Postlets Pro is Now FREE - How To Post Your Listings

Getting exposure to a sellers property is obviously a no-brainer, but simplifying the process, and finding more efficient ways that cost less that get you a higher return on your investment and efforts is just plain smart.

That's why I'm happy to announce that the Postlets Pro program is now free.  That's right, we are opening up this program, which was previously a paid subscription-ONLY program, to everyone for free!

Anyone who knows me will tell you how excited and passionate I am about Real Estate technology, but when I get to share a really cool product that totally "rocks" and has now been made available for FREE, I get more than just excited. 

"Postlets is a listing syndication site offering some really cool Real Estate marketing tools."

How To Post Your Listings on Postlets

1.  Create and setup your FREE account on Postlets.com

2.  Using the easy-to-use forms, create your listing

3.  The Custom HTML code allows you to post to classified sites

4.  Share your listing using the social media tools provided

5.  Listings will automatically be syndicated to several search sites

Now that Postlets PRO is FREE, look what's included in every new Postlet listing:

Multi-page format. We've taken the standard template and blown it out into a multi-page website. Think of it as a standard postlet after an extreme makeover.  You'll love it!  See Sample
Huge photos. How does 700x525 pixels strike you? For the non-techies, that's twice the width and twice the height of those in the former Postlets postlet layout. This is Huge. See Sample
3x more photos. A picture is worth, well, you know. So "18" pictures will be a mouth-full. It's no secret that photos help sell, and Postlets gives you plenty to make your listings stand out above the rest.
Slideshow viewer. What would be the point of having all those photos if you can't show them off. Postlets uses a best-in-class Flash slideshow viewer to put your property in the best light. Thumbnail previews, artistic transitions, simply beautiful. You know me and these gadgets....  lol~
20 professional and stylish themes. Take a peek.
Full-size embedded map. Large format Google Maps are seamlessly integrated into PRO listings.
Neighborhood information. GreatSchools and Walk Score provide detailed maps and information about local schools and nearby stores, restaurants, parks, etc.
Video integration. Embed a video that you upload to YouTube directly into your listing.
Your branding on every page. Your personal photo and logo show up on every page. Big Smiles!
MLS-compliant version. Use the optional non-branded version as the virtual tour with your MLS.
Tracking via Google Analytics. Measure and track your visitor traffic to your listings by linking a Google Analytics account, this will also help you gain a better understanding of your audience.

Folks, this is HUGE!!  Many of you have paid for this service in the past and know it works.

Knowing that generating exposure to your sellers available property is the key to getting it sold, I'm confident that the Postlets syndication and marketing tools will be very beneficial to both you and your sellers.  NO MORE CHARGE! NO MORE COST! NO MORE EXCUSES!

Zillow recently acquired Postlets and will now be also providing some educational training and FREE support webinars at Zillow Academy.  See the training calendar on August 4th for more information and details, or you can just RSVP here if you'd like.  We'll cover a ton of great tips and how-to's in a single one hour session, and it's free too! Come check it out.

 

     

"Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."

Comment balloon 142 commentsBrad Andersohn • July 13 2011 11:14AM

Comments

That is awesome, thanks! I've been using the free version for a year. I'll go over there later to see what all it can do.

Posted by Lynda White, Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty (Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How) over 9 years ago

Great post Brad, thanks for sharing! I used to use postlets all the time when I worked in property management a few years ago. I will definitely check it out again!

Posted by Jen Giraud (American Home Shield) over 9 years ago

Wow !

I just used Postlets for the first time yesterday after a suggestion from a fellow AR member.

Pro for FREE !!!

Life is Good !

Thank you for the update !

Posted by Carla Miller, Scheder DE Real Estate, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Milton (RE/MAX Realty Group) over 9 years ago

Brad-Thank you so much for this update. I use postlets for my clients so this will be EVEN better.  Have a blessed day. Love the profile pic.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Brad.  I Love post-lets ..They really make a professional post for you listing !

