Zillow Advice RSS: Question,All Real Estate Advice Topics,San Anselmo- CA http://www.zillow.com/advice/San-Anselmo-CA/all/question/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate How to report that Zillow is not recording sales prices correctly http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-report-that-Zillow-is-not-recording-sales-prices-correctly/545801/ <div class="comment-body rich-content clearfix">There are many cases (40+) in zip code 94960 (and probably others as well) where Zillow is not recording the recent sales prices of homes correctly and this must undoubtedly affect the Zestimates calculated in the area. In a list of recent sales in 94960 sorted by sales price increasing, Zillow shows, for example, homes that "sold" for less than $20K when the Zestimate (and the realistic drive-by value) shows the home to be worth over $1M. I think Zillow is interpreting the actual financial transactions incorrectly. For example, a home that I know of was owned by two parties on a 75%-25% split had the 25% side refinanced for $199K and Zillow shows the sales price to be $199K instead of the approximately $725K that the home is really worth. If these displayed values are being used in the formula that provides Zestimates in this area then they are being seriously undervalued.<br/><br/>I am hoping that Zillow personnel monitor this board because it is not clear on the web site how to report this bug to the support staff.&nbsp;</div><br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 17 Jun 2014 02:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-report-that-Zillow-is-not-recording-sales-prices-correctly/545801/ 2014-06-17T02:06:00Z What factors are driving your Zestimate for our neighborhood significantly down in the last 45 days? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-factors-are-driving-your-Zestimate-for-our-neighborhood-significantly-down-in-the-last-45-days/540930/ Hi. Is there anything particular in your algorithm for calculating the estimated value of properties that is driving down the value significantly in our neighborhood (121 sequoia Drive, San Anselmo, CA 94960) just in the last 45 days. Prior to this, we were tracking San Anselmo overall values There was a huge turnaround just in the last 45 days and I'm not seeing any reason why. What are you seeing?<br/>Thanks. Mike Cotter cottermj@aol.com&nbsp;<br \><br \>3 replies Thu, 15 May 2014 20:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-factors-are-driving-your-Zestimate-for-our-neighborhood-significantly-down-in-the-last-45-days/540930/ 2014-05-15T20:13:00Z How do the new artificial lawns affect home values? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-the-new-artificial-lawns-affect-home-values/283635/ 6 replies Wed, 30 Sep 2009 02:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-the-new-artificial-lawns-affect-home-values/283635/ 2009-09-30T02:18:00Z valuation question http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/valuation-question/513199/ why does the valuation of my particular home not follow the averages.&nbsp; the zillow valuation of my home at 25 medway road, san anselmo, ca 94960 is a line that doesn't always follow the two averages tracked about the zillow valuation of my home and i don't understand what factors would cause that.<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/valuation-question/513199/ 2013-09-27T18:30:00Z what does status changed for a rental mean? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-does-status-changed-for-a-rental-mean/506711/ 3 replies Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-does-status-changed-for-a-rental-mean/506711/ 2013-08-13T21:09:00Z How do I search for properties listed within a percent range of the zillow price? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-search-for-properties-listed-within-a-percent-range-of-the-zillow-price/435059/ This would help buyers focus on value by&nbsp;eliminating overpriced properties from&nbsp;search results.<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 13 Mar 2012 22:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-search-for-properties-listed-within-a-percent-range-of-the-zillow-price/435059/ 2012-03-13T22:14:00Z We have significantly upgraded our house, investing more than $100,000. Apparently these improvemen http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-have-significantly-upgraded-our-house-investing-more-than-100-000-Apparently-these-improvemen/432466/ 0 replies Mon, 20 Feb 2012 19:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-have-significantly-upgraded-our-house-investing-more-than-100-000-Apparently-these-improvemen/432466/ 2012-02-20T19:19:00Z How long does it take Zillow to scoop up new information from the public recording? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-long-does-it-take-Zillow-to-scoop-up-new-information-from-the-public-recording/426232/ A room in our house was just permitted as a 3rd bedroom and the information has been entered into the public record but is not being reflected on Zillow.<br/><br/>1421 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., 94960<br \><br \>2 replies Mon, 19 Dec 2011 22:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-long-does-it-take-Zillow-to-scoop-up-new-information-from-the-public-recording/426232/ 2011-12-19T22:41:00Z Buyers and Sellers - What are the top 5 traits you want in your real estate agent? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyers-and-Sellers-What-are-the-top-5-traits-you-want-in-your-real-estate-agent/402351/ 8 replies Wed, 08 Jun 2011 20:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyers-and-Sellers-What-are-the-top-5-traits-you-want-in-your-real-estate-agent/402351/ 2011-06-08T20:29:00Z Your zestimate algorithm is way off http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Your-zestimate-algorithm-is-way-off/396297/ According to you, my home has decreased in value 31% since July 2010..