Scott is really HGTV & I am Zillow - alot like Donny & Marie...She's a little bit country and he is a little bit rock & roll. Zillow & HGTV How Joanna Gaines & Al Gore have effected our real estate market. Joanna & Chip Gaines - Fixer Upper My belief is that HGTV is had far more impact on our business than Zillow. Buyers, although there are more of them than there are houses, are very picky about the condition and the look and the quality of the home. Joanna Gaines has single-handedly fudged the system for many sellers. Folks want gray walls.. or greige walls and not blue walls. Period. They want new sinks, faucets, baths, roofs, hvac, ship lap and they want it at a discount. They don't/cant pay for it themselves. Many new home buyers have great credit and no cash, hence the discount. Scott is our person that tells the seller.. this is what buyers want. This is what you can get for your house if you put a little more $$$ into it and do it fast... If you don't, you miss the market. Zillow & Its Zestimate Zillow can't get inside the house.. so there numbers are false. How false is up for debate and the market. Zillow has found a niche that no one has been able to beat. Valuing a home and not calling it an appraisal. An appraisal requires a license and education. Zillow uses an "al gore rhythm" to provide the #zestimate. Buyers like to use the number, or #zestimate, as a tool to negotiate. My personal opinion is that Zillow is for entertainment. All real estate is local. Zillow only can look at numbers. It is automated. Zillow doesn't know if you have 17000 mountain dew cans inside of your house or not. Folks have been tried to sue Zillow for messing up values and buying/selling opportunities and Zillow has proven itself to be teflon. See elow to see a bedroom full of #mountaindew cans.