Zillow Announces “Instant Offers” for home sellers

Yesterday, Zillow launched a new feature allowing home sellers to accept offers from investors to purchase their property directly on Zillow. Okay, here are the details and what it means: Sellers can now accept offers from up to 15 private investors that Zillow is working with. It’s essentially an enhancement of the “Make Me Move” feature already on Zillow, except now Zillow handles the actual official offer process. This Instant Offer product is currently only available in Las Vegas and Orlando, but expect to see it start to spread to other markets as well. When a seller receives an Instant Offer, they have three choices: 1. Accept an offer and sell directly to an investor 2. Accept an offer and use […]

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Out-of-the-box free & cheap marketing

Pick up the phone By far, this was the marketing method mentioned most often. Most agree that calling people is one of the best ways to build relationships and get referrals. Nervous about making that first call? Try these eight tips from Entrepreneur magazine. Facebook Think of Facebook as a free, and fun way to stay in front of your sphere. “Facebook has been an instrumental tool in building my real estate business,” says Jamie Sistek, REALTOR® and associate broker with eXp Realty. “From receiving real estate referrals to networking with like-minded agents… to showing value to the public on why they should consider using my services, this free tool allows me to engage and stay connected with hundreds of […]

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