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Top Tips for House Hunting Online

Top Tips for House Hunting Online

Hunting for a new home online a is a great place to start your search but

keep in mind that you don’t see everything. Real estate agents are great at

highlighting the features of a house listing online but to make the most of

your time, keep these few things in mind:


Identify your Housing Needs

Preferences are important when house searching. A house may not have

everything you want but it will have most of the things. Be realistic about

pricing and keep in mind the must-have items that will definitely be needed

because this will help narrow your search.


Stay up to Date

When you start your search, make sure you go to sites with up-to-date

listings directly from the multiple listing service. Realtors post their most

current homes for sale through this. Many sites fail to remove listings that

are already off the market, and this can lead to you trying to sort through

them and find the recent ones.


Pictures can be Deceiving

Photographers capture listings at their best. They use different strategies

and tools to boost the appeal of the home like creative editing and

expensive camera equipment known for its effects. What they don’t show is

unappealing parts, like an undone bathroom or small closet.


Call Us!

After you have chosen a house that’s appealing to you, schedule a showing

with your real estate agent. This is the opportunity to see every part of the

house in person and see if it’s a good fit.


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2 Responses to “Top Tips for House Hunting Online”

  • Thank you for explaining that you should stay up to date on houses when hunting online. My sister and her husband are looking for a new home to live in. I will inform them to stay up to date on them.

    • Elba Dore
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      Thank you Jane, and as you know we are here to serve, if your sister would like to set up a consultation with us, feel free to reach out! 757-276-1406

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