"MAKE ME MOVE"---Another way to get money out of your pocket!
This is Zillow's version of a "Pocket listing"
We really need to be aware of the “Make Me Move” price feature that Zillow has on their website; it is a direct connection for buyers and sellers to do a transaction without listing the property with a broker….This is a place where a seller can list their property and a buyer can go to look for properties without a licensed agent.
This is another sneaky way for Zillow to attempt to “put real estate brokerages out of business”, a stated goal made by the owners of Zillow as they entered the world of real estate several years back.
I was made aware of this link to Zillows "Direct FSBOs" by an article in Miller Samuels News Letter--written by Douglas Elliman's Accountant, Jonathan Miller, CPA.
He gave stats on the percentage of pocket listings sold in California:
When I saw this report I thought: "That's California; what the heck is the rest of the country looking like with pocket listings???"
Then I checked out the link below and was able to get a sense of the real damage that Zillow is doing to the whole industry. They did it by making a common thread of the idea that home owners don't want to work with real estate brokerages!! They have done this throughout their history--from day one!!!
....And they got real estate agents to buy into it---literally!!! Liscensed real estate brokerages are aiding and abetting their own demise!
What is Make Me Move?
Make Me Move is a free and easy way to tell others the price the seller would be willing to sell his/her home for, without actually putting it on the market or going through a brokerage. It's that number a buyer just can't refuse.
How Does It Work?
Once a seller sets a Make Me Move price, potential buyers can contact the owner via e-mail and their identity will remain anonymous. Then it's up to seller whether or not to sell his/her home. Below is the link to take you to the Make Me Move segment of Zillow--just click on it and you are there--no going through the main site:
No, there is nothing to show to the rest of the public OR the real estate agents who pay thousands of dollars a month to show up on the site. You are paying for this ability to sell houses directly, without a liscensed real estate agent!!
Without you, this website (ZILLOW) could NOT remain open!! They would be out of business!!
WAKE UP AGENTS!!
**ALL INFORMATION AND CONTENT IN THIS BLOG IS ORIGINAL TO PAULA I. HATHAWAY. The views expressed herein are my personal views and do not reflect the views of Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Paula I. Hathaway, Senior Broker Associate, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
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