Using Legitimate Real Estate Websites

Posted by Gurpreet Ghatehora on Thursday, June 19th, 2014 at 9:40am.

The internet is the go to tool for anyone looking to buy or sell a home. We use the internet today to find everything, especially when it comes to real estate. You can vet a realtor online, look at available home listings, and even compare your home to similar ones on the market. Overall it’s a great way to get you started, regardless of what you are setting out to do, either buying or selling, or both! Real estate websites are particularly useful because they offer a direct line to a realtors and are monitored strictly, ensuring all the data you see is up to date.
What about other advertising sites?
Unlike a dedicated real estate website, other sites are frequently out of date. A popular place to post homes for sale in Canada, is Kijiji. With their free advertising, anyone can post an ad for literally anything, at any time. While this is a great concept, where real estate is concerned it often means a lack of accountability. Because posters aren’t paying for their ad space, there is little reason for them to update ads or even remove them if they are no longer valid. For potential buyers, this can mean calling and emailing realtors or private sellers for a lot of homes that aren’t even available anymore.
Dedicated Sites
A real estate website is updated daily with new listings. This will ensure you have access to the latest homes on the market, and you won’t be staring at ads that are no longer relevant. The last thing you want to do is to fall in love with a place you can’t have, or to be chasing your tail on a property that doesn’t exist. These sites also provide direct access to a certified agent who will get back to your inquiries quickly and won’t leave you hanging. Seek professionals and you will get professional service.

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