Millions of consumers visit Zillow every month. Most understand that the Zestimate is an estimate of the value of a home, and that it should be used as a starting point. When combined with the guidance of real estate professionals, the Zestimate can help consumers make more informed financial decisions about their homes.
We recommend that real estate agents and other professionals gain a basic understanding of how the Zestimate is calculated and how to read the Zestimate Accuracy Chart. This will help them explain to their clients why the Zestimate is a good starting point and historical reference, but should not be used for the final pricing of a home.
Real estate professionals can also help their clients claim their home on Zillow, update the home facts and account for any work they have done on the property. A home's Zillow listing is often the first impression for prospective buyers, and accurate information helps attract interest.