The ability to automatically monitor the price and status of properties listed in the Houston MLS is a big win for home buyers and real estate investors
Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 2, 2010
2M Realty has added a new feature to its website that monitors changes to Houston MLS listings. Houston real estate buyers can now get automatically notified by email when the asking price or listing status of a property changes. This feature helps consumers keep current with their favorite properties and allows them to act fast if the price or status change is to their benefit or disregard a property when it is no longer for sale.
“According to the National Association of Realtors, 90% of buyers used the Internet to search for homes”, said Mark W. Martin, principal broker for 2M Realty. “With over fifty thousand properties listed in the Houston MLS, finding the right property and keeping up with it can be overwhelming. Consumers and investors need search tools that provide relevant results and timely information in order for them to make quick decisions.”
The option to monitor listings can be selected when an Internet user registers a free account. During the registration process they simply check the box to get notified when the listing price or status of one of their saved properties change. This new feature combined with other unique features on the 2M Realty website makes it one of the most powerful online tools available when searching Houston homes for sale. Some of the other unique features include the ability to search for properties listed for sale within the last 7-days, stale listings that have been on the market for more than 6-months, foreclosures, short sales, corporate listings, as well as identify properties that have been reduced in price by at least 5% or more.
“The ability to automatically monitor the price and status of properties listed in the Houston MLS is a big win for home buyers and real estate investors”, said Martin. "For example, what if a home buyer discovers a house that is perfect for them that is located in the Conroe real estate market, but it has an Option Pending status? That buyer can now elect to be automatically notified if the listing status changes and then act accordingly if it goes back on the market for sale; Or, what if a real estate investor identifies a foreclosure in Houston for a potential investment but it is priced too high at the time of their search? That investor can now elect to be notified if the price changes so they can act quickly when that Houston property gets reduced to a price that meets their investment needs.”
2M Realty is committed to bringing the convenience of the Internet to the Houston real estate market. In addition to the unique features listed above, the 2M Realty website offers a fully searchable MLS, free user accounts to save search criteria and favorite properties, property maps, Google Maps with Street View images, Yahoo Bird’s Eye Images, as well as local area information, demographics and statistics.
The 2M Realty website is keyword optimized for the overall Houston Metro Area real estate market. This includes popular areas like the Kingwood real estate market, as well as other areas in the region's 14 counties that are included in the Houston MLS. Other areas include the cities of Alvin, Clear Lake, Cypress, Magnolia, Sugar Land, Tomball and The Woodlands, amongst many others.
About 2M Realty:
2M Realty has simple goals in mind: Simplify the real estate process, reduce stress for buyers and sellers, earn client trust, and keep client trust. These simple but lofty goals are backed by over 20-years experience as a Texas real estate broker and Houston Realtor. 2M Realty develops land for residential and commercial use, and is active in residential sales in the Houston area real estate market, including the Conroe, Kingwood, and Humble real estate sub-markets.
Reference: National Association of Realtors, 2009 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers