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Old 08-28-2017, 09:09 AM
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Default Realtors are saying "No" to Zillow.com?

I'm hearing from some Realors that there is a quiet movement to sort of stop putting listings, etc. on Zillow because they feel that Zillow is trying to control too much of the online aspects of property sales and also supports FSBO - and also that traffic on Realtor.com has hit record lows.

Sure enough I went to Zillow and found that a bunch of houses for sale in my 'hood aren't on Zillow. Both in NJ and FL.

Anything to this? Are Realtors trying to kill Zillow?
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Would be news to me. I have noticed that alot of properties in my area are either not listed with them or some are listed but have sold months ago. Do realtors post on each and every site or do they contact another company to handle listings?
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I use Zillow to look up info on houses I'm insuring and to view pics. I have not found a house not to be listed on Zillow.
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Too bad. It sure does make the search easier.
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In my experience realtors hate Zillow. With all the info you can find on Zillow it starts to limit the need for agents, in my opinion. I think the days of calling a realtor and saying "I am moving to this area, please line some houses up for us to see" are long gone.
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When I enter zillow.com it goes to a home image and freezes. trulia.com looks to be working much better than Zillow, as does realtor.com
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
So what's that mean? I can show you a hundred houses that are not listed on any MLS listing site. All it really means is the real estate agent hasn't got around to listing it yet, doesn't want to pay the fees to list it or is to dam lazy to list it.
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Cutting into real estate company's bottom line. Welcome to the world the small business owner has already been pushed down in to. I have also bought and sold by owner without an agent. Title company does practically everything. I have family members in real estate and I still say it's way past time to lower the hell out of commissions. When I was house hunting I tried a few local agents and none of them could find houses I was finding. At least where I live, an agents job is just too easy, houses sell themselves and agents are lazy. Maybe in a depressed area where an agent actually becomes a sales person I would use one to sell. Maybe. Gone are the days of agents having any "special" information on a property that you can't find yourself without a little digging. What was the topic again? Oh yah, Zillow, love it.
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Pretty sure Zillow/Trulia are the same company since 2014.

If it's not on Zillow/Trulia/Realtor I'm probably not going to buy it/see it.

I do have an MLS search that a realtor auto emails to me, but it is not has comprehensive as me doing my own search on my phone.
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Originally Posted by jkapl001 View Post
I think the days of calling a realtor and saying "I am moving to this area, please line some houses up for us to see" are long gone.
Not neccessrily. I just moved from TX to WA and used a realtor when finding a new home. Sure, we used Zillow to look at options, but the realtor provided us with local information we wouldn't be able to find online. The realtor also makes it easy when looking at houses. It's easier for a realtor to arrange a home walk-through at the last minute than me knocking on a door and asking if I can come in and look around.
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At the low of the housing market I think it was 2008 I was selling my house by owner. An agent took an interested buyer to see a house for sale a few down from me. The interested buyer walks over, looks at my house and offers 10K more than I was asking on the spot. Paperwork was done 2 weeks later. I am surprised the whole real estate company scene hasn't been shaken more by the online marketplace like everything else. People still think it's too complicated I guess. Title company...
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Realtors probably hate Zillow for the same reason they hate people getting their license and doing it "on the side"

It takes away from their exclusivity, and thus, the bottom line.

Granted, they still serve a purpose in some situations (see Tread_Head's post), but alot of people could do just fine without an agent. I know I did 90% of the work when we bought our house. Even found easements and setbacks that neither agent disclosed. I will probably not use an agent again.

As others have said, it's not hard. Title company...
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IMO they'd be stupid not to use it to its full extent. When we move I'll list and search on all of them. I have all 3 apps on my phone and zillow is the easiest to use for me. I wouldn't use an agent that refused to use them. It'll probably cost them in the long run.
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I sure would have liked to keep the 20K + commission I paid selling my last home.
Then they make $$ when you buy also. It's pretty ridiculous how little work they do to get so much $$..
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Dunno the answer, but I am a fan for sure. IMHO, realtors would be shooting themselves in the foot. I bought both my homes off Zillow listings, the one in Florida while I was in NJ, bought direct from owner, not listed with a realtor, turned out I knew the seller, flew down, walked through, wrote a check. The one in SD popped up on Zillow while I was in Florida back in January, wasn't even formally available yet (through a realtor), wouldn't formally list until it was cleared out. Told the realtor I didn't care what was in it, buying for the lot, bought it in January, saw it for the first time in June, after I'd had the old mobile home removed.
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Originally Posted by lazyboi1212 View Post
I sure would have liked to keep the 20K + commission I paid selling my last home.
Then they make $$ when you buy also. It's pretty ridiculous how little work they do to get so much $$..
It didn't use to be, but now pretty much anyone can spend some time and do it themselves, so yes the commission alot of times is excessive.

It's a changing industry, just like anything else.
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What pisses me off about Zillow is listing a house with 2 full baths and you go and look at it and it's a half bath. False advertisement if I'd say so. Not to mention whomever takes these pics sucks. My 4 y/o takes better pictures then most of them. We are currently looking for a house now and it's frustrating as all get out.
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Anybody who has sold a house by owner and had to deal with realtors isn't surprised by this. Realtors are clinging to the scam they have, make no mistake it's an absolute scam what realtors are paid for the work they do. Even the good realtors who are knowledgeable are extremely overcompensated for the service they perform.
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Zillow isn't accurate. Simple as that.

For example, when I sold my house a few years ago, Zillow had the "Zestimate" at value quite a bit higher than what it was really worth and what we ended up accepting.
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I'm all for it, realtors are next to useless, and certainly not worth their 3% of a 300k house these days.

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