Being transferred overseas for a job can make it difficult to search for a home for you and your family. Fortunately, with the ability to look up properties online, you can get a head start on a home search by looking at listings that are available in the area where you will be working. These tips can also help you search for new housing in Thailand online.
Customize the Search
When using a property portal website to search for a house or an apartment, look for exactly what you want by using the site’s advanced search features. You can specify what type of home that you want, your price range, and the number of bedrooms you’ll need. Some sites will also allow you to search to find rentals or properties to buy and some will even search for foreclosed properties.
Use Sites with Pictures
Before beginning your search, make sure the portal offers pictures of the properties that are available for sale or rent like www.dotproperty.co.th. If the site doesn’t have images of the properties listed, don’t waste your time with it and find a site that does include photos of each property. You will want to preview the properties in the area you’ll be moving to in order to make sure they have the type of amenities you want.
A little healthy skepticism should be used when viewing property photos as they seldom match up with what you will find when you go view the property. Don’t depend on the pictures alone to decide that is the place you want. Always schedule a visual inspection, especially in foreign countries like Thailand, because their idea of a bathroom and yours could be vastly different.
Research the Area
Every city and town has bad neighborhoods and you could easily wind up in an area that may not be safe if you don’t do some research beforehand. Along with looking for information online, try to get in contact with someone who lives in the area of Thailand where you’ll be working and ask him or her which areas to avoid. In addition, speak with a local real estate agent before asking him or her to make appointments to view the listings you’re interested in to make sure they are located in safe areas.
Establish Local Contacts
If you work for a large company, they may have local real estate agents already contracted that can help you find a home. If not, the portal you’re searching for property listings may offer a way to make contact with local real estate agents. It is important for you to establish local contacts so that when you get to Thailand you have someone who can help you find a suitable house, condo, or apartment.
Using an online property portal is a good way to find properties in Thailand or a number of other countries where you may be moving. You can preview the houses or apartments so you know what to expect when you start viewing properties in person