I wanted to take a moment to thank Kathleen for having an open mind and heart, and for sharing her experience when revisiting what Zillow can do for her clients and her business. I hope others will take a moment to re-visit Zillow as well. At the very least, call me and see what's in it for them?
Kathleen, please keep me posted and up-to-date with the contact and lead we established at the end of the lunch and learn? That was great and you were awesome. I commend you for stepping up on the spot. I was very impressed that you took full advantage of the opportunity and turned it into an appointment with a new and potential client.
You are a true real estate warrior and I applaud you. :-)
Lunch & Learn with Brad Andersohn Zillow's National Outreach Manager
The Lunch and Learn's guest speaker was Brad Andersohn, Zillow's National Outreach Manager. Some long-time ActiveRain members know that Brad Andersohn used to be with ActiveRain. He still has an ActiveRain profile he just does not work at ActiveRain any longer.
Confession of a San Jose Real Estate Agent: When I was first invited to the lunch and learn I immediately was turned off and declined the invitation with the thought ...
ZILLOW ... I HATE ZILLOW!
I truly respect the lender, Karen Levine with Guaranteed Rate, who invited me. I realized that I was being closed-minded and that if nothing else, I wanted to support Karen and that it would be nice to see Brad again. I last Brad, and his beautiful wife, at an ActiveRain Meet-Up in Livermore about one year ago.
Not only did I decide to go but I invited another fellow AR Member, Anja Kerstens to join me. There is definitely an "X" Factor in the rain that cannot measure the connections we make or what may come of them.
With my heart and mind open I attended the Zillow lunch and learn. I probably could have skipped lunch because I certainly ate a non-stop serving of humble pie.
I was so WRONG about Zillow. I decided 10 years ago that I did not like the fact that they sold zip codes. I shut the door and never looked back. Today with an open mind the Zillow door opened again.
Brad's presentation went over yet everyone in the room wanted more, including me. The only critique I had about the event was that it was no long enough. At the end of the meeting I confessed to the entire group that I did not want to go because I hated Zillow.
Brad asked me why I felt that way and I told him: ignorance, mis-information, lack of real knowledge, closed-minded, I did not like the fact that Zillow sells zip codes, etc.
I am glad I went. I will definitely do many of the things Brad recommended, including watching the daily webinars which take place at 10am (PST). The Zillow Academy schedule can be found here. There are so many things that real estate agents and homeowners can do on Zillow, and it's free.
Thanks Brad and Karen for a very informative Zillow lunch and learn.
Lunch & Learn with Brad Andersohn Zillow's National Outreach Manager - by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - San Jose Short Sale Agent
Kathleen Daniels, Broker-Owner of KD Realty, San Jose Short Sale Agent, Certified HAFA Specialist (CHS), Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Short Sale Negotiator (CSSN), and REO Default Certified Professional (RDCPro), serving San Jose and surrounding San Jose Communities in Santa Clara County - Silicon Valley.