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Maps – The Best Kept Secret to Buying Real Estate

McDowell Mountain ranch homes for sale

Homes for sale in McDowell Mountain Ranch

What you see is what you get when purchasing real estate. Or should I say, what you don’t see is also what you get and it can have a big impact on how successful your real estate portfolio is.
The old saying “Location, Location, Location” is really true. In the past, in order to purchase real estate, you had to physically be in the area you wished to purchase and you needed to have someone knowledgeable about the area – or at least a good Realtor.
Today, location is still one of the primary focus points when purchasing real estate, but aerial maps used to view real estate online remove the guesswork and save you time and money and sometimes Realtor commissions.
Many times a home or property will have what is called “curb appeal”. That means exactly what it sounds like -the home or commercial building looks good from the street or curb. It’s not until you get inside, or have lived or worked in the area for a while that the facade starts to crumble. And it’s too late as you now have buyer’s remorse.
Don’t fret as this can be a thing of the past! Using aerial maps to view real estate online will put you heads above the others and help you make the best decision. Software such as Google Maps and Google Streets, as well as aerial image software can benefit you in many ways.
For instance, let’s say that you or your client wishes to look at homes for sale in Scottsdale Arizona. The “must haves” include nearby mountains for hiking, a gated community, large backyards and a top-notch golf course nearby. You could use an aerial view to check out DC Ranch homes to see how they back up to the mountain and are intermingled with the golf course.  Oh and the home has to be well-maintained, near the freeway but also secluded and the homes next door cannot be too close. If you use Google Maps and Google Streets, you should be able to get a curbside view of the home, and the others near it, as well as “walk” or “drive” down the street within the mapping software. On the home you are interested in, the aerial images will show you how the roof looks, what landscaping may be in the back yard and how close the neighbors really are! You can also tell if they like to hoard junk behind the walls of the home. You can also quickly see if the home is close to the freeway and which golf courses are nearby – the same goes for shopping and other activities that are important.

If you are looking for a home in Sarasota Florida. You have the choice of the mainland as well as the nearby islands of Lido Key, St. Armands Key, Otter Key, Coon Key, Bird Key and some of Siesta Key. With the use of aerial maps used to view real estate online, you can peruse the home offerings on the mainland and the islands to see if these areas appeal to you. You can use the software programs to check out distances, work locations and even school boundaries. Nearby recreational facilities and health care options such as hospitals may make the difference too.
If you are thinking of a commercial property, using aerial maps to view real estate online helps you determine things such as age and condition of the building, access points for shipping out and/or deliveries, easy customer access and access to parking and best of all – current competitors!
Using aerial maps to view real estate online is pretty simple. Just a few mouse clicks and you are there. Products such as Google Maps and Google Streets are available on your computer, on your tablet or Ipad and on your phone. You can also share your Google apps across devices so what you have viewed online is right there with you in the car or outside the property when you are making a decision. If you are a Realtor, this can help when your client asks you, “Is there a (blank) around here?” If you have limited time and/or you are in an auction situation, using aerial maps will help you “preview” the property if you know the address beforehand or help you quickly evaluate the neighborhood and amenities, as well as evaluate comparable properties in the neighborhood if you are limited in time to make your decision.
Buying and investing in real estate can be an exciting experience, especially if you find a gem or a steal. Using aerial maps to view real estate online certainly gives you a step up and helps you make a truly informed decision so that what you see is really what you get.