Profile picture for John Berrini

John Berrini's Advice

Contributions are sorted newest to oldest.

  • 11 Contributions
  • 0 Best Answers
  • 1 Helpful

John Berrini wrote:

Does Zillow incorporate property characteristics, like 'parking' when calculating value?

Answer
The short answer is "No." If you want to know how much your home is worth have a local real estate agent prepare a CMA for you. If you plan on listing your home most will do this at no charge.For more information on Zestimates, visit the following link:http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/What-is-a-Zestimate/
May 18 2012
(1)

I am the home owner at 41 Snow Road, Haverhill, MA.

Answer
Bob, There is more information on Zestimates here. If you are looking to sell and would like a CMA you can ask anyone in the area, including myself. Try looking here http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/What-is-a-Zestimate/
May 17 2012
(0)

How can I get the address of the foreclosure homes?

Answer
Your local agent should be able to set you up with a search for these types of properties as well as define several other options that you are looking for. If you have a friend who is a REALTOR, start there. If not ask your friends if they can give you a referal.
May 17 2012
(0)

How much should I pay for a CMA?

Answer
If you plan to list your home, your CMA should be provided at no cost. You can also get more than one. Use this time to interview and get to know your real estate agents.
May 17 2012
(0)

price change

Answer
Did you pull permits and report these changes to the town?
May 17 2012
(0)

Zestimate changed dramatically

Answer
http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-Announces-Zestimate-Improvements/403036/
May 16 2012
(0)

HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHAT MY HOME IS WORTH AT 4 BOWDOIN DRIVE IN HAVERHILL MA

Answer
There is an old addage that something is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. That being said, the second best way is to have a CMA done by a professional. If you would like help, or for more information feel free to contact me through zillow. Living and working in Bradford, I know the area well.
May 16 2012
(0)

WHO comes up with the valuation on my home???

Answer
Gary,I'm an agent in Bradford. Believe me when I say that Zillows estimates are just that, estimates. They are not the professional that came into your home and did your CMA. This person is more likely to be the reliable party. If you poke around Zillow a bit, you will find many people with the same issue. Also, when you hire a REALTOR to sell your home they should be putting together a comprehensive marketing plan that will get top dollar for your home in a reasonable amount of time. Zillows evaluation will have no effect on this. I hope this helps. Happy selling!
May 16 2012
(0)

How to get help with a home underwater

Answer
The current rates are in the 3-4% range. Call your current servicer first to see if you qualify for a rate reduction. Then see if it is worth refinancing. Call around and get several offers before deciding
March 26 2012
(0)

My home is not listed on Zillow. How can I get my home added to get a Zestimate?

Answer
You should have a licensed and experienced REALTOR consult you to get a proper estimate. You may find that many real estate offices will do this at no cost. Find someone you trust, or get a referral from a friend and give them a call.
March 26 2012
(0)