By Tuston Serl - Realtor
What you see is what you get. Major search sites like Zillow, Redfin, & Trulia have been painting a picture to buyers, and people haven't really gotten what they see. At all. Big ad generating giants try to bring the home buyer everything, with a catch. There's actually been a bigger wall put up between the people and the purchase because of these DIY Can-Do's that have been the masterminds behind the crime of mis-informing.
Now let's understand that the consumer shapes the market. A microwave-mentality and impulsive millennial buyer in today's market craves a quick fix on a price or listing. People demand prices, and tools just like Zestimates promise. But, eh, these zesty zestimates are 'within 5 percent of the actual value of a home just half of the time.' Just half of the time; which means it's finally made it's way to a progressive slot machine with a blackjack probability you'll have some accuracy this go around. Isn't accuracy the only way to move forward? Nah, armed with computed-confidence, sellers are moving forward with the numbers given, and one algorithm after another begins to drive our industry. What's this jargon