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5 things to remember for your Austin Home Search

December 18th, 2011

When buying a home in Austin, here are five important things to remember when performing your Austin Home Search online:

1) Most real estate websites use IDX feeds that pull from the MLS.  Most properties listed in MLS will show up in those online home searches.  Properties that do not show up in a particular Austin Home Search are usually withheld by the Realtor that is listing the property.

2) Photos can be deceiving.  As a Austin Realtor, I use the best techniques to make my Austin home listings appear very appealing in online home searches.  Through the use of professional photography I can make rooms appear large, grass appear green, etc because my goal when listing an Austin home is to get buyers to find it in their Austin Home Search and want to come view it.

3) The Austin real estate market us very hot and there are enough people searching for Austin homes that good properties move very quickly.  If you see a property online that you are interested in, call your Austin Realtor and go take a look immediately.  You do not want to miss out!

4) Austin home listings are typically updated online at least once a day.  Some websites will update instantly, some will update daily, and others will update weekly.  How soon a website is updated is based entirely on the IDX provider that each webmaster chooses to work with.  If you a property pending on one site and active on another it typically will mean that one of the websites is not updating as quickly as the other.  Call your Austin Realtor and have them check the Austin MLS to get you the right answer.

5) Austin Realtors have more information than is available online.  As a consumer it is very difficult to have access to the best deals and opportunities without using an Austin Realtor.  As an Austin Realtor, I have access to off market, pocket listings, and even properties that may be active and not showing up in Austin Home Searches online.  Make sure you work with a Austin Realtor to find the right property.

For more information on Austin real estate or for Assistance with your Austin home search, contact us today at (512) 786-1515.

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