Your report will be prepared by a human being, and due to that, it won't be "instant", but will be accurate. Give your neighborhood local expert 24 hours to get it back to you!
Don't be guessing what the value is or going by what soandso said about their neighbors house that sold 4 miles away. Get accurate information that can save you thousands!
The most important information we need is your address. We'll also need the best contact information for us to send the report to.
With our exclusive access to past sales close to your home, knowledge of the current market, and your home's unique features, we'll calculate an estimated home value.
We'll send over your ACCURATE home value report as soon as possible. Even if you're not planning on selling anytime soon, knowing the value can help you plan for the future.
We're humans so our home value reports are all researched thoroughly and made possible by years of experience and local expertise.
Online estimates from Zillow, OpenDoor, RedFin, and or any online home evaluator using an algorithm is NOT a VALID replacement for a comparative market analysis from a real estate expert.
The value of inaccuracy is actually pretty compelling. According to Zillow.com, their Zestimates are based on an algorithm that is pretty complicated to understand, even for us real estate agents. We understand importance of comparing homes in the same area, but we also know how many other factors can increase/decrease that number that are not included in the "algorithm."
That's a million-dollar question (literally). Zillow actually had a contest awarding $1M to whoever can improve the algorithm. Here's an exact quote on how they explain their calculations.
Getting an "instant" home value is appealing. Not having to talk to someone is appealing, but there's a cost to that approach. Instant doesn't mean ACCURATE. When something is as important as the value of your home, accuracy matters more!
There are hundreds of factors that we take into consideration when estimating your home' value, and no two reports are the same. We first take a look at your address. This allows us to see how much neighboring homes have sold for, the desirability of the neighborhood you live in, unique features of your home and the surrounding geographical area, and many more factors.
After we have a good idea of what that looks like, we then can go more in-depth with our research, including checking the condition of your home, taking into consideration any updates you've made that could make it worth more than your neighbor's.
None of our home value reports run on an algorithm, and this information isn't available to us or you at the push of a button.
If you're like most people that we meet with, you think that the longer your home stays on the market, the more offers will come in, creating competition around your home, resulting in the highest offer possible.
It's basically like an auction, right? WRONG. The longer your home stays on the market, the less likely it will sell for asking price (or above).
But your home isn't a rare piece of art. Amongst a sea of other homes for sale, yours will quickly become stale and buyers will wonder why it hasn't sold yet.
According to a study by Zillow, homes that were on the market for about two months sold at 5% below asking price, and homes that were on the market for the longest amount of time (11 months on average) sold at 12% below list price.
Homes that ended up selling at or above listing price sold right away.
Having an accurate, and more importantly, realistic pricing strategy from the start is how your home will be sold for the most money and quickly. You don't want to price your home too low and neither do we. But you also don't want to let it sit on the market for too long.