Zillow Offers will now be available to sellers in Charlotte, N.C.
Zillow Offers is helping homeowners by simplifying the home selling process. Now, potential home sellers in Charlotte, N.C. will be able to request free, no-strings-attached cash offer from Zillow to purchase their homes. Once the offer is accepted, the home seller can select a closing date that works best for them.
"We couldn't be more excited to bring Zillow Offers to our first North Carolina market today," said Zillow Brand President Jeremy Wacksman. "Selling a home can be extremely stressful – it's one of the largest financial transactions many people will make in their lifetime. Zillow Offers alleviates some of that stress and uncertainty so home sellers can move onto the next stage of their life."
Charlotte is the fifth market where Zillow now directly buys homes, prepares them for showings and quickly lists them for resale. Zillow Offers is currently available in Phoenix, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Denver and will launch in Raleigh, N.C., Houston and Riverside, Calif. in early 2019.
Zillow Offers is designed to give consumers more control and certainty in the home-selling process and allows sellers the opportunity to sell their house on their own timeline. Timing the sale of a home with the purchase of a new one is a top concern for sellersi, and according to Zillow's latest research, 61 percent of sellers are buying a new home at the same time, which adds significant stress and financial complexity to the process.
With Zillow Offers, consumers will be able to sell their home without having to prep for showings and host open houses, avoiding the extra work and time associated with a traditional sale.
In every market where Zillow Offers is available, Zillow works with local agents and brokers in each transaction. Zillow pays a commission to local real estate agents when it buys and sells each home, and agents remain at the center of every transaction Zillow is a part of. In the Charlotte market, The Redbud Group at Keller Williams SouthPark will be representing Zillow in all its transactions.
"Getting the chance to work with Zillow as they begin buying and selling homes in Charlotte was an opportunity we didn't want to miss," said Trent Corbin, founder of The Redbud Group. "The real estate market is constantly changing, and Zillow understands the value of working with real estate agents to make the home selling process as simple and stress-free as possible. We're very excited to represent Zillow in the Charlotte market."
The Zillow Offers program also gives local brokerages and Premier Agents the opportunity to acquire new listings by connecting them with motivated sellers who have taken a direct action to sell their home. Consumers who request a Zillow Offer, but decide to instead sell their house traditionally with an agent or do not receive a Zillow Offer, will be connected with a local brokerage or Premier Agent.
The four brokerages partnering with Zillow in Charlotte to be connected with these motivated home sellers looking to sell traditionally are Premier Team at RE/MAX Executive, Century 21 Vanguard, Stephen Cooley Real Estate Group – Keller Williams and IDEAL Realty.
Zillow has also hired a general manager to take charge of the Charlotte area's operations for Zillow Offers. Jeff Gibel has been in the real estate business for 18 years, with deep experience in brokerage, lending, valuation, and management. He was most recently the Vice President of Acquisitions for both Carolinas, Tennessee, Florida, and Georgia.
Edited by V. Haviland
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