More than 90% of homebuyers begin their search online. And where they begin usually determines where they will end. Being connected to the correct websites are vital in making sure homebuyers look for available houses and one does not get frustrated after they think they’ve found their dream home only to find out it is no longer available. Why is that? How come many of the houses seem to be gone when one searches but it’s active on another website.
The reason for this is that ONLY active and houses in Real Time are associated to the MLS and many Realtors websites. Many of the others tend to pull houses from the MLS and add them to their website but they do not update them accordingly. So when people are looking in most cases the homes found need to be verified as still being active or else a person’s hopes and dreams can go up in smoke once they find out that house hasn’t been active for months.
I always ask people who come to me, ”Where did you find that house?”. In most cases they give numerous websites and then when I look on the MLS it says been under contract for 5 months. Last year I had a client come to me because she was frustrated looking online for houses and always calling and finding out the house was no longer available. I found her a house in less than a month, after she moved in and had her house warming her co-worker who started the process before her but refused to get an agent was still looking.
Even the most popular websites that advertise every house in the United States even those not available are not in real time. Always consult with a local Real Estate agent. You will save time and money and in many cases lots of frustration.
If you or someone you know is looking to sell or buy real estate in Washington DC, Maryland, or Virginia please consider The Sold Supreme Team and Damon The Agent (CEO). We are never too busy to assist you.
Damon J. Brockenberry (Damon The Agent)
Your Washington DC Area Realtor
Servicing Washington, DC, Maryland, & Virginia
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