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New Page 1 How much is my home worth today? That is what many people ask themselves. That's a great question but, unfortunately, most turn to Zillow. com Big problem! So many agents are quick to voice their disdain towards Zillow, myself included, and for good reason. What a tech savvy agent wants to know is why do we hate them so much and can we back up our ill feelings with any data? Yes, their info is inaccurate, which they admit, but what goes into their formula? Where do they get their info and how do they calculate a Zestimate? What info do I have access to as a local agent that even a giant like Zillow does not? If I can't quickly and accurately explain these things to you, and all I do instead is just rely on the old "their terrible" approach (which I am definitely guilty of), then am I really educating you? I just wanted to touch base with you while the market is scary to make sure that you weren't getting really bad information on-line!! I'm sure you are amazed at the visual proof from Zillow's own website. Hopefully you see me not as a sales person calling, rather as a consultant. Give me a call today to discuss this issue or how I may help you reach your real estate goals. Mark

Mark Schneider
Licensed Real Estate Consultant
Charles Rutenberg Realty
cell: 727-804-8060


Comments (3)

Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

People won't believe either way simply because people are getting less and less trust for people. With all the dishonest dealings in the world today.

Oct 07, 2009 01:47 PM
Bill Johnson - Seattle, WA

Ultimately, a home is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it....  

Oct 07, 2009 01:50 PM
Charles Rutenberg - Saint Petersburg Beach, FL

Right on Bill....unfortunately, home owners don't get that until after they sell (if they sell). In the mean time they believe what they see on Zillow which is why I have made an effort to urge people to talk to a professional, a licensed real estate consultant like you and I, and not just click the mouse a few times on an internet search.

Oct 09, 2009 01:20 AM