Here are some Google Search secrets to help you better find what you’re looking for: (wait, since I’m telling you, they’re no longer secret).
1. Use quotation marks to search for the exact phrase “co-op board rejection”
2. Use the pipe (|) (it’s above the backslash \) for an either/or search (or use the word “or”): fsbo|by owner.
3. Use two periods (..) to find information within a number range, including years: worst housing markets 1980..2006.
4. Use a minus sign (-) to exclude search results: worst housing markets 1980..2006 -best. (since the search without the minus sign usually includes best and worst, use the minus sign if you only want the bad news)
5. Find similar keywords with the tilde (~): ~cheap homes. You get auctions, foreclosures, investors, etc. The tilde is an under-appreciated stroke (which makes it good for passwords)
6. Use the wildcard star (*) if you don’t know the missing word: a man’s home is his *.
7. Get a definitions by typing “define:” before the word: define:foreclosure.
8. Math calculations (hey Realtors, it’s good for figuring a commission): 548,000 x6%.
9. To search a term in a particular blog or website use “site:” before the URL. Useful if a website or blog doesn’t have a search box: site:blog.sellsiusrealestate.com zillow.
10. Type in the area code or zip code to find out the city name: 646. Continue reading this post