It's important to keep up with the pulse of the market and to have up-to-date information about changes in your market. New Listing Alerts, New Photo Alerts, and My Portfolio Alerts give you early knowledge of new listings or property changes and give you the competitive edge over competing buyers.
New Listing Alerts notify you as soon as a new listing matching your saved search criteria comes on the market. When you conduct a search, turn on New Listing Alerts by naming your search. New Listing Alerts let you know of new market arrivals and provide a direct link to the property details on the site. If the property interests you, go to the property details page and add the new listing to My Portfolio.
Most new listings are posted in the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) before a photo is available. New Listing Alerts are often sent before a photo is available. You will receive a
New Photo Alert as soon as a photo is available so you can view the photo online. Seeing a photo will help you determine if you want to drive by the property and request a home tour to see the interior.
My Portfolio Alerts are instant notifications of price and status changes to properties that are in My Portfolio. It is important to put your favorite properties into My Portfolio so you can use My Portfolio Alerts to monitor their changes.
Alerts act as your market watchdog. The site works for you even when you are not online. Alerts are email notifications of significant market changes relevant to properties of interest to you. You don't have to watch because the site does it for you.
Harness the Search Power - New Listing Alerts and My Portfolio Alerts
Once you have set up your search criteria, let the power of the website do the on-going search for you. This can be done with two features: New Listing Alerts and My Portfolio Alerts.
Most buyers do not have the time to perform daily searches for property; therefore they enjoy email alerts to stay on top of changes in the market.
New Listing Alerts notify you instantaneously via email when any property that matches your criteria comes on the market. This allows you to go about your life confident that you are on the cutting edge of the market. My Portfolio Alerts will notify you instantaneously of any changes that occur to the properties in My Portfolio. On the site you can turn on both New Listing Alerts and My Portfolio Alerts.
In competitive markets these features are especially important. They allow you to be among the first to know about a new property. The advance jump on competing buyers gives you more time to decide if a property is the right one for you. It can also make the difference between you buying the property or losing it to a competing buyer.
Some property comes on the market at an inflated sales price. When sellers first list their property they are hopeful about the asking price. Over time, sellers may become more anxious and willing to lower their price. With a lower sales price a property may be more attractive to you. My Portfolio Alerts will notify you as soon as sellers in My Portfolio lowers the price in the MLS. This notification may give you the competitive edge over competing buyers.