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Online Listing: What to Look for in an Online Listing...
Online Listing: What to Look for in an Online Listing...
by Jonathan Lammers

Online real estate listings have revolutionized the way buyers locate property, compare prices and find real estate professionals. But before you log on, make sure you have all the tools to get the most from your search.

Getting Local

You may have heard the old saying: "the three most important rules of real estate are location, location and location." To be sure, the first step in any online search is locating the specific area you're interested in. And with the convenient Find a Local Magazine search tool at Homes & Land, you'll be able to focus in on properties across town or across the country without ever leaving your chair.

Golf Course, Waterfront or Historic?

Another important consideration is being able to find the kind of property you want. Always dreamed of a house by the water? Or maybe you're looking for a little mountain hideaway? No matter what kind of property interests you, Homes & Land makes it easy to find. Just remember that once you've located the magazine for your area of interest, you'll be able to choose from a list of all the different property types that are available. Just check the box, hit the search button, and you're done!
And if you're working with a budget, make sure to take advantage of other features like setting a price range and selecting the number of bedrooms and baths.

Seeing is Believing

It's hard to get excited about a property if you don't know what it looks like. So to help save time and effort finding exactly what you want, all Homes & Land listings come with a photo and detailed property description. Some properties even have virtual tours so you can enjoy 360 degree views and feel as though you're actually standing inside the house or on the lot.

How to Get the Most from a Homes & Land Listing
  1. Use the Find a Local Magazine search tool to locate the area you're interested in
  2. Select the price range, property type and number of bedrooms and baths to focus on specific properties
  3. Browse listings matching your criteria by viewing thumbnail photos and brief descriptions
  4. Get more information by clicking on the photo of any property that interests you.
  5. Contact the agent via their phone number or email address shown in the "Offered by" section at the bottom of each listing
  6. Make an appointment to see your favorite properties!

Talk to the Expert

If you want learn more about a property, the next step is getting in touch with the listing agent. They'll be able to answer any questions you might have, and also provide details about the neighborhood, the city--even the local schools. All Homes & Land listings include the agent's contact information in the "Offered by" section beneath the property description. You can call them at the office, view their website, or send them an email. Don't delay when you find the right property--talk to the expert!