a better solution. Watch the video below that explains the posting options and processes. More questions about broker feeds? Read our <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/feeds/Feeds.htm" nofollow="false">listings feed overview</pagelink>.<br/><br/><pagelink type="external" dest="https://plus.google.com/116010607353595760297/posts?rel=author" nofollow="false">By Diane Tuman</pagelink><br/><br/></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/About-Broker-Feeds/4158/ 2015-01-09T18:01:00Z Zillow Profiles http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-Profiles/4153/ <wikipage><strong>What are <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/myzillow/Profile.htm" nofollow="false">Zillow profiles</pagelink>?</strong><br/>A Zillow profile is a page on Zillow about you; it's where you tell others about yourself.&nbsp; You can add a photo, contact information, a description of yourself and links to your Web site, blog and your pages on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Also, all of the contributions you make on Zillow will link directly to your profile. <br/><br/><strong>How can I update my profile?</strong><br/>You can access your profile through My Zillow. Just click on Profile, then click "Edit" in each of the respective sections: Contact Information, Professional Information, or About Me. You can also see your Zillow activity on your profile page, such as homes you post for sale, questions and answers you write, and photos you post. <br/><br/><strong>Can I delete my profile?</strong><br/>Sorry, you cannot delete your profile. However, to display only the minimum amount of information required, do not fill out the Contact Information and About Me sections of your profile (or delete the information in these sections if you've already added it).<br/><br/><strong>I see a profile that contains objectionable content. What do I do?</strong><br/>Please click the "Flag content" link on the profile, and Zillow Customer Support will review it.<br/><br/><strong>Who can create a profile on Zillow?</strong><br/>Anyone can create a profile -- whether you're a buyer, seller, agent, homeowner, or real estate professional. Basically, anyone involved in real estate on a personal or professional level can create a profile.<br/><br/><strong>Who can see my profile?</strong><br/>Anyone can see your profile. Your profile has a public view -- the version everyone else sees -- and a private view, which is your administrative view. To see your profile's public view, go to <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/myzillow/Profile.htm" nofollow="false">My Zillow</pagelink>, then click Profile, then click "See public view" at the top of your profile page.<br/><br/><strong>Where will my profile appear?</strong><br/>Your screen name and a link to your profile -- and a photo of yourself, if you added one -- will appear anywhere on the Zillow site where you make a contribution, including <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/advice/" nofollow="false">Zillow Advice</pagelink>, or in the local sections, if you added photos.<br/><br/><pagelink type="external" dest="https://plus.google.com/116010607353595760297/posts?rel=author" nofollow="false">By Diane Tuman</pagelink></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 09 Jan 2015 17:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-Profiles/4153/ 2015-01-09T17:58:00Z Review Guidelines http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Review-Guidelines/4282/ <wikipage><p>We welcome and encourage you to participate in the Zillow real estate professional ratings and reviews platform. Please respect the following guidelines, as well as Zillow's <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm" nofollow="false">Good Neighbor Policy</pagelink>.</p><p>Do not submit reviews that include any of the following:</p><ul><li>Foul or inappropriate language</li><li>Information that is not relevant within the context of the Zillow website</li><li>Information that is not relevant within the context of the services provided by the professional</li><li>Personal attacks and/or offensive comments</li><li>Spam</li></ul><p>If we feel that a submission does not comply with our guidelines and policies, or is generally inappropriate, off-topic or lacks an appropriate level of detail, it will not be posted on the Zillow website.</p><p>We also reserve the right to withhold submissions where suspicious activity or potential conflicts of interest could be present, such as, but not limited to:</p><ul><li>Reviews from family members</li><li>Reviews from employees of same company as the Reviewee, even if employee was an actual client</li><li>Invalid email address, including use of "disposable" addresses</li><li>Unusually high number of submissions by one user</li><li>Unusually high number of reviews for a professional</li></ul><p>If Zillow determines that you are enabling the posting of fraudulent reviews or reviews that are not submitted directly to Zillow by a client, or otherwise in violation of these Review Guidelines, Zillow reserves the right to disable your account and terminate any associated advertising programs.</p></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Review-Guidelines/4282/ 2014-12-16T22:35:00Z Lender Reviews and Ratings FAQ http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lender-Reviews-and-Ratings-FAQ/4355/ <wikipage><p>Reviews and Ratings FAQ</p><br/><h2>What are real estate professional reviews and ratings?</h2><p>It is when former, potential or existing clients of real estate professionals can write a review and rate real estate pros on Zillow.</p><h2>Why are you offering this service?</h2><p>Zillow's goal has always been to empower consumers with information and tools to make smart decisions about homes, real estate and mortgages. We feel reviews and ratings of real estate professionals - real estate agents, lenders and others -- can be a useful tool to help consumers make a more informed choice about the real estate pro they want to use.</p><h2>As a real estate pro, why would I want a client to review and rate me?</h2><p>Think of it as getting an endorsement or a referral. Great real estate professionals will flourish with this feature and are sure to grow their business. It is also a great way to differentiate yourself from your competition. If potential clients see a lot of reviews on your professional Zillow profile they will have greater trust and recognition with your brand.</p><h2>How can I get a client to review and rate me?</h2><p>There are three easy ways. First, sign into your Zillow account, go to your profile and select <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/reviews/request/" nofollow="false">"Request a review."</pagelink> This will open up our review request <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/reviews/request/" nofollow="false">tool</pagelink> which will allow you to send requests for reviews and keep track of these requests. A form will appear where you can ask for reviews three ways:</p><ol><li>Email individual clients with a link to a review form on Zillow. To streamline this process, you can pre-populate the form with the address of the home you worked on.</li><li>Email multiple clients using one general form (up to 50 email addresses allowed per day). Each of your clients will get an email from you, with a link to the review request form.</li><li>Send a client a direct link to your review form. Cut and paste the URL that goes directly to a review form for you.</li></ol><p>Past or present clients can also find you organically in our <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/directory/Eastsound-WA/mortgage-lenders/" nofollow="false">directory</pagelink> by searching for you by company name or first and last name. There is a "Write a Review" link on your profile that clients can click on to submit a review for you.</p><p>It is important to note that a consumer will be prompted to register for a Zillow account after they submit a review for you if they are not already signed into one. A submitted review is not sent to our moderation team if the client does not sign in or register for a Zillow account.</p><h2>What if I don't want to be reviewed or rated on Zillow?</h2><p>You have that choice. Only real estate professionals with Zillow profiles can be rated and reviewed, so if you don't want to be reviewed, you can remove your Zillow profile. This will remove all reviews and your presence from Zillow. For lenders who quote on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, this will also remove any prior loan quotes. We highly encourage you to allow reviews and ratings of your service so potential clients can learn about you, which could lead to more business.</p><h2>How does the review and rating system work?</h2><p>Reviewers can enter remarks about a real estate professional in a free-form review box. Reviewers can also rate real estate pros on several criteria. Ratings run on a scale of 1 to 5, indicating how likely a consumer is to recommend a real estate pro with 5 "very likely" and 1 "very unlikely." A pro's overall rating is then calculated. The ratings and reviews appear on the professional's profile.</p><h2>Can anyone write a review?</h2><p>Only clients who have communicated or worked with a real estate pro can write a review and submit a rating on that pro. Reviewers must register and create a profile on Zillow, then indicate the service the professional provided by selecting from a number of options like "closed a purchase loan" or "helped me buy a home."</p><p>Please do not solicit reviews from other professionals that you have worked with. We will only accept reviews from other professionals if they worked with you on a personal transaction.&nbsp;</p><h2>Are these reviews moderated before they are posted?</h2><p>Absolutely. A dedicated team of specially trained moderators evaluate all reviews before they are published. Reviews must adhere to <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm" nofollow="false">Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy</pagelink> and <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="review-guidelines">Review Guidelines</pagelink>, which means all contributed content must be respectful and appropriate. Content that we feel is inappropriate, off-topic, or not useful will not be published.</p><p>Once a consumer submits a review for you, it can take up to 7 business days to moderate a review. However, moderation time can be longer if our moderation team has questions or concerns for the reviewer or if the review does not mean our <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="review-guidelines">guidelines</pagelink> and is rejected.</p><h2>Will I be alerted when someone reviews me?</h2><p>Yes, as soon as a review is published on Zillow, you will receive an email notification. You then have the option to respond to the review, if you want. The email will also include links to Facebook and Twitter so you can share your review.</p><h2>Will I know who has reviewed me?</h2><p>When you receive an email notifying you of a review, you can see the username and profile of the person who has reviewed you, and information about the property.</p><h2>What if I don't like my review? Can I delete my reviews?</h2><p>Reviews cannot be individually deleted; however, real estate pros have the opportunity to respond to any review published. If you feel a review does not meet our review guidelines or any of our other applicable policies, the review can be flagged for re-moderation. At any time, pros can opt out of being rated by deleting their Zillow profile. This will remove all reviews and presence from Zillow including loan quotes on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace.</p><h2>Can I dispute my review? It's totally bogus!</h2><p>Pros can respond publically on the site to any review they receive. Additionally, reviews can be flagged for Zillow to re-moderate.</p><h2>What happens after I flag a review?</h2><p>After you flag a review it is re-moderated by our customer service team, who may then contact you and/or the reviewer for more information.</p></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lender-Reviews-and-Ratings-FAQ/4355/ 2014-11-14T18:55:00Z Zillow Refer-an-Agent Program Terms and Conditions http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-Refer-an-Agent-Program-Terms-and-Conditions/4274/ <wikipage>ZILLOW "REFER-AN-AGENT" PROGRAM TERMS &amp; CONDITIONS<br/><br/>Please read these Terms and Conditions (the "Terms") before participating in the Zillow "Refer-An-Agent" Program (the "Program"). By participating in the Program, you agree to be bound by these Terms and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.