Zillow launched a feature today that lets home shoppers compare up to five listings side-by-side to ease and accelerate decision making.

Available for mobile and desktop, the tool creates an easy-to-read chart comparing homes according to 70 listing metrics, such as price, square footage, lot size, condition, architectural style and interior features.

Selecting which homes to tour and bid is difficult, the company says, pointing to research showing one-third of first-time buyers being dissatisfied with current options for comparing listing. 

“This new tool reduces the need for the makeshift spreadsheets home shoppers often create to compare homes,” Zillow chief technology officer David Beitel wrote in a product announcement.  “We know evaluating homes is one of the most overwhelming parts of the home-buying process. Our goal is to change that with Homes to Compare.” 

Three quarters of recent home buyers have at least one regret about their purchase, a Zillow survey found. In today’s housing market, low inventory and quickly rising sales prices and mortgage rates call for an efficient and well-considered home search, the company states. 

Zillow, which aims to recover from its failure in home flipping by building a housing “Super App,” remains the no. 1 U.S. residential listings site by traffic. Its 283 million visits in December were nearly double that of no. 2 site Realtor.com.

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