Whether it’s a pair of shoes, a car, or a real estate property, everybody likes to feel like they’re getting a great deal on a purchase. In the case of real estate, there are simple tips you can follow to find great deals.
Wait till the end. One way to find a great deal is to look for properties that have been on the market for a looong time. Let’s face it, a home goes on the market because someone wants or needs to sell it. The owners of a house that’s been on the market for too long might be making mortgage payments on more than one property, making them prepared to sell for what you’re willing to pay.
Use technology. Online real estate sites are a great way to find properties. There are hundreds of thousands of homes listed online across numerous websites. One such site, Auction.com, focuses solely on auctions listings. Many of the properties listed there are available to be bid on online, instead of the traditional courthouse auctions.
Play the numbers game. Just like you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince, and kick a lot of tires to find a car, you need to look at a lot of real estate deals to find a great one. Finding a good deal is a numbers game.
Use an agent. Today’s increasingly high tech world has made business a tad impersonal. And, while technology certainly makes house hunting more efficient, don’t overlook the value of a knowledgeable real estate agent. Experienced agents are still the first people interested buyers and sellers turn to about a property.
The Howland Group is here to help you find the best deal on the market. Contact us to find the perfect home or investment property.