It’s no secret that home buyers look for ways to save money regardless of whether they are buying their first home or their second home. And while there are certainly ways to cut corners and save a buck here and there, a good number of people choose to forego hiring a real estate agent to represent them in the home buying process... which could ultimately end up costing them more in the long run.
With the growing popularity of Zillow.com, Trulia.com and Realtor.com, I felt that it was important to discuss something you should look out for when you are visiting these sites. According to most real estate statistics, the majority of people are going online if they are in the market to purchase a new home, so there is a strong possibility that you will land on one of those sites. Let’s take Zillow as an example. On Zillow’s homepage, there is an opportunity to search for a property by town, here’s an example of this search feature from Zillow’s site.