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How Successful Has The Zillow Premier Agent Program Been For You?

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Hi Keith -My team has been very successful with the Premier Agent (PA) program. It has generated more than 400 leads and >$6M in settled transactions in the past 24-months.Right now, we're at 50% of two Zip Codes that we know have the best ROI. As always with Internet leads, you must respond ASAP and make sure you have plenty of reviews.Thanks and good luck!

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If there are multiple team members that contribute to my Facebook business page, can I add multiple team member reviews and listings or will it display only a single agent?

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Facebook

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I sure did, but they didn't help.   I found the issue though.  In Zillow's example of the URL to add, it doesn't include http://, when I added that, it worked.

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Trying to install my reviews and listing, and I am getting this error: Unable to process the request at present. Please try again later. (Error #4)

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how do i find your reviews of specific real estate agents in my area?

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Great question!When you search for agents within a specific area, their profiles should show their reviews.  If you have a specific agent you'd like to look-up, choose Directory from the top navigation and then enter their name and location across the top.  It will give you the results from there.Good luck!Peggy Lyn Speicher

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how much is my house worth?

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Your real estate agent (or an agent of your choosing) needs to perform a Competitive Market Analysis (CMA).The agent examines your home's style, square footage, number of bathrooms, location, etc.  This can be done over the phone or in person.  Of course, if the real estate agent actually comes to your house, you are probably more likely to get an accurate assessment of your home's worth.  Next, the agent looks at recent sales in your area of similar homes.  The agent can also look at all of the homes in your neighborhood that have recently sold or that were listed and did not sell.  Using these comparisons, the real estate agent determines what the value of your home is.The real estate agent needs to be sure to be as current as possible with the recent sales.  Home prices can appreciate quickly, so depending on the market, even a sale just a year ago can be outdated.  If the comparisons are kept within just a few weeks, it gives a more accurate idea of your home's worth.

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How do I choose a buyer's agent in Howard Co, MD? Where do I begin the process of narrowing down?

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It's all about experience and the real estate agent's customer service skills.  Experience is measured by transactions and years in the business while customer service is measured by testimonials and reviews.Please check out my profile on Zillow and, if you'd like me and my team to help you find a home in Howard County, please let me know.Thank you,Peggy Lyn Speicher

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D.C., Montgomery County housing prices jump

Washington Business Journal - by Jeff ClabaughDate: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 2:03pm ESTSingle-family housing prices in the District and Montgomery County were up significantly from a year ago last month, though the condominium prices were mixed.The Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors says the median price of a single-family home in D.C. was $399,000 in January, up nearly 14.2 percent from a year earlier. The number of listings was little changed, while the number of settlements was also up more than 14 percent.D.C. condo prices were up just 1.44 percent from a year earlier, to a median price of $347,950.In Montgomery County, the median price of a single-family home was up 16.64 percent from January 2010 to $414,000. The number of listings was up 12.5 percent, while settlements were down 5.6 percent from a year earlier.Median condo prices were down 10.42 percent from January 2010 in Montgomery County, to $172,000."The residential housing market in the metro area has been picking up steam over the past nine months," said GCAAR President Adrian Hunnings. "As buyers and sellers prepare for the spring market, we will begin to see how the recovery of the housing market will take shape in 2011."The absorption rate, or the number of active listings divided by the number of contracts, shows supply remains below 6 months at the current pace of selling in both D.C. and Montgomery County, a level the Realtors group says is consistent with a healthy market.

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