6 Secrets of Internet Home Buying..........

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Shoreline New Hampshire & Maine

is the title of a great article from U.S. News & World Report posted on Yahoo. Number 6 is my favorite.

 

  1. Get preapproved before your start looking.
  2. Use the right tools, i.e. search sites. Personally I like my website best for our area searches.
  3. Use several websites to ensure you cover all the homes for sale. My website has all our area MLS listings.
  4. Don't forget FSBOs. Works for me, I typically have a buyer agency agreement so we look at ALL the homes for sale in my area.
  5. Be alert. Some sites offer an RSS feed or email alert for new homes so you don't miss out on a deal. I have that as often as you want to sign up for one.
  6. "Find a good blog. Few resources allow home buyers to take the pulse of the national and local markets like real estate blogs." "By and large, the real estate blogging community understands the dynamics of today's housing market in the way few others do. They've emerged as an important voice on housing issues and a wonderful resource for prospective home buyers."

What a great group of suggestions.

It is probably a good idea to check your websites now and ensure you offer all the features suggested by this article.

Posted by

Jim Lee , REALTOR®, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

http://JimLee.com  RE/MAX Shoreline

100 Market St., Suite #200, , Portsmouth, NH 03801 Phone: (603) 431-1111 x3801

Visit New Hampshire Maine Real Estate.com to search homes, get Seacoast area information, and find out how great living on the New Hampshire and southern Maine Seacoast really is.

 

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Dave Woodson
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great information.  thanks for sharing

May 10, 2008 03:37 AM #1
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Midori Miller
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Jim this is excellent advice and you are right...I just noticed on my website I have a blank page up.

May 10, 2008 03:40 AM #2
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Jimmy McCall
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Jim,  Thank you for sharing this article with us.  It is hard to read every article in every magazine.  It is great when someone shares what they have read with us on the Rain.

May 10, 2008 04:08 AM #3
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Gary Woltal
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Jim, outside of the do it your selfer Internet search I would highly recommend they sign up with a buyer rep agreement with an Internet savvy Realtor who has better tools than they have and is much more experienced in this area. As a buyer who has time to do all the work unless you are a first time buyer coming out of college.

May 10, 2008 08:21 AM #4
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Randy Prothero
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It seems each month more consumers are finding me through the internet.  It is a requirement that we have all of the tools required, available for them.

May 10, 2008 08:27 AM #5
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Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
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Hi Jim - LOVE number 6, too!!  This really is an interesting, and it's quite refreshing to see one that isn't bashing our profession.

Ann

May 10, 2008 11:17 AM #6
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