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Marjie Van Der Laan, Broker wrote:

Hi, I added some photos to the listing my realtor placed for me, but they are not showing.

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try logging out and then re-logging in, sometimes that works.  Zillow can also take up to 24 hours for changes to show up to listings (including the photos getting posted).
July 14
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How do I unsubscribe?

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In an email from Zillow.com, click on the word, "Unsubscribe."
May 25
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my house is for sale, but Zillow says it isn't, how do I correct that?

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Your realtor needs to post it for sale on Zillow.com.  Zillow does not receive internet data exchange (IDX) feeds from MLS systems (like other real estate websites), so each listing needs to be individually posted on Zillow.  Zillow is one of the most visited real estate websites so your realtor should post it for sale here and if they do not, you are missing on important market exposure.
May 19
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Why is house not showing that it is for sale

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Likely because the Realtor did not post it for sale on Zillow - it is voluntary and a process - listings do not get automatically loaded on this site from the RMLS.
May 08
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What is better a double side gate that can open to allow a vehicle or a single pedestrian gate?

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Either gate is fine.  Some people could prefer the gate which is wide enough for a car/RV, but I see that only really being appealing if you otherwise have limited parking - no garage and/or no street parking.  If you have enough parking for 2 cars (inside/outside), then your property would appeal to 80% of buyers.  Anything more is a bonus for most, but not required.
May 07
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Researching housing in a distant city (Seattle/Portland)

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Hi, hitting open houses is probably your best bet to get a feel of what's currently available.  Many agents won't have you sign a contract to work with them (at least that's not how I work), so the key is to be honest with where you are at and ask them to be honest with you.  Once you feel comfortable with someone, you can ask them to show you some empty homes in different neighborhoods, which are representative of what's on the market and quality of construction, so you get a feel for the local architecture and pricing.  This will give you a feel for things *if* you decide to move to the area.  If it is the right place, then plan a trip in the future and ask the agent to show you the best available homes for what you have already determined you liked, from your previous researching trips.  That would be my recommendation.
May 05
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Do you sell lots or acreage?

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Yes.
April 24
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How much can be expected to pay monthly for costs

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Contact the utility companies and ask them what the bill would be for a home of that size.  Not all homes have natural gas, so you would need to keep that in mind.
April 07
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What is the average property tax on a 200,000 home in Portland, OR?

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Is it worth $200,000 (current market value) or is that the tax assessor's value?  If it is the tax assessor's value, then it depends on what the local millage rate is.
February 07
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Why is this home not showing for sale if it has been listed with the MLS?

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Hi Chris, unless your broker has a feed onto Zillow, you have to post it for sale there yourself, with pictures, description, etc.  Go for it!
January 29
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