There are many great web sites out there to help people make smart buying and selling decisions. The increased complexity of the OBX real estate market requires people to take more time learning the market so they can make the best buying and selling decisions. Thankfully the Internet facilitates this learning process. You can now understand many of the nuances of this market from the comfort of your home or car.
A good place to start searching for OBX real estate information is with a local Realtor’s web site. Besides the most up to date information on all the listings, you are likely to find answers to frequently asked questions, current information on OBX real estate trends, a mortgage calculator, general area information and other tools helpful to purchasing or selling property here. Most local Realtors subscribe to an IDX feed. This is a service that updates the listing information at least once a day. Some sites not operated by local Realtors have stale information. This can cause you to miss a great value or get a false impression of market values.
If you are driving around the Outer Banks and want listing information on your smart phone, many local Realtors now subscribe to obxwhere.com. This new service is geared just for smart phones. With this service you can see on your smart phone screen where you are and what properties are for sale around you. Get the link to an obxwhere.com account or other smart phone, property search operating system from many of the QR codes in this magazine. Similar to other computer operating systems, everyone has their favorite type. Do some investigating and pick one you like before you are out driving around.
The county web sites are also very helpful in obtaining information. Both Currituck County and Dare County have aerial shots on line. Flood maps, boundary lines and other useful information are available from their web sites and can be overlaid on these aerial maps. Now you can see the best way to get to the beach from the property as well as get a rough idea where the house sits on the property.
Getting good real estate information from the comfort of your home or car is easier than ever before. Contact your local Scott Team Realty for links to these and additionalr sites where key Outer Banks information is located.