<br/><br/><strong>Eligibility:</strong> The Program is open only to: (A) current Zillow Premier Agents who are currently subscribed to a Premier Platinum plan (a "Premier Agent"), who purchased their Premier Agent plan through a Zillow inside sales consultant or via self-serve on the Zillow website, and who have a Zillow account paid up and in good standing; and (B) current lenders on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace (each, a "ZMM Lender") who have either: (i) provided a loan quote on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace within the last thirty (30) days; or (ii) have had funds in their Zillow lender account within the last thirty (30) days. For purposes of these Terms, an individual who is a Premier Agent and/or a ZMM Lender shall be a "Zillow Client." Zillow employees' immediate family members, and/or those living in the same household as a Zillow employee, are not eligible.<br/><br/><strong>Definition of Referral</strong>:&nbsp; A "Referral" shall be any real estate agent who purchases a Premier Platinum plan for a minimum of two (2) months under which the agent spends a minimum of $50 per month; and (a) if purchased through a Zillow inside sales consultant, provides to the Zillow inside sales consultant (at the time of purchase) the name of a Zillow Client that referred the real estate agent to Zillow, or, (b) if purchased via self-serve on the Zillow website, sends an email including the purchasing agent's name, the plan purchased, the date of such purchase and the name of the Zillow Client that referred the real estate agent to Zillow to refer@zillow.com within 24 hours of the purchase. If a Referral purchases a Zillow Premier Agent Platinum subscription for a minimum of twelve (12) months, the Referral will receive a twenty-five percent (25%) discount off of the standard rate for the initial term of such plan. <br/><br/><strong>Exclusions:</strong> Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Referral will not include an individual who: (i) has been a Premier Agent at any time in the past; (ii) has been contacted by a Zillow sales representative within two (2) weeks prior to filling out the Lead Form; or (iii) has been on a Zillow Premier Agent waitlist at any time in the past.<br/><br/><strong>Referral Bonus:</strong> In return for the first three (3) Referrals provided to Zillow by a Zillow Client during a calendar year, Zillow will provide the Zillow Client with an Amazon.com Gift Card (a "Gift Card") valued at one hundred dollars ($100) for each Referral. In return for the fourth Referral on during the same calendar year, a Zillow Client will receive a Gift Card valued at one-hundred and fifty dollars ($150) for each Referral. Gift Cards will be sent to the email address associated with the Zillow Client's account on Zillow.<br/><br/>There is no limit to the number of Referrals that a Zillow Client may provide. Zillow Clients are prohibited from selling or offering to sell their Gift Cards. Zillow reserves the right to substitute compensation of equal or greater value in its sole discretion.<br/><br/><strong>Gift Cards:</strong> Gift Cards are subject to the Amazon.com Gift Card Terms and Conditions, located at: <pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=3122091" nofollow="true">http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=3122091</pagelink> (the "Amazon.com Terms"). Gift Cards may only be redeemed toward the purchase of eligible products on <pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.amazon.com" nofollow="true">www.amazon.com</pagelink> and certain affiliated websites, as provided in the Amazon.com Terms. Gift Cards cannot be reloaded, resold, transferred for value or redeemed for cash, except to the extent required by law. &nbsp;Zillow will provide each Zillow Client's email address to Amazon.com, Inc. ("Amazon.com") for the sole purpose of Amazon.com emailing the Gift cards.<br/><br/><strong>Taxes</strong>: All federal, state and local taxes payable with respect to Zillow Clients' receipt of Gift Cards under the Program are the sole responsibility of recipient Zillow Clients. By participating in the Program, Zillow Clients providing Referrals hereunder agree to provide Zillow with all required documentation necessary for tax reporting purposes. Without limitation, each Zillow Client who provides more than four (4) Referrals in a calendar year will be required to provide Zillow with a completed Form W-9 prior to receiving a Gift Card for their fourth (4th) Referral or any other Referral thereafter.<br/><br/><strong>Payment Terms:</strong> Zillow will provide each Zillow Client with their Gift Card within a reasonable time after the date on which the corresponding Referral has been a Zillow Client, fully paid and in good standing, for two (2) months. For purposes of clarity, a Zillow Client will not receive a Gift Card for any Referral who: (i) cancels their Zillow Premier Agent plan before paying Zillow for two (2) months; or (ii) is not otherwise in good standing on Zillow. Furthermore, Zillow reserves the right not to provide a Gift Card to any Zillow Client who is not in good standing on Zillow.<br/><br/><strong>Changes to Terms</strong>: Zillow may amend, suspend or terminate the Program at any time, with or without notice to participating Zillow Clients. Zillow's sole liability following any such termination shall be to provide Gift Cards to Zillow Clients who made qualifying Referrals prior to the termination of the Program.<br/><br/><strong>General</strong>: By participating in the Program, each Zillow Client agrees to these Terms and waives, and releases Zillow and Zillow's parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Program, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from, all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Program or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the compensation (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. Any provision of these Terms deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Terms will remain in effect. The Program and these Terms will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Washington.<br/><br/>&bull; Last edited January 2014<br/><pagelink type="external" dest="https://plus.google.com/116010607353595760297/posts?rel=author" nofollow="false">By Diane Tuman</pagelink></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-Refer-an-Agent-Program-Terms-and-Conditions/4274/ 2014-09-29T17:48:00Z How to Post to Craigslist from Zillow http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-Post-to-Craigslist-from-Zillow/4305/ <wikipage><pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.postlets.com" nofollow="true">Postlets</pagelink>, <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <m:mathPr> <m:mathFont m:val="Cambria Math"/> <m:brkBin m:val="before"/> <m:brkBinSub m:val="&#45;-"/> <m:smallFrac m:val="off"/> <m:dispDef/> <m:lMargin m:val="0"/> <m:rMargin m:val="0"/> <m:defJc m:val="centerGroup"/> <m:wrapIndent m:val="1440"/> <m:intLim m:val="subSup"/> <m:naryLim m:val="undOvr"/> </m:mathPr></w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]-->a Zillow company, is the free tool to post listings on the Zillow Rental Network and to distribute listings to our syndication partners. Additionally, you can create a Craigslist ad in just a few clicks. <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]><style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-style-parent:""; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";}</style><![endif]--><br/><ul><li><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <m:mathPr> <m:mathFont m:val="Cambria Math"/> <m:brkBin m:val="before"/> <m:brkBinSub m:val="&#45;-"/> <m:smallFrac m:val="off"/> <m:dispDef/> <m:lMargin m:val="0"/> <m:rMargin m:val="0"/> <m:defJc m:val="centerGroup"/> <m:wrapIndent m:val="1440"/> <m:intLim m:val="subSup"/> <m:naryLim m:val="undOvr"/> </m:mathPr></w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]-->Create a Postlets listing at Postlets.com, on the Postlets app or by going to Zillow.com / Post a rental for free</li><li>Activate your Postlet</li><li>Click the "Post to Craigslist" button on the "Promote Postlet" tab</li><li>Manually copy and paste the provided HTML in the posting description</li><li>Upload photos with the Craigslist photo viewer</li><li>Continue using the standard Craigslist posting process</li></ul><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings></xml><![endif]--><strong>Why should I use Postlets to advertise my listings on Craigslist?</strong><p class="MsoNormal">Postlets creates the HTML code for you, so you get a professionally formatted Craigslist ad without the technical expertise.&nbsp; By using Postlets your listing will also be seen on Zillow, Yahoo!, HotPads, AOL Real Estate, MSN Real Estate, HGTV's FrontDoor and all of the other Zillow partners giving your listing more exposure.&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong>What does it cost to post a rental listing on Craigslist via Postlets?</strong></p><p class="MsoNormal">Nothing. It's free!</p></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-Post-to-Craigslist-from-Zillow/4305/ 2014-08-26T23:31:00Z Agent Reviews and Ratings FAQ http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Agent-Reviews-and-Ratings-FAQ/4283/ <wikipage><strong>What are agent reviews and ratings?</strong><br/>It is when former, potential or existing clients of real estate agents can write a review and rate agents on Zillow.<br/><br/><strong>Why are you offering this service?</strong><br/>We get more than 70 million* visitors every month, and many have not yet found a real estate agent.&nbsp; Since Zillow's goal has always been to empower consumers with information about real estate, we feel reviews and ratings of local agents can be an incredibly useful tool to help consumers choose an agent.<br/><br/><strong>As an agent, why would I want a client to review and rate me?</strong><br/>Think of it as getting an endorsement or a referral. Great agents will flourish with this feature and are sure to grow their business.<br/><br/><strong>How can I get a client to review and rate me?</strong><br/><br/>There are three easy ways. First, sign into your Zillow account, <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/myzillow/Profile.htm" nofollow="false">go to your Zillow Profile</pagelink> and select "Request a review." A form will appear where you can ask for reviews three ways:<br/><br/>o&nbsp;&nbsp; Email individual clients with a link to a review form on Zillow. To streamline this process, you can pre-populate the form with the address of the home you helped them buy or sell, and fill in the service you provided (buyer's agent, seller's agent, etc).<br/><br/>o&nbsp;&nbsp; Email multiple clients using one general form (up to 50 email addresses allowed per day). Each of your clients will get an email from you, with a link to the agent review request form.<br/><br/>o&nbsp;&nbsp; Send a client a direct link to your review form. Cut and paste the URL that goes directly to a review for you.<br/><br/><strong>What if I don't want to be reviewed or rated on Zillow?</strong><br/>You have that choice. Only agents with Zillow Profiles can be rated and reviewed, so if you don't want to be reviewed, you can remove your Zillow profile. But, we highly encourage you to allow reviews and ratings of your services so potential clients can learn about you, which could lead to more business.<br/><br/><strong>How does the review and rating system work?&nbsp;</strong> <br/>Reviewers can enter remarks about an agent in a free-form review box. Reviewers can also rate the agent on several criteria: local knowledge, process expertise, responsiveness, and negotiation skills. Ratings run on a scale of 1 to 5, indicating how likely a consumer is to recommend an agent with 5 "very likely" and 1 "very unlikely." An agent's overall rating is then calculated by averaging the "likelihood to recommend" rating with the 4 sub-ratings (local knowledge, process expertise, responsiveness, and negotiation skills). The ratings and reviews appear on the agent's profile.<br/><br/><strong>Can anyone write a review?