Spring is almost here and home buyers have already begun to search homes for sale.
With so many online home search options available, which one is the best for serious buyers?
Of all the home search tools available online, we believe our MLSPropertyFinder beats all the others hands-down and here’s why:
The most important feature a home search website must have is up-to-date, accurate listing information. Many home buyers don’t realize that the national third party websites actually get their listings from many different sources, not from a direct MLS feed like MLSPropertyFinder.
Because of this, these third party sites often have duplicate listings, out-of-date and even incorrect information. We see it all the time: a buyer wants to schedule a showing for home listed on one of these sites and the home has already sold, is under contract, or was taken off the market. This causes frustration for the buyer who must now start their search all over again.
These third party websites require home listing information to be manually entered into each site, and then each listing must be manually updated daily. Most real estate brokerages don’t do this, and as a result the home listing information on these sites is often out of date.
Our MLSPropertyFinder data feed is updated every 15 minutes, so the information on a home you see is the most up to date available.
Another reason it’s so important that your real estate search tool should have a direct MLS feed is that MLS listings have strict standards. Agents who list properties via MLS must provide accurate data on the important details of the home including the square footage of the property, the number of rooms, the type of heating system, tax information, amenities and other features. The listing must not contain any incomplete or misleading language.
Your Customized Home Search: Delivered Daily
Home buyers love being able to create their customized home buyer profile and then allowing MLSPropertyFinder do the rest.
When you log into MLSPropertyFinder, simply enter the criteria for the type of home you want including the town, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, price range, and any other preferences. Once you’ve created this profile, MLSPropertyFinder will send you daily emails showing new homes on the market that match your criteria. This way you never miss seeing homes on the market that fit your criteria.
Get The Most Detailed Information on Homes for Sale
Once you start your search, and see a home you like in the results, click on it and you will see more details about the home. Click the “compare” button to see how the selected listing compares to other homes on your list. You can also use the mortgage calculator for an automatic calculation of your monthly mortgage payment. You can get more information about the town, including schools and public transportation. MLSPropertyFinder even shows the WalkScore, which provides the distance from your selected home to shopping, restaurants, schools, parks, and entertainment.
There are fewer homes on the market this year compared to last year, and the number of home sales is increasing, which means more competition for homes on the market. Serious home buyers can’t afford to waste their time searching for homes only to find they are already sold or under contract.
Our MLSPropertyFinder is the best search tool because it offers the most up to date information for free, and alerts you to new homes on the market as they become available.