Who made Zillow the real estate God??

Real Estate Agent with RETIRED 200305001

This may seem as a rant and it might be. My best friend that I sold a home to a few years ago, is always saying, "Zillow said".

I am constantly at listing appointments and told I'm wrong, "Zillow said".

Last week I was at an HOA meeting where I live, and brought MLS sheets on 2 new listings and was told "We know, Zillow said".

A few weeks ago I encountered Buyers that said we passed on your home because "ZILLOW SAID the HOA fees were monthly". Not true. But as an agent on the street daily I am wrong, because "Zillow said".

Lastly, we have a home that shows on Zillow as a repo, call an agent. Constantly I am told "Zillow said". So why do you not know the price and when we can see it? It even shows pictures of the interior with furniture, that I can only guess came from when it was on the market about a dozen years ago. Zillow SAID. What say you??

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Rob Shepherd -  ABR, GRI, REALTORS® for Florence Oregon Real Estate
Expert in helping those buy or sell Florence Oregon property and retire in Oregon. Call me anytime or visit my website for local listings and information on Florence Oregon.
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Comments (4)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hello Rob! Haven't seen you around in ages! When someone brings up Zillow to me, I start laughing then I explain to them why I refer to them a Zdevil and they get it. But that being said, we as an industry allowed Zillow to coop our roles with consumers and now we pay the price. 

Apr 17, 2018 09:26 AM
Rob D. Shepherd

Nina: You got that right!

Apr 17, 2018 11:05 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I tell Everyone I can  z is NOT a professional real estate company

Apr 17, 2018 09:54 AM
Rob D. Shepherd

Nice way to discribe it.

Apr 17, 2018 11:08 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I can't count how many times I've encountered sellers at listing presentations who, after I've shown them the comps I've pulled to discuss a price, say "But Zillow said my house was worth much more". Aagh  

Apr 17, 2018 12:20 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

You feel my pain.

Apr 17, 2018 06:28 PM