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Why does Zillow use comparable houses, when I'm selling 4-plexes (4 unit buildings)?

Why does Zillow use comparable houses, when I'm selling 4-plexes (4 unit buildings)? Can Zillow see the number of bedrooms, bathrooms & sq footage I've entered?  These aren't even close to being comparable, even if I was selling a home this large?  Is it you're not set up for Multi-family?  I'm I in the wrong place in Zillow? Locations are in Kent & Everett, WA
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Zillow isn't equipped to do multiple unit or commercial properties - excepting coop and condominium buildings where each unit has a separate identity (tax number, etc),
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Hi Shorty,

Are you referring to the "See similar homes" section on the right side of the page for your listings? I just did a quick check and it looks like we are pulling quite a few multi-family listings for display. Of course, we also use other metrics such as the listing price and location to populate those similar homes.

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Matthew
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February 02 2012
When it comes to looking at comparables for multi-family homes you should consult with a realtor who has multi-family property experience. That is the only way to get an accurate idea of property value for this type of home.  I own some multi-family properties and have experience with buying, selling and renting them.  Please contact me for more information it would be my pleasure to help you.

Susan Brooks RE/MAX Performance Plus 2

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