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Your next home is a click away...

USA Today had an article Friday about websites the consumer uses to access information about homes of interest to them.  The article listed 5 websites.  Of the 5 I had heard of 2 of them.  Being a Realtor I use MLS but found it interesting to learn about what the consumer uses other than Realtor.com.  Here's some info on the USA Today listed:  

Have you heard of?  

Zillow.com - I had heard of and used zillow.com to compare the accuracy of information.  I believe it to be fairly accurate.  If you get in areas where there are varying amounts of data - your data can be skewed.  

Redfin.com - Redfin actually sells Real Estate being an online brokerage.  Redfin is not available in most metro areas.  

Realtor.com - I think this one MOST individuals have heard of and is the most common out of the 5.   

HotPads.com - New to me.  Great website to find homes to Rent or to buy.  

Last but not least...PropertyShark.com - get details about prior sales, demographics of the neighborhood,etc.  PropertyShark.com is from M-F from 3 to 6 only.   

It is true most home buyers start their search on the internet.  There is a plethora of information on each of these websites but the consumer can spend hours going through it.  A good realtor would be able to get you specifics in just a few minutes with just a few clicks. 

Kristin Moran

Specializing in San Antonio & surrounding cities
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RE/MAX Access - Realtor®/Owner

KristinMoran@Remax.net 210.313.7397 www.SistersThatSell.com

Buy a home from me, use the truck to move for free!

 

                

Comment balloon 2 commentsKristin Moran • August 31 2008 10:36PM
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