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Rainmaker
705,051
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I don't encourage them to stay away from Zulia. I encourage them to go to MY site.

Sep 19, 2017 04:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,329,198
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

My personal tagline:
Information is FREE.  Knowledge, Experience & Integrity Are Priceless.  

Sep 19, 2017 04:39 PM
Rainmaker
3,021,935
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

There is no shortage of confused consumers who wonder why the data is incorrect. It leads to many conversations that end up with the sonsumer becoming a client

Sep 19, 2017 04:03 PM
Rainmaker
5,425,679
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You can't control client. All you can do is provide your best advice and tell them to search on a local site.

Sep 19, 2017 04:38 PM
Rainmaker
409,007
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We do, but they look anyway. 

Sep 19, 2017 04:35 PM
Ambassador
3,356,593
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I couldn't have said it better than Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR and Carol Williams

Sep 19, 2017 08:40 PM
Rainmaker
722,549
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

If pointing and laughter qualifies as discouragement . . . 😈
I will check that out!

Sep 19, 2017 05:00 PM
Rainmaker
1,219,347
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Short answer, NO. Longer answer, take advantage of the opportunity to discuss real estate.

Sep 19, 2017 04:45 PM
Rainmaker
4,492,592
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I think Carol Williams summed it up brilliantly.  A

Sep 19, 2017 04:45 PM
Rainmaker
852,021
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

ABSOLUTELY!!!!

All I have to hear is "I found blah blah on Z" and I start me speech

Sep 19, 2017 05:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,622,301
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I tell them that they are not always accurate but I don't discourage them. If they are excited enough to be looking for houses I don't see any purpose in discouraging them.

Sep 19, 2017 04:43 PM
Ambassador
2,358,341
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

       My buyers and sellers surf Zillow.  Z is getting more accurate in the status of listings posted.  It is much more intuitive than Realtor dot com.  And the Zestimates are becoming realistic.   

     I don't discourage them... they still come to me to see the houses or list the house on MLS, they want my opinion on the condition and price, they need me to fill out the forms.   Zillow can't do those things (yet).

 

Sep 19, 2017 07:31 PM
Ambassador
3,983,227
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I do not discourage them to do anything other than not put their trust in them and to check with me to verify.

Sep 19, 2017 06:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,022,489
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 24 hour a day 7 days a week.... Then they get on Redfin asking where is their 1% gave back?

 

Sep 19, 2017 06:37 PM
Rainmaker
5,039,620
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I agree with Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR .... they're going to do as they wish.... but if you make a positive recommendation for them to follow your website, they will.....

Sep 19, 2017 06:12 PM
Rainmaker
3,983,365
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Absolutely!!!!!!!!!

Sep 19, 2017 04:59 PM
Rainmaker
2,464,739
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

All data should be considered just like in appraising

Sep 19, 2017 04:33 PM
Ambassador
1,645,000
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I do not.

Sep 19, 2017 03:59 PM
Ambassador
4,300,592
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

PropertyMinder Inc. - Nope!

Though I do say, do not believe in Zestimates.

Sep 20, 2017 11:28 PM
Rainmaker
1,082,272
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

All the time

Sep 20, 2017 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
3,053,541
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR nailed this one!

Sep 20, 2017 05:13 AM
Rainmaker
3,135,121
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Is the pope Catholic?

Sep 20, 2017 04:24 AM
Ambassador
4,270,320
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Why would I, better to just educate them on what Zillow is.

Sep 19, 2017 09:15 PM
Ambassador
2,869,658
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

no, I've sold listings not in my MLS because because my clients found them on zillow.  I check it myself for listings that might not be in the MLS

Sep 19, 2017 05:13 PM
Rainmaker
1,949,187
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Make the phone ring, the email server to glow red hot. Contact, no matter where the connection starts is the not the concern. Getting the real estate buying and selling solution is, get to the closing for the pass the key, slide the check please and thank you. And on to the next property matchmaking exercise.

Oct 15, 2017 07:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,108,619
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

When these sites pop up in conversations, I always suggest them to use our local MLS site, as it is accurate, unlike Z & T.

Sep 22, 2017 07:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,549,525
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes and we provide them with the alternative that gives them realtime information; our website with IDX access

Sep 21, 2017 06:52 AM
Ambassador
2,681,581
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Our sellers are the ones who want to stay away from Zillow. They always get mad at their values, incorrect information and poor presentations of their properties. They think we have the abilty to remove their homes from Zillow. We have to explain how they now have the right to put their info on their site, sellers ask us - do Zillow's rights trump our rights as property owners? 

Sep 20, 2017 06:26 PM
Rainer
2,970
Violet Miller Professional Association
OCEAN COVE INT'L REALTY - Plantation, FL
Violet Miller BROKER

no I encourge them to look.  As i have a subscription with them plus as long as I will make my commission I dont mind

Sep 20, 2017 01:02 PM
Rainmaker
1,247,722
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I encourage to use my tools, not ZTR

Sep 20, 2017 12:21 PM
Rainmaker
2,800,501
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Most do what they are going to do anyway.  

Sep 20, 2017 08:10 AM
Ambassador
1,649,853
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

I don't encourage clients to "stay away from" Zillow.  I do tell them to take any information they find there with a grain of salt, and to call me for accurate information.

Sep 20, 2017 08:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,379,217
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

PropertyMinder Inc. It probably won't make much difference. My guess is they already checked it out before contacting you.

Sep 20, 2017 06:51 AM
Rainmaker
4,797,528
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, it would just alienate them.  Though, I do tell them to check with me when they find something on these sites.

Sep 20, 2017 06:42 AM
Rainmaker
749,975
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. They are free to research all they want and how they interpret what they read is up to them. I see inaccurarte info everywhere, including on agents websites, in the MLS, in tax records, etc.

Sep 20, 2017 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
3,304,565
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Especially like Carol Williams approcah!

Sep 20, 2017 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,698,647
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

yes 

Sep 20, 2017 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
565,713
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Absolutely. As inaccurate as they are, the data is even less accurate in my area because we are a non-disclosure state.

Sep 20, 2017 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,838,865
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Not as much as I should

Sep 20, 2017 04:59 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,267
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Sep 20, 2017 04:33 AM
Rainer
44,691
Dan Capra
LAER Realty Partners - Lowell, MA
Listing/Buyer Agent

Not necessarily..I do tell them that the info may not be updated and do not go by zestimates to determine value...I let them figure it once they ask to see a property that is "on the market" when in reality it is under contract...

Sep 20, 2017 04:13 AM