Hello. It's always nice to hear people's experience as an agent that used Zillow. Do you think that if Zillow offered a new agent package that was priced more reasonably for maybe the first 6 months that it would have helped you build your business with Zillow? I am just curious and you seem like the kind of agent that people are looking for so I thought I'd ask.
Agents will not tell you what areas are high crime, low safety. heavily gang etc. They feel providing negative information is steering which is illegal under federal housing law. Many agents will also not tell you that they don't like an area that is high crime if you want to buy there.So I would recommend trying asking the city-data forum in that area what they think. Regular folks are happy to give their opinion about areas. Most are helpful and many will offer their perspective. You can also try a site like spot crime or the local police department to ask if they have statistics you can use or online crime mapping. Many departments do now. The other thing is to walk the area and talk to local businesses and shoppers. Listen to what they say and ask about walking at night, walking alone, petty crime etc.You can also try city data to look for numbers like average income, percentage of people on food stamps, average education level etc to avoid areas that may have higher rates of crime or lower rates of employment.
Pinell is not on Zillow. Trulia has it and says similar houses list around 549K plus or minus.
The commission offered is definitely something that FSBOs should pay attention to. Agents don't like to show listings that don't pay. I think sometimes FSBOs would be better off raising their price by 5% if they can justify it with comps and offering that entire amount as a buyer's commission. Put a little sugar on that listing.
It was on the market in the past for 188K, Zillow estimates it's worth about 177K now.
Zillow estimates your house is worth about 194K. A local agent could give you a closer estimate based on their experiences and recent sales.
It's free. You can advertise your home on Zillow for free as a FSBO or you can post it on Postlets as a FSBO which sends it to Zillow plus more sites. Both Zillow and Postlets are free. Hope the links help.
You can offer whatever you want. It depends on whether the owner wants to sell for the price. Do you know what other houses have sold for or why this one is not selling?
No. Your basic house information is public record in most states so it is freely available. You can ask your assessor or recorder if you can restrict the information at the source before it's picked up by websites like Zillow. In some areas, you can.
You can advertise your home on Zillow for free as a FSBO or you can post it on Postlets as a FSBO which sends it to Zillow plus more sites. Both Zillow and Postlets are free. Hope the links help.