ZipRealty Reviews

Updated March 10, 2015
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ZipRealty President, CEO, and Director Charles C. (Lanny) Baker
Charles C. (Lanny) Baker
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Pros
  • I also appreciate the great work-life balance I have here (in 5 reviews)

  • Great technology, training and support (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Commission splits are so low that many agents are new or only part-time -- large turnover (in 3 reviews)

  • High turnover rate, leads are consisitency reassigned to other agents when an agent leaves the company (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Good entry level technical support job.

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    Current Employee - Client Care Specialist in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Client Care Specialist in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at ZipRealty full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed job, minimal stress.

    Cons

    Departments are kind of cliquey and segregated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More team building activities would be great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great company always moving forward

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ZipRealty

    Pros

    They provide leads
    They are always looking to improve in order to benefit the agents

    Cons

    Recently acquired- not sure how it is effecting them. Could be good or bad- no longer there

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Innovative company

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    Former Employee - District Director in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - District Director in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at ZipRealty

    Pros

    It's an innovative company in the space of real estate technology.

    Cons

    The strategic direction was fuzzy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Depends what you want: "to do real work or mail it in"

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at ZipRealty

    Pros

    You can do what you want, just mail it in.

    Cons

    There is no bias to action, accountability, or desire to build great technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some real engineers. Come on this is SF & SV. Go acquire a small mobile firm and knock off all your dev, qa and engineering needs in a one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. Real Estate Agent

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Realtor in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Realtor in Newport Beach, CA

    I have been working at ZipRealty

    Pros

    In this position you will receive leads and have a great platform to work from and contact clients.

    Cons

    They do take 50% of all commissions, which can be discouraging. The offices aren't as high tech as one would think they are.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great for engineering growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at ZipRealty full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you're looking to advance a basic or solid engineering skill-set in Java development, Front-End development, QA or UI/UX great opportunity to work on SaaS product.

    Cons

    Hire quickly to get more hands on deck.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Hard working staff where leadership comes up short

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Role in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Role in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at ZipRealty full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Corporate staff were hard working, good people.

    Cons

    Product leadership was not near as creative or inventive as they sold to the rest of the staff. Changes to site were usually an outcome of new innovations at Redfin. Perhaps that will change for the better now that Realogy has purchased Zip.

    Company run by finance team rather than innovation coming from demands of market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A bit of humility.....and overdue for new leadership on the tech/product side of the house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Great resources

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZipRealty

    Pros

    Great technology, training and support. No need for a brick and mortar office.

    Cons

    More regional. Not developed in all areas. Less brand recognition

  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Sold Out the Employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at ZipRealty full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros to speak of

    Cons

    Management sold out to make big bucks and screw the employees who made the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Provided great resources and opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Realtor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Realtor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at ZipRealty full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing technology, great lead generation system, amazing apps, great local support

    Cons

    Lack of offices, limited team meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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