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The Best Ways to Find Homes for Sale in a Tight Market

In a competitive market, there are better ways than just searching online!

People love to search for houses online and use real estate apps to check out home values. Recent Google research says potential homebuyers spend an average of 55 minutes a day on real estate apps and sites! 

If that makes you wonder how home buyers get any work done, a study from Google and the National Association of Realtors revealed that 31 percent of home buyers are looking at real estate while at work.

That same study showed that 90 percent of home buyers use the internet as one of their primary research tools and 52 percent begin their home buying research on the web.

Still, the time spent on real estate sites doesn’t mean all those people are trying to buy or sell homes. Many seem to get hooked – 64% percent of home buyers continue to check out houses and home values even after they purchased their home.

Around 69% of those surveyed by Google say online “shopping for real estate is fun.” 

On one hand, I’m happy that there is so much info available to home buyers and sellers 24/7. On the other hand, I wish it was a little more accurate, and most of all, I wish there were a way to help home buyers understand that what you see online is not always exactly what you’re going to find once you walk in the door of a property.

Most importantly, there are better ways to find a house (and beat the competition!) Here are a few tips to buy a home in a competitive real estate market.