Why A Zestimate Is Not An Accurate Way To Estimate Your Home's Value

Zillow's Zestimate is simply an algorithm, that is only as accurate as the data behind it, meaning that it may be outdated or incorrect.

Zestimates should only be used as a broad guideline. It should not, in any way, be considered an appraisal.

A comparable market analysis from a local real estate agent and a professional appraisal of the home are the best ways to learn your home's true value.

Past Transactions in New York City


As a native New Yorker with 20+ years of Real Estate experience, Steve executes real estate transactions with agility, perseverance, and a strong belief in creating a unique plan catered to each client and their situation.

Steve approaches real estate much like a music producer. The foundation of his real estate career was inspired by his days fronting several rock bands throughout Brooklyn and NYC. This experience allowed him to collaborate with different personalities, effectively working towards the goal of making a hit song. In this way, Steve is consistently orchestrating the process of each sale or purchase in a creative and cohesive way.

His arsenal of 5-star Yelp reviews further showcase the human side of each transaction. Many of Steve’s clients become lifelong confidantes, much like former bandmates you continue to make music with.

You may recognize Steve’s beard from stickers around NYC–yes, that is Steve, the Rock n Rolla Realtor®.

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My Testimonials

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Tracey Paverud

Steve was an absolute HERO during our sale purchase. We needed a very quick sale as I was 8months pregnant and we’d just bought a new place. Steve not only got is an offer on record time but he went above and beyond to ensure t...


Jay A.

Steve Schaefer is a top-notch Real Estate Broker. I cannot speak highly enough of Steve's level of professionalism, character, and judgment. My wife and I secured a beautiful home in Brooklyn, NY, thanks to Steve’s market-savvy...


Emily S.

We worked with Steve on the purchase of our first condo. Steve was very responsive and professional. He was patient with our questions as first-time home buyers and really helped shepherd us along the process of home buying. He...

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