These days, it seems like information on nearly everything is available on the Internet. Our world is becoming better informed, with more facts and figures just a mouse click away. Want to find a good restaurant? Get driving directions? Look for historical facts? Stream local news? Download that great song you just heard onto your IPOD? Yep, just a mouse click away. The Internet isn’t called “The Information Superhighway” for nothing!
Utilizing this powerful tool to search, learn, and decide is becoming the norm. Search engines are constantly being tweaked and refined to give the most flexibility and definition as possible. This is great news of course. Because when it comes to looking for homes in San Ramon it’s a whole new frontier.
There are a few national websites out there that offer home search capabilities. Our clients have used them, and sometimes ask us about homes they’ve seen there. Frequently the home sold awhile back, or is no longer available, and the website did not reflect the change. This can cause plenty of confusion.
Buying a home is one of the biggest, most important, and most expensive decisions we can make during our lives. There are so many factors to consider, that sometimes it feels overwhelming. We want to get it right. How many bedrooms do we need? Two or three bathrooms? Are there good schools nearby? Is it a short walk to the park? How close are stores and restaurants? Is commuting to work easy from here? That is just a handful of the questions that are commonly pondered during the home buying process. We advise our clients to stop and consider their lifestyle and needs when searching for a home.
With all these decisions to make, what is the best way to narrow it down? Say you need a home that has a full bathroom on the main floor. Or you will only buy within a certain school district. Maybe a one story home is the only way to go for you. Sometimes a condo is perfect for a professional, commuting lifestyle. Perhaps a larger lot to allow a love of gardening to blossom. Fortunately we have a way to search, to help weed out what isn’t true, isn’t wanted, and focus in on the good real stuff.
We have lived and worked in the San Ramon Valley for 13+ years. We keep a finger on the pulse of what’s happening, what’s selling, what’s available, and what’s coming up in this area. Our San Ramon homes search web site is tied directly to MLS (Multiple Listing Service) which is run by the governing body of the East Bay Association of Realtors. It is the same source that all local realtors get their information from. We advise our clients to conduct their searches using a more local approach. We are available to our clients by phone or email or even text, so it’s very easy to reach us with any questions. So when you are ready to conduct a local specialized search for homes in the San Ramon Valley, just click on “Search Listings ” here on our website. Make it a Search Party!