Understanding the Different Priorities of First-Time vs. Repeat Buyers

As growing numbers of millennials reach peak home-buying years, the ranks of first-time buyers are swelling — and their needs and preferences around home differ from repeat buyers in a number of notable ways. According to the Zillow Group Consumer Housing Trends Report 2020, first-time buyers — who trend younger* — are more likely than buyers who have previously bought a home to place greater importance on things outside the home. For instance, first-timers are more likely th

Simplifying Tour Scheduling With ShowingTime

Showing Time Product Update Tours are a critical part of the home shopping and selling journey, but scheduling and managing these tours can be complicated and time consuming. At Zillow Group, we believe improving the tour process can deliver a better and more integrated experience for customers and partners alike. Today, Zillow Group announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ShowingTime.com, Inc., an industry leader in touring technology and a key part o

Zillow Group Acquires ShowingTime, the Industry Leader in Home Touring Technology

ShowingTime's technology and services simplify online tour scheduling for agents, buyers and sellers. SEATTLE, Feb. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Zillow Group has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ShowingTime.com, Inc., an online scheduling platform for home showings, for $500 million. Touring is one of the most important steps in the home shopping and selling journey, and ShowingTime’s technology has streamlined and dramatically improved the touring experience. They a