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Online house hunting done right

Online house hunting done right

Everything has gone online nowadays, and house hunting is no exception. In fact, 9 in 10 homebuyers today rely on the internet as a primary research source when looking for houses for sale. The problem with browsing the internet, however, is information overload – there are just too homes to choose from.

So, how do you go about finding the right property online?

Make a wishlist

You probably already have a general idea of the kind of home you want. But what features do you want your house to have? How many beds and baths? What are your non-negotiables? Would you rather move into a smart home? Make a wishlist of your “must-haves” and “nice-to-have.” By creating a checklist, you can make a more targeted search for homes that fit your criteria.

Know, too, what you can and cannot compromise on.

Apply search filters

Now that you have your list, you can now begin searching online. Adjust your search filters according to your criteria, including the state and city or area you hope to move to. Browse through the search results and check out the website under which the house is listed. Browse the site for more homes in the area you selected to see what else is available. If there are dozens, let alone hundreds, of other houses for sale, sort the list by price, status, date, and so on.

Look beyond the lens

Expect sellers to upload photos showing their homes the best light, so look for more unfiltered views elsewhere. Ask the Realtor if they’re planning to stream a tour of the house via Facebook or Instagram Live, or a similar app. If so, join in and ask questions. Pay attention to spots not seen on the listings, especially areas you want to see more of or are particularly concerned about, like the room you’re eyeing as the nursery for your baby, for example.

Learn more about the neighborhood

Listings not only include the details of the house you’re checking out – they also include a map and information about the schools in the area and the walkability of the neighborhood. You can also scroll through websites like Niche.com, which rates the livability of places in terms of safety, diversity, nightlife, and housing. Check out other neighborhood-finding resources here.

Choose your agent

You have finally shortlisted houses for sale in Boulder, CO. The next step is to choose the right agent to help you purchase the property that best matches your needs and your budget. The right Realtor in Boulder, CO will help you understand every step of the home buying process. Request a private showing, if that’s possible. Ask plenty of questions. Voice your concerns. A good real estate agent will be able clear up any questions before you make your decision.

Real estate agents Paul and Kamron have helped many homebuyers just like you. As experts helping house hunters in the Denver Metro and Boulder County, CO areas achieve their real estate goals, this top-producing team is ready to help every step of the way. Call Paul and Kamran today at 720.232.5842 (Paul) or 303.520.3223 (Kamron). You can also send an email to Paulwaz(at)me(dotted)com or Kamronwaz(at)me(dotted)com to learn more.