Liar, Liar…

I hear this so often that I just HAD TO make a video on the topic. Buying a house is already hard enough without being LIED to… But that’s what may be happening to you. Aggghhhh!!! Learn what’s happening and how to fix it.


Pants on Fire…

Many times throughout the month, I’ll receive emails and text messages from some of my clients who say something like:

Hey Dan, I just found this house on Zillow, and we’d like to check it out whenever you’re available this week. It looks perfect. The address is…

But guess what. Probably 95 out of 100 times I get that email or text… the house is already UNDER CONTRACT! How infuriating to my Buyers.


Your Home Search is Dire…

So, what’s the lesson? I mean, Zillow and Trulia (who is actually owned by Zillow) have great-looking, beautiful websites. There’s a lot of information there. And they show up #1 on Google all day, every day. Here’s the lesson: There are other options.

Every market, whether it’s Columbus, Ohio where I am, or Columbus, GA… or even Columbus, Hawaii (just made that up), has local expert Realtors and brokerages with great websites. And most Realtors’ websites are going to be more accurate and up-to-date much of the time. And better yet, some of these sites feature localized expert content like blog articles, videos, area spotlights (by the way, www.CbusHomes.com has all of that).


Inquire…

So, find a real estate expert who has a great, informative website, and spend your time there. Forget the big boys, Zillow and Trulia, and reach out to this Realtor. Tell them what you’re looking for. And you’ll be in good hands.


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– Dan Hamilton

Dan Hamilton is a top-producing full-time Realtor in the Columbus and Central Ohio area, well-known for his focus on client care and his use of video and technology in his real estate services. Dan works for Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty | Cbus Homes.