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Zillow API: Property Views and Address Searches

Dear Zillow API developers:

I am interested in retrieving some data and statistics about the number of times a property has been viewed on your site, how the viewer got there, and where the viewer is geographically. 

Specifically, I would like to use your API to retrieve a list of properties in a particular zip code that:

a. Have recently been searched for directly by address through the Zillow search field (on the home page or elsewhere).

and,

b. The search provides a strong correlation between the user's IP address and the property address. 

The reason for the IP address correlation for a search through your API is to find properties that have been viewed on Zillow by the property owner. That is, I'm looking for cases in which the user's IP address is highly likely to be located near or at the physical property address. 

Is this data available and would my application be able to search for it through your API? I would greatly appreciate any suggestions/alternate approaches.  

Thanks! 

Alex
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March 07 2013 - Las Flores
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Alex,

Zillow doesn't provide such API since this is not a common requirement. Such analytics are done using the server logs and will not be exposed to the public due to security concerns. Your chances of getting such info is slim if not nil.

Good luck.
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March 09 2013
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Thanks. I was hoping for something close, or would have settled for an elaborate alternative, given the Zillow API as a whole. Was not expecting to see actual IP addresses, of course. There could be value in generating such an analytic report because it would provide a way to identify potential sellers, that is, a way to identify people looking up their own home values, and to target them as potential sellers. This information would be really valuable in markets with little to no inventory, but lots of buyers standing by. 
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March 11 2013
Hi,

On further thought, nothing is stopping you from creating your own API implementation and doing the above analytics - I do it as shown here and you can see searches made by the public across the nation over the past, broken down into states, shown on a Google Map! (Only addresses are shown, rest is for my own analytics).

I like the distribution and patterns which can say a lot about consumer behavior.  We can chat offline if you have more questions.
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March 15 2013
Hello,

Is there a Zillow API available to get property lists by zipcode please ?

We were working on a mobile app in which we were hoping to pull the property lists from zillow for a given latitude / longitude or zipcode.

Cheer,
Rahul.
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February 01
None. They discontinued the 'listing API' couple of years back.
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