Is Your Home Worth More Than Your “Zestimate”?

Property Value

There are so many sites that promise accurate home value estimates automatically. But are they actually correct? And can you trust them?

The truth is that many of these websites have been known to be way off – sometimes as much as $100,000 or more.

Here’s why automatic estimates can fail:

  • They use your whole city’s data (and sometimes the county’s), not just your neighborhood.
  • They don’t perform a custom comparative market analysis – that can only be done by a real estate agent.
  • They don’t take any renovations into consideration.
  • They also don’t take any upgraded furnishings into consideration. 
  • They are calculated solely off tax records, which are often inaccurate.
  • They weigh their results heavily on the listed prices of neighboring homes, not the sold prices – which skews data.

So, although you can start with an automated estimate, those estimates are best paired with a custom market evaluation done by a real estate agent. This is because an agent can factor in things like research, renovations, upgrades, schools, taxes, market conditions, and current home buyer demand when they calculate your home’s value. 

…And that alone can be a major difference in the listing price that is going to bring you top dollar and a quick sale. 

If you’re thinking about making a move (or know someone who is), I can help! Just reply back to this email or send me a text. No pressure, no sales tactics, just helpful advice and the guidance you need!

And finally, if you’re not thinking about making a move just yet, feel free to save this email for future reference, so you can come back to it! 

P.S. Be sure to check out my free local Facebook Group, Explore NY Life. It’s a great place to connect with other community members and get weekly updates on the best events and happenings in and around town!

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Nina Rodriguez

I'm Nina Rodriguez. I am a Realtor at Coldwell Banker Realty. I live and work in the Hudson Valley and love everything this area has to offer. If you live or thinking about moving here, you have come to the right place! Stay up to date on Events, Outdoors, Real Estate, and more. I’m looking forward to connecting with you soon! See you around town! | 914.685.8222

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