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After several years of diligently saving money, I’m nearly ready to purchase my first home. Because I’ve been thinking about buying a home for so long, I know exactly what I want my house to look like. I desire a place that has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. I also need a quiet space to set up my home office in. I want a massive, walk-in closet in my master bedroom. My master bathroom needs to have double vanities, a tiled, walk-in shower, and a Jacuzzi tub. On this blog, I hope you will discover how to set priorities during your new home search. Enjoy!


A New Home Search

The Dos And Don'ts Of Using Facebook To Find Real Estate

Elli Jokela

Several social media websites can help you find your dream home. Because of its enormous active membership and popularity among real estate buyers and sellers, Facebook can be a great way to connect with real estate agents, home sellers, other buyers, future landlords, and other useful contacts. Follow these dos and don'ts when searching for your dream home on Facebook.

Do Look at Hashtags to Find Home Listings and Related Posts

Hashtags were once used primarily in Twitter to help users find people posting on the same event or topic, but now they are widely used on Facebook, too. Search for hashtags that are used for local real estate. If you don't know what they are, you may try some ones you think would make sense for your area, and you may be surprised at all the local real estate listings you find.

Don't Make Public Postings About the House You Want

Both home sellers and buyers need to protect themselves. Although home sellers need to be the most careful online, especially when posting about a piece of property that is still their residence, home buyers need to be cautious, too. If you make public postings about the house you want, you never know when a buyer may see it and get a leg up in negotiations for a home. After all, if a seller knows that you will pay top dollar for the home, they likely won't be as open to entertaining lower offers.

Do "Like" the Pages of Local Neighborhood Groups

You never know when local pages may post something helpful for your house hunting adventure. Press "like" on local neighborhood group pages that interest you and even more official pages, like your local tourism office. Even if you don't find your ideal home through the posts on the page, you may make connections with others in your community, and learning a lot about where you want to move can help you determine whether it's truly ideal for you.

Don't Reveal Too Much in Local Real Estate Groups

Joining local real estate groups on Facebook can be a very easy way to make connections with buyers and sellers who may be willing to offer support in a variety of ways. However, you don't want to reveal too much in your posts in these groups. Never complain about an open house, showing, or buyers in the area.

Finally, keep in mind that you can use all social media websites to look for your dream home. Searching for hashtags also works on Instagram, and you may check out real estate photos on Pinterest. Talk to your real estate agent about any questions you have in your quest for your dream home.