“I’m sorry, but that property has already sold!”
Searching for a home online is only
half the battle. The other half is verifying whether the property is still available
and how to go about seeing it in person.
The reality is that many of the properties
you come across while doing an internet search...are either already sold, or no longer
available (i.e. the listing has expired.) The reason for this is that some agents
are not as diligent at updating information about their listings as others. Perhaps
they haven’t changed their MLS data to show that the property was sold last week,
or that their listing has expired. You could easily spend hours calling Realtor after
Realtor, only to find that half of the properties you thought would be perfect for
you and your family...are no longer available.
But there’s a MUCH better way! Here’s
what I recommend you do:
Make a list of all the homes you are interested in, then
simply call me with the information, or send me an email with the details. I will
personally contact the listing agents on each of those properties to confirm availability
and also to schedule a time when we can tour the properties in person. In your email,
please provide the best time for you to see the homes, along with a phone number
where I can reach you with the updated information.