House Hunting and the Internet

By:  17-05-2011
Keywords: Real Estate, Property Listings, Mls Listings

 As the internet continues to touch almost every area of our daily lives, it is only natural that purchases ranging from small items to major investments get their start there.It has been stated that in excess of 75% of all home purchases now begin with an internet inquiry of some sort. This type of searching allows a certain kind of anonymity and fact finding that can really help create an educated buyer, which in the long term can be good for both buyer and agent.Some of the pitfalls though can be the type of information and the age of what is being presented. For instance, many sites offering homes for sale upload from other sites, or are manually entered and can not always hold the most up to date information, so unfortunately a very excited “buyer” could call on a property that is no longer even available, leading to dissapointment.As an agent I strongly recommend that possible clients align with an agent to set you up on an auto search for homes matching your criteria. This allows you to receive and review the most up to date listings directed toward your type of requirements. This not only gives you direct information, but also a representative that you can call about any other properties that catch your eye and who will be watching the local market as another set of eyes for you.Google, Yahoo and Bing offer many searches and you can spend many hours window shopping at your own pace. It can even aid those thinking of selling as to what area of the current market your property may fit. Once again, though, a local Real Estate Professional would be more than happy to give you a market analysis so you have the best idea of your range.Remember to bookmark your favourite sites and refer to them often and you should have a positive experience. Happy House Hunting….TC

Keywords: Carol McBain, Home Evaluation, home selling, Mls Listings, properties for sale, Property Listings, Real Estate, Tony Crawford,

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