We are happy to report today that both ZipRealty, a national full-service real estate brokerage, and Redfin, an online real estate brokerage with listings in Seattle and San Francisco, recently integrated Zillow’s functionality into their Web sites by using Zillow’s API.
With ZipRealty, customers can compare the price per square foot of the home based on the list price, the Zestimate valuation, and the average of nearby homes for sale — all in one central place. This information can be useful to get an initial feel for how the home’s list price compares to the estimated value of the home from Zillow as well as from other recent home sales.
Redfin now displays Zillow’s Zestimate, Zestimate ranking and a Zestimate value change chart for every listing alongside the photos, marketing remarks, amenitites, past sales and historical tax information. Tying Zestimate functionality to their newly released “fixer-upper” algorithm will enable people to quickly segment Redfin listings and search more efficiently.
It is our hope that both of these companies will make consumers’ lives easier by combining listings with Zestimates. Consumers will no longer need to have a second browser window open, feverishly typing an address into Zillow.com, in order to get a starting point for a home’s value.
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