Just in time for the buying season, we’ve upgraded our home shopping experience to make it easier than ever to find the home of your dreams on Zillow. Starting today, we’re giving our 13+ million monthly visitors on Zillow new tools and features to help them search for homes for sale and for rent.
Heads up: if you’re a fan of the Zillow iPad app (the # 1 real estate app on iPad), some of these changes may look familiar. That’s because we borrowed heavily from the design of the Zillow on iPad app whose design and functionality helps simplify the shopping experience on Zillow.
Here are some of the ways we are making it easier for you to shop for homes:
BIGGER MAP, BETTER INTERACTION
- You’ll notice the map is bigger which means we can show you more homes on one page.
- You can now easily scroll through the list of for-sale homes that match your search criteria with the map always in view.
- It’s all about location, right? Click on a home on the map and it automatically highlights on the search results list, and vice versa.
- Now there’s the ability to search for homes based on the special criteria that matter to you. You’ve always wanted a deck or a porch with a view? A gourmet kitchen or an open-floor plan? Is a fenced yard a must-have for your pooch? The new keyword filter search brings you one step closer to finding your dream home (see below).
UPDATED SEARCH RESULTS VIEWS
- List view: It’s now easier to sort and compare homes by price, Zestimate® home value, beds, baths, year built, etc. For a deeper search, we’ve added filters such as price per square foot, neighborhood, monthly payment, property type, and even property tax.
- Gallery view: Switch from the list view to gallery view to see photos of homes side-by-side. Looking at the pretty pics in the gallery view may help you better determine which homes are of most interest.
- Bonus – when you click through to a Home Details Page, the list or gallery view remain at the bottom of the page. This means you can quickly and easily compare individual homes that match your search criteria with a single click.
We hope you enjoy the updates. From all of us at Zillow, Happy Home Shopping!