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Jay Thompson is the Director of Industry Outreach for Zillow. He was licensed as a real estate sales agent in Arizona in 2004 and got his broker's license in 2007 when he and his wife founded Thompson's Realty, an independent real estate brokerage that serves the Phoenix metro area. He is loving the "urban lifestyle" in a downtown Seattle condo he found on Zillow.

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    105 New MLSs Join Zillow Partnership Platform

    Zillow and Trulia have signed 105 new agreements with MLSs, for a total of 235 since January 2015.

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    Active vs. Passive Lead Capture: Pros and Cons

    How do you get potential clients to talk to you? Read about the different strategies for lead capture and determine what works best for your business.

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    #NextGenAgent Chat: Harnessing the Power of Data

    With so much housing data available, how do you decide what might be relevant or interesting to your clients? How do you use data to better understand the […]

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    Zillow Group to Give MLS Partners Free Public Records Data

    With this new program, partner MLSs will be able to obtain information about properties, including mortgage information, tax rates, physical attributes and mailing addresses, for free.

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    Measure What Matters: Chris Speicher on ROI

    Successful agent Chris Speicher explains the importance of tracking your ROI when deciding how to allocate your marketing budget.

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    Chicago's MRED and 13 Other MLSs Send Listings to Zillow Group

    These 14 MLSs are among the 113 MLSs that have signed agreements to send listings to Zillow Group® in the past month alone.

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    A New Record: 32 MLSs Sign Direct Feed Agreements in One Week

    More MLSs are taking advantage of direct feed agreements with Zillow and Trulia, ensuring their listings data is timely and accurate.

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    ARMLS Signs New Agreement with Zillow and Trulia

    ARMLSs 31,000 members will benefit from a direct feed agreement with Zillow Group.

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    Zillow and Trulia Will Have More Listings on April 8 Than Ever Before

    With a surge in new direct feeds from MLSs, the number of listings on Zillow and Trulia will continue to grow and exceed current levels — even after their contracts with ListHub end.

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    Market Leader Joins Zillow Tech Connect: Leads

    Real estate professionals now have more CRM options which connect seamlessly to their Zillow contacts.