It shouldn’t come as a surprise that over 90% of people begin their home search online. After all, you can check all the latest listings, browse through photos, and schedule a tour — all while in your pajamas and drinking a glass of wine! Here’s what to keep in mind:
- If you’re on a website that offers search criteria, carefully consider the information you’re providing. It’s common for buyers to miss out on a lot of really great homes because their search criteria is too narrow. If you only search for homes priced up to your budget of $250,000, for example, you could be missing out on a home priced at $255,000 — which you could likely negotiate to well within your budget anyway. Instead, we advocate browsing through all homes in your general location and price range to ensure that you’re not missing out on a great new place. Everyhome.com is a great place to look for homes in this manner.
- Be skeptical of certain websites, as their information may be outdated. It’s not uncommon for Trulia & Zillow to be a week or two behind with the latest listings, and unfortunately it’s not uncommon for these sites to be a bit delayed. But here’s the good news: some websites are really, really good about keeping information accurate and reliable. Everyhome.com updates with accurate information every single day, so you can be sure the home you love is actually available!
- When you see a home that interests you, be sure to schedule a tour at your earliest convenience. We’re currently in a “seller’s market” and home buying remains competitive. The easiest way to schedule a tour is to click on the link alongside of every listing on EveryHome.com. You’ll hear back from Katie or Emma within just a few hours, and you’ll be introduced to a friendly, local agent who can schedule a tour and answer any questions that you may have!
Julie & Bonnie’s latest listing sold in just a couple of days!