March 17, 2010 | by Chris Smith
Zillow.com, “the leader in mobile real estate” will be launching a US real estate searching app that uses GPS to pinpoint consumers position and provide information about local homes. The application shows an aerial view of home price estimates, homes for rent, homes that were recently purchased, and much more. Zillow says that their iPhone application is the most downloaded real estate app and they hope to bring that enthusiasm to the Android platform.
The Zillow application does quite a bit. Here are some of the features:
- Zestimate home values, home details and historical data on 95 million U.S. homes – nearly all homes in the country.
- Multiple photos, home details, and contact information on homes for sale, for rent or listed as Make Me Move, allowing home shoppers to peek inside home listings and call or email agents, owners and landlords right from the app.
- Shoppers can filter their home searches by sale price, rental price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms and listing type (for sale, for rent, Make Me Move, and recently sold).
- Users can search for homes and neighborhoods utilizing voice search – just say an address, neighborhood or city and the Zillow Android App will take you there.
I think that this application can be pretty handy for home buyers and people wondering what the value of specific regions and neighborhoods are. Zillow seems like it could become an essential mobile application for people that are searching for a new home. Zillow will be free in the Android Market and can be found tomorrow by searching for “Zillow”.