EMERYVILLE, CA, Sep 01, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Homeowners looking to sell their homes can now quickly and easily
get a snapshot of the current, local real estate sales commission
rates in their area, as well as see the number of active buyers
shopping for homes in their neighborhood, thanks to a new suite of
online tools recently launched by ZipRealty (NASDAQ: ZIPR)
ZipRealty, a full service residential real estate brokerage whose Web
site provides access to MLS-listed homes, is a popular online
destination for home buyers and has amped up its offerings for
sellers with the following new features:
Cost of Selling -- Not sure whether the typical local sales commission
for real estate agents is still 6 percent, or closer to 5.25 percent? Or is
it even lower now? Type in your ZIP code and find out within seconds what
homeowners in your area are offering to real estate agents who bring a
buyer for their home based on buy side commission rates in that ZIP code as
reported in the MLS.
- Buyer Match -- Considering selling your home but not sure anyone is
even looking in your area? Get a field check on the market by typing in
your ZIP code to immediately see the number of active ZipRealty users who
have searched for houses in your home's neighborhood within the last nine
- Price My House -- Not sure what your home might be worth in today's
market? Enter your address and get three estimates, instantly and free.
ZipRealty provides home estimates from three third-party sources: Zillow
(Zestimate), Cyberhomes and eppraisal.
"As a homeowner considering the sale of a home, having all the
information you need about the local market, from the costs to sell,
to the estimated value of your home, and who's shopping in your area
is invaluable in making informed decisions," said Pat Lashinsky,
chief executive officer for ZipRealty. "These new seller tools help
provide that information for consumers and are a further extension of
ZipRealty's commitment to transparency and innovative, useful tools
for our clients in this important life decision."
Sellers can access these features and more seller tools at
ZipRealty is a full-service residential real estate brokerage firm
and operator of a leading residential real estate website. The Company
utilizes its user-friendly website and employee real estate agents to
provide home-buyers and sellers with high-quality service and value.
ZipRealty's website provides users with access to comprehensive local
Multiple Listing Services home listings data, as well as other
relevant market and neighborhood information. The Company's
proprietary business management system and technology platform help
to improve productivity and reduce costs, allowing the Company to
pass on significant savings to consumers as permitted by law. Founded
in 1999, the Company operates in 36 major markets in 22 states and
the District of Columbia. For more information on ZipRealty, visit
www.ziprealty.com or call 1-800-CALL-ZIP.
Allison & Partners for ZipRealty