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Old 01-03-2018, 06:15 AM
 
Location: NC
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Hope you were representing the buyers.
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Old 01-03-2018, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Hope you were representing the buyers.
Yup.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:52 AM
 
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So what’s the consensus? Which site is the best (or least bad)? I’m partial to Redfin, at least it tells you which properties it’s comparing to
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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So what’s the consensus? Which site is the best (or least bad)? I’m partial to Redfin, at least it tells you which properties it’s comparing to
They are all misleading. They are all poor substitutes for a boots on the ground analysis.
None is "best."
eAppraisal looks like they are from another galaxy, however, where most of the rest appear to be from Mars to Uranus...

I hate to invoke the Godless Commies at CFPB, but pop appraisals for commercial purposes call out for regulation.
Currently, there is none, and your query, just like those of many other consumers, justifies the generation of requirements and regulations due to confusion caused by using AVMs for sales lead generation.
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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As of 12/3/2017, here are my small home estimates:

Realtor.com $131,500
Redfin $133,410
Re/Max $128,936
Zillow $130,876


As of 1/3/2018:

Realtor.com $131,100
Redfin $134,197
Re/Max $133,140
Zillow $131,617
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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As of 1/3/2018:

Realtor.com $131,100
Redfin $134,197
Re/Max $133,140
Zillow $131,617
Redfin must be "The Best," as they have the highest value?

Or maybe Remax, as they chart the quickest appreciation over the last month?

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Old 01-03-2018, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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I'm gonna keep tracking the estimates until I sell and move to Florida!
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I'm gonna keep tracking the estimates until I sell and move to Florida!
What do YOU think it is worth?
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:53 PM
 
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They are all misleading. They are all poor substitutes for a boots on the ground analysis.
None is "best."
eAppraisal looks like they are from another galaxy, however, where most of the rest appear to be from Mars to Uranus...

I hate to invoke the Godless Commies at CFPB, but pop appraisals for commercial purposes call out for regulation.
Currently, there is none, and your query, just like those of many other consumers, justifies the generation of requirements and regulations due to confusion caused by using AVMs for sales lead generation.
I get that but I feel like their “badness” is being exaggerated judging by some of the numbers posted. As far as I can tell, in many cases if you take out the high and low numbers posted then the rest tend to be pretty close. As you know even a “boots on the ground” analysis is not foolproof either.
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:23 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I get that but I feel like their “badness” is being exaggerated judging by some of the numbers posted. As far as I can tell, in many cases if you take out the high and low numbers posted then the rest tend to be pretty close. As you know even a “boots on the ground” analysis is not foolproof either.
Well, sure.
But, we can discuss 1000 monkeys with typewriters producing the Great Works in time, or the stopped clock being right twice a day.
The magic is to guess which pop appraisal is "best" for a given property at a given time. Or, "best" for most properties at any time.
Boots on the ground will win every time in accuracy over many properties, even though a real appraisal is also an opinion, not a fact.

What isn't displayed, or really able to be displayed, are the AVMs being sold directly to agents to use to garner sales leads.
https://www.tribusgroup.com/products/idx-vow/avm/
https://www.onboardinformatics.com/myavm
Or, where agents pay for the opportunity to be a provider, to get sales leads by providing a valuation:
http://www.eppraisal.com/
https://www.homesnap.com/

Those AVMs are no more accurate, and also provide no accountability.
"What's my home's value," or "What's my home worth?" on an agent site are clearly in violation of terminology supported by NC standards (can't speak to other states' rules).
Yet, they are clearly valuations performed for a fee and becoming widespread to snake sales leads.
And, too often, they can be used to "buy" listings from homeowners who bite on the highest valuation provided. Just like when an agent inflates their CMA to get the listing.

I talk to people, and see people here trying to apply these pop appraisals to valuation of their properties.
Some even call them "appraisals."
That is enough to support better, clearer, comprehensive rules development and enforcement.

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