Zillow & Lake properties for sale Commerce MI

Zillow has become one of the major real estate websites along with Trulia, realtor.com, & homes.com.  Yes the other major real estate companies have lots of traffic too, but let’s just talk about Zillow and the estimates.  Z-estimates are just that, an estimate of the value of your Commerce lakefront real estate.

Lake properties in Commerce Michigan are not very easy to price out.  It takes a lake specialist sometimes to get a good value of a waterfront home.  A normal house in a Commerce subdivision has factors like:

  • Square foot
  • Amenities
  • Number of bathrooms, bedrooms
  • Size of Garage
  • Finished or unfinished basement
  • Updates in the Commerce home
  • Overall condition of the Commerce property

So estimating and doing a CMA (comparative market analysis) on a piece of Commerce real estate is easier than doing one on a lakefront property in Commerce.  It is the same with Zestimates.

Zillow and many realtors have trouble figuring the price differences when it comes to lakefront footage, or how much a mucky bottom subtracts, or a sandy bottom adds.  Other factors like finished walkouts add to lakefront values more than in a regular neighborhoods.  How does parking or the house sitting on a hillside affect the sales price?

These are little items that a good lakefront realtor can help you with.  Zillow is a good tool, but a Zestimate is just an estimate.  Do not base your price of your Commerce lakefront property on a Zestimate.  So if you are selling your Lake Sherwood home, or Fox Lake home, or Long Lake home get an appraisal or CMA done!

Zillow & the value of your home

Zillow & the value of your home

My goal as a realtor is to price your home so you get top dollar and so your waterfront home sells quickly.


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