Looks like there are lots of updated features

Thanks you are Helpful

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 9 years ago

Brad, I think you just kicked our use of vFlyers to the curb.  Thanks for the info, we'd been using basic already.

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) over 9 years ago

Brad, thanks for the heads up on this.  FREE is always good and love the boatload of services that now come free with postlets.

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) over 9 years ago

Thank you Brad!!! Love postlets and good to have free version I am on my way to upload all pictures.

Posted by Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949 (Samson Properties) over 9 years ago

This is huge, I think over the past year as more and more people look for the next best thing, Postlets is one of the ones I've stopped using. Will have to go back now and start using it again.




Posted by Todd Clark, Principle Broker Oregon (eXp Realty LLC) over 9 years ago

I'm really excited to make this announcement today, and I know this will be a really useful tool for everyone.  If you haven't used Postlets before, feel free to join me at an open training session in a couple weeks, we'll be showing all the new FREE tools and sharing a few cool tips as well.  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/186763904

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

 

Wow that's good to know , Postlets is such a good marketing tool I  like the way the pages appear and the syndications really works.   Thanks for sharing. 

Posted by Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker - (Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229) over 9 years ago

We were long-time users of Postlets until they started limiting you to only 3 listings on the free membership, then we left for Realbird, which is also awesome. I do like the looks of the Postlet better though, so we'll definitely be taking another look at it! You don't often see a pay service converted to a free one, it's more often the other way around. Kudos to Zillow for this!

Posted by Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate (Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499) over 9 years ago

Brad, Ditto on #12 above ... used to use Postlets and now am an avid user of Realbird which has get value and benefits.  Thanks for sharing the news.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 9 years ago

Hey Brad-

How does Postlets Pro stack up to Realbird's paid version?  Are they close enough in terms of feature set to make a comparison?

Posted by Justin Dibbs, REALTOR® - Ashburn Virginia Homes for Sale (Pearson Smith Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad, thanks for sharing this Great News about Poslets. I need to go back and start using them again. I recently jumped on the Realbird thing, but I will take another look at Postlets today.

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com) over 9 years ago

Brad,  This is great news for agents!  I registered and went through setting up a draft Postlet just to try out the system.  Easy, quick and free!  Wow!  Great "gift" from Zillow.  Which, by the way, I love the advice forums!

Posted by Deborah "Dee Dee" Garvin, C2 Financial (C2 Financial) over 9 years ago

Brad - How much do I love this?   Now to get rid of the expiration, where they are suddenly pulled off Zillow and Trulia - silent killer!

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Hey Justin - I'm not really familiar with Realbird's paid version, but I'd love to see what you think after you check out the new Postlets launch today. Maybe you can do a comparison and let me know what you find and think?

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

Brad, That really is Awsome!  We have used the free version for a couple of years.  It is a great product, and I am glad that they have opened it up to having the Postlets Pro free is really going to be a huge help!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 9 years ago

Very cool! Thank you Postlets... and thank you Brad!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad, This is great news and  am sure over the long haul, this free service which was already terrific will be awesome for the association to Zillow. Thanks for this out. Everyone will benefit from using this great program and you sure can't beat "Free".

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 9 years ago

Sounds like a great place to post.  I'll have to check it out. 

Posted by Cecilia G. Ramos, Short Sale & REO Specialist,e-PRO (REMAX Infinity) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad - thanks for the great news. I've been using Postlets sporadically for a couple of years. Now I'll attend your webinar and learn how to really take advantage of the program. Thanks again!

Posted by Bob Phillips, CDPE, SFR, South Orange Co., CA (Realty ONE Group) over 9 years ago

Bad news, Brad: I just tried to create a new Postlet and it won't accept the confirmation code, and I know I'm entering it correctly. I never had that problem before. Any ideas??

Posted by Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate (Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499) over 9 years ago

Wow! I need to test and create new postlets ads. I am using postlets for special ad marketing campaign they have a great listing ad design, very reader friendly. Thanks Brad for featuring this!