</strong><br/>Only buyers and sellers who have communicated, or worked with an agent can write a review and submit a rating on that agent. Note that we do provide a Service Provided category for "Never responded to my inquiry" for cases where a Reviewer contacts an agent but does not receive a response. So, reviews may be left for cases of "attempted contact". Reviewers must register and create a profile on Zillow, then indicate the appropriate "Service Provided" option: the agent helped them buy or sell a home, or both, they shopped but didn't buy, listed but didn't sell, etc. A review cannot be submitted for an agent "on the other side" of the transaction. For example, we would not permit a review from a home buyer left for the agent representing the home seller. Zillow will determine whether such a relationship exists at our discretion and based solely on information contained in the review itself, or upon subsequent requests for clarification from the Reviewer, where we deem such clarification necessary.<br/><br/><strong>Are these reviews moderated before they are posted?</strong><br/>Absolutely. A dedicated team of specially trained moderators will evaluate all reviews before they are published. Reviews must adhere to Zillow's <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm" nofollow="false">Good Neighbor Policy</pagelink> and <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Review-Guidelines">Review Guidelines</pagelink>, which means all contributed content must be respectful and appropriate. Content that we feel is inappropriate, off-topic, or not useful will not be published.<br/><br/><strong>As an agent, will I be alerted when someone reviews me?</strong><br/>Yes, as soon as a review is published on Zillow, agents will receive an email notification. Agents then have the option to respond to the review if they so choose. The email will also include links to Facebook and Twitter so you can share your review.<br/><br/><strong>Will I know who has reviewed me?</strong><br/>When you receive an email notifying you of a review, you can see the username and profile of the person who has reviewed you, and, if provided, the address where the service was provided and the approximate sale price, if a home was bought and sold, as well as the year the transaction took place.<br/><br/><strong>What if I don't like my review? Can I delete my reviews?</strong><br/>Reviews cannot be individually deleted; however, agents have the opportunity to respond to any reviews published.&nbsp; If an agent feels a review does not meet our review guidelines or any of our other applicable policies, the review can be flagged for re-moderation by Zillow's moderators. At any time, agents can opt out of being rated by deleting their Zillow profile. This will remove all reviews and presence from Zillow.<br/><br/><strong>Can I dispute my review? It's totally bogus!</strong><br/>Agents can respond publicly on the site to any review they receive. Additionally, reviews can be flagged for Zillow to re-moderate.<br/><br/><strong>What happens after I flag a review? Will Zillow contact me?</strong><br/>After you flag a review it is re-moderated by our customer service team, who may then contact you for more information.<br/><br/><strong>Do you offer ratings of other real estate professionals?</strong><br/>Yes. We have more than 64,000 reviews* for lenders on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace. Our analysis shows that lenders with reviews get substantially more contacts as opposed to those without reviews. Also, lenders with high ratings (4-5 stars) get twice as many contacts.<br/><br/><strong>As an agent, can I rate other agents that I have worked with?</strong><br/>No, only buyers and sellers who have who have communicated, or worked with an agent can participate.<br/><br/>* Source: Google Analytics, January 2014. Includes Web and mobile unique users.</wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Agent-Reviews-and-Ratings-FAQ/4283/ 2014-02-18T18:50:00Z Zillow Timeline http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-Timeline/4258/ <wikipage><div style="text-align: left;"><h2 style="text-align: center;">--- 2014 ---<br/></h2><div style="text-align: left;"><strong>February 12<br/></strong>Zillow reports a breakaway year in 2013, with strong fourth quarter results, with record revenue, traffic, and mobile usage.&nbsp;<strong><br/><br/></strong><strong>January 22</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2014-01-15/zillow-powering-aol-real-estate/" nofollow="false">Zillow h</pagelink>osts HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan for a Town Hall meeting on minorities and housing.<strong><br/><br/>January 15</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2014-01-15/zillow-powering-aol-real-estate/" nofollow="false">Zillow partners with AOL Real Estate</pagelink>&nbsp;to provide home shoppers on AOL for-sale, for-rent and pre-market listings as well as Zestimate and Rent Zestimate information.&nbsp;<br/><br/><h2 style="text-align: center;">--- 2013 ---<br/></h2><p><strong>December 23</strong><br/>Home shoppers spent more than <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2013-12-23/zillow-mobile-2013-year-in-review/" nofollow="false">5 billion minutes on Zillow apps, alone, in 2013</pagelink>, making 2013 a record year for mobile usage.&nbsp;<br/><strong><br/>December 11</strong><br/>Zillow named among <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2013-12-11/zillow-among-best-places-to-work/" nofollow="false">best places to work by Glassdoor</pagelink>.<strong><br/><br/>November 17</strong><br/>Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff named the <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2013-11-17/zillow-ceo-spencer-rascoff-named-national-entrepreneur-of-the-year/" nofollow="false">EY National National Entrepreneur of the Year</pagelink><pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.ey.com/US/en/About-us/Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneur-Of-The-Year/US_EOY_2013_Services" nofollow="false">&trade; 2013 Services Award</pagelink>.<strong><br/><br/>November 5</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2013-11-05/zillow-reports-record-q3-results/" nofollow="false">Zillow reports record Q3 results</pagelink>, with record revenue, quarterly and all-time traffic.&nbsp;<br/><br/><strong>October 9</strong><br/>Zillow <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2013-10-09/zillow-opens-new-lincoln-ne-office-and-is-hiring/" nofollow="false">opens a new office in Lincoln, NE</pagelink>, to house&nbsp;<pagelink type="external" dest="http://mortech.com/" nofollow="false">Mortech&reg;</pagelink>,&nbsp;a company Zillow acquired November 2012.<br/><br/><strong>August 19&nbsp;</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-08-19/zillow-to-acquire-streeteasy-new-yorks-leading-real-estate-website/" nofollow="false">Zillow announces agreement to acquire StreetEasy</pagelink>, New York City's leading real estate website.&nbsp;<br/><br/><strong>August 7</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-08-07/you-asked-the-president-answered-obama-talks-gse-reform-refinancing-with-zillow/" nofollow="false">Zillow hosted President Barack Obama in an online event</pagelink> moderated by Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff, in which Obama responded to housing questions asked by consumers. &nbsp;<br/><strong><br/>August 2<br/></strong>Zillow Real Estate Android App <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-08-02/zillow-app-named-editors-choice-by-google-play-store/" nofollow="false">named an "Editor's Choice" by the Google Play Store</pagelink>.&nbsp;<br/><strong><br/>June 17<br/></strong>Zillow's latest TV spot, called "Long Distance," <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-06-17/check-out-our-new-zillow-tv-spot/" nofollow="false">begins running nationwide</pagelink>.<strong><br/><br/>June 7<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-06-07/new-zillow-mortgage-education-center/" nofollow="false">Zillow launches the Mortgage Education Center</pagelink>, which provides articles on everything from the basics of borrowing to underwater financing.&nbsp;<br/><strong><br/>May 30</strong><br/>Zillow's mortgage app is the first to <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-05-30/zillow-mortgage-marketplace-app-first-to-quote-government-backed-refis-for-underwater-borrowers/" nofollow="false">include rates from government-backed refinancing programs for underwater homeowners</pagelink>.&nbsp;<br/><strong><br/>May 7</strong><br/>Zillow reports <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-05-07/zillow-announces-record-first-quarter-results/" nofollow="false">record traffic and revenue in the first quarter results of 2013</pagelink>.&nbsp;<br/><br/><strong>April 30&nbsp;</strong><br/>Zillow sweeps the real estate category in the 17th Annual Webby Awards, <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-04-30/zillow-sweeps-real-estate-category-in-17th-annual-webby-awards/" nofollow="false">winning the People's Voice Award and the overall Webby Award in the Real Estate category</pagelink>.&nbsp;<br/><br/><strong>April 24&nbsp;</strong><br/>Zillow announces that it will be the first company <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-04-24/zillow-to-take-questions-via-twitter-facebook-during-q1-earnings-call/" nofollow="false">planning to take questions via social media</pagelink> during its earning call May 7.<br/><strong><br/>April 18&nbsp;</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-04-19/mortgage-accessibility-meeting-housing-demand-among-top-priorities-for-housing-experts/" nofollow="false">Zillow produces the Forum on the Future of Housing</pagelink> along with the American Action Forum and Progressive Policy Institute in Washington D.C.&nbsp;<br/><br/><strong>March 26</strong><br/>Zillow releases Spanish-language <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-03-26/zillow-rentals-app-now-available-in-spanish/" nofollow="false">Zillow Rentals Android App</pagelink>.<br/><br/><strong>February 28</strong><br/>Zillow opens <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-02-28/zillow-comes-to-san-francisco/" nofollow="false">brand-new offices in San Francisco</pagelink>. <strong><br/></strong></p><p><strong>February 20<br/></strong>Zillow launches <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-02-20/launched-today-zillow-rentals-on-ipad/" nofollow="false">Zillow Rentals for iPad</pagelink>.</p><p><strong>February 13</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-02-13/zillow-powering-real-estate-information-for-google-now-search/" nofollow="false">Google Now integrates Zillow real estate information</pagelink>.</p><strong>February 13<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-02-13/zillow-announces-record-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2012-results/" nofollow="false">Zillow announces record fourth quarter results</pagelink> and full year 2012.<strong><br/><br/>February 8</strong><br/>Zillow celebrates <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-02-08/happy-7th-birthday-zillow/" nofollow="false">its 7th birthday</pagelink><strong><br/><br/>February 5</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-02-05/zillow-launches-zillow-digs-a-new-home-improvement-marketplace/" nofollow="false">Zillow Digs&trade;</pagelink>&nbsp;-- a home improvement and design marketplace, launches.<br/><h2 style="text-align: center;">--- 2012 ---</h2><p><strong>December 19<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-12-19/zillow-named-among-best-places-to-work-by-seattle-met/" nofollow="false">Zillow named among "Best Places to Work"</pagelink> by Seattle Met magazine.</p><p><strong>November 26<br/></strong> <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-11-26/zillow-to-acquire-hotpads-to-grow-rental-marketplace-for-consumers-and-pros-2/" nofollow="false">Zillow announces agreement to acquire HotPads</pagelink>, a map-based rental and real estate site.</p><p><strong>November 5</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-11-05/zillow-announces-record-q3-results-and-acquisition-of-mortech/" nofollow="false">Zillow releases record Q3 results</pagelink> and a record 1 billion home views on Zillow Mobile through the first three quarters of 2012.<br/><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-11-05/zillow-to-acquire-mortech-to-add-professional-services-to-zillow-mortgage-marketplace/" nofollow="false">Zillow announces an agreement to acquire Mortech</pagelink>, a mortgage technology company that provides software tools to mortgage professionals.</p><p><strong>October 31<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-10-31/zillow-acquires-buyfolio/" nofollow="false">Zillow acquires Buyfolio</pagelink><strong>,</strong> an online and mobile collaborative shopping platform</p><p><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-10-31/new-zillow-mortgage-marketplace-app-for-ipad/" nofollow="false">Zillow Mortgage Marketplace App</pagelink> launched for iPad.