Buying a home can be a stressful experience. There is a lot to think about and consider before making such an important purchase. From financial concerns to choosing a neighborhood that meets your needs, deciding on the right place has its challenges.
Fortunately, you don’t need to go through this often intimidating process alone. I’m dedicated to helping you understand all of your options as you take the necessary steps to purchasing a new home in Summit County.
And as your realtor, I think it’s important not only to reduce your stress, but also to tell you about the many useful real estate resources that can be of great service to you as we work together. Websites, mobile applications and location-based services are now playing a crucial role, making it easier to determine deals that are suited to your needs.
Facebook as a Home Finder
Most people think of Facebook simply as a way to connect with friends. But you can also use this social network as a kind of check-in service as you search for homes. Realtors are able to update their location in real-time, giving prospective clients the ability to respond immediately, if they are interested in a certain property.
Essentially, the check-in function allows you to get ahead of the competition by giving you the ability to react to your real estate agent’s status update within seconds of its posting. This can be very useful, especially if you are looking for a very specific type of home.
Location-Based Apps and Websites
Location is always a big consideration when buying a home. But when you’re looking at a lot of different houses, it’s often difficult to understand the surrounding area with any real depth. That’s why location-based apps can be extremely convenient as you evaluate a variety of neighborhoods.
AroundMe is an app that really focuses on location. It reveals where places such as restaurants, gas stations and banks can be found in any given area. This way you can know if a home that interests you has all of the necessities nearby.
Another app that utilizes location in its features is called House Hunter. This app gives buyers the ability to set priorities through a 1-to-10 rating system. Then the application is able to calculate a score for a certain house based on the user’s own preferences.
If you enjoy strolling around a neighborhood, the Walk Score app or website may be the perfect resource. Not only do these tools tell you if a certain area is walkable or not, they also offer directions as you travel on foot.
Technology Is Definitely a Buyer’s Friend
Although buying a new house is often an anxiety-ridden time, technology can make the process much easier. With apps and websites designed to help buyers find homes that meet their particular needs, there are many ways to search for the most appealing properties.
Of course, none of these tools should ever be a substitute for the expert advice you’ll always get from me. By combining the power of technology and my extensive knowledge of Summit County real estate, you’re sure to find the home of your dreams in no time.
If you have any questions about important real estate tools or if you would like to discuss one of our listings, feel free to contact us at any time. You can fill out the Kelli Sells Team Information Request Form or call us at your convenience. We value your time and always make sure to respond right away.