Don’t Trust a “Zestimate!” Computers Don’t Sell Homes!

If you’re like many Fountain Hills home sellers what’s the first thing you do when you are trying to determine the value of your home? You go to Zillow, enter your home’s address and view the zestimate. Ok so you are either totally bummed because the price is way lower than you expected or you are jumping for joy because it’s much higher, either way the zestimate is not correct.

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The home values on Zillow are computer generated from public and user submitted data. That means they take all the sold properties in any given area and take a random guess of what your property is worth.

To get an more accurate value of your property you have to compare yours to other recent comparable sold homes ( within 3-6 months) in your neighborhood. Also, you need to access the square footage, recent updates, location, views and all the other features that make your home special.

If you’re in the market to sell your Fountain Hills home it is in your best interest to get the advice of a local Realtor such as myself. The key is to look at sold homes that are similar to yours and within a mile radius if possible. You also want to look at active and pending listings so you know what your competition is. By comparing your home to the current homes for sale you can select a list price that makes your home stand out as the best choice for a buyer.

So remember Zillow, provides a lot of good information but when it comes to your specific home, but computers don’t sell homes!!! Real estate is local, so why not let me provide my own “Zestimate.” Remember no one really knows what your home is worth, everything is just an opinion of value but I can surely give you a more accurate idea of your homes value than Zillow. Have you ever heard the saying “Your Home is Only Worth What a Buyer Will Pay for it” getting an accepted offer, that is the real value of your home.

I also offer a pre- listing home appraisal by a  Certified Residential Appraiser who happens to live in Fountain Hills. If there aren;t enough comps or your home is very unique this helps to determine value and is an objective third party opinion.

I live and work in Fountain Hills and I absolutely love it! I would love to share my knowledge of this unique community and all it has to offer. Feel free to call or email me anytime to get more info about the place that I love to call home!

I would be happy to give you a quick opinion of value via email. Just fill out the form below and I will email you a complete detailed report. Please keep in mind, that until I see your home in person, this is only an estimated price range.

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