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April 02, 2010 08:00 ET

ZipRealty to Offer Its Real Estate iPad App Timed With the Launch of New Device

The ZipRealty App Will Be One of First Real Estate Applications for New Apple Product

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - April 2, 2010) -  The national real estate brokerage ZipRealty (NASDAQ: ZIPR) (www.ZipRealty.com) today announced that a version of its popular iPhone and iPod Touch application will be available for the expected launch of Apple's newest device, the iPad, on April 3.

iPad users, through the ZipRealty application, will be able to see information on "for sale" and recently sold homes in more than 4,000 cities and neighborhoods nationwide on the iPad's large-format touchscreen. The application will allow users to see the listing price as well as other vital property information, including the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, square footage, and third party home value estimates. 

The new iPad application will also display search results on Google Maps allowing users to see homes currently on the market as well as a comprehensive list of recently sold homes with sale prices.

"The initial iPad version of our popular mobile application takes advantage of the device's sharp visuals and touchscreen technology to present home listings and property details in a format that we think users will love," said ZipRealty President and CEO, Patrick Lashinsky. "Ensuring that early iPad users have access to our mobile application as soon as the device is available is a testament to our commitment to provide home buyers with innovative real estate applications for a wide variety of mobile devices." 

The user's ZipRealty.com account will sync with the iPad application after initial login. The automatic sync with the ZipRealty.com account ensures that homes bookmarked on ZipRealty.com are easily accessible, and also allow users to bookmark new homes they see during mobile searches. Users will also be able to search for more geo-targeted homes that meet their unique home-buying criteria, such as price range, the number of bedrooms or bathrooms, and by property type.

For users who are not yet registered as ZipRealty clients, the new application will allow them the opportunity to register for a ZipRealty.com account so that they can have access to detailed property information, comparable sales and neighborhood details.

Additional iPad app features include:

  • Home price estimates as reported by Cyberhomes and eppraisal
  • An opportunity for the user to provide direct feedback on the application to ZipRealty via the Feedback tab
  • The ability to contact a ZipRealty agent in one click

The application is free and will be available in the iPad App store: http://www.apple.com/ipad/app-store/ 

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 35 major markets in 22 states and the District of Columbia. For more information on ZipRealty, visit www.ziprealty.com or call 1-800-CALL-ZIP.

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