There are 100's of websites you can use to search for a home, and nearly everyone of them is fighting for your attention so they can sell your information to a high bidding Real Estate Agent.
The good news is, you can use many of these sites and never enter your information. I have found that the less intrusive one is Realtor.com, it also happens to be the only one with real time updates tied directly to Realtors MLS systems nationwide.
I am going to show you how to set up a search that will remove the houses you likely wouldn't want and focus results on the Homes you'll love. Let's get right to it ...
Whichever Home Search website you decide to use should have a very similar search model because they all tend to copy each other. For my instructions I will use the website Realtor.com
I'm into All Things Real Estate, you know this right?
As a Licensed Real Estate Broker I can help you with the purchase of your home, not only that, but I can also help you with the lending and Pre-Qualification process. If you aren't familiar with a Pre-Qualification I would suggest you read my Guidance Post "Home Loan Pre-Qualification - Because Money Matters"
When you are ready to buy you home, or if you are ready now, reach out to me and I will gladly help you through the process. You may or may not know that when representing You as the Buyer My Services are Free to you. Let me explain why ...
When a seller decides to list their house for sale they'll usually contact a Real Estate agent to help them. This Real Estate agent will require a signed contract and a fee to provide the listing service. The fee that is charged to the seller is in the form of a commission, which is based on the sales price of the house. When the Listing agent (sellers agent) places the house in the Realtors MLS they will offer what is called a "Cooperating Broker Compensation" which is just a fancy term for sharing the commission. This commission is shared with any agent that brings a buyer and successfully closes on the sale of that home.
This allows for You to have Me represent you and the Seller pays for it. My awesome services to help you find a home, write a contract, negotiate a great price and guide you through the closing process cost you nothing.
Pretty cool, right?