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By Jay Gates - Have you ever Zillow’d yourself?  It is like googling yourself but substitute your home's address to get the zestimate of what it is “worth”.  If my clients relied on the Zestimate to list their home they could potentially miss out on a substantial amount of money.  For example; 6335 Birchdale Ct. in Anderson Twp, Ohio: “A beautifully maintained Tri-level on a Cul-De-Sac street. Enjoy skylights, newly remodeled master bath and a kitchen with a walkout patio.  Lovely wooded private back yard with mature trees.  New HVAC 2015, part...

There is a lot of transition happening in the world of Real Estate.  Zillow is buying Trulia and Move Inc (owner of the Realtor.com website) was recently purchased by Rupert Murdock and his News Corp organization.  There is a battle over which site will generate the largest share of visitors and Move Inc just landed a pretty big blow to the quality of Zillow's listing base. Learn why you should be cautious of the information found (and not found to be more accurate) as you set out to buy or sell...