Reviewing Real Estate Sites: Zillow
By now, we're all familiar with the regular Real Estate sites that we're familiar with using, but are they all created equal? Of course not! Today, we're going to be taking an in depth look at popular Real Estate website, Zillow; launched in 2006 and headquartered in Seattle, examining its features and benefits and letting you know just how beneficial Zillow can be to you throughout your property search.
By now, we’re all familiar with the regular Real Estate sites that we’re familiar with using, but are they all created equal? Of course not! Today, we’re going to be taking an in depth look at popular Real Estate website, Zillow; launched in 2006 and headquartered in Seattle, examining its features and benefits and letting you know just how beneficial Zillow can be to you throughout your property search.
Whether you’re looking to buy, to sell, or just looking to do a little bit of market research then our run down of Zillow is sure to help.
Zillow’s website is one area where they do excel. The user interface is clean, professional and easy to navigate. Everything is clearly labelled, and it’s easy to find your way from A to B when searching for a rental or a purchase property. The display is clean, clear and easy to read with no unnecessary clutter from advertisements to distract you from your main goal on the website.
Zillow covers the entirety of the US, and claim to have over 110 million homes listed on their site at any given time. Of course, the exact number of properties available and the areas they’re available in will vary depending on the market at any given time, however this is a good range and should give most people more than enough to look through in their chosen area.
Zillow allow you to search for purchase, sale and rental properties through their website, including properties that are not yet on the market but will be arriving in due course. This feature is a good one for people who are doing some research and are not quite ready to make the move into a new property, but want to know what could be coming up in the future.
Additionally, Zillow claim to be market leaders the property market, and aim to “empower” their customers with information, data and knowledge and connect them – albeit indirectly – with local experts to offer them invaluable local knowledge, as well.
Where their main downfall occurs is in how you search for properties; although the website is good and Zillow have a large range properties, unfortunately you’re still searching through potentially millions of listings with the hope that you’ll find a property you like. Finding an appropriate property isn’t a guarantee.
Zillow are market leaders for a reason, and the sheer number of properties they have on their website attests to this. However, you’re still putting yourself through the stress of ploughing through listings and selecting properties to view in more detail one by one. This can take a lot of time, and put a lot of pressure on yourself.
For industry information and a market overview, however, Zillow is a good destination that we’d recommend at least taking a look at.
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