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Seller’s market - multiple offers - insufficient inventory - all heard around and about more and more frequently among homeowners, people that want to buy a home and among real estate professionals. Enough “ether” to get the most down-to-earth person excited enough to overestimate the worth of their home value.
What about undervaluing the home? Seems to be among the top concerns of sellers in this market. As our personal real estate holdings are usually the greatest asset we have it is a very significant concern.
Accurately assessing the market value of your home is difficult at best for the non-professional. Regardless of the seemingly endless supply of tools, apps and advice available.
What to do? Zillow it? Trulia-chi it? Buy a do-it-yourself kit? Hmm.
Zillow seems to have the broadest and largest base of real estate information publicly accessed. Great when doing large brush-stroke evaluations of a region. Not so accurate when working hyperlocal. That’s why it’s called a “Zestimate” when you use their website. And why they have soooo many caveats at the bottom of the page. You do a pricing, it’s a “guestimate”. With Zillow, it’s a “Zestimate”. With the market, it’s an exercise in futility.
Trulia is another prominent real estate information site. In conjunction with Zillow they are lobbying the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) nationally to get unfettered and unregulated access to all real estate information currently limited to licensed and bonded real estate professionals. They don’t like getting the information in the same or slower time frame as the public. They are renowned for having antedated listing information, for having “for sale now” publications on homes that have been sold for months if not longer. But they have a broad brush to paint a picture too, like Zillow.
Then there’s the MLS. As a citizen you have limited access to the public information they make available to you. You can also use the City, County and State departments of land use to get the info. Lots of work. And you still just have statistics.
The Real Estate Expert I work for, Mr. Phil Leng, has been hired by and conducted over three thousand (3000) Broker Price Opinions for some of the biggest bank servicing companies in the world. They have paid him to provide the most accurate price evaluation available over 3000 times. Banks pay him for his real estate price opinion. To tell them what to sell their assets for.
Why? Google says (search “residential real estate experts Kirkland”, over 2,770,000 results, ranked #1) he is the top expert in his field of expertise. Having over 31 years of experience isn’t enough to qualify (he has that). Working on thousands of transactions in his career (owned an entire Real Estate office with 75 agents) successfully is not enough to qualify. Being ranked top listing group in his Keller Williams Kirkland office last year is not enough to qualify.
So how does one qualify for recognition by the most-used search engine in the world?
Customer satisfaction. Reputation for accuracy not only among the most prominent banks in the country but among the citizenry of his neighborhood, community, county and State. And they ‘Tweet. And Link. And Google it. And Asked.com it. And talk about being part of the happy group he has helped in his career.
The Phil Leng Team is growing. His wife, Patti, is the company CFO and licensed real estate agent. The agents and other real estate professionals that comprise his Team are thoroughly vetted and tenured.
Accordingly, we are seeking new clients to serve throughout the Eastside area. And yes, Phil participates in every project we launch for our clients. Currently the Team has more buyers than sellers. We would like to invite you to help balance that dilemma. If you’re thinking about taking advantage of the current real estate market, if you’re thinking about selling your home, call Phil. To get the best price the market will bear for your home you need the best professional available.
Do you trust Google? Bing? Yahoo? Ask.com? Well, also talk to your friends. Quite likely one knows him or knows someone he has helped. And give us a call. We’re here for you.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.