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Old 12-04-2017, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I don't know "typical" in your area. Showings and offers matter more. How many showings and offers have you had?
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Old 12-04-2017, 04:15 PM
 
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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.
I would have to think views means they actually clicked on it (although maybe they didn't get through all the pictures). Lots of people look at RE listings that aren't actively looking to buy.
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:35 PM
 
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Just in the last 2 days there's been 1100 views supposedly.. sounds like a lot .
4 million people in los angels.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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I wouldn't look to much into how many Zillow views you have. Many people look at Zillow that are not even in the market to buy.
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:03 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I don't know "typical" in your area. Showings and offers matter more. How many showings and offers have you had?
Exactly right.
Particularly if the listing has a common name in the street, community, or city that is a keyword in many unrelated searches by consumers.
The OP would do well to review the details of the listing and the remarks by the listing agent in the MLS listing.

When my buyers "find" the house on Zillow, usually it is a home that came up already in the MLS search I have set up for them.
Or, they are seeking with parameters they did not provide to me, i.e., different location, higher price, etc.
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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I wouldn't look to much into how many Zillow views you have. Many people look at Zillow that are not even in the market to buy.
Zillow is up in the "75 million unique visitors each month" range ... but we're only selling maybe 7MM resale homes this year in the US. Do the math.

Are those actively looking using Zillow at some point? In very high %'s - yes. However, I do know people that are actively looking that either haven't heard of Zillow (I know!?!?!?!?) or don't use it because it's so error-prone.
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Washington County, ME
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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.
I will check to see what comes - i look at them and delete them. I know it has number of views, and number of people who go thru all of the photos. I think he sends me one from each of those sites - but i will keep watch and let you know. I believe they come weekly. It also has something like a chart with it.

We've had about 33 showings since May 19. One offer that was much too low. Dropped the price once, and will probably drop it again after the new year.
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Old 12-12-2017, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, not Paris. #MAGA.
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All I know is that I utilized Zillow (as well as the MLS website I had access to) heavily when I was looking to buy my first place. I definitely used Zillow and similar sites to scratch certain places off of my list and to add to my list of places to check out.
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Old 12-17-2017, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Zillow e-mailed this article on "most viewed homes by state". For Sellers, it shows you that "looks" doesn't equal results. It's just a bit sad that, misinformation be damned, folks have become convinced that Zillow is important - so you definitely need your house listed there. Unless of course you sell it to a private party or the first weekend you're on the market.
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Old 12-17-2017, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Secure, Undisclosed
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To answer the OP's original question, my realtor told me that Zillow 'views' are simply the number of people who pulled up all the houses in your price range in your area and perhaps match one or two other criteria. It does not necessarily correlate to people who actually read about your house. (Of course, my realtor was a 'post and pray' kinda' guy who did absolutely nothing to market the property, so he's looking for new listings. He doesn't have mine anymore.)

"Saves" are people who chose to save your listing on Zillow. My experience was about one save for every ten views.

As to all of the comments about the Zestimate, Mine went from $540k to $8somethingK and back to $550k, all inside of two weeks. It currently sits $60k below assessed value and $130k below appraised value. I have Zero confidence in Zillow's Zestimate.
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