SOLD!!! 24 Brentwood Lane, Englewood, FL 34233

By
Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. CA01938972, CA-DBO1483386

WE listed it. Many viewed it, many made offers, and smart buyers finally came up with the magic number to make this completely updated home theirs.

 

24 Brentwood Lane
Englewood, FL 34223

MLS# A4178695   

My seller was in a very strong bargaining position knowing that his was one of the few homes that was really in 'Move-In' Condition.

This home was list priced at $334,500 and sold at $325,000 with no seller assistance to the buyer.

Now for the fun: Zillow originally opined through its totally 'accurate' Zestimate that the home was worth $274,000. When they refused to adjust, my seller advised me to cease syndication to Zillow and agreed with my initial advice that Zillow knows nothing and will become a detriment to selling home for the true value. I battled with them explaining that they had no idea of home values and should remove the listing from their site. 

 

Hey Zillow; what do you say to this outcome? EH?  

The public will be better served if they will rely on the professionals who know the local market and stop wasting their time visiting worthless, time-wasting websites.

In addition, stop insisting that your home be posted on these meaningless websites and let your Professional do what you hired him/her to do. We are the experts, not you and certainly not Zillow!

My seller learned a valuable lesson and it only cost him a few sleepless nights and a bit of marketing time to pull this off Zillow.

The laughable final point: Zillow now shows the Zestimate Value at $312,077 and Off-Market.  Don't you suppose it would pick-up the fact it sold for $325,000?

 

The lesson for today:

If you want to get top dollar for your home, stop wasting your time with Zillow to micro-analyze and call your local professional.

Posted by

Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, J.D., GRI
CA DRE# 00902455 &  CA DRE#01938972, FL Bkr# 3090255 & NMLS#1483386

Home Smart Realty West

Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc.

760.985.2055  Sandy
858.444.7060 & Norm

SDLuxHomes.com

PRESENCE ~ PERSISTENCE ~ PERSEVERANCE

 

 

 

Comments (51)

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We have experienced this situation so many times, Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 and when we try to educate the caller to cease going to Z & T, it never works. They are conditioned to stopping only on the first Google page and not using their brain.

Jul 23, 2017 06:28 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Nathan Gesner Thanks; we have three more under contract to post...time is limiting me today.

Jul 23, 2017 06:29 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

OH; come on Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD join the Z & T dump today! Thanks!

Jul 23, 2017 06:29 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Congrats on the sale Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386  - it's easy to see why this well presented listing found a buyer!

 

Jul 23, 2017 07:32 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Congratulations, Norm and Sandy -- despite some detours, your sellers had some excellent navigation on their real estate road to a successful transaction.  

Jul 23, 2017 07:54 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

That is great news and it hasn't been long since this was announced as a new listing. I thnk you are having a great year on both sides of the country.

Jul 23, 2017 07:04 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 - the only thing in Zillow's favor - consumers love this site!

As long as we make sure people understand that Zillow is inaccurate most of the time, we should win!

Jul 23, 2017 10:46 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Well, Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 went off-topic on that and forgot to congratulate you on 'SOLD', my friend.

Jul 23, 2017 10:47 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I worked this one, Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers Many people said it would sell below $300K. Were they ever wrong!

Jul 24, 2017 04:36 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

And, Michael Jacobs after the 'Z Adventure', he began to realize I knew what I was talking about. Thanks!

Jul 24, 2017 04:37 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We would like that, Debbie Reynolds and I am heading back to the west coast this weekend. WOO! WOO!

Jul 24, 2017 04:38 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It is an uphill battle, since Z promotes itself as the 'go-to' site regardless of the overwhelming evidence that it is not. Thanks Praful Thakkar and see you very soon!

Jul 24, 2017 04:39 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Sandy and Norm.  Congrats on the sale.  And, a good lesson to be learned about the limitations of relying on Zillow estimates.

Jul 24, 2017 05:20 AM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Good morning Norm and Sandy, congratulations! Sounds like your seller now understands that Z can't top the knowledge and expertise of a local Realtor. Way to go!

Jul 24, 2017 05:45 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

And so many limitation it has, Gabe Sanders 

Jul 24, 2017 05:49 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

And now, Amanda S. Davidson he is using Realtor.com  Thanks!

Jul 24, 2017 05:50 AM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire

Another great sale by a great real estate team, cheers cvc

Jul 28, 2017 07:32 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Thank you, Curtis Van Carter this one was a tough one!

Jul 29, 2017 04:49 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi, Norma and Sandy.  Congrats on the sale of 24 Brentwood Lane in Englewood, FL.  Well done!

Jul 31, 2017 04:36 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Thanks, Gabe Sanders 

Jul 31, 2017 04:50 AM