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Zillow Search Setup

Updated: Jan 5

In this article I wanted to dive into the question of how to establish a search on Zillow. Whether used as a supplement to an Multiple Listing Service (MLS) search for a targeted group of properties not on MLS (i.e. FSBOs) or in the rare cases where I suggest a buyer use Zillow instead of MLS, it's good to know how to set things up on Zillow.

Why a Saved Search with Automatic Updates as Properties Hit the Market is Important

Buyer Beware: MLS Searches Are Typically Best Set Up Before Zillow Searches, Especially in Hampton Roads & in Other Regions Where "Active Contingent" Properties are Common Due to Differing MLS Policy.

When to Use Public Websites


Image here & many others courtesy Zillow



Search Tips Across MLS & Public Searches: Don't Use a Phone; 20-50 Properties

Determine What Kind of Search You’d Like to Make Including Cities/Counties & Sale/Rent/Sold type.

Draw Area

For Sale by Owner Search (I Highly Recommend This Search As a Supplement to an MLS Search)

Narrow by School District Rating

Narrow by Price

Narrow by Beds & Baths

Home Type (or Land)

More Filters

Save Your Search & Setup Instant Emails/Texts (Very Important)

Getting Assistance on Your Zillow Search


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