Zillow Local Expert Badge
What is a Zillow Local Expert?
The Zillow Local Expert badge was created to recognize those who have made valuable contributions in a specific city or neighborhood on Zillow. Local Experts are active Zillow users who share their real estate knowledge and help others by contributing high-quality content at a local level. The more and better the contributions a user makes that relate to that city or neighborhood, the more likely an award will be granted. Users’ contributions can be seen in their profiles.
How can I tell if someone is a Local Expert?
When you see a compass icon next to the name of a city or neighborhood in a person’s Zillow Directory listing, it means they have been awarded a Local Expert badge for that area. A Local Expert section will also be displayed on their profile page.
How do I get a Local Expert badge?
You are awarded points for every contribution you make on Zillow that relates to a certain area - such as posting listings, answering Home Q&A, and submitting photos to a Neighborhood Page. If your contributions are rated “helpful” by other Zillow users, you will be awarded more points. Once you reach a certain point threshold, you will be rewarded with a Local Expert badge for that area. You can also be awarded multiple Local Expert badges if you are active in more than one area.
What can I do with the badge?
You can add the Local Expert badge to your Web site or blog to get free co-branding. When it’s clicked, your photo, contact info, and link to your site appear at the top of each Zillow page visitors see. Learn more
How often are badges awarded?
Badges are awarded every day based on recent contributions.