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Steven Zagaris wrote:

Why do double-ended sales only count as 1 sale
On my transaction history if I rep and buyer and seller on a transaction Zillow will only give you credit for 1 sale? Pretty much most other record keeping platforms I have ever used, including broker's own accounting counts a double ended sale as 2 sales. Anyone else think that is funky?
April 11
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Basement sq. ft.

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In California most basements are not included. I suppose it could even come down to your county and what their specific rules are. I would start local at the county level and move your way up from there if you feel the need. 
April 11
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Vacation Rentals on Zillow
Does Zillow have a way to advertise vacation rentals which might rent on a per day basis rather than a per month schedule?I think that would be Grrrrrrrreat!
March 04
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The girlfriend and I are looking to buy a home sometime in September.

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Generally, most banks will lend you 51% worth of mortgage compared to your overall gross income. So, you both make $70,000 which is $5,833/mo. of income gross.51% of $5833 is $2975. This is how much Max, a bank would loan to you for mortgage. Today, It roughly costs you $700/mo. for every $100,000 you will borrow. So, you're looking at homes 215-250,000 range you can expect to need to qualify for $1750/ mo or so. Yes. You should be able to make this happen. Although your income maybe irrelevant until you get your score above the 620 range I believe. That should not be too hard to do.
February 21
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Where is my agent app????
I have noticed sites like Trulia and others have a specific Agent app for managing leads, checking in to listings you are showing etc. Where is Zillow's agent app? I would love to be able to keep track of homes Im showing, better manage my zillow leads from my mobile device, request reviews etc. 
January 04
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Is there any App for Zillow agent only ?

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No, at the moment Trulia is definitely out innovating Zillow. :-/
January 04
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Just rented my house above Zillow estimates
I just rented 3500 Liongate Circle Modesto, CA 95356 today for $1350! Im very proud to say it was above the Zillow estimates. Zillow and Postlets.com were a HUGE asset and I recommend any Realtor or Property Manager take full advantage of the free service!
December 14 2013
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Why Zillow is not worth following

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I wonder how many Zillow accounts were created by people who were just that pissed off they had to go online and get all keyboard crazy on Zillow. 
October 03 2013
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Buying a home without going through a realtor

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Sure a buyer doesn't typically pay for a Realtor however this is a For Sale by Owner and there is no guarantee that the seller will pay a buyer's agent fees. The buyer should become familiar with the title/escrow process and have an Escrow Officer who is willing to hold their hand through the process. I just bought my own home a few days ago and even as a Realtor it is stressful. I couldn't imagine doing this myself if I wasn't educated, trained and had years of experience under by belt. 
October 03 2013
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"Seller Assist" equates to "REA Representing Un-Qualified Buyer"?

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You should write your congresspeople about this one. FHA policies on down payments and closing credits are in their hands. 
October 03 2013
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