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7 FAQs About Zillow's Make Me Move Tool

The idea of selling your house without going through the traditional hassles of selling a piece of property may intrigue you. One way is to utilize the Make Me Move feature through Zillow. Does this work? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the program?
The idea of selling your house without going through the traditional hassles of selling a piece of property may intrigue you. One way is to utilize the Make Me Move feature through Zillow. Does this work? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the program?

Are you thinking about selling your home, but you are dreading the process? You’re not alone. Selling your house can be a painful process, and you may be tempted to use Zillow’s Make Me Move to expedite the process. Does this work? Here are the answers to seven frequently asked questions about Zillow’s Make Me Move tool.

How do you set Make Me Move on Zillow?

If you are toying with the idea of selling your home, you can create a Zillow profile, hover over the "Sell" tab, and click "Make Me Move," which appears in the second column. From there, you can enter your home's address, load photos, and list the features of your property.

After Zillow reviews the profile, you may receive messages of interest from potential buyers. By doing this, homeowners can test the market without officially listing their home for sale.

One disadvantage of using Zillow’s tool is you will open yourself up to receiving tons of messages and communication from sellers’ agents who want to list your house or scammers to smell someone desperate to sell at any cost.

Before you take an offer obtained through Zillow, make sure you talk with someone to someone who knows how to price homes in your area. Zillow may tempt you into taking the lesser amount, but at least you will do so with both eyes open.

What does Coming Soon on Zillow mean?

A Coming Soon listing on Zillow means that the property is not officially on the market, but it is expected to be listed within 30 days.

Some markets are so popular right now that buyers have to get a jump on new listings if they want any chance of finding a house in their price range.

What is a Make Me Move listing?

Zillow offers Make Me Move listings for homeowners who want to test the market to see if there is any interest in their homes. Potential buyers can contact the homeowner to discuss the property.

A Make Me Move listing may cause you to be inundated with offers from real estate agents who want to list your home for you. Instead of wading through all these offers trying to find one from a qualified buyer, you can list with a discount agent who will price your home appropriately and not take a full three percentage commission for their efforts.

How do I remove Make Me Move from Zillow?

If you have determined that your Make Me Move listing through Zillow wasn’t beneficial, log into your profile and click "More." From there, you can navigate to the drop-down menu to the link that says "Cancel Listing." Click "Update Status," and your listing will be removed.

Don't be discouraged if you didn't receive a ton of viable offers from the Make Me Move listing through Zillow. Maybe your house is overpriced or not enough buyers saw your listing. To make sure your house is priced competitively, and that it is marketed through all the important realty website, work with a qualified agent in your area.

Does Zillow Make Me Move work?

There are two common scenarios for Make Me Move listings. First, a homeowner does not understand how much their house is worth on the open market. They put out a listing asking for what they seem to think is an exorbitant amount, and some lucky buyer gets a great deal on the house.

The other scenario is that a homeowner asks for an amount way above market value. No viable offers come in, but the homeowner has a ton of spam and other communication to wade through every day.

If you are interested in how much you could get from the sale of your home, talk with someone who knows. House prices are determined by the condition of your home, how much similar houses sold for in your area, and the temperature of the market.

Is Zillow Make Me Move free?

Yes, it is free to create a Zillow profile and see if there is any interest in your property.

Before you accept any offer, check with other real estate professionals in your area that will answer questions you may have regarding the best time to put your house on the market and what upgrades you should complete before listing the property.

Is there a fee to list on Zillow?

There is no fee to list your property on Zillow. It may end up costing you in lost revenue, though.

Studies show that homeowners who list their homes with a full-service real estate agents make more from the sale of their homes than those who try to sell their properties themselves.

Is Zillow’s Make Me Move Tool worth it? Not if you would like to get the most profit from your transaction. If you are concerned about making the most from the sale of your property, work with a flat-fee real estate agent. Our Clever Partner Agents will sell any home valued less than $350,000 for a flat fee of $3,000.


Jamie Ayers

Jamie is the Director of Content at Clever Real Estate, the free online service that connects you with top real estate agents and helps you save thousands on commission. In the past, Jamie has managed columns for clients in a variety of leading business publications, including Forbes, Inc., CEO World, Entrepreneur, and more. At Clever, Jamie's primary goal is to provide home sellers, buyers, and investors with the information they need to successfully navigate the ins and outs of the real estate industry.

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