</p><p><strong>October 11<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-10-11/zillow-ceo-spencer-rascoff-named-to-fortunes-40-under-40-list/" nofollow="false">Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff named to Fortune's "40 Under 40" list</pagelink>.</p><p><strong>October 9<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-10-09/zillow-launches-free-marketplace-for-rental-professionals/" nofollow="false">Zillow launches Zillow Rentals</pagelink>, a free marketplace for rental professionals.</p><p><strong>September 19<br/></strong>New features, including the ability to take photos and notes, are <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-09-19/new-features-take-notes-and-photos-on-zillow-android-apps/" nofollow="false">added to the Zillow Android Apps</pagelink>.</p><p><strong>September 6</strong><br/>The <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-09-06/launched-today-zillow-brings-rentals-app-to-iphone-and-ipod-touch/" nofollow="false">new Zillow Rentals for iPhone App</pagelink> launches, joining the Zillow app family, which includes the Zillow Rentals for Android App.</p><p><strong>August 14</strong><br/>New Zillow app features: <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-08-14/its-a-snap-take-and-upload-home-photos-with-zillow-iphone-ipad-apps/" nofollow="false">Users can take and upload home photos with the Zillow iPhone and iPad apps</pagelink>.</p><strong>August 9<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-08-09/irvine-meet-your-new-neighbor-zillow/" nofollow="false">Zillow celebrates the opening of a new office in Irvine, CA</pagelink>.<br/><strong><br/>August 7</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-08-07/record-mobile-usage-and-traffic-contribute-to-record-q2-results/" nofollow="false">Record mobile usage and traffic contribute to record revenue</pagelink> in the second quarter 2012.<br/><strong><br/>July 10</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-07-10/new-features-added-to-zillow-rentals-app/" nofollow="false">Zillow rolls out a new set of features for the Zillow Rentals for Android app</pagelink>, including pet policy, keyword search and more.<br/><strong><br/>July 9<br/></strong>Zillow hosts a <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-07-09/got-questions-about-refinancing-ask-the-white-house/" nofollow="false">refinancing discussion on Google + with the White House</pagelink>.<br/><strong><br/>July 3<br/></strong>Zillow becomes the <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-07-03/zillow-now-exclusive-provider-of-rental-listings-to-yahoo-homes/" nofollow="false">exclusive provider of rental listings</pagelink> to Yahoo! Homes. <strong><br/><br/>June 28</strong><br/>Zillow launches <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-06-28/new-zillow-compare-compare-home-values-and-demographics-side-by-side/" nofollow="false">Zillow Compare</pagelink>, which gives users the ability to compare home values and demographics side by side. <strong><br/><br/>May 2</strong><br/>Zillow <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-05-02/zillow-reports-record-first-quarter-results/" nofollow="false">reports Q1 results for 2012</pagelink>, breaking records in revenue ($22.8 million), profitability and traffic.<br/><br/>-- <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-05-02/zillow-to-acquire-rentjuice/" nofollow="false">Zillow announces plans to acquire RentJuice</pagelink>.<br/><strong><br/>May 1</strong><br/>The <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-05-01/zillow-real-estate-app-wins-2012-webby-award/" nofollow="false">Zillow Real Estate App wins a 2012 Webby</pagelink> for Best Mobile App, Utilities &amp; Services.<p><strong>April 30</strong><br/>Zillow <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-04-30/just-launched-zillow-rentals-for-android-app/" nofollow="false">launches Zillow Rentals for Android App</pagelink>.</p><p><strong>March 22</strong><br/>Zillow gives users the ability to <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-03-22/zillow-everywhere-sync-zillow-across-your-phone-tablet-and-computer/" nofollow="false">sync their saved searches and favorite homes from any device</pagelink> they're using to access Zillow.</p><strong>February 15</strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-02-15/zillow-reports-record-revenue-and-mobile-traffic-in-q4/" nofollow="false"><br/>Zillow reports record revenue and mobile traffic</pagelink> in fourth quarter results.<p><strong>February 8</strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-02-08/a-record-january-30-million-unique-users-53-homes-per-second-on-mobile/" nofollow="false"><br/>Zillow reports a record month in traffic</pagelink> with 30 million unique users visiting Zillow's websites and mobile apps during January.</p><p><strong>February 8</strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-02-08/happy-6th-birthday-zillow/" nofollow="false"><br/>Zillow celebrates its 6th birthday</pagelink>.</p><p><strong>January 31<br/></strong><pagelink type="external" dest="http://zillowacademy.com/2012/01/31/more-than-100000-agent-reviews/" nofollow="true">Zillow has published more than 100,000</pagelink> real estate agent reviews.<strong><br/></strong></p><p><strong>January 18<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2012-01-18/zillow-launches-social-home-shopping-experience-neighborhood-advice/" nofollow="false">Zillow launches Neighborhood Advice</pagelink>, a social home-shopping experience that links users' Facebook friends with their searches within Zillow.</p><h2 style="text-align: center;">--- 2011 ---</h2><strong><br/>December 7<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-12-07/zillow-to-sponsor-home-price-expectations-survey/" nofollow="false">Zillow announces partnership with Pulsenomics</pagelink>, a firm that produces the Home Price Expectations Survey.<br/><strong><br/>November 22<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-11-22/zillow-launches-free-real-estate-app-for-android-tablet/" nofollow="false">Zillow adds a real estate app for Android Tablet</pagelink> to its suite of real estate apps for smartphones and tablet devices.<br/><br/><strong>November 14<br/></strong> <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-11-14/zillow-launches-app-for-amazons-kindle-fire/" nofollow="false">Zillow launches an app for Amazon's new tablet</pagelink> Kindle Fire, one of the first apps launched for the new device.<br/><strong><br/>November 2<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-11-02/zillow-reports-record-revenues-and-traffic-in-q3/" nofollow="false">Zillow reports record revenues, traffic and mobile usage</pagelink> in its third quarter results.<br/><strong><br/>November 2<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-11-02/zillow-acquires-diverse-solutions/" nofollow="false">Zillow acquires Diverse Solutions</pagelink>, an Irvine, CA-based company that provides marketing tools to real estate agents.<br/><strong><br/>October 31<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-10-31/zillow-mortgage-marketplace-partners-with-aol-real-estate/" nofollow="false">Zillow Mortgage Marketplace partners with AOL Real Estate</pagelink>, bringing the Mortgage Marketplace shopping experience to the AOL Real Estate and Daily Finance pages.<br/><strong><br/>October 10</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-10-10/zillow-wins-mortgage-technology-award/" nofollow="false">Zillow wins the Mortgage Technology Award</pagelink> for its Zillow Mortgage Marketplace iPhone App.<br/><strong><br/>September 19</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-09-19/our-enthusiasm-can't-be-curbed/" nofollow="false">Zillow search</pagelink> is added to the Curbed network of real estate blogs.<br/><br/><br/><strong>August 29</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-08-23/zillow-mobile-hits-new-heights-adds-app-for-windows-phone-7/" nofollow="false">Zillow adds the Windows 7 Phone app</pagelink> to its suite of mobile applications, which include real estate apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry.<br/><br/><strong>August 24<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-08-24/zillow-reports-record-traffic-revenues-and-net-income-in-q2/" nofollow="false">Zillow reports record traffic and revenue</pagelink> in second quarter results in its first earnings report as a public company<br/><br/><strong>July 29</strong><br/>Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff wins <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-07-29/zillow-ceo-spencer-rascoff-wins-innovator-of-the-year-award/" nofollow="false">Inman News' 2011 Innovator of the Year award</pagelink>.<br/><br/><strong>July 20<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-07-20/zillow-ipo-prices-z-on-nasdaq/" nofollow="false">Zillow goes public</pagelink>, begins trading on NASDAQ under stock ticker "Z."<strong><br/><br/>July 12</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-07-12/four-1s-for-zillow-mobile/" nofollow="false">Zillow earns four #1 rankings from Inman News</pagelink> for mobile real estate apps: #1 Android real estate app, #1 iPhone real estate app, #1 iPad real estate app and #1 mortgage app.<br/><br/><strong>June 14<br/></strong>Zillow adds Zestimate home valuations to more than 25 million new homes and <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-06-14/zillow-expands-and-improves-database-of-homes/" nofollow="false">improves Zestimate accuracy to 8.5 percent nationwide</pagelink>.<br/><br/><strong>June 13</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-06-14/see-zillows-5-word-webby-acceptance-speech/" nofollow="false">Zillow honored at the Webby Awards</pagelink> as the People's Voice Winner and the overall Webby Award winner for the Real Estate category.<br/><br/><strong>June 7</strong><br/>Mortgage app launches: <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-06-07/zillow-launches-zillow-mortgage-marketplace-iphone-app/" nofollow="false">Zillow Mortgage Marketplace iPhone App</pagelink><strong><br/><br/>April 27<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-04-27/zillow-partners-with-century-21/" nofollow="false">Zillow partners with Century 21</pagelink><strong><br/><br/>April 11<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-04-11/zillow-acquires-postlets/" nofollow="false">Zillow acquires Postlets</pagelink><br/><strong><br/>April 7<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-04-07/zillow-partners-with-william-raveis/" nofollow="false">Zillow partners with William Raveis</pagelink><strong><br/><br/>April 4<br/></strong>Zillow Mortgage Marketplace <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-04-04/happy-3rd-birthday-zillow-mortgage-marketplace/" nofollow="false">celebrates 3rd birthday</pagelink><br/><strong><br/>March 31<br/></strong>Zillow unveils the <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-03-31/zillow-launches-zillow-blackberry-app/" nofollow="false">Zillow BlackBerry App</pagelink><strong><br/><br/>March 9<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/2011-03-09/zillow-launches-rent-zestimates/" nofollow="false">Zillow launches Rent Zestimates</pagelink>.<strong><br/><br/>February 24<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/your-homes-transit-score-now-available-on-zillow-3/2011/02/24/" nofollow="false">Zillow adds Transit Score</pagelink> to home details pages.<strong><br/><br/></strong><strong>February 8</strong><br/><div>Zillow turns <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/happy-5th-birthday-zillow/2011/02/08/" nofollow="false">5 years old</pagelink>.<strong><br/><br/>February 3<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/large-local-and-live-today-the-zillowyahoo-real-estate-network/2011/02/03/" nofollow="false">Yahoo!-Zillow Real Estate Network launches</pagelink>, creating the largest real estate network on the Web.<strong><br/><br/>January 3</strong><br/>Zillow announces <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/and-a-happy-new-year-it-is-zillows-record-breaking-december/2011/01/03/" nofollow="false">record-setting December with 13 million unique users</pagelink>.<br/><br/><div><h2 style="text-align: center;"><strong>--- 2010 ---</strong></h2><strong><br/></strong><strong>December 2<br/></strong><pagelink type="external" dest="http://activerain.com/blogsview/1995488/zillow-launches-a-free-online-agent-endorsement-system" nofollow="false">Zillow launches agent reviews and ratings.</pagelink><br/><strong><br/>November 2</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/ipad-is 26zillow/2010/11/02/" nofollow="false">Zillow on iPad app featured</pagelink> during an Apple ad that ran during the World Series.