You're looking for either property or a great place to build your new home. You see real estate and signs around town proclaiming land and homes for sale, but you think there is more to offer than just what you see. After looking in the local paper and perusing online, you're at a loss believing you won't find dream real estate in your area.
However, you are just seeing the real estate that is available via your most common outlets, and there is likely more than just what you see in online searches and local advertisement. Here are ways you can locate great real estate options in your area.
Your real estate agent networks
You can use a local real estate agent to help you find a great home or piece of land for sale in your area. Real estate agents actually network with one another to create an extensive list of new and upcoming real state listings, so even if a home or parcel of land isn't on the market yet, you can be made known about it and be one of the first people to view properties.
Since your real estate agent works not just with their company but also with agents outside your area, you'll learn about new homes coming up on the market in your area before they are listed or just as they are listed, which can help you put in offers quickly. If a home isn't available in the location you want, your real estate agent will put their feelers out to check with homeowners and real estate investors to see if a property may be up for an offer in the near future and will let you know of options.
Your real estate agent creates custom searches
Your real estate agent will do more than just help you gain access to various properties and investments for sale, they will personalize the search for real estate based on your preferences. If you want a certain amount of land in a certain location or prefer a type of home with square footage and bedroom amounts, let your real estate agent know.
You want custom searches because it narrows down the number of options you have to choose from and helps you make a decision quickly on what comes your way. If you have a specific budget to stay within for a new home, your real estate agent needs to know about it.