Posted by Rob Kittle, "We Specialize, You Benefit!" -Kittle Real Estate (Kittle Real Estate) over 9 years ago

This is great news Brad.  I've used the free version for several years.  I like the professional look of it.  The upgrades in the PRO version look amazing.  I'll give it a try!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 9 years ago

Pat and Wayne - Looking into it right now for you...

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

This is great for folks who had not been serious Postlet users, but as a regular user who had Postlet PRO credits,  now my credits go to this:

As of July 12th, 2011, Postlets PRO offering became available for free to all users. If you have unused PRO credits they can be used towards one of Zillow's paid offerings that provide featured listings, advertising placements plus many other great features on Zillow.

I guess I will end up using them eventually, but it leaves kind of a bad taste...

Posted by Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience ( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty) over 9 years ago

I have had a Pro account for a long time and always considered Postlets the best way to advertise on Craigslist.  Thanks for the heads up that it's now free.

Posted by Bryan Robertson over 9 years ago

Brad, great news...I stopped used postlets since I joined Realbird...but, think I'll use postlets as well now.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate over 9 years ago

THANKS!!

Posted by Stephanie Arnett, SRS, IMSD, Broker Associate, REALTOR (ERA Town & Campus Realty) over 9 years ago

Brad, Thanks for letting me know i will give it a try

Posted by Nicole Needham, SFR (530) 302-5478 (Needham Realty) over 9 years ago

Brad- thanks for the great information.  And I love your new photo!!

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) over 9 years ago

Brad, Looking forward to using Pro and see all it has to offer. With larger photos, slideshows, new themes and more, it sounds like this is going to be a winner!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad - Great news - looking gforward to learning more about Postlets- thanks!

Posted by Andre R. Aragon, Real Estate Photographer (Greater Tampa Real Estate Photographer) over 9 years ago

Hey Brad and thanks.  Glad this service is free!  Hope you and your family are having a great summer.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Ph.D., Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) over 9 years ago

HI BRAD!I just made a postlet and was surprised when I was able to just magically upload more photos! I thought I accidentally clicked on my last pro credit! YAY! Thank you! Love the juice generate from Postlets and Zillow!

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Brad, it appears to be an issue with the browser I'm using (RockMelt), as I just created a Postlet on Firefox and had no problems. I have also contacted Postlets directly and received a reply from Ray, and they are looking into it. 

BTW, as good as Postlets is, I'm building a Wish List for features that I wish it had, like a bulk photo uploader. Thanks for your help, too!

Posted by Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate (Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499) over 9 years ago

Wayne - glad yo got it worked out, I would have never been able to guess it was yor browser, but then I'm not familiar with Rock Melt as a brower.  I'll have to check that one out... in the meantime, send me your list!  :-)

Erica - the folks over at Realbird are friends of mine, I'll see what I can come up with?  Thx.

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

Wow, Brad, I love free.  Thanks for letting us know.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 9 years ago

I like postlets, it's one of those tools that when you put up a property on it, you will get those phone calls from people who found the property from some strange website because of the syndication that postlets does. 

Posted by Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Wow...I just saw this announcement on Zillow twitter this morning. HUGE! Thank you Brad & Zillow :-)

Posted by Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Brad -- Thanks for the announcement on this. I have just started using Postlets again recently. I dropped off and used other tools.  This is a really great upgrade, and I love the price.  Question: How can I upgrade the listings I currently have to add more than 6 pictures?  Can't seem to do that. Do I have to re-create all the postlets I have in order to be able to add more than the original 6 pics?

Posted by Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale (Kinard Realty Group Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Awesome news!  I don't often use Postlets, but I do have an account setup.  Time to head on back over there...

Posted by Eric Boyd, FL Licensed Real Estate Broker / Property Manager (Step One Realty, LLC, 904-469-6335) over 9 years ago

I used postlets pro until I discovered Realbird.  I use about 40 pics on Realbird, and they are big.

