HOME BUYER SEARCH TIPS

Finding your dream home.
By: Deanalee Zuccatto

Most searches begin online.
In fact, over 90% of buyers start
their home buying process on
the internet.

The most comprehensive website for property searches is REALTOR.ca, a Canada-wide database of all active properties for sale, also referred to as the MLS® or Multiple Listing Service. This website allows you to narrow your search to a specific area, price range, key features and even displays the properties on a map.

The internet can be very helpful for you to get a sense of what’s available but keep in mind, it’s not a complete picture of the market or all potential properties available. A great agent, working on your behalf, will do an in-depth needs analysis to find all the properties suitable for you, set up a time to view the homes and guide you through the selection process.

X – Here’s what you can’t see online – X

  1. Homes in hot markets that haven’t made it online yet.
    These are desirable homes in great areas, at great prices that often get sold before a property listing is viewable online. The only way to know about these hidden gems is through an experienced real estate professional who consistently monitors the market.
  2. Exclusive/private sales not found on MLS®.
    A savvy real estate professional is on the pulse of all potential homes for sale, listed and unlisted.
  3. Insight and an insiders edge.
    A real estate professional not only has access to more data than what is available online, but he/she brings expertise and a wealth of knowledge, so you can be confident in knowing you have a complete picture of each property you are considering.

For more information on home buying contact me today at (780) 718-1052.