Listings should not be allowed to rent out a shared living arrangement on the app (or at the least these listings should be excludable).This ruins the experience for people trying to find an apartment for their family. Additionally, the background check should not be billed before an applicant can confirm that the lister actually still is looking for a tenant. If someone is looking for a place for their family and all the places are not serious about taking applicants, or don’t properly take down their listing, applicants will be stuck with a background check that will expire and be left disillusioned. Listers should be able to opt-in to conforming availability daily and applicants should be able to see how frequently listers check in to their listings to further reassure applicants that they are not just being strung along.
The app has a chance to be perfect, but in its current limitations it is only mediocre.
A duplex is not a house! A single room, basement or mother in law suite is not a house! Please. Will you advise your sellers, landlords and management companies to specify “other” or “townhouse”? Also, some listings do not clarify parking. Some will say “none” AND “garage”. Or, if you search keyword “garage”, it will bring results that say “garage not included” or “no garage” that were written in the property description. Perhaps having a parking option “garage on property not included” just as “detached garage” and “off street parking” are options. Finally, there are some listings with 0 photos. ZERO.
Lots of issues , if you’re going to have an online business spend some money on quality IT personnel .
Accuracy is at times laughable . I have on multiple occasions been searching an area only to open a property that is obviously not in that area and on some occasions in another state other than the one it is showing in . Unfortunately it seems the business model these days is hire cheapest employees to make more profits . A little advice from someone that has built and sold several multimillion dollar companies , spend money on good talented people and it pays high dividends .
I really love this app, but I really hate the bugs that, despite the update, are still present. When I’m trying to look at any house’s information, it either takes a long time to load or doesn’t load at all, leaving a white screen for me to stare at. It’s starting to bother me enough for me to have to not even use the app. Instead, I have to open my laptop to go onto the website which is much less buggy. It might be best to look for another real estate app with less bugs until these bugs are fixed.
This review is not just about the mobile app, it’s about the website as well! Zillow just sells your information to all the realtors. If I’m viewing a listing and my options are Call and Message, my intent is not to notify everyone and their mother that I want their services. My intent is to contact the listing agent. So instead I have to scroll all the way down and manually copy the listing agent’s contact information. No links on phone numbers and email addresses this day and age? Shameful!
Love this app for searching properties, filtering preferences, comparing with other like homes, and I love using the map which is one of my favorite features. I haven’t been in the market for a home for awhile but using only Zillow I found a great agent, saw several homes and am buying my dream 2nd property! I saw no need to use any other app. I briefly search a few other real estate sites but Zillow was the most complete and comprehensive and easy to use.
My partner and I have the same version on our phones and when we are searching for an apartment to rent we have the same filters but he gets new listing on the”updates” tab on the bottom while I don’t which is really frustrating because I’d like to see it too on my own phone. I’m not sure why this is happening but this is really inconvenient considering I have a lot of free time due to COVID-19 and he doesn’t cuz he still is working.
Agents need to take better photos to walk potential buyers though the flow of a home. Also, I like the homes with floor plans and room dimensions. It would also help to know where “expansion” opportunities are possible. For example, could a powder room be added in a specific area, etc. Lastly, remove the clutter. It’s ok to show a home that looks lived in but some look like they were hit by a cyclone.
So after hours of looking I have discovered that a lot of the houses pictures are photo shopped. What you see is it potential not the house. One house is completely destroyed but you don’t realize it tell you see street view. So I do say read descriptions very closely and trust not just your eyes. And never buy blind always go see house first. I’ve gone looked at couple not even close to photos
It’s fine when it works but it usually doesn’t. I can reset the filter, apply, and choose a location where I know there are listings, like Omaha, NE or Minneapolis, MN and the app will tell me there are no listings. About 20% of the time, following the same process will result in listings. So 80% of the time, it’s totally useless. One star awarded for the 20%.