Best Wilmington NC MLS Tool Real Estate Listings & Homes

Best Wilmington NC MLS Tool Real Estate Listings & Homes


Hi. I am Jay Seville, the owner of Wilmington-Real-Estate.com
and I want to give you some quick tips and tricks on using what I consider
to be the best Wilmington NC MLS tool available on the region. It also includes a Carolina
Beach MLS, the Wrightsville Beach MLS, et cetera. So, in no particular order, let me go over
these with you, couple of disclaimers. One, if you hear some background disturbances it’s because
I have seven kids and they’re homeschooled and often there are disturbances. Number two,
don’t you dare think that I’m some super parent. I am just like you, every week I wonder when
am I going to get better at parenting. And in fact, today, my goal was not to sell any houses,
but just to go all day once without raising my voice to my children and as of 7:30 this morning,
sort of on that fine line of that goal. And then three, yeah, the power suit is on. It’s not me. When
you come to see homes I will be in flip-flops and a polo shirt at best. So, first you get to Wilmington-Real-Estate.com,
click on Login, your login is your e-mail address and the word “password.” Now, if you
want to change that you can, but I have news for you. Nobody is going to be trying to break
into your account here. Click on my Saved Search. A lot of people call me about Hoggard High
School homes for sale in Wilmington, so I have that as an example. All right, here we have
variables, house, minimum price 550, max 1.15 million, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Hoggard
High School and a minimum square feet is 3500, so you click on that and right away it will bring
it to listings with the most recent listings on top, of course. All right, real quick, before I go into my
general overview of the tips and tricks in the website, I just want to show you how the map view works
because it’s definitely a step above others. Here you get your basic map, you can also click
on Satellite and make sure there is not a shopping center right behind the house and then your
other trick is click on the orange man, drag him over to the street and just like the home
owner you get to scroll around, drag and drop and see exactly what the neighbors and the owners
are saying. The house in question will be marked by this little red dot and as you can see
it’s a water view home, so that is a fantastic mapping trick to use. Some of the other benefits of
the property details page has to do with the amount of information. You have immediately the details
and you have a big photo, not a little photo. Much bigger photo then you find on other websites
and all the photos are all on the same page, so there is not a bunch of clicking and backspacing
and it’s also not on some auto play where every second it moves on to the next photo,
meanwhile you haven’t finished looking at the photo that you wanted to see in the first
place. And the property details sets this apart from other Wilmington NC MLS tools because it gives
you a ton of details that go on and on and on. Most agents have their websites set up to
only give you about these many details. Their goal is for you to have to call the agent and ask
questions so they can connect with you. I was on the cutting edge of real estate technology going
back to 2005 and my goal is for you to have as much information about each listing, that way you
don’t have to call me. And when you want to see a property, you do call me and I’ll meet you
at the door. Some examples that most websites do not have are room dimensions. Here you
have the kitchen 15×12, the master bedroom is 20×14 on the upper level, there are three
stories, the dining room dimensions, down here HOA fees. Almost no websites give you the HOA
fees, so here it is $76 a month. Those are two good examples of how this website is set apart
for helping you finding the home that you’re interested in. Now, a couple of quick search tools. I put
a link here on the right sidebar, that way no matter where you are on the website; you can always
do a quick Advanced Search. So let’s say you’re interested in Hoggard High School; however,
you grew up in Arizona, so you’re wanting to have a swimming pool and you don’t want some
community swimming pool, you want a real swimming pool in your own backyard and
I use that as an example because I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, so you click on House, you
want to be in Hoggard so you go type Hoggard in the high school, in the school and instead
of clicking pool view go up here to keywords, type in “in ground pool” and your max price is
$600,000, so instead, if that’s what you’re approved for look in the $625,000 range and click the
Submit. Right away, literally it took one second. You have eight houses show up on the map and
the reason it’s showing the map view is because that’s the last view we looked at. It defaults to the previous view that you
were looking at. So, if you want to the quick curb appeal of each home Gallery format is great
and if you want to read immediately the first few lines of each listing then the List view is
great. And, again, you click on any of these and all the details are there. If you want to save it
as a favorite listing, you may go ahead and click the Save Property and make any comments because you
