Real Estate 101

How to Maximize your Online Home Search in Your PJs

posted by D.R. Horton October 13, 2015 0 comments

What better way to look for homes than in the comfort of your own pajamas? People have been praising the awesomeness of shopping and working from home, so why not search for real estate in the comfort of your own home too?

“Home buyers use a wide variety of resources in searching for a home, with the internet (88 percent) leading the way,” according to the National Association of Realtors from the recent NAR Generational Study. Well, now that we know so many people are using the internet to find homes – where exactly are they looking to find them?

Best Sites to Look for Homes

  • Zillow – this easy to use home search engine is available for desktop and mobile. This tool helps to connect those looking to buy, sell, finance, or remodel homes. Zillow has a database of more than 110 million U.S. homes. Fill up the coffee pot, ‘cause that is plenty to search through on a lazy Sunday at home.
  • Trulia – after merging with Zillow earlier this year, Trulia set itself apart by offering relatable blog articles and millennial-friendly content to homebuyers. With a list of the most popular real estate locations on the homepage, Trulia also keeps it local by providing the scoop on homes in your surrounding area as well. Available for iOS or Android, Trulia is mobile-friendly, too.
  • Redfin – a little bit newer to the game than Zillow or Trulia, Redfin claims to be the modern way to buy or sell a home. More than 10,000 customers buy or sell with this site each year. Starting out as a map-based search engine, Redfin joined forces with Real Estate agents, making them the force they are today. With plenty of customer testimonials to back up their game, don’t leave this site out of your home search.

In Summary

Still not able to find the home that’s right for you? D.R. Horton is here to help you #FindYourHome. With a super easy to navigate search tool and a large selection of homes in 27 different states across the U.S., we make finding your home easier than finding a pair of matching socks. Be a part of something big and don’t miss out on our upcoming National Red Tag Event. Contact your local division for details.

What sites do you use to search for homes? Leave your comment below!

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