Finding and Buying a Home in 2017 - Find Your Orlando Forever Home This Year

Finding and Buying a Home in 2017

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The home buying landscaping has changed drastically over the past 20 years.

What used to be a slow, time-consuming process has been made more efficient by web-based MLS listings and thousands of searchable websites.

 

According to Redfin, a real estate search giant, homes in 2017 are selling at record rates. The average home now goes under contract in just 49 days, which is down from 60 days in 2016.

There’s no doubt that the fast-pace of the real estate market has a lot to do with the convenience of internet searches. But smart home buyers can’t rule out other valuable options for finding and buying a home in 2017.

1. Internet Searches

Experts claim that as many as 90% of home buyers start their searches online. Real estate search engines like Trulia and Zillow provide buyers with a one-stop shop for their initial and ongoing research.

These sites help buyers save their searches and notify them when new properties come onto the market matching their criteria. Zillow, Trulia and similar sites also provide buyers with up-to-date information on crime statistics as well as school districts and ranking information.

Internet research helps home buyers narrow down their searches and compare and contrast properties. It also helps buyers better understand what they’re looking for before contacting a trusted agent.

2. Local Word of Mouth

For people relocating from out of town, you may feel as though you’re going in blind when finding a home in Orlando. That’s why it’s important for out-of-town home buyers to connect with locals and people who know the area well.

Internet forums like Trip Advisor or Area Vibes allow users to ask questions about a certain area or neighborhood and receive helpful answers from other users. Connecting with real, local people can be another great tool in the home-finding toolkit for home buyers in 2017.

3. Local Real Estate Experts

Even the savviest of home buyers know that no search tactic compares to the honest advice of a local real estate expert. You may wind up reading a lot about a certain neighborhood or clicking through dozens of great homes online, but until you connect with an agent who knows the market and fair values, you won’t have the full picture.

Real estate agents are not only experienced in the home buying process, they can also help their clients find things they may have missed, negotiate a deal on their behalf, and be sure that the entire process goes smoothly.

Choose The Realty Medics

If you’re starting your search in the Central Florida area, be sure to contact a local real estate expert. The Realty Medics are a team of professional real estate agents that can help you find and invest in the right property in Central Florida. Contact the Realty Medics today to learn more about how we can help you find and buy a home this year.

 

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