may want to send a note to your significant other about the property and they’d want to be able
to read the notes that you saved as well. And, of course, like I’ve introduced to you before,
if you want to see what’s going on in the street, just drag the little orange man and start dragging
and dropping and seeing what’s on the street and there is the house in question. If you want
you can move the little orange man over, click the X and start over because I didn’t take it
all the way there, maybe dropped it a little bit closer. There, we’re more centered up now. Okay. Now,
so, let me just use another example of an Advanced Search because there are all sorts
of examples. On that pool search, you also might type in “in-ground pool” because some agents
list it both ways and that could make a difference of two extra listings. All right. Let me give you another example
of the same niche type search because you’re a big tennis player, you type in Wilmington, but
you don’t to be like right up next to your neighbor, you want some space so here on acreage I’m
selecting a half acre, 0.5 acres. I typed in the word here “tennis” and at least 1,500 square feet,
that will eliminate some property, so click on Revise and I end up still with $550,000 a home, some
of them right away on Landfall, Marsh Oaks and based on the curb appeal I can decide
to see some or not see some. I may want to get more narrow than that and just look at the homes
that are closest to Wrightsville Beach. These two are obviously way closer than down here so let
me pan in a little bit and see which home m talking about. This is a home in Landfall and another
one. So, my point is, you can look for niche searches
based on the acreage you want and features you want and that will really help you a lot and
then you can save a search, so when another home comes up, that has excess to tennis courts
or Country Club, you’ll be notified of it. That way you don’t have to be notified of stuff you don’t
want. I will say this though. As you get closer to where you’re ready to buy, we should switch
you to the MLS tool itself because nothing beats it, you get a client portal like this in which
there are newly matched listing that go out and the agent can recommend particular listing to you. When
your agent goes that one time with you, they get a great feel for what you’re interested in,
so they will only recommend a portion of these new listings to you based on them knowing you
even better than, of course, the MLS automated tool. You can save listing favorites for yourself
like this lady has saved 11 homes and you can actually reject homes, get them out of your system
and your agent can learn from this as well. They can see your saved favorites, they can
look at your rejected ones, you can post comments on each listing and that way your agent can
read your observations on it or the significant other who is also on the same portal as you can
read your comments on the listing, it sort of makes for a lot of teamwork and this is what we
call a client portal and if you’re going to get to that last stage of looking at homes, than I would
love for you to be on this system as it is superior. It gives you every possible detail imaginable;
more than any third-party site line mine. So there you go. Advanced search, you login right here
and you login from what is your e-mail address and a word “password.” And I hope you enjoy
it. There are a bunch of pre-constructed sort of searches in here and I’ll just show you
them real quickly, you know, if you hover over here you have Creek Front Homes that gives you
all the different creeks. You can type on New Construction Homes. You can go over here to
Carolina Beach and look at new construction or condos. You can go to Kure and look at oceanfront
homes. A bunch of niche searches like golf course
communities. Here is nine golf course communities you can choose from. So I’ve tried to make
this very user friendly for you to get the most out of it and several of the most recent blog posts
are home values for oceanfront Fort Fisher homes, that’s Fort Fisher Boulevard in Kure Beach.
ICWW waterfront homes in Landfall. A lot of these are videos actually. Here’s one called
Bust! Add $300 to Your Monthly Carolina Beach Real Estate Payment-Wind and Hail Insurance.
Another one here on how to negotiate the best price using video e-mail, etc., so do read
the blog, chances are something you’re interested in will show up in these topics here on the right-hand
side if you scroll down, which topic are you interested in, Wrightsville Beach real estate
and condos, well, here are the pieces and articles on that subject specifically. But the main thing
that separates this MLS tool from others is details. You can do detailed searches and then when
you click on a listing all the details are there that you could want pretty much without going into
the MLS itself like a realtor. So, there you go. Enjoy this MLS tool. From what I’ve researched,
it’s the best one in the Wilmington, North Carolina market. It works with all cities,
Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Topsail, Oak Island, Leland, etc. Big pictures.
Lots of details and great map views. Talk to you later.

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