Jason Farris, FresYes Realty founder and owner, said houses for sale by owner were reduced 50%. Buyers wanted in on the deals, he said. His contacts led him to believe a bot hack attacked the online company affecting Fresno listings and many across the country.
Zillow confirmed on Friday that it was not a bot hack.
“Zillow was not hacked nor did a bot infiltrate our website,” a company statement said. “Inaccurate listings were manually submitted and our team has addressed the situation.”