The House Hunter’s Guide To


The weather is warming up and the housing market is booming! If you are in the search for a home chances are your weekends and evenings are jam packed with showings and open houses. Starting your search for a home online is a great and efficient way to begin your home search. Here are 6 tips to keep in mind when beginning your home search on

Stay focused and use the ‘More Search Options’.  With thousands of listings on it can become quite overwhelming. Make sure to narrow down your search right off the bat by choosing the region, county, area and ideal price range. This will automatically eliminate the majority of properties that are not for you. If a specific school district is one of your top priorities, make sure to check that as well. This will narrow your focus.

showacseofhomes.PNGWatch an episode of The Showcase of Homes. What better way to search for a home then in your pj’s with a cup of coffee on a Sunday morning? Take advantage of The Showcase of Homes that airs on Sunday’s at 11am on 13Wham. If you happen to miss a show they are readily available to view right on! Follow the link to view our most recent show.

Narrow your search but always keep an open mind. Although it is very helpful to be specific when searching online sometimes being too specific may cause you to overlook a home that may be ‘the one’. Try to alter your price range a little higher and lower than your ideal range. This will cover the grey area for homes that may need a little extra TLC or a small price drop to meet your criteria.

MyNothnagleStart a list of potential properties-Register for MyNothnagle. With the overwhelming number of homes you will browse by it can be very easy to forget about a property that you wish you could remember. Take advantage of the MyNothnagle. This is a free service that will allow you to save searches, rate listings, stay in contact with your agent and manage your search more efficiently.

Can’t wait to see the house? Text-To-Video!  Sometimes just browsing through the
MobileNothnagle2.PNG photos isn’t quite enough. This is why Nothnagle offers Text to Video. At the bottom of each listing on there will be a PC code to text to VIDEOS (843367). By simply texting the PC code a video link will be sent right to your smartphone. This will allow you to take a tour of the property just as if you are inside. This feature is sure to hold you over until your agent can arrange a showing!

Keep your agent in the loop the entire time. As you begin to narrow your search and find some great contenders, make sure to communicate this with your agent. Also keep an open mind if they want to show you a house that is not on your ‘list’. Your agent knows the market best and a home that may not be your #1 pick may be worth looking at. Communication is the key to a successful home search so do not hesitate to ask questions. After all that is what they are here for!

Don’t wait any longer, start your home search on today! Happy house hunting!

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