Zillow Talk: Why Zillow Listings Are Wrong

 Zillow is the Industry Leader… In Old Listings

Here’s a horror story for you:

It’s a dark and stormy night and you’re browsing Zillow for home listings in Asheville. Finally, you’ve done it—you found the house of your dreams. A bungalow in Montford with restored wood floors and an updated kitchen. Best of all—it’s in your price range. You immediately contact the realtor, and they’re confused.

They pause for a minute and then say in shock:

“That house has been off the market for three months!”

 Beware the Zillow Zombies

 The Zillow nightmare isn’t a scene from the Twilight Zone—it’s a real thing that is happening to homebuyers in Asheville every day. They see a great listing, get their hopes up, and find out they missed the boat by a long shot. Why is that?

The answer is simple: Zillow listings are old.

Incredibly old.

In a hot home market like Asheville, North Carolina, most homes sell within a few days or a few weeks. When a home is listed for sale, it hits the local MLS listings in a few minutes. Some studies show it will take up to nine days for that same listing to hit the national search engines like Zillow and Trulia.

Not only are listings late to the market, but they’re also slow to be taken down. Realtors have found that 36% of the listings on Zillow were no longer for sale in the local MLS. Many of those listings you see online are Zillow Zombies—long since sold, but still stalking the internet looking for hopeful homebuyers.

Make Real Estate Shopping a Dream Come True

 It doesn’t have to be like this, though. Keller Williams Asheville is here to save you from your home-buying nightmare with insider info, accurate listings, and a team of experts who know the market in and out.

All of our agents know the local MLS inside and out—we’re getting our listings 9 days before Zillow and our clients are the ones buying those listings up long before they find their way to the internet. We have all of the latest listing info down to the minute, and we also know where all the hidden gems are—homes that are perfect for your budget and location that are lingering on the market longer than expected.

Keller Williams Asheville agents also have something else Zillow doesn’t have: a connection to the community. We all live and work in the Asheville area, and have sold thousands of homes to buyers like you. We’re well connected, and it’s not uncommon for one of our realtors to know about prospective sellers who haven’t even listed their home yet. It pays to have insider info, especially in a market like Asheville.

Browse for Homes on An Accurate Map

 So, Keller Williams Asheville has the listings, the insider info, and the market knowledge.

But do we have an online database? You bet we do. In fact, you can click here right now to search Asheville homes for sale on a map like Zillow but with our agent giving you insider information!

Go ahead and check it out! Our listings are always accurate, always up to date. No Zillow Zombies, we promise.

If you’re looking for homes for sale in Asheville, the Keller Williams Asheville experience can’t be beat—especially by a site like Zillow. We are dedicated to helping you find the best home for your needs, and our friendly team is there to help at every step in the process—from casual browsers to shark investors to families ready to find their dream home, we’re here for you.

Oh, and did we mention that (unlike some sites) we will never sell your personal data? Trust us—your days of browsing online home listings in Asheville are over.



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