Zillow and Trulia may lead you astray in your home search

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    When San Diego homeowners decide they want to sell their home, they usually try to find its value online. Zillow and Trulia are two of the top sites for online home estimates, but they have a host of limitations that may lead your search astray. Here are a few tips that will help you avoid a frustrating home search:

    • Zillow and Trulia often give inaccurate estimates. In fact, Zillow openly admits that 56% of the time they’re more than 5% off what a home would actually sell for in today’s market.
    • These sites don’t have much more than your address to go off. The only information taken into consideration is roughly where your home is located and how big it is.
    • Remodels and renovations aren’t take into account. If you remodeled the kitchen or expanded your deck, these sites won’t include those improvements in the algorithm used to determine the value of your home.

    These pitfalls, among others, are why it is best to hire a professional real estate expert to assess the value of your San Diego home. We can provide you a value free of charge and nail down a really precise number so you know what your home is worth. If you have any further questions about the value of your home or are interested in buying or selling, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We would love to be your real estate resource.

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