I'll write about the single property websites created, syndication to dozens of real estate websites, theÂ frequency of postings to craigslist and other sites, number of page views, and include links to many of the sites where the property is listed.
Recently, a seller responded that the list price is substantially above the Zestimate on Zillow.Â He asked if this would hurt the home's marketability on Zillow and if there was anything that could be done.
We can't change the Zestimate, but Zillow does offer a homeowner or agent opportunities toÂ affect the Zestimate's calculations.Â As Zillow writes:
Zestimate is a starting point in figuring out the true value of a house. For one thing, the amount of data we have affects the Zestimate accuracy. If your home facts are incorrect, you can update your facts, which may affect your Zestimate value. Also, we've never been to your house, never seen your expertise with colors and landscaping. So we've given you a way to consider them (and other things) in calculating a home's value.
Beyond this, the homeowner and agent can offer their own opinion of value and the justifications for a different value.Â To learn more, go to http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Create-Your-Own-Estimate/.Â These opinions are made public on Zillow for all prospective buyers to see.
The agent and I were able to respond to the seller's worries by adding new facts about the property, its location, and unique features.Â We explained why the property should be valued higher than the Zestimate.Â The seller was pleased at our