With a Pinterest board, you can see posted pictures in an instant. "In the past, it could take days or even weeks for photos of a new property to appear in a newspaper or publication for public viewing," Saatchi says. But now, photos can be posted and shared among friends and colleagues almost immediately.
"Everyone wants to be the first to know about a listing," Saatchi says. "And many people are making (mental) decisions before they physically visit the property." As a homebuyer, your next home could be "pinned" and waiting for you, and you may have an opportunity to act on it before a competing homebuyer sees it, she says.
Pinterest is one of the hottest social media platforms online, with millions of visitors looking to buy and sell homes. If you're a homebuyer, consider using this photo-sharing site as an important resource to help you find your next home.
Margarette Burnette is an Atlanta-based freelance writer who specializes in personal finance and real estate topics. In her twelve years of corporate and journalistic experience, she's written for dozens of publications, including Good Housekeeping.
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