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Zillow needs an easier way to flag listings.

I've been a big fan of Zillow since I discovered it ~ 3 years ago, but it's becoming more and more impractical for searches.  Listing agents have the full ability to list whatever invalid detail they want on a property.  How useful is the "Single family homes" search if it returns half a dozen condos misfiled as houses?  How useless is the lot size qualifier if there are dozens of 1/4 acre homes listed as having 11,111,111 sqft lots?  Take any community market-based website these days and every user entry gives users a simple link to flag invalid listings or data.  I once tried to report a property that was frustrating and was lead through endless pages and detail.  Eventually if a property or lister is flagged enough times, it's time to look at the lister as potential trouble and get this data corrected.  Garbage in - garbage out.  Please consider before Zillow is so bloated with fake listings that users like me are forced to find alternatives.
  • April 04 2011 - Milwaukee
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The Internet may be a good starting point for buyers and sellers to do advanced research on prices and trends.  When it is time to get serious, it is time to call a local, licensed agent, able to provide you with up to the minute local information on the style of property and features that interest you.  A licensed agent is able to provide you with email updates via automated searches directly from the local MLS with only a few hours of delay. [Self-promotional content removed by Zillow Moderator] 
  • April 04 2011
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They need to approve reviews faster and attract more home shoppers who can provide more feedback. 

Listing agents and home owners will act in their own interest, the people they rent or sell to are the best barometer of how honest and easy to work with an agent or owner is.
  • April 06 2011
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