Why a zestimate is not an accurate way to estimate your home's value

Zillow's Zestimate is simply an algorithm, that is only as accurate as the data behind it, meaning that it may be outdated or incorrect.

Zestimates should only be used as a broad guideline. It should not, in any way, be considered an appraisal.

A comparable market analysis from a local real estate agent and a professional appraisal of the home are the best ways to learn your home's true value.

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Sean Sonoda

When dealing with the competitive Hawaii Real Estate market, there’s no better resource than a local agent who has been in the business for over 15 years of experience. Born and raised on Oahu, Sean Sonoda offers expert knowledge in all aspects of the island, as well as local insight into neighboring islands. Sean carries an immense passion for providing people with their own piece of paradise.

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Brenda P.

Sean is hands down the Best Realtor® I've worked with. Sean and his team made the selling and buying process easy and stress-free for us. Sean was always there for us, he walked us thru every step and he knows his stuff. It's a...


Banez Ohana

Where do I start?! Just the thought of buying a house can be very scary and stressful. We were lucky enough to have amazing friends that referred us to Sean. Due to Covid-19 my husband and I were unsure if this was the right ti...



Sean is very professional and knowledgeable in the real estate market. He is very efficient and thorough, ensuring you understand the ins and outs of buying/selling property. He will even point out and mention things you wouldn...


T. Kerwin

Sean went above and beyond our expectations in helping us sell our house above our asking price. Then a month later, after looking at hundreds of condos, he helped us buy our new home with everything we wanted. Sean made us fee...


Shane & Keri G.

Sean Sonoda was such a pleasure to work with and he made our process of selling and purchasing our property so stress-free. His professionalism and warm demeanor made us feel so comfortable during this challenging time in our l...


N. Fontanilla

Sean is an awesome Realtor®! He made my first-time home buying experience easy and taught me a lot along the way. If you’re looking for an above and beyond realty experience, I recommend Sean.


Todd H.

Thank you Sean for everything! Sean is an amazing Realtor®! Very professional, caring, responsive, and provides his full services with “Aloha”. His expertise and resources allowed my family in finding the right home, prime loca...


Patricia K.

Awesome describes Sean. He has a vast knowledge of real estate. He is there every step of the way to guide you through either buying or selling. He is always available to answer questions even after your sale is completed. He r...


Michael F.

Mind blown. I can’t even describe how seamless it was purchasing our first home with Sean and his team. Looking at the process from open to close, I can honestly say that it was cake. Sean and his team were on it, they kept us ...


Cathy C.

My husband and I are very grateful to Sean for all his help with selling our property on Oahu. Despite me being in Utah for work, he communicated with us throughout the whole process. He went above and beyond to make sure all t...


Lon I.

Sean did a wonderful job in helping my wife and me purchase a condo in Waikiki. We live in North Idaho and decided we wanted a condo in Waikiki so we were directed to Sean. He contacted us to determine what we wanted in a condo...


Jean I.

My husband and I have been working with Sean over the past 3 years. During that time Sean has been completely patient with us. Throughout my husband's work schedule as well as my own he was able to accommodate us both by having...


Erika M.

As a first-time home buyer, I qualified for a Mortgage Credit Certificate (more commonly referred to as MCC). Sean educated me about this certificate and how it would allow me to claim a tax credit for a portion of my mortgage ...


Kim C.

Sean Sonoda is the ultimate professional. Sean helped us to sell my mom's condo and purchase our forever home. The timing required to execute the sale of the condo and purchase of our house had to be perfect, and Sean made it l...


Jaci G.

Sean assisted my husband and me with our first home purchase. He is very knowledgeable and always quick to answer any questions that we had throughout the process. Purchasing a home can be overwhelming but Sean helped us unders...


Dax Y.

If you are in need of a Realtor® then look no further. Mr. Sonoda found multiple buyers within a week of listing our condo and sold it for the best price possible. The purchase of our new home was contingent on selling the cond...


Kawaguchi J.

Sean has been our Real Estate Broker as a buyer once and will continue to be in the future. Sean is knowledgeable, understanding, honest, fun, and extremely thorough. On our transaction, we were on a time crunch finding a resid...


Buyer | Seller

If you are looking for an agent who goes above and beyond for his clients, then Sean Sonoda is your guy. I am having the pleasure of working with Sean and I am impressed by his professionalism and thoughtfulness. He is incredib...



As a third-time home buyer, this was the fastest, easiest, and most expensive Real Estate transaction I've been through. Thanks to Sean we were able to secure the home that we wanted, which is not an always easy thing to do on ...



We were buying a long distance from the Florida site and see. Sean was awesome he went and checked out homes for us and even videotaped the areas so that we can see what we were buying into. He was fast to respond and very effi...

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