Zillow, which just raised another boatload of cash, has announced a couple of new features recently. One, the Zillow API, will be embraced by legions of real estate agents desperate to get traffic to their websites. The other, a Zillow mobile feature, will let you get a Zestimate, which is Zillow’s estimate of a home’s value, by email/SMS.
The mobile feature allows you to obtain the value of a house by email/sms. To use it, text or email a home address to firstname.lastname@example.org. I agree with SocketSite – Zillow Mobile you no longer have to wait until you get home from a dinner party to figure out how much your host’s house is worth. Another use, of course, is to check home values in a neighborhood when you visit an open house.