Zillow Advice: Home Ownership - Why are you comparing homes of 1300 square feet to homes of 1800 square feet. Two bath to 3 bath. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-you-comparing-homes-of-1300-square-feet-to-homes-of-1800-square-feet-Two-bath-to-3-bath/271886/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Of course, it is best practice ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-you-comparing-homes-of-1300-square-feet-to-homes-of-1800-square-feet-Two-bath-to-3-bath/271886/ Of course, it is best practice to use similar homes when comparing them to estimate value. To get the best comps for a home you would want to find several other homes that sold very recently in the same neighborhood with the same floor plan in the same condition with all the same features and updates. However, in practice it is very difficult to find something that is exactly the same to compare it to. If that ideal situation is not possible then it is best practice to find the closest sampling of homes sold recently within a certain distance of the subject house and then make adjustments for differences in size, number of bedrooms and number of bathrooms to name just a few criteria. It is likely that the comps used in the example you site are because they are the most suitable selection that have recently sold in that area even though they are not exactly the same in size and number of bathrooms. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 02:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-you-comparing-homes-of-1300-square-feet-to-homes-of-1800-square-feet-Two-bath-to-3-bath/271886/ 2013-06-27T02:29:00Z I live in Lyon's Gate and ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-you-comparing-homes-of-1300-square-feet-to-homes-of-1800-square-feet-Two-bath-to-3-bath/271886/ I live in Lyon's Gate and am a realtor.&nbsp; The internet sites are difficult to get accurate&nbsp;answers to your questions.&nbsp;&nbsp;It really is best&nbsp;to have&nbsp;a professional that has access to the MLS answer them.&nbsp; The MLS&nbsp;has the up to date info on listings, price, what has sold.&nbsp;&nbsp;These sites often have innaccurate info and&nbsp;often times&nbsp;the listings show for months even though they have already been sold. <br/>Cindy <br/>[Email deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines] Thu, 27 Jun 2013 01:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-you-comparing-homes-of-1300-square-feet-to-homes-of-1800-square-feet-Two-bath-to-3-bath/271886/ 2013-06-27T01:37:00Z