AUSTIN, TX. – There’s no denying that the Austin Texas Real Estate market has a tight housing inventory right now and thanks to the lack of home inventory homebuyers in Austin are resorting to creative methods for finding the proverbial needle in a haystack, or homes for sale that might not be on the market yet.

If you’re thinking about buying a home in Austin Texas, this article will provide you with some of the tactics buyers are using to find homes for sale, beating out the competition and also the possibility of multiple offers from other buyers.

Door To Door Canvasing

One of the first methods that some buyers are turning to in 2016 to find homes for sale in Austin Texas is by going door-to-door in their neighborhoods of choice then either knocking on those doors to introduce themselves to homeowners or leaving handwritten notes to the owners of those properties on their doorsteps in the hopes that one owner might be considering selling their home.

This tactic certainly takes a lot of nerve and many buyers will usually leave this task up to their agents but, for the motivated home buyer who knows the neighborhoods in Austin where they want to live all it really takes is one weekend of canvassing in those specific neighborhoods to find out if there are homes for sale that are not currently listed which match their search criteria or if there may be sellers or planning on listing their properties in the coming months.

Reviewing Rental Listings

Besides contacting homeowners directed by going door-to-door, another common method that some buyers are using to find homes for sale in Austin Texas is by searching for rental listings in their target neighborhoods then contacting the owners of those rental listings directly and asking them if they would be interested in selling their rentals.

Although this strategy isn’t always effective, there is always the possibility of making contact with an owner who is renting out their Austin Home because they had to relocate out of the area due to a job change and they would be interested in selling their home.

The Best Way to Find Austin Homes for Sale

Save time, money and the hassle of searching for homes for sale in the Austin Texas Real Estate Market by contacting the experienced team of Austin Realtors® at the Kent Redding Group by calling us at (512) 306-1001 or CLICK HERE to connect with us online. 

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Great post. I'm sharing it. I've had cold calls from Realtors about selling my house. I get them weekly.

Posted by Norman Fischer on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 1:39pm

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