--- 2014 ---
Zillow reports a breakaway year in 2013, with strong fourth quarter results, with record revenue, traffic, and mobile usage.
Zillow hosts HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan for a Town Hall meeting on minorities and housing.
Zillow partners with AOL Real Estate to provide home shoppers on AOL for-sale, for-rent and pre-market listings as well as Zestimate and Rent Zestimate information.
--- 2013 ---
Home shoppers spent more than 5 billion minutes on Zillow apps, alone, in 2013, making 2013 a record year for mobile usage.
Zillow named among best places to work by Glassdoor.
Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff named the EY National National Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2013 Services Award.
Zillow reports record Q3 results, with record revenue, quarterly and all-time traffic.
Zillow opens a new office in Lincoln, NE, to house Mortech®, a company Zillow acquired November 2012.
Zillow announces agreement to acquire StreetEasy, New York City's leading real estate website.
Zillow hosted President Barack Obama in an online event moderated by Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff, in which Obama responded to housing questions asked by consumers.
Zillow Real Estate Android App named an "Editor's Choice" by the Google Play Store.
Zillow's latest TV spot, called "Long Distance," begins running nationwide.
Zillow launches the Mortgage Education Center, which provides articles on everything from the basics of borrowing to underwater financing.
Zillow's mortgage app is the first to include rates from government-backed refinancing programs for underwater homeowners.
Zillow reports record traffic and revenue in the first quarter results of 2013.
Zillow sweeps the real estate category in the 17th Annual Webby Awards, winning the People's Voice Award and the overall Webby Award in the Real Estate category.
Zillow announces that it will be the first company planning to take questions via social media during its earning call May 7.
Zillow produces the Forum on the Future of Housing along with the American Action Forum and Progressive Policy Institute in Washington D.C.
Zillow releases Spanish-language Zillow Rentals Android App.
Zillow opens brand-new offices in San Francisco.
Zillow launches Zillow Rentals for iPad.
Zillow announces record fourth quarter results and full year 2012.
Zillow celebrates its 7th birthday
Zillow Digs™ -- a home improvement and design marketplace, launches.
--- 2012 ---
Zillow named among "Best Places to Work" by Seattle Met magazine.
Zillow announces agreement to acquire HotPads, a map-based rental and real estate site.
Zillow releases record Q3 results and a record 1 billion home views on Zillow Mobile through the first three quarters of 2012.
Zillow announces an agreement to acquire Mortech, a mortgage technology company that provides software tools to mortgage professionals.
Zillow acquires Buyfolio, an online and mobile collaborative shopping platform
Zillow Mortgage Marketplace App launched for iPad.
Zillow launches Zillow Rentals, a free marketplace for rental professionals.
New features, including the ability to take photos and notes, are added to the Zillow Android Apps.
The new Zillow Rentals for iPhone App launches, joining the Zillow app family, which includes the Zillow Rentals for Android App.
New Zillow app features: Users can take and upload home photos with the Zillow iPhone and iPad apps.
Zillow celebrates the opening of a new office in Irvine, CA.
Record mobile usage and traffic contribute to record revenue in the second quarter 2012.
Zillow rolls out a new set of features for the Zillow Rentals for Android app, including pet policy, keyword search and more.
Zillow hosts a refinancing discussion on Google + with the White House.
Zillow becomes the exclusive provider of rental listings to Yahoo! Homes.
Zillow launches Zillow Compare, which gives users the ability to compare home values and demographics side by side.
Zillow reports Q1 results for 2012, breaking records in revenue ($22.8 million), profitability and traffic.
-- Zillow announces plans to acquire RentJuice.
The Zillow Real Estate App wins a 2012 Webby for Best Mobile App, Utilities & Services.
Zillow launches Zillow Rentals for Android App.
Zillow gives users the ability to sync their saved searches and favorite homes from any device they're using to access Zillow.
Zillow reports record revenue and mobile traffic in fourth quarter results.
Zillow reports a record month in traffic with 30 million unique users visiting Zillow's websites and mobile apps during January.
Zillow celebrates its 6th birthday.
Zillow has published more than 100,000 real estate agent reviews.
Zillow launches Neighborhood Advice, a social home-shopping experience that links users' Facebook friends with their searches within Zillow.
--- 2011 ---
Zillow announces partnership with Pulsenomics, a firm that produces the Home Price Expectations Survey.
Zillow adds a real estate app for Android Tablet to its suite of real estate apps for smartphones and tablet devices.
Zillow launches an app for Amazon's new tablet Kindle Fire, one of the first apps launched for the new device.
Zillow reports record revenues, traffic and mobile usage in its third quarter results.
