Zillow’s New Agent Rating and Endorsement Tool

Zillow’s New Agent Rating and Endorsement Tool Today, Zillow launched the ability for consumers to review real estate agents they’ve worked with in the past. Millions of home shoppers visit Zillow every month, and many of them have not yet found a real estate agent to help them buy or sell their home. Access to

Widgets: How to Add Them to Your Blog

How do you add “Widgets” to your Active Rain Blog?  You can only add them to either your profile page, your posts, or in the right side column on your main Blog page.  These instructions are to add a Widget to your Blog under your photo, the same as you see on mine. The first step is to select

Google TV – Television Meets The Web

Google TV – Television On Steroids – Will it still be called television in the years ahead? Recently, I posted the “Top 50 Google Tools for your Business” thinking there’s not much more these folks at Google can do to top their latest releases of really cool products and services on the web.  Now Google

Setting Your Financial Real Estate Goals

Setting Your Financial Real Estate Goals Here’s a tool I created back when I was in Title and Escrow. I’ve used this in the past to help Brokers and Agents with their financial goals. I called it Agent Assist because that’s exactly what it was created for, to assist them in reaching their income goals.

How To Use Google’s Wonder Wheel

The Google Wonder Wheel Keyword Research Tool …is a keyword research utility that was created by Google Labs and allows users to discover keyword searches that are popular and built around certain specific keyword terms. Google’s wonder wheel could be a great tool for helping writers to find new topics. The wheel can also help

US Home Values and Mortgage Market Rates – Interactive Charts

Today I was snooping around our site trying to find something for an agent when I discovered the following US Home Values Index chart.  This is not what I was looking for, but after I found it, I was actually very impressed and got so excited, I forgot what I was originally looking for?  It

Goal Setting – The 7 Steps to Success

The whole point in setting your goals is so you can accomplish those things you really want in life.  Goal setting is so unbelievably powerful.  Goals must be specific, written down, and have a time frame.  Just making the commitment to put it in writing will help you get there.  Having good organization is a

The ActiveRain Featured Blog Post

The ActiveRain Featured Blog Post – I get asked everyday about the ActiveRain Featured Blog post.  The wide variety of questions range from “Who Is Featuring The Posts” to “Why Are The Same Members Featured over and over again?” Well, it’s taken me 2 1/2 years working here to finally write a post about the

Zillow Quick Tour and Navigation

Last week, I was helping a member over the phone and she said to me, “I don’t see on the site where I can answer questions, join the directory, get widgets, or download any mobile apps?”  She didn’t realize that the tabs at the top of the page open up when you hover your mouse