Everyone has a fascination with real estate and consumers feel empowered when they feel they can "do it on their own". Real estate is complicated and working with someone who understands your goals and who can act as a compass for you is essential in achieving your desired level of success. This is particularly helpful your first time around. Not wanting to use a real estate professional because you want to do it on your own is akin to not using a dentist because you can pull out your own tooth ... OK, extreme, but it makes my point ;)
If you want to look at properties online, feel free to visit my real estate blog/website "Real Estate from the Inside" link below and click on my MLS Search link on left side of page. Good luck! If you put your mind to it, anything is possible!
Genesis Realty Group
Well the Registry of Deeds would certainly be the place where you would find it's current status. For Realtors, the MLS is the quickest way we could find out about a property that's currently been marketed. If you would like to learn more please feel free to email me at BarnardRE@Gmail.com.
BARNARD Real Estate
I am a Medford, MA agent. If you are not working exclusively with another agent, call me on my cell; 617-755-8897 and I will get you the precise status of this property for you immediately.
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There are many wonderful homes in Medford... which one are you after?
You need to get your own Realtor. The listing agent represents the seller, you can get your own agent to represent you and get you the most reliable information. If an offer is pending, it may be too late, however you can discuss with your agent the benefit of putting in a back up offer incase the first one runs into trouble.
Get your own local agent right away. If you need a referral, check with some the local agents who may answer this question or email me and I can give you some names.