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Bob Gordon wrote:

Does your estimate of my homes price include the 6.9 Killowatt PV system?

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Zillow values are notoriously incorrect.  It is great you have a solar powered home. This green technology has plenty of fans in Boulder Colorado.  Contact a local Realtor a home valuation (or contact me, and I will recommend an alternative energy friendly Realtor to you).
February 28
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Is my home priced right to sell or is it really just too unique?

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Your house is uniquely overpriced.   Reposition in the market while rates are low and sell.  Good marketing only goes so far. 
February 28
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is the realtor responsible for the zestimate

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Oh goodness, no.  Realtors come up with Exactimates. :)  I wish I could say I coined this made up word. Seriously, contact a local Realtor and ask for a valuation on your home.  Zillow is fun site, but not one for showing the actual value of a house before it is listed.
February 28
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How do we list our home with MLS?

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Retain a professional Realtor.  I can recommend an agent in your marketplace.  I have blogs on this, but zillow is deleting URL's these days.  Let me know if I can be of assistance.
February 28
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who do i hire to write up for sale by owner contract?

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Retain a real estate attorney.  This will likely be $250-400 an hour.   Of course, it is the buyer's duty to write the offer,   Maybe you are the buyer, if so, I recommend contacting a local Realtor.  In this case, you could owe your agent the commission (if the FSBO is unwilling to pay).  
February 28
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How do I get a zestimate for a house already sold? Need fair market value for taxes pls!

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In Boulder Colorado, property taxes are based on data 18 to 36 months old. Residents can challenge the county assessed value in odd years.   When challenging values, you want the best information. As a Realtor, I can search the MLS for the best sold information and assist my friends and past clients with challenging their tax bill.  I would recommend you contact a reputable Realtor in Brookfield Wisconsin to assist you. If you are uncertain who to contact, connect with me and I can make an introduction.   Zillow data is famously unreliable in our marketplace btw, so MLS works much better for lowering unfair taxation rates.
February 27
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Where do I get a free market value analysis of my home on Zillow?

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You know, there is another question for advice on zillow where the owner is freaking out, because zillow's zestimate is so far off from an appraisal.  I recommend you have a professional Realtor do a Current Market Analysis on the value of your home.  Zillow can be used for the marketing of your house if you elect to sell, but start with a professional to determine the value.
February 27
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how much can i get for my house thats for sale in a short period of time.

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the market is vastly recovered from a few years back. And with low inventory, homes are selling fast.  It is possible you can achieve top dollar and a fast sale simultaneously. I recommend contacting a professional Realtor for a CMA.  I ahve a good contact in Fort Pierce, Florida. Shoot me an email or call and I can arrange an introduction.
February 27
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Are fixer uppers selling in Howell NJ

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Fixer Uppers are selling in Boulder Colorado. Low inventory is driving strong sales in all aspects of the market.   Flips are also selling, and usually for far larger profits.  If you have cash and a fixer upper, I recommend making the improvements that bring top dollar. A solid Realtor in your marketplace can recommend contractors and post-improvement pricing.  Why not fix and flip your own house?
February 27
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Why is Zillow's estimate of my House so low, and how can it be raised?

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I know an excellent realtor in your neck of the woods.  I can have her give you a call in the AM.  She will come by, do a professional market analysis and help you sell your home for top dollar. Zillow is full of it. The sight boasts having the most listings. It does this by importing the same listings from different sites and not removing under contract or pending homes (drives buyers nuts).  Zillow attaches other Realtors who pay for the advertising to my listings. This drives Listing agents nuts.  And Zillow is clearly misinformed when it comes to selling homes in Powderhorn Trail, Townsend which is driving you nuts.  Shoot me an email or call and I can have a professional agent meet with you this weekend. I would attach a blog link - but moderators are deleting all my links off of this site lately. Something about being a good neighbor...drives me nuts.
February 27
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