ZipRealty Client Ratings?

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Submitted by speedingpullet on September 9, 2006 - 10:02am

After the announcement they are doing client ratings, I've clicked on the button on dozens of properties, and found..nada.

Do you need a special login for them? Or are they located in a different place from the rest of the data for the property?

Does anyone here have a link to a property that has a client rating? I don't mind where/what its for, i just want to figure out if the problem is at my end or at Zip's?

Thanks Piggingtonians!

Submitted by Horsepropertyneeded on September 9, 2006 - 12:02pm.

I added a comment to the following listing this morning: H610249. It indicates it may take 72 hrs to appear.

Current homeowner awaiting the market correction

Submitted by barnaby33 on September 9, 2006 - 12:59pm.

I just went to an open house by a Zip-Realty agent not half an hour ago. The agent wasn't there. His loan officer was. I don't suppose that merits a good rating.


Submitted by Peace on September 10, 2006 - 9:46am.

I don't get ZipRealty.

I finally registered and I find it very limiting.

First, why have to give your phone number to register? I gave my alternate email address but just made up a phone number - thank God because now I am getting junk mail from Ziprealty - sorry if someone owns the phony phone number because I suspect they may get some junk phone calls too.

Also, I am not able to jump around zip codes - I am checking out other areas nationwide - but not able to do it on Zip.

Am I doing something wrong? I expected the website to be more user friendly.

I know that it is a profit company but it sure is a turn off for my initial experience with the company and will remember when it comes time to buy.

Submitted by PerryChase on September 10, 2006 - 10:20am.

Zip Realty is great. You can customize the email that you receive. It's great if you want to get update when new houses get listed.

You need to add "areas" if you want to jump between metropolitan areas. That has nothing to do with ziprealty. It's because MLS databases are local.

In my view, zip realty is the best online service. I never got an unwanted phone call from the zip agents.

Submitted by VCJIM on September 10, 2006 - 9:39pm.

I've gotten a few calls from my Zip lady, she was very pleasant. I told her I was waiting for prices to drop a lot and that I'm having fun watching the market correct. Today, my Zip lady was gone! Replaced by a new Zip lady. Even Zip ladies are having trouble, so it seems.

Submitted by powayseller on September 11, 2006 - 6:31am.

My Zip guy, Alan is gone this week too.

Submitted by Doofrat on September 11, 2006 - 2:25pm.

You don't need to include your phone # to register, I did not include my # or address, just an e-mail and the other info.

Submitted by sdrealtor on September 11, 2006 - 9:26pm.

Dont worry. All your Zip guys and gals will soon be replaced by new equally inexperienced Zip guys or gals.

Submitted by speedingpullet on September 12, 2006 - 9:50am.

That would be a shame....I've become quite fond of my ZipRealtor's face looking at me from the top right corner of the screen.

As for registration - it always pisses me off when online companies start asking for my details. OK, online banking or Amazon does need them, but if I'm registering for an online service then they get my online details and a fake phone number and adddress.
Actually I set up an email account years ago for just that purpose, and only friends have my 'real' one. What other reason do they need your personal details, for something that really only requires an emal addy, if not to spam or send you promotions?

Submitted by Peace on September 12, 2006 - 10:05am.

Zip would not let me register without a phone number.

"What other reason do they need your personal details, for something that really only requires an emal addy, if not to spam or send you promotions?"

There is a reason:

By giving out personal information you are often inadvertently cancelling your "do not call" registration.

Submitted by speedingpullet on September 12, 2006 - 10:13am.

Make a phone number up....until you actually want to contact them, then all they need is email address.

BTW if you want to be on a National 'Do Not Call' list then go to:

It won't screen out everything, and it takes about 30 days to take effect, but it dies work. Anyone who still rings, tell them that your on the NDNCL. Unless they want to be fined, they won't call back.

Submitted by Chrispy on September 12, 2006 - 12:07pm.

The best phone number to use (for a fake phone number) is your area code plus 555-XXXX. Any series of the last four digits will work. 555 is the universal prefix that all movies use for fake numbers - plus, using this number means no one else will inadvertently get your telemarketing calls.

With telemarketers - I always ask if they will take me off their list if I get a call from them. This doubles the effectiveness of the Do Not Call list.

Submitted by speedingpullet on September 12, 2006 - 2:06pm.


Caught in some odd wave of synchronicity, as I was, about 30 minutes after posting that, I was cold-called by some bozo giving out quotes for exterior paintwork 'in my area'.

When I told him that a) I rented and b) I was on the National Do Not Call List, his immediate knee-jerk response was 'oh, they've disbanded that'.... to which I replied 'ok, put your money where your mouth is - give me your number, and we'll see who's right'.

Needless to say, he said something like 'sorry to bother you' and hung up before I did.

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