We’ve made some updates to our app to help you in your home search. With this release we’ve refreshed the onboarding experience and added a new home type filter for Multifamily homes. We always welcome feedback, so feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Ratings and Reviews
Horrible now with street view replacement
I previously liked this app but when I can no longer use the area view from above to see all sides of the house and the back yard, you made my job harder to find properties in another state. The street view is horrible, slow, and if the house property has an alley, you might see a little of the back, and sometimes you can't. What once took 20 secs now takes minutes to slowly navigate and many times I can't even see the side and back of a house. Please bring back the mapping view where I can use my iPhone to drill in, out and flip to the side views and back yard. This is how I narrowed down options plus it helped to zoom out to evaluate the neighborhood. The upgrade also lost some property lines on that view (iOS 10.3.3). This is also important to me. I want a list of 5 homes to look when I go to my hometown and you made that impossible. I will need to drive to them. People are losing opportunities and your value decrease A GREAT DEAL because of these changes. Please bring the satellite area view back rather than the clunky slow street one. Thank you.
It is so difficult to navigate this app. Sometimes when inquiring about a home for sale I frequently get nothing more than a jumbled mess of red dots or stars that overlap each other and give no information envelope when you think you’ve been lucky enough to hit just one dot.
When I get a note regarding a home that might be something that I’d like, when I use my phone first thing in the morning there will be a notifications on my my screen from multiple peoples/companies and if I open up one of those after I’ve opened my phone and if I choose to look at something else from my notifications on the screen before I open then Zillow is gone from my notifications, I can’t get the message again. The suggestion sent to my notifications app has been removed. The use of this app starts giving you home suggestions 50 mile away from where I started my search. It just seems unnecessarily difficult to use a lot of the times. I use the notifications app when I open my home screen first in the morning then I might get something useful out of it. One more thing, when you say a home is “ the beautiful area or development area of such and such” , unless you’re really aware of where every section of a city is and can determine what is meant, (like a realtor), or if you live in a small community where everyone knows everything about the area. But if not, I can scroll my little heart out and end up in another state. Anyway, that’s my opinion.
Not a fan of the latest update; Zestimate algorithm feels Orwellian.
1. I feel like it’s now harder to see the HOA fees when you’re browsing, and those can make a huge difference in the affordability of the listing. Also, I feel like it’s harder to change the mortgage estimate (it used to be easy to zero out the insurance payment if you could see that was covered by HOA — it’s still easy to zero that out, but now I can’t figure out how to make it recalculate the monthly mortgage once I make changes). Also, the new app icon kind of looks like someone sat on the old logo/icon? Not sure if that’s what the effect they were going for...
2. Since Zillow relies on an algorithm to harvest listings from MLS sites, it’s not always as accurate as an actual MLS site (it often misses when properties are sold, for instance).
3. The Zestimate algorithm continues to puzzle me... it doesn’t seem to have much basis in reality, and when my house was on the market the Zestimate would fluctuate wildly, yet the sudden $30,000 drop in the Zestimate wouldn’t be reflected in graph of the recent Zestimates. It was like the 1984 version of the real estate appraisal...
4. BUT, I use Zillow to browse anyway because it’s free and it’s a relatively intuitive app — if I see something I like, I ask my real estate agent about it, and they send me the official MLS listing with the more accurate details.
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