Property Search Tips

Property Search Tips

Property Search Tips, Robin A Puckett
Property Search Tips

The single, most important property search tips is to avoid using websites like Zillow and Trulia when buying a home and searching for property. Their real estate listing information is not the most accurate nor is it the most up-to-date. Find a local Lake Norman Realtor and sign-up to use their website’s property search.

Zillow and Trulia use local multiple listing services (MLS) that “fed” them listing information. It is the same local listing services used by local Realtors. Whatever the reason, their information shows incorrectly.

Examples of Inaccuracies

  • A listing agent inputs by hand every detail of a new listing; let’s say an agent inputs in their local MLS “full bath – 2”, “half bath – 1”. In both Trulia and Zillow it shows “baths – 3”. Do you want your heart set on a 3 full bath home? Did you and your Realtor waste time, yes!
  • You found 5-8 houses you wanted to tour. You contacted a Realtor only to find out 6 of them were sold or under contract as much as a year ago. Realtors are required by their local MLS to updated the listing status within 24 hours of a change. This could be status changes like “under contract”, “sold”, “back on the market” or “price adjustment”. Again, time wasted.

Property Search Tips

Searching for a home can be a daunting task. Following these simple home search tips will provide a much smoother home search process.

Common Myths & Misunderstandings

You’ve been searching for Lake Norman homes online, driving by interesting properties in your car, and found one that looks perfect. What do you do next? Contact the agent featured on the yard sign and the online listing? HOLD ON A MINUTE – common myths!

Pre-owned Homes

Although many people prefer to buy new homes, the vast majority of buyers prefer resale homes. There are advantages of pre-owned homes and 75% of homes sold are pre-owned homes.

New Homes

Buying a new home is an exciting option however new homes have considerably more steps and decisions than most resale or pre-owned home transactions.

Property Tax Questions

Property tax and tax rates can play a big part in your decision of where to purchase a home. Here are some important property tax questions you should ask before purchasing real estate in the Lake Norman area.

Buyer Tip Videos

Visit my YouTube Channel’s “Home Buying Tips” playlists. There are many helpful home buying videos to watch.

More Home Buying Tips

Find more information about the home buying process, how to find a Realtor, some property search tips, what happens from contract to closing.

Compare Lake Norman Towns

Moving to the Lake Norman area? No town has the same personalty. Which town matches your lifestyle? Compare these Lake Norman towns before you buy real estate – CorneliusDavidson, Denver, Huntersville and Mooresville.

Living on Lake Norman

Find Lake Norman Information; the lake towns and counties on the lake. Whether you are purchasing Lake Norman waterfront real estate or planning on boating or fishing on Lake Norman you’ll want to know where there is lake access with boat ramps and marinas. You might even decide to join one of the many boating clubs on the lake.

Lake Norman Real Estate

Planning on home buying or selling a home in the lake area? Search MLS listings that are up-to-date and accurate for Lake Norman real estate for sale, Cornelius NC real estate, Davidson NC real estate, Denver NC real estateHuntersville NC real estate and Mooresville NC real estate. Don’t forget to search Lake Norman waterfront property. In conclusion, you’ll need to compare these properties, the amenities they offer and the true costs of living in each town.

Useful Links & News

Don’t forget to view Lake Norman links for more information about the entire Charlotte region. Stay up-to-date on the Lake Norman housing trends. Consequently, these sales trends are just as important to home buyers as for home sellers to know.

Thank You for Visiting

The real estate in Lake Norman offers something for every lifestyle. Learn more about Robin A Puckett. Matching homes with lifestyles is the basis for Robin’s Lake Norman real estate business. Therefore, contact Robin if you have any questions.