Monthly cheer from Zillow: $3,500 post-holiday bonus

Each month Zillow emails me to tell me how much my house is worth.  I write about it each time so we can all live the dream.  (All the articles here.)

I’m delighted to receive this Holiday Bonus in my email this morning:

Zillow Buzz

Slowly but surely, we’re clawing back to first-half 2009 levels.  Ahh, the good old days!

Zillow Buzz2

If all the months that I’ve been receiving updates on the townhouse, I think this month might be the most accurate.  One of my neighbors is on the market for $570,000 but has not sold.  One offer with a contingency, but that offer fell apart.  So it’s still on the market.

I’d love to know if you think there is value in upgrades and electronics.  The one for sale is pretty bare-bones.  Mine has a whole bunch of toys.  If giving advice to customers, my advice is normally that the bonus features don’t add value.  $25,000 in electronics, though?