Press Releases

Zillow.comĀ® and the Seattlepi.com Launch Co-Branded Real Estate Web Site

Sep 1, 2009

 

 

SEATTLE, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Real estate Web site Zillow.com and leading news and information destination, seattlepi.com--read by more than 3.7 million people in the Seattle area and around the world every month--today announced the launch of a co-branded real estate Web site, powered by Zillow.

 

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060503/ZILLOWLOGO)

 

Seattlepi.com now includes Zillow's powerful search functionality, whereby users can enter any home address, neighborhood or locality and find Zestimate® home values, recently-sold homes, homes for sale, open house listings and local market data on a co-branded version of Zillow.com. Visitors to the co-branded site can also access all of Zillow's real estate community content via Zillow® Advice, and mortgage rates and information from Zillow Mortgage Marketplace.

 

"We've created a one-stop shop for anyone interested in Seattle real estate. PI visitors can now find Zillow's hyper-local real estate data, from the neighborhood and ZIP-code level down to individual homes, alongside seattlepi.com's community news and real estate reporting," said Lloyd Frink, Zillow president. "The co-branded site has something for all Seattle-area residents whether they're in the market to buy or sell a home, want to refinance or are simply curious about home values and sales in their neighborhood."

 

"This partnership with Zillow significantly beefs up our online content and builds out our community news and information portal by giving readers access to rich real estate content and information on Seattle homes, neighborhoods and value trends via Zillow's cutting-edge technology," said Karl Johnson, sales manager, seattlepi.com.

 

The launch of a co-branded Web site with the seattlepi.com follows Zillow's announcement in April 2009 that it would power the real estate Web sites for members of the Zillow Newspaper Consortium. Since that announcement, Zillow and 163 papers nationwide, including the Tampa Tribune and Richmond Times Dispatch, have launched co-branded Web sites. In total, 180 papers will launch co-branded Web sites with Zillow throughout 2009.

 

The Zillow Newspaper Consortium is made up of 11 major publishing companies, including Hearst Newspapers; Media General, Inc.; The E.W. Scripps Company; MediaNews Group; Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc; Morris Communications Company; and Philadelphia Media Holdings.

 

Zillow's popular real estate content includes data and Zestimate values on nearly 90 million U.S. homes, more than 3.5 million listed homes for sale, and updated mortgage information and quotes from the Zillow Mortgage Marketplace. Zillow is one of the largest and fastest-growing real estate Web sites, with 8.7 million unique users in July 2009, representing 64 percent traffic growth year-over-year.

 

About Zillow.com

 

Zillow.com is an online real estate marketplace where homeowners, buyers, sellers, real estate agents and mortgage professionals find and share vital information about homes and mortgages, for free. Launched in early 2006 with Zestimate® home values and data on millions of U.S. homes, Zillow has since added homes for sale, a directory of real estate and lending professionals, Zillow Advice and Zillow Mortgage Marketplace. One of the most-visited U.S. real estate Web sites, with more than eight million unique visitors per month, Zillow's goal is to help people become smarter about real estate in every stage of the home ownership process--home buying, selling, remodeling and financing. The company is headquartered in Seattle and has raised $87 million in funding.

 

Zillow, Zillow.com, and Zestimate are registered trademarks of Zillow, Inc.

 

About seattlepi.com

 

With more than 3.7 million readers in the Seattle area and around the world every month, seattlepi.com is the country's first major metro daily to go online only. Seattlepi.com features a mix of original reporting and breaking news, blogs by both staff and readers, columns by prominent members of the Seattle community, links to other great journalism and Web sites, community databases, photo galleries and more.

 

 

SOURCE Zillow.com

Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060503/ZILLOWLOGO
http://photoarchive.ap.org
PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com

SOURCE: Zillow.com

Web site: http://www.zillow.com/
http://www.seattlepi.com/