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Whether you’re in the market to buy a new home or just an avid house hunting daydreamer, “Zillow surfing” has become a pandemic pastime as Americans flock to the real estate listing website to find their dream home as well as to seek out luxurious, weird and unique listings.
In order to learn more about this emerging real estate trend, Omnis Panels surveyed nearly 1,500 Americans to ask about their Zillow surfing habits.
- 83% of Zillow users say they’ve searched for homes without any intention of buying.
- 44% of users say they surf Zillow on a weekly basis spending an average of 2 hours per session.
- 68% have been spending more time on Zillow during the pandemic.
- 61% admit to Zillow surfing during work. 23% have been caught Zillow surging by a boss or a manager.
- Users admit to snooping on neighbors, friends and co-workers through Zillow. 62% have looked up a neighbor’s home to see what the inside looks like, 62% have looked up a friend’s house to see the purchase price and 39% have snooped on their boss or managers home via Zillow.
Take a look at the full report.