PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 30, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- When homebuyers come to Jovan Hayre for assistance buying a new home, they typically have exhausted many online resources. The trend of using technology to search for real estate is here to stay, but homebuyers often are not taking advantage of all the available programs and sites. A recent article
on techlicious.com offers helpful sites that can assist house hunters in every aspect of their search.
believes that the best real estate agents will never compete directly with technology, but will instead complement and enhance it. Technology might help prospective buyers initiate their searches and narrow down possibilities, but a real estate agent with working knowledge of their markets is invaluable.
"There's only so much technology can do," Hayre said. "As a real estate professional, I'm able to take the research my clients have done on their own and add my own knowledge of the market. Places clients select based on price and searches online don't always fit with what they describe to me in person."
The article recommends sites for searching for properties, comparing neighborhoods and determining costs and expenses. Hayre agrees with the recommendations but argues that there are many more available resources, too, and none compare with a human agent.
For finding a house, Zillow provides searchers with a wealth of information that is important when looking to purchase. Zillow lets house hunters search in a map view, which is great for people who already know the neighborhood they want to live in. Zillow also allows buyers to see prices of other properties in the area to compare and get a sense of whether the property they want is a good deal or not.
Trulia is another great home searching website. It offers the same information as Zillow, but adds to it by giving a realtor's description and detailed information about the home's features. Trulia also provides information about schools, neighborhoods and crime rates. It's a one-stop shop for real estate information.
A final online site offering information is HomeSnap. While it offers less information than Trulia about the property, HomeSnap takes the cake with its mobile app. Home seekers can take a photo of a property they see for sale, and with the app instantly pull up listing information about the home. It even works with unlisted homes, condos and townhomes.
Technology makes researching neighborhoods easier than ever. Websites compare schools and give information about crime, demographics, traffic and home values. Single homebuyers without children can benefit from Neighborhood Scout and StreetAdvisor. These sites allow users to enter locations and find a wealth of information about the surrounding area. Especially for first-time homebuyers or people unfamiliar with a city, these tools can make the task of searching for a home less daunting.
Online sites and mobile technology makes it easier than ever to find a perfect property and know a wealth of information about its location. Jovan Hayre frequently directs his clients to the sites described so they can actively participate in the searching process and further narrow down available properties.
is a young real estate agent working to build his business in New York City. A recent college graduate, he is enthusiastic about launching his career and eager to work tirelessly on behalf of his clients. A fan of fashion, he follows current trends and finds ways to incorporate them in the staging of his client's homes. He is also an advocate for the LGBTQ community. Hayre actively follows current trends in real estate and offers his clients unparalleled attention to detail and emphasis on catering to their needs.