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Old 02-20-2009, 09:03 PM
 
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Default Zillow's Make Me Move - any experience?

I've read about all the issues with Zillow -but I recently saw the "make me move" deal on there. Does anyone have experience with this? It seems like potentially an easy way to "promote" your home without having to hire a real estate agent (for those on the fence about wanting to sell or not).

Has anyone heard of this actually working?
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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I am a real estate agent and a homeowner in a very popular sub division.

I did the " Make Me Move" thing on Zillow, right from the start. I was curious and have no intention of moving. My "Make Me Move" price has and remains less than the Zestimate.

It's been several years and no one has responded.
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:59 AM
 
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I tried it too for a couple of months without any response.
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:03 AM
 
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the only thing i like zillow for is the map/birdseye views of places
May not be totally up to date , but gives you an idea of surrounding area
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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I just put mine up there for a crazy price.
Of course I don't really want to move and don't expect anyone would be interested at the price but if someone was silly enough I guess i would be packing my bags.
I really don't see how this is really a useful tool especially in this market.
I would think most people using it are not really interested in moving but just put a cookoo for cocoa puffs price up there.
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Olympus Mons, Mars
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I think Zillow values are severely inflated at least here in CA because they are using comps from 2008. Cyberhomes seems to provide a better valuation.
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:10 PM
 
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As a buyer, I checked "Make Me Move" for listings. What I saw was all priced way above current comparable listings. As if I'm going to pull up in a Rolls Royce with a checkbook because that was my grandmother's childhood home or something.

That said, if I'd seen a house I liked that wasn't ridiculously priced, I probably would've inquired. I think Zillow has functionality where you can put up info, including maybe contact info.

It's free right? Couldn't hoit.
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:25 PM
 
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I've had hits on make-me-move...
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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the only thing i like zillow for is the map/birdseye views of places
May not be totally up to date , but gives you an idea of surrounding area
Google maps is great for streetview and Bing has the 3d and birdseye. I'd highly suggest just using either of them.
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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I too put my house up on "make me move" at a crazy price. I got bombarded with phone calls and emails from Realtors wanting to list it. I told them of course that I was a Realtor and a couple of them didn't give up and were telling me about how I should hire someone else to sell my own house because it's such a bad idea to represent myself!!!
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