Over the past ten years, the Internet has changed the real estate market drastically. Once upon a time, if you decided to buy a house, you’d have pretty much one route to take. You’d call up a realtor, preferably someone recommended by people you trust, and tell them you wanted to go house searching. You might start with a newspaper listing houses for sale or by driving through a neighborhood, but eventually you’d speak to a realtor and trust that person to do most of the work.
Online Research and Home Buying on the Rise
These days, a staggering 95% of people use the Internet to help find the right house, which means you – the buyer – can do a lot of the research all by yourself, finding houses for sale in your price range. If that’s how you’ve been doing most of your house-hunting so far, you may well ask yourself: why do you even need a realtor? Continue reading