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Is Your Home Worth More than your ‘Zestimate’?

Hey there! I’m Christine Sandoval. Let’s all about ‘Zestimates.’ Today there are so many ways that sellers and buyers can get information about their own homes, as well as others in their community. They fill out price calculators, pre-qualifying certifications, mortgage estimates, and value tracking… all online. It’s a lot of information. It looks great when you are looking at it, and it feels powerful to have all of those numbers sitting in front of you – but are they actually correct? And should you trust them? The truth is many of these big box website calculators have known to be way off – sometimes as much as $100,000 or more. Here’s why…

They use your whole county’s data – not just your neighborhood.

They don’t perform a Comparative Market Analysis – that can only be done by a Real Estate Agent.

They don’t take any renovations into consideration.

They weigh their results heavily on the prices that homes have recently been listed at, not the price in which these homes have been sold – which skews data.

So although you can start with an automated estimate, it’s safe to say that it does best paired with a Real Estate Agent who can gather more personal data about your neighborhood, street and any improvements or repairs that are needed in the home. As a Realtor®, I’m able to do the research so I know where your home stands in the current market, and what kind of market conditions you’re dealing with. That alone can be a major difference in the listing price that is going to bring you top dollar, but still allow for a quick sale.

At this point, you may be convinced that you may need some guidance around the area of automatic home evaluations. But you may also be thinking that you have no idea where to start. If you’re thinking about making a move, I can help you through the process. Let’s cha

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Sandoval Realty Group

Sandoval Realty Group

Hey, I’m Christine Sandoval! As a native of Rancho Cucamonga, I not only grew up in the Inland Empire, but also chose to raise my family here and haven’t looked back! I’m a real estate agent with a passion for helping families find their forever homes. I come from a law enforcement and military family, and I pride myself in being a Military Relocation Specialist. I enjoy spending my time running around with my twin boys and using our free time to visit new places. I’m also passionate about serving the Inland Empire and look forward to connecting with you! See you around town!
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