A low mileage strategy for homebuying 

Few experiences can equal the sense of satisfaction that comes from buying that one special home that’s just right for you and your family.  However, it can sometimes be a long journey before you get to that happy ending.  And with today’s spiraling gas prices, it can also be an expensive proposition if you don’t do some of the groundwork upfront.  Why not save yourself the cost of driving around and use online resources first? It’s an easy way to save time and money.

These days, the average Canadian homebuyer starts their property search on the internet.  Thanks to technology, today’s homebuyer can save on mileage by conducting online searches to find listings that match their own unique criteria.  Then, they can view properties of interest via virtual tours or slide shows and even commentary before coming up with a ‘short list’ for personal viewings. But buyer beware, all real estate websites are not the same.  By choosing the right website for your home search and by using helpful online tools to streamline the house-hunting process, you can cut your mileage to a fraction of what it would take just a few years ago.

The award-winning Coldwell Banker® website at www.coldwellbanker.ca offers Canadian homebuyers one of the most interactive and user-friendly real estate sites available anywhere.  In addition to thousands of Coldwell Banker listings and Open Houses across the country, you can customize your search with our exclusive property search engine Personal Retriever®.  You simply enter your “wish list” of what you’re looking for in your dream home – location, price range, features, and much more – and then Personal Retriever reviews your list against thousands of listings and emails you every time there’s a match.  Since Personal Retriever constantly monitors our listings database, you don’t have to keep checking to see if there are any new listings you might have missed.

Perhaps you know the type of house you want to buy, but you’re uncertain about what city, town or neighbourhood is right for you.  Our real estate website www.coldwellbanker.ca offers comprehensive information about your neighbourhood of choice through an innovative service called Community Profiles™.   With just the click of a mouse, you can review and compare the features of several communities across Canada.

After you’ve gathered all your online information, you’ll need the services of an expert advisor to help you interpret the data, analyze the market and develop a negotiating strategy that will get you the results you’re after.  When you’re ready to talk to a real estate sales professional, www.coldwellbanker.ca can help there too, with quick and easy search functions to help you find the most convenient office and the right salesperson for you.  Coldwell Banker will be there every step of the way, to help you make your dreams of home ownership come true.

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