Feb 9, 2015

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How to Find the Perfect Condo: Beyond the Internet Search

Do you know exactly what you want in a condo? If so, all you need to do is find it. Whether you want to buy it or are looking at condos for sale, the internet can make the job easy. But that said, it could still be advantageous to get an expert working on your behalf, particularly if the location you are interested currently has no available units for sale.

Determining Winning Characteristics of Your Condo

The perfect condo for you might have very specific qualities as well as a specific set of on-site and nearby amenities. The right condo will hold appeal based on your lifestyle and will have the potential to turn a profit down the road if you opt to sell it or rent it out. Whether you have a specific style in mind, want an amazing view, are dead set on having on-site amenities, or have a very specific location in mind, your pre-defined wish list may have ‘must have’ items and ‘nice to have’ items.

If you are looking at condos for sale, location is vital. If you are very specific, such as wanting to look at 3 bedroom condos in Santa Monica or even more specific, such as searching for 2 bedroom condos for sale on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, CA for instance, you’ll be able to find online listings of available condominiums and search those listings to find the perfect condo for your needs.

Online listings can give you a virtual tour of the condo as well as give you information on what the on-site and nearby amenities are. But you may need to go a step further if you have something very specific in mind.

Enlisting Help to Get Availability on the Perfect Condo

If you find the perfect Ocean avenue condo (or the perfect condo elsewhere, of course), but what you want isn’t listed as available at the moment and you have some leeway, it can be advantageous to work with a real estate agent or contact the condo corp. directly. If you want to live in a specific condominium location you’ll want to know as soon as a listing becomes available so that you can make an offer early. If you wait until one turns up on real estate websites it may be too late because chances are if it is perfect for you, it could also be the perfect condo for a variety of other home seekers who have their agents on the lookout. Professionals may be able to alert you to listings before they are made public and can give you insightful information that could help you have a competitive edge.

If you simply have a wish list and no desire to sift through pages and pages of listings, talk to an expert about what you want and need and have them present top contenders to you in order to save you time and effort.

 

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