3 Ways To Find Houses For Sale

3 Ways To Find Houses For Sale

3 Ways To Find Houses For Sale

24 April 2020
Real Estate, Blog

When you're in the market for a new house, finding the one that's just right for you can be difficult. This is especially true in a competitive housing market or in areas where the inventory is low. Here are three outside-the-box ideas for finding your dream home at a price that's right for you.

1. Create a Flyer

Do you have a specific neighborhood you'd like to live in in mind? Design an eye-catching flyer that spells out exactly what you are looking for in your future home. Be specific. For example, if you need three bedrooms and want an open concept, say so. Don't forget to include your contact information.

With your flyers in hand, visit the desired neighborhood(s) and hang your flyers wherever you see a spot. Tack one to a telephone pole or hang at the bus stop if there is no ordinance against it. Ask permission to hang one up at the local coffee shop. Pin one to the community bulletin board at the neighborhood grocery store.

If you are especially interested in a certain house, you can even leave one at their door. Just be sure not to put or hang your flyer from their mailbox as this violates federal law. It may be a longshot, but your expression of interest in their home specifically may just get the occupant thinking about selling.

2. Hire A Real Estate Agent

Many people are under the mistaken impression real estate agents only help people sell their home. In reality, real estate agents are more than happy to help people find a home as well. These professionals are called buyer's agents.

A buyer's agent can help you by alerting you to properties that are just coming on the market, sometimes before they are even officially listed. A buyer's agent can also be helpful by providing additional information about the housing market. For example, they may have insider information about future changes in the neighborhood you are interested in or point out the benefits of a neighborhood you hadn't considered.

3. Watch the Obituaries

When older people die, they usually leave their home and all their earthly possessions to their children. However, many of the heirs have no interest in moving back into the family home. Some may not even live anywhere near it.

When multiple heirs are involved, the easiest solution is to quickly sell the home and its contents so they can divvy up the proceeds and move on with their lives. Don't be afraid to reach out to the family and express your interest. You may end up with a new home for a great price. 

If you are looking for houses for sale, don't lower your standards and make sure you follow these tips for finding your dream home. 

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