Admit it. Who hasn’t searched Zillow to find out how much someone you know paid for their house? Now, Zillow has introduced a new service for home sellers in South Florida.
Zillow Offers is a new way to sell your home and request a no-obligation cash offer from Zillow. It was created to reduces the stress that typically goes along with selling a home by eliminating home repairs, open houses, showings and uncertain timelines.
If a seller accepts Zillow’s offer, they will choose their closing date and move on their schedule, between five and 90 days after acceptance. Zillow then prepares the home for sale and puts it on the open market.
South Florida is the 16th Zillow Offers market. To date, more than 170,000 homeowners have requested an offer from Zillow to buy their home since the program launched in April 2018.
Zillow Offers has dedicated support from English and Spanish speaking representatives to walk home sellers through the process.
“We’re on a mission to transform real estate by creating a seamless experience through Zillow Offers – no more open houses or worrying about when your home will sell,” said Zillow Brand President Jeremy Wacksman. “Since we launched Zillow Offers a year ago, the response has been incredible, and we’re excited to bring Zillow Offers to homeowners in South Florida’s tri-county region who are looking for a stress-free way to sell their homes.”
The City of Fort Lauderdale has embraced Zillow Offers. “I’m excited to welcome Zillow and their innovative Zillow Offers program to South Florida today,” said Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis. “I’m proud that innovative, consumer-oriented companies like Zillow continue to come to the area, and help our economy thrive.”
According to their press release, “Zillow is the first company to offer this type of service in the tri-county area. As the program grows in the region, Zillow will expand eligibility to more homes and condos. Home sellers can check eligibility by typing their address into Zillow.com.”
Zillow Offers is expanding rapidly. The program first launched in Phoenix in 2018 and is currently available for home sellers in Las Vegas, Atlanta, Denver, Charlotte, North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina, Houston, Riverside, California, Dallas, Minneapolis, Orlando, Florida, Portland, Oregon, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Fort Collins, Colorado, and Nashville, Tennessee.
Zillow has announced plans to launch in Austin, Texas, Cincinnati, Ohio, Jacksonville, Fla., Los Angeles, Calif., Oklahoma City, Okla., Sacramento, Calif., San Antonio, Texas, San Diego, Calif., Tampa, Fla. and Tucson, Ariz., bringing the total number of planned Zillow Offers markets to 26 by the middle of next year.
A Miami-based broker will represent Zillow in each transaction.