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Zillow needs to stop comparing rural properties with the urban properties within a zip code.

Our house is in a pristine, high value, rural area yet Zillow claims that it is overpriced based on the zip code.  This is dishonest and it has an impact on the sale of our property.  If Zillow wants a more realistic value on a property, then start by basing the value of a rural property on the township/town location instead of the urban zip code.  Zip codes are for postal deliveries only and don't equate to the true value of a property.  Our property is located in Pike Township and the value of the property cannot be judged by the zip code for Boyertown, PA.  The judgment that you place on property values is harmful to the seller.  Let the buyer decide the value and not Zillow.
  • July 05 2012 - Boyertown
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You are correct...Unfortunately Zillow only uses Public Records to come up with values, so it will compare your home with properties that sold in a similar area, and with the given information using public record. Public records are not always accurate. Enlisting the services of a local, knowledgeable Realtor is a great way to determine what your home is worth. They will use comprable properties to help determine what you may bget for your home in todays market.
  • September 28 2012
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