Utilizing the Internet

Statistically anywhere from 75% – 90+% of buyers use the internet when looking for new homes. In this day and age that shouldn’t come as a surprise with how reliant all consumers have become in using online technology. However, are buyers utilizing the internet effectively?

One of the biggest reasons to search for a home online is the substantial amount of time which can be saved by previewing properties online and this is something we highly recommend. By eliminating undesirable properties through an online search you can save a tremendous amount of time which would otherwise be wasted driving around to houses that hold no interest. But wait, have you ever seen a property listed online that you fell in love with, only to discover that it was no longer on the market or recently sold? Unfortunately this happens all too often and is almost always the result of using a inadequate search engine or website. The largest national real estate search sites, and even some local real estate professionals’ sites, may often rely upon “third party” information which is updated infrequently or relies heavily upon public tax records.

This is the single biggest reason that Team Woodall chose to partner with the Tucson MLS service’s own information data system when looking to provide an online search tool. Our integration with the FlexMLS system means that our customers receive essentially real-time updates to listing information. When searching for a home this can be a huge benefit in time saved and opportunities gained. Another key feature of this search tool is the ability to create a free account, log in, and save your searches. That way you can come back an hour, day, week, or month later and see the same search criteria that you used before but with the most up-to-date property information that matches those results.

To begin using the FlexMLS system on our site simply click on the Search For Homes tab to specify your own criteria, or you can utilize our pre-selected searches in the sub-menu of that same tab for even quicker access to area homes. We’ll continue to provide relevant search tips that will make your browsing experience even more rich when utilizing our site, so check back for updates.

Stephen Woodall
REALTOR, GRI @ Long Realty Company
Stephen has made real estate his full-time career and passion since 2008, primarily specializing in the Foothills & the Northwest Tucson areas of Oro Valley and Marana. He is a multi-million dollar producer, representing both sellers & buyers. Stephen has tremendous experience in new home sales, listing & selling primary residences, listing & selling vacant land, listing & selling luxury homes, investment properties, rentals, and real estate development parcels.

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