It seems home values are on everyone’s mind right now — partly due to Obama’s Housing Plan and the fact that mortgage rates are low and refinance activity is skyrocketing. Consumers are interested in market data and with the new Home Values Widget agents, brokers, and bloggers can instantly add up-to-date neighborhood, ZIP code, or city market information to their web properties (for free) by copying and pasting some simple html code. You can see an example of our new home values widget on the top of the right sidebar.
Whether you specialize in real estate in Boston, Washington DC, or Miami, or live on the West coast and focus on San Francisco, Seattle, or San Diego — we have a solution for you. In fact, the Home Values Widget works anywhere we have a Zillow Home Value Index. All widgets also include our free co-branding technology to keep you top of mind should someone click through to Zillow from the widget. For those who want or need more flexibility regarding your integration, the same neighborhood home value data is available via our API (here is an example API integration on Banks.com).
I was on Twitter Wednesday night and decided to find some early adopters by tweeting the news of a new home values widget. Here are the geeks that I found that were among the first to install the widget:
- Michelle DeRepentigny at OconeeCountyLive.com
- Jim Reppond at The Seattle Specialist
- Ben Kakimoto at Seattle Housing Buzz
- Christian Nossum at Deals in Seattle
If you have installed the widget, please leave a comment with a link to where we can see it. If there are other widgets that you’d like us to build, please let us know what they are. We have some ideas as to what we think would be cool, but your feedback is invaluable.