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!
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.
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.
More Home Buying Tips
If you planning to buy real estate in the Lake Norman area, getting ready and find more information about the home buying process, how to find a Realtor, some property search tips, what happens from contract to closing is essential.
Buyer Tip Videos
Visit my YouTube Channel’s “Home Buying Tips” playlists. There are many helpful home buying videos to watch.
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Robin is a licensed as NC real estate agent. Robin works in the Lake Norman real estate market towns of Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Denver NC, Davidson and Charlotte NC. She will educate you and ensure you are taking advantage of the best market opportunities. Robin will also help you set realistic expectations. Furthermore, she will walk with you through the entire process. Home buyers can trust Robin to help them find a property of their dreams. Home sellers will receive unparalleled exposure to their listings. She will assist her clients in negotiating the best possible price. She will also do her part in keeping your transaction running smoothly! Ask her any general question about real estate in NC and around Lake Norman.
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