Home Value Estimates

We provide complimentary, no obligation home value estimates for any homeowners considering selling their property in the next 12 months. Expert Realtor home valuations always outperform online estimates.

If you’re thinking of selling your home in the next twelve months, Stephen would love to tour your home and provide a pricing estimate. Call today to set an appointment.

Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor
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Portland Home Value Estimate – 2018

April 10, 2018

Curious about your 2018 Portland home value? It is important to know there are three major sources available to obtain a home value estimate in Portland. Best Three Sources to Find Your Home Value: 1. Free Online Home Value Estimates Online home value estimates are all the same! The best thing about them is they are all free! The worst thing about them is they are all blind! No online home value estimator can “see” the interior condition of your property. The online estimates can’t tell if the home is recently remodeled, completely dated, or a total fixer. This is universally true and the worst part about an online home value estimate, be it a Zillow Zestimate or Redfin estimate...


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Get My Portland Home Value Estimate

April 28, 2017

With a lot of things in life, there is the easy way and there is the hard way. The Easy Way to a Home Value Estimate With home value estimates the easy way is to visit a long list of websites providing you with computer generated values. Zillow and Redfin tend to be the top stops to get this quick and easy estimate. The problem with quick and easy is often quality, as we all know. Computer generated estimates have no idea what the interior condition of any home is. In Portland we have a huge collection of old homes built as early as the late 1800s. Many have searched for the oldest Portland home and believe it may have...


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Real Estate Agents vs. Zestimates

November 4, 2016

Have you ever wondered where the home price estimates you see on Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, and others come from? Specifically – who decides how much a home is worth, and are they right? Robots. Computers that can only see numbers. Computers that crunch sq. ft. average values, lot size average values, garage size, bathroom count, etc. What is the problem with that? First of all and of primary importance, these home value estimate robots are blind! They cannot see inside the home. They cannot tell the difference between a total run down fixer and a fully remodeled property! These computers will give the same value to that run down drug house with the garbage in the overgrown front lawn as...


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Zillow Zestimates, are they accurate?

December 26, 2011

These days many folks check out their home online, or a property they are looking to purchase, to find an estimate of value. Zillow provides these national in a format they copyrighted and call Zestimates. If you read the Zillow forums on Zestimates you’ll find a lot of angry home owners disputing the value. Recently I went to a seminar held by Zillow themselves to try to get an answer. Zestimates were the very first topic of discussion at the seminar, and from a Zillow representative I heard these words, “Zillow Zestimates are wrong by more than $30,000 dollars 30% of the time.” Now, most people will agree this is not an accurate enough figure to make any kind of...