Zillow Adds Sale Listings

Sellers can now post homes for sale on Zillow, a feature the free online home valuation service added today.

    LAT: “….Sellers working with or without brokers will be able to set a price, post photos and descriptions of their properties, link to other websites and communicate with potential buyers via e-mail. When a listing is posted, a flag will pinpoint its location on a community map.”

Keeping up with the Jones’ just got a little more transparent. — BEN POPKEN

Zillow [Official Site]

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  1. Good. This is another nail in the coffin of the scam called “Real Estate Brokerage.”

    If we’re lucky, Zillow will make the MLS obsolete, and then no one will have to pay 5% of their home to some college dropout for access to the MLS.

  2. spanky says:

    Someone sent me a link to that site a while ago.

    According to their historical data, there was a month or so a few years back when my house inexplicably quadrupled in value. It went right back down to normal after that, but I was totally rich that month and I didn’t even know it.

    I checked my neighbors’ houses, too, but their values only doubled or tripled. What a bunch of losers.

  3. jitrobug says:

    I’m 100% with crayonshinobi. Real estate agents are increasingly unnecessary, and MLS is absurdly overpriced for what they do.

    It wasn’t the most expensive, but I think the most ridiculous thing I saw when I bought my first house a year ago was a $65 email fee.

    Maybe zillow will add title company services too.

  4. pestie says:

    “We’re sorry. We encountered a problem performing this search. Please wait a few seconds, then refresh the page or search again.” This, for every single search I try. Greaaaat service, here, Zillow!

  5. rich815 says:

    Pestie, make sure you are using proper address protocol. Double check that using the USPS.com site. Then again, some addresses will not come up with accurate searches or searches at all particularly rural places, areas with greatly varying housing sizes and types and condominiums. Zillow is certainly not the accurate end-all but it’s better than nothing and kind of cool, IMO.