Why Zestimates are Afraid of the Truth - Video
Zestimates from Zillow, along with other AVM's (Automated Valuation Model) are afraid of the truth that our local Carolina MLS and vibrant Charlotte NC community of professional real estate agents are worth their weight in gold. Google searches "selling my home WITH a realtor", "selling my home WITHOUT a realtor", "selling my home myself", or "selling my home on Zillow" indicate that we would all like to save on REALTOR® fees, right? And even though the internet has leveled the playing field for researching and buying many things, do you really want to handle a major transaction like this on your own? Meet Chris Nordyke - a 25 year real estate professional - who discusses a checklist for selling your home for those thinking about selling their south Charlotte, Weddington, Waxhaw, or Wesley Chapel NC home. His answers could surprise you!
What is the Selling My Home Process?
What is My Home Worth to Sell in Charlotte?
As Chris Nordyke and I discuss in this exclusive YouTube real estate video, there are a number of factors which answer the question, "What is my home worth in Charlotte according to Zillow or Trulia?" You see, the Zestimate is the Second Ingredient. What I mean by that is, if you're just wanting an instant "What is my home worth Calculator" answer or a "What is my home worth Free Estimate" answer, then yeah, hang out on Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Movoto. Any by the way, I admire you for wanting to maximize the value of the equity you have in your home. But did you really hear Chris Nordyke's precise and insightful answer relative to WHEN you bought your home and HOW that equity shifted, and WHERE we each might fit into today's market?
If Zillow is the Second Ingredient if I'm Thinking About Selling My Home...
Okay, YES I am a licensed real estate sales agent in the Charlotte NC metro area, licensed in both NC and SC. And YES, I'd love to help you. And NO, I'm not a discount Broker. But if you're watching real estate broker's tours on my YouTube channel, you already know that my approach to this real estate game is different. And I'm strong about marketing in a digital age, and how to get more "eyeballs on the listing" using full motion video tours of your property, including drone videos as needed. And if you want to see one of my unique URL internet address Single Property Websites I use for my Charlotte NC listings, it's HERE>.
The Zestimate is the Second Ingredient
That what is the first? So, with both Chris Nordyke and me working together in that important process of selling your home, I believe you'll agree that Zestimates are not the most important ingredient if you're asking "What about selling my home on my own without a Realtor?". And trust me, that one of Charlotte's great REALTORS® like Lars or Leigh Brown would much rather complete a transaction to close with another real estate professional listing agent. Having a team and office support to oversee the many moving parts of the complex real estate sales transaction to get you to the closing table just might be the First Ingredient. And THAT'S why Zestimates are afraid of the truth!