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Why are your estimates so incredibly off the mark in our particular subdivision?

You could not be doing a worse job of saying which homes have the higher value in our subdivision;Most of the homes have little to no upgrades in them but the ones which have expensive upgrades,have lowers values than the ones with no upgrades at all; Some homes,like mine have over a hundred thousand of added upgrades but are valued less than ones with no upgrades at all.
  • May 13 2011 - Tampa
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Here's a link to help you get started claiming and editing your property http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Claim-Your-Home/

  • May 16 2011
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Zestimates are (as the other poster mentioned) calculated off the core facts of the house.   Zillow doesn't have the slightest idea who has hardwood floors or cheapo linoleum.   As such , Zestimate are a starting point for comparison of houses, not an end point.

However, there is a tool where you can declare your upgrades called "my estimate".  Once you've claimed your home, you can tinker with the "my estimate" and you have a choice to keep it private or make it public.  (Many are shocked to learn how little the upgrades add to the price estimate)
  • May 13 2011
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Hi Rose, I know, zestimates, can be frustrating. Zillow pulls data from various sources & does not know of all the upgrades you out into the home. It goes on square footage, lot size, bedrooms, baths etc & does not factor in views or location. The best way to get your zestimate up, is to claim your listing as the home owner & update the facts. To do this, type in your address, this will pull up the details page, click on "edit" under the photos/descriptions to claim the property.

  • May 13 2011
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