Oregon real estate agent specializing in the Portland real estate market provides advanced map search tools to help buyers find Portland homes for sale, including downtown condos, luxury properties, foreclosures, short sales, waterfront properties, and other Portland real estate listings.
Online PR News – 01-January-2010 – – Portland, Oregon – As a Portland Oregon real estate agent, David Somerville has a lot of advanced tools at his fingertips for finding Portland homes for sale such as foreclosures, downtown condos, luxury properties, and waterfront properties. What Portland home buyers may not know is that many of those tools are available for free to his website visitors on his top-rated real estate search website, giving users a wide variety of choices in how they search for Portland homes.
According to Somerville, the website offers a huge advantage to Portland home buyers because of the wealth of free real estate listing and market information provided.
"We've gone overboard providing market data and neighborhood information for Portland real estate. Our goal was to make as much information available to homebuyers as possible, and from the feedback we get from the site, I can tell that people are really finding it a convenient way to find their next home. "
He says that the map search is a popular feature, but there are many other methods available on the site to search for Oregon real estate, such as by school, neighborhood, or housing type.
"Some users prefer the visual nature of the map search, because you can see clearly where properties are in relation to other landmarks in Portland. Others prefer the advanced real estate search tool, which is an amazingly powerful real estate search engine that is normally only accessible to a Portland Realtor or real estate broker."
He says the site provides thousands of different ways for Portland first time homebuyers and existing homeowners to find the perfect home to meet their family's needs. Somerville suggests that visitors spend some time trying out the site to get familiar with it.
"The more you use the free search tools, the more you are likely to find new ways to uncover the types of properties you are looking for. One of the best ways to search is to just select a zip code in the Basic Search form."
But the most convenient feature, perhaps, is the new listing alert that's built into the site. Once a user creates an account, searches can be saved and automatic email alerts set up to let them know when new listings come on the market that match their search criteria.
Somerville recommends that anyone relocating to the Portland area take advantage of the free information and search tools provided. "If you are in the market for Portland homes, we suggest trying out the site early in your quest for the perfect home," Somerville says. "We're confident the site will prove to be a huge time saver for Portland homebuyers."
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David Somerville, REALTOR®