Zillow Advice: Success Stories - Anyone here getting any business from Zillow? I'm getting less than 1 prospect a week. It's pathetic http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-here-getting-any-business-from-Zillow-I%27m-getting-less-than-1-prospect-a-week-It%27s-pathetic/426175/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate 1 lead a week is good! work ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-here-getting-any-business-from-Zillow-I%27m-getting-less-than-1-prospect-a-week-It%27s-pathetic/426175/ 1 lead a week is good! work on your conversion rate...try a personal phone call back to the lead as soon as it comes in (within 15 mins). They usually respond to a voice better than an email! Sun, 22 Jan 2012 04:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-here-getting-any-business-from-Zillow-I%27m-getting-less-than-1-prospect-a-week-It%27s-pathetic/426175/ 2012-01-22T04:06:00Z It's been working wonderful ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-here-getting-any-business-from-Zillow-I%27m-getting-less-than-1-prospect-a-week-It%27s-pathetic/426175/ It's been working wonderful for me!!!! Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-here-getting-any-business-from-Zillow-I%27m-getting-less-than-1-prospect-a-week-It%27s-pathetic/426175/ 2011-12-28T16:23:00Z ok this isn't what you asked ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-here-getting-any-business-from-Zillow-I%27m-getting-less-than-1-prospect-a-week-It%27s-pathetic/426175/ ok this isn't what you asked for<br/>however, it is still worth reading<br/><a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Simple-ideas-every-realtor-and-other-professionals-on-zillow-should-follow-to-get-a-great-reputation/366245/">see this</a><br/><br/>most of the people that you get as leads didn't go check out your activity on your profile (which I think is unfortunate that they dont).&nbsp; <br/>but some do. Wed, 21 Dec 2011 05:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-here-getting-any-business-from-Zillow-I%27m-getting-less-than-1-prospect-a-week-It%27s-pathetic/426175/ 2011-12-21T05:45:00Z having contributions does ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-here-getting-any-business-from-Zillow-I%27m-getting-less-than-1-prospect-a-week-It%27s-pathetic/426175/ having contributions does help.&nbsp; I&nbsp; go in spurts of very few contributions, when I am on more posting, I get more leads.&nbsp; I've closed maybe 15 last year from zillow and have referred 5 or 6 to others for closing.&nbsp; it's not what you could live on as your only advertising, but if you work it, it does work for you.<br/><br/>Myself...I am dropping this advertising for a variety of reasons but it's still effective.&nbsp; It is less effective than it was a year ago, in my opinion.&nbsp; but it is still effective.&nbsp; I am simply choosing to do other things.&nbsp;&nbsp; My last day as a Premier agent will be Jan 6 and I have a good zip code that will likely be fought over!!!&nbsp; <br/><br/>the key is...don't post just to post.&nbsp;&nbsp; go read Wetdawgs link if you didn't already...looks like you did.&nbsp; Also, Dan the country hick has a good thread about what to do, not to do.&nbsp;&nbsp; if I can find it again I'll come back and post a link here. Wed, 21 Dec 2011 01:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-here-getting-any-business-from-Zillow-I%27m-getting-less-than-1-prospect-a-week-It%27s-pathetic/426175/ 2011-12-21T01:56:00Z Certainly being 221st in ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-here-getting-any-business-from-Zillow-I%27m-getting-less-than-1-prospect-a-week-It%27s-pathetic/426175/ Certainly being 221st in the directory on a "contributions" sort doesn't help.&nbsp; Even being 11'th in the directory on a "weighted average" sort doesn't help.<br/><br/>And being 95th in the directory with an "average ratings" sort doesn't help either.<br/><br/>One could buy a "featured" ad to move up on the directory and be seen more.<br/><br/>But as already mentioned, with the dark glasses looking like a pretend movie star or rock-star or drug addict or organized crime member, more "visibility" could be counter productive, especially with the rose on the shirt with no coat, and blurry condos in the background.&nbsp; You have to change the picture.&nbsp; You don't even need a picture of "you", but you don't want to be giving counter productive messages subliminally though your photos.<br/><br/>Zip codes need to be added to your profile service area.&nbsp; This helps with the directory searches as well as sort ranking in the directory.<br/><br/>But remember, not all service areas are "equal" when it comes to page views.&nbsp; Castro Valley only indicates 646 homes sold in the past 12 months (local info pages).&nbsp; 413 homes indicated for sale on Zillow presently in Castro Valley.