The Reality of Online Estimates

If the last year has taught us anything, it’s the importance of personal connection. With so many meetings, gatherings and even family holidays turned into virtual events, we’ve missed out on the sights, the smells, the noise, and the handshakes and hugs. We’ve missed out on these experiences. Technology just can’t replace personal connection.

Similarly, in real estate, so much about home has to do with the “experience.” The views, the impact of noise from a busy road, the neighborhood, the smells – all have an effect on the way a house feels. This just doesn’t translate into data and algorithms. Online property valuations can easily be up to 10% off, and sometimes more! For accurate information, you need an in-person valuation with someone who knows the local market. You need someone who will actually walk through your home with you, and take the time to understand what you love about your home, updates that you have done over the years and other details that make it a wonderful place to live.

If you’re wondering what your home may be worth in today’s market, don’t hesitate to reach out, even if you are just thinking about making a move. I would love to give you all of the information you need to help you make an educated and smart decision that will help you get top dollar when you decide to sell. What you should not do is simply trust in some tech company’s algorithm to pinpoint the value of your home. A clear example of this is what happened recently with Zillow and they are even scaling back their “offers” program as well as their home buying division. In any case, information is power, so please be informed before making the monumental decision of selling your home, and calling an experienced realtor is certainly your best bet in understanding the value of your home. If you’re interested in selling, click the contact me link above and reach out.