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Rainmaker
1,140,166
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

The sellers think they can list it for themselves and get buyers w/o realtors assistance. 

Jan 20, 2015 02:52 PM
Ambassador
4,312,628
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Mason Nettles big time for sure and it is all over US, I think.

Jan 20, 2015 01:07 PM
Rainmaker
629,951
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Well, it did change the industry for sure.

Jan 20, 2018 10:24 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,813
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Zillow has confused and depressed many home owners in my area.  Many have made near life ruining decisions based on the poor information that Zillow and other 3rd party sites have provided.

Jan 22, 2015 09:44 AM
Rainmaker
5,427,027
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Mason

The Zillow opportunity is based on the laziness of agents at large.  If you are top of mind in your market area, Zillow may be a reference point, but you will be their guy.  A

Jan 21, 2015 05:47 AM
Rainmaker
3,963,354
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Too many of them thinking the "zesstimates" are gospel truth. I spend so much time explaining why they can't depend on those to determine their home's value.

Jan 20, 2015 08:57 PM
Rainmaker
3,305,169
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Not always for the better becuase the estimates are so far off in some cases it causes more confusion than help. 

Jan 20, 2015 08:50 PM
Rainer
23,743
Eric Valente
Calabasas, CA
Eric

Every one thinks they can open Zillow or Trulia and get an accurate snapshot of a local housing situation. Why do they need an agent? <chuckle>

Jan 20, 2015 03:17 PM
Rainmaker
385,616
Trumps Elite
Keller Williams Realty Acadiana - Lafayette, LA
Realtors/Career Consultant

Sellers think they can price their homes!!

Jan 20, 2015 02:53 PM
Ambassador
5,271,017
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No change

Sep 10, 2019 09:09 PM
Rainer
279,648
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

It has, for sure.

May 30, 2018 10:17 PM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

For some, it has given false expectations.

Oct 30, 2017 08:08 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,734
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I'm sure it has had an effect

May 17, 2017 06:13 AM
Rainmaker
866,735
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Mason - I would have to agree with William and Nina. Home sellers do not know their local market, but think what they see on Zillow is completely accurate, including their Zestimates. They truly do not understand how real estate works, and then we/agents have to explain what is really the truth about their local market, and why Zillow is not always right.

I don't know about other agents, but if I had a nickel for every time I heard "Zillow says my home is worth ..." I would be very rich.

Jan 23, 2015 11:36 AM