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An Inside Outside Peek at Zillow - Kodak Moments Photo Tour

On my last visit to Seattle, WA, I had to attend a few meetings at the Zillow Corporate headquarters, so I decided to walk through the office with my iPhone and take some shots to share with my friends in the blogosphere.  It's really quite fascinating to walk around inside the main office located at the top of the Wells Fargo building in downtown. 

I'll give you a quick tour of the office, and some of my favorite spots to hang out when I'm there.  If you're ever in the Seattle area, make it a point to stop in and say hi to my friends and co-workers there.  They're a great group and a whole lotta fun.  If you can catch me there, I'll take you down to see the fish toss, and taste the best crab in Seattle.

The views from our office are absolutely spectacular!  360 degree views around the entire building.

Welcome to Zillow, the lobby that greets you with great anticipation of your visit.

The monitor in our lobby showcases some of the featured properties you'll see on Zillow.

The views from every window in the building are truly stunning and unbelievable, this view is from the lobby.

Zillow has come a long way since 2005, the stories are proudly displayed for every visitor to see.

Hallways echo with sounds of celebrations, goals achieved, battles won, and numerous victory's and successes.

The workplace and atmosphere are incredible, even the hallways have street names so I won't get lost!

.... but I still get lost! lol~

Work weekends?  Ha! Now I know why Zillow Seahawk fans show up to work on Sundays... with binnoculars~

How do I know the staff at Zillow work very hard?  I have yet to catch someone playing table tennis. lol~

My personal favorite spot is here, they always have coffee, nuts, and a variety of cold drinks for me.

Over 200+ talented and committed people working hard to keep Zillow an industry & technology leader.

They care just as much about you and your business as they do helping consumers.

How do we R.A.T.E?  The call on the wall in the hall says it all.  I'm proud of Zillow, our principles and the team. 

Oh yeah, did I mention the views???

I do enjoy spending time at Zillow in Seattle, the people who work there are very REAL and passionate. They take every task and challenge and make it exciting and fun.  There's a very transparent culture behind the walls at Zillow.  Each team and department creates a unique synergy that spreads through-out and makes up the whole of the company.  I can honestly say that the true spirit and meaning of "customer service" lives and breaths in those hallways and offices. 

A cup a coffee? - $1.85  A trip to Seattle?  $299.00  Kodak moments likes these? - $P,RIC,ELE.SS

 

 

     

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Comment balloon 17 commentsBrad Andersohn • January 23 2011 12:06PM

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iPhone photos, huh?  Pretty impressive quality. And a beautiful day in Seattle! Thanks, Brad.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

It was a great day in Seattle that day Lottie, and the iPhone does take some pretty cool shots.  It was nice to come home and share the experience with the family, this way my kids got to see the main office where Dad works when he's in Seattle. 

So why not share it with everyone else too?  It really is a fun office and a great group of folks that work there. :)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Brad,

Glad to see you are enjoying your new gig at Zillow.  they are lucky to have you!

kk

Posted by Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022 (Novella Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Great photos and not a Seattle rain drop in sight. 

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 9 years ago

Love the photos, Brad. Those are some amazing views - must be hard to concentrate sometimes, although perhaps you get use to it.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Brad, Thanks for sharing the Zillow photos. Looks like Zillow takes good care of its employees. jay

Posted by Jay Lloyd, Allpro Home Inspection (Cape Coral Florida) over 9 years ago

I'm coming around to Zillow Brad....but what's the latest on efforts to make those Zestimates more accurate? 

Posted by Kirsten Lindquist, Realtor - Sonoma Wine Country (Pacific Union International) over 9 years ago

Good day Brad,  thanks for sharing the photos, I even share them with my husband.  I have never been to Seattle but your photo were beautiful.  Thanks again...Make it a great day.

Posted by Paula Stills, Full time Real Estate, Ready when you are! (RE/MAX Real Estate Results) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad...you caught the moment with your Kodak Moment Pictures

Thanks !

Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Brad, you, Sara and Spencer have done an awesome job showing that Zillow.com is more than a .com, Zillow is a really great group of people with some great stuff to offer. 

Posted by Jon Sigler, South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029 (Keller Williams - Greater Hartford) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad... Very impressive, but I would expect nothing less from a company that you would choose to work for!  Seems like you've found a great "home".

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 9 years ago

Here's one photo I forgot to add that I didn't take, but came from my iPhone.  It's the walkscore report I searched from the lobby.  Zillow pulls the walkscore for every property on the site (where available) including our own office. 

I don't recall EVER seeing a 100% walkscore from walkscore.com. 

Walkscore called the office location a "Walkers Paradise!" Very cool~

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

The rest of the photos I took are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bradandersohn/sets/72157625767855297/ they would have made this blog post 34 yards long if I had added them! lol~

Kristal - it's always great to hear from you.  I'm the lucky one.  You were one of the first people I read on ActiveRain and have been a mentor and good friend ever since.  Thank you so much for that, it means more to me than anything else in the world. :-)

Cindy - I hear they have their moments! lol~  Thanks, hope the year is going well for you.

Jeff - the views from every window are just phenomenal, not sure I'd ever get any work done if I had a window seat!

Jay  - Zillow does take awesome care of their employees, and the employees in turn take great care of Zillow.

Kristen - the latest on Zestimates is that there is a full-time committed staff working daily trying to perfect that tool and service.

Paula - thanks for sharing these with the hubby, hope he enjoyed them too. Go to Seattle, it's a beautiful and fun city.

Fred - these were all taken the same day, should I call it a Kodak Day instead of moment? haha~

Jon - thank you for saying and recognizing that, I'm proud and humbled to say I totally agree with you.

Steve - thanks, it's great to have another place to call home. AR and Zillow are where I proudly hang my hat and coat.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Great pic's Brad. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Surprise Arizona Realtor Jim Braun Sun City Grand Active Adult Communities, Surprise AZ real estate Phoenix West Valley (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Jim Braun Sun City Grand Az ) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the insider view of Zillow! I guess I always thought they were sitting in a dark cubicle filed office without windows or any type of color/passion. Kinda like a bankers office. THis on the other hand is Amazing.

Posted by Lisa Coates, Residential Home Sales Specialist (Level Ten Construction Consultants) over 9 years ago

Four years later, and I haven't figured those streets out either!  Haha.  Beautiful pics Brad.  Maybe all that rain we hear people from Seattle talk about is just a rouse so that they can keep their beautiful city for themselves...  :) 

 

Posted by Sara Bonert, Real Estate Internet Marketing (Zillow) over 9 years ago

Those were great Brad.  Thanks so much for sharing!!!  And Sara, the rain they talk about is really true but you can't beat the area for it's beauty when the clouds clear!!!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) over 9 years ago

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