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Bad Data on Trulia & Zillow is the Agent’s & Broker’s Fault


I was reading a post today from the recently departed Trulia employee, and industry veteran, Todd Carpenter, called Data Accuracy is a Community Effort.  I went into this article, and through a couple additional readings, thinking that Trulia and Zillow were to blame for all the inaccurate data displayed on their sites.  I've come away with a different understanding now. The pre-foreclosure property information Zillow offers I think is still a big mistake and a source of consumer misinformation. For that, I … [Read more...]

Zillow’s Stats Are Full Of Shit

For years I have been frustrated with Zillow's Zestimates.  I have countless cases where the sales prices of homes were wildly different than the Zestimates.  They cause confusion and frustration every time I hear them brought up.  Today was a breaking point. Even today, many years after they first started playing pin the price on the donkey, in my market they are STILL only within 10% of the sales price 53% of the time and 22% of the time, or over one in every five homes, they are off by more than 20%! … [Read more...]


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