Finding A Home Doesn't Mean You Have To Do It Alone!

Posted on: 27 October 2019

House hunting can be both exciting and exhausting. If you are a single parent, or a the spouse of a deployed military soldier, it can be doubly overwhelming. You do not have to do this task alone, however. There are a number of home finder solutions that can help. 

Home Finder Apps and Websites

This is the most common means of finding homes quickly. Plug in all your specifications, from the number of bedrooms to the number of bathrooms and the price range you want to stay in, and the app or website helps narrow down all of the possible options. If you want to get really specific, be sure to include an area of a city and state in which you want to live. Create an account within that app or website, and you can set these parameters and personal settings permanently. You could even set it to alert you to new listings that fit with what you are looking for. 

Real Estate Agencies and Agents

Who wants to do all the "footwork" when you can hire someone else to do it? When you already have a very full plate, a real estate agent from a reputable agency can house-hunt for you. In fact, this is almost a better option because the agent can take down the details of what you want and then track down houses that fit your very specific details.

For example, maybe you want a two-story home, but you do not want a split-level, and you definitely want it to be newer, possibly built within the last twenty years. Maybe you want a home with no bathroom off of the kitchen, and you want a sun room, which is not often listed as part of the square footage or rooms included in the home. These are search details not commonly offered on websites and apps, but your real estate agent can definitely find houses to fit these descriptions. 

When Luxury and Security Are Your Driving Focus Points

Luxury homes are often listed in their own special set of listings. Unless you know where and how to look for these listings, you may not be able to view these homes. Additionally, if you want to specify that the luxury home have top-notch security features, that is something that only your real estate agent is going to be able to find for you because security features are not generally listed in a home description.