Thursday, September 13, 2012

Buyer / Seller Home Tools

In today's online world there are tons of available options to help you find your home's "value" or as a buyer find a "good value".  Not all of them are all that local though and this can present quite a few unseen problems in the data that they give you.

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With the way our counties and school districts are sorted out in the Cincinnati area you need to have tools on hand that can help you sort through the clutter and get to the reality.  For example, many foreclosure related home search sites do NOT have up to date data.  In fact, their data can be many months old.  So that foreclosed home you are looking at and thinking of driving by could in fact have been sold several months ago.  They'll leave these homes on their site because they know they will attract potential buyers and traffic is what they're looking for - they do not have your best interests in mind.

Focus on local tools and real estate sites as they tend to be connected with the Multiple Listing Service of Greater Cincinnati  These sites are up to date because they are connected at the source.  Now, I suggest using a site like www.chrisjwood.com but I'm a bit partial obviously.  This site however, provides you with accurate listing data, including foreclosure properties, auction properties and short sales.  Plus, if you are looking to sell your home you can get some very helpful information on what is going on in your zip code.  An you can know that I am only an email away should you have any questions or concerns.

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