I frequently hear people complaining about home information being outdated on web-sites such as Zillow and HotPads.

A letter to the editor was sent to the Florida Realtors complaining about this issue "Home info on Zillow.com is outdated". For Realtors this is a complaint we hear all the time. Zillow touts that they have the "Real estate Edge" and HotPads claims that they are "the place to find your place".

Zillow produces estimated values for homes, I have seen these estimates go far outside of the ballpark with these estimated values. Homes are different, your home might be in much better condition than your neighbors. How is Zillow going to know that without looking at your property? If you really are considering selling your property and want to know the value of it, talk to a Realtor. Most Realtors will make a Comparative Market Analysis for you for free. We do.

Hotpads syndicate listings all over the web to their site and in my experience, their rental listings are often already rented when people start to call to ask about the property.

Real estate is local, talk to your local Realtor to buy or sell a home.

**Edit on March 29th 8:21pm** Zillow has posted a comment in response to this blog, please click on "View Comments" to read the response.

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