SOURCE: ZipRealty


December 08, 2009 08:31 ET

ZipRealty Introduces Free iPhone Application Enabling Mobile House-Hunting in More Than 4,800 Locations

Buyers Can Now Search Listed Homes, View Photos, and Get Home Prices and Appraised Values While on the Go

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - December 8, 2009) - Leading online real estate brokerage ZipRealty (NASDAQ: ZIPR) ( today released a new iPhone application that enables house hunters in 4,897 cities and neighborhoods across the U.S. to search for available homes and view photos, prices and estimated values. Through the new application, home buyers now have mobile access to their free ZipRealty accounts, allowing them to search for homes on the go and view full information on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) -- listed homes directly from their iPhones.

In addition to home listings and photos, the application provides access to third-party home value estimates and enables a buyer to contact his or her ZipRealty agent in one click. The application displays search results on Google Maps allowing the client to see homes currently on the market as well as a comprehensive list of recently sold homes with sale prices. By syncing the application directly with Google Maps, users can easily access GPS-enabled turn-by-turn driving or walking directions while exploring new neighborhoods.

"ZipRealty constantly looks for ways to give our clients faster access to as much pertinent information as possible, and our version one iPhone app is just the first of our upcoming mobile tools," said Myron Lo, Vice President of Innovation at ZipRealty. "We look forward to bringing more features to our mobile platform so our clients can get the power of the ZipRealty Web site no matter where they are."

Each client's account will sync with the iPhone application after initial login. Homes bookmarked on the web version are easily accessed on the go, and clients can bookmark new homes seen during mobile searches. Clients can also begin new geo-targeted searches for homes that meet their unique home-buying criteria like price range, number of bedrooms or bathrooms, and property type.

The application is free and easily available by searching for ZipRealty in the iPhone App store. For additional information and screenshots from the application, please visit

About ZipRealty, Inc.

ZipRealty is a full-service residential real estate brokerage firm. The Company utilizes its user-friendly Web site and employee real estate agents to provide home buyers and sellers with high-quality service and value. ZipRealty's Web site provides users with access to comprehensive local Multiple Listing Services' home listings data, as well as other relevant market and neighborhood information. The Company's proprietary business management system and technology platform help to reduce costs, allowing the Company to pass on significant savings to consumers. Founded in 1999, the company operates in 36 major markets in 22 states and the District of Columbia. For more information on ZipRealty, visit or call 1-800-CALL-ZIP.

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