Zillow Advice: Pricing - why is zestimate value of my home lower than the neighbor's when mine hashigher county estimatevalue http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-is-zestimate-value-of-my-home-lower-than-the-neighbor%27s-when-mine-hashigher-county-estimatevalue/507664/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Claim your home on Zillow ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-is-zestimate-value-of-my-home-lower-than-the-neighbor%27s-when-mine-hashigher-county-estimatevalue/507664/ Claim your home on Zillow and ensure all your features are updated. &nbsp;This typically adds the value to your home that is sought.&nbsp; Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-is-zestimate-value-of-my-home-lower-than-the-neighbor%27s-when-mine-hashigher-county-estimatevalue/507664/ 2013-12-19T13:36:00Z The question of Zillow estimates ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-is-zestimate-value-of-my-home-lower-than-the-neighbor%27s-when-mine-hashigher-county-estimatevalue/507664/ The question of Zillow estimates (and many others) comes up all the time.&nbsp; Zillow estimates are just that, an estimate.&nbsp; They are based on a computer model and are often not accurate as they use data of homes that have sold that are not really comparable.&nbsp; County tax records can often not represent true market value either as not every county updates their records regularly.&nbsp; The best thing to do if you are thinking about selling your home is to ask a Realtor to do a CMA (Competitive Market Analysis) for you.&nbsp; A knowledgeable Realtor can give you an up to date look at the current market conditions and show you truly comparable sales of homes in your area. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-is-zestimate-value-of-my-home-lower-than-the-neighbor%27s-when-mine-hashigher-county-estimatevalue/507664/ 2013-12-19T13:07:00Z Zillow value estimates are ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-is-zestimate-value-of-my-home-lower-than-the-neighbor%27s-when-mine-hashigher-county-estimatevalue/507664/ Zillow value estimates are almost always wrong either way, and sometimes accidentally right. The values are given by a computer model rather than an approach with market wisdom and knowledge. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-is-zestimate-value-of-my-home-lower-than-the-neighbor%27s-when-mine-hashigher-county-estimatevalue/507664/ 2013-12-19T10:41:00Z Because Zestimates are WAGs ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-is-zestimate-value-of-my-home-lower-than-the-neighbor%27s-when-mine-hashigher-county-estimatevalue/507664/ Because Zestimates are WAGs at best.&nbsp; They frequently include "homes" that are not actually comparable to yours (ie. SFRs with condos as "comparables").&nbsp; If you really want to know the value of your home, ask a Realtor(r) to do a Comparative Market Analysis.&nbsp; You can really impress them by simply asking for a CMA!&nbsp; We're always happy to provide tons of information even if you're not anywhere near ready to sell.<br/><br/>Send me an email with your address and I'll be happy to reply with a CMA for you.<br/><br/><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <m:mathPr> <m:mathFont m:val="Cambria Math"/> <m:brkBin m:val="before"/> <m:brkBinSub m:val="&#45;-"/> <m:smallFrac m:val="off"/> <m:dispDef/> <m:lMargin m:val="0"/> <m:rMargin m:val="0"/> <m:defJc m:val="centerGroup"/> <m:wrapIndent m:val="1440"/> <m:intLim m:val="subSup"/> <m:naryLim m:val="undOvr"/> </m:mathPr></w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]-->Tim Kunze, Realtor&reg;<br/>Focusing on ... YOU!!!<br/>714-552-2335 (cell)<br/>Tim@TimKunze.com<br/>Lic #01488712<br/><a href="http://www.TimKunze.com" rel="nofollow">http://www.TimKunze.com</a><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-style-parent:""; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} </style> <![endif]--> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 04:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/why-is-zestimate-value-of-my-home-lower-than-the-neighbor%27s-when-mine-hashigher-county-estimatevalue/507664/ 2013-08-20T04:57:00Z