Why Can't You Trust Zillow with Your Home's Value?

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You have probably heard about the online real estate site Zillow. Their Zestimate feature is a popular tool that many homeowners use to find the value of their home. The question is, can you trust Zillow with such an important task?

Zillow is a great resource for certain real estate information. In fact, we put our listings on Zillow because we understand that many buyers begin the search there. However, if you want Zillow to give you an accurate evaluation of your home's value, you need to read the fine print: Zillow admits that their Zestimates are only accurate about 7% of the time! If I was inaccurate 93% of the time, I don't think I would have been in business for 25 years!

Bottom line: accuracy is crucial when selling your home!

When one of our agents walks through your home, they will be able to give you a very good idea of what your home is truly worth. They know how you home compares to similar homes in your neighborhood. Zillow has no way of accounting for your upgrades, like new carpet and granite countertops, your new patio, or the amazing view your home has. Our agents will compare your home to other homes on the market to give you an accurate estimate and a price range for how much your home will sell for!

Many people also don't realize that selling a home isn't as easy as simply throwing it up online. Negotiations, detailed paperwork, inspections, and appraisals are just a few of the many complicated aspects of the selling process. Zillow can't help with those things, but an experienced agent can! Marketing and experience will sell a home faster, for more money, and will eliminate the pitfalls associated with selling For Sale By Owner.

If you have any questions about your home's true value, or if you want to work with the most experienced agents in the Harrisburg area, give us a call or shoot us a quick email. We would love to assist you!