But I will check out Postlets again - thanks, Brad!

Can FSBOs use Postlets?

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) over 9 years ago

Hello Brad:

 

I have used Postlets free version for several years and learning pro is now a no-charge offering is great news.

Posted by Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est (Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700) over 9 years ago

This is really great news. I will be opening an account really soon!        

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) over 9 years ago

Thanks everyone for your comments and shared enthusiasm, it's appreciated very much!!  :-)

Eileen - exactly, love the way you put that.  :-)

Barbara - The new Postlets only affects new listings.  Existing listings will retain their original format (Basic or Pro) and can't be altered.

Virginia - from what I understand, a FSBO can use the site  but they aren't syndicated to other sites.

 

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

Thanks. I have been using the free versions for the past few years, and have always been happy with it.  I will check it out. Sounds great.

Posted by Susan Jackson (America's Network Realty Group, Inc) over 9 years ago

Very cool Brad. Just checked your samples and they look great. Especially the huge photos.

Posted by Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices (Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268) over 9 years ago

Now that's a great deal.  I've been buying PRO packs for a long time.  

Posted by Steve Mun, Silicon Valley Realtor (Keller Williams Silicon Valley) over 9 years ago

Brad, 

I LOVE POSTLETS - now I just love it more!  It's a great tool!  Love the maps, walk score and multiple page format. 

All the best, Michelle

Posted by Michelle Francis, Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease (Tim Francis Realty LLC) over 9 years ago

Yay, yay and YAY!  I'm a postlets fan and now I"m even more excited :)  I hope you are doing well my friend.  Hugs from Huntsville!!!

Posted by Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS (Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group)) over 9 years ago

Heah Brad, I've used Postlets for years.  This upgrade is wonderful.

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX) over 9 years ago

I had used postlets briefly in the past.  Don't remember why I stopped but I have reason to use it again. Thnx

Posted by Angelia Garcia (Pure Realtors) over 9 years ago

Brad - This is so cool.  I've used the basic version for years, and this sounds great.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 9 years ago

Brad,

I haven't used them in a long, long while and it was not the pro account.  This sounds so amazing.. I have to go for it.  Thank you for the blog post about it!

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 9 years ago

Brad thank you for sharing this information, like Judi I have not used Postlets in a few years, we will start again.

Posted by John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties (LoKation Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Brad -- this is amazing.   What does one need to do if you have a old postlet account that wasn't a pro account?

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the scoop Brad.  We have used Postlets in the past and now we should go back and try this new pro deal.  I like free.

Posted by Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales (Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida) over 9 years ago

Thanks for this info, Brad!  I've long used the free Postlets, but it does have limitations.  I'll be happy to start using the Pro version.

Posted by Susan Neal, Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker (RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks) over 9 years ago

Thank you, Brad, I have this bookmarked and ready for action.....there is just so much to do, and so little time....eventually i hope to get up to speed with all of this !

Posted by Kathleen Donovan, GRI, CBR, SRES, South County RI Residential Speci (RE/MAX South County) over 9 years ago

Advertising listings just got a whole lot better. THanks, Brad.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) over 9 years ago

Wow, free now.  Thanks for letting us know.   It is great that you pay attention to these things for us.

Posted by Jirius Isaac, Real Estate & loans in Kenmore, WA (Isaac Real Estate &TriStar Mortgage) over 9 years ago

Sounds great, but curious to know if this is going to water down the effectiveness now that anyone (i.e. all Realtors, FSBO, non-MLS affiliated real estate professionals, etc.)?

Posted by James K Barath, CMPS, FICO Pro, Certified Military Housing Specialist (Canopy Mortgage, LLC) over 9 years ago

Love it, Brad!  And, I love the profile pic too--your band is just WAY too cool, having their own plane!

;-)

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 9 years ago

Brad

This is great news. I love postlets and any time I can save money I am a happy camper. Good work.

