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HOW A SMARTHOMEPRICE POSTCARD CAN INCREASE YOUR HOME VALUE

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We have been consistently sending out unique, full-color postcards in McCormick Ranch now for well over 2 years. These aren’t your average postcards; they contain a special keycode for each homeowner to obtain an automated home value.

Many McCormick Ranch homeowners have logged in to the SmartHomePrice website, a partnership we have with a California tech company called SmartZip. If you are unfamiliar with this service, simply put SmartZip is a third-party provider of data that calculates an automated home value. You do not need to have the special keycode to use the service – you can also go straight to the website (ways to log on are further along in this article) and enter your address.

UPGRADED DESIGN AND FEATURES

If it’s been a while since you last logged on, you’ll notice right away that the site has been redesigned, and the generic neighborhood images have been replaced with full-bleed shots of beautiful McCormick Ranch.

Up to now, our partnership with SmartHomePrice included some relatively basic features, like allowing the homeowner to adjust bedrooms/baths/square footage, pick and choose the comps closest to them, and utilizing the Google Street View feature. Neighborhood ratings rank schools, appreciation rates, crime activity and other items on a scale of 1 to 10.

Traditional automated home value sites cannot take into account upgrades, lot premiums, remodeling, and many other things outside of the human touch, making them more novel than useful (Zillow, anyone?).  What SmartHomePrice has done is quite revolutionary – once the homeowner registers, they can adjust the value of the home through a slider bar to include lot premiums and upgrades.

VERIFY YOUR HOME VALUE AND WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

This new value is submitted to Gary and me to be verified. Upon verification, the new, more accurate value is then sent out to 11 real estate portals including Realtor.com, Homes.com, HomeSnap, Lendingtree and others.

This is important since some Buyers base offer prices on less-than-ideal automated home values they find on the Internet. Appraisers and desktop appraisals (automated appraisal formulas from the internet data) may take a look at this too. When a homeowner like you partners with us at the McCormick Ranch office of Real Living Success Realty, you are taking a proactive step in controlling the accuracy of your online value versus leaving it up to a portal’s proprietary algorithm to do it for you.

WAYS TO CHECK YOUR HOME VALUE AND GET IT VERIFIED

Our valuation site can be reached at www.CentralScottsdaleHomeValues.com and also through our Facebook page. Once here, you can either use the keycode provided on your postcard, or simply enter in your address.

Software like SmartHomePrice is part of an all-encompassing suite of exciting, useful, and relevant tools that empower our clients to make great Real Estate decisions. Whether our lien fraud and home health products are keeping you safe and healthy while in your home, or our high-definition videos are getting you top dollar for it, our progressive methods and high customer satisfaction feedback make us a natural choice for representing your McCormick Ranch or Central Scottsdale-area property.

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