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The "Nearby Homes Sold" info is incorrect for my property and is proably affecting the Zestimate.

Can Zillow please fix the "Nearby Homes Sold" info.
My claimed property is 1234 Wilshire Blvd, #521, Los Angeles, CA 90017.

Wilshire Blvd is a long street that starts in Downtown LA and ends at Santa Monica Beach (approx 30 miles away and has a different zip code).

The "Nearby Homes Sold" is including the city of Santa Monica probably becuase there is a similar address in that city - but with a different zip code.

Can it be fixed? If the comparables are incorrect, I could only imagine that the Zestimate value is also incorrect.

Sal Perez
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  • September 22 2010 - Los Angeles
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If you claim your home, you can select more appropriate comps.   Zillow uses computer programs, and as you know your neighborhood and city you will likely do a much better job than a computer.

  • September 22 2010
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Again be aware that Zestimates are again, an "estimate". If you want to get an actual value of your home, I highly recommend getting a CMA and then posting that on your listing. Even if those homes were removed, zestimates tend to be off plus or minus 10%. Good luck in the sale of your home.
  • September 22 2010
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It gathers info from so many sources is why. Time and price changes can affect these as to when they were last updated. A local expert may be the best way to ask for a free estimate that is time and property accurate.
  • September 22 2010
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Zestimates shouldn't effect your listing, go find qualified buyers
  • September 22 2010
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Zillow's zestimate is desigined to give homeowners some indication of the value of their homes. As my associates have mentioned, this process is done by computer. 
Knowing this you have a couple of options, a) you can exclude the addressess you know that are not in your area and judge the price based upon the approprate properties or b) contact a professional; either a realtor or appraiser to give you a more accruate estimate.
  • September 22 2010
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Sal - Don't worry about your Zestimate as know one in the industry would use it to value your property.  Follow the advise of wetdawgs and claim your property and you should be able to find tune it a little.
  • September 23 2010
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It's best to call a local agent and have them prepare a Comparative Markey Analysis.
  • September 27 2010
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