Now, Home sellers in Austin can receive cash offers from Zillow to buy their property through the Zillow Offers program, a more convenient way to sell a home while they look for the next one, taking a step out of the process. With the Zillow Offers service, homeowners can rest easy that their home will sell and that they can close on their next home at the same time.
Austin isn't the only Texas market to house this house-flipping program. Homeowners in San Antonio can also utilize this program, making it among the four largest markets in Texas, a region where two-thirds of the state's population lives, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2017. The current four markets with the Zillow Offers program are now, Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.
With Zillow Offers, home sellers can get a preliminary, no-obligation cash offer from Zillow within just 48 hours of submitting basic information about their home on Zillow's website. Homeowners can check their eligibility by entering their address into Zillow.com. If the homeowner accepts the offer, they can close in as little as five days or as many as 90, giving them control over their own timeline.
After Zillow buys a home, the company makes minor repairs to ensure the home is market-ready before listing it for sale. Buyers of Zillow-owned homes can be confident that the home they buy has been professionally renovated by local contractors.
"People want control and convenience in their everyday lives, and Zillow Offers is bringing these to real estate and giving home sellers an easier, more certain way to sell their homes," said Zillow Brand President Jeremy Wacksman. "In a competitive market like Austin, Zillow Offers lets sellers know exactly how much they can sell their home for, and gives them control over their time frame so they can shop with confidence for their new home. We're thrilled to bring this program to the Texas state capital today to take the stress away from home sellers moving on to the next phase of their life."
"We wanted to downsize, and had found the home we wanted to buy closer to our church community," said Alton McKinley, who sold his Dallas-area home to Zillow. "We've gone the traditional route before selling homes, and it was a fiasco. We just wanted to avoid showings and all that hassle, and get into this new home. Selling to Zillow was so much easier, and we couldn't be happier now that we're settled in our new home."
SOURCE Zillow Group
Edited by V. Haviland
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