New Look and New Features on ZipRealty

We just released some great new features on our site, and gave it a brand new look to boot!  As always, the goal of these changes is to make your home search faster, easier, and more intuitive, and and we’re excited to hear what you think about our most recent efforts.

Here are the highlights:

1. The Persistent Search Bar

We added a new search bar at the top of every page so you can instantly narrow, expand or change your home search from anywhere on the website.

To make your home search even more customized, click on “More Search Options” and create home searches that reflect your specific needs and wants.

Also, make sure to check out the new “Buy a Home” link at the top of the page. It will take you to our new section of articles, information and answers to aid you in your home buying process – from what to expect during the process, to how much you can afford, to deciding it you should rent or buy – it’s all there.


2. Interactive Search Results Map

Our interactive search results map is now bigger, better and easier to navigate. Scroll over the listing icons with your mouse and the key property details (beds, baths and price) will pop up.

When you click on a listing icon, you’ll see more property details (including address and days on market) and, you can now scroll through multiple property photos, all without leaving the map!


3. Home Detail Page Redesign

We redesigned the home detail page! Now everything you need to know about a home for sale is on a single page, with the most important property details (price, beds, baths, square footage, etc.) front and center.

We heard from you that you wanted a quicker path to the map view of each property, so we added a shortcut directly below the key property details – just click “View Map”.


4. Walk Score® and “Local Info” are Back!

Every property now has a Walk Score® and link to Local Info (neighborhood stats including crime, education, weather, etc.), so you can learn more about any neighborhood you’re looking in without leaving the website.


5. Save Your Notes

Add your personal notes (that only you will be able to see) about any home for sale by clicking the link under My Notes. We've found that My Notes is especially handy you’re out looking for homes and want to jot something down - download one of our free mobile apps (iPhone, iPad, and Android), all of which sync up with our site and your ZipRealty account.


    6. Larger Property Detail Maps

    Just like our interactive map, we’ve made our property detail maps larger. You can now see even more of the satellite, aerial, and street view imagery, and get a better sense of the street and neighborhood the home is located in.

    We hope you like the new look and new features! As always, let us know how we can continue to improve your home search and help you find the perfect home for you.