Jeff

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

Hi Brad - I have not yet used postlets but now intend to start.  I assume that it works for Canadian properties (unlike Zillow itself).

Posted by FN LN over 9 years ago

That is interesting and good info! Thank you for sharing!

Posted by Sarasota & Manatee Counties FL, QuickFreeMLS.com - Listings In Paradise (SaraMana Properties - QuickFreeMLS.com) over 9 years ago

Joan - you won't need to do anything, the new Pro version will only apply to new listings, the old ones you already have on there will remain the same.

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

Hi Brad, will have to check out Postlet Pro, I have been using Postlets for awhile

Posted by Eva Aliaga, Boca Raton & Delray Beach: SE Florida Real Estate (Partnership Realty Inc) over 9 years ago

Great news. I have had a lot of succes using postlets for rental property advertising.

Posted by Robert Savage, Bakersfield Short Sales, Property Management, Cash (Bakersfield Property Solutions) over 9 years ago

Brad - I know you must be one of the driving forces behind this great idea. Congraulations on helping Zillow make a smart move to help agents. This is an excellent tool.

Posted by Dave Roberts (Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty) over 9 years ago

Thanks, Brad! I do like Postlets. Maybe I'll run over and put a listing on there.

Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Platinum Realty) over 9 years ago

Rock on Brad, thanks for the info on postlets....can't wait to start utilizing it even more.  Also, I will be putting my broker of record in touch with you soon regarding Zillow.  We spoke this afternoon on some various topics and Zillow came up.

Posted by Hrisco & Associates, Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods (Hrisco & Associates ) over 9 years ago

Thank you for the good news.I will add additional photos to my listings on postlets.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 9 years ago

Just had to read through the new comments coming in and see what was transpiring......   I am glad I upgraded all of my listings to Pro before the change - WHEW!!!

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad, saw the notice yesterday while I was in there for a client adding a new listing - woohoo!  This really is such a great tool that brings great exposure to listings.  So easy to use on social media sites and I even love that you can post to craigslist from zillow now - great improvements everywhere!  Hope you are well. ~Anne Marie

Posted by Anne Marie Malf, Real Estate Marketing Consultant/Virtual Asst, Bucks County,PA (Malfi Marketing Solutions ~ for real estate professionals) over 9 years ago

Thanks Brad,  That is good news.  I will be using Postlets and trying it again.  Thank you.

Posted by Kathleen Vetrano, Helping YOU Achieve YOUR Dreams (RE/MAX Gateway) over 9 years ago

Thanks for keeping us informed of the update.  That's another thing I like about ActiveRain!

Posted by Woody Edwards, A Realtor® Who Answers His Phone! (First Choice Realty, Inc) over 9 years ago

I'm going to check it out now... have need for a new listing flyer. :) Yeah!!!! I like the PRO and it's better free.

Posted by Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home... (Edina Realty) over 9 years ago

Thanks Brad!  I have been a free user for a couple of years.  I will upgrade today!  Thanks again.

Posted by The Hollinden Team, Serving the Greater Louisville area (EXP Realty) over 9 years ago

Brad - This is fantastic.  I've been using the free version for years.  I'll upgrade now.  Thanks.

Posted by Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT (William Raveis Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Wow - I'm going to start using this right now!

Posted by Catherine Marrone, West Newbury MA real estate, Essex County (Integrity Residential Brokerage LLC) over 9 years ago

The multi-page version looks like a great way to create a website for the listing.  Just get a domain name from godaddy and forward it to the Postlets page.  Voila - a single property website!

Posted by Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties) over 9 years ago

Syndication is key to success! Who has time for doing each posting to all those sites?

Posted by David Evans, HUD NLB Cumming GA (RE/MAX TOWN AND COUNTRY) over 9 years ago

Brad - I too, like #30 Rebecca, stopped using postlets and switched to realbird. I will go back and see what I am missing. I am glad I ran by your post.

