Zillow's iphone app launches

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It's supercool.

It has every home, not just homes that are for sale. It's GPS-enabled, so it follows you around the neighborhood as you drive or walk. And the map has pan and zoom functionality which is slick.

It's free. Check it out.

 

Here's the official Zillow video on it.

 

And with all due respect to my friends at Zillow, here's the much more entertaining video of my 4 year old playing with the app:

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Rainmaker
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

All these great applications for an Iphone and yet Supra cant figure out they need to get past infrared technology for an electronic lockbox!

Idaho is a non disclosure state, so Zillow doesn't work well in our area (thank goodness) since buyers and sellers need to contact Realtors for data!

Apr 29, 2009 04:21 AM #17
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Gary Urich
Elliott Costal Living / Better Homes & Garden Real Estate - North Myrtle Beach, SC
North Myrtle Beach Real Estate
New technology always amazes us. Great app.I'm sure zillow will be very pleased with a huge jump in web presence! The more info consumers have before contacting a Realtor the better.Saves time and money. Thanks for the post
Apr 29, 2009 04:48 AM #18
Rainmaker
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ARDELL DellaLoggia
Better Properties Seattle - Kirkland, WA

Spencer,

Amazing! The child. The application is pretty cool too :)

Apr 29, 2009 05:13 AM #19
Rainer
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Jaime Tineo
Harrison, NY

holy crap...undoubtedly game changing application

Apr 29, 2009 05:18 AM #20
Rainer
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Myrick Tantiado
Alain Pinel Realtors - San Francisco, CA

Your daughter is absolutely adorable!!  She floored me with her Zillow dance!  

I really like the Zillow app but they definitely need to put together something for Blackberry/non-Iphone users.

Apr 29, 2009 05:20 AM #21
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Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
Now that I have replaced my iPhone that had mysteriously disappeared from my car, I look forward to downloading the app and checking it out.
Apr 29, 2009 05:44 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Melina Tomson
Tomson Burnham, llc Licensed in the State of Oregon - Salem, OR
Principal Broker/Owner, M.S.

I just created an iPhone app for my brokerage and am trying it out.  I personally think you need to use your daughter's video in promos. 

My kids (7 and 8) work the iPhone like a pro...although we don't have the Zillow iPhone dance going on :)

Apr 29, 2009 06:21 AM #23
Rainmaker
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Scott Baker
www.eHomeReports.com Coldwell Banker West Shell - Liberty Township, OH
Realtor Homes for Sale Cincinnati/Dayton Ohio

It won't be long until Blackberry has the same app.  It is a VERY cool app.

Apr 29, 2009 06:24 AM #24
Rainer
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Joanna Szwyd
StoneHouse Properties - Great Barrington, MA
I just downloaded the app. You don't have to ask me twice:) I watched the video and instantly liked it.
Apr 29, 2009 06:24 AM #25
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Joe Peffer
Delicious Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Columbus Homes Blog

I was impressed with just how intuitive the whole thing was for your 4 year old daughter. cool application that is pushing me ever closer to an iphone purchase though I have the same big gripe as everybody else---an iphone can't open lockboxes and I don't want to carry around an ekey and worring about synching it.

Apr 29, 2009 07:28 AM #26
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Jason Farris
Fresyes Realty - Fresno, CA

Zillow and iPhone both should contribute to your little ones college fund for having given the coolest endorsment ever!

Apr 29, 2009 07:37 AM #27
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Anthony Stokes-Pereira
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Nanuet, NY
Realtor

Hi Spencer;

Your daughter is adorable, and a great salesperson. Thank you for sharing.

Apr 29, 2009 08:35 AM #28
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Lorraine Conoby
So very KEWL ....And the best news ever, is that Verizon (e-host for my Blackberry) will soon (Christmas 09) be a carrier for iphone. Can't wait to take the iphone plunge. The only thing holding me back was AT&T; just did not want them for my carrier. What a cutie!! Lorraine C- Weichert Realtors, Northeast Group
Apr 29, 2009 08:44 AM #29
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Angie Vandenbergh
Crye-Leike, Realtors - Memphis, TN
A Crye-Leike Blogger

>>> And with all due respect to my friends at Zillow,
>>>> here's the much more entertaining video of my 4 year old playing with the app:

I agree with you completely. Your daughter's video was much better. Love her dance! Thanks for sharing. Very creative and fun.

Apr 29, 2009 08:53 AM #30
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Ashley
I had to download it as soon as I read the posting. Pretty cool and definitely at your fingertips.
Apr 29, 2009 09:02 AM #31
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Terri Adams-Scott
J. Rockcliff, REALTORS - Walnut Creek, CA
Realtor, Walnut Creek CA Real Estate

Spencer...adorable daughter!  I downloaded it and it's a cool app..(although I question its zestimates).  I guess that's why it's only a tool and won't replace the knowledge of the local Realtor...whew!  Thanks for sharing! 

Apr 29, 2009 11:31 AM #32
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Joan Lorberbaum Moore
Hi Spencer! The app looks great and your daughter is adorable. I just can't wait until Blackberry has a better touch phone.
Apr 29, 2009 02:24 PM #33
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Spencer Rascoff
Zillow - Seattle, WA

Thank you all SO much for your incredibly kind comments. I read them to Sophia tonight and she loved hearing that people liked her "movie".

What's really cool is that she actually truly does love the app, which is a lot of fun. Frequent readers of my blog and me on twitter know that Sophia and I go to open houses together most Sundays, for fun. She loves real estate, and she loves playing with my iphone so this app is the perfect combination. (BTW, iphones and itouches are so cool for kids -- I've downloaded some terrific kids games and kids books onto my iphone. Perhaps a subject fo ra future post...)

 

Anyway, thank you again for your comments.

Apr 29, 2009 03:12 PM #35
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Sara Bonert
Zillow - Atlanta, GA
Real Estate Internet Marketing

Hey all-  In case you haven't heard yet, Zillow recently released an updated version of the Zillow iPhone app which now allows you to do things like: Filter search results by beds, baths, price, and status; Save searches; and Save favorite homes. 

More info on it here: http://www.zillow.com/blog/new-features-to-zillow-iphone-app/2009/06/17/

Jun 18, 2009 04:51 AM #36
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Chris Larsson
Coldwell Banker Barbara Sue Seal Properties - Lake Oswego, OR

 

Got the new Zillow App and it's cool... We just launched a new App with the App Store that should be available by the end of this week. It's called AgentWorx. It is totally designed from the ground up to be a really easy yet powerful contact management and agent productivity tool.

You can read more about it at the following URL www.appspice.com or go to my blog entry on ActiveRain at the following URL http://activerain.com/blogs/larssonc

Good selling!

Jun 24, 2009 07:25 AM #37
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