<br/><br/><strong>September 22</strong><br/>Personal finance website <pagelink type="external" dest="http://../../blog/mint-com-and-zillow-com-partner-on-real-estate-valuations/2010/09/22/" nofollow="false">Mint.com and Zillow create partnership</pagelink>. Mint will use Zillow's Zestimate home value algorithm for real estate analysis.<strong><br/><br/>September 21<br/></strong>Zillow launches "<pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/attention-data-geeks-zillow-real-estate-research-is-here/2010/09/21/" nofollow="false">Zillow Real Estate Research"</pagelink> section.<strong><br/><br/></strong><strong>September 14<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/spencer-rascoff-promoted-to-ceo-of-zillow/2010/09/14/" nofollow="false">Spencer Rascoff promoted</pagelink> from COO to CEO of Zillow.<br/><strong><br/>September 9<br/></strong> Consumer loan requests on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace are <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/banner-month-for-zillow-mortgage-marketplace/2010/09/09/" nofollow="false">up 500% year-over-year</pagelink>.<strong><br/><br/>September 2<br/></strong>Zillow sets <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-now-serving-12-5-million-users/2010/09/02/" nofollow="false">new record for monthly visits</pagelink> -- 12.5 million.<strong><br/><br/>August 31<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-partners-with-apartments-com/2010/08/31/" nofollow="false">Zillow partners with Apartments.com</pagelink>, adding 90,000 rental listings.<strong><br/><br/>August 20<br/></strong>Zillow Mobile apps <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-mobile-2-million-downloads-15-20-of-weekend-traffic/2010/08/20/" nofollow="false">downloaded 2 million times</pagelink>.<strong><br/><br/>August 3<br/></strong>Zillow sets <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillows-record-setting-july/2010/08/03/" nofollow="false">record for monthly visits</pagelink> -- 11.7 million.<strong><br/><br/>July 8<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-partners-with-yahoo-real-estate/2010/07/08/" nofollow="false">Zillow partners with Yahoo! Real Estate</pagelink> to sell advertising to agents and brokers and supply Yahoo! with its 4 million real estate listings as well as Zestimate home values.<br/><strong><br/>July 1<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/first-half-of-2010-bumpy-for-housing-market-but-stellar-for-zillow/2010/07/01/" nofollow="false">Zillow logs record number of unique visitors</pagelink>, advances in mobile real estate and partnerships.<br/><br/><strong>June 17<br/></strong>Zillow gives its five-word <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillows-five-word-acceptance-speech-at-the-webbys/2010/06/17/" nofollow="false">Webby's acceptance speech</pagelink>.<strong><br/><br/>June 7<br/></strong>Zillow logs <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/may-brings-record-traffic-to-zillow/2010/06/07/" nofollow="false">record monthly users of 10.9 million</pagelink> in May.<br/>&nbsp;<strong><br/>May 5<br/></strong>Zillow logs <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/april-showers-bring/2010/05/05/" nofollow="false">record monthly users of 10.7 million</pagelink> in April.<strong><br/><br/>May 4<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-wins-2010-webby-peoples-voice-award-in-real-estate/2010/05/04/" nofollow="false">Zillow wins Webby Award</pagelink> as Best Real Estate site.<strong><br/><br/>April 15<br/></strong>Zillow partners with <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-partners-with-howard-hanna-real-estate-services/2010/04/15/" nofollow="false">Howard Hanna Real Estate Services</pagelink>.<strong><br/><br/>April 8<br/></strong>Zillow Mortgage Marketplace <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/happy-2nd-birthday-zillow-mortgage-marketplace/2010/04/08/" nofollow="false">turns 2</pagelink>.<strong><br/><br/>April 5<br/></strong>Zillow launches <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/introducing-zillow-on-ipad-home-shopping-re-invented/2010/04/02/" nofollow="false">Zillow on iPad App</pagelink>. <strong><br/><br/>March 17<br/></strong><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-introduces-the-zillow-android-app/2010/03/17/" nofollow="false">Zillow Android App</pagelink> rolls out.<strong><br/><br/>March 15<br/></strong>Zillow partners with Northwest brokerage leader <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-partners-with-john-l-scott-real-estate/2010/03/15/" nofollow="false">John L. Scott</pagelink>. <strong><br/><br/>February 23<br/></strong>Downloads of Zillow iPhone App nearing 1 million; <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-updates-iphone-app-to-include-share-on-facebook-and-twitter-homes-for-rent/2010/02/23/" nofollow="false">Zillow releases updates to iPhone</pagelink><strong>.<br/><br/>February 8<br/></strong>Zillow turns <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/happy-birthday-zillow-we-turn-4-today/2010/02/08/" nofollow="false">4 years old</pagelink>.<strong><br/><br/>January 5</strong><br/>An average of <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillows-killer-2009/2010/01/05/" nofollow="false">8.2 million unique users</pagelink> visited Zillow each month in 2009 -- a 57 percent year-over-year increase.<br/><br/><div><h2 style="text-align: center;">--- 2009 ---</h2><br/><br/><strong>December 14</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/announcing-rental-listings-and-search/2009/12/14/" nofollow="false">Zillow now offers homes for rent</pagelink> and the ability to search for both rental and for sale homes in an area and compare monthly costs side-by-side.<br/><br/><strong>November 18</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/introducing-better-and-more-streamlined-search/2009/11/18/" nofollow="false">Zillow search gets an overhaul</pagelink> with a more improved, streamlined experience.<br/><br/><strong>November 5</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/new-zillow-video-training-center-your-faqs-answered/2009/11/05/" nofollow="false">Zillow launches video training center</pagelink>.<br/><br/><strong>September 28</strong><br/>Zillow announces <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/windermere-and-zillow-announce-partnership/2009/09/28/" nofollow="false">partnership with Windermere</pagelink>, a leading West Coast real estate brokerage<br/><br/><strong>September 3</strong><br/>Zillow begins powering <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-now-powers-real-estate-on-seattlepicom/2009/09/03/" nofollow="false">real estate section for seattlepi.com.</pagelink><br/><br/><strong>August 25</strong><br/>More <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/new-updates-to-the-zillow-iphone-app/2009/08/25/" nofollow="false">updates made to Zillow iPhone App</pagelink>; downloads near 700,000 just four months after launch.<br/><br/><strong>July 27</strong><br/>Revamped&nbsp; <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/data-junkies-get-your-mice-ready/2009/07/27/" nofollow="false">Zillow Real Estate Market Reports</pagelink> launches, which now covers the national, state, metro, county, city, neighborhood and ZIP code levels.<br/><br/><strong>July 23</strong><br/>Zillow Mortgage Marketplace introduces <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-mortgage-marketplace-launches-true-cost-calculation/2009/07/23/" nofollow="false">True Cost Calculation</pagelink>, which helps people make an apples-to-apples comparison of custom mortgage quotes by calculating one number that incorporates interest rate, fees, points and time.<br/><br/><strong>July 20</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-all-stars-and-zillow-local-experts/2009/07/20/" nofollow="false">Zillow Community badges</pagelink> are introduced, including Zillow All-Star and Zillow Local Expert badges.<br/><br/><strong>July 10</strong><br/>A <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/showcase-ads-are-bigger-but-same-price/2009/07/10/" nofollow="false">new version of Showcase Ads</pagelink> is unveiled, which expands to six times its original size.<br/>&nbsp;<br/><strong>July 1</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/a-record-breaking-2009/2009/07/01/" nofollow="false">Zillow breaks several records</pagelink> for traffic and user activity, averaging 8.3 million unique users for the first six months of 2009, which is an increase of 67 percent year-over-year.<br/><br/><strong>June&nbsp; 17</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/new-features-to-zillow-iphone-app/2009/06/17/" nofollow="false">Zillow launches V2 of Zillow iPhone App</pagelink>, and reaches nearly half a million downloads in the first two months<br/><br/><strong>June 5</strong><br/>Zillow Mortgage Marketplace launches <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/get-e-mail-alerts-when-mortgage-rates-drop/2009/06/05/" nofollow="false">Mortgage Rate Alert</pagelink>, an e-mail program that alerts borrowers when mortgage rates hit a certain level.<br/><br/><strong>May 19</strong><br/>For second straight year, <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-is-a-webware-100-winner/2009/05/19/" nofollow="false">Zillow wins Webware 100 Award</pagelink> in Commerce category.<br/><br/><strong>April 28</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/iphone/" nofollow="false">Zillow iPhone App</pagelink>, which uses GPS technology, is released. Within 24 hours, the app is downloaded 15,666 times.<br/><br/><strong>April 28</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillows-first-national-ad-campaign-on-prime-time-now/2009/04/28/" nofollow="false">Sprint includes Zillow</pagelink> in its national "Now Network" ad campaign.<br/><br/><strong>April 1</strong><br/>As part of the Newspaper Consortium deal, <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-powering-180-newspaper-sites/2009/04/01/" nofollow="false">Zillow begins to power online real estate sites for 180 newspapers</pagelink> in the U.S., including Tampa Tribune.<br/><br/><strong>February 24</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/walk-scores-are-now-on-zillow/2009/02/24/" nofollow="false">Walk Score values are added</pagelink> to home details pages on Zillow.<br/><br/><strong>February 8</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-turns-3/2009/02/08/" nofollow="false">Zillow turns 3 years old!</pagelink><br/><br/><strong>February 5</strong><br/>More than <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-mortgage-marketplace-passes-1-million-quotes/2009/02/05/" nofollow="false">1 million quotes have been submitted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace</pagelink> in less than a year. (ZMM launched on April 2, 2008).<br/><br/><strong>February 4</strong><br/>Zillow experiences a <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/holy-january-buyers-are-lurking/2009/02/04/" nofollow="false">record-breaking January with 7.5 million unique visitors,</pagelink> which is an increase of 61 percent, year-over-year.<br/><br/><strong>J</strong><strong>anuary 14</strong><br/>More than 50 million homes have been viewed on Zillow, which is more than half of the homes that exist in the U.S.<br/><br/><strong>January 8</strong><br/>Zillow gives <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/what-is-the-white-house-worth/2009/01/08/" nofollow="false">White House a Zestimate value</pagelink> in time for President Obama's move to new digs.<br/><div><h2 style="text-align: center;">--- 2008 ---</h2><br/><div><strong>December 16</strong><br/>Zillow launches <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/advice/" nofollow="false">Zillow Advice</pagelink>, a forum where local Q and A, discussions, and real estate advice is shared.<br/><br/><strong>December 8</strong><br/>More than <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/major-milestone-for-zillow-mortgage-marketplace/2008/12/" nofollow="false">100,000 loan requests</pagelink> submitted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace.<br/><br/><strong>November 24</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/anniversary-of-zillows-first-listing-feed-partners/2008/11/" nofollow="false">Listings milestone</pagelink>: Zillow tops 3 million for sale listings. This does not include 36,000 For Sale By Owner FSBO and 133,000 Make Me Move homes.<br/><br/><strong>October 30</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/home-improvement-dueling-digs/" nofollow="false">Dueling Digs adds two new categories</pagelink>: Swimming pools and home theaters.