Zillow acquires Diverse Solutions, an Irvine, CA-based company that provides marketing tools to real estate agents.
Zillow Mortgage Marketplace partners with AOL Real Estate, bringing the Mortgage Marketplace shopping experience to the AOL Real Estate and Daily Finance pages.
Zillow wins the Mortgage Technology Award for its Zillow Mortgage Marketplace iPhone App.
Zillow search is added to the Curbed network of real estate blogs.
Zillow adds the Windows 7 Phone app to its suite of mobile applications, which include real estate apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry.
Zillow reports record traffic and revenue in second quarter results in its first earnings report as a public company
Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff wins Inman News' 2011 Innovator of the Year award.
Zillow goes public, begins trading on NASDAQ under stock ticker "Z."
Zillow earns four #1 rankings from Inman News for mobile real estate apps: #1 Android real estate app, #1 iPhone real estate app, #1 iPad real estate app and #1 mortgage app.
Zillow adds Zestimate home valuations to more than 25 million new homes and improves Zestimate accuracy to 8.5 percent nationwide.
Zillow honored at the Webby Awards as the People's Voice Winner and the overall Webby Award winner for the Real Estate category.
Mortgage app launches: Zillow Mortgage Marketplace iPhone App
Zillow partners with Century 21
Zillow acquires Postlets
Zillow partners with William Raveis
Zillow Mortgage Marketplace celebrates 3rd birthday
Zillow unveils the Zillow BlackBerry App
Zillow launches Rent Zestimates.
Zillow adds Transit Score to home details pages.
Yahoo!-Zillow Real Estate Network launches, creating the largest real estate network on the Web.
Zillow announces record-setting December with 13 million unique users.
--- 2010 ---
Zillow launches agent reviews and ratings.
Zillow on iPad app featured during an Apple ad that ran during the World Series.
Personal finance website Mint.com and Zillow create partnership. Mint will use Zillow's Zestimate home value algorithm for real estate analysis.
Zillow launches "Zillow Real Estate Research" section.
Spencer Rascoff promoted from COO to CEO of Zillow.
Consumer loan requests on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace are up 500% year-over-year.
Zillow sets new record for monthly visits -- 12.5 million.
Zillow partners with Apartments.com, adding 90,000 rental listings.
Zillow Mobile apps downloaded 2 million times.
Zillow sets record for monthly visits -- 11.7 million.
Zillow partners with Yahoo! Real Estate to sell advertising to agents and brokers and supply Yahoo! with its 4 million real estate listings as well as Zestimate home values.
Zillow logs record number of unique visitors, advances in mobile real estate and partnerships.
Zillow gives its five-word Webby's acceptance speech.
Zillow logs record monthly users of 10.9 million in May.
Zillow logs record monthly users of 10.7 million in April.
Zillow wins Webby Award as Best Real Estate site.
Zillow partners with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.
Zillow Mortgage Marketplace turns 2.
Zillow launches Zillow on iPad App.
Zillow Android App rolls out.
Zillow partners with Northwest brokerage leader John L. Scott.
Downloads of Zillow iPhone App nearing 1 million; Zillow releases updates to iPhone.
Zillow turns 4 years old.
An average of 8.2 million unique users visited Zillow each month in 2009 -- a 57 percent year-over-year increase.
--- 2009 ---
Zillow now offers homes for rent and the ability to search for both rental and for sale homes in an area and compare monthly costs side-by-side.
Zillow search gets an overhaul with a more improved, streamlined experience.
Zillow launches video training center.
Zillow announces partnership with Windermere, a leading West Coast real estate brokerage
Zillow begins powering real estate section for seattlepi.com.
More updates made to Zillow iPhone App; downloads near 700,000 just four months after launch.
Revamped Zillow Real Estate Market Reports launches, which now covers the national, state, metro, county, city, neighborhood and ZIP code levels.
Zillow Mortgage Marketplace introduces True Cost Calculation, which helps people make an apples-to-apples comparison of custom mortgage quotes by calculating one number that incorporates interest rate, fees, points and time.
Zillow Community badges are introduced, including Zillow All-Star and Zillow Local Expert badges.
A new version of Showcase Ads is unveiled, which expands to six times its original size.
Zillow breaks several records for traffic and user activity, averaging 8.3 million unique users for the first six months of 2009, which is an increase of 67 percent year-over-year.
Zillow launches V2 of Zillow iPhone App, and reaches nearly half a million downloads in the first two months
Zillow Mortgage Marketplace launches Mortgage Rate Alert, an e-mail program that alerts borrowers when mortgage rates hit a certain level.
For second straight year, Zillow wins Webware 100 Award in Commerce category.
