Back in the bad old days of real estate, you didn’t have a choice.
You only had one way you could search through homes for sale and apartments for rent in the Queens NYC neighborhood you wanted to live in.
And that was to make an appointment with a local real estate broker’s office to flip through pages of the Multiple Listing Service book.
Flash forward to 2012 and you can see the incredible changes the Internet forced old businesses, like real estate, to make for 21st century home buyers.
All those changes have given you the power to search and compare properties available in neighborhoods you want to live in without limitation.
Home Buyers Searching in Queens NYC
Welcome to the 21st century, where the Internet rules and anyone with an IPad, smart phone or laptop computer can search online for homes and apartments available.
Whether you’re starting online at a consumer real estate website or typing a specific search phrase into Google’s entry field, you’d assume that both approaches would return the same results.
But that’s where you’re wrong and here’s why …
Trulia, Zillow and Realtor don’t have every listing
Most visitors to general real estate websites don’t know that, at best, only have 60% of all property listings available at any point in time in a given location.
Which is why you should use Internet search engines to find every property available in the neighborhood you want to live in.
You already use Bing, Yahoo and Google to find restaurants, hair salons and dentists. You also use it to find reviews to read about products and services you’re considering.
And since Google made real estate listings searchable back in 2009, typing in a searchable phrase will return every possible listing that fits your description.
Just like in the example below.
Search DLucasRealty.com for your new home
So where are you looking to live?
Are you buying or renting?
What kind of property are you interested in calling home?
We’ve designed our site in mind for the 21st century home buyer in Queens to use search here also, which is why you’ll find a search form in the sidebar of this page.
However, there’s always a slim chance that something we have hasn’t been posted to our website yet. We call them our “Coming Soon” opportunities.
Want to be notified when we have “Coming Soon” opportunities?
Then complete the form below and hit the “Notify Me” button and we’ll contact you the moment we have something you should see.
That way, between search on our site and our property alert service, you’ll have more at your disposal working to find your new home.