Posted by Ken Barker Realtor® GRI, E-Pro Certified (Dilbeck Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Brad - thank you for this information! I use postlets for all of my listings but have never upgraded to Pro.  Have a great day!

Posted by Rebecca "Becky" Joens, Broker- Associate, SFR, RE Instructor (Heart of Florida Realty, LLC) over 9 years ago

Great acquisition for Zillow. New great features. Love it. Been using it for years, but not sure on the actual effectiveness. I'm sure it will come.

Posted by Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR, Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations (West USA Realty) over 9 years ago

I have been using vflyer.com, will try postlets and see if it works better for me. Thanks!

Posted by Liane Thomas, Top Listing Agent, Bringing you Home! (Professional Realty Services®) over 9 years ago

Though I'd love to take credit for all this (I'll accept partial credit) <humble grin> it's the folks/staff/team behind the scenes at Zillow that made this possible for everyone.  They deserve and have earned the credit.

John - sounds great, just have your Broker contact me at 707.646.1876 

Dagny - I forwarded your suggestion onward and upward :-)

Anne Marie - nice to hear from you, glad you're excited about this too~

Bob - exactly!!!  :)

To everyone who has read this and commented, thanks for taking the time to stop by, I have been over at Postlets preparing for our upcoming training and support session so I apologize for not responding to every comment here as I wish I could. 

I have been discovering a few really cool things about Postlets that I'll be sharing at our training along with some secret tips I think you'll find very useful, hopefully you can make it to the session.  Thanks again everyone!!

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

One of my favorite features so far is the large photos page: Postlets ROCKS for sure!!!!

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

This is great news! I already use postlets but now will have all the functionality of the program

Posted by S W over 9 years ago

curious how this compares to vflyer.  And can you co-brand with a lender in any way?

Posted by Brad Yzermans, Temecula-Murrieta-Menifee FHA/VA Mortgage Lender (First Time Home Buyer & Down Payment Assistance Specialist in So Cal.) over 9 years ago

I have an upgraded Realbird account although have been having trouble with it and no response from customer support.  I have been a long-time paid user of epropertysites, but I might actually drop them for the free Postlets Pro as it looks really great!  I'll have to find my sign-in info to check it out again.

Posted by Judy Orr, SW & Near West Chicago suburbs (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 9 years ago

Hey Brad - not sure about the comparison, but it seems it would be easy enough for you to compare the two yourself since Postlets PRO is now free....(if you have a vflyer acct that is

Regarding the co-branding, I can see a couple ways you could easily do that.  Give me a ring or shoot me an email, I can explain in more detail then, thanks.  :-)

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

How exciting! And I am glad Zillow now has Postlets. Thanks Brad!

Posted by Marie Westerman, New Homes Sales Specialist Evans GA REALTOR (Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate/ Wilson Parker Homes) over 9 years ago

Thanks Brad!  Now all I need is a new listing.....:)

Posted by Juan Bassett, GRI (Long & Foster) over 9 years ago

Dang...late to this party but glad to hear the good news as I am alreday a fan of postlets!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the info.  I'll try it out.  I was unfamiliar with Realbird also.  Valuable day!

Posted by Marsha Cash (RE/MAX Advantage) over 9 years ago

Thanks, Brad. I just used the free version the other day and glad to see this.

And, I have a question: Why? What economic benefit does Postlets/Zillow get for doing this? Clearly, more listings on Zillow but what else?

Posted by John Brassner, Broker-Owner, MBA, Las Vegas Homes for Sale (Belltree LLC) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the up date

Posted by John Green CHP / e-pro/GRI/CBR Residential Real Estate Specialest (Century 21 North Shore) over 9 years ago

Great news Brad!  Looks great and I am going to go give it a try right now.  Thanks.

Posted by Jeremy Joslin, Professional Real Estate Marketing and Sales (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad: I checked this out first thing this morning. The ability to add so many pictures is great - much more visibility for my listings. Keep the changes coming!