<br/><br/><strong>October 16</strong><br/>Zillow rolls out <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/mortgage/MortgageAPISignup.htm" nofollow="false">Zillow Quote API</pagelink>, which allows participating lenders of Zillow Mortgage Marketplace to provide custom quotes to borrowers through an automated quote API.<br/><br/><strong>October 7</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/howto/FamousPresidentsHomes.htm" nofollow="false">Famous Homes of U.S. Presidents</pagelink> page launches.<br/><br/><strong>October 2</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/directory/" nofollow="false">Zillow Professional Directory</pagelink> launches. This free service allows consumers to <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/get-discovered 26in-the-zillow-professional-directory/2008/10/" nofollow="false">search for real estate professionals</pagelink> in their neighborhood or city.<br/><br/><strong>September 23</strong><br/>Zillow announces the <pagelink type="external" dest="http://zillow.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=159&amp;item=70" nofollow="false">Mortgage Rate Monitor</pagelink>, a weekly compilation of mortgage rates as they appear in Zillow Mortgage Marketplace.<br/><br/><strong>September 19</strong><br/>New Zillow ad product unveiled: <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/new-advertise-your-listings-on-our-home-page-seen-8-million-times-each-month/2008/09/" nofollow="false">Home Page Featured Listings</pagelink>. Century21 signs on as the first national partner.<br/><br/><strong>September 16</strong><br/>Zillow wins two <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/winnerwebaward-x2/2008/09/" nofollow="false">Web Marketing Association WebAwards</pagelink>: Outstanding Website and Financial Services Standard of Excellence.<br/><br/><strong>September 10</strong><br/>Zillow launches <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/mortgage/" nofollow="false">Mortgages Unzipped</pagelink>, a blog written by mortgage professionals and members of the Zillow Mortgage Marketplace team.<br/><br/><strong>September 8</strong><br/>Zillow unveils <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-ad-network-reaches-63-million-real-estate-consumers/2008/09/" nofollow="false">Zillow Advertising Network</pagelink>, which is an extension of the Zillow Newspaper Consortium launched in June.<br/><br/><strong>August 15</strong><br/>Zillow releases technology to conduct home searches via <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/touch-tap-click-pushsearch-properties-from-your-mobile-browser/2008/08/" nofollow="false">mobile browser</pagelink>.<br/><br/><strong>August 14</strong><br/>Zillow launches second-generation local ad product named <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/advertising/Index.htm" nofollow="false">Showcase Ads</pagelink>, which replaces EZ Ads.<br/><br/><strong>July 31</strong><br/>Zillow adds <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/track-homes-with-saved-search-e-mail/2008/07/" nofollow="false">Saved Search e-mail alert</pagelink> to help save time for specific home searches.<br/><br/><strong>July 30</strong><br/>Zillow unveils <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/howto/FamousCelebrityNeighborhoods.htm" nofollow="false">Famous Celebrity Neighborhoods</pagelink>.<br/><br/><strong>July 24</strong><br/>Zillow adds <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-adds-google-street-view/2008/07/" nofollow="false">Google Street View</pagelink> to home details pages on Zillow.<br/><br/><strong>July 21</strong><br/>The <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/carnival-of-real-estate-100/2008/07/" nofollow="false">100th post for the Carnival of Real Estate</pagelink> is published. (CoRE was started by Zillow in July of 2006).<br/><br/><strong>July 18</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/announcing-the-zillow-broker-advisory-board/2008/07/" nofollow="false">Zillow Broker Advisory Board</pagelink> announced.<br/><br/><strong>July 12</strong><br/>Zillow begins issuing <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/hey-now-youre-a-zillow-all-star-youve-got-your-game-on-go-play/2008/07/" nofollow="false">All-Star Badges</pagelink> to top community contributors.<br/><br/><strong>July 11</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-introduces-school-data/2008/07/" nofollow="false">Schools data</pagelink> is added to home details pages on Zillow.<br/><br/><strong>July 10</strong><br/>Zillow rolls out free <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/mortgage/widgets/" nofollow="false">mortgage rates widgets and co-branding</pagelink>.<br/><br/><strong>July 9</strong><br/>More than 50,000 loan requests submitted on <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/mortgage/Mortgage.htm" nofollow="false">Zillow Mortgage Marketplace</pagelink>.<br/><br/><strong>June 26</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/howto/FamousHistoricBirdsEye.htm" nofollow="false">Famous Historic Homes</pagelink> launches.<br/><br/><strong>June 25</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/wikipages/About-Zillow-Home-Report-E-mail/Index.htm" nofollow="false">Zillow Home Report e-mail</pagelink> is updated and improved.<br/><br/><strong>June 23</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/a-new-kind-of-ad-on-zillowcom/2008/06/" nofollow="false">Featured listings</pagelink> begin appearing on Zillow.<br/><br/><strong>June 19</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-partners-with-280-newspapers-for-listings-content/2007/11/" nofollow="false">Zillow and the Newspaper Consortium</pagelink> kick off their partnership as two of 282 TNC newspapers begin implementing the classified ad, content, and data agreement.<br/><br/><strong>June 18</strong><br/>Borrowers submit 43,000 loan requests on <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/mortgage/Mortgage.htm" nofollow="false">Zillow Mortgage Marketplace</pagelink>, and 2,800 lenders respond with 200,000 loan quotes.<br/><br/><strong>June 17</strong><br/>2.5 million homes are <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/homes/for_sale/" nofollow="false">listed for sale</pagelink> on Zillow.<br/><br/><strong>June 5</strong><br/>Zillow launches comprehensive, interactive <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/mortgage-rate-explorer/United-States_30-Yr-Fixed-Mortgage_High-Credit_High-Down_1Mo-Span" nofollow="false">mortgage rate charts</pagelink> on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace.<br/><br/><strong>May 6</strong><br/>Zillow wins top <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-wins-top-webby-in-real-estate/2008/05/" nofollow="false">Webby Award</pagelink> in real estate category.<br/><br/><strong>April 21</strong><br/>Zillow wins <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-wins-webware-award/2008/04/" nofollow="false">Webware Award</pagelink> in Commerce &amp; Events category.<br/><br/><strong>April 2</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/mortgage/Mortgage.htm" nofollow="false">Zillow Mortgage Marketplace</pagelink> launches, where borrowers and lenders come together in an open, anonymous, and free marketplace.<br/><br/><strong>March 19</strong><br/>Zillow launches <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/home-improvement-dueling-digs/" nofollow="false">Dueling Digs</pagelink>, a "hot or not" tool useful for home improvement and remodeling, or just for plain fun.<br/><br/><strong>February 21</strong><br/>Zillow launches <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-launches-virtual-sold-sign-program/2008/02/" nofollow="false">Virtual Sold Sign program</pagelink>, in which agents and brokers continue marketing themselves on their sold properties for free.<br/><br/><strong>February 15</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/100k-agents-on-zillow-and-135k-secret-agents/2008/02/" nofollow="false">100K real estate agents are registered on Zillow</pagelink>, with an additional 135K "secret agents" also participating.<br/><br/><strong>February 14</strong><br/>1 million <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/postings/Postings.htm" nofollow="false">For Sale</pagelink> and <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/postings/MakeMeMove.htm" nofollow="false">Make Me Move</pagelink> listings are on Zillow<br/><br/><strong>February 8</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/happy-2nd-birthday/2008/02/" nofollow="false">Happy 2nd Birthday</pagelink>, to us<br/><br/><strong>January 16</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/7000-neighborhood-boundary-files-in-shapefile-format/2008/01/" nofollow="false">Zillow announces</pagelink> it has released <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/labs/NeighborhoodBoundaries.htm" nofollow="false">boundary lines for more than 7,000 neighborhoods</pagelink> around the U.S., covering roughly 150 cities for anyone to download, for free<br/><br/><strong>January 10</strong><br/>Zillow adds 10 million homes to its database, improving Zestimate accuracy by 12 percent nationwide with new, hyper-local algorithms, and <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="http://www.zillowblog.com/bye-bye-beta/2008/01/" nofollow="false">removing the beta tag</pagelink> from its logo.<br/><div><h2 style="text-align: center;">--- 2007 ---</h2><br/><div><strong>December 27</strong><br/>100,000 <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/postings/MakeMeMove.htm" nofollow="false">Make Me Move</pagelink> homes are posted on Zillow.<br/><br/><strong>December 17</strong><br/>Zillow launches a new dynamic search and map-based technology called <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-smart-search-is-live/2007/12/" nofollow="false">Zillow Smart Search</pagelink>.<br/><br/><strong>November 21</strong><br/>500,000 homes have been <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/postings/Postings.htm" nofollow="false">posted for sale</pagelink> on Zillow.<br/><br/><strong>November 14</strong><br/>The <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/feeds/Feeds.htm" nofollow="false">Zillow Listings Feed program</pagelink> launches, which allows brokerages and Web vendors to feed their for-sale listings to Zillow.<br/><br/><strong>November 13</strong><br/>Zillow forms an online real estate partnership with <pagelink type="external" dest="http://zillow.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=press_releases&amp;item=39" nofollow="false">11 newspaper publishing companies</pagelink>, representing 282 newspapers nationwide.<br/><br/><strong>October 30</strong><br/>Zillow launches <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/available-today-zillow-home-direct-ads/2007/10/" nofollow="false">Zillow Home Direct Ads</pagelink>, a suite of tools that enables advertisers to target ads specifically to any one of the millions of homes on Zillow.<br/><br/><strong>October 16</strong><br/>Zillow is a "<pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.w3award.com/webapp/winners/show/gold/2/Z" nofollow="false">Gold Award Winner</pagelink>" in the W three Awards, which honors creative excellence on the Web.<br/><br/><strong>September 20</strong><br/>Zillow raises an <pagelink type="external" dest="http://zillow.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=press_releases&amp;item=34" nofollow="false">additional $30 million</pagelink> in Series C funding.<br/><br/><strong>September 19</strong><br/>Zillow was named <pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.webaward.org/winner.asp?eid=9490" nofollow="false">Outstanding Web site</pagelink> in the Real Estate category for the 2007 Web Marketing Association's Web Awards<br/><br/><strong>September 14</strong><br/>1 million <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Claim-Your-Home">homes have been claimed</pagelink> on Zillow.<br/><br/><strong>July 31</strong><br/>Zillow's blog team launches the <pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.geekestateblog.com/welcome-to-geekestate-blog/" nofollow="false">GeekEstate Blog</pagelink>, with the goal to bring together real estate professionals and tech enthusiasts to learn how technology can increase their business<br/><br/><strong>July 18</strong><br/>250,000 homes have been <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/postings/Postings.htm" nofollow="false">posted for sale</pagelink> on Zillow.<br/><br/><strong>July 10</strong><br/>Zillow launches <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/real-estate/WA-Seattle/Ballard/" nofollow="false">Neighborhood Pages</pagelink>.<br/><br/><strong>July 4</strong><br/>1 million photos of homes have been uploaded by Zillow users.