by Dell Claiborne
Dell, in your opinion, what are the best websites on the topic of real estate? Are there any that specifically cover homes and land in Central Virginia?
This is a great question, but also a very tough one. The Internet is a very big place. A Google search of the keywords “Richmond real estate” brings up around 25 million search results. It can all be a little overwhelming. It seems that everyone even closely affiliated with real estate has a Web presence. That is a good thing, but it can be hard to sift through all of it to find what you’re looking for. That being said, in my opinion the best real estate website out there is Realtor.com. It really does have everything and is easy to navigate. It’s the site that agents and brokers recommend. A lot of real estate websites are simply just a way to search for property. I’ve found that Realtor.com has useful information for both consumers and agents. There are mortgage calculators to help buyers and a feature that I recently noticed allows sellers to get free home value reports for their neighborhoods. These are just a couple of the really neat features on the site. I encourage you to check it out for yourself. My second favorite real estate website is www.letsopenhouse.com, but I’m a little biased about that one since that’s the realty company where I work.