July 26, 2006

ZMobile: Zestimates By Email

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]

First Published: July 26, 2006 10:00 PM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

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

Posted by: Arjun at July 27, 2006 12:20 AM

Arjun - Thanks for 'plugging in' (and politely setting us straight...). Strong work.

Posted by: SocketSite at July 27, 2006 1:07 AM

Arjun,
Any chance of a WAP version?

Posted by: Andrew at July 27, 2006 1:44 PM

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

Posted by: Andrew at July 27, 2006 4:45 PM

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