Over 90 percent of home buyers used an agent while searching for their home, but most buyers also utilize a number of other resources, including the internet, to find a home. Because of the robust, interactive nature of the Internet, many homes buyers engage their agents to help them find a home and use the Internet to select homes to visit in person, or they use the Internet to eliminate unsuitable homes.
Almost all web sites such as REALTOR.COM that having listings to view also have links to neighborhood information, often including satellite photos. Using ZIP codes, many online sites have state-of-the-art satellite technology combined with detailed information about homes, neighborhoods, and nearby conveniences and services. You can get an aerial map of the entire ZIP code, with an overview of the homes for sale and where they are, as well as neighborhood parks and other amenities.