Profile picture for Andrea7470

For Sale By Owner

My friend is going to put her house up for sale using Zillow's For Sale By Owner Feature.   I think it would be cool if Zillow provided 'For Sale' signs (for a fee) with the Zillow Logo on them.   Would that be a conflict with your demographic of users?  Real Estate Agents?  Just an idea....home made signs look kind of cheesy.
  • July 31 2013 - Ballard
  • 0
    0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Be a Good Neighbor. Be respectful and on-topic. No spam or self-promotion! See our Good Neighbor Policy.

 
 

Answers (5)

Zillow is not a Real Estate Broker so that's not going to work. They are a web based source with regards to Real Estate for helping coming up with home values using a "zestimate" based on their algorithm system. Maybe create something online through photoshop or publisher for your friends sign??  There are places that can help create an inexpensive sign in most areas.  In the end the sign wont sell the house...marketing it to as many buyers as possible will. I would focus on that part for better success. Trying to get the home exposed to as many buyers as possible is the best tool your friend will need. Get it on as many sites as possible or consider working with a Realtor. There is so much more to getting you top dollar for your home than just the sign. Best wishes in any case and enjoy your weekend.
  • September 07 2013
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Has your friend sold her house yet?  Curious what the terms are...price, condition, repairs (if any) target closing date, etc....reply here or send me an email [remove by Zillow Moderator] with the listing link for more details.  Lemeno!
  • September 06 2013
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

I believe that Zillow's main focus is to drive traffic to their website and smartphone mobile application to connect buyers & sellers to make educational decisions without being pressured.  With that said, I would suggest contacting Zillow's customer service and ask them to be transferred to their marketing department to make sure there is nothing misleading about your sign with their logo on it. The reason being is that Zillow brands their Premier Agents and Preferred Mortgage Lenders as an option for their consumers.

In my opinion, the most effective part of your FSBO listing on Zillow is that you will attract home buyers looking for homes in your area while they are driving around using their iPads, iPhones, Android, Windows & Blackberry devices accessing the #1 real estate mobile app and they will be able to contact you directly when they find something that interests them about your home for sale.

Especially in Ballard, where the market has been extremely active over the last few years and even more now, I'm sure you will see some action coming your way and if Zillow is ok branding their name on your sign, that will just be icing on the cake!

Good luck!

- John
  • August 07 2013
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Great Idea about Vista Print, I would also recommend a website for social sharing. 
  • August 01 2013
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

That is a good idea! Not sure if Zillow would have an issue posting a sign with their logo on it if the property is listed on their site. You need some sort of a sign, why wouldn't Zillow want the free advertising? You can make your own designs at VistaPrint.com that look really good.
  • August 01 2013
  • 1Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.