What’s My Home Worth? Cons of Using Home Estimate Tools

We’ve all done it. Hungry for instant info about a home’s value, the lure of Zillow, Redfin, and other online home estimator tools beckon the homeowner to key in the address and get fast numbers. Sometimes the news is great; sometimes it’s disappointing. Truth is, the online sites lack information that only experienced realtors and appraisers know is essential, and often subjective, when valuing any property.

“The online estimators fail to tell an accurate story,” says Michael Carreno. “Subjective key details are nearly impossible for an online site to have.” Those subjective details ultimately impact the worth of your home. An experienced realtor or appraiser will seek key factors that include:

  • Recent updates (kitchens, bathrooms)
  • Condition of flooring, electrical, and plumbing
  • Landscaping
  • Proximity to parks, trains, busy streets, etc. and what it means for your house
  • Visual details that a realtor or appraiser would know is in alignment with market trends

PresGroup Realty has New Home Specialists who provide accurate
estimates to sell your home faster and save you frustration. Our New Home Specialists are ready for onsite visits and/or virtual visits to meet any Covidrelated social distancing concerns.

“We want to give our homeowners a personal experience while at the same time giving them the most accurate information that will help sell their home.”

Call us today and schedule an appointment and let our New Home Specialists get busy working to sell your house.