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Robin Fenchel, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA

What are the top three website(s) (in the order of frequency of use) do you use when you are searching for homes to buy?

Asked by Robin Fenchel, Irvine, CA Sat Apr 13, 2013

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I would advise any serious buyer to work with an agent and have him/her search for homes for you

Many consumer based websites offer outdated info, and are really tools for advertising vs. actually helping buyers finds homes for sale..

Best of success to you.

Kawain Payne, Realtor
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed May 15, 2013
We have one stop shop for searching for a home to buy in Orange County and the best part, its free for you to use.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 16, 2013
These sites are nothing, but “fishing holes” for the corporate world; they collect the data from the visitors and then Market it back to Realtors as Leads. Always advice the Buyers and Sellers to go to a local agent’s website. See the following links and create a free Property Search Account at one or both of these links and they can search for listings all they like.


Both of these accounts get their data directly from California Regional Multiple Listing Service ... the prime source, the data is updated immediately as there are any changes registered in the CRMLS. There is no Corrupt or stale information on these sites.

I am totally in agreement with Ingrid Ski; we agents should be dedicated to provide the clients solution for their challenges not testing their knowledge. Today's buyer is very sharp and current with the technology. Do not underestimate their knowledge.We should guide, encourage and support the tenants, buyers and sellers of Orange County.

Deepak Chauhan
949 748-9834
Realty ONE Group Irvine
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 14, 2013
This site is for tenants. Buyers and sellers to ask questions
Not for agents to ask questions
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 14, 2013
I find that many may start elsewhere, but end up looking on local sites for local homes and for local agents. At least that is what the 30-50 a day signing up on our site are doing. They may start on Z, T or R.com, but if they want local info, they find a local agent's website who can then assist them.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 13, 2013
according to the ocar website. realtor.com, zillow then my website
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 13, 2013
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