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Are You Getting the Most Accurate and Updated Information From Zillow and Trulia?


Looking to buy or sell a home in Greenville, South Carolina? Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call us at (864) 527-7685 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.
 
Should You Trust Zillow and Trulia?

A lot of my real estate clients in Greenville use online real estate websites like Zillow and Trulia, and while these websites are great places to begin your home search, they are not the answer.

As you will see, they are often wildly inaccurate with home values, and their listings are not updated very often. These websites do not have access to the multiple listing service, so they use algorithms that can be as close as 10% and off by as much as 50%.

We often find that a client wants to view a home that they found on Zillow, and unfortunately, we have to tell them that it is no longer available for purchase.

If you really want to know what your property is worth, the best thing that you can do is to get an appraisal. As agents we can give you a close estimate, but you should really refer to a professional appraiser.

Also, if you want an updated list of homes, please be sure to talk to your local real estate agent.
They have access to the MLS and can give you accurate and updated information on which properties are available for purchase.

There is nothing wrong with using Zillow or Trulia, but you should not rely on those websites for accurate information. It's a good starting point, but if you're serious about buying in Greenville or Upstate South Carolina, then come and talk to us.

 
You can contact us via phone or email and we would be more than happy to help you find your dream home.

Your First Home Offer Is Usually Your Best


Looking to buy or sell a home in Greenville, South Carolina? Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call us at (864) 527-7685 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.
 
Your First Offer Is Usually Your Best

When you sell your Greenville home with our team of professionals, we want to make sure that when your home hits the market it will make a big splash. We want buyers to be so impressed with your property that they compete with each other and drive up your sale price. Our goal is to market your home to as many buyers as possible.

Occasionally we will get a buyer who receives an offer within the first few days of their home being listed. They come to us and ask whether they should wait for another one or take the one that has been given to them. 


I cannot guarantee this, but it is very likely that your first offer will be your best offer. It's very important that you consider this offer and not wait for more to come in. I have story after story I could tell you about former clients that regretted not taking that first offer.

All of our front end tactics are aimed to get you an offer quickly, so please take it seriously because it could be the best one that you receive. Our team will work to negotiate the best deal possible for you.

As always, if you need any help buying or selling real estate in Greenville or Upstate South Carolina, feel free to contact us and we would be very glad to help you.