April 30, 2018
by Sean Hess, Owner, Broker, Author
Following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, “How To Buy A House: Pre-Owned and Foreclosures”.
Searching Online: A Very Passive Aggressive Thing
This whole post is very passive-aggressive: In the last blog post I tell you not to drive around, then in the posts this week I teach you how to look online, but then hit you will all the negatives you’ll find while looking online.
It sucks, straight.
Keep in mind, it really is a waste of gas, and you really will miss tons of homes if you just drive around.
But because there’s so much money to be made from selling leads to real estate agents, a lot of what you’ll find online is click bait designed to turn you into a lead that a site can sell back to an agent.
F*ckers. F*ucking f*uckers!
Whatcha gonna do?
Online is still better, and if you’re not seeing what you’re looking for right off the bat, you can at least surf around looking at old pinball machines or something on Etsy until you get your energy back. If you’re in a car you’re just going to end up at a convenience store, shell-shocked from the house hunt, eating a bag of stale Doritos.
Thus in the next post I’ll hit searching online in earnest.