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fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
29735 posts

Is it worth using the Zillow "Make Me Move" feature?

Posed this question in the OT over the weekend, figured I'd give it a shot here since no one had experience using the feature.

Seems like this is just a FSBO type front when surfing Zillow. The Zestimates are obviously shit, my house zestimates about 80k more than its actual worth, but wondering if anyone has an actual story of getting hits with Make Me Move.

Not planning on selling until March because of some sprucing up repairs, but would move now to keep from doing them.

Am I just opening myself up to spam and agents trying to get my listing or is their a chance there are actual serious buyers?
This post was edited on 9/3 at 12:19 pm



Teddy Ruxpin
LSU Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Oct 2006
22311 posts

re: Is it worth using the Zillow "Make Me Move" feature?
If you are worried about spam just open some BS hotmail email or something.


fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
29735 posts

re: Is it worth using the Zillow "Make Me Move" feature?
I already have one that responds with the name Jack Mehoff. Might want to create a new one if I go that route.

Also kind of hard to fake my real address.
This post was edited on 9/3 at 1:27 pm


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ItNeverRains
LSU Fan
Franklin, TN
Member since Oct 2007
7692 posts

re: Is it worth using the Zillow "Make Me Move" feature?
Nothing on Zillow is worth anything. No realtors will bug you, but these marketing companies will annoy you to death. They then try to sell your info to realtors, and some young realtors with no mentoring will actually buy their shitty service. It is a scam IMO. If you want a realtor or what to know what your house is worth, ask friends to recommend someone or do your own homework.


MoreOrLes
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2008
18670 posts

re: Is it worth using the Zillow "Make Me Move" feature?
quote:

If you want a realtor or what to know what your house is worth, ask friends to recommend someone and do your own homework.



What Realtors in your area are spending the most money on getting their listings out in the publics eye?

Do they pay for their own ads and or website or is it provided by their broker?

Realtors that you interview and compare (At least 3 IMO)........How many homes have they sold. Last 3 years, last year, last 6 months.

When is the last time they went on vacation and where? If they travel or vacation a lot ,,they arent working.



Just a few pointers


SanFranTiger
LSU Fan
San Francisco, CA
Member since Sep 2003
3703 posts

re: Is it worth using the Zillow "Make Me Move" feature?
I have a Make Me Move price on mine. i figured if I start getting a lot of calls from realtors wanting to list it, then I'll know the market value is coming near what I have as the "make me move" price.

I already have a realtor I've used 3 times and I will always use her


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NC_Tigah
LSU Fan
Carolinas
Member since Sep 2003
59017 posts

re: Is it worth using the Zillow "Make Me Move" feature?
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Nothing on Zillow is worth anything.
Come on now.

Even the Zillow estimate can be helpful in general terms.

But, Map searching is helpful.
Recent area sales and ppsf are helpful.
Stats, house pics, taxes, asking price, pricing history, and sales history is helpful.
Not having to comb multiple sites in an initial search is helpful.



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fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
29735 posts

re: Is it worth using the Zillow "Make Me Move" feature?
quote:

If you want a realtor or what to know what your house is worth, ask friends to recommend someone or do your own homework.


Have a good idea of where the house would be priced, probably +/-5k because of recent houses being sold on the same street.

Up in the air on this still, haven't found much on independent opinions online.


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