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Why are so many of the lot areas wrong?

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Hello,

It appears the feed source was duplicated the lot size in the data field for 'Lot Size'.  Example:  If the lot size is 5663 sq ft, they were sending us 56635663 sq ft.

I am working on clearing some of these up and hopefully they will be correctly shortly.

Tom Larsen
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August 13 2012
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user605285 -

Thank you for reporting this to us.

I sent this to our listing team so they can further investigate.

Thank you.

Ice
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August 10 2012
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Hi User605285:

Thanks for the links.  In both cases it is clear when one clicks on "more facts" on the home details page that Zillow used to have more accurate numbers (as shown in public facts) and the data feed from the agent is sending corrupted lot sizes.  

For example, with the one on Applegate road, the public facts (on Zillow) say 218,235 sq ft / 5.01 acres    the data sent to Zillow from the agent says 2,147,483,648 sq ft / 49,299.44 acres      and the agent's website says 218,236,218,236 sq ft  = 7800 square miles (yikes!!!)

With the second property on SW Elmer, the public facts on Zillow say 5,663 sq ft / 0.13 acres, the facts sent to Zillow from the agent says "56,635,664 sq ft / 1,300.18 acres" and the agent's website says 56,635,663 sq ft.    

In both cases, it appears that the square footage was entered twice to make a very big number.  Therefore, with those two examples it appears to be sloppy data entry at ReMax or something funky in the feed to Zillow.  

I will flag those two examples for Zillow.   In addition to the concern about causing issues with your search, when they remove the listing they don't remove the edited facts so the huge numbers will remain.

Out of curiosity, are all the ones you are seeing as inflated from ReMax?
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August 10 2012
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Here's one that sits on over 77 square miles.
http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/13851-N-Applegate-Rd-Grants-Pass-OR-97527/82341049_zpid/
Here's one on a city lot that might be 6000 sq ft and says that the lot area is 1,300 acres (2 square miles)
http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2877-SW-Elmer-Nelson-Ln-Grants-Pass-OR-97527/98833655_zpid/
I can go on and on with the links if it would do any good.
I am looking for a little larger piece of land and get a lot of small lots showing big areas in the search results.
It would be nice to give individual feedback on the results that are wrong so someone could fix them. At the least it would be nice to have a way to exclude the wrong ones from the results.
Let me know if you want more links.
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Do you wish to provide some examples?  Is this on all types of properties, or only those listed for sale at the moment?

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