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Bailey, Both Buyer and Seller in Hollidaysburg, PA

Are there other recommended websites to search for houses for sale?

Asked by Bailey, Hollidaysburg, PA Mon Jul 9, 2012

We currently life in Central PA and the realtors use http://www.centralpahomefinder.com and turned us on to the website. It's includes every home listed and is easy