Zillow gets it wrong again...

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Global Property Systems Real Estate DOS NYS #10491202606


Imagine my surprise when this notice of a Pre-Foreclosure was emailed to me earlier today.  According to the public records it says, this property is in pre-foreclosure!  WRONG!!! Yup, Zillow get's it wrong again!

This property was sold by Global Property Systems, I was the listing agent -  Titles Transferred 12/6/2016. As a normal sale, NOT even a Short Sale! It had multiple bids and an accepted offer in 10 days after going to a highest and best round of offers.

$20K above listing price to boot....

I can only imagine how angry the new owners will be when they are shown this information on Zillow.

I thought you might like to share this with your clients as a warning that not everything they see on Zillow is fact, in fact more like fiction!





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Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Vanessa Saunders ~ why does Zillow do it? Becuase they can! In spite of hundreds and hundreds of thousands home-owner complaints, they just don't care about getting it wrong. They are way more concerned about scraping as much data as possible no matter who they hurt in the process.

We will have to deal with Zillow getting it wrong again until two things happen. Consumers get educated, learn the facts about Zillow and stop searching on their inferior site and agents stop paying Zillow for leads  

Dec 21, 2016 02:49 PM #1
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It isn't just Zillow Realist is our backend of the MLS and they get it wrong too. Accuracy of data is critical.

Dec 21, 2016 04:26 PM #2
Jerome Blanks

Or until MLS's across the country to give Zillow direct access to their data. But MLS's get info wrong too. Consumers love zillow for the same reason they love having an agent of their own... Zillow is on their side. The fact that's an issue for people in our industry proves their point.

Dec 21, 2016 06:12 PM #3
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

We sould all be beter off is agets would stop lining the pockets of these lead gen companies.  z being the worst!!!

Dec 21, 2016 06:45 PM #4
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Let's just keep letting out that slack in the rope, they'll hand themselves nicely at this pace! If the public only knew.

Jan 22, 2017 04:10 PM #5
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

The sooner folks realize Zillow is a toy and not a tool, the better off we will all be.

Jan 22, 2017 10:04 PM #6
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is never accurate and probably never was, yet, customers still heavily rely on it. Go figure.

Jan 23, 2017 12:03 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Vanessa. This is so sad and unfortunately not a surprise. What a sad commentary on a big time corporation. Shame on them.

Jan 23, 2017 04:51 AM #8
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

When Z does this, in my opinion it becomes a 'cloud' on that home regardless of its veracity and Z should be held accountable for this faux pax!

Jan 23, 2017 05:51 AM #9
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