4b. Tips for Better Searching
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Once buyers purchase the monthly membership to RealtyStore.com, they have full access to the searching capabilities of the website. The ability to search through specific listings of HUD homes is a valuable asset to those looking for a HUD home in their area. However, it is important that buyers make the most of the search options available to them. The following tips offer buyers some excellent advice that will allow them to enjoy everything the search engine has to offer them.
Tip #1 – Start with the Basic Search
Once on the RealtyStore.com member listings page, use the basic search tool that makes it easy to search for HUD homes. Users can then type in the name of a city or use the dropdown menus to select a state, then a county and then a specific city to search. Check the foreclosures box and hit search.
Tip #2 – Consider Using the Advanced Search
At the bottom of the basic search, a special link says “More Search Options.” By clicking on this link a new search page loads, offering users more advanced options. Users can then search by number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, days on the site, the property type and other advanced options. The advanced search makes it easy to narrow down search results to make them more specific.
Tip #3 – Using the Search Results
Once the search results appear, they can be viewed in several ways. A simple list view offers the address, summary and a picture of the property if provided. In the list view, users will notice a small blue house with a number and a small green house with a number. The blue house offers the “SmartZip Home Score,” indicating how good of a deal the home is for a potential buyer. The green house is the “SmartZip Home Score,” which is a similar feature for potential investors. Higher scores mean better deals. This is just one more helpful feature that makes it easier for users to find cheap homes.
RealtyStore.com offers many excellent features that make it easy to find high quality HUD homes for a reasonable deal. With these helpful tips, users can easily browse through listings in the area they want to move. The site also provides excellent information on real estate topics, making it a great go-to resource for those planning to buy HUD homes or other types of property.