10 Best Ways to Search on-line for Phoenix Real Estate

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Searching for homes in Scottsdale, Paradise Vally, Fountain Hills, Peoria, etc.. can be a daunting process. There are roughly 60,000 homes for sale in the greater Phoenix area (Maricopa County) if you include the AZ regional Multiple Listing Service (MLS) , For Sale By Owner (FSBO) and foreclosure sales.

Further, without the help of a Realtor it can be difficult to find homes for sale that meet your criteria and many buyers prefer to start the home search process privately without the help of a Phoenix area Realtor.Phoenix Real Estate Search

Additionally, the search features on many Phoenix Realtor web sites are confusing. Unfortunately, they often require consumer information to receive the full Phoenix MLS search. Understandably, many first time home buyers do not feel comfortably providing that information right upfront.

Here are the names of some of the best Internet search platforms that give you access to Phoenix and Scottsdale homes for sale.

I do highly recommend you contact a local Realtor who can help filter the home listings for sale and prepare a comparative market analysis (CMA) to help our home search.

Here are the names of some of the most popular sites to search homes for sale in Phoenix and the towns that make up Maricopa County.

  1. Realtor.com
  2. ColdwellBanker.com
  3. Trulia.com
  4. Zillow.com
  5. Roost.com
  6. Move.com
  7. City-Data.com - demographics and city information
  8. Rate Window - wholesale mortgage rates direct
  9. Wexzilla.com ( I had to throw a plug in for our free (no sign up required) Search Phoenix Area Homes feature
  10. Call or email a realtor

Again, if you are looking for a home, it is always wise to start doing your own research by looking at the vast amount of information on line.

However, there is no replacement for speaking with and asking the opinions of at least one, if not 2 industry professional, mortgage brokers, real estate attorneys and/or Phoenix real estate agents. The information the have will be more current and can be interpreted more accurately. Most importantly, if you have questions the can either answer or find the right answer.

Finally, if you decide to buy a home. A Phoenix area realtor can help you with a CMA, prepare an appropriate offer, protect you in the 9 page AAR (AZ Association of Realtors Real Estate Purchase Contract. A Phoenix Realtor can negotiate on you behalf. Most importantly, if the contract does not work out they can protect you with appropriate contingencies and make sure your earnest money is protected.

Do your research on line first. Then, call a Phoenix | Scottsdale Realtor.

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Comments (1)

James Wexler
wexzilla.com - Scottsdale, AZ

scott - hope all is well , look forward to reading more of your blogs, great tips and tricks for searching for real estate on the internet

Dec 15, 2008 07:32 AM