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Renovations

Our house was recently renovated ...  how does Zillow update the information on our house?
  • June 22 2012 - Westport
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These renovations need to be revisited by your listing agent then submitted to Zillow. Also, make sure these updates are noted in your local tax office.
  • June 22 2012
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Your agent has to describe upgrades in his/her narrative in public comments for your listing. 
  • June 22 2012
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Hi Bruce,


Good question.  The quick answer is that Zillow mostly goes off of the information that has been reported to the local tax assessor.  If you haven't updated your info with them, then Zillow might not find out.

Here is the official wording from Zillow:

Updates and remodeling explained: Most upgrade information is not in the public records, and is not easily quantifiable. We do not know about home updates and remodels unless they have been reported to the local tax assessor, so those items are not used in Zestimate calculations. While we do utilize user-submitted data that is measurable, (e.g., additional bedroom count, bath count, and square footage) there is no way for us to systematically gather and verify the type of remodel or build information where the value is based upon how the final product appeals to the buyer. Because of this, the algorithm can't use that information.


Feel free to contact me with any questions.
  • June 22 2012
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