March 29, 2006
- refreshes new pages rather than dynamically updating as Zillow does
- Allows a much better interface for you to adjust home values using slider bars for things like market conditions, interior/exterior quality, view, lot size, privacy/noise, etc.
- an interface to include/exclude surrounding properties in the calculation of the property in question (click on a shaded icon and see a checkbox in the bubble asking if you should include it) or add it from the grid below the map
- The default house value estimator of both was off but the Zillow one was closer. My house’s “Zestimate” used to be further off than RealEstateabc’s estimate when Zillow first launched (probably the biggest complaint I heard about them) but I can see a marked improvement
Overall, the Zillow interface is pretty and has some better functional qualities but the RealEstateabc has some nice features/additions that were missing in the Zillow product.