In today’s market, there are a number of options for searching real estate listings. You can look online at hundreds of sites, pick up free magazines and brochures, or you can contact your local realtor for information about the real estate listings in your area. So how do you know if the listings you are looking at are actually something you would be interested in?

Although there are hundreds of websites available boasting that they have the most up-to-date real estate listings, there is no good way to know if you are actually going to find that perfect home you are looking for. Sometimes the sites are updated infrequently or may have inaccurate information about availability and the price point. While these sites can be useful in determining what you really want out of your new home, they may not always be the best choice for selecting the perfect property.

We’ve all flipped through the free magazines and brochures while we wait in line for a table at our local restaurant. Everything looks beautiful, and the prices are great. But the hidden problems are that these are published in advance and the information may not still be accurate or it may not provide all of the information you are looking for. When you call because you are interested, there’s a chance that the information provided has changed.

The best way to search real estate listings is with a local real estate agent who knows the area and can provide good advice about popular neighbourhoods, quality schools, and community activities. Ian Hawkins & Cindy Ryerse have helped thousands of families in the Blue Mountain area move and have 50 years of combined real estate experience.

While online and printed real estate listings may be enticing, contact a local realtor to get the most up-to-date information about listings in your area.

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