Zillow iPhone App, which uses GPS technology, is released. Within 24 hours, the app is downloaded 15,666 times.
Sprint includes Zillow in its national "Now Network" ad campaign.
As part of the Newspaper Consortium deal, Zillow begins to power online real estate sites for 180 newspapers in the U.S., including Tampa Tribune.
Walk Score values are added to home details pages on Zillow.
Zillow turns 3 years old!
More than 1 million quotes have been submitted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace in less than a year. (ZMM launched on April 2, 2008).
Zillow experiences a record-breaking January with 7.5 million unique visitors, which is an increase of 61 percent, year-over-year.
More than 50 million homes have been viewed on Zillow, which is more than half of the homes that exist in the U.S.
Zillow gives White House a Zestimate value in time for President Obama's move to new digs.
--- 2008 ---
Zillow launches Zillow Advice, a forum where local Q and A, discussions, and real estate advice is shared.
More than 100,000 loan requests submitted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace.
Listings milestone: Zillow tops 3 million for sale listings. This does not include 36,000 For Sale By Owner FSBO and 133,000 Make Me Move homes.
Dueling Digs adds two new categories: Swimming pools and home theaters.
Zillow rolls out Zillow Quote API, which allows participating lenders of Zillow Mortgage Marketplace to provide custom quotes to borrowers through an automated quote API.
Famous Homes of U.S. Presidents page launches.
Zillow Professional Directory launches. This free service allows consumers to search for real estate professionals in their neighborhood or city.
Zillow announces the Mortgage Rate Monitor, a weekly compilation of mortgage rates as they appear in Zillow Mortgage Marketplace.
New Zillow ad product unveiled: Home Page Featured Listings. Century21 signs on as the first national partner.
Zillow wins two Web Marketing Association WebAwards: Outstanding Website and Financial Services Standard of Excellence.
Zillow launches Mortgages Unzipped, a blog written by mortgage professionals and members of the Zillow Mortgage Marketplace team.
Zillow unveils Zillow Advertising Network, which is an extension of the Zillow Newspaper Consortium launched in June.
Zillow releases technology to conduct home searches via mobile browser.
Zillow launches second-generation local ad product named Showcase Ads, which replaces EZ Ads.
Zillow adds Saved Search e-mail alert to help save time for specific home searches.
Zillow unveils Famous Celebrity Neighborhoods.
Zillow adds Google Street View to home details pages on Zillow.
The 100th post for the Carnival of Real Estate is published. (CoRE was started by Zillow in July of 2006).
Zillow Broker Advisory Board announced.
Zillow begins issuing All-Star Badges to top community contributors.
Schools data is added to home details pages on Zillow.
Zillow rolls out free mortgage rates widgets and co-branding.
More than 50,000 loan requests submitted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace.
Famous Historic Homes launches.
Zillow Home Report e-mail is updated and improved.
Featured listings begin appearing on Zillow.
Zillow and the Newspaper Consortium kick off their partnership as two of 282 TNC newspapers begin implementing the classified ad, content, and data agreement.
Borrowers submit 43,000 loan requests on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, and 2,800 lenders respond with 200,000 loan quotes.
2.5 million homes are listed for sale on Zillow.
Zillow launches comprehensive, interactive mortgage rate charts on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace.
Zillow wins top Webby Award in real estate category.
Zillow wins Webware Award in Commerce & Events category.
Zillow Mortgage Marketplace launches, where borrowers and lenders come together in an open, anonymous, and free marketplace.
Zillow launches Dueling Digs, a "hot or not" tool useful for home improvement and remodeling, or just for plain fun.
Zillow launches Virtual Sold Sign program, in which agents and brokers continue marketing themselves on their sold properties for free.
100K real estate agents are registered on Zillow, with an additional 135K "secret agents" also participating.
1 million For Sale and Make Me Move listings are on Zillow
Happy 2nd Birthday, to us
Zillow announces it has released boundary lines for more than 7,000 neighborhoods around the U.S., covering roughly 150 cities for anyone to download, for free
Zillow adds 10 million homes to its database, improving Zestimate accuracy by 12 percent nationwide with new, hyper-local algorithms, and removing the beta tag from its logo.
--- 2007 ---
100,000 Make Me Move homes are posted on Zillow.
Zillow launches a new dynamic search and map-based technology called Zillow Smart Search.
500,000 homes have been posted for sale on Zillow.
The Zillow Listings Feed program launches, which allows brokerages and Web vendors to feed their for-sale listings to Zillow.
Zillow forms an online real estate partnership with 11 newspaper publishing companies, representing 282 newspapers nationwide.
