Zillow has a cool new tool called Neighborhood Advice. Dubbed “social home shopping”, Zillow’s Neighborhood Advice feature allows users to ask their friends questions about a neighborhood or area of interest while shopping for homes.
The tool works by utilizing one’s Facebook network and then overlaying those personal connections on a zoomable map of an area of interest. Here’s a map of my Facebook connections (click to enlarge)…
- what’s it like to live there?
- what is within walking distance?
- what’s community/neighbors like?
- what their opinion of safety / crime?
Check it out and and let me know what you think. Or, if you’re already using this Zillow feature, has it provided value to you?