Think Before You Click: Advantages and Disadvantages

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Think Before You Click: Advantages and Disadvantages of Searching for Homes Online


Nowadays, almost everything is possible with the help of technology. Even searching for your ideal Sandpiper Lakeland home for sale is made easier and faster through the Internet.


Before you search for your future home online, consider the pros and cons of searching through the internet versus searching using traditional methods.


The advantages of searching for homes online:


  • The internet allows a potential homebuyer to evaluate the 'vital statistics' of a large number of homes. For example, you can find out which homes are within your budget with a simple click of the mouse.


  • Many online listings by developers and resale homeowners feature photographs of the home which helps buyers in the visual aspect of a home search.


The disadvantages of searching for homes online:


  • Many listings onthe Internet are not really up to date. There are cases when you find out that the home you've found online was already sold months ago.


  • What you see online may not be the real thing. The house will be presented in the best possible light and angle. If the house needs major repairs, you can’t see it immediately. It is a big disappointment and waste of time to pay a visit to the home only to find out that everything was just a half truth.


When searching for homes online, it can be quite challenging to look for listings which are accurate, complete, and up to date. The best way to find a Sandpiper Lakeland Fl home for sale is still through an experienced REALTOR who can help you in searching for your dream home.


To get the best tips on how you buy a Sandpiper Lakeland FL home for sale, call Petra Norris at (863) 619-6918 today or visit for more information.




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Rob Marken
Bend River Realty - Bend, OR
25+ years experience in Bend

Such a great point.  I recently meet a couple who used both techonolgy and traditional methods to look for a home.  They decided to use a zillow app to look for homes that were for sale, and take a walking tour of the neighborhoods they were intersted in.  They said it really helped them eliminate neighborhoods and houses, using both technolgoy and traditional methods. Thanks for sharing. 

Jun 05, 2014 01:46 AM #1
Waynette Hoover Araj
Keller Williams Realty - Asheboro, NC
Connecting your Dreams with the Right Real Estate

Excellent post, Petra! Thank you for all the work you put into maintaining such an informative blog!

Jun 05, 2014 04:17 PM #2
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Hi Petra, great key points here. I agree with you. Using the internet in searching for homes has its pros and cons, so it is still quite smart to seek help from an experienced Sandpiper Lakeland FL real estate agent like you.

Jun 08, 2014 11:18 AM #3
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good afternoon Petra.  Great post!  I am not a fan of Z, T or  In fact my B/P goes up just thinking about them and the incorrect info they offer the public.

Jun 09, 2014 07:26 AM #4
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Petra, So important for consumers to go to agents with ACCURATE websites and search capabilities instead of syndicators that often have deficiencies in what is for sale vs. what's not.

Jun 10, 2014 03:32 AM #5
Brian Olsen
Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn & Dunthorpe Neighborhoods, Waterfront, Luxury & Floating Homes - Lake Oswego, OR
Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Group | Keller Williams

Good work're really busy contributing to ActiveRain. Have a fantastic week and thank you for all the great information.

Sell Sandpiper!

Jun 10, 2014 04:40 AM #6
Bradley Potter, PLLC
Homesmart Realty - Phoenix, AZ
National Association of Expert Advisors

I agree, but you should point out the interenet with the guidance of a local expert is the best combination to finding that perfect home as traditional methods now are just to slow and the good homes will be gone quickly.

Jun 10, 2014 05:07 AM #7
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