So you want to buy a home?!? Great! But you don't want to do all the work it takes to find a place. Well that's okay too because there are many sites online that offer a service called Real Estate Consulting or Real Estate Agents. Usually the deal here is, you tell the Consulting team what type of property your looking for, as well as the different options you want, and they will search out the home for you.
For example say I want a home in Dallas Texas, that has 5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms, is located off on its own away from all the hustle and bustle, and is around $250k. Well the consulting team searches online and offline to find the right home for you, then they present these homes to you and you can either "OK" them for a viewing or you can "decline" and have them find some other homes for you. It really is that easy. And since you hired them to find your new home, don't worry about not liking what they found for you. This is what they do for a living so don't worry about "hurt feelings" or negative feelings of any sort. Just ask them, and they will happily find more homes for you that are more your style.
A Real Estate Consultant is a type of real estate agent. They either directly or indirectly give advice, consultancy or technical assistance. In this case, they would be giving consultancy and advice to you. Some of these consultants are free, and others charge fees. If they have a website be sure to check out the FAQ section or the Terms Of Service (TOS) section. Or just ask them directly. Either way, the fees of a consultant team or firm should be less than that of a Real Estate Agent! If not then you need to look somewhere else. As with Real Estate Agents, you need to find a team or person that you can meld with easily. Someone that is willing to work with you and find you what YOU want, not what they think you want! But you the buyer, also has to be open to "suggestions." You never know what might happen or what little gem you might find by being a little open to places that you wouldn't normally look at!
I had this happen a few years ago. I was absolutely set on a certain location and a certain type of home and I didn't feel the need to be open to anything. I guess I was a little selfish. My Agent kept asking me to check out this one property in particular and I just wouldn't budge. Finally I said okay fine, show me what you got. Can I say I think it was the most beautiful location I ever thought possible. But by the time I finally stopped being pig headed, someone else had already scooped it up. And that's about the time my agent gave me the "look." The "see I know what I'm talking about" look! Put some trust into your agent or consultant, they know what they are doing!Just like you do your job for a living to make money, they do their job for a living to make money. Don't second guess them!
If your searching for sites that specialize in real estate or properties in Dallas Texas or any other state or city for that matter here are a few places you can look online to find whatever it is your looking for, have it be a new home, undeveloped home, rental home or whatever else:
You can also search on several other sites that offer options for country wide homes with in any state or any city that you either already live or are thinking about moving to. These websites offer different options so that you can find the exact home your looking for. Things like prices, locales, bedrooms, bathrooms, size of space, etc. Some of the locations offered within these sites for Texas are Dallas, Ft Worth, Gaylord, and much more!
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