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Zillow.com® Upgrades Zillow iPhone® App: Share Homes on Facebook®, Twitter® and Search Homes for Rent Among New Additions

Number One Real Estate App Approaches One Million Downloads in First 10 Months

Feb 23, 2010

SEATTLE, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Real estate Web site Zillow.com today announces an update to the free Zillow® iPhone App, with new features that allow users to easily share Zillow's rich data on over 93 million U.S. homes using social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, home shoppers can now search and find homes for rent along with homes for sale, recently-sold homes and Make Me Move® listings.

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Specific features in the updated version of the Zillow iPhone App include:

  • Social Media Sharing: Users can now share Zillow's home data, Zestimate® values and photos on more than 93 million homes via Facebook and Twitter, whether or not the homes are for sale, in addition to being able to email properties of interest to a friend or real estate agent.
  • Search Homes for Rent: Home shoppers can now find both rental homes and homes for sale, whether using the app's on-the-go GPS feature or scoping out neighborhoods from afar. According to a recent survey by Harris Interactive(1), 25 percent of people who plan to move in the next three years say they will simultaneously shop for both homes for sale and homes for rent. Unique to Zillow, home shoppers can set search filters by home price or monthly payment, and simultaneously find both for sale and for rent homes within a price range they can afford.
  • Sign and Sync with Zillow.com: Sign in and sync favorite homes between iPhone and Zillow.com accounts, streamlining the user search experience.

 

The Zillow iPhone App has been downloaded more than 945,000 times since its launch in April 2009, quickly making it the number one real estate app in the Apple® iTunes® Store.

 

"The response to the Zillow iPhone App has been incredible, with more than two million homes viewed on the app every month. People are clearly using the app to satisfy their desire for real estate information exactly when and where they need it most – on location while searching for homes and neighborhoods," said Spencer Rascoff, Zillow chief operating officer. "Now we're improving their mobile experience by providing even more shopping tools and home listings, and giving users ways to share what they find instantly with family, friends, real estate agents and social networks."

The Zillow iPhone App uses GPS technology to find and follow users as they move through neighborhoods, and displays Zestimate values, homes for sale, homes for rent, recently sold homes, and Make Me Move listings on the homes around them. Search capabilities in the new version of the Zillow iPhone App also work on iPod touch.

The Zillow iPhone App is free to download from Apple's App Store or at www.itunes.com/appstore/. Search for "zillow" in the App store, or find it in the Lifestyle category.

Zillow.com is one of the largest U.S. real estate Web sites. A record-breaking 9 million unique users visited Zillow in January 2010.(2)

About Zillow.com

Zillow.com is an online real estate marketplace where homeowners, buyers, sellers, renters, real estate agents and mortgage professionals find and share vital information about homes and mortgages. Launched in early 2006 with Zestimate® home values and data on millions of U.S. homes, Zillow has since added homes for sale and homes for rent, a directory of real estate and lending professionals, Zillow Advice and Zillow Mortgage Marketplace. Zillow's goal is to help people become smarter about homes and real estate in every stage of their lives -- home buying, selling, renting, remodeling and financing. The company is headquartered in Seattle and has raised $87 million in funding.

Zillow, Zillow.com, Zestimate and Make Me Move are registered trademarks of Zillow, Inc. Harris Interactive is a registered trademark of Harris Interactive, Inc. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc. Apple, iPhone, and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

(1) Harris Interactive® fielded the study on behalf of Zillow.com from November 19 to 23, 2009 via its QuickQuery(SM) online omnibus service, interviewing a nationwide sample of 2,475 U.S. adults ages 18+ of whom 561 (23% percent) plan to move into a new home within the next three years. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. A full methodology, including weighting variables, is available.

(2) Source for unique users (monthly unique visitors): Omniture.

SOURCE Zillow.com