The Real Estate Seller Is Mad At Zillow, Listing Showing Off Market.

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Real Estate Agent with MOOERS REALTY ME Broker License 106759

If you were a real estate seller, had a property listing being marketed aggressively, and oh oh, Zillow. 

Someone, bagging zzz's, asleep at the real estate listing status switch at the glass or ivory towers. The "Z thang" is showing the property listing off market. Not available. Then why would it need to be there to just take up space like a bump on a log?

The property listing. Off the real estate market. Ah, no it is not. Quite the opposite.

Live, large and in charge of making sure no one is sending the wrong signal. That is what the agent, broker, REALTOR works at day and night.

To get the word out. Accurate information.

To keep our own sites up to speed. Reflecting the status of each and every listing. To avoid confusion. Wasting anyone's, everyone's time.

The Maine property listing currently showing up all over the Internet as ready to go, buy me everywhere else.

But oh oh, not on Zillow. ZZZzzzzz for asleep.

Not showing up at all and "dark" would be better than misinformation about the status of a property listing that IS for sale. No joking. Ready willing and able like the owner to get to the real estate closing. Hit the road of life for the next property listing adventure. i love maine button pin

Slow to respond is what happens when a mistake is made or just a simple correction needed with a big box portal of listings. And begs the issue to have vibrant, more helpful and accurate information if you want to sell, not just list a property listing.

Go to the locally sourced, close to home real estate, food, any community information, etc works best. Dealing locally with the professional who lives, works, plays in the local town or city where the property listings are posted.

Make sure the local real estate portals are all they should be and purring like a kittten. Humming like a well run kitchen putting out the orders.

Easy to navigate, up to date, loaded with imagery, video, property listing details. Plus available in all the real estate delivery formats that work best for each individual surfer.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

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Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

zillow off line graphic

Apr 21, 2015 04:25 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

(Tap tap tap) Hello... anyone out there in Zillow land? Today's online white noise static. zillow off line graphic photo

Apr 21, 2015 04:26 AM #2
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Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
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Hi Andrew, I'm sure they're working on the their systems behind the screens to improve upon their products. 

Apr 21, 2015 04:35 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Adrian Willanger ... Leave one guy or gal at the draw bridge, the front door to handle the PR. Don't everyone desert the castle.

Apr 21, 2015 06:54 AM #4
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Andrew

What ever is going on at Zillow is not good for anyone . . . .

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 21, 2015 01:02 PM #5
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

This is a great post, Andrew. I had to chuckle at your Zzzzz reference. I'm so tired of sounding like a broken record when it comes to telling the consumer about the inaccuracy of zillow. 

Apr 21, 2015 01:58 PM #6
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Andrew.  Zillow is such a pia.  We spend so much time explaining the wrong information displayed on Zillow.

Apr 21, 2015 09:14 PM #7
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Lou Ludwig ... We all strive for customer service... and do it best on the local end where we have the master keys to the platform controls. Consumers are waking up to that. Deal direct with the listing agents, brokers, REALTORS.

Debbie Laity ... No news is better than the wrong news right? It is like the hole in the information buckle dear Liza, and the more bucket brigade transfers of slopped into this contained, spilled over into that one to get to the RTZ perch is the disconnect, MIA and just wrong status happening.

Conrad Allen ... Amen my friend. We do the damage control, the PR that is missing when the propaganda is just skewed, wrong, upside down.

Apr 21, 2015 10:47 PM #8
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Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Hi Andrew, sometimes it is difficult for us to tell buyers or sellers about zillow's inaccuracy...like a sour grapes

Apr 23, 2015 10:33 AM #9
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Andy,

It really is unfortunate how inaccurate Zillow is! We have to constantly keep the public informed of the true facts. Texas is a non-disclosure state so they do not have our sold information (although they are trying to contact listing agents directly to find the sold price of a property) therefore their zestimates are REALLY off..guessing and taking the loan amount which is public record is not effective!

Apr 25, 2015 10:30 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

For a week I have chased, tried to change and deaf ears on Z's end. Have more than one property showing up OFF MARKET and NOT FOR SALE that are. Small easy fix just being ignored. Conrad Allen is right.

Apr 26, 2015 03:09 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Dorie Dillard ... Not just the zestimate but the status... all wrong and hurting seller.

Apr 26, 2015 03:10 AM #12
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Yvette Chisholm
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Rockville, MD
Associate Broker - Rockville, MD 301-758-9500

These sights shouldn't be as attractive to the consumer when their information is incorrect. Somehow they are anyway and people keep going back to them to look at homes and agents.

Apr 26, 2015 04:52 AM #13
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Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Very disappointing. I feel like a broken record whenever I have to explain the problem. The system is designed to make the agent look bad. 

Apr 26, 2015 04:59 AM #14
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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
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Andrew Mooers   I guess Zillow is catching some ZZZZZZZZZ good thing we are here to pick up  the slack

Apr 26, 2015 06:11 AM #15
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Yvette Chisholm ... Push your local mediastream and do the best you can with the stuff sent to WA and messed up on the rebound. Direct the buyer into your sites you stock more fully, more accurately and that are fresh, correct.

Pamela Seley, REALTOR® ... Expose it and show them a better way. Your own platforms that are highly charged and SEO wired correctly.

 

Apr 26, 2015 08:44 PM #16
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Hannah Williams ... Have two Zillow insertions that I doctored to read as the lead in THIS PROPERTY IS FOR SALE, IS AVAILABLE AND IS NOT OFF MARKET. And go into the write up so they realize the OFF MARKET NOTATION, NOT FOR SALE reject stamp is nullified the best we can. Because no one on the other end is available. Unless you want to buy a product or add on. That is where all the Z men and women are. Chasing the dollar a hollar.

Apr 26, 2015 08:46 PM #17
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good story to share and a good topic to discuss at the time of taking a listing.

Apr 29, 2015 02:05 AM #18
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Thanks Roy Kelley !

Aug 27, 2015 10:42 PM #19
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