If you are looking for a country home, it can be a challenge to see many of these properties because of the distances to the countryside. To begin refining your search, wouldn’t it be great to explore these properties from many different views from your computer? One solution to this idea is with Google Pro and since it is now free for users, it has become a great tool for those of us who don’t have the time or easy access to country homes for sale. But what makes Google Earth Pro such a great tool to use?
Google Earth Pro allows you to take a look at country homes, from the outside of course, at your computer. Put in the address (or your realtor can provide a link), and you’re able to explore many different views of the property!
If you’re looking at homes for sale, you can compare and contrast a number of different pieces of information between several homes. You can use lines and shapes on Google Earth Pro’s interface to figure out how large the home is, how much property and space you would have around the home, and to get a look at where property lines may be to plan space usage. Then, you can get a better idea as to whether or not the property would be able to fit your needs.
Another plus is that you can look at the house and land from all sorts of angles. The tools in Google Earth Pro allow you to change views from street to sky views and if you want, you can print out pictures in order to put them all together into a binder or another organizational tool so you don’t have to keep hopping back online and browsing through everything again and again. To add, keep in mind that such views are not real time and may be older than a year depending on the last updates. Regardless, the visuals are still a great value for learning about a property and its community.
You can also take a look at the general area that the home is located in to see things like walking trails, hills and lakes, so you can get an idea of the features around the community. It’s actually quite intuitive, and can be very helpful in the long run, especially if you aren’t familiar with the area in which you’re looking to move.
If you’re looking for a country homes for sale, then Google Earth Pro can be a great tool to refine your search in a convenient and informative manner. You can gather good information on the properties you’re considering, even before you schedule a showing. You definitely want to check it out as part of your home search!
Source: Google Earth