You can do everything online nowadays. From buying the laptop that you've been dreaming of to setting up an appointment for your passport renewal, technology has given us tons of opportunities to make our lives way easier and less stressful.
And that includes buying properties. Gone are the days when you have to drive around the neighborhood looking for a "For Sale" sign. No need to buy tons of newspapers to see if there are new listings available.
There are two main platforms in which online homebuyers can easily search for their dream homes. The first one is social media. Photo sharing sites like Instagram lets you see pictures of properties in high quality. While profile networks such as Facebook and Linkedin can help you verify the legitimacy of real estate brokers and developers.
The second one are real estate portals - one stop shop websites that contain different real estate ads. Real estate portals like Persquare, a website that's home to thousands of properties from all over the country and uses intuitive filters for easy search, can help you find your dream home in a snap.
Homebuyers all over the world can now find the property that they want without leaving their couch. You no longer have to break a sweat while looking for a 1 bedroom condominium unit near the Ayala MRT station. All you have to do is to grab your laptop or your phone, connect to your internet and start searching. Below are the other ways on how buying property online changed the way we search for a home.
One of the main (and the best) perks of using the internet for real estate is convenience. We all know how disastrous the traffic can be and trying to get around the Metro to look for property is not the best idea. But with online property search, you can easily see the properties and contact the ad owners while wearing your jammies!
Let's face it: property hunting is time consuming and expensive. Sometimes our busy schedules won't allow us to visit every open house in town. But with online property hunting, searching for properties can be done during your lunch break or even when you're stuck in a bus in EDSA.
You can look at any property that you want in the world wide web. Real estate developers now have websites where you can easily contact brokers. Agents are now connecting with future buyers through the help of social media. Property portals are all in range, making your property shopping a one stop shop experience.
Reach new locations
Looking for a property in Cebu but stuck in Manila? Through just a click of a button, you can easily find properties located in far off locations. Just Google "House in Cebu" or "For rent apartment in Cebu," and you'll certainly reach a website that will offer you topnotch properties in that area.
Countless real estate listings means you have more options available. From house and lot to condominium, apartments to townhouses, from for sale properties to for rent. The possibilities are simply endless!
Ad listings available online are complete with the property's full information - from the number of bedrooms to its monthly mortgage. Reading these vital pieces of information helps you choose the property that works best for your budget, without even asking the broker.
Article contributed by Persquare