Do you know how to search the Internet for real estate? Today I want to share how to search the Internet for your next home in a way that gets you the best answers to your questions. The best search results will be direct answers to your questions, and they will be accurate and reliable. But to get these kinds of results, you will need to know how to search the Internet (and how not to search the Internet).
Search the Internet for Real Estate
In life the answers you get are only as good as the questions you ask, and when it comes to searching the Internet for your next home and trying to find answers to all your real estate questions, the search results you get are only as good as the accuracy of your Internet search. Type in a query slightly wrong, and you’ll get mediocre results, or you won’t get the answer you need.
This real estate blog was designed to give buyers the best and most accurate answers to their questions about Sequim and Sequim real estate, and with over 1,900 articles, you may not need to search for answers beyond this real estate blog [See Search Sequim Real Estate Blog, How to Find a Sequim Home, and Search Sequim Real Estate], but I’m going to teach you how to search the entire Internet anyway.
Search the Internet Successfully
You can search an individual MLS site for homes, but make sure you’re using an accurate MLS site for the area you search. [See Does Zillow Have Bad Data?], but let’s move past that to what so many of you like to do on the Internet. You like to use a search engine like Google to type in phrases. Buyers who are looking for a home with a shop in Sequim will type “Sequim home with shop” for example, and they will type that phrase without the quotes. Buyers looking for a horse property will type “Sequim horse property,” without quotes and someone who wants a water view may type “Sequim water view property” without quotes. And so on.
But if you want to get very specific results to your search phrase, you need to use quotes in your search. By using quotes, only articles with that exact phrase will show up. For example, if you want a buyer’s agent to represent you in a particular area, type the city or area name followed by the words “buyer’s agent”. If you’re looking in Sequim, you would type “Sequim buyer’s agent” in a Google search. Search the Internet this way, and you will get the best results.
This also is tremendously helpful if you are searching for answers to questions about “Sequim septic systems” or “Sequim home inspections” or “Sequim well inspections” or any specific issue.
In addition to using quotes, you can type a question with quotes. You can also type a phrase within quotes followed by “AND” (without the quotes) immediately followed by another phrase in quotes. This would give you very specific search results. For example, if you wanted an experienced buyer’s agent, it is unlikely that you would find an article with that phrase, but you might find a real estate agent who is both a “buyer’s agent” and an “experienced real estate agent.” So you would search the Internet like this:
“Sequim buyer’s agent” AND “experienced real estate agent”
If you want to search for articles about “buying a foreclosure” specifically in the Sequim area, you would type:
“buying a foreclosure” AND sequim
Using Google to search the Internet is fun, and Goole search is very powerful. I hope these tips on how to search the Internet for your next home and to help you find the answers to your real estate questions has been helpful.
Last Updated on September 23, 2019 by Chuck Marunde
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