How does a buyer get the most accurate information on properties for sale?

In today’s real-estate world the landscape has changed so much! In the St. Louis market for many years there were not sites such as zillow or trulia. The buyer 100% relied on their realtor for property information. Oh those were the days!

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Often today real-estate is an instant gratification desired experience for most buyers. The challenges are often inaccurate information, sold homes, poor sales comps, and frustrated buyers-which really bums us out! We meet with our buyers and want their wish list in a property Our goal is for our fabulous buyers to have the Best real-estate experience possible. We desire ease, comfort, and a sense of being taken care of as we locate the Perfect Property! We pride our team as being the Hardest Working Realtors in St. Louis. Our work is a bit different today because there is so much information out there, some good and useful and much undermining and inaccurate. The buyer signs up for many sites outside of their realtor and there is no guarantee that site will be accurate.

Image result for anti zillowThe best most accurate place a buyer can locate properties is through their realtor and a service only realtors can use which is the Multiple Listing Services. We call the search set up a Buyer Portals! What is a buyer portal? It is a property search set up with the exact criteria of the buyers wants. It can be mapped, based on schools, zip codes, drive time, price range and even detailed as garage, pools, finished basement. It is specific taylor made for our buyers – their wishes and needs. It is the most accurate information because it is a direct link to the MLS which is the platform that all the realtors use marketing and locating properties. So when a property comes up on the MLS and a portal is set up the buyer received a link to that property right when the agent does. The buyer can adjust their search, add new searches, make notes for their agent, rank properties, and much more. It is a fabulous search tool and because it is direct from the MLS, the most accurate information there is trumping Zillow & Trulia! The agent MLS is also super helpful when analyzing the market to decide the perfect offer to make on a property! The data has everything from tax records, mortgages, past sales, reductions, and loads more!

Image result for happy house buyer Zillow and Trulia often feel like the short route, but in reality they often are a tool of misinformation and frustration for the buyer and the buyer agent assisting! We have found we can serve best when we are the trusted professional and are able to implement the needed tools to finding the Perfect Property! It actually empowers our buyers which we love!

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