Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe (   (408) 425-1601)

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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Amazing!  I have avoided Zillow at all costs, although I do suggest everyone register as an agent there and try to "claim" your sales and get testimonials posted there. But Z hits me up all the time for the Premiere Agent program, which I know is very costly.  Plus they sell the same leads to multiple agents so unless you can instantly respond, you are likely to never get a sale through them.

Nov 08, 2017 03:26 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

So fake news promotes a fake real estate site - figures!

Nov 08, 2017 02:23 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Z's success with Premier Agent ... now ... how are the premier agents doing with their cash outflow?

Nov 08, 2017 04:05 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Okay listen carefully Z. Bite me. Bite here. Bite hard. You are making three bites.

Nov 08, 2017 04:51 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Right on Jennifer Mackay 

Nov 08, 2017 04:48 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Amazing that someone is willing to shell out those bucks.  A

Nov 08, 2017 03:39 PM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

On CNN? Probably not true.... just kidding, I read about it on Inman News this am.

Nov 08, 2017 03:31 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If you notice on the Dominion of Evil Intent, all Coldwell Banker listings do receive preferential treatment. So they are lov'n the outcome. 

$5,000 a month!

That means the 'undercapilized' agent is in deep tapioca.


Nov 08, 2017 01:58 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

What does CNN know about Z and what does Z know about real estate - other than taking massive amounts of money from desperate Realtors®?

I don't think large brokerages are buying these leads - I think (think being the operative word) large brokerages are smarter than that!

Nov 08, 2017 07:16 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't see it as a recruiting tool. I do see it as mega-teams building their mega-mega teams into bigger-bigger formidable forces.

Nov 08, 2017 05:30 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Well, big boxed do have more spending power and they do spend it for Z.

Nov 08, 2017 05:10 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

CNN and Zillow in the same question?   I defer to Jennifer Mackay's answer!

Nov 08, 2017 04:33 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I beg to differ with those statistics ... Zillow never gets anything right

Nov 08, 2017 03:56 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

At $5,000 a month plus it is not the agent making money. It is the vendor which is what they want. Service to the public be damned!

Nov 08, 2017 03:12 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Fiscal insanity

Nov 09, 2017 03:10 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Many brokers here encourage theit agents to spend money on Z, but KW coaches us on how to produce our own leads.

Nov 08, 2017 09:28 PM
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

Sam Shueh Jennifer Mackay This is not fake news. I attended the Zillow Convention in Orlando last year and met many agents and even offices who routinely spend 10k or more per month with Zillow. 

As for the bidding process, that is true also. Zillow now allows agents to pick zip codes and lets each agent choose to bid more money for a higher percentage of impressions (which turns into leads). I use this technique in every zip code that I advertise in. There are no mandatory contracts but I am offered a six month contract that gives me a bonus amount of impressions so I do it. You also get their new concierge service that calls and sets appointments for me on any leads that I do not answer. Also included is the premier agent app that allows you to tract your leads in real time! Zillow leads are the new sign call .... customers can use the GPS enabled ZIllow app and call me when they are in front of YOUR listing!!!! Why? Bc you choose not to use this valuable technology. This is a great service!

Btw... this is advertising and not buying leads folks. It is no different than running an ad in your local homes magazine. The difference is that your local magazine reaches about 32 people a month and Zillow routinely has 5o to 80 MILLION USERS PER MONTH. 

You may see Zillow as a big evil web site that's trying to steal your customers. However, I see Zillow as an opportunity for ME to steal your customers and it works great!

Nov 08, 2017 07:17 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Jennifer Mackay hit the bullseye with this one!

Nov 09, 2017 09:02 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I like what Jennifer Mackay said.

Nov 08, 2017 10:07 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

There are many in my office who participate in the Premier Agent program.... I hate Z.... but I can't control where they spend their money.... they DO get buyer calls and a few listing calls too.... 

Nov 08, 2017 02:23 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

In this  Trillion dollar Real Estate business arena...YES to your question. 

Nov 08, 2017 02:13 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

??  Those are 'eye-popping' stats!!

Nov 08, 2017 01:52 PM
Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Z does something illegal here. Z hard sells lenders to pay the full boat in exchange for Realtor loyalty. I could write a novel about it.  Lynnea Miller Sam Shueh  

Nov 09, 2017 11:14 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

This is interesting information. Thanks for sharing, Sam!

Nov 09, 2017 05:32 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Jennifer Mackay nailed this one!

Nov 09, 2017 03:59 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have no idea... I haven't personally seen large brokerages spend a ton of money to buy leads for their agents.

Nov 09, 2017 03:58 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Nov 08, 2017 08:54 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing this information. 

Nov 08, 2017 03:09 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It's all about follow up and ROI. I have no problem with Zillow even though I don't pay them but if the volume is great enough then fine, if not then we have less agents.

Nov 08, 2017 02:41 PM
Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

I try not to concern myself with what Zillow is doing. 

Nov 09, 2017 04:57 PM
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

I won't give my money to the dark side.  I have other more effective ways of generating leads.  

Nov 09, 2017 03:17 PM
Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

In our area, there are a few large TEAMS that advertize in a big way.  Th biggest one pays over $10K per month to Zillow, but from this they get enough leads to make it worth their while and keeps all their agents busy and selling. 

This team has about 30 agents. 

Nov 09, 2017 07:25 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I am always amazed when I hear someone actualy agrees to pay for the Premier Agent!  

Nov 12, 2017 07:26 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Sounds like Z bought ad space with CNBC

Nov 10, 2017 07:37 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm with Jennifer Mackay comments.

Nov 09, 2017 07:40 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have no clue, Sam.

Nov 09, 2017 06:45 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharin

Nov 09, 2017 03:34 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

'Z' has captured the 'top of the mind' of every consumer for sure.

Aug 30, 2018 10:07 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Not a  fan of Z and will not support them.


Nov 12, 2017 09:47 AM