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Thanks Brian, the URL that IE shows me after I click that button is just what Google Reader was looking for.Still a great idea to have a little RSS button near the specific topic for easy subscription. Nice. =)
July 11 2007
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Mortgage Subject
Under the main Real Estate subject, there should not only be Buy & Sell, Remodel, and other RE Professionals... but what about Mortgage / Refinance? I know most of my clients have more questions about Mortgage than I can shake a stick at.Might be good to have a central forum location for those types of questions and allow Mortgage folk to help out with answers, too.
July 11 2007
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Brian, call me crazy, but I don't see a search box.I see a local Realtor EZ Ad appear once and awhile, though.http://www.zillow.com/forum/site/Index.htmI took a screenshot of that page, and there is no search box.(btw, I refreshed my browser a bunch of times and took a screenshot before I posted this response...just in case I am somehow missing it?)
July 10 2007
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Didn't seem to work. What URL should I be using, Brian?
July 10 2007
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Trying it with Google Reader, now. I am assuming that without any RSS button nearby, the 'thread' would be the root of this discussion we are having here...http://www.zillow.com/forum/site/ViewThread.htm?tid=28If that is correct, then I should see this very response pop up in Google Reader. Here it goes!
July 10 2007
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Wordpress Widget

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Very good plugin, thanks Drew!
July 10 2007
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Wordpress Widget
If a talented programmer with time on their hands is up for the challenge -- it would be great to see some type of implementation of the Zillow API to be used directly in Wordpress templates (i.e. Sidebar Widget).Even better if some of the information from the new Neighborhoods Feature could be integrated into a widget, as most Real Estate Professionals' blogs are localized and even neighborhood-centric.(I'm not that talented programmer, just a RealtorĀ® who would love to see it happen. Please let me know if someone accomplishes this feat!)
July 10 2007
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When someone makes a Reply to one of my Topics or posts, will the site automatically inform me via e-mail that a response has been posted? This would be a very valuable benefit (although having the ability to turn the feature on and off would be nice)... as it would be easy to follow-up on discussions without having to sift through all the Topics.Easy to look through all the topics now... as the feature just went live. I'm just thinking down the line, when the topics and reponses become very deep.
July 10 2007
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It looks like "Discussions" works along the lines of a standard forum... would be a great benefit to be able to Search the topics and content. (Let me know if this is already an available feature and I'm just not seeing it!)
July 10 2007
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Home Depot

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I'm lucky enough to have both Home Depot and Lowes within 10 miles and have had great experiences with each. On the other hand, I have had clients' have both good and bad experiences with both companies (especially due to subcontracted work, like Andy mentioned).As a RealtorĀ® in California, we get a lot of direct contact from Lowes with special promotions and benefits to offer our clients; whereas we don't with Home Depot. It might be a great idea for Home Depot to get on board with the California Association of Realtors, if they haven't considered it yet, as I don't know anyone who wouldn't appreciate a HD Gift Card from their local RealtorsĀ®!(btw, Hi Andy!)
July 10 2007
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