This guest post is written by Jennifer Palmquist, one of the top real estate agents serving Tustin Ranch.
While Zillow Tustin Ranch may be a great place to start your buying or selling journey, money-conscious homeowners who are looking to get the most out of their time and investment turn to local market experts like myself to help them succeed when it comes to their greatest financial asset.
Zillow and other tech websites have recently joined the real estate game, claiming to simplify the home selling process. But the truth is, my mother and I have been serving the North Tustin, Irvine, and Orange areas for over 26 years – and our clients’ results speak for themselves. When it comes time to sell your home, here’s my advice on how to save time, money, and headaches on the real estate market.
Properly Pricing Your Home
With access to best-in-class, bank-grade pricing software I can get closer to your home’s true value than any automated online tool. For example, Zillow’s home Zestimate by their own admission is “within 10 percent of the selling price of the home.” And on their website, they encourage homeowners to supplement the Zestimate with a comparative market analysis (CMA) from a real estate agent.
When I sit down to craft a unique CMA for your home, it’s not just a science – it’s an art. Hand-picking comparable homes that have sold, reviewing your home’s unique features and updates, and cross-referencing sold data with current trends, there is no one-click report to magically find the best price for your home; I build it with my own two hands. And that’s how you arrive at the perfect price for your home so that you can sell for as much money as possible, on YOUR preferred timeline.
Bringing Real Buyers to the Table
People may search Zillow Tustin Ranch to browse homes for sale, but they buy with a real estate agent. And while Zillow will offer to buy your home on the cheap in exchange for a quick and easy sale so you don’t have to worry about finding a buyer, you’ll be leaving thousands on the table. Zillow will buy your home for as little as possible, and then flip it and resell it for their own profit. Yes, it’s convenient, but is it worth the hefty convenience charge?
I bring real buyers to the table for my clients through my extensive network of past clients and connections, as well as my affiliation with First Team Real Estate. First Team ranks #1 in Southern California because more home buyers and sellers choose to work with us than any other independent broker.
Through our proprietary network of real, SoCal homebuyers called the Buyer Pipeline℠ and Buyer Delivery Systems, we have hundreds of thousands of local clients working with over 2,000 agents within the First Team family. We all work together, serving all of our very real clients, matching up buyers and sellers within our internal network to close transactions quicker and easier than anyone else.
Increasing Your Sales Price
In order to increase your sales price, I work with my clients in Tustin Ranch and beyond to review what home upgrades and staging elements will help bring the greatest ROI when it comes time to sell. Our staging services are offered for free, and we even have our First Impressions Concierge service which will pay for any home renovations and updates upfront so you don’t have to pay anything out-of-pocket to get your house in perfect condition to sell for more money. If you choose to sell with Zillow however, they will offer a lower amount for your house and simply do the upgrades themselves. Meaning they get to pocket any value-added from repairs for themselves while you lose out.
When it comes to selling your Tustin Ranch home, it’s important to consider all of your options. For a free seller consultation to review how much your home is worth in today’s hot seller’s market, please feel free to contact me any time at (714) 337-2500 or online at rosemaryandjennifer.firstteam.com.