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New! More Exposure For Your Active Rain Blog!

There are 13,000 of you who have an Active Rain blog AND active profiles on Zillow.  As of today, and thru collaboration with the good folks at AR, you now have a link from your Zillow profile to your Active Rain blog!  Just one more way people can find the great content so many of you produce.

If you have an active, PROFESSIONAL (not a regular user) account on Zillow, a link to your blog will automatically appear.  But we didn't stop there, you can now also add your Twitter handle, a link to your Facebook profile and a link to your LinkedIn information

I am really excited about this change because it is so important to tie everything you are doing socially, together on the web, to help build your online reputation. 

Steps to edit/add your Profile:

1) If you don't already have an active account, here is a link to start building your free Zillow profile.

2) Log on to the site and go to your Profile.  Click the Edit button. 

edit your zillow profile

3) Next, simply add your information in the respective fields.

add facebook, linkedin and twitter to zillow profile

4) And you are all done! 

zillow twitter facebook active rain blog

Big thanks to Active Rain for making this happen!  Also, don't forget that you can include even more (followed) links within the marketing text of your profile.  For example, link to some of your favorite or more helpful posts to drive even more traffic to them. 




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Comment balloon 55 commentsSara Bonert • September 15 2009 03:53PM


Very cool Sara. How about Zillow give us the ability to have our AR blog or any other blog go to Zillow via RSS? Now THAT would be really cool.

Posted by Bryant Tutas, Selling Florida one home at a time (Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC) about 11 years ago

This is great information.  I've already updated my zillow profile. 

Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Houwzer Inc) about 11 years ago

Thank you Sara! This is a very cool tool for AR members and Zillow users. I do have a Zillow profile to I use to upload my listings so I will have to see if this means I have a "Professional" account or if I am just a regular user! I love the idea of linking all of the social sites together!!!

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) about 11 years ago

Nice. The more exposure the better - Thanks AR!

Posted by Nicholas Goraczkowski, Your Mortgage Resource - (720) 83-RATES about 11 years ago

Thanks Sara. I just went and added my blog to my Zillow profile. That was easy!

Posted by Jen Bowman, Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL (Keller Williams on the Water) about 11 years ago

It's always something...the more the better but I need to go on vacation and I can't get up from the computer! Thanks!

Posted by SarahGray Lamm, Realtor - 100K Hours of NC Real Estate Experience (Allen Tate Realtors Chapel Hill, NC 919-819-8199 ) about 11 years ago

Just went and updated - a god thing since I haven't been on Zillow in forever.

Posted by Stephen Kappre, Helping You Home (KW Hometown) about 11 years ago

Sara - Zillow was one place that I had not yet added my profile.  Thanks to your post, I do now!!

Posted by Julie Dumaine-Russell (RE/MAX Alliance) about 11 years ago

I 2nd Bryants request.  This is actually what I was thinking you were referring to when I clicked on the post.

Posted by Christine McInerney, The McInerney Team, Knoxville TN Homes For Sale (Great Life RE) about 11 years ago

Thanks Sara... I get a lot of traffic to my AR blog via Zillow!... much appreciated...

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) about 11 years ago

I second what BB said above.  And I just went and did a little updating.  What about FaceBook Fan Pages?  We have those, too...

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) about 11 years ago

I just updated my profile...thanks!

Posted by Damon Gettier, Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE (Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert) about 11 years ago

Thanks Sara, I just set my zillow account up.  You made it very easy.  Thank you so much!

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX) about 11 years ago

Thanks Sara, I just set my zillow account up.  You made it very easy.  Thank you so much!

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX) about 11 years ago

Wow - thanks for letting us know. I hadn't filled in the info for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or my AR blog. But I have NOW!!

Posted by Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer (eXp Realty) about 11 years ago

Bryant's right..tit for tat would be sweet.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) about 11 years ago

Thanks Sara, I'm going to go check it out right away.

Posted by Rich Cederberg, eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque (eXp Realty) about 11 years ago

Hi Sara~ I am going to go and do this after this comment.  Hopefully it will be easy...

Posted by Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY (Maverick Realty) about 11 years ago

That is pretty cool. I think I only have a regular account. Do you think I should upgrade?

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) about 11 years ago

Great information Sara. That should make our life a lit bit easer.

Posted by Megan Izdebska & Hanna Manoufar Chandler, Scottsdale Real Estate Agent, Double Commitment. Double Results. (United Brokers Group) about 11 years ago

SZarah - thanks a lot for reminding us to update our profiles. For me it was a good call to go to Zillow and check out my updates. Hope, you will  like the Bryant Tutas' RSS idea . That would be cool!

Posted by Svetlana Stolyarova, Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663 (Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution) about 11 years ago

great information thanks

Posted by Lisa Ludlow Archer (Live Love Homes-Keller Williams, Charlotte, NC Ballantyne Area ) about 11 years ago

Thanks, Sara. That was easy!

Posted by Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR (RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs) about 11 years ago

I'm off to go look into this and make sure everything is set up.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) about 11 years ago

Great information. And I love those screen cap edges. Very cool!

