Zillow Offers helps take the stress out of selling a home when simultaneously buying new construction

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If there’s one thing that can amplify the stress of buying a home, it’s trying to sell another one at the same time. 

Add the uncertainty around new construction timelines, and you can see why some home shoppers might peel away from newly built homes before they’ve even had a chance to tour one.

To ease the pain for buyers and builders—and create more certainty for sellers looking to buy—Zillow partners with home builders across the country to better align buying and selling timelines through Zillow Offers.

With Zillow Offers, qualifying homeowners can sell their home directly to Zillow and avoid the stress and hassle of a traditional sale. Sellers get an all-cash offer and pick their closing date, allowing them to focus on the move instead of the uncertainty of whether they’ll be able to sell their home in time to move into their new one.

Zillow’s home builder partnerships allow new construction buyers to close in as little as seven days—or as long as eight months.

 

Timing problems kill deals

The flexibility and extended timelines create breathing room around a significant pain point for buyers: 63% of home buyers are selling simultaneously. Over a third (36%) of households who bought a new construction home in the past two years struggled to time the sale of the home they were living in with their new home’s completion. And 35% of those buyers say their newly built home took too long to build or exceeded the estimated completion date, according to the Zillow New Construction Consumer Housing Trends Report 2020.

Among all home buyers who purchased within the past year, 40% percent say they didn’t consider or didn’t buy a new home because of timing issues: They didn’t want to—or couldn’t—wait for construction to be completed. 

 

Buyers want more certainty

Zillow Offers helps eliminate timing issues that cause buyers and builders stress and uncertainty. With Zillow Offers, homeowners who qualify can:

Receive a guaranteed, cash offer
Avoid open houses, preparation and repairs that accompany selling
Enjoy extended closing periods
Stop worrying about aligning their move-in date with their home sale
Avoid the cost of moving twice or carrying two mortgages 

For builders, partnering with Zillow Offers can:

Help increase home sales
Eliminate contingent sales and cancellations
Accelerate timelines to close on move-in ready homes
Attract more high-intent buyers by featuring a Zillow Offers partnership on your Zillow listings
Improve buyer satisfaction with an aligned closing date

 

Home builder partnerships reduce friction for buyers, builders

Aligning the interests of buyers and builders gives buyers the flexibility they’re looking for and helps builders increase home sales—and their bottom line. Zillow announced its home builder partnerships in September 2019, and continues to extend it’snational reach.

Home builders who are partnering with Zillow include:

Ashton Woods*
Avex Homes
Brock Built
Brookfield Residential*
Cardel Homes
Caviness & Cates
Century Communities
City Ventures
DR Horton*
Dream Finders Homes
Drees Homes
Eastwood Homes
Empire Communities
Fischer Homes*
Garrette Custom Homes
H&H Homes
Hartford Homes
Highland Homes
JMC Homes
Kerley Family Homes
Kindred Homes
KM Homes
Maracay Homes
M/I Homes
Minto Communities
New Style Communities
Oakwood Homes
Ole South Properties
Our Country Homes
Pacific Lifestyle Homes
Pardee Homes
Pulte Homes
Ryan Homes
Saratoga Homes
Shea Homes*
Smith Douglas
Stanley Martin Homes*
The New Home Company*
The Providence Group
TRI Pointe Homes
UnionMain Homes
Viera Builders
Woodbridge Pacific Group 

(as of June 2021)
*Exclusive partner

 

Zillow Offers first launched in Phoenix in 2018 and is currently available for home sellers in 25 markets in the US, including Denver, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs.

Zillow’s home builder partnerships are prominently marketed on all new construction home listings on Zillow and in home-builder showrooms. In each market where Zillow Offers is available, Zillow works with local agents and brokers on every transaction.

Home builders interested in partnering with Zillow Offers can contact zo-builder@zillowgroup.com.

Learn more about Zillow Offers

 

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