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Old 09-14-2019, 01:04 PM
 
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My house was listed about a week ago and it seems like it's been getting decent traffic (both online and in-person). If the views decrease, does that mean its ranking position will also decrease and lead to fewer views (online and in-person)? I'm worried since the view counts are slowing down (I obsessively watch it ) so most of the potential buyers might have already seen it.
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Old 09-14-2019, 01:56 PM
 
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You’re overpriced.
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Old 09-14-2019, 06:30 PM
 
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There is no ranking position that I'm aware of. The default might be how "new" the listing is. But in Zillow at least you can sort the results by price, lot size, house size, etc. how ever the person viewing wants to order the houses that meet his selection criteria.

Only if all the other houses are selling really fast, while yours is not, would you get concerned. When I sold my place probably half the views were me wondering if I should re-word the description or put in new pictures.

But a really good picture of the front of the house is quite valuable to getting a lot of views.
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Old Yesterday, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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On another thread, someone wrote in that many views are from Ukrainian bots.
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Old Yesterday, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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My house was listed about a week ago and it seems like it's been getting decent traffic (both online and in-person). If the views decrease, does that mean its ranking position will also decrease and lead to fewer views (online and in-person)? I'm worried since the view counts are slowing down (I obsessively watch it ) so most of the potential buyers might have already seen it.

Every listing gets the most hits when new and fresh.
View always taper down, starting nearly immediately.

Redfin is a brokerage with a good brokerage site. Zillow is a crummy site.
Redfin will only show you traffic at that brokerage site. No one knows what Zillow is doing.

Get your agent to send you the MLS stats on views and emails from MLS, which is where most sales are generated.
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Old Yesterday, 01:51 PM
 
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Every listing gets the most hits when new and fresh.
View always taper down, starting nearly immediately.

Redfin is a brokerage with a good brokerage site. Zillow is a crummy site.
Redfin will only show you traffic at that brokerage site. No one knows what Zillow is doing.

Get your agent to send you the MLS stats on views and emails from MLS, which is where most sales are generated.
Seems to me that Zillow is bad when the real estate agent is careless (as in I could care less) when they put in information about the listing so there is no information to carry over to Zillow. Agents won't look up HOA information or check county records or even do a heating/cooling check. They don't want to be responsible for anything.
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Old Yesterday, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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it is true that Zillow cannot be better than the information they get. It is also true that unless they choose to get all the information, Zillow can't be as good as consumers deserve.
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Old Yesterday, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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the only thing that really matters is how many people are physically coming to your house, and how many are making offers.

Zillow carries all listings, and appeals to viewers - both serious and looky-loos, across the nation and world. They report 79M unique visitors; we sell about 6MM homes a year. You do the math on looky-loos. As MikeJ said, they both report views on their website.

Plenty of people get "New Listings" sent to their inbox from every real estate website. Some of those are actually interested in buying a home where yours met their criteria. On Zillow, many are not. Either way, they received your listing day 1, and either looked online or didn't in the first several days
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Old Yesterday, 07:44 PM
 
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My house was listed about a week ago and it seems like it's been getting decent traffic (both online and in-person). If the views decrease, does that mean its ranking position will also decrease and lead to fewer views (online and in-person)? I'm worried since the view counts are slowing down (I obsessively watch it ) so most of the potential buyers might have already seen it.
It's meaningless in my experience. Every house I've sold (personally; i'm not a realtor) was due to the open houses. We ran them frequently and pulled out all the stops (house super clean, remove clutter, baked cookies, you name it). Every buyers we've had over the years had attended an open house. Sure, did they maybe find the house online but "zillow rank" had nothing to do with it.
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Old Today, 04:21 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Seems to me that Zillow is bad when the real estate agent is careless (as in I could care less) when they put in information about the listing so there is no information to carry over to Zillow. Agents won't look up HOA information or check county records or even do a heating/cooling check. They don't want to be responsible for anything.

Actually, many agents don't release their listing data to Zillow.
That doesn't help Zillow's accuracy either.

But, Z energetically makes stuff up, too, and that also hurts their appraisal accuracy.
My personal home is posted on Z in the wrong subdivision. Correct subdivision location is readily available (and cited in the county records which they quote as a source), if they cared to be accurate.

They also say it has 1.5 baths instead of 2.5 baths. That error exists nowhere but on Zillow.
It goes on and on.
How can their appraisals possibly be accurate?

Then there is their 1.5 stories instead of 2 stories, 6 rooms instead of 9 rooms
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