Every month I get to host a webinar for new members of RealtyTrac, introducing them to the world of foreclosures and also to navigating the RealtyTrac website.
The webinar I hosted last month was particularly exciting because I had the opportunity to introduce RealtyTrac’s completely overhauled website to those on the call. The new and improved website makes it much easier to search and refine your search to find exactly the type of properties you want, and it presents the copious amounts of information available for each property in a layout that is much easier to digest.
Furthermore, with the website overhaul we’ve added related information about each property to help you make decisions about whether that property represents a good purchase or not. Information such as the proximity and quality of nearby schools, 10 key environmental factors such as crime rates and weather, and critical local economic factors — including unemployment rates, cost of living, and average rental rates.
The new map search is bigger and easier to navigate, allowing you to quickly filter what appears on the map by property type: for-sale, pre-foreclosure, auction and bank-owned.
Below are slides from the first part of the webinar, which provide an overview of the foreclosure process and how to buy foreclosures.