Sources from which to obtain property listings include the Fannie Mae website HomePath.com, the foreclosure section of the Bank of America Real Estate Center and MLS.com. Each site offers a search engine allowing users to find home listings based on specific criteria.
Searches on HomePath.com, Bank of America and MLS.com may be filtered by price, home size, city, state, zip code and number of bedrooms and bathrooms. On the HomePath website, users can search for available housing and save their findings for viewing at a later date.
For new real estate agents or brokers looking to find property listings, the magazine for the National Association of Realtors, Realtor Magazine, notes that starting out in the real estate business can be challenging in the beginning stages. Their recommendations for successfully launching a career in real estate sales include considering the possibility of focusing on a specific area of sales, such as new home developments, historical homes or condos. The magazine also recommends networking with as many people as possible, within the real estate industry as well as with family, friends, business associates and neighborhood acquaintances. Reaching out for mentorship from top-producing realtors can also be extremely helpful. It can be educational to assist a realtor with an open house and take notes on how he conducts business.