Port Hueneme, Ca (PRWEB) July 25, 2006
What do you get when you mix the sound of the ocean with a digital picture? Some might get a soggy camera. But for an ever increasing number of Internet users, they are getting a picture of their future homes.
The online search engine giant Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO), second only to Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), reports over 2.1 million search queries for the word “real estate” using their network of online search tools, and an additional 3 million search queries for phrases pertaining to more specific searches such as “California real estate” or “beach condo,” from their June 2006 queries.
“The latest research is showing that upwards of 74 percent of real estate buyers use the Internet for home searches,” reports Samuel Hirschberg, CEO of Gold Team Marketing Systems, Inc., a California online marketing firm. “People do their research online from their home or office, choose which properties fit their taste and budget and then call the listing realtor to review the property. This online process is saving everyone time and money, and makes searching for a home easier.”
“Many people are placing offers for a home without actually setting foot inside the property itself,” reports Neil Cull, a longtime real estate agent with Re/Max Gold Coast Realtors - specializing in beach living in Ventura County, California. “We have a featured property at http://www.GreatBeachCondo.com which I am overwhelmed with interest due to its online presence. Most of the buyers come from extreme weather climates such as Alaska or from desert areas, in search of beachfront living.”
The real estate division of the online marketplace leader EBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) reports over 350,000 virtual tours take place everyday highlighting the properties listed on their web resource, and a reported 4,364 real estate properties being sold every month.
The advent of GreatBeachCondo.com, Zillow.com, Craiglist and Googlebase make searching for a home more convenient than ever before.
“The use of the Internet not only makes my job much easier, but also brings great beach condos that would otherwise go unnoticed to more people nationwide who would enjoy having a property on the coast.
GreatBeachCondo.com features a special 1 bedroom, 1 bath beach condo located in Port Hueneme (pronounced "port why-NEE-mee"), a small harbor city in Ventura County, California near Oxnard, centered between Malibu, Ca and Santa Barbara, Ca. The name derives from the Spanish spelling of the Chumash "wene me", meaning "resting-place." The population was 21,845 at the 2000 census. Port Hueneme boasts a south-facing beach, known for its surfing, which stretches between the harbor and the naval base and includes a fishing pier. For more information about this unique real estate opportunity visit http://www.GreatBeachCondo.com.