SocketSite has the inside scoop on getting “Zestimates” via email (Zillow Mobile).
Email (or text message) z@labs.zillow.com and include a property’s address, city, state (or zip code) in either the subject line or body of the email/text. Within seconds you’ll get a return email that includes a Zestimate, the number of beds/baths, total square feet, and date of construction for the property. (We’re guessing SMS access is right around the corner Arjun knows better.)
That’s right, you’ll no longer have to wait until you get home to Zillow your dinner party host (or date). And if you haven’t already heard, Zillow is also alpha testing an open API that will allow third-party websites to offer Zillow’s functionality seamlessly on their site.
Zillow Labs: Zillow Mobile [Zillow]
Zillow’s Open API [Zillow Blog]

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by Arjun

    Btw, many mobile phones allow you to text message an e-mail addresses, so be sure to check if your phone supports this.
    We’ve got more info here: http://www.zillow.com/labs/ZillowMobile.htm
    Enjoy!
    Arjun Banker,
    Zillow Mobile Developer

  2. Posted by SocketSite

    Arjun – Thanks for ‘plugging in’ (and politely setting us straight…). Strong work.

  3. Posted by Andrew

    Arjun,
    Any chance of a WAP version?

  4. Posted by Andrew

    Andrew,
    We’re just offering text-messaging for now – it’s quick and simple to use. Unfortunately, we don’t yet have a WAP-friendly version of our site.
    Thanks,
    Arjun

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