Agents who are knowledgeable regarding waterfront properties, such as myself, actually have created a database of those homes. We've been to them, driven by them, qualified them.
For instance, I have 731 big water view homes qualified as being newer construction or very well maintained. An experienced, knowledgable agent will be able to direct the buyer to those communites where a $700,000 Big water view can be purchased and what communites have the 'sand in your toes' waterfronts for $1,500,000. Which ones look at the Gulf and which ones have wide canal view; which are point and which are linear.
The second list would be the 'blow-up' category for those who want to plant their own home on the water.
Unfortunately, relying on the listing agent to enter searchable criteria is not the most reliable method. So that makes the MLS a resource but certainly not the only resource.
In many areas of the country, the tax database will identify waterfront properties. On a house by house basis you can find the waterfronts and 'nature' houses. That shouldn't take long.
I am condifent the same holds ture in Boston. All Realtors(R) have access to the MLS, but it the agent who 'knows' that represents real value. They know because they drove the street and paid attention.
How do you know who they are? Ask the very questions I answered in this note.
"IN what communities in Boston can I buy a big view of the bay for $450,000?" Rather than stating....'Doesn't exist!" the agent will show you the waterfront vaules so you can calibrate your expectations accordingly.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
Danielle M. O'Brien
MBA, ABRÂ®, SFRÂ®, REALTORÂ®
Broker Associate & Director of Marketing | Patch Realty Group
Mobile - (508) 989 â€“ 1989
How does a home seller convey to wider range of buyers that their property has a great water view or is perfect for nature lovers. It's likely that anyone searching in my town will realize that is the type of property but how would people searching for that kind of property in the Boston Metro area see it?
We are leading, waterfront, specialists on Cape Cod.
I would contact a local real estate professional to help with this answer and to save time and money.
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After a few minutes of conversation, I will have a thorough understanding of your needs, wants and ability. With that I will provide you a list of those that meet your needs. We can whittle it down to a few that you would like to view.
If none meet your needs, I will find it for you even if it is not on the market.
Honestly it all boils down to an agent that knows the area they are working with. Make sure you pick an expert in the town you are focusing your search on. Pick an Realtor and meet with them to discuss your must haves and then use their experience and expertise to help you find your dream home.