Add automobile asset value like you do with Zillow

I really like how Quicken can pull a property value estimate from Zillow.  Can you implement a similar feature for automobiles that interfaces to Edmunds.com or Kelly Blue Book?  That would be awesome! Especially because autos depreciate faster than a property value changes.
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  • edited October 2018
    Hi mecowell,

    we are considering that feature for a future release.

    Regards
  • QPWQPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2016

    Hi mecowell,

    we are considering that feature for a future release.

    Regards

    Stoyan Kenderov, thanks for the feedback!

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  • narduknarduk Member
    edited March 2018
    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Automatically Update Value of an Asset.


    Is there a way to setup an asset such as a car or home to be automatically updated with its value from a source like kbb or zillow?
  • Ray WileyRay Wiley Member
    edited November 2018
    This is an excellent idea, and probably very easy to implement.  
  • QPWQPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018
    Ray Wiley said:

    This is an excellent idea, and probably very easy to implement.  

    Nothing like this is "easy to implement".  Implementing the Zillow integration went through several iterations to get it right.
  • Ray WileyRay Wiley Member
    edited November 2018
    Ray Wiley said:

    This is an excellent idea, and probably very easy to implement.  

    It's going to pull a price from an existing database and display it.  Thanks for your input, but seriously, this is like fishing from a barrel.
  • mshigginsmshiggins SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018
    Ray Wiley said:

    This is an excellent idea, and probably very easy to implement.  

    They had a KBB integration years ago and they dropped it as the cost didn't warrant usage.
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  • QPWQPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018
    Ray Wiley said:

    This is an excellent idea, and probably very easy to implement.  

    It's going to pull a price from an existing database and display it. 
    Thanks for your input, but seriously, this is like fishing from a
    barrel.
    No it doesn't work that way.  Someone doesn't just supply a database which would constantly be out of date for a business like Quicken Inc to use.

    Instead what they do is provide an API to contact the given service server and retrieve the information.

    Still sounds like a sounds easy right?

    First off we don't know if the provider would charge for such a service, and that might be a factor where they wouldn't do it, but I tend use past experience to guide what I see as "easy" for Quicken Inc.

    It seems easy enough, provide a dialog to put in the house address.
    Store information.
    Use API to get price, and check for errors and a such.
    Add GUI controls on account to display value.
    Make sure that this kind of account gets a special type so that you aren't displaying these controls on other asset types like a house account.
    Provide a system for it to update the register with this price if requested.

    So how did that go with the Zillow integration?

    For months the Zillow integration would stop for no reason, or the reason was you updated (patch install).  And there wasn't any way short deleting the account and starting over to get it back.

    The controls would show up on other asset accounts.
    Addresses that could be looked up on the Zillow website failed.

    And there were other annoying things with it for months until the ironed out all the bugs.
  • Ray WileyRay Wiley Member
    edited November 2018
    Ray Wiley said:

    This is an excellent idea, and probably very easy to implement.  

    Yep, OK, whatever.  It's as simple as pulling a value from KBB based on a Year/Make/Model.  That's it.  And it doesn't matter how complicated you think it is or how simple I think it is.  At the end of the day, this would be a nice feature to have and they will probably never implement it.  Why should they?  They wouldn't and they won't. 

    Perhaps if they went with Redfin instead of Zillow it wouldn't have been such a hassle.
  • Rocket J SquirrelRocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018
    Ray Wiley said:

    This is an excellent idea, and probably very easy to implement.  

    They also need mileage & condition of vehicle. Since you’d have to update that manually to get the value, you might as well go to kbb.com and do it.
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS.
    Now using QWin Premier subscription version on Win7 Pro.
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