Posted by Anne M. Costello (Weidel Realtors) over 9 years ago

Wow-wow-wow professional presentation, large photos and free. 

Posted by Andi Grant, Helping 1st time buyers and home sellers in LA! (310-508-4354 | FirstTimeHomeBuyerRealEstate.com) over 9 years ago

Brad - I've been using Postlets for years and love it. I can't wait to use the pro version. Thanks!

Posted by Kathie Burby, REALTOR, SFR, Tuolumne County Real Estate Guide (Coldwell Banker Mother Lode Real Estate) over 9 years ago

I was just thinking about signing up for the Pro version for a couple of my listings.....now I don't have to decide.  Nothing beats free!  Thanks!

Posted by Dawn Brenengen, Sales and Management (Dawn Brenengen - Trailwood Realty) over 9 years ago

I use the basic Postlets all the time.  I'm really excited to hear that the Pro version is free!

Posted by Nancy Pav, Nancy Pav, Your "GottaHave" Realtor (Century 21 Redwood Realty) over 9 years ago

John - as I see it, the economic value actually goes to you???  <BIG SMILE>

Would you settle for; we just want to provide additional "added-value" tools and services to help our real estate professionals and friends?  :-)

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

Thanks for letting us know, I wasn't aware of this awesome change!!

Posted by Patricia Beck, Colorado Springs Realty (RE/MAX Properties, Inc., ABR, GRI, SRES) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the info. I will definitely give it a try and pass along the information to my agents.

Posted by Woody Willis (Century 21 American Properties West) over 9 years ago

Comparing this and vflyer now.  I have a vflyer account.  I use mostly for posting HUD homes to craigslist for buyers.

Posted by Mike Henderson, HUD Home Hub - 303-949-5848 (Your complete source for buying HUD homes) over 9 years ago

What will AR think of next.  Thanks for making this free to all of us and for letting us know of another AR benefit for membership.  I'm sure many will benefit from this.

Posted by Doug Bullwinkel, Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609 (Envoy Mortgage,NMLS ID 6666) over 9 years ago

Hey Doug - that's too funny...I think you may have missed the lasy paragraph in this post! lol~  
Seriously though, we do hope that anyone and everyone using postlets will benefit! Thanks  :-) 

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

Thanks for sharing this, Brad. Very well presented. You're awesome!

Posted by Jeff Hollister, Real Estate Broker, Serving Orange County, CA (Native Californian with 20 years serving OC Buyers & Sellers) over 9 years ago

So wonderful! Thanks for sharing & making this happen! 

Posted by Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate (214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the new "free" tool!  I too have jumped on the Active Rain band wagon, but will check this out again.  I don't really care for the search map on AR, so this might be a good alternativie.

Posted by Tonda & Steve Hoagland, Real Estate - Greenwood Homes for Sale - Central I (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

I've been using the free version, now free is upgraded can't beat that.  Is this introductory or is it going to stay free?

Posted by Jennifer Manchester, GRI, ePRO, ASP - Broker/Home Stager (Suburban Properties of Charlotte, LLC ) over 9 years ago

Tonda and Steve - just for the record, I don't want to confuse folks, Postlets is not an ActiveRain feature or product, and I'm not familiar with the AR search map you mentioned, but these Postlets are a great tool for creating your listing pages, sharing, syndicating, and helping get more exposure and closings for your listings/sellers.  Very cool product tool!

Jennifer - this is not introductory, we just converted the Postlets PRO version into a No-Cost version for users. :)

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

Scrambling to get caught up, I almost missed this. The old free version was pretty handy, so I'll need to carve out some time to get up to speed on the new one. Looks pretty cool! (bookmarked)

Posted by Fred Hookham (Keller Williams) over 9 years ago

I am going to log in, set up and give this a shot with one of my listings.  Nothing like free tools to get my listings out.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Postlets is the best & have used it for years. Great site, never any problems.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) over 9 years ago

This is great information! I have used the basic one one but had not heard of the change. Thanks

Posted by Gerard Gilbers, Your Marketing Master (Higher Authority Markeing) over 9 years ago

Very Cool, Thanks for sharing

 

 

 

Posted by Phil Parisi, Specializing in Florida's Treasure Coast (Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Laviano & Associates) over 9 years ago

Thank you for sharing Brad so informative post!

