Well, I’m sure last to the party on this one. It’s after midnight, I just got home, and look what’s hit the fan…..
Reading everyone else’s comments, it seems that everything’s already been said and I hate to be repetitive, but I will point out that a variation of the “Make Me Move” feature has already been tried on another website, with not any publicized success, and the opposite of that feature is offered on Reply, where they allow a Buyer to make an unsolicited offer on an unlisted property. Again, no published success rate for that. If it WAS working, I’m sure they’d have some process to get the word out.
Some commentators have been talking about this being the dawn of a national MLS, but again, Zillow’s going to have to get a feed from each and every MLS to make that work, and I doubt that will happen.
By relying on individuals to input, to keep their listings accurate, they also have to rely on individuals to REMOVE their listings when sold. If they don’t keep up on it, they’ll have an unusable database full of expired and sold listings, like Yahoo Real Estate.
Other than those few things, I’d have to say I like what I see and look forward to exploring the new features Zillow has to offer. Knowledge is power, after all.