Look, we get it. You don’t have time to sit around and wait for the right resources to fall in your lap. When you’re selling your home in Pittsburgh, you need to have everything at your fingertips no matter where you go, whether you’re out at the grocery store or relaxing on your patio. Luckily, there are plenty of real estate apps out there that offer you just what you need.
Find Helpful Articles on Realtor.com
The Realtor.com app has hundreds of resources about selling a home, including updates about the national real estate market and tips for enhancing your home’s curb appeal.
One thing to be aware of, though: Many of these articles aren’t specific to the Pittsburgh area. So if you have questions about the best time to sell your home or whether it’s smart to totally redo your kitchen, call us. We’re Pittsburgh natives as well as real estate professionals, so we know a thing or two about the local real estate market!
Check the Competition with Zillow
Free on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon
Zillow is great for getting a glimpse of listing activity. You can instantly check how many properties are for sale in your neighborhood and what the asking price is for homes nearby. Zillow does have its drawbacks, though. It doesn’t offer detailed information about properties (since it doesn’t pull information directly from the source, the Multiple Listing Service), and its Zestimates are often inaccurate.
Last year, we wrote about the pros and cons of using Zillow. The bottom line is this: Only an expert has the up-to-date market stats, an accurate home value analysis, and knowledge of ever-changing market conditions.
Find Home Staging Ideas on Houzz
If you’re thinking about upgrading your home in order to sell, talk to us first. Michael is a Pennsylvania licensed general contractor with over 35 years of construction experience, so he can tell you which improvements will give you the most bang for you buck and can connect you with the best subcontractors in the business. He also shares his discounted pricing with clients! (P.S., check our current offers for a free hour of home staging services.)
Mobile Apps Can’t Do Everything
It’s so much easier to access resources and home selling articles on the go. But apps can’t replace the expert advice and in-depth market knowledge that real estate agents have. So if you’re considering selling your home, let’s talk. We would be happy to share our knowledge and resources, like a step-by-step selling guide and Pittsburgh-specific home selling articles. Call us at 724-344-4795.