Zillow has announced that rental listings now display up-to-the-minute time stamps. In many markets across the country, renters face a lot of competition and are under incredible pressure to act quickly when searching for a new home. Now, with the addition of time stamps to Zillow rental listings, renters searching Zillow will be able to easily see exactly how long a listing has been on the market, either on the desktop or on the Zillow Rentals Apple iOS mobile app.
"There's a lot of competition in the rentals market – sometimes just one minute can make a difference in securing a new rental, which is why it's important that renters know exactly how long a listing has been on Zillow," said Dan Hang, Zillow Group vice president of rentals. "Clearly displaying exactly how long a rental listing has been live will significantly improve the search experience for the millions of renters searching Zillow every month."
In addition to sorting available rentals by time on market, renters can also search and sort listings by price, bedrooms, neighborhood, and amenities like air conditioning, in-unit laundry, and pet policy. Zillow also offers renters the ability to create Saved Searches, which alert renters instantly, either on their mobile phone or by email, when a rental that matches their search criteria hits the market.