There is a lot of information available at our fingertips. In an era of technology, mobile technology and ever evolving tech capabilities, the information highway is more easily accessible than ever before – but is the information legitimate? Anybody can start up a website these days and fill it with whatever information they see fit. When it comes to searching for legitimate real estate websites, legal websites and medical websites, you’ll want to keep your eyes open for a few different things.

Does it look professional?

Any website worth its salt will be spell checked. Even on professional sites, you may find a random error or two – but if there are spelling and grammar errors riddled throughout, don’t trust it or the information on it. Getting accurate local information from a real estate website is important. You need to know what’s available when and know what’s not. There is nothing like trying to make an apt to view a home that’s already sold.

Is the site up to date?

Check the website for time stamps. On a real estate website, for example, individual home listings may not have dates on them. At the bottom of the site where the web host name is listed, there should be a “last updated” time stamp somewhere. If the site isn’t up-to-date, or clearly updated regularly, move on!

Is it a great site?

A great real estate website, or any site, will be easy to navigate and have all the pertinent information you need on the home page. It will be well organized, easy to understand and clearly provide contact information if you need further assistance. Search tools, like maps and feature filters are another indicator of a great and professional site.


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Listing information last updated on May 27th, 2022 at 6:02pm CDT.