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How YouTube, Instagram can help buyers find available homes

Posted by:  Chip Poli
2013-12-30 07:05:27

While they may still be viable approaches to finding listed homes, classified advertisements and "for sale" signs in the front yard are being used by fewer individuals looking to sell their properties to new owners. This is largely because prospective buyers are increasingly completing their house hunting process using the Internet and with the assistance of mobile devices. The prevalence of this technology, as well as the popularization of social media websites such as YouTube and Instagram has seen a number of hopeful homeowners take a modern approach to buying a home.

If you're in the market to purchase a house, you may want to utilize these social media platforms as they can afford you the ability to complete the following tasks.

Search for specific features, amenities
Chances are, you're not going to want to buy just any house. You likely have a list of things you would like in your new home, right? Well, searching for specific keywords or hashtags on websites like YouTube and Instagram can yield images and videos of available properties in your immediate area that you can use to decide whether or not you want to contact your real estate agent and schedule an in-person viewing.

Reach out to prospective professional partners
Of course, the point of these social media websites is to connect users. So, if you're interested in talking directly with a seller, or enlisting the help of a real estate agent, these sites can help you connect. Instagram now allows the sending of private messages, but on both sites, users are only allowed to comment on posted material. This can be a great way to virtually voice your interest in a property or agency.

Gather ideas for after move-in
These websites also act as a look-book for prospective homeowners, as the user can "like" or "favorite" videos and pictures of unique architectural features or design trends. After closing on the home and moving in, you can reference these materials and continue to personalize the interior living areas and exterior's appearance to your liking. This ensures you are always happy and comfortable in your home.

If you're looking to buy a house, you're also likely in the market for residential financing from a trusted lender. Luckily, there is now an App for that. The Poli Mortgage Mobile App, which was recently introduced by Poli Mortgage Group, enables you to research low rates and contact experienced Loan Officers in your area. We understand the home-buying process can be a bit stressful, so we developed this App to make your life a little easier for those on the go. Through this platform, you will get immediate loan updates and instantly connect with all parties involved in the loan transaction. To learn more, call us today at 866-353-7654.

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