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Make your own website more sticky with a free Value Estimator

I have published a free Java Script that will allow you to give site visitors an instant value for their property.  It is a strict math function based on assessed values.  You can customize it, personalize it, and adjust it for your particular area.  (And yes, it is as incorrect as you find on the big sites. LOL.)

I hate those calls that say, "I don't want you to come look, just give me a value over the phone," or when the customer says "I saw on-line that my property is worth...".  This simple code lets you provide the answer for Internet surfers who have a curiosity for bad math calculations.

This calcuator is just as incorrect as other online estimators, but it will be on your site so the surfer can stay on your pages. 

Free Value Estimate Code  or REindex.com/VECode.html

Happy Selling and Listing!

Heath Coker, Associate Broker
Robert Paul Properties
www.CapeGroup.com / capegroup@capegroup.com
508-274-5613  Licensed in MA
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Comments

Thanks for the info!

 

Steven Simmons & Marti Schmidt, Realtors, Coldwell Banker Ocean Beach Properties, beautiful Ocean Shores, Washington

Posted by Steven Simmons and Marti Schmidt, Ocean Shores Real Estate www.theoceaniscalling.com (John L Scott Ocean Shores) over 11 years ago

WOW!  You could give Zillow a run for their money.  This is so funny.  I think I would included a disclaimer like Zillow that estimates that their value estimates are off by, what is it?  5-20% or something?

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Heath,

Thank you for the tip.  I just tested the version included on the second link and determined the multiple factor used was 1.09 instead of 1.35.   It is definitively something that would get most visitors curious enough to try.  I wonder how many would call to ask the details of how the estimate was calculated and perhaps generate some good leads.

Posted by Gerry Khatchikian, ASA, TRC, SFR over 11 years ago

Thanks Heath, though I already have one on my IDX site, I can always use this on my active rain site.

Shawn Davis

Posted by Shawn Davis, Homes For Sale, Genesee County, Michigan (Home Crossings, P.C.) over 11 years ago

Heath, I guess I'm going to have to click on it to see. You've got me curious!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 11 years ago

You have got my attention, Sir. And I am sure we just want everyone to raise their hand.

Posted by Raj Khurana, Realtor - Link to Calgary Homes (RE/MAX R.E. (Mountain View)) over 11 years ago

Hi Heath - You have my interest as well.  I've copied the code and will try it out on my web site.  You are right; it may just generate calls and be a good potential for leads.

Posted by Jon Wnoroski, Summit County Realtor (America's 1st Choice RH Realty Co., Inc.) over 11 years ago

Happy listing and selling!

Posted by Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Robert Paul Properties Falmouth MA (http://www.CapeGroup.com & http://www.REindex.com) over 11 years ago

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