Report: Zillow says listing of Mar-a-Lago estate sale was ‘incorrect’

FILE - An aerial view of President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is seen Aug. 10, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla. A third defendant has been charged alongside former President Donald Trump and his valet in the classified documents case in Florida, court records show. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File) (Steve Helber, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Zillow confirmed in a statement to Newsweek Friday that a listing that showed former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago luxury estate in Palm Beach had been purchased earlier this month was “incorrect.”

The listing has since been updated from “sold” to “off market.”

“Zillow strives for accuracy on our site and if we become aware of inaccurate information, we will update it immediately. After an investigation, it appears that the information provided was incorrect. We’ve corrected the information on this property,” the statement read.

Zillow’s correction comes after the former president’s son, Eric Trump, said in a statement that “Mar-a-Lago has absolutely not been sold nor will it ever be. This rumor is asinine.”

The “sale” was reported on Aug. 4 just weeks before Trump surrendered himself to authorities on Thursday at the Fulton County jail in Georgia, where he was booked on 13 felony counts.

A report by The Daily Express initially stated that Trump had not really sold the property, but simply transferred its ownership to an organization owned by his son, Donald Trump Jr.

The listing, which was still available on Zillow’s website Friday morning, showed that a 5,061-square-foot residence at 1100 S Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach was sold for $422 million.

The home was not listed by Zillow as “Mar-a-Lago,” however the address is that of Trump’s Palm Beach residence.

According to the Zillow listing, the last time the property was sold was on April 6, 1995, which is the exact date when Trump turned the residence into the Mar-a-Lago Club. At the time, Zillow said the property was acquired for $12 million.

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Ryan Mackey is a Digital Journalist at WPLG. He was born in Long Island, New York, and has lived in Sunrise, Florida since 1994.