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How do I unlock Owners Estimate so that it is public?

  • May 01 2012 - Aurora
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We've been told that Zillow can delete the "my estimate" if requested...

So, if your "my estimate" is presently set to "private" and you want to change it to "public" (with no changes), I believe that a Zillow person could make that change for you.  You likely would have to E-mail one of them.

Copy-pasting from one of TofW posts, try:

Emailing one of these Zillow Staff members ..Click Contact on their Profile

Ice L.

Neil Roxas


If you do not hear back in a reasonable amount of time then go up the ladder & try

Russ Hatfield  ..Customer and Community Support

Rachel Rosen ...Customer support
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June 2011 Zillow Announced

"We are doing some work to improve the "My Estimate" tool and hope to have it back up soon. If you previously created a "My Estimate," it will still be there, you just won't be able to edit it for now."

It has been "Temporarily Unavailable" since that announcement
After for months saying it would be back in April they updated the Public about it being Temporarily Unavailable once again

"Unfortunately, this has taken longer than expected, but we are working on it."
My Estimate Tool temporarily unavailable for edits


So it seems there was a lot to improve .......but as they said in June 2011

"We understand that this feature is an important tool for our homeowners and are working hard to get this back up-and-running as quickly as possible. We're confident that the wait will be worth it! Please hang in there with us"...Zillow FAQ


So........Hang in there with them ;)....... cause they understand
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@dhackett30

Zillow 'suspended' the owners zestimate tool last year and gave a number of updates that this would be reinstated in April 2012. Well here we are on May 1st and NO sign of it and most unlikely it will ever reappear. It seems that zillow gain more advertising revenue from the controversy of incorrect zestimates and the owners zestimate tool would most likely reduce that revenue as people would be less inclined to check their own zestimate. Write and complain - it would at least help the USPS revenues which provides a proper public service instead of the nonsense zillow provides.
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At the moment, the Owner's estimate feature is not functioning therefore Zillow has them all locked until some time in the future which has not been announced.  
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Mine has a symbol of a lock next to the Owner's Estimate and it says when you put the mouse on it that the Owner's Estimate is locked
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You dont unlock anything.

If you believe the value is different than the Zestimate, you can add a blurb in your homes description if you think its important, for whatever reason.

FYI _ Everyone thinks their house is worth more than their Zestimate, its only natural. You will only really know how much your home is REALLY worth if and when you sell it, not before.
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