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How do I get a zestimate changed on zillow?

I purchased a home and spent 6 months having it renovated.  I would like to post a for sale listing but the zestimate  still has it at the foreclosure price.  
  • January 05 2014 - Spartanburg
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You can claim your home on Zillow and then make adjustments to help boost your home value.
  • January 06 2014
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Have you had an opportunity to read Zillow's FAQ "What is a Zestimate?"     It is worth reading carefully.   If there are incorrect data on Zillow for  your renovated property, claim it and edit the home data.  Over a couple of months the Zestimate may change.

Some points to note:  1)  Zillow uses public data for their calculations, hence the last sales price weighs pretty heavily if the house was purchased six months ago.   2)  Zillow has no way to estimate the value of the renovations, unless the tax man has adjusted the tax assessment of the property.    3) A zestimate is calculated by a computer, without the benefit of a visit to the property.

You are welcome to claim your home and provide your own opinion of value along with justification for your estimate.   You probably would benefit by sharing an actual appraisal (yeah, it costs money) or a CMA (you get what you pay for!).   

Good luck.
  • January 05 2014
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Why ? There is no reason for it. Its THEIR opinion of value, not yours. 

Read this and learn what a Zestimate is and isnt. 

http://www.zillow.com/help/

PS - Its also not smart to blast out to a zillion strangers you have $$ to renovate your home, dont you think ? 
  • January 05 2014
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