Real estate
Real estate

Finding and Buying a Home on the Internet

The Internet is a brilliant tool, isn’t it? There’s very little you can’t do with just a click of a button, and amazingly, that even includes finding and buying houses these days. Where do you start, though?


The Internet is a brilliant tool, isn’t it? There’s very little you can’t do with just a click of a button, and amazingly, that even includes finding and buying houses these days. Where do you start, though?

With the ocean of information just lapping at your compute screen, wading in can be daunting. Fortunately for you, we have dived right in and made a beeline for that ever elusive “helpful” information. Here’s what we’ve found.

When you first start looking for property with a view to buy a new home, it can feel like you’re wading through mud. Where to begin? How do you know if where you’re searching is reputable? What exactly should you be looking for?

The first thing to do is decide what you’re looking for. If you have a vague idea of the home you want, cement it! Once this is clear in your mind, your search will be a lot easier.

Once you’ve done this, it’s time to decide where you’re going to start your search. Here are some of the most popular options:

Google Search

The most simple choice of all; the humble Google search. Just do a quick search for the type of property you’re looking for, take the top two results and have a read through them.

Listings Sites

If you haven’t quite cemented the type of property you would like to buy, then listings websites could be for you. Sites such as Craigslist in the US and Gumtree in the UK are great for just seeing what’s out there which, in turn, can help you narrow down what you’re looking for.

Real Estate Agents

Most Real Estate Agents worth their salt have their own websites containing the properties they have for sale. If you can find the website of a few good agents in your area, then you’ve got good chance of finding a property you look — all without leaving your current home.

Contacting the Real Estate Agent behind the website should be simple; most websites will have email addresses and telephone numbers included, which make contact a breeze.

Home Search Websites

Perhaps the most comprehensive of all the options we’ve spoken about so far. Home search websites such as Homelight, Zillow and Redfin in the US, and Right Move and Zoopla in the UK are the places to go to find a huge range of properties nationwide.

Like Real Estate Agent websites, contact details are more often than not provided, so getting in touch shouldn’t be a problem.

Real Estate, redefined

Finding a new home on the Internet is easier with Domobase! Domobase connects you with the finest Real Estate agents and land lords in the areas you show interest in. You simply fill in your details, and they’ll contact you!

If you’re an agent looking to join Domobase, click here to apply to join for free alerts when a home hunter is looking for property in your area.

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Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.