Zillow Advice launched a few months ago (a interactive place to ask and answer real estate questions) and already thousands of questions and answers have been posted.
But who has time to sort through them all and search for the ones that apply to you? Good question- that's why you can sign up to receive email alerts when there is a question posted in your local area.
1. Go to Zillow and sign in. Click on the Advice Tab and search for your topic of interest. It could be a subject like short sales or an area like Chicago, IL or even a zip code.
A search results of all related questions and answers will appear.
2. In the left hand column of the page, in the tool box, click on Email Alerts.
3. A window will pop up asking you to confirm your alert. Just select your frequency option and hit save.
Notice that in the search results of questions, you can see how many times a question has been viewed and how many answers it has. So by answering a question, you are not only trying to impress the original poster, but also all those that view the question.
Also, each time you answer a question, there will be a link back to your profile so people can find out more about you or get in contact with you. Make sure your profile is as complete as you can make it. You can include marketing text, links, embed video - whatever you think will sell you.