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Old 01-21-2019, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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I would think one could tell the difference between an 8450 sq ft house and a 2 br box on a half lot, just from the pictures!

Zillow scrapes data from all kinds of different sources and MLSs, nationwide. The output data format varies widely on some of these fields and funky things happen when you try to import them en masse.

There are far more accurate places we recommend to search.
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:40 AM
 
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I love zillow. I'm assuming you, the OP, are talking about properties that aren't currently for sale? Because if they are for sale then the realtor should have put the correct acreage down.

But if their computers are trying to pull from county/city tax websites and others etc. for info on properties that aren't current for sale, things can certainly go wrong. County city websites are so different and here some counties/towns don't even have things computerized yet. So their automated computer programs can't deal with that all the time.

Its amazing that there is all this info in one place that is more or less correct at all for properties that aren't currently for sale.
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Old 01-28-2019, 12:34 AM
 
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You are assuming incorrectly. I'm not interested in "sold" properties. The realtors say they never gave Zillow that info and on their OWN page the info is correct. Zillow just makes up crap. They see 1080 sq ft and they put 1080 acres. I use Zillow on the search and then go to the listing agent.


On one of my properties they invented sale date , price and broker. I contacted the broker Jim Meadows in NM and he said - he put them on spam ages ago for their misinformation.
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:00 AM
 
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Maybe you should check some of the sources that zillow might be using to see if they are correct? Not sure why you asked the question honestly. You seem to have your mind made up.
I just bought a lot and it has the right lot width and acreage. My mothers is correct. It has the correct acreage on the place I had in Nebraska. None of these are on the market but acreages I knew and could check.
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:00 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Ive sent corrections in to zillow twice, but I gave up on them getting my last house correct. Its not really my problem, I guess.

Right now, in my neighborhood, a house valued at $264k by zillow went on the market for $299k and sold 2 days later. Where do the get their numbers?
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:28 AM
 
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I own a tiny condo which only has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The Zestimate is at 227k and keeps rising everyday. That just shows how ridiculous Zillow is
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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Totally ridiculous for anyone to rely on the misinformation doled out by Zillow. Anyone who relies on Zillow is, uh, well, uh .... foolish.

It is a farce.
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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They usually get the school district right.
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Old Today, 07:02 AM
 
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Real Estate agents hate zillow. Few people have ever had a real estate agent that does all the things that real estate agents on forums say they do
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Old Today, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Real Estate agents hate zillow. Few people have ever had a real estate agent that does all the things that real estate agents on forums say they do
I am a real estate agent.

I do not "hate Zillow."
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