A recent article ranked the Melbourne area as the top area searched by out of area residents. This information was generated by the ratio of inbound property searches on Trulia.com in a given metro area by out-of-area residents, compared to outbound searches by locals.
This news comes as no surprise to us as the back office of CarpenterKessel.com shows traffic from mostly out of the state / country. This article confirms why it is very important to hire a Realtor with a STRONG online presence to turn these potential lookers into Buyers.
Link to original article: http://www.inman.com/2012/02/08/10-hottest-markets-out-area-house-hunters/