Zillow launches Zillow Home Direct Ads, a suite of tools that enables advertisers to target ads specifically to any one of the millions of homes on Zillow.
Zillow is a "Gold Award Winner" in the W three Awards, which honors creative excellence on the Web.
Zillow raises an additional $30 million in Series C funding.
Zillow was named Outstanding Web site in the Real Estate category for the 2007 Web Marketing Association's Web Awards
1 million homes have been claimed on Zillow.
Zillow's blog team launches the GeekEstate Blog, with the goal to bring together real estate professionals and tech enthusiasts to learn how technology can increase their business
250,000 homes have been posted for sale on Zillow.
Zillow launches Neighborhood Pages.
1 million photos of homes have been uploaded by Zillow users.
30,000 questions and answers have been written on Home QandA.
Zillow has 50,000 registered real estate agents on the site.
The 1 millionth registered member joins the Zillow community.
The 2000th advertiser purchases a Zillow EZ Ad.
50,000 Make Me Move homes are posted on Zillow.
Zillow Community launches where anyone can "write to the site," by asking questions and sharing information.
More than 50,000 homes are posted for sale, an average of 526 homes posted per day by agents and homeowners since the posting tool launched on Dec. 6, 2006.
Take a virtual tour of the neighborhood. Bird's Eye View coverage is expanded from 22 million to 37 million homes.
Page counters are added to every home details page on the site, allowing you to see how many people have visited your home on Zillow.
Zillow is the featured cover story on Fortune Magazine.
Zillow turns 1 year old! In just one year's time, Zillow provides anyone the ability to get a starting point Zestimate home valuation, to post any home in the U.S. for sale, and to set a Make Me Move price. All for free!
Our unique and fun Make Me Move feature hits the 10,000 mark in homes that have a MMM price. An average of 345 owners per day have added a Make Me Move price to their home since the MMM tool launched.
--- 2006 ---
28 million unique homes have been viewed on Zillow.
With a virtual roar, Zillow President Lloyd Frink announces, "We're Opening It Up!" This release, known internally as Z4, gives agents and owners the ability to post any home in the U.S. for sale and homeowners can set a Make Me Move price. All of this for free! Not to be forgotten, the Zillow Real Estate Guide launches with more than 200 articles.
Zillow, only 9 months old, is named one of AdvertisingAge's 2006 "Marketing 50," which honors products that "broke through the clutter and delivered real impact." The list includes heavy hitters such as Dunkin' Donuts, Xbox 360, Gatorade, Visa, Comcast, and Verizon Wireless.
Zillow launches its Open API, allowing any Web site to add Zillow data and functionality.
In nearly one month's time, 100,000 homes are claimed on Zillow.
We don't know who they are or where they're from, but the 25-millionth person visits Zillow. We'd like to think that virtual balloons fell from the sky and music was piped in to welcome this person.
Z2 launches, allowing homeowners to claim their homes and edit their home facts in the Zillow database. This is Zillow's entry into the Web 2.0 read-write functionality.
Less than 7 months old, Zillow hires its 100th employee.
Wrestling zillions of data points to the ground, Dr. Stan and his analytics team release our first Quarterly Home Value Report, which provides snapshots of housing trends in several markets.
TIME Magazine names Zillow one of its 50 Coolest Websites, defined as "shining examples of Web 2.0: next-generation sites offering dynamic new ways to inform and entertain, sites with cutting-edge tools to create, consume, share or discuss all manners of media, from blog posts to video clips."
Zillow Mobile launches, allowing anyone with a mobile phone or handheld device to get a Zestimate and basic facts about a home after entering an address into their device.
Yahoo! Real Estate and Yahoo! Search form a partnership with Zillow to add Zestimates and other Zillow data to its Web site.
Zillow's blog team launches the Carnival of Real Estate with the goal to foster community among real estate bloggers.
You just can't hold a good developer's creativity down. Zillow Labs launches.
Zillow's wildly popular City Heat Maps launch, which are a real estate version of "Hot or Not."
Our first edition of Famous Homes goes live, reacquainting ourselves with famous mansions (Beverly Hillbillies, Playboy) and regular ol' homes (Brady Bunch, Happy Days) among many others. Famous Scary Homes follow in October.
Bird's Eye Views were added to many areas of the country alongside home details and Zestimates, providing 3D-like, high-resolution aerial images of homes.
The Zillow Home Report e-mail launches, providing subscribers with the ability to track up to 25 homes at a time on a monthly basis.
Online for only two days, Zillow welcomes its millionth visitor.
Zillow, the beta, launches, crashes, and launches again, all within the first 12 hours.
By Diane Tuman