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Old 02-21-2018, 07:27 AM
 
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Wondering how the zillow database works in terms of off markets vs. solds

I save a property that is for sale.
Later it either turns gray/off market, or yellow/sold.

There seem to be a high percentage of gray/listing removed and I suspect they are actually solds.

Is this because the selling realtor elects to remove them from their own database that zillow
pulls from differently somehow?
Or maybe zillow pulls the listing from a local mls vs. a realtor actually submits a listing to zillow as well?

In a tough market you could theoretically go back to a removed from market and contact
the seller to see if they want to consider a sale. But you wouldn't want to do that with a sold
obviously.
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Woodbridge, CT
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Zillow is pulling automatically from MLS feeds.
A Realtor would be your best source for accurate real estate information.

Not sure what your goal is - but its very common for Realtors to reach out to expired listings to see if they still want to sell. More so in a tight inventory market and especially if they have a buyer seeking a specific type of property.
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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it seems to have no rhyme nor reason of late. I've had homes sell that were just called "off market". Your Realtor can get the accurate info for you
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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Zillow pulls from MLS feeds as well as from county databases. They have multiple sources of information.
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Zillow pulls from MLS feeds as well as from county databases. They have multiple sources of information.
And, they don't get all agents' data, as not all agents release their listings to Z.
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Old 02-25-2018, 11:23 AM
 
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Do NOT believe Zillow. Our house was under contract and had passed inspection, just waiting for buyer to sell his condo first, but Zillow showed it as Off The Market.
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:20 AM
 
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No realtor uses zillow, their info is often outdated. This is what multiple realtors have told me and explains why the majority of the properties I find on that site are already sold or off market. Realtor.com is the most accurate you're going to get without a direct mls feed from your own realtor.

I just bought a house last year and zillow shows my purchase price of 10x what I actually paid.
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:00 PM
 
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No realtor uses zillow, their info is often outdated. This is what multiple realtors have told me and explains why the majority of the properties I find on that site are already sold or off market. Realtor.com is the most accurate you're going to get without a direct mls feed from your own realtor.

I just bought a house last year and zillow shows my purchase price of 10x what I actually paid.
Well, realtor.com has it's own issues like not listing about half the houses available, and not listing for sale by owners. I would have no idea how many houses are for sale in an area if I relied on realtor.com alone. I see newly listed houses on Zillow and Trulia every day that realtor.com never lists.
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