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Old 03-28-2018, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Just curious if the Zillow profiles of agent activity are always accurate . The pages that show active listings and sold properties for each agent .
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Old 03-28-2018, 02:57 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun
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My house showed up on Zillow three days after I listed it. I let them email me the daily report. Honestly I don't know where they get their information. First day report showed over 40 views and 6 saves. Bad thing was that I had already accepted a cash offer and the place was off the market. This type of information continued for 6 more days then finally stopped. Judge for yourself.
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Old 03-28-2018, 03:17 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Just curious if the Zillow profiles of agent activity are always accurate . The pages that show active listings and sold properties for each agent .
No. Not even close much of the time. For many reasons. Some are internal Z policy issues, and some are not their fault.

Nearly 50% of the members in my local MLS do not allow their feeds to go to Z.

I only allowed my MLS feed to go to Z in November, 2017.
Z is now starting to import some of my sales.
I did not mean for that to happen, but I guess that is part of opening my feed to them.

Z does not post new construction sales activity. So the agent does not get credit for new construction.
Z does not post any sales activity that is not on our local MLS, either.

Bear in mind, that many teams give all credit to a rainmaker. It is a bit deceitful as it corrupts the activity reports, but is allowed.
This means one agent gets credit for all activity of team members.
Z cannot break out the details, because the details are not in the feed they receive.


So, the information should be taken with a grain of salt.
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Old 03-28-2018, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Definetly not accurate. I have seen one agents number go up and then down by the day and by the listing. Two weeks later this same agent (big in that area) had five fewer sales sold. Very strange to see this. So don't take all you see on Zillow as factual.
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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No. Not even close much of the time. For many reasons. Some are internal Z policy issues, and some are not their fault.

Nearly 50% of the members in my local MLS do not allow their feeds to go to Z.

I only allowed my MLS feed to go to Z in November, 2017.
Z is now starting to import some of my sales.
I did not mean for that to happen, but I guess that is part of opening my feed to them.

Z does not post new construction sales activity. So the agent does not get credit for new construction.
Z does not post any sales activity that is not on our local MLS, either.

Bear in mind, that many teams give all credit to a rainmaker. It is a bit deceitful as it corrupts the activity reports, but is allowed.
This means one agent gets credit for all activity of team members.
Z cannot break out the details, because the details are not in the feed they receive.


So, the information should be taken with a grain of salt.
Thanks for explaining that . Yeah I had a feeling itís probably not too accurate .
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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Just curious if the Zillow profiles of agent activity are always accurate . The pages that show active listings and sold properties for each agent .
If an agent manually enters the sold data then it is accurate. Otherwise no.

The active listings are only accurate if the MLS feeds the data to Zillow since we can no longer enter listings manually into Zillow.
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:15 PM
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Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
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I looked up my agent and it showed everything she bought or sold in the past few years...I'm going with accurate, but she makes sure that it is that way.
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Zillow does not account for all the New Construction homes that an agent might sell, nor does it account for any of the off-market activity an agent participates in. NO, Zillow is not accurate and never will be. Zillow is a conversation starter.
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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If an agent manually enters the sold data then it is accurate. Otherwise no.

The active listings are only accurate if the MLS feeds the data to Zillow since we can no longer enter listings manually into Zillow.
Zillow declined to allow me to enter stuff they cannot confirm on MLS.
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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Zillow declined to allow me to enter stuff they cannot confirm on MLS.
Interesting. I haven't had issues with my FSBO sales so far. I have had a few that they won't enter because they couldn't find the address, like new construction. They are also iffy on acreage properties for some reason. I've had issues entering those.
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