<br/><br/><strong>July 1</strong><br/>30,000 questions and answers have been written on <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Home-Q-and-A">Home QandA</pagelink>.<br/><br/><strong>June 28</strong><br/>Zillow has 50,000 registered <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/learnmore/WhyUseZillowAgents.htm" nofollow="false">real estate agents</pagelink> on the site.<br/><br/><strong>May 24</strong><br/>The <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/profile/just4u/" nofollow="false">1 millionth registered member</pagelink> joins the Zillow community.<br/><br/><strong>May 10</strong><br/>The 2000th advertiser purchases a <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/advertising/Index.htm?sc-site-adwithus" nofollow="false">Zillow EZ Ad</pagelink>.<br/><br/><strong>April 25</strong><br/>50,000 <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/postings/MakeMeMove.htm" nofollow="false">Make Me Move</pagelink> homes are posted on Zillow.<br/><br/><strong>April 3</strong><br/>Zillow Community launches where anyone can <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/new-today-on-zillow-home-qa-and-more/2007/04/" nofollow="false">"write to the site,"</pagelink> by asking questions and sharing information.<br/><br/><strong>March 4</strong><br/>More than 50,000 homes are <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/postings/Postings.htm" nofollow="false">posted for sale</pagelink>, an average of 526 homes posted per day by agents and homeowners since the posting tool launched on Dec. 6, 2006.<br/><br/><strong>February 28</strong><br/>Take a virtual tour of the neighborhood. <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/more-gifts-from-above/2007/02/" nofollow="false">Bird's Eye View</pagelink> coverage is expanded from 22 million to 37 million homes.<br/><br/><strong>February 21</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/how-many-people-are-checking-out-your-home/2007/02/" nofollow="false">Page counters</pagelink> are added to every home details page on the site, allowing you to see how many people have visited your home on Zillow.<br/><br/><strong>February 19</strong><br/>Zillow is the featured cover story on <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-in-fortune/2007/02/" nofollow="false">Fortune Magazine</pagelink>.<br/><br/><strong>February 8</strong><br/>Zillow turns 1 year old! In just one year's time, Zillow provides anyone the ability to get a starting point <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="What-is-a-Zestimate">Zestimate home valuation</pagelink>, to <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/postings/Postings.htm" nofollow="false">post any home in the U.S. for sale</pagelink>, and to set a <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/postings/MakeMeMove.htm" nofollow="false">Make Me Move price</pagelink>. All for free!<br/><br/><strong>January 4</strong><br/>Our unique and fun <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/postings/MakeMeMove.htm" nofollow="false">Make Me Move feature</pagelink> hits the 10,000 mark in homes that have a MMM price. An average of 345 owners per day have added a Make Me Move price to their home since the MMM tool launched.<br/><div><h2 style="text-align: center;">--- 2006 ---</h2><br/><div><strong>December 10</strong><br/>28 million unique homes have been viewed on Zillow.<br/><br/><strong>December 6</strong><br/>With a virtual roar, Zillow <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/corp/WhoWeAre.htm" nofollow="false">President Lloyd Frink</pagelink> announces, "<pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/were-opening-it-up/2006/12/" nofollow="false">We're Opening It Up!</pagelink>" This release, known internally as Z4, gives agents and owners the ability to <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/postings/Postings.htm" nofollow="false">post any home in the U.S. for sale</pagelink> and homeowners can set a <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/postings/MakeMeMove.htm" nofollow="false">Make Me Move price</pagelink>. All of this for free! Not to be forgotten, the <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/advice/US/home-buying/guide/" nofollow="false">Zillow Real Estate Guide</pagelink> launches with more than 200 articles.<br/><br/><strong>November 14</strong><br/>Zillow, only 9 months old, is named one of <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-named-to-ad-ages-marketing-50/2006/11/" nofollow="false">AdvertisingAge's 2006 "Marketing 50,"</pagelink> which honors products that "broke through the clutter and delivered real impact." The list includes heavy hitters such as Dunkin' Donuts, Xbox 360, Gatorade, Visa, Comcast, and Verizon Wireless.<br/><br/><strong>October 26</strong><br/>Zillow launches its <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillows-open-api/2006/07/" nofollow="false">Open API</pagelink>, allowing any Web site to add Zillow data and functionality.<br/><br/><strong>October 11</strong><br/>In nearly one month's time, <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/claim-your-home-its-yours/2006/10/" nofollow="false">100,000 homes are claimed</pagelink> on Zillow.<br/><br/><strong>September 23</strong><br/>We don't know who they are or where they're from, but the 25-millionth person visits Zillow. We'd like to think that virtual balloons fell from the sky and music was piped in to welcome this person.<br/><br/><strong>September 19</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillows-database-is-now-open-tell-us-about-your-homes/2006/09/" nofollow="false">Z2 launches</pagelink>, allowing homeowners to <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/howto/ConfirmingOwnershipOverview.htm" nofollow="false">claim their homes</pagelink> and <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/howto/EditingHomeFacts.htm" nofollow="false">edit their home facts</pagelink> in the Zillow database. This is Zillow's entry into the Web 2.0 read-write functionality.<br/><br/><strong>August 21</strong><br/>Less than 7 months old, <pagelink type="external" dest="http://zillow.hrmdirect.com/employment/index.php" nofollow="false">Zillow hires</pagelink> its 100th employee.<br/><br/><strong>August 14</strong><br/>Wrestling zillions of data points to the ground, Dr. Stan and his analytics team release our first <pagelink type="external" dest="http://zillow.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=pageC" nofollow="false">Quarterly Home Value Report</pagelink>, which provides snapshots of housing trends in several markets.<br/><br/><strong>August 11</strong><br/>TIME Magazine names Zillow one of its <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/times-50-coolest-websites/2006/08/" nofollow="false">50 Coolest Websites</pagelink>, defined as "shining examples of Web 2.0: next-generation sites offering dynamic new ways to inform and entertain, sites with cutting-edge tools to create, consume, share or discuss all manners of media, from blog posts to video clips."<br/><br/><strong>July 27</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/labs/ZillowMobile.htm" nofollow="false">Zillow Mobile</pagelink> launches, allowing anyone with a mobile phone or handheld device to get a Zestimate and basic facts about a home after entering an address into their device.<br/><br/><strong>July 18</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-teams-with-yahoo-real-estate-and-yahoo-search/2006/07/" nofollow="false">Yahoo! Real Estate and Yahoo! Search form a partnership with Zillow</pagelink> to add Zestimates and other Zillow data to its Web site.<br/><br/><strong>July 17</strong><br/>Zillow's blog team launches the <pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.carnivalofrealestate.com/" nofollow="false">Carnival of Real Estate</pagelink> with the goal to foster community among real estate bloggers.<br/><br/><strong>June 19</strong><br/>You just can't hold a good developer's creativity down. <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/labs/Labs.htm" nofollow="false">Zillow Labs</pagelink> launches.<br/><br/><strong>May 31</strong><br/>Zillow's wildly popular <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/heatmaps/CityHeatMaps.htm" nofollow="false">City Heat Maps</pagelink> launch, which are a real estate version of "Hot or Not."<br/><br/><strong>April 28</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/howto/FamousBirdsEye.htm" nofollow="false">Our first edition of Famous Homes</pagelink> goes live, reacquainting ourselves with famous mansions (Beverly Hillbillies, Playboy) and regular ol' homes (Brady Bunch, Happy Days) among many others. <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/howto/FamousScary.htm" nofollow="false">Famous Scary Homes</pagelink> follow in October.<br/><br/><strong>April 13</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/zillow-homes-in-3d/2006/04/" nofollow="false">Bird's Eye Views</pagelink> were added to many areas of the country alongside home details and Zestimates, providing 3D-like, high-resolution aerial images of homes.<br/><br/><strong>March 29</strong><br/>The <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/static/images/email_updates_example_z2.gif" nofollow="false">Zillow Home Report e-mail</pagelink> launches, providing subscribers with the <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/feedback/GetUpdates.htm" nofollow="false">ability to track</pagelink> up to 25 homes at a time on a monthly basis.<br/><br/><strong>February 10</strong><br/>Online for only two days, Zillow welcomes its millionth visitor.<br/><br/><strong>February 8</strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/blog/we're-live-zillowcom-the-beta-launches/2006/02/" nofollow="false">Zillow, the beta, launches, crashes, and launches again</pagelink>, all within the first 12 hours.<br/><br/><pagelink type="external" dest="https://plus.google.com/116010607353595760297/posts?rel=author" nofollow="true">By Diane Tuman</pagelink><br/></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-Timeline/4258/ 2014-02-18T00:50:00Z Posting and Make Me Move Homes on Zillow http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Posting-and-Make-Me-Move-Homes-on-Zillow/4148/ <wikipage><strong>Who can post homes for sale on Zillow?</strong><br/><br/>Only the homeowner and the real estate agent representing the home can post it for sale. Learn more about <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/post-real-estate-listings/" nofollow="false">posting homes for sale on Zillow</pagelink>. <br/><br/><strong>How can I post my home for sale on Zillow?</strong><br/><br/>Two ways:<br/><ul><li>Hover over the "Homes" tab and click "Post home for sale" in the&nbsp; dropdown menu.</li><li>Or, go to the "Homes" tab on Zillow, type the address of the home in the search field. Click "Go." Click the address in the map result and then click "Post home for sale."</li></ul>Or, if you're a real estate professional, send them to us -- for free -- through a <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/feeds/Feeds.htm" nofollow="false">listings feed</pagelink>.<br/><br/><strong>What is the cost to post a home for sale on Zillow?</strong><br/>It's free to post a home for sale on Zillow and the listing will appear for 60 days. A home listed by agents enrolled in Zillow's Premier Agent program is promoted as a Featured Listing and gets sorted to the top of search results, where it receives three times more traffic than standard listings.<br/><br/><strong>What are the benefits of a Featured Listing?</strong><br/><ul><li>Featured Listings get sorted to the top of the search results in your area</li><li>Featured Listings drive about 3x more traffic compared to standard listings</li><li>Listings are also featured on Zillow Mobile, the most popular suite of mobile real estate apps across all major platforms.&nbsp; In December 2013, 275 million homes were viewed on Zillow Mobile -- that's 103 homes per second. Each month, more homes are viewed on Zillow via mobile device than on the desktop.*</li></ul><p><strong>Who gets Featured Listings?</strong></p><ul><li>Premier Agents (Find out more about <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/advertising/agent-advertising/" nofollow="false">Premier Agent Advertising)</pagelink></li><li>Agents working with partnered brokers also get featured listing treatment for their listings</li></ul><strong>How can I post my home on Zillow if I can't even find it on your site?