Changing or adjusting the value of your property on Zillow can make a difference. Here are a few things you can do to help you change the Zestimate.
Start by putting your address in and finding your property on Zillow. Make sure to use the street address, street number, and zip code. If you're in a very rural area, it may be a bit harder to find the property.
Once you find the property, you will need to claim it. This is simply done by clicking the "Update my Zestimate" or "Edit" button. Then, you will be asked to sign in to Zillow.
If you've never signed into Zillow before, just click "I Don't have a Password" and fill in the information. Next, you will confirm the owner of the property.
Zillow will email you after you do this, which allows you to adjust or edit the profile and the property now.
There are three things you can do to improve your Zestimate on Zillow.
First, you want to go into the property and make some changes to the features, rooms, bedrooms, baths, square footage, and anything that has to do with the home features.
Second, you can upload an appraisal you have had done recently. Whether it was for a refinance or another reason, you can upload this document to help improve your Zestimate.
Third, you can add what you think the property is worth, but you want to make sure it's as accurate as possible to give the property a good representation online.
The best way to ensure you get the most accurate value on Zillow for your property is to contact a real estate agent to pull comparable sales in the area. A good real estate agent can look at the comps to ensure the value you submit to Zillow is accurate based on the current market conditions.
Even if you're not looking to sell, it's important to claim your property and have a proper value on Zillow. Over time, Zillow will show the trend of your property, which means, when it's time to sell, you want the trend to show up correctly.
If Zillow doesn't have enough information, the valuation won't be correct. However, by claiming your property and making the right changes to the profile for your property, you'll be able to show the most accurate trend on Zillow. Then, when it's time to sell, you'll be ready and so will Zillow's profile for your property.