&nbsp; This is much faster than the rate in my zip code in Northern California (94960) - 16%.&nbsp; This is close to a factor of 2 off.<br/><br/>This discrepancy is so large that it means, in effect, that your estimate is valuless.<br/><br/>The trouble is, you feed into the downturn, making it harder for people to refi, etc.&nbsp; Your algorithm also does not take into account key differences between properties.<br/><br/>My property, has a spectacular view.&nbsp; However, my immediate neighbors, have a simply "ok" one.&nbsp; Because one of my neighbors has slightly more sq footage, and, because this is all you can "measure", you will value a less desireable property over one which is more sellable (and signicantly nicer).&nbsp; This isn't just "owner bias", it is a fact.<br/><br/>Currently, you are doing me a great disservice.&nbsp; It borders on criminal negligance, but of course, I realize, it is merely incompetence.<br/><br/>If you have any sense of ethics within your organization, you will correct this problem.<br/><br/>Sincerely,<br/>(Removed by moderator)<br/><br \><br \>4 replies Sat, 23 Apr 2011 23:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Your-zestimate-algorithm-is-way-off/396297/ 2011-04-23T23:56:00Z Edit home facts http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Edit-home-facts/365667/ I am logged in, have updated the square footage of my home but even after saving the data does not change.&nbsp; Any ideas why?<br/><br/>Thank you.<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 09 Sep 2010 23:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Edit-home-facts/365667/ 2010-09-09T23:18:00Z why do some homes have no zestimate? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-do-some-homes-have-no-zestimate/355981/ why do some homes have no zestimate?<br/><br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 01 Jul 2010 03:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-do-some-homes-have-no-zestimate/355981/ 2010-07-01T03:17:00Z A house that had details and a zestimate just showed up on Zillow as a blank lot? Huh? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/A-house-that-had-details-and-a-zestimate-just-showed-up-on-Zillow-as-a-blank-lot-Huh/355982/ What happened?&nbsp; Did the owner somehow remove the info. because they are getting ready to sell?&nbsp; Is this a privacy issue and the owner removed all information about the house?&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 01 Jul 2010 03:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/A-house-that-had-details-and-a-zestimate-just-showed-up-on-Zillow-as-a-blank-lot-Huh/355982/ 2010-07-01T03:22:00Z This is an incredible house but its not worth 6 mil in this economy. Is it really though? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/This-is-an-incredible-house-but-its-not-worth-6-mil-in-this-economy-Is-it-really-though/333853/ 0 replies Sat, 13 Mar 2010 20:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/This-is-an-incredible-house-but-its-not-worth-6-mil-in-this-economy-Is-it-really-though/333853/ 2010-03-13T20:58:00Z How can I fix errors in your database? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-fix-errors-in-your-database/301112/ How can I fix the zip code? It's 94957.&nbsp; The Town is Ross, not San Rafael.&nbsp; Built in 2006, not 1924.<br \><br \>4 replies Tue, 24 Nov 2009 01:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-fix-errors-in-your-database/301112/ 2009-11-24T01:34:00Z Address correction: 89 Bolinas Avenue Ross, CA 94957 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Address-correction-89-Bolinas-Avenue-Ross-CA-94957/308168/ 0 replies Mon, 21 Dec 2009 18:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Address-correction-89-Bolinas-Avenue-Ross-CA-94957/308168/ 2009-12-21T18:52:00Z how much could I expand the home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-much-could-I-expand-the-home/302800/ height and width<br \><br \>0 replies Mon, 30 Nov 2009 22:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-much-could-I-expand-the-home/302800/ 2009-11-30T22:25:00Z Relative Prices http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Relative-Prices/296280/ How is it possible that you have valued my home : 72 Laurel Avenue, San Anselmo at $952,500 when it is 3BR 3 1/2BA &nbsp;2129 sq ft and value the house across the street at 15 Hazel at $986,500 when it is 3 BR 1/12 BA 1293 sq ft? Please note that we just had a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/directory/real-estate-agents/">realtor</a> come in to appraise the house to put on the market at $1,399,000.<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 10 Nov 2009 00:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Relative-Prices/296280/ 2009-11-10T00:50:00Z How do I save, say 5, cities so I can easily switch amongst them with the same buying criteria? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-save-say-5-cities-so-I-can-easily-switch-amongst-them-with-the-same-buying-criteria/293108/ I know I can save favorite houses, but I want to save favorite areas. Any suggestions?<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 31 Oct 2009 18:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-save-say-5-cities-so-I-can-easily-switch-amongst-them-with-the-same-buying-criteria/293108/ 2009-10-31T18:37:00Z What did this home sell for recently? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-did-this-home-sell-for-recently/289773/ 1 reply Mon, 19 Oct 2009 20:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-did-this-home-sell-for-recently/289773/ 2009-10-19T20:23:00Z