Zillow Advice: Buying Process - where does the construction quality rank come from? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-does-the-construction-quality-rank-come-from/448129/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Wetdogs,I am not venting, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-does-the-construction-quality-rank-come-from/448129/ Wetdogs,<br/><br/>I am not venting, the quality is not up to date or accurate because Pima County does not update it very often. I have seen houses last done 10 years ago, and even then the person drive by the property.<br/>What you see as an opportunity to "vent" I see as an opportunity to educate people about Zillow.com&nbsp; It is a nice free tool but it should not be the only tool&nbsp;buyers/sellers use. <br/><br/>Spirit Thu, 28 Jun 2012 14:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-does-the-construction-quality-rank-come-from/448129/ 2012-06-28T14:28:00Z Construction quality is a ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-does-the-construction-quality-rank-come-from/448129/ Construction quality is a number that comes from the county records. (If I look my house up on line I can see it at the assessor's records.) &nbsp; The scale varies from county to county, but in all cases where I've investigated the higher numbers are higher quality.&nbsp;&nbsp; In some counties I've seen ranges from 1 to 5, in other counties 1 to 13.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (Not all counties have this feature in their records)<br/><br/>In my county, I can find the definition of the quality scale on the assessor's site in the glossary.<br/><br/>Don't you love agents who can't answer questions but find every reason to vent?&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun, 24 Jun 2012 14:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-does-the-construction-quality-rank-come-from/448129/ 2012-06-24T14:51:00Z I agree with Spirit.Zillow ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-does-the-construction-quality-rank-come-from/448129/ I agree with Spirit.<br/><br/>Zillow is unreliable and basically is deceiving home buyers.&nbsp; The information on this site provided by Zillow is only designed to get potential buyers to respond to agents and companies that advertise.<br/><br/>As an agent you'd be well advised to prepare yourself to combat false Zillow data versus your true market data, since&nbsp;buyers from Zillow think their Zestimates are gospel. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 14:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-does-the-construction-quality-rank-come-from/448129/ 2012-06-24T14:41:00Z Where does their algorithm ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-does-the-construction-quality-rank-come-from/448129/ Where does their algorithm for determing the Zestimate come from?&nbsp; More like a Guesstimate in my experience, the Zestimate is about as accurate as a hand gernade.<br/>Since all Zillow really does is take free, public information from the assessor(s) offices, and the construction grade is on there, my bet is from there.<br/><br/>Zillow is a nice free tool for people to use, however it is not accurate nor up-to-date, anyone serious should talk to a local Realtor for information.<br/><br/>Spirit Sun, 24 Jun 2012 14:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-does-the-construction-quality-rank-come-from/448129/ 2012-06-24T14:10:00Z