Hi there, everyone. Hope you are having a wonderful week.
Today, I’d like to spend some time on real estate property searches and how critical it is to have up to date information on listing inventory.
In the KC Metro, we are firmly in a seller’s market. If you read these posts on any kind of regular basis, you know that I publish many tips on how to prepare yourself as a buyer in all stages of the transaction. No matter how much you’ve prepared yourself, however, there is not much you can do with it if you don’t have quality data on listing inventory.
Homes that go under contract in 7 hours are here and gone if the website you are using does not refresh but once per day.
Here is what I recommend to stay up to date and have the most current information. Local KC Metro agents are members of Heartland Multiple Listing Service. Your buyer’s agent needs to be setting you up on some type of automatic notification of listing inventory in the area you are looking in. It is a fantastic feature and you can receive instant notification on new listings, price changes and status changes as fast as the listing agent hits enter. At Domicile One Realty, we set this up first thing.
I’m not saying to pitch your favorite website. Some folks are very loyal to their sites because of the layout, the photos, the school/mortgage info, etc. By all means keep using your favorite, but have this in place as well.
Best regards and feel free to contact me with any questions,
Terry Jackson — Broker Owner — Domicile One Realty
913-488-5623 — www.DomicileOne.com — Terry@DomicileOne.com