&nbsp; One that has been on Zillow for about 1.5 years indicates about 2000 page views.<br/><br/>I have over 94 thousand page views on my home details page on Zillow presently; but that was due to a non-repeatable fluke.&nbsp; (Zillow used to offer the "most views" homes list, and mine was no where near the top.&nbsp; That feature has since been discontinued).&nbsp; Trying to help a seller in another part of the country get more page views made it very clear that not all market areas are "equal" in terms of potential buyers and sellers using electronic media and specifically this site.<br/><br/>And really, it is not hard to get a "local expert" status either; all you need is about 100 contributions to threads (and listings) for a designated area, such as Castro Valley.&nbsp; (Photos count extra). You will note that many of those ahead of you in the directory sorts do have their local expert for Casto Valley.<br/> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 01:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-here-getting-any-business-from-Zillow-I%27m-getting-less-than-1-prospect-a-week-It%27s-pathetic/426175/ 2011-12-20T01:25:00Z I have noticed several posts ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-here-getting-any-business-from-Zillow-I%27m-getting-less-than-1-prospect-a-week-It%27s-pathetic/426175/ I have noticed several posts from disillusioned Agents about the poor results from Zillow. I wonder if it's because the numbers of Unique Users has dropped by 10% since the August high of 25 million with the IPO frenzy. Maybe the zestimate BS just puts people off and the only people looking are frustrated at the inaccurate valuations on their homes. Maybe that's why Zillow refuses to correct zestimates as they know they would lose millions more users each month if they did so. Mon, 19 Dec 2011 22:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-here-getting-any-business-from-Zillow-I%27m-getting-less-than-1-prospect-a-week-It%27s-pathetic/426175/ 2011-12-19T22:10:00Z I have been advertising here ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-here-getting-any-business-from-Zillow-I%27m-getting-less-than-1-prospect-a-week-It%27s-pathetic/426175/ I have been advertising here for 13 months and have gotten many leads, most just looking, but leads none the less. I have one under contract from it and I got two listings to date from the advertisement. Mon, 19 Dec 2011 21:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-here-getting-any-business-from-Zillow-I%27m-getting-less-than-1-prospect-a-week-It%27s-pathetic/426175/ 2011-12-19T21:48:00Z Run with what you've been ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-here-getting-any-business-from-Zillow-I%27m-getting-less-than-1-prospect-a-week-It%27s-pathetic/426175/ Run with what you've been given so far, then come back for fine tuning. <br/><br/>Yup, showing a professional image is indeed work.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Keep thinking of your potential clients and ask yourself what might make you stand out to them.&nbsp; Mon, 19 Dec 2011 18:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-here-getting-any-business-from-Zillow-I%27m-getting-less-than-1-prospect-a-week-It%27s-pathetic/426175/ 2011-12-19T18:06:00Z Hi All,Just a quick response:WETDAWGS ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-here-getting-any-business-from-Zillow-I%27m-getting-less-than-1-prospect-a-week-It%27s-pathetic/426175/ Hi All,<br/>Just a quick response:<br/><br/>WETDAWGS - your going to make me work.&nbsp; If you have anymore suggestions I would listen to it.<br/><br/>SHAWN - paying for service.&nbsp; I took into account the holiday season.&nbsp; Maybe it is that slow.<br/><br/>NATASHA - 'll check your profile later and compare with mine.&nbsp; Thanks for the comment.<br/><br/>CLAY - adapt or die.&nbsp; Thanks.<br/><br/>MERCEDES - how long before you got a transaction?&nbsp; How long you with Zillow?&nbsp; Thanks.<br/><br/>CONNIE - thanks for reminding me about the zip codes.<br/><br/>SOCAL - thanks. Mon, 19 Dec 2011 17:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-here-getting-any-business-from-Zillow-I%27m-getting-less-than-1-prospect-a-week-It%27s-pathetic/426175/ 2011-12-19T17:59:00Z Are you paying for increased ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-here-getting-any-business-from-Zillow-I%27m-getting-less-than-1-prospect-a-week-It%27s-pathetic/426175/ Are you paying for increased service or are you only using the free service?<br/><br/>I'm paying for increased service...and while my phone isnt ringing off the hook with leads, we are in the holiday season. Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-here-getting-any-business-from-Zillow-I%27m-getting-less-than-1-prospect-a-week-It%27s-pathetic/426175/ 2011-12-19T16:17:00Z