Trying to Find a Home using the Internet

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Real Estate Agent with Windsor Realtor

 

Trying to Find a Home Using the Internet is not as easy as one would think. Anyone who has a computer and an internet connection has millions of websites of real estate information at their fingertips. However, it’s all a bit overwhelming! There are so many real estate brokerages, so many realtors, so many real estate news sites, it’s hard to know who to trust or where to look when all you want to do is find a home.  Reason I’m telling you this, is because I know exactly where you’re coming from. Before I became a realtor, I had to move to Toronto. This was a new city to me, only having visited here and there. I had no idea which areas were good, which neighborhoods were nice, which homes would give the best resale value when it became time to sale. I had started searching online like almost everyone does first, but there was just too much. OR sometimes there wasn’t enough. What I mean is, you’re looking at listings available, but then you go to another site, and it seems this site has different listings available. This gets you second guessing. On top of this, you really don’t know the area that well to know if the price is right. Anyways, I finally gave up and contacted a realtor myself. They were able to perform searches daily for me, based on the criteria needed, and sent to me when I needed. No more searching the World Wide Web, bouncing to so many different sites trying to find the perfect home. It was all brought together in one nice email report of what is available in Toronto. Being a realtor now, I realize that people are not aware of this, just like I wasn’t. Contact the local realtor, they will help you much more than you think when looking to buy any property you want, condo, loft, detached home, semi-detached home, commercial property, townhome, apartment, you name it, they will show you what’s available.

Snap back to the present and this is now what I can do to help you find your new home. Being a realtor here in Toronto for RE/MAX, I have all the tools and knowledge to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. It’s something I truly enjoy, and it allows me to meet great people! So whether you’re looking to buy your first home here in Toronto, looking to move to Toronto, looking to buy a second home, third, whatever, contact me today; tyler@soulliererealestate.ca, or go to my website and try to find a home using the internet!!

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If you are interested in learning more about the Windsor and Essex County real estate market you can also visit my primary Windsor Real Estate website at www.soulliererealestate.ca.  Thanks!

Tyler Soulliere, BBA, MBA

I service all of the Windsor and Essex County Area whether its for homes, fix and flips, rentals or income properties; Manor Windsor Realty and I can help!

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 3276 Walker Rd., Windsor, ON N8X 3R8

Office: (519) 250-8800 - Fax: (519) 966-0536 - Cell: (519) 990-7082

Email: tyler@soulliererealestate.ca - Web: SoulliereRealty

 

 

 

 

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Rainer
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Randy Bocook
Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners - Richmond Hill, GA
Selling Coastal Georgia

Great article. You are completely right. There are hundreds of sites out there for real estate and it can be a bit overwhelming and confusing for consumers using these sites. I hope you have a great 2013

Jan 24, 2013 01:40 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great blog!  Make sure to include hyper links to your site on the "contact me" section so you'll garner more hits and maybe leads.  And don't forget the rest of us with RE/MAX will be your referral partners!

Jan 24, 2013 01:56 AM #2
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

We know that a vast majority of home buyers start their search on the internet. We also know that much of what the find, as far as listings are concerned, is out of date and confusing. I love it when someone inquires about a property that they found on the internet and, unbeknownst to them, it is no longer available. It give me the opportunity to tell them about the value of having their won Realtor do the searching for them and provide them with timely, up-to-date information about properties that they really can buy.

Jan 24, 2013 03:46 AM #3
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Brian Rugg
Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700 - Georgetown, TX
Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est

Hello Tyler - Right You Are!  While a new search may begin on the internet, successful purchasing of a home always involves a knowledgeable, professional, local agent who lives the nuances of the community and can articulate them effectively.  There was time people believed the internet would do away with traditional real estate brokerage.  We have seen that couln't be further from the truth.

Jan 24, 2013 04:27 AM #4
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Tyler, one problem with many Internet sites they have expired listings or out of date information. Working with a REALTOR is the best way to have everything accurate.

Jan 24, 2013 04:29 AM #5
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Jimmy Faulkner
Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage - Wantagh, NY
The Best Of St. Augustine

This article coincides with my just buying a home. You get to see all the inadeqacies of a Realtor & how they sometimes have toruble with the truth & you wonder who they are working for.  You analysis of coming to a new area is right on target & you need a Good Realtor to gudie you becasue you cannot do it alone.  Thanks, Jim

Jan 24, 2013 05:07 AM #6
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Just because people can search properties on the Internet doesn't mean they are experienced Real Estate Agents.  They are not. 

Jan 24, 2013 08:17 AM #7
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Tyler Soulliere
Windsor Realtor - Windsor, ON

Randy - hope you have a great 2013 too!

Jan - thanks for the tips and your right, I won't forget about RE/MAX

John - its great when people find unavailable listings, great opportunity for us!

Brain - 100% agree with you, will always be a need for a realtor.

Gary - This is very true and something us as realtors need to promote to the public.

Jimmy - Well put, good realtor is what people still need even with the internet.

Carla - haha! No their not!

Jan 24, 2013 09:03 AM #8
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Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nice presentation, Tyler. The biggest problem tha consumer has is establishing a trust to even make the call. Just browsing doesn't afford them a true picture of the market

Jan 24, 2013 09:51 AM #9
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Many consumers believe the finding the home is the hardest part.  However, that is just the starting point.  They need to assistance, guidance and counsel of a real estate professional to manage the process.

Jan 24, 2013 10:42 AM #10
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Steve Warrene
Your Town Realty - Lower Burrell, PA
Pittsburgh Real Estate Investment Specialists

People just looking on the internet are looking at old listings and listings that are not updated correctly.  We tell people that it sometimes takes 2 days to 2 weeks for a new listing to hit those website and if the house is absolutely amazing they are going to miss out when someone else buys it before they ever know it's on the market.  That is why it's best to work with us so we can keep them up to date with new listings.

Jan 24, 2013 07:29 PM #11
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Information overload right?  I can see how buyers would be confused with everything out there.  Good thing to call an individual Realtor and have them help you.  Great post.  

Jan 24, 2013 09:15 PM #12
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Paddy Deighan JD PhD
TimeshareLawyers.pro - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

the frustrating thing for me is trying to find the LISTING agent sometimes....many agents list other listings to build a buyer list and it can be challenging

Jan 24, 2013 11:15 PM #13
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Tyler Soulliere
Windsor Realtor - Windsor, ON

Ed - yes, and getting them to make the call is what we have need them to do.

Joan - Couldn't agree more.

Steve - That is great information to tell people, and many people out there are not aware of that. Us as realtors need to educate them about this.

Christiansen Team - Very confusing for buyers.

Paddy - That is true as well!

Jan 28, 2013 11:11 AM #14
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