How did SF news outlets get fooled by a bad Zillow “FullHouse” ad? The same way everyone else does, because Zillow does not work the same way most of us assume.
If you haven’t heard about listing syndicator site Zillow acquiring competitor site Trulia for $3.5 Billion in stock, I feel for you…especially if you’re in real estate. Since this announcement, I’ve received a couple emails, seen a few comments, read a few newsletters, and thought I’d try to spark a dialogue here on the site. … Continue reading Zillow Acquires Trulia: Wake Up Brokers! They’re Getting Rich At Your Expense
From a reader: Average condos in SF are up 4.9% in the past year. I am happy for everyone who owns one, but I have a problem with the means of estimating a condo’s value and that is via Zillow. I won’t waste your time telling me to ignore Zillow, as I would like to … Continue reading Zillow’s Zestimates Rubbing You Wrong Too? Vent!
So we’ve heard from Realtor Economists, we’ve heard from our Association of Realtors, and looky there! Now we get to hear what Zillow thinks the real estate market is doing! Fantastic! Have a look at San Francisco Home Values: — Now have a look at San Francisco Median Sales Price (Holy Crap Batman! It looks … Continue reading San Francisco Real Estate Market Values In A Fun Interactive Graph (Courtesy Of Zillow)
You’ve likely seen comments on our site recently from the “Financial Samurai”, and wondered, “Is that spam?” It’s okay. We wondered the same thing, and we’ve dug a little deeper and found him to be legit. We were tipped off to one of his posts that uses Zillow to back up his claim that “Net … Continue reading Zillow Says My SF Residence Gained $300,000 In Value In Three Months!
Having just spent 4:45 of our lives watching this entire spiel about “while the Zestimate’s fun to kind of get an idea…”, it’s really not accurate so don’t waste your time, we’re left with a few thoughts. 1. Sara is cute 2. Sara’s lip gloss sparkles 3. Sara’s hair shines, but how would it look … Continue reading More Sara, Less Zestimate
We’re just going to keep our lips sealed on this and quote the email we received: I’ve come across several properties for sale where the Zillow page was not accurate. [No Way! Seriously…okay, we couldn’t resist.] I understand if the listing agent doesn’t want to “deal” with Zillow (doesn’t believe in zillow, doesn’t want the … Continue reading Ah Zillow, You’re Still Getting All Of This Attention
A reader kindly forwarded us to a “new” website called, Neighborcity and we gotta say, aren’t Trulia, and Zillow enough? We didn’t see anything on this site worth discussing that isn’t already found elsewhere. To us, this site is a complete waste of time. Focus your time on Trulia, Zillow (if you must to get … Continue reading Neighborcity.com…Waste More Time