Changing platforms!

For all the folks following my WordPress blog I am switching platforms.  I am combining my website and blog to streamline my blogging and real estate resources. The BOSTONLOGIC Sequoia Plateform is easy to use and you will be able to subscribe to an RSS feed and an ATOM feed.  

Here is the link to the blog:  http://www.isellrichmondhomes.com/posts     HAPPY BLOGGING!

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Follow up to Zillow and Zestimates

It gets better.  I just received this from Zillow via email in the updated Zestimate on the house I just sold in April 2013.  Even when they have the answers to the test they fail.

Home Report
1112 W Durwood Cres, Richmond, VA 23229
Sold on 04/16/2013: $359K
4 beds | 2.0 baths | 2,020 sqft

Zestimate ® $309,126 (+$8.2K / +2.7%)
Rent Zestimate ® $1,664/mo (-$71/mo / -4.5%)

Click for full details.

If you are a buyer or seller please don’t reply on Zillow.
If you are a REALTOR stop liking Zillow on Facebook.

Not $ooo fast Zillow…just a little outside

Just when you thought you could trust everything you read online, I am here to show you that is wrong.

The real estate industry was taken by storm when Zillow came on the scene and the REALTORS out there thought this was doom and gloom for our industry.  Well, over the years Zillow has proven two things.

1. Marketing can sell anything —even cow pies, and

2. A computer will never be as smart as a REALTOR that knows the market inside and out.

I get a lot of clients on both sides that come in and say they have been searching on Zillow and Trulia.  That is fine, but if you want the truth and accurate, updated, and relevant information about the local market, ask me or your REALTOR.  The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) feeds into REALTOR.com, which are the two most accurate sources of information a buyer and seller can use other than their agent.

Buying a plane ticket on-line is what I equate Zillow to because a coach seat on one plane is usually the same on the other. But a house is unique and different in so many ways other than just the past sold price, square footage, and public tax records.  There are so many factors to consider I can’t list them all and neither can a computer program.

My house recently sold in April of 2013 for $359,000 but the Zestimate was $282,000, a whopping 79% difference.

In baseball terms…..Just a little outside.

Please feel free to call or email me if you have questions or would like more information on the value of your home.  Have a great summer.

Get Real…Get a REALTOR.

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