VANCOUVER, Dec. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Have you ever wanted to know what your home is worth? Launched by a RE/MAX agent, a new app for iPhone, iPad, Android, and on-line, effortlessly estimates the value of your home with a few simple clicks. Property owners can now obtain a more accurate estimated value of their home in iE.
Current automated web-based home assessment tools only calculate the average price in a given area. This causes estimates to be inaccurate, sometimes by as much as hundreds of thousands of dollars on a single property. Then there are other apps on the market that only provide an estimate of a home's value if the property is already listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). If, however, the property is not currently on the MLS system, no data can be extracted, so no values are given to the home owner. This would be extremely frustrating for a home owner wanting to know the value of his/her property.
Property owners today not only want instant information at their fingertips, but accurate and reliable information as well so that they can make critical home buying and selling decisions. "The scope of a home evaluation takes time and effort to prepare. Each property is unique. To do a home evaluation properly, it can't be done instantaneously." says Santiago, creator of iE. "Technology plays an extremely important role in real estate transactions but any attempt to reduce the valuation system to an automated only system is a disservice to the home owner. iE is for home owners who are serious about wanting to know the value of their home."
iE now makes this possible. iE is efficient, functional, interactive and most importantly, easy-to-use. It is technology powered by people. iE leverages the expertise of over 90,000 RE/MAX Associates worldwide who have the ability to gather, analyze and review real estate statistics and who have the experience to deliver a more accurate and comprehensive evaluation to home owners.
iE requires basic information to be inputted by the home owner, such as the address, type of property, square footage, year built, number of bedrooms and bathrooms. In addition, they have the option to upload up to three photos of their property and to provide comments about the property.
Once this information is submitted, it is sent to a RE/MAX Associate who specializes in the local area so that a more accurate report can be completed. Whenever possible, agents also take the time to view the property first hand so that they can make final adjustments on their home evaluation report. Reports are emailed to the home owner usually within one business day.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
iEvaluateHomes (iE) is free app available worldwide. Also available on-line at www.iEvaluateHomes.com , www.iEvaluateHomeValues.com. Sample appraisal reports are available from these websites though individual reports may slightly vary.
iPhone : Apple iOS and Android: Google Android iOS iPhone OS version 4.0 above Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
ABOUT GERALDINE SANTIAGO
Ms. Santiago is a licensed RE/MAX Realtor and published author of "The Complete Home-Buyer's Guide for Canadians", "Selling Your Home in Canada" and "Buy and Sell Recreational Property in Canada", Self Counsel Press Ltd. She is also an International Real Estate Specialist (I.R.E.S.) specializing in marketing local properties globally. She is a respected lecturer delivering seminars for over ten years on buying and selling Vancouver real estate. Contact Geraldine at [email protected] , [email protected], cell 604-764-6873 www.iEvaluateHomes.com and www.iEvaluateHomeValues.com. RE/MAX Crest Realty (Westside) Independently Owned and Operated.
RE/MAX is Canada's leading real estate organization with over 18,700 sales associates situated throughout its more than 720 independently owned and operated offices in Canada. The RE/MAX network, now in its 40th year, is a global real estate system operating in 87 countries, with over over 90,000 member sales associates. RE/MAX Realtors lead the industry in professional designations, experience and production while providing real estate services in residential, commercial, referral, and asset management. For more information, visit: www.remax.ca and www.remax.com.
SOURCE: RE/MAX Crest Realty (Westside) DBA Geraldine Santiago
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