SEATTLE, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z), the leading real estate information marketplace, today announced that the Zillow® Pro for Brokers program has exceeded more than 1,000 brokerages nationwide. Launched in June 2012, Zillow Pro for Brokers is a free, five-point program that improves listings accuracy, provides better reporting, includes a powerful contact follow-up system and increases the visibility of listing agents for participating brokerages.
"Zillow Pro for Brokers has experienced phenomenal growth in the past six months," said Errol Samuelson, Zillow chief industry development officer. "The pace of growth is really amazing - we went from approximately 200 brokerages in October 2013, to more than 1,000 by the end of April. Having a direct relationship with Zillow for listings makes a lot of sense for many brokerages. Their listings appear immediately on Zillow, while the brokerages retain control over listing data. It's an ideal scenario for brokerages who want to market their listings to the largest audience of home shoppers on mobile and Web."
Among the many new Zillow Pro for Brokers participants are:
- Coldwell Banker Premiere Realty, Las Vegas, Nev.
- Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, Wilmington, N.C.
- Keller Williams NY Realty, Bedford, N.Y.
- Partners Trust, Beverly Hills, Calif.
- RE/MAX INTEGRA's US regions
- Realty World Cape Fear, Wilmington, N.C.
"Partners Trust has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to embracing technology and getting the most out of strategic partnerships for our associates," said Audie Chamberlain, vice president of marketing at Partners Trust. "We are really excited about working closely with Zillow now and in the future."
In addition to retaining ownership of their data, brokerages' agents will always be displayed first next to their listings, as well as have their logo and outbound link to their websites included with the listings.
To learn more about Zillow Pro for Brokers, email email@example.com or call 206-757-4250.
About Zillow, Inc.
Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) operates the leading real estate and home-related information marketplaces on mobile and the Web, with a complementary portfolio of brands and products that help people find vital information about homes, and connect with the best local professionals. Zillow's brands serve the full lifecycle of owning and living in a home: buying, selling, renting, financing, remodeling and more. In addition, Zillow offers a suite of tools and services to help local real estate, mortgage, rental and home improvement professionals manage and market their businesses. Welcoming nearly 77 million unique users in March 2014, the Zillow, Inc. portfolio includes Zillow.com®, Zillow Mobile, Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, Zillow Rentals, Zillow Digs®, Postlets®, Diverse Solutions®, Agentfolio®, Mortech®, HotPads™ and StreetEasy®. The company is headquartered in Seattle.
Zillow.com, Zillow, Postlets, Mortech, Diverse Solutions, StreetEasy, Agentfolio and Digs are registered trademarks of Zillow, Inc. HotPads is a trademark of Zillow, Inc.
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