Local agents are local experts
A home valuation number is a great start, but to truly capture your home’s value against today’s market, there’s nothing better than connecting with a top local agent.
Your neighborhood agent has sold properties just like yours
Okay, maybe not “just” like yours…. Our point is that unlike an online home valuation assessment, local agents can take into account the more subtle and personal selling points of your home and neighborhood that an online valuation tool may overlook.
Agents are “plugged-in” to the ebbs and flows of your locality
Numbers are retroactive, that is a home valuation estimate is compiled from millions of data points. Although helpful, these online tools do not consider the emerging trends specific to your local market. That’s something only a top agent who works on the ground in your neighborhood can share with you.
Agents are connected, online algorithms aren't!
Agents not only have a fingertip feel for the market, they network every day. Never underestimate the value a real estate agent can bring, particularly in terms of the people and connections they’ve made throughout their career. From colleagues and other buyer’s agents to former clients – when a local real estate agent sees your home and runs the comps, the wheels in their head are already turning on who they know that may be interested in purchasing your home.
Online estimators draw from past sales
Although online estimators are a fantastic starting point, they draw from a wide range of datapoints, often no longer relevant to your specific situation. For example, chances are there are just a handful of homes like yours that have sold in the last couple of months in your neighborhood, making the most relevant data that online tools draw from quite narrow. On the other hand, your real estate agent can provide a far more accurate estimate because they not only know what homes have sold recently, but what homes are on or soon-to-be on market.
Agents have a “big picture” view of data
There’s a wide range in quality for the data that is published publicly to MLS. For example, in some counties square footage is not recorded in the MLS. Many such examples can skew the estimate results, something your agent is mindful of when assessing the most competitive listing price for your home.
Agents are here to work for you
Delphine and Team love what they do. For this team of top real estate agents, there is nothing more fulfilling than getting their home sellers top dollar for their homes, fast.