Become A Home Buying Expert
Knowledge is power and early knowledge can offer you a powerful advantage, especially in tight real estate markets. Those who find properties first gain an edge by being the first have a chance to see new properties and thus the first to make offers. More often than not, this first to market knowledge pays off.
This post will review how you can leverage the property search on this website to quickly access the newest properties on the market and how to setup email alerts when new properties match your criteria.
It’s important to first point out that this website offers you the most current, up-to-date property information available. In fact, the listing inventory on this site comes directly from the local MLS and is updated multiple times throughout the day. Having access to current and accurate information means another advantage for you.
- Utilize the “New Listings” checkbox to filter your searches. From the main property search, enter your desired search criteria and check the “New Listings” checkbox. This will filter your results to only display properties added to the market in the past seven days.
- Sort property results in chronological order. From the main search page, enter your desired search criteria and change the sort order to “Descending by Date Listed.” This will automatically display listings in chronological order with the newest listings to hit the market displaying first.
- Set up new listing email alerts. From the main property search page, select your search criteria and then click the “Set up E-mail Alerts” button. Follow the instructions to create your free account (make sure to activate your account right away), name your search, and then select your email notification preferences. You will receive email notifications whenever new listings hit the market that match your saved search criteria.
Another great tool is ValueMyShack.com You can get neighborhood specific sale and inventory information. See how long homes in your area are on the market before they sell. You can also see the average sale price and the specific SOLD price of a particular home. It a FREE service provided by Voyageur Real Estate Group.
These tools give you fast access to new listings as soon as they become available. Enjoy the market advantage of being a house hunting expert and happy house hunting!