A lot of search traffic is simply market curiosity. People often just want to know if their neighbors house has sold or what the price is of the home down the street. People who look on real estate search sites don’t always need the most advanced tools to find out what they need to know. But sometimes, they do. Ever try to fix a vase with vice grips and duct tape? … [Read more...] about When does DIY (Do It Yourself) or DIWH (Do It With Help) make more sense?
Statistics show that 80% of the public ends up using the fist agent they speak with. Why? Dunno... Like anything else in this world, you should shop around. All agents have different skills, different areas of expertise, and different ways they do business. Finding an agent who works the way you work and communicates the way you communicate will only lead to a far … [Read more...] about Choose Your Agent the RIGHT Way
Zillow or Trulia? MLS or IDX? Mobile or Laptop? Searching online for a home is either easy or confusing, depending on where you sit. The explosion of sites dedicated to online search means the information on homes for sale is now largely within reach of the public and no longer guarded by Realtors. But with so many options it can become overwhelming and confusing (see … [Read more...] about The BEST Way to Search (an Insider’s Take)
All of these search sites...what do they do? Whose listing are they? Why should I use you? The sharp increase in real estate search sites are all a result of the companies using IDX (Internet Data Exchange) to display all of the listings available in a certain marketplace and not just their own. The RichmondVaMLSSearch.net site is no different than any other search site … [Read more...] about The 7 Things We Do for Our Clients (and why they matter…)