In 2015 they parted ways with with Listhub which was their contracted provider of all the data on available listings. Have you noticed that over the past 2 years Zillow simple didn't have all the available listings and their data is frequently incorrect?
Now, Zillow is trying to force participation with their website from all the multiple listing services and directly with brokerages like our RE/MAX offices.
Quite honestly, Zillow does not feature every listing on the MLS and rarely are their "zestimates" correct.
(please go to bottom of zillow website, click on zestimates, scroll down. It shows they are off on their zestimates by 5, 10, and even 20-30% on the values of homes- yikes!)
Although Zillow can be a fun tool to play with for many buyers and sellers, REALTORs are consistently having to correct the errors of the poor information they provide to our clients.
Please understand that Zillow is an information gathering tool and NOT a multiple listing service. Keep in mind their data is often incorrect and rely on your real estate professional to keep you up-to-date with the most current listings on the market.
Please consult with your local expert here.
Thank you JD Moshier