Zillow posts record traffic and releases iPhone App stats

Earlier today Zillow.com released their traffic numbers for 2009 and the numbers are impressive.

  • An average of 8.2 million people (unique visitors) came to Zillow each month in 2009, which is a 57 percent year-over-year increase.
  • 3.9 million homes are now posted for sale, for rent or Make Me Move on Zillow — up 43 percent over 2008.
  • The Zillow iPhone App has been downloaded more than 870,000 times since its launch just eight months ago, making it the #1 real estate app on the iPhone.  More than 2 million homes are viewed on the Zillow iPhone App each month.
  • Consumers submitted over half a million loan requests on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace in 2009, and lenders responded with more than 10 million custom loan quotes.
  • 171 U.S. newspapers began using Zillow’s search and listings technology to power their real estate Web sites in 2009 — check out a few including The Tampa Tribune and Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

TechFlash’s John Cook notes that the release of Zillow’s year-end numbers comes amid speculation that Google may try to buy online real estate service Trulia. Interesting.