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What does it mean if a house is listed to be sold, and its empty, but it says not for sale?

I was looking at houses that are listed and shown to be for sale and I came across one that had all the details and pictures and estimations, but it says its not for sale. If it's empty and listed, and no one has bought it, why isn't it for sale? I'm sorry if this is a dumb question but I really don't understand. 
  • May 19 2013 - Hyde Park
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I currently have 1 such listing. It's in probate, and even thow the excuture has been named and court approved, the owners children aren't ready to let go. So it is for sale, and empty, but emotionally, not ready by the heirs.
  • May 19 2013
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i have such a home and it has 4 listings 1 stating "not for sale"??? someone not paying attention when filling out info???? that includes zestimates estimates as well. one is approx $300,000 off of the tax assessors quote.
  • May 26 2013
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There are several possibilities. 

If the verbal description says it is for sale but the top header says "not for sale", it was for sale in the past and the listing party forgot to adjust the description when they removed it from the market.

It may not be for sale because;
1.  The sale is closed but not yet showing on Zillow.  (This can be a few weeks to a few mon ths.
2.  It was removed from the market either because it didn't sell, or because the sellers changed their mind.
3.  100,000,000 other reasons.

Most homes have Zestimates (if there is enough data for Zillow to calculate), that has nothing to do with whether or not they are listed for sale.
  • May 19 2013
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