Boston Real Estate Questions (I’m having problems answering)
Buyers and sellers like to ask me questions about Zillow.com. Common questions include:
1. Why is the Zestimate so much higher/ lower than the asking price?
2. Why is this house on the market but not listed on Zillow?
3. Why is this house listed as being for sale on Zillow when it is not for sale?
4. Why is this home listed for X on the Zillow web site but for Y on the other web site, I like to look at?
5. I called the agent on Zillow about the house that is for sale but it isn’t his listing and he doesn’t even know where it is. Why is he the contact person?
These are all great questions and I would love to answer each of them but here is the deal, the Zillow website is a place for buyers and sellers to go to get information about real estate. The whole point of Zillow and sites like it is that you do not need a real estate agent to answer your questions.
The sites are more fun than what brokerages or agents have to offer and they are designed with consumer needs in mind. . . which makes me wonder why the sites are supported with agent dollars instead of consumer dollars but only I would wonder about something like that . . .
Please feel free to contact Zillow with your questions about information on the web site because they are really the only people who can answer your questions. They provide phenomenal service and will likely give you the answers you deserve quickly.
If you have a question about a home that is on the market or about the local real estate market I would be happy to answer it. I know which homes are on the market and which are not and what their asking prices are and can even determine the value of a piece of real estate. If you want to look up information on the internet I have thousands of articles on this very blog and a home search that is accurate and even shows sold homes. . . but it isn’t as pretty as the Zillow site, not even close.