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Zillow Expands Service Into 23rd Market

Zillow announced Monday that Zillow Offers—an application where consumers can buy or sell their homes directly to Zillow—has expanded to Arizona and is now available in Tucson.  

The service is also available in Maricopa County near the Phoenix metro—the first Zillow Offers location launched in April 2018. 

"There are so many stressful aspects of selling a home today, and we are giving sellers a different way to sell to avoid those," said Zillow President Jeremy Wacksman in the release. "With home shopping season just around the corner, Tucson homeowners can now shop confidently for a new home without worrying about how they will sell their current home."

Tucson is the 23rd market for Zillow Offers. 

“We’ve been really pleased with the response so far—it’s clear that sellers are looking for an easier way to sell their homes,” Zillow spokeswoman Lauren Braun told MReport. “We know it’s a stressful experience, and are excited to be able to offer an alternative way that takes care of the common headaches and hassles that typically accompany selling a home.”

Braun added that buyers and sellers of all types—not just millennial and Generation Z consumers—are utilizing Zillow Offers. 

“Whether it’s sellers who want more control over the timing of a sale, or don’t want to deal with making repairs and hosting open houses, Zillow Offers is designed to help any type of seller,” Braun said. 

Zillow also announced plans to make it available in Cincinnati, Ohio; Jacksonville, Florida; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 2020.

Requesting a home through Zillow Offers is free and sellers can submit their address to Zillow via its website or mobile app. If eligible, Zillow will send a preliminary cash offer within 48 hours. 

Sellers who accept a Zillow Offer can choose the selling date, usually between seven and 90 days out. 

Zillow, after buying a home, works with local contractors to make any necessary repairs to prepare the home for sale. 

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A graduate of the University of Alabama, Mike Albanese has worked for news publications since 2011 in Texas and Colorado. He has built a portfolio of more than 1,000 articles, covering city government, police and crime, business, sports, and is experienced in crafting engaging features and enterprise pieces. He spent time as the sports editor for the "Pilot Point Post-Signal," and has covered the DFW Metroplex for several years. He has also assisted with sports coverage and editing duties with the "Dallas Morning News" and "Denton Record-Chronicle" over the past several years.
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