The Z Real Estate Scraper Chrome Extension allows you to easily scrape Zillow real estate listings data with no code or technical knowledge. Scraping is just a term that means extract data from a website automatically. The extension allows you to download the data into a nicely formatted CSV file or Google Sheet organized by listing price, address, # of beds, baths, zip code, square footage and even agent/FSBO contact info, the year the property was built, and more. Here are the core features:
See this quick walkthrough or continue reading to learn more.
You can find the extension in your browser by navigating to "chrome://extensions/" in the address bar of your browser.
To pin the extension for easy access, click on the puzzle icon at the top right, scroll down to the Z Real Estate Scraper Extension, and click the pin button.
To begin scraping data off of Zillow, navigate to the Zillow website and search for a location. This could be an address, a city or even a zip code. Once you see the listing results (the page looks like this), click on the Z Real Estate Scraper extension icon at the top right:
The interface of the extension is extremely simple. There are only 3 buttons to all the functionality. You can "Scrape", "Clear Data", or "Download" the data.
To scrape, just click the "Scrape" button and the extension will automatically scroll to load all the listings on the page.
Once all the listing pictures are loaded, all the data will be extracted into the extension. You will see the information of the scraped listings in the popup like this:
Once you've finished scraping, to download the data just click the "Download" button. Save the CSV file onto your computer in a directory that you choose. Or you can choose to save it to a Google Sheets files.
The data is organized by date, address, price, number of beds and baths, square footage, the link to the actual listing page where you can view more details, and the price per square feet.
To start scraping for more results but for another location, just clear the data by clicking the "Clear Data" button. That will remove all the presently scraped listings allowing you to start from scratch. Then, you can perform a new search, allow the results to show up, and then click scrape again.
Configure the settings to automate cycling through the search results.
This allows the extension to automatically navigate to each single property page in the search results and extract the information on each page with you having to navigate there manually.
By scraping data from Zillow's website, you are automating something that isn't meant to be automated. This extension is designed in a way to minimize spamming Zillow's servers but there is always a risk of getting your IP address blocked which will prevent you from accessing the website. Please use it ethically. If you want to minimize this risk, you can use a VPN like NordVPN where rotating IP addresses manually can help.
The beta feature for extracting detailed data from a single property's listing page is meant to be used ethically. For context, Zillow disallows spamming of its servers with frequent and many page requests. This is usually the behavior of automated bots that access their pages to do something else. To minimize and protect against this, Zillow may block access to its servers from specific IP addresses if it detects any type of automated behavior.
In order to extract detailed data of a specific property, the Z Real Estate Scraper extension has to access a specific property's listing page. This causes it to request data from Zillow's servers. Doing this too often and too uniformly (like a bot) may lead Zillow to believe it is automated and may cause your IP address to be blocked. As a result, you may lose access to the website. The mitigate this, the extension has built in variation in the time delay and waits a suitable amount of time before navigating to the next page. This should bypass Zillow's protections and allow you to use the website normally. However, there is no guarantee. Please use at your own risk.
Interested? Download the Chrome Extension here.
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