So, it’s home hunting time. Where do you start? Who do you contact? Well, home hunting has been made much easier with the advent of the Internet. There are plenty of websites these days with huge numbers of real estate listings, which make the task of finding a home so much easier. You can now browse through home listings, compare prices, compare the specifics of each home before deciding on which home you wish to see. Not only do you save on a lot of time but you get to choose from among a variety of homes hence not missing out on any home you may regret not having seen earlier. In addition, you also stand to benefit when it comes to negotiating for your new home as you have access to details of other homes and their prices and these comparisons can be put forward to the home owner.
So where do you begin searching for a home? Which are the websites you should start with? Realtor.com is popular for its huge database of real estate listings by agents all over the country. However, you may want to check out a few “for sale by owner" websites first as homes being sold by owners may fetch you a better bargain, a much better bargain if you consider that owners have to shell out up to 6% of the final sale price in commissions. To name a few such websites, ChoiceOfHomes.com and ForSaleByOwner.com have a number of real estate listings of homes for sale by owner all over the country. So browse through these sites and hopefully you’ll find the home of your choice!
Happy Home Hunting!
Sameer S Panjwani is the CEO and Founder of ChoiceOfHomes.com - Real estate listings of homes on sale and rent .