Technology

ZipRealty updates mobile apps with off-market data, home values

Apps' users can now see price history and home value estimates for unlisted homes

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Tech-focused brokerage and referral site ZipRealty Inc. has updated its Apple and Android mobile apps to allow consumers to make it easier for them to find info on unlisted homes and to filter pending sales from their home search. Similar to a feature ZipRealty released with its "Seller Center" in June, a "single-address" search function lets mobile users access the price history and three home value estimates for homes not on the market with data from the multiple listing services in the 35 markets the firm is active in. Other features of the upgrade include: A text message feature that streamlines the sharing of listings and home details via text message. An enhancement to the home details on the map and list views to aid a quick view. An ability to save home and map searches on iPad and Android apps (not the iPhone app). A redesign of StreetScan, the firm's trademarked augmented reality tool. ZipRealty, which operates as a brokerage in 19 markets and a referral ...