According to the NAR, almost all Americans begin their real estate searches online. And most of them are using mobile devices to do so. So what’s the best way to search quickly for homes using a phone or tablet? Homesnap!
Homesnap not only provides a standard MLS and property search website, but it also delivers a 24/7 mobile experience that gives you the information you need to stay competitive in quick-moving markets.
Here are 5 tips for getting the most out of your Homesnap searches.
Focused Search Criteria- When conducting a search, narrow your scope to a specific county, city and state, or zip code.
Compare Several Listings- In addition to listings you’re interested in, check out similar homes in the area and recently sold listings, so that you can compare property values on your own.
Email Alerts- Homesnap provides a free email alert system, where users can flag, favor, and follow specific homes and areas. Follow listings to keep tabs on price changes, off-market statuses, and sales details. Click “Follow this Area” to be notified of other homes similar to a recently viewed listing. You can also choose the frequency with which your alerts will arrive: real-time, daily or weekly.
Favor vs Follow- When you find a few listings of high interest, “favor” them. Follow these homes to keep closer tabs on their activity within your market.
On or Off the Market- Don’t just view homes for sale. Search sold homes, homes already under contract, and owned homes to make realistic assessments of what homes in your target neighborhood are going for. The better informed you are, the more confident an offer you will be able to make.