With the internet, you can search homes from your desk or on the go! However, there is nothing like walking through the front door of a home and knowing it is “the one.” Here is what you can expect during your search:
Many of our homebuyers find it helpful to keep a record of the houses they inspect. You may choose to keep notes in a notebook which flyers and information from the MLS. Or you might choose to keep an electronic file on your computer with links.
House Hunting on the Internet
According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 92% of homebuyers search for homes online. You can conduct your house search right here on www.BenningtonHomes.com!
When a house is listed for sale by any area broker, the homes vital statistics are inserted into the computer: the lot size; the age and kind of home (condo, townhouse, single family); style (colonial, contemporary, Cape Cod, etc.): material (brick, stone, wood); the number, size, and use of rooms (4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, kitchen, living and dining rooms, family room, finished basement and attic, foyer, utility room, garage). Also included are features (fireplace, walkout, deck, patio, wooded lot); equipment included (stove, dishwasher, carpeting, etc.); the heating and/or cooling systems; the water and sewage systems; the annual taxes; and, finally, the price.
Of course, the photos are going to be the highlight of what you are looking at and may ultimately decide which homes you desire to see in person. If you see something you like online, let us know!
Choosing a House
In many ways, home finding is easier than choosing a county and a neighborhood, because you already know the areas you like; it is now just time to find the right home within the neighborhood by weighing the pros and cons of each home. Our experience suggests that many people decide with emotion and justify with facts. This section will help you find a better balance.
First, one should realize that thousands of houses are sold in the area every year. Inspecting the thousands of houses on the market is obviously impossible. But you can turn this overwhelming selection to your advantage. If you can clearly describe the features you require, your Brenda Jones Real Estate Sales Associate can make a preliminary screening for you. After you select the best houses, you can concentrate on inspecting your top choices. The key is in knowing what you need.