AUSTIN, TX—Zillow, Inc. has added three new Austin-based partners to its Zillow Pro for Brokers program: JB Goodwin Realtors, RE/Max Capital City and Turnquist Partners Realtors. These partners now will send their listings directly to Zillow, while enabling the brokerages to maintain control over their listings data and receive maximum exposure on the Yahoo!-Zillow Real Estate Network.
“The Austin housing market is showing a tremendous amount of momentum and we are excited to be able to offer these key partners the opportunity to ensure their listings are getting the most exposure possible,” said Errol Samuelson, Zillow chief industry relations officer. “Given how quickly inventory is selling, establishing this direct feed with Zillow guarantees these brokers and their agents that their listings will be as up-to-date as possible, benefiting their sellers and attracting more prospective buyers.”
“JB Goodwin Realtors has taken the step to be pro-consumer for our sellers and landlords by making sure their properties are on the most visited real estate site in the U.S. – Zillow,” said Buddy Schilling, president of JB Goodwin. “More than 80 million people search Zillow each month for properties for sale and for lease, so having our listings on Zillow benefits everyone. Our sellers and landlords have made it clear to us they want their properties on Zillow and we are happy to make that a reality.”
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 brokers. Brokers’ agents are seen first next to their listing every time as well as having a logo and outbound link to their website included. Currently more than 1,000 partners across the country participate in Zillow Pro for Brokers.
“RE/MAX Capital City supports consumers’ number one choice for real estate information – Zillow,” said Jeff Osborne, president, RE/MaxCapital City. “Our Zillow Pro for Brokers alliance ensures that consumers are receiving the most accurate, relevant and up-to-date information on our sellers’ homes as well as the excellent services our RE/Max agents provide.”
“Turnquist Partners has been in real estate for over 30 years and with the ever-evolving market trends, we are dedicated to providing our clients a global reach with a local focus,” says Michele Turnquist, owner of Turnquist Partners Realtors. “We are thrilled to partner with Zillow Pro for Brokers to ensure our agents and clients receive the accuracy they need with the exposure they deserve.”
Seattle-based Zillow says it has developed the largest real estate network on the web, and includes, Zillow.com, Zillow Mobile, HotPads and Yahoo! Homes. In addition, Zillow powers real estate search for AOL and HGTV’s FrontDoor.com.