Has Anybody been able to access this

Has Anybody been able to access this

Postby Ali Gator » Dec 22nd, 2017, 5:17 pm

The recent Story Castanet ran regarding a website ReMax has to estimate what your house is worth does not seem to be as simple as the story implies. Wondering if anyone else has been able to find out what their house is worth in "10 seconds"? https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/2 ... rices-fast

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Re: Has Anybody been able to access this

Postby kelownman » Dec 22nd, 2017, 5:35 pm

yes, but the caveat is that the house cannot be for sale on the MLS system.

for example if you listed 1374 mcBride RD, and clicked on "address suggestions" it will only show the listing. but if you entered 1370 McBride RD and clicked on "address suggestions" for that address you would get a home value estimate.

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Re: Has Anybody been able to access this

Postby Fancy » Dec 22nd, 2017, 5:35 pm

I tried a couple of different addresses - what a muck up.
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Re: Has Anybody been able to access this

Postby dodgerdodge » Dec 22nd, 2017, 5:40 pm

Worked for my house. Wow maybe i should sell! :biggrin:
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Re: Has Anybody been able to access this

Postby Fancy » Dec 22nd, 2017, 5:45 pm

Just shows me a google map of where I live - nothing about my house.
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Re: Has Anybody been able to access this

Postby elkrub » Dec 22nd, 2017, 5:51 pm

Mine said..."not a Re/max listing"
Home Estimate is not available for this property.
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Re: Has Anybody been able to access this

Postby Bsuds » Dec 22nd, 2017, 5:54 pm

Just gave a range of prices for mine, nothing I didn't know already.
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Re: Has Anybody been able to access this

Postby Piecemaker » Dec 22nd, 2017, 5:58 pm

^^ditto


Just look at the houses for sale around yours and you will get a pretty good idea what yours is worth.
It's possible to do all the right things and still get a bad result.
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Re: Has Anybody been able to access this

Postby elkrub » Dec 22nd, 2017, 5:59 pm

Does it work for anyone in Joe Rich? Maybe in Doesn't go that High.... :biggrin:

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Re: Has Anybody been able to access this

Postby Bsuds » Dec 22nd, 2017, 6:01 pm

elkrub wrote:Does it work for anyone in Joe Rich? Maybe in Doesn't go that High.... :biggrin:


There may not be enough home sales recently for it to get an average.
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Re: Has Anybody been able to access this

Postby Bpeep » Dec 22nd, 2017, 6:19 pm

How anyone thinks they can come close to estimating the value of someone's home without looking at it in and out is laughable. Thinking they can go by area or postal code is just as stupid.
There's no accuracy at all.
It's just another marketing tool in an effort to maintain name recognition and garner new listings.
It's as stupid as saying Queenie's car is parked over there, therefore its value is X.
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Re: Has Anybody been able to access this

Postby Bpeep » Dec 22nd, 2017, 6:20 pm

elkrub wrote:Does it work for anyone in Joe Rich? Maybe in Doesn't go that High.... :biggrin:


It works for nobody.
People are just gullible enough to believe it does.
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Re: Has Anybody been able to access this

Postby RVThereYet » Dec 22nd, 2017, 6:58 pm

removed.
Last edited by Triple 6 on Dec 22nd, 2017, 8:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: take it up with Castanet, not on the forums. thanks.

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Re: Has Anybody been able to access this

Postby Fancy » Dec 22nd, 2017, 8:07 pm

Ali Gator made me do it....
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Re: Has Anybody been able to access this

Postby lightspeed » Dec 22nd, 2017, 8:42 pm

Bman wrote:
elkrub wrote:Does it work for anyone in Joe Rich? Maybe in Doesn't go that High.... :biggrin:


It works for nobody.
People are just gullible enough to believe it does.



It's a shoddy piece of work, that's for sure.
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