Best Tech Tools for Homebuyers

One of the great advantages of being a homebuyer in 2019 is the number of tools you have at your disposal. Never before has a homebuyer had so many options for researching a neighborhood, browsing for homes, or even applying for mortgages. In fact, there are so many resources available that it can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’ve pulled so many tools together in one place on silverfoxsells,com. Plus, we’ve compiled this brief list of what we think are some of the best tech tools out there for homebuyers. Happy hunting!

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KW has an app for that.  Download it here, or text “kw” to 87778 to download the mobile app.

But First…Determine your budget

When you begin your home search, you need to know where to start. Which is why it’s important to know how much house you can afford. This allows you to zero in on properties that are within your budget from the very beginning. There are many great online calculators available that let you plug in your numbers to get an estimate of what your budget should be, or you can utilize ours.

For the most accurate information, it’s best to speak with a mortgage broker.  Visit our Vendor page for a some of our recommendations.

Browsing the market

It’s never been easier to search for homes for sale. According to the National Association of Realtors, half of all homebuyers find their home online. There are many great online resources for browsing homes for sale, including Trulia, Zillow, and Realtor.com, but did you know that you can search silverfoxsells for homes as well!  Simply click the Search Button on the home page or go here. 

You can really narrow down your search, as well.  Choose property type, Price, required features and so much more!  Try it out today.

Researching the neighborhood

If you’re moving to a new area, then you want to get a sense of what it’s like before you decide on a home. With the technology that is now available, you can visit the neighborhood without leaving your couch. A great way to get a sense of the layout of the land is through Google Maps. You can virtually walk the entire neighborhood to see what the other homes are like and what businesses and other amenities are in the area. Search Yelp to find out where locals like to shop, eat, and play. There are even tools to find out the crime rate, how walkable the area is, and what the schools are like. We have compiled a lot of this information in one convenient spot for you.  Learn about your neighborhood here.

Keeping track of details

If you’re visiting lots of homes, then it can be a challenge to keep all the details straight. That’s why it’s such a good idea to use the camera on your smartphone when you’re touring a house. Take pictures of all the rooms, including the views outside the windows. Don’t forget to also take pictures of the exterior including the roof and landscaping. You’ll find that you use these images over and over again as you weigh the pros and cons of each of the homes you tour.  One of the best tools for keeping track of these details, however will be your agent.  A qualified agent will be able to help you keep track of all the properties you’ve researched and visited.  So, make sure you contact The Silver Fox Team, here, as soon as possible.

Sharing documents

Finally, you’re going to be dealing with quite a bit of paperwork when you’re buying a home. An easy way to store and share this information is with cloud storage like Dropbox or Google Drive. You can save all your photos to these sites as well as loan documents and other paperwork related to the purchase of the house. It makes it simple to keep everything organized and to share it with others on your team with ease.

 

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Best Tech Tools for Homebuyers

Andrew Yankowski