Sunshine state is getting another hub for Zillow's home-buying and flipping service, Zillow Offers. It is now available for homeowners in Orlando, Florida making it the 11th market across the US to offer the service.
With Zillow Offers, the real estate listings website looks to alleviate some of the stress that comes with selling a home. Sellers can just leave their home as-is, not needing to prep it for resale or host open houses. Potential home sellers in Orlando can now request a free, no-obligation cash offer from Zillow to buy their home. When the offer is accepted, they can pick a close date that works for them and begin searching for their new home with money in their pocket.
"In a world of on-demand everything, people want ease and quality - and that expectation is extending to real estate. Zillow Offers is key to our goal of rewiring the real estate transaction, giving people the seamless, convenient experience they demand," said Zillow Brand President Jeremy Wacksman. "We're thrilled to come back to Orlando, where we first tested this service, to start providing Floridians with a better way to buy and sell homes."
Buyers who purchase a Zillow-owned home have the confidence of moving into a home that's been professionally renovated, refreshed and move-in ready.
Moreover, those using Zillow Offers, either to sell or buy, can also finance through Zillow's affiliate lender, Zillow Home Loans, making the whole process even less stressful. Those selling their homes through the service can apply to get pre-approved for a mortgage through Zillow Home Loans. This way, they will have no issues with shopping for a new home at the same time that they are selling their old one.
The other markets offering this service are Phoenix, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Denver, Charlotte, Raleigh, Houston, Riverside, Dallas and Minneapolis. Zillow has already announced plans to launch in Austin, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego and Tampa, bringing the total number of planned Zillow Offers markets to 20 by the end of the first quarter 2020.
Zillow works with local agents and brokers in each of these markets on every transaction and pays a commission to the local real estate professionals when it buys and sells each home. The program also connects local brokerages and Premier Agents with sellers who have already put in effort to sell their homes.
Zillow Offers is a no-obligation program. Those who have requested a Zillow Offer but decide to decline it are offered a local brokerages or Premier Agent, instead. Whether the offer its taken or not, Zillow assures that the seller will be taken care of.
Edited by V. Haviland
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