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My listing agent will not market my house on Zillow, the largest real estate website!

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 08:37:43 -0700

I just put my house up for sale, and it's shown on realtor.com and a few other websites. I checked Zillow and it wasn't updated to show my newly listed house. When I asked my agent why my house isn't shown on Zillow, her response was "It will not automatically load to Zillow. Our company policy does not allow that since there is so much erroneous data on that site and we have no control over what they do with your data once it has been uploaded to their site."

A quick Google search brings up lots of articles about agents getting away from using Trulia and Zillow. As someone who is paying an agent a lofty commission to sell my house, it angers me tremendously that they are refusing to use such a popular tool to market my home. What's up with agents doing this, and how can I get around it? I considered creating my own listing on Zillow, but that's the kind of thing I'm paying her to do!

EDIT: Cool, looks like I struck a nerve with you agents out there. Here's the thing: Nobody gives a shit that agents hate Zillow and other sites. Bottom line is that buyers looking for homes use Zillow more than any other website to find homes. I agree that the Zestimate is a joke (and everyone knows that), but Zillow gets twice as many views as realtor.com. When I'm selling something I want views and Zillow delivers.

Why not do it myself? Well, I did it myself on the last house I sold with tremendous success. Flat fee MLS. It's gotten to the point that anyone can sell a house online. This time it's a relo and my commission is covered and I've already moved away so I'm stuck with an agent.

EDIT 2: We're talking to other agents right now and will likely cut ties with this one and move on.

EDIT 3: Well, our agent just gave in and put us on Zillow. It's only been a couple hours but check out my view stats. Yesterday's uptick was people going to Zillow to learn more about the property and there was nothing but old info and nothing about the house being for sale. Now they see the whole listing. I just cannot understand how this can be a bad thing.

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Real estate for sale in Maplewood Twp. New Jersey – MLS# 3251560


Real estate transactions Oct. 12, 2015
Bradenton Herald
$1,610,000 Wilcox Denis H, Wilcox Diana M to Theophilos Patricia, Theophilos Anthony, Lot 10 Holmes Beach, O.R. Book 02588 Page 3551, Sept. 28. $1,300,000 Praetorian Capital LLC to 2Lobsters LLC, Newcraft Business Park Unit 2, O.R. Book 02588 ...

denver_realtor here. Let's talk about the Denver real estate market. AMA!

Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:01:31 -0700

Hi Reddit! denver_realtor here.

I’m a Realtor with a real estate brokerage firm in Denver (I’m not going to mention them, but you’ve certainly heard the name), and I’ve been helping buyers and sellers buy and sell homes throughout the Denver metro area for the last 9+ years.

Here are some stats for the Denver market in 2013:

Number of sales: 62,256

Average sold price: $303,621

Median sold price: $251,000

Average days on market: 52

Average sale price to original list price ratio: 98.5%

Let’s talk about the Denver real estate market. AMA!

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EDIT:

Wow, lots of responses! First off, I should have noted that as a Realtor I focus primarily on buying and selling – not renting. I’m not very familiar with the rental market so I may not be much help for those questions. I’ll answer what I can though.

I'm working my way through your questions as quickly as possible. I’ll be in and out today, so please be patient. What I can’t get to in the afternoon I’ll try to get to tonight. Thanks!

EDIT2:

Signing off for a few hours but keep posting questions and I'll be happy to answer them as quickly as I can when I return this evening!

EDIT3:

Thanks Reddit! This has been a lot of fun! Signing off for the evening, feel free to PM me with any additional questions! Let's do this again sometime!

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Hazardous remodel leads to criminal charges for real estate broker
The Columbian
A Lake Oswego real estate broker could face two years in prison on charges stemming from cutting corners on a remodel. William Gaffney hired six men to gut a 106-year-old house in Southeast Portland during March 2014 without first removing asbestos, ...

The Golden Globes are picked by just 100 people, including car salesmen, real estate agents and hairdressers

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 04:11:56 -0800

From this Toronto Star article:

Current Hollywood Foreign Press Association members include real-estate agents, car salesmen, showbiz publicists, hairdressers and even a few journalists. All that is required to maintain membership is permanent residence in Southern California (so much for "foreign") and a mere four published articles per year, often in obscure publications that aren't freely disclosed.

The HFPA pretends to be a democratic operation, but it operates mainly in the dark, revealing only the names and the 55 countries represented by its members. (There are four Canadian members, one of whom, Ray Arco, also represents Denmark.)

I know it's mostly about the fancy dresses, but I'm always struck by how much power this group of 100 fairly random people wields. I imagine that they are buried in swag (and, no doubt, the occasional bribe) every year in exchange for their votes.

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