A Private Investigator Tracks Down an Easier Way to Buy and Sell through Zillow Offers

Zillow Offers Seller Stories: Christine Abbott, Phoenix, AZ As a private investigator and former law enforcement officer, Christine Abbott scrutinizes every decision with a healthy dose of skepticism. She put on her detective hat when she learned Zillow was buying and selling homes through Zillow Offers . “I wasn’t going to do something willy-nilly spur of the moment,” said ...

Zillow Offers Seller Stories: Christine Abbott, Phoenix, AZ

As a private investigator and former law enforcement officer, Christine Abbott scrutinizes every decision with a healthy dose of skepticism.  She put on her detective hat when she learned Zillow was buying and selling homes through Zillow Offers .

“I wasn’t going to do something willy-nilly spur of the moment,” said Abbott.  “I really wanted to make sure I was dealing with a solid reputable company.”

Abbott was looking for an easier way to sell her second-story Scottsdale, AZ condominium and up-size to a single-story house.  Abbott says she conducted a thorough investigation and Zillow Offers checked out.

Easy Selling Through Zillow Offers

Zillow Offers streamlines the real estate process by removing all the challenging parts of selling a home.  With Zillow Offers, homeowners don’t have to make repairs, keep their home spotless for showings and open houses, or deal with the uncertainty over when their home will sell.  They can get a free, fair market value offer directly from Zillow and move on to the next chapter of their lives.

More than a quarter million homeowners have requested an offer from Zillow to date, including Christine Abbott.

“It was a great offer and I immediately took it,” said Abbott.

Buying a Zillow-Owned Home

When Abbott began shopping for her new home, her real estate agent lined up a dozen properties to tour, including a Zillow-owned house in her ideal location in North Scottsdale.

“I knew how great Zillow was to deal with when I sold my condominium.  And the minute I walked in the door, I knew the Zillow home was the one for me,” said Abbott.  “I enjoyed the fact in dealing with Zillow that I knew I was dealing with a real estate professional, not an emotional seller who maybe wasn’t particularly educated in the process.”

Abbott says with her high-pressure job, she didn’t want a stressful real estate experience and she’s thankful Zillow lifted that burden.

“As somebody who’s bought and sold many homes over the years, I thought the entire Zillow experience, from both a selling standpoint and a buying standpoint, was the easiest transaction I’ve ever done.  It was amazing.”