While much of the initial house hunting efforts are online, sometimes you urgently need details about a home when you are not near a computer. Some of the best buys appear when you are driving around. With today’s technology, you can literally “app” your way to your dream home on your phone. Here are a few tips to beat other buyers to the best Austn homes.
Find Austin Homes for Sale Wherever You Are
Have you ever driven through an unfamiliar neighborhood, fallen in love and you want to see what’s for sale? Don’t scramble for a pen and paper to write down street names, use your phone’s GPS location-based search to find nearby homes for sale.
Apps to Download: Trulia, Redfin, Pocket Listings
Learn What’s Around – Restaurants, Community Amenities
Check out trendy shops, hot restaurants or community amenities. You found a home you like but don’t know much about the neighborhood. You’d like to see where to shop or attend church services, before you make an offer use your phone to scope things out.
Apps to Download: Yelp, AroundMe
Open House Search
It’s Sunday afternoon, you find yourself in an awesome part of town. You can do a quick search of open houses right on your phone. Why wait to make appointments when you are nearby now. Get the home’s detail page, even the agent’s phone and email. Or, better yet, call your agent for more in depth information.
Apps to Download: Realtor.com, Open Houses by HomeFinder.com, Trulia
Save Searches, Create Lists of Homes
Take your saved homes with you without paper. Shuffling papers and driving your car is dangerous. Just log into your saved file and search. Maps, directions and details are at your fingertips. Just tap your phone to make a showing appointment or email your agent with questions.
Apps to Download: Austin Home Search for Mobile, Evernote, Home Snap
Use Technology for a Competitive Advantage
Technology can give you a competitive advantage over competing home buyers. Use it to your advantage.
Ready to Get Started on Your Austin Home Search?
If you’re ready to get serious with your Austin Home Search and are ready to work with a Realtor who will guide and advise you rather than sell you, check out our Austin Home Buyer Representation Program to learn how we’re different. Then, call us at (512) 827-8323 or email us at info@AustinRealEstateHomesBlog.com to schedule a no obligation consultation.
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