Looking to start a Zillow clone? Many people who took a decision to start a real estate agency or a property site opt for a Zillow clone because it is by far an unrivaled real estate portal.
Zillow is the largest site for buying/selling real estate in the United States; it has a database of 110 million U.S. homes for sale and rent. Zillow remains unbeatable in digital real estate world owning a huge of the market share with thousands of houses sold, rented and bought hourly. It offers superb user experience and great business opportunities. If you wish to launch an agency based on a Zillow clone, it is possible to do so with Flynax Real Estate Software.
Flynax offers a template called Realty Mappy that is a close match to Zillow and partially recreates its functionality. Let us contrast and compare Zillow to Flynax and see how our real estate software can help you launch a Zillow clone.
Unlike Zillow that only targets the U.S. market, our real estate software may be used internationally in many countries around the world. If you consider using a Zillow clone, you are supposed to be aware of the key features that have made the site so popular with users. Let us go over them and compare them with what our script offers:
When you land on Zillow's home page you don't see a lot of useful functionality, you may only use the search by address that will refer you to the page with the map search. We offer you a simplified search on the map right on the main page; a user may initiate a search for properties and view results on the map. If a user is interested in a particular property, he may click it to view details.
Search on map
Real estate search page on the map (http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale) is the most used Zillow's page seeing how important this page is we've developed a page with similar functionality. It also contains search fields, list of properties found on the map. This page, like Zillow, has a lot of features; let us consider the most vital of them:
Map markers in our Zillow clone are displayed as price tags and not as standard red map circles. This gives the user a clear understanding of price range on a specific map point. If a visitor is content with the price and location, he may click a tag and view property summary or go to the property page to view details.
If there are a lot of properties on a specific map point, the map will group the ads and display the number of properties on the map point, in this case, the user simply needs to click the marker and zoom in on the map.
One of the most useful features for a user is ‘find my location', by clicking it, the map will identify and show user location and display all properties available around user location.
There is a search above the map that allows the user to filter properties found on a specific map point, the main search criteria are:
- Property type – selling or renting;
- Category – allowing the user to search for a particular property type;
- Price and other;
The search field also contains 'address' field which is connected to location service from Google, it will help the visitor to quickly find a specific city or a district around the world.
List of properties
There's a section with the list of properties found on the map, which presents a more clear option of displaying properties found. A visitor may instantly see pictures and main details of the property that makes the search more convenient.
Page view on different devices
The template is responsive but we'd like to focus on how the site is displayed on different devices. Irrespective of a device screen size, page functionality 'ads search on the map' will display all elements in a most convenient way giving the user the ability to search for properties.
Property details page
This page displays a large media gallery and a contact form in a sidebar just like on Zillow. We have slightly adjusted gallery logic and now it is more convenient and has a changeable functionality, the user may view photos, video, map location and street view by using only one gallery.
The content displays price, details and property description, below you can see useful tools such as loan calculator and property price history, information on nearby schools (only for U.S.) At the bottom, we have duplicated the contact form so that users won't have to scroll up the entire page to find a contact form in the sidebar. The sidebar shows a section with similar ads.
Don't miss out on a chance to launch your own, successful online portal for selling and renting property that has taken the best from Zillow.