10 Mar 2006

Alexa Blog and Zillow (Check it out!)

I was just over at www.alexa.com and by accident, I scrolled down the page. Hey, there’s a blog by Geoffrey Mack…and it’s got some cool stuff in it.

I really enjoyed "MySpace… Taking Over the World" (It’s in the top 10 of most visited web sites!)

Through Geoffrey’s blog on the Alexa homepage I also found one of the coolest new sites I’ve seen in a while – a site called Zillow – If you haven’t seen it, Check it out! Way Wicked Cool!

as Geoffrey says:

  • Cool thing 1: Plug in your zip code and it gives you a satellite map of your neighborhood. The map is draggable, just like Google Maps.
  • Cool thing 2: You can get a satellite map, a street map, or a hybrid map.
  • Cool thing 3: As you zoom in, it will show you property lines and estimated values of the homes.
  • Cool thing 4: Click on a property and a ballon pops up with estimated price (they call it "Zestimated price") address and home details like number of bedrooms and bathrooms and square footage.
  • Cool thing 5: Click on home details and it shows you enough to make your head spin. Value of your home plotted on a graph over the last year, 5 years, etc. Plus lot size, year built, # stories, and more.
  • Cool thing 6: Click on comparable homes and it shows you a clickable map with all the recently sold homes in your area. Click them and sale price, date sold, details of the home, etc.

Again that site is Zillow.

And Geoffrey, I’ll scroll down more often now when I’m at www.alexa.com to see the news you’re bringing us.