Searching for homes can be stressful but also one of the best parts of buying a house. This process is typically how you narrow down exactly what you are looking for so it is important to have the right tools to search at your disposal. There probably isn’t a person on earth today that doesn’t know how to search property on Zillow or Trulia, but my advice is to STAY AWAY from these sites when searching.
A good agent will invest in the tools to help their clients successfully accomplish their goals. This includes a web platform for clients to search property on that will inform them when homes are no longer available. When a property is contingent (meaning under contract pending inspections or other like contingencies) it will still show as available on sites like Trulia or Zillow. This can be frustrating to a buyer searching for property thinking that a home is available when in all reality it is not. Now, homes with contingencies could become available again, but it is not currently available. This can cause additional stress to a buyer and also make them feel as though their agent is not working in their best interest.
Best thing you can do? Listen to your Realtors advice and use the tools that they provide to get the most out of your experience and ensure that the additional stress is removed. Our site www.savvyhomeagent.com, is enhanced with top of the line IDX solutions that will disclose to searching buyers if properties are “contingent” or otherwise unavailable. HAPPY HOUSE HUNTING!