Zillow or Redfin?

Amazon Laurel
Jun 2, 2018 19 Comments

Which website is closest to reality as it pertains to house value? Redfin is usually 50-80k lower than Zillow.

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  • Google yue
    Frankly none.
    Jun 2, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng lolhiman
    Redfin is more accurate for my house. I think Zillow gets confused because I have an average house in a neighborhood with a lot of totally ridiculous mansions.
    Jun 2, 2018 0
  • Better accuracy is to look at homes that have *sold* recently that are comparable to your place. Both websites show that information.
    Jun 2, 2018 1
    • Microsoft Devmain
      This. Redfin shows which 6 homes it looked to estimate the value ( under similar sold homes ) if you think they are really similar to your home then Redfin estimate would be accurate. If not then it will be off
      Jun 2, 2018
  • Pandora dipthong
    I have found the opposite to be true - Zillow lower valuation than Redfin. Take the average.
    Jun 2, 2018 0
  • Intel / Eng
    pdca

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    pdcamore
    Done it. Cost savings are real. Traditional Realtors don't like them much..
    Jun 3, 2018 2
    • Amazon Laurel
      OP
      Did you find it more difficult in anyway? Did you feel like you were still given the same time and attention that traditional realtors tend to give their clients? I’ve also heard realtors won’t show Redfin listed homes because they know the commission is less. Did you find that to be true? Thanks!
      Jun 3, 2018
    • Intel / Eng
      pdca

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      pdcamore
      No issues.. this is free money for grabs. Traditional Realtors and their ecosystem is against redfin since they are disruptive.. in the end everyone wants deal to be done. I have bought 2 homes with redfin and sold 1.
      Jun 3, 2018
  • Google / Eng OAGb68
    Redfin hans down, zillow misses a lot of data
    Jun 2, 2018 2
    • Google / Eng OAGb68
      My comment is just for bau btw
      Jun 2, 2018
    • Google / Eng OAGb68
      *bay
      Jun 2, 2018
  • Volvo / Eng
    fcvP36

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    What if you're the owner and Redfin is showing an estimate that's way lower than Zillow ? What would you do ?
    Jul 29, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng Tootsiedoo
      Get an actual realtor to appraise it.
      Jul 29, 2018
  • Intel / Eng
    pdca

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    pdcamore
    Redfin has far better algorithm that works for most areas..
    Jun 2, 2018 0
  • Amazon Laurel
    OP
    Also, has anyone sold their home using Redfin? Is the cost savings worth not going the more traditional route in which you pay more fees?
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • PayPal wMtT48
    It is a hit or miss at both. I own two houses that are just across the street.
    I bought one through Redfin and for that Redfin shows higher value than Zillow.
    I rent out the other house via Zillow and for that, Zillow shows higher and more realistic value compared to Redfin (even though Redfin has sold a lot of homes similar to my rental).
    So... it depends on the data points they have for the house and when they care to apply those data points. Some estimates are more accurate than others for both.
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • Proofpoint (+_+)
    I like using redfin map of what sold in the last month. It's under the option a tab.
    Jun 2, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    Bori

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    At Seattle eastside, Zillow estimate is usually 10% higher than Redfin. Redfin is closer but tends to trail the current fast trend.
    Jun 2, 2018 0
  • Twitch GncopwNskd
    Both showing the same value for mine in SF mid peninsula.
    Jun 2, 2018 0