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Can I sue Zillow for making my house look like less than it is, if it seems way off base?

  • April 27 2011 - Plainfield
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That is why you get a professional agent to evaluate your home by doing a CMA of other sales in the market area and determine the market value based on actual sales, as opposed to tax records, which will almost never give you an accurate sales price.
  • April 27 2011
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Of course you can sue, but you are likely to be wasting your money.   Many have tried, and been tossed out of court.

You can examine the facts, and make sure they are accurate.  You can examine the comps, and make sure they are good choices.   If your changes here are numbers that will affect the Zestimate, be patient.  It could be several weeks to several months until the actual Zestimate changes in response.

Zestimates are not based on tax assessments, but secret statistical models.


  • April 27 2011
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If you could so would just about all buyers who 'think' the house prices are way too high! Relax. These are 'estimates' and most people know they are often off base. Buyers never refer to them when writing offers. Zillow uses 3rd party information which is often incorrect or not close to being a proper apples to apples comparison to most property. Ask a couple of agents to do a market analysis to give you a better approximation, but in this market even those are often wrong.....on the high side.
  • April 28 2011
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Short answer is yes. Long answer is you would be wasting your time and money.
  • May 31 2011
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