How Do You Put a Listing on Zillow?

Zillow is the most popular property listing site with over 160 million visitors to the site each month. By listing your house on Zillow as a home owner you save a lot in fees including agent fees while getting unlimited exposure for your property.

Despite the advantages of listing your property on Zillow, many homeowners do not do so because the process of listing a property on Zillow is an arduous one. If you find the task too daunting, you can use Zillow's Agent Finder feature to find a real estate agent in your area.

The process of listing a house on Zillow is as follows:

1. Create an account

The first step in listing your house on Zillow is to create an account on the platform. Joining Zillow will provide you with the opportunity to claim your home which simply means proving that you are indeed the owner of the property on Zillow.

Once you open the account you will be asked to claim your home to gain owner access to the platform. You have several ways through which you can confirm ownership of your property on Zillow.

One of the options includes typing your home address in Zillow. You will then be redirected to the owner dashboard where you can claim your house.

2. Gather data from the owner dashboard

When a property is sold several times, the information about it on Zillow will be automatically updated. However, a lot of this information tends to be either imprecise or totally inaccurate.

When you claim your property on Zillow, go to 'Edit Facts' on your owner dashboard. Edit the information about your home and add photos and videos if you want as proof.

The owner dashboard in Zillow can also help you find data on the real estate market. The 'Selling This Home' feature can help you know the amount of search traffic for your home and the best time to sell it.

3. Evaluate your home value

Getting the correct sale price for your property is paramount to listing your house on Zillow. Zillow will give you an estimate of your home value called a 'Zestimate' based on a variety of factors but it is often wrong.

One of the tools you can use on Zillow to evaluate your home's value is to look at similar properties to yours and see their value. This is, however, ill advised as you will be comparing estimates not actual home values.

You can decide to hire a third party for an objective appraisal f your property's value. You may have to pay a price for a third party evaluation, but your home value will be known with a lot more accuracy.

4. Add photos and videos

Photos and videos are great tools for creating interest in your listing on Zillow. Though you may not have the funds to hire a professional photographer, you should take good photos and use good digital photo editing tools.

Enhancing photos your place on Zillow is a good idea that gives them more appeal. Take photos from different angles and time of day to ensure that you get the most appealing photos.

A walk through video of your property can also be a great aid in listing your house. The strength of most Smartphone cameras means you can make a great video of your home for free.

5. Create the listing

Once you have all the data and additional resources for your listing, it is time to finish making the listing on Zillow. You can do this by:

  1. Go to the Zillow homepage
  2. Click 'Sell'
  3. Click 'For Sale by Owner'
  4. Confirm location
  5. Confirm price
  6. Add photos and videos
  7. Click 'Save and Continue' to finish your listing.

If you have any issues with the process above, you can find Zillow's contact information on GetHuman.

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