Last week we added a link to this blog on the Zillow home page and our daily readership grew nicely — If you are one of our new readers let me be the first to say;
This blog allows us to discuss Zillow in detail and some of our posts have value that outlasts the time it takes them to slip off the bottom of this page. With that in mind, I compiled this list of timeless posts as a primer on Zillow for new blog readers. Enjoy;
- What exactly is a Zestimate, and how does it differ from an appraisal or a CMA? We give a condensed verson of our help page in The Quick Start Guide.
- In How close is “close enough” we tackled the topic of owners’ expectations of Zestimate accuracy, and how we measure and report Zestimate accuracy on the site.
- Now that you are armed with a better understanding of Zestimates, you’ll probably have more appreciation for the Value Range we publish for each house. For detail on how ranges are calculated, read Home IN the Range.
- There was and still is some confusion about houses without Zestimates. To understand why your Zillow search returned a “Tax Assessed Value” or “Market Assessed Value”, check out When is a Zestimate not a Zestimate.
Other posts have tackled topics ranging from industry news to interesting happenings at our Seattle offices. To view
recent news, just scroll down this page and to go back further in time,
click the monthly archives on the right of this page. You can also search for specific topics (top right) and browse past posts by their categories (above each post and listed on the right).
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blog team”. Writings come from this team and other employees, including
posts by our CEO, Rich Barton and by our President, Lloyd Frink. Please make yourself at home here — consider adding us to your feed reader or subscribing to updates via e-mail. Mostly, though, please come back and join the conversation. Let us know what you think of what we write and if you have suggestions, please comment below or e-mail the blog team.