Are you looking for some hot Santa Cruz Real Estate listings? Who isn’t? These days, they’re not hard to find – you can look at the usual suspects such as Zillow, Redfin, and Movoto and a slew of others. I have a web site which is dedicated to nothing but listings – that would be […]
Most consumers probably are not aware of this, but our local MLS just went through a fairly large upgrade. The implementation left a lot to be desired, with the CEO of MLS Listings issuing a public apology for the blunders. One of the new features of the upgraded system is a new status for listings: […]
You know what they say – the proof is in the pudding! Before hiring an agent, you should check out the agent to see what reviews they’ve had on sites like Zillow, Yelp, and Reach150. On Zillow, you can actually see their transaction history which may be incomplete or erroneous, but it’s a good place to […]
After all the hard work of getting your home ready for sale, with all your ducks in a row, the I’s dotted and the T’s crossed, it’s now time to launch your home onto the market! The property formally comes on the market with its submission to the MLS or Multiple Listing Service. This is […]
The SellForSure system employs a wide number of traditional marketing techniques such as you would expect. For starters, your property will, of course, be listed on the Multiple Listing Service. Once listed, your listing will be syndicated to over 800 web sites, including 5 of the top 10 consumer web sites for real estate: Realtor.com, […]
How do you know if you’ve set the wrong price for your home? One clue may be that it isn’t selling, of course – but that may take a long time before you recognize that’s what’s happening. Since time is money, time is something you probably shouldn’t waste. If you now what to look for, […]
In the quest to come up with an easy and instant home price estimate, plenty of sellers visit web sites for online real estate price evaluations, such as Zillow, Trulia, eppraisal.com, often with less than satisfactory results. This shouldn’t be much of a surprise; there are many factors going into a home’s value, and these […]
Whatever draws them here, a common interest is to research the various cities and the neighborhoods that make up Santa Cruz County. Fortunately, there are a lot of tools these days for checking out Santa Cruz on-line. Although the only way to truly get to know a neighborhood is to come and spend some time in it, if that’s not very practical for you, there are alternatives. … The Ask City tool is pretty cool – you can draw a shape on a map of a given area and ask to find businesses, events, movies, etc. that fall just in that area – good for researching neighborhoods. … Google Maps : Google Maps is a fantastic tool, and they have now built into it a system for reviewing the businesses and other points of interest that you can find on the map.