Technology

Zillow Group sites clean up at the ‘Webbys’

Zillow.com nabs 2 awards; firm's iPad app and NYC portal StreetEasy each win 1

Real estate tech’s supernova, Zillow Group, nabbed awards for three of its sites at the 19th annual Webby Awards presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences: two for its flagship site, zillow.com, and Zillow’s iPad app and another for its New York City portal, StreetEasy.

In the real estate website category, Zillow.com beat out its four other nominees — home remodeling site Porch.com, rentals sites Lovely and Rent.com and rental brokerage Nooklyn — for both the “Webby Award,” voted on by the organization’s judges, and the “People’s Voice” award, selected by consumers.

Another set of eight sites received “Honoree” status by the Webby committee in the real estate website category. The lone residential real estate brokerage among them, New York-based luxury firm Houlihan Lawrence, recently shared some of its site’s standout features with Inman.

Zillow’s iPad app won a “People’s Voice” award in the Services & Utilities (Tablet & All Other Devices) subcategory of the Webbys’ Mobile Sites & Apps grouping. Unroll.me, which helps users manage their email spam, won the Webby Award in that class.

In the same mobile site and apps grouping, StreetEasy won the People’s Voice award for “Best Use of GPS or Location Technology.”

2015 Webby Award Nominees and Honorees in real estate website category

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Nominees
Zillow – Winner
Lovely
Rent.com
Nooklyn
Porch
Honorees
Edward Andrews Homes
The Innovation and Design Building website
Houlihan Lawrence
Metricon Home Builders
Millennium Tower Boston Website
Revaluate
Hix Snedeker
Simpson Property Group

Source: Webby Awards

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to note that Zillow’s iPad app won a People’s Voice award in the services and utilities/tablet category.

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