 

 

Posted by EMILIA B COOPER, REALTOR® SFR.NCHSE.AHWD, Short Sales, Foreclosure & Bank Owned Real Estate (LAROSA REALTY) over 9 years ago

I went into my postlets account Friday to create a new postlet and was thrilled to see this new feature.  Now I need to go back and add more photos to my existing postlets.

Posted by Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse (Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Brad thank you for sharing this.  I love using Postlets but was not aware that the PRO was now free.  Gotta love FREE real estate marketing tools :) 

Posted by Christa Hobart, Arizona Property Sellers (Cactus Valley Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad,

This is great!  Thanks for letting us know.  I just renewed a couple posts but will have to go in now and enhance!!!!

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

I've been spending quite a bit of time on the new postlets site and I'm really enjoying sharing some of the cool features I'm discovering.  Hoping a lot of you will join us for the upcoming webinar they're letting me teach the first week in August. It will be a blast, I promise.  I'm loving this postlets tool and I'm not even an active agent in real estate.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago
Postlets is awesome and one of the best site for resyndication to other third party sites.
Posted by Katrina Madewell, Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196 (Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad,

We love Postlets. Have been using it for a while.

Free is even better. We had been paying $7.00 per, and it was a bargain at that.

Thanks for sharing

Phil

Posted by Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired (Retired) over 9 years ago

It's a great feeling to know you're part of something that people can really appreciate and that also helps their business, it's what I live for....  besides my family!!  :-)

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

Brad - thanks for the good news. I've used postlets for years, but never thought it was worth paying the extra for the pro version. Maybe they are trying to hook us by showing the benefits of the pro version.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) over 9 years ago

Thanks for all of the great comments. When Zillow first bought postlets a few months ago, our vision was to use it as a platform to provide more tools to agents. It took us a couple of months to make the necessary changes to turn it into a free service, but we're just getting started. Look for more innovations from Zillow in the future which continue to help real estate professionals make the most of the internet.

 

- Spencer (Zillow CEO)

Posted by Spencer Rascoff (Zillow) over 9 years ago

Spencer, I know how busy the last few weeks have been for you guys, I appreciate you stopping by to comment, thanks.

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

Brad...

It's always interesting to see how these aquisitions pan out. I'll have to look at Postlets again to see about the new free enhancements/

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 9 years ago


I signed up and it was so easy to use.  I love the large photographs.  I have bee using other programs but will start using the postlets now!

Posted by Sherri Berry, Murfreesboro TN Homes & Real Estate (Reliant Realty, Murfreesboro) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad.  I am a big fan of Postlets.  This is good news...

Thanks for writing,

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Coldwell Banker Residential) over 9 years ago

This is great!  I love postlets.  I can wait until I create a new one so I can take advantage of the new features.

Posted by Elaine Cooper, Multi Family House, Co-op & Condo Specialist - Brooklyn, NY (Fillmore Real Estate) over 9 years ago

We're really excited and happy about all these comments, thanks.  The free training sessions coming up should be helpful to those of you new to Postlets and for those who are looking for some quick navigational tips and tricks on the site.  Hope to see many of our AR friends there.  Thanks again everyone. :-)

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

That's fantastic Brad...thanks for sharing.  I will forward the link to my assistant immediately, and will start getting the additional exposure right away.  Thanks again!

Posted by Matt Robinson, www.professionalinvestorsguild.com (Professional Investors Guild) almost 9 years ago

Hey Matt - here to help if you need it, or if your assistant has any questions.  Thanks. :-)

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

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