Posted by Sandra Graves -- e-PRO, Realtor (Coldwell Banker -- Folsom, Ca) about 11 years ago

Sara..... OK.. you have my attention... Ibook marked this to come back to this week and attempt to set this up.. Please remind me by Friday in case I get mind boggled... :)

Posted by Roland Woodworth, eXp Realty (eXp Realty) about 11 years ago

Very cool, Sara. And I have to save I like Broker Bryant's suggestion. Keep up the good work on evolving with the times and keeping the needs of consumers, and agents, in mind.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) about 11 years ago

Very nice Sara, I logged in and there was my AR Blog Link!  Cool.  I also added my other links as well.  Thanks!  John

Posted by Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate (Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington) about 11 years ago

Just added to my to-do list tomorrow... thanks!

Posted by Barb Fischer, San Diego and La Mesa Real Estate (Big Block Realty) about 11 years ago

Thanks for the info.  I'll have to check this out.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) about 11 years ago

Thanks Sara - just went over and made the updates.  Also noticed a ton of widgets that are now available too, very cool!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 11 years ago

Wow Sara. This is a drop-everything! I'm so glad you provided explicit instructions. I'm off to do my upgrade now.

Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Thanks, Sara. All done. These are great new enhancements...and reminded me to tweak my facebook settings.

Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) about 11 years ago


Sounds great. I have a profile, but I'll stop by tomorrow and check out the new link. Thanks.

Posted by Fran Gatti, Managing Principal Broker - RE/MAX Integrity (RE/MAX Integrity) about 11 years ago

Nice addition to the features at Zillow, thanks for the update, we'll have to update our profile.

Posted by Monica Bourgeau, Business Coaching about 11 years ago

Sara, Zillow is really progressive in working with us - thanks for the great customer service on that issue I had recently - on a Sunday no less!

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) about 11 years ago


Thanks for the helpful tips.

Posted by Dave Humphrey, Broker, Real Estate Advice You Can TRUST! (RE/MAX Marketplace) about 11 years ago

Sara, I have had my Activerain blog, linked to my Zilllow account since becoming a member, Is there a way that a logo-or-badge can appear, noting that the website is an A/R blog link?

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) about 11 years ago

Wow, thanks just did the updates. Now to put that badge on my site. I like BB idea. If we could add our posts to Zillow via RSS. Any plans in the works for that ?

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 11 years ago

Great info, thanks.

Posted by Chad McBain (RE/MAX R.E. CENTRE) about 11 years ago

This is a very good idea for agents to gain better exposure. I'll pass this one along.

Posted by Home Loan Search.Online (Home Loan Search Online) about 11 years ago

Sara, thanks for the tip.  I went through and did it step by step from your post!  Thanks again.

Posted by Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate (Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.) about 11 years ago

Sara: Thank you. I'll see if I can go in and update my profile. I got an inquiry yesterday although it may be someone shopping me and I usually don't get those loans as I'm not the cheapest. Keep up the great work!

Posted by Paul McFadden, Pest Control, Seattle, WA. (Paratex) about 11 years ago


Thanks for that info. I've gone over and updated it all now we're in business. Really appreciate these tips.


Posted by Jody Keating, Broker/MM/Realtor, Bryan / College Station, TX (Jody Keating Connective Realty,LLC, Bryan/College Station,TX) about 11 years ago

Thanks Sara. Thanks for the reminder.

Posted by Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i (Aloha Kai Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Thanks for the tip!

As it turned out I had a lot of info the needed updating on Zillow.

Posted by Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive (The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany) about 11 years ago

That is great news. Will check back in to update my profile right now.

Posted by James K Barath, CMPS, FICO Pro, Certified Military Housing Specialist (Canopy Mortgage, LLC) about 11 years ago

Great idea.  Thanks.

Posted by Sandra Scott about 11 years ago

Thanks for the great idea, Sara.  I setup my profile on Zillow about a month ago (but forgot about it!!!).  Your post timing couldn't have been better.  I just updated my Zillow profile, adding my blog link and a photo.  Keep it coming!

Posted by Will Goodson (Sheffield Properties/Private Label Realty) about 11 years ago

Thank you so much for the tip. I didn't know.

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc) about 11 years ago

Good idea - thanks for the info.

Posted by Bill Wallace, William Wallace (Bridge Realty) about 11 years ago

Thanks for the info Sara.  I'll go see what it's all about! Some days I feel as if I go from on site to another in order to keep current with everything!

Posted by Teresa Cox King, Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama (RE/MAX of Orange Beach) about 11 years ago

Done.  Thanks for the heads up.

Posted by David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc) about 11 years ago

Hey all!  Sorry for the delayed response, I have been computerless for the last 24 hours (and somehow I survived!)  Glad to hear this has been easy for everyone to set up.

Byrant and all- RSS feeds are definitely on the to do list!  This was just our first roll out of social media connection products.  It is a little ways out yet, but coming!  I'll be sure to post about it when we have it!

Lane- No immediate plans to add a Fan Page link, but good suggestion.  You can definitely add the link within the marketing text though. 

Melissa- You indeed do have a professional acct, notice the "agent" badge by your name.  No "upgrades" necessary. I would recommend adding some links to your site in your mkting text though.  Also, you can add your cell phone # and your personal web address.  Otherwise, looks good!

Brad - We have added a ton of cool widgets.  Here is the full list if anyone is interested - http://www.zillow.com/webtools/widgets/

Steve- You can't add a AR badge to your Zillow profile.  But you can add a Zillow badge to your AR blog.  Here is a link to all of our badges - http://www.zillow.com/webtools/badges/

Posted by Sara Bonert, Real Estate Internet Marketing (Zillow) about 11 years ago

I just signed on to Zillow too. Thanks for the great advice!

Posted by Carlos B (TreeHouseForRent.Com) over 10 years ago