There is also a quick video tutorial located here:http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=_2elrqSWo9s
http://zillow.com/academy provides Zillow members with free training, education and support. Training webinars are offered each week. Many sessions are recorded and available from the "recorded webinars" archive. Short Video Tutorials are also available if you're looking for some quick site tips and tutorials.
Here's a link to all the API information and data that is currently available: http://www.zillow.com/howto/api/APIOverview.htm
Amy - you can claim your home on Zillow. Then post your appraisal amount using the "owner tools" on the property detail page. There is an option to check appraisal as the source.
Hi Mary - Brad from Zillow here. There are a variety of resources and tools that Zillow uses in creating and posting the Zillow Zestimate. You can use the "Post Your Estimate" link located on the property detail page of the home. You will need to claim your home first in order to add your own estimate, your appraisal amount, or a CMA amount provided by a local real estate agent.
Hey Mary - Brad from Zillow here. There is a customer service number you can use 866-324-4005, they should be able to connect you to someone who can go over any pricing questions you have. Sorry for the delay in response time, it may be that some of the folks who reply are off for the Holidays. I also forwarded your post here over to customer service. Happy New Year~
Having spent 20+ years in the title industry! I can honestly say that it is a negotiable cost. It depends on the county and state that you're located in, as some will say its a seller cost, others will say a buyers cost. I would suggest checking with your real estate agent to confirm who pays what n your local market and then always consider negotiating the cost if you don't feel strongly that it would be a deal killer.
The Zillow Zestimate is a very complex process which uses a variety of sources and data to come up with an automated Zillow estimate/value on over 100,000,000 million homes. Currently, the algorithms used to create Zestimates are continually changing and being updated daily and then are applied to all homes 3 times per week. It is NOT an appraisal and we do recommend using a local real estate appraiser or agent to help you try and achieve the closest to fair market value at the time of purchase or sale.
If the home is currently listed (for sale) on the market, only the listing agent can make changes to your property. If it is not listed for sale with an agent, then customer service should be able to find and fix the issue.
Hi Joe - I think this feature is temporarily down, I will forward your question on to tech support to confirm and then to try and get it fixed. You can also reach out to them directly at listingsupport at zillow dot com.