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7 Tools & Resources To Help You Buy a Home Online

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Are you a frequent online shopper? If so, you’re not alone. In the past few decades, online shopping has gone from being non-existent to becoming a multibillion-dollar industry. Even homebuyers have used online shopping to help with their real estate purchases, with 50% of buyers finding their homes through the Internet in 2018.

There is, of course, a difference between finding a home online and buying a home. But, buying a home virtually is not impossible! Howard Hanna real estate agents can make it happen. To make this option easier than ever, we currently offer a variety of online and digitally based resources that are easy to use, no matter where you are. Many of them will even allow you to work with a real estate agent remotely.

If you are looking into buying a home this season, these are some of the resources at Howard Hanna that will help you, and our agents, get the job done:

Real Estate Technology to Find Your Dream Home

Agent & Office Search

Many Howard Hanna real estate agents and employees are currently working from home, where they can help you through the buying process. We can help you remotely with everything from property research to the sharing of resources for payment options. Working with a Howard Hanna agent will also open doors later in the process as you work to virtually connect with sellers. Best of all, you can easily find agents online!

Whether you are looking for an agent or office in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Virginia, Michigan, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Indiana, our agent search allows you to find an agent by name or location, specify a language, and seek those who specialize in a particular area.

Howard Hanna’s Website

Want to dig a little deeper into what’s available right now? You can search from the comfort of home and browse through homes being sold now on the Howard Hanna website! Our property search lets you explore homes for sale across all our market areas – you can even narrow down your search based on zip code, home style, and more.

Hanna HomeFinder

If you’re looking to buy a home, but don’t want to constantly scroll through search queries that may not meet your needs, this tool will be helpful for you. Our Hanna HomeFinder tool allows you to receive automatic email alerts as properties that meet your personal criteria become available for sale. The tool itself is free to use, and you can also select a preferred agent to work with you and suggest properties that fit your needs!


Looking for a home with specific features? We can help you find it! Howard Hanna real estate agents can use our RealScout tool to help you bypass the homes that don’t have your essentials. We’ll use this tool to find homes that have specific rooms, lighting, and more – and you’ll get updates any time a home with those features becomes available!

Virtual House Tours

Want to explore a property from the comfort of your current home? No problem! Howard Hanna’s real estate agents are able to conduct house tours via virtual tools. Talk to your agent about setting up a virtual tour!

Our Programs to Help You Buy the Home

100% Money Back Guarantee

Offered exclusively by Howard Hanna, this program can help you buy with confidence. Our 100% Money Back Guarantee means that if you purchase a guaranteed home listed by us, and you are not satisfied with it, we will buy back the home for 100% of its purchased price. Certain restrictions apply in this program, so be sure to review it with your real estate agent!

Buy Before You Sell Program

Worried about selling your current house and buying a new home in a timely manner? Have no fear! Howard Hanna’s Buy Before You Sell program allows us to advance up to 70% of your current home’s appraised value, and use that equity to purchase a new home. So, whether you are in need of a new home in your area or you need to relocate, this program can streamline the process and make the timing of it all less stressful!

Ready to find your dream home? Let us help you do it! Thanks to our digital tools and virtual resources, buying a home has never been easier. Contact an agent near you to discuss your options in today’s market!

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Last modified: March 27, 2020