</strong><br/><br/>As you go through the process of posting your home for sale or setting a Make Me Move price, just enter the address, pinpoint the home's location on the map and the home will be added to the site. You can do this for any home for sale in the U.S. or you can set a Make Me Move price, even if the home is not currently in our database. Learn more about <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="What-is-a-Make-Me-Move-Price">Make Me Move.</pagelink><br/><br/><strong>How do I update information or add photos to my posting?</strong><br/><br/>You can update the sale price or status of your home by clicking "Edit" on your home details page. (You must be signed in).<br/><br/><strong>How do I change the address?</strong> <br/>Once you complete your purchase you CANNOT change your address. Make sure you put in the correct address the first time!<br/><br/><strong>My home has an offer! How do I show this on Zillow?</strong><br/><br/>From your home details page, click "Edit," select "Edit Status," then "Pending."<br/><br/><strong>My home just sold! How do I remove the posting?</strong><br/><br/>From your home details page, click "Edit," select "Edit Status," then "Sold."<br/><br/><strong>I want to take my house off the market -- how do I remove the posting?</strong><br/><br/>From your home details page, click "Edit," then "Edit Status," then "No longer for sale."<br/><br/><strong>Why isn't my listing appearing within a search for a nearby city?</strong><br/><br/>If your home is not within the city limits, or within the boundaries we have for your area, your listing will not appear if someone searches by city name; it will only appear in a ZIP code or county search.<br/><br/><strong>Why are old listings appearing on homes that are no longer for sale?</strong><br/><br/>It's because the home's listing information came through a listing feed by a real estate brokerage, real estate agent, or a listings aggregator and the information was not updated from that source. Look at the provider of the "For Sale by" information on the home details page and contact that person to have the information updated for that home. Learn more about <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/feeds/FeedsFAQ.htm" nofollow="false">Zillow Listings Feed</pagelink>.<br/><br/><strong>Do you allow commercial properties or businesses to be posted for sale?</strong><br/><br/>No. Only residential properties can be posted for sale at this time.<br/><br/><strong>Can I post my home for sale and for rent at the same time?</strong><br/><br/>Not yet, but we're working on it!<br/><br/><strong>Oops. I meant to post my home for rent, not for sale. How do I change it?</strong><br/>To do this, you must cancel your for-sale listing and create a new ad to post your home for rent. <br/><br/>Follow these steps to remove a listing and create new one:<br/><ul><li>Go to My Zillow, then Listings. Find your listing and click Cancel, then "no longer for sale."</li><li>Click "<pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/rentals/" nofollow="false">Post for Rent</pagelink>" and re-enter your information.</li></ul>* Source: Google Analytics, December 2013. Includes Web and mobile unique users.<br/><br/><pagelink type="external" dest="https://plus.google.com/116010607353595760297/posts?rel=author" nofollow="false">By Diane Tuman</pagelink><br/><br/><br/>&gt; <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/real-estate-listings/" nofollow="false">Post a home for sale on Zillow</pagelink></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Posting-and-Make-Me-Move-Homes-on-Zillow/4148/ 2014-01-16T00:37:00Z Lender Review iPad Sweepstakes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lender-Review-iPad-Sweepstakes/4317/ <wikipage><strong>ZILLOW 2014 LENDER REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES<br/><br/>Official Rules<br/><br/>Please read these Official Rules before entering this promotion (the "Promotion"). By participating in the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.<br/><br/> NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION.<br/></strong> <br/><strong>Eligibility</strong>: The Promotion is open only to individuals, who are legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia, age 18 or older (or the age of majority in entrant's state of residence), and who submitted a review during the Promotion Period (defined in the next paragraph) on a mortgage lender participating in Zillow Mortgage Marketplace. If you do not meet any of these requirements, or any other eligibility requirements in these Official Rules, you are not eligible to win a prize, and Zillow, Inc. ("<strong>Sponsor</strong>") reserves the right not to award prizes to you. Directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor and Sponsor's advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to win. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.<br/><br/><strong>Promotion Period</strong>: There will be four (4) Promotion Periods (unless the Promotion is amended or terminated at Sponsor's sole discretion) as follows: (1) From 12:00 a.m. (all times Pacific Time) on January 1, 2014 until 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2014; (2) From 12:00 a.m. (all times Pacific Time) on April 1, 2014 until 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2014; (3) From 12:00 a.m. (all times Pacific Time) on July 1, 2014 until 11:59 p.m. on September 30, 2014; and (4) From 12:00 a.m. (all times Pacific Time) on October 1, 2014 until 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2014. (each, individually a "<strong>Promotion Period</strong>"). Except as otherwise expressly stated below (for mail-in entries), all entries must be received during the Promotion Period to be eligible to win the respective prize. <br/><br/><strong>Entry:</strong> Visit the Zillow website, located at www.zillow.com, and complete and submit a review form relating to your experience with a mortgage lender who has an account on Zillow. Note that reviews are subject to the Zillow Good Neighbor Policy and the Zillow Mortgage Marketplace Code of Conduct. If your review does not comply with these policies, or any other Zillow policies, Zillow may choose not to post your review, in which case you will not be entered into the Promotion. Alternatively, to enter without submitting a review on Zillow, clearly hand-print your full name, Zillow.com user screen name, mailing address, e-mail address, and daytime phone number on a 3" x 5" card, and mail that card in a hand-addressed envelope to Sponsor at: Zillow "2014 Lender Review " Sweepstakes, Zillow, Inc., 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101, Attn: Andrea Smolin. Mail-in entries must be postmarked no later than the last day of a Promotion Period and received within seven (7) days after the last day of such Promotion Period to be eligible during that Promotion Period. Ten (10) entries per person per Promotion Period. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. &nbsp;<br/><br/><strong>Prize:</strong> One (1) winner from each Promotion Period will receive an Apple&reg; iPad&reg; (specific model and features selected at sole discretion of Sponsor) with an approximate estimated retail value of less than $500.00. Teleconnectivity not included. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. <br/><br/><strong>Random Drawing</strong>: A winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries to be held no later than two (2) weeks after the last day of each Promotion Period. The winner will be notified by U.S. mail and/or email within four (4) weeks after the last day of the respective Promotion Period. To claim a prize, the winner should follow the directions in winner's notification. The prize winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within seven (7) days following the date of attempted notification. The prize will be awarded within thirty (30) days after winner verification. If a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Prizes are not assignable or transferable, except to a surviving spouse. The prize is awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), except that the prize will be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty (if any). No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. The winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, sales and income taxes associated with receipt and/or use of any prize. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to use winner's name, prize won, office affiliation, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Unless prohibited by law, winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, publicity release, tax forms, and other reasonable documentation provided by Sponsor before being awarded a prize. If winner does not execute such documentation upon request, their prize will be forfeited and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. The prize is guaranteed to be awarded. <br/><br/><strong>General</strong>: Sponsor will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries and accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant's participation in the Promotion. By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and waives, and releases Sponsor and Sponsor's parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from, all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Promotion. Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of any Promotion materials, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize. The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Washington. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. <br/><br/><strong>Winner List; Rules Request</strong>: For a winner list, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Lender-Review-iPad-Sweepstakes/ or send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope anytime between four (4) weeks after the last day of a Promotion Period and one (1) year after the last day after a Promotion Period, to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: Zillow "2014 Lender Review " Sweepstakes Winner List (Andrea Smolin). To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Lender-Review-iPad-Sweepstakes/ or send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: Zillow "2014 Lender Review" Sweepstakes Rules Request (Andrea Smolin). Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage. <br/><br/><strong>Sponsor:</strong> ZILLOW, INC., 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101 <br/><br/><strong>Confidentiality</strong>: Information provided by you to participate in this Promotion is subject to Sponsor's privacy policy at http://www.zillow.com/corp/Privacy.htm. <br/><br/>TO VIEW THE 2013 LENDER REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES RULES AND WINNER LIST, PLEASE VISIT:<br/><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="2013-Lender-Review-Sweepstakes">http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/2013-Lender-Review-Sweepstakes/</pagelink><br/><div><br/><div><br/></div></div></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 15 Jan 2014 23:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Lender-Review-iPad-Sweepstakes/4317/ 2014-01-15T23:40:00Z Contact Information http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Contact-Information/4154/ <wikipage><strong>How can I contact someone at Zillow?</strong><br/>Generally, questions are answered through the <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/help/" nofollow="false">Zillow Help Center</pagelink> or in <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/advice/" nofollow="false">Zillow Advice</pagelink>.&nbsp; If you have a question about your house (e.g., your Zestimate, claiming your home, editing home facts, etc.) check these two places first for the answer. If you can't find the answer, enter the question in Zillow Advice or email us via the link at the bottom of the Help Center page. Either someone from Zillow or community members will likely provide an answer. <br/><br/><strong>I'm a Premier Agent and have a question. Who do I contact?</strong><br/>When you are logged into Zillow, go to your Agent Hub in the upper right corner, and choose <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/agents/" nofollow="false">Dashboard</pagelink>.&nbsp; Your sales representative's contact information is underneath your photo on the right.&nbsp; Under their contact information you can click on "Chat with us now" to instant message a customer service representative. Live chat is available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. PT to 4 p.m. PT. &nbsp;You can also check out our <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/help/agents/" nofollow="false">Agent Help Center</pagelink> FAQ's for answers to your questions.<br/><br/><strong>I'm an agent and would like to advertise. 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