Zillow Advice: Approval Process - Can I use zillow's estimates as *kind of like* an appraisal to what my house is worth? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-zillow%27s-estimates-as-kind-of-like-an-appraisal-to-what-my-house-is-worth/241290/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Darn I missed that - missed ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-zillow%27s-estimates-as-kind-of-like-an-appraisal-to-what-my-house-is-worth/241290/ Darn I missed that - missed that someone resurrected a 4 year old question.............and I responded! <br/><br/>My lesson learned - don't answer a question without putting on glasses! Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-zillow%27s-estimates-as-kind-of-like-an-appraisal-to-what-my-house-is-worth/241290/ 2013-09-26T13:36:00Z Why would a person in CA ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-zillow%27s-estimates-as-kind-of-like-an-appraisal-to-what-my-house-is-worth/241290/ Why would a person in CA call an agent in AZ for a CMA? Do you really believe you know enough about Antioch, CA to provide an estimate any more accurate than Zillow's?<br/><br/>And... why would they call you over 4 years later? Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-zillow%27s-estimates-as-kind-of-like-an-appraisal-to-what-my-house-is-worth/241290/ 2013-09-26T11:05:00Z The estimates are a result ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-zillow%27s-estimates-as-kind-of-like-an-appraisal-to-what-my-house-is-worth/241290/ The estimates are a result of a complicated algorithm that, unfortunately, is rarely accurate (or even close to accurate).&nbsp; <br/><br/>There is only one way to know what your home is worth.&nbsp; Sell it.<br/><br/>Seriously though, if you need an agent to run comparable properties for you, just reach out to me.&nbsp; It only takes a few moments and I'd much rather you be informed correctly then use an often-inaccurate guesstimate. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-zillow%27s-estimates-as-kind-of-like-an-appraisal-to-what-my-house-is-worth/241290/ 2013-09-26T09:46:00Z Nice to have a new appraiser ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-zillow%27s-estimates-as-kind-of-like-an-appraisal-to-what-my-house-is-worth/241290/ Nice to have a new appraiser participating in the Zillow discussion forum.&nbsp; It would be even nicer if one posted to more recent questions, and ones that haven't been sufficiently answered yet. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 07:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-zillow%27s-estimates-as-kind-of-like-an-appraisal-to-what-my-house-is-worth/241290/ 2013-09-26T07:27:00Z just what is it you want ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-zillow%27s-estimates-as-kind-of-like-an-appraisal-to-what-my-house-is-worth/241290/ just what is it you want to do with these "kind of like" valuations??? Thu, 26 Sep 2013 05:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-zillow%27s-estimates-as-kind-of-like-an-appraisal-to-what-my-house-is-worth/241290/ 2013-09-26T05:50:00Z Please do not, for your benefit.These ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-zillow%27s-estimates-as-kind-of-like-an-appraisal-to-what-my-house-is-worth/241290/ Please do not, for your benefit.<br/><br/>These estimates are usually not close. Any realtor would be willing to run a CMA for you for free, call a friendly one and ask! Thu, 26 Sep 2013 05:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-zillow%27s-estimates-as-kind-of-like-an-appraisal-to-what-my-house-is-worth/241290/ 2013-09-26T05:39:00Z I strongly advise against ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-zillow%27s-estimates-as-kind-of-like-an-appraisal-to-what-my-house-is-worth/241290/ I strongly advise against it. Majority of the dwellings we appraise are either lower or much higher than what zillow have them at. Zillow has no idea the condition of your dwelling or the&nbsp; improvements you have made, if it has a view or if it is in a cal-de-sac or backs a freeway. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 03:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-zillow%27s-estimates-as-kind-of-like-an-appraisal-to-what-my-house-is-worth/241290/ 2013-09-26T03:31:00Z You won't be able to use ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-zillow%27s-estimates-as-kind-of-like-an-appraisal-to-what-my-house-is-worth/241290/ You won't be able to use the zillow estimates for securing a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mortgage/">loan</a> or calculating property taxes.&nbsp;The estimates can be very accurate or they can be off considerably.&nbsp;Estimates for homes that are built in subdivisions consisting of similar models tend to be more accurate than those for custom built homes because there is less variances in these types of properties.<br/><br/> Sun, 05 Jul 2009 23:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-zillow%27s-estimates-as-kind-of-like-an-appraisal-to-what-my-house-is-worth/241290/ 2009-07-05T23:04:00Z Try http://www.realtor.com/They ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-zillow%27s-estimates-as-kind-of-like-an-appraisal-to-what-my-house-is-worth/241290/ Try <br/><br/>http://www.realtor.com/<br/><br/>They are up dating there file every week. Sun, 05 Jul 2009 19:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-zillow%27s-estimates-as-kind-of-like-an-appraisal-to-what-my-house-is-worth/241290/ 2009-07-05T19:04:00Z furley - You may use the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-zillow%27s-estimates-as-kind-of-like-an-appraisal-to-what-my-house-is-worth/241290/ furley - <br/><br/>You may use the Zestimate value as a "starting point" for the value of your home but it is not an actual appraisal for the property. It is just an estimated value of the property based on the home facts, recent sale transaction and the assessed value.<br/><br/>For more information on the Zestimate, please view <a href="http://www.zillow.com/howto/Zestimate.htm">link</a>. Mon, 01 Jun 2009 13:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-use-zillow%27s-estimates-as-kind-of-like-an-appraisal-to-what-my-house-is-worth/241290/ 2009-06-01T13:29:00Z