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Local Real Estate Help Worth Sharing & Using

May 23rd, 2011

My family and I were living in a very small apartment that was by far not big enough for us. We had to manage all our activities squished together, no place to get away for peace and quiet unless you spent all your time in your bedroom. We had spent almost a year in this little tiny space called an apartment while we saved and searched for our new home. When we first moved in, my business was new and had yet to take off and start making profit. I had to recover my investment before I could purchase a house for us all. But luck was on my side. We soon saved enough money to afford a new and bigger house. We wanted to stay in our school district which has the Top Schools in our area and the kids have made lots of great friends, additionally my wife and I worked close to the school.

I had been driving around looking at homes for sale signs and shopped in the local classifieds in the newspaper as well. I was not finding much on my way to work and back, neither was my wife. The numbers posted were to real estate agents who just wanted to make a buck and kept telling us to go here and go there. So we decided to hit the internet.

Neither my wife nor I was thrilled about having to put our name and number, etc on the internet for spammers. But we found a real estate software site called Looked easy enough to use, didn’t have to sign up or give any personal information to search only to inquire on specific properties, didn’t have to wait for someone else to find us properties we probably were not going to like, or be able to afford. We were both skeptical, so we found & used the live help chat option to ask questions about the sites credibility. The operators were great! Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and were local in the USA.

Needless to say, after a few weeks of browsing, driving to view the homes we liked, we finally filled out a contact form. Within 2 hours a real estate agent contacted us, and we scheduled some showings. We picked our new home that same week and have been living here for a few months.

I wanted to write this recommendation because, I know there are others out there that are worried about online sales, etc. is not about online sales at all. They are customer focused whether you are a home buyer, seller, or realtor. They even had local classifieds in our area it was like a garage sale you didn’t have to physically go to.

The Braundell’s