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Old 05-25-2017, 09:00 PM
 
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It doesn't "matter," but getting a lot of views should indicate that it's desirable to the people looking at it online, so hopefully that translates to it being desirable in person.
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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The Redfin "hot house" designation carries a lot more weight with me than the number of views on Zillow. Both of my recent sales were listed as "hot houses" & both were under contract in a couple of weeks. So at least here, it seems to be a decent predictor.

Zillow showed about a hundred views a day -ish, not sure where they came from & don't personally trust Zillow for anything.
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Old 05-26-2017, 07:33 AM
 
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I think it has to do with price point over all. My house had tons of views and it did sell quickly (was also a Hot House on Redfin). But a recent friend's home did not even though they got a lot of views and were a hot house. Problem is, their house needed tons of updating so while it was in a hot price point, once people did see it online they moved on.
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Old 05-26-2017, 08:56 AM
 
Location: NYC
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A good % of those views are search engines and other website bots crawling popular websites, listings to extract info for advertising or stats gathering. You can't see real views, only Zillow has metrics on real member views. I believe any company like to pad the view count by just tallying random hits even if most of them are bots and not real users. This way they can show you their services have values.

I bet you that often you get the same real visibility on craigslist as Zillow that's because many agents and real humans scour both sites for listings.
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:15 AM
 
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True, the number of people who saved it on Zillow or favorited it on Redfin might be a slightly better indication than just views (but yes still don't really matter).
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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True, the number of people who saved it on Zillow or favorited it on Redfin might be a slightly better indication than just views (but yes still don't really matter).
I used to have Faves on Z listings from people who are 100 miles away, just so they can share.
I put no stock in that number.
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Old 05-26-2017, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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I used to have Faves on Z listings from people who are 100 miles away, just so they can share.
I put no stock in that number.
Absolutely...I just like looking at real estate online. Even out of my area. Out of my price range. Too bad there's no way to designate a "hobby looker" versus someone who is actually in the market in your area and your price range. I apologize for inflating the figures and giving unwarranted hope to a seller.
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:11 AM
 
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It tells you on most of the sites if the click thru all the details. I don't think Zillow does, do they?

Mine is listed too. I havent gotten as many views as your's, but i do notice that many people "view," but then don't go and click thru all of the photos. It's interesting.

My Realtor sends me the viewings from Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and one other - can't remember right now.

Please share what your listing realtor is giving you regarding viewings on Realtor, Trulia ext. My listing realtor hasn't done a thing except put it on MLS - I'm beyond disappointed.
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Please share what your listing realtor is giving you regarding viewings on Realtor, Trulia ext. My listing realtor hasn't done a thing except put it on MLS - I'm beyond disappointed.
On Zillow at least I know as the owner you can get those stats emailed to you .

Might be the same with the other sites but didn't look at them much .

Of course at the end of the day all that matters is how many offers come in . My house was vacant at the time it was on the market but I'd stop in to check on things .

You should ask your realtor about those stats and any other info ..how long has your home been on market ?
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:55 PM
 
Location: NC
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I'm guessing that "views" means it showed up in a search, not that someone clicked on the photos or anything. So imagine you pick a zip code and range of prices that gives 70 results. I think that would count as a "view" since the little picture of the house plus price is in the search results. Then if that same person comes back and searches another time that is another view--whether or not they looked at the details. How else could there be so many views in such a short time.
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