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Solar systems

Why doesn't zillow have a place for information about solar systems on the homes listed, a place for the owner to input the size of it so that it can be used in the zillow estimate.  The California Board of Realtors give them a value.  I have an 8KW system on my home and your estimated value does not take into consideration of the added value.  A simple check block with a place to enter the KW size would help fix that so you could reflect the increase.  Realtors here tell me they add no value!  So why would anyone in their right mind invest thousands of dollars to reduce energy costs, not to be able to recoup some of it when they sell the property?
  • June 30 2013 - Visalia
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You can always add this system under your property description, if you so desire.

The problem in factoring in the value is that the value of a solar system varies from location to location. Also many systems now are leased, not owned. Too many factors to be able to quantify a market value in an appraisal, let alone a Zillow Zestimate.

Solar systems do add value, and you'll get more for your home when you sell it than another similar home without a solar system, so I would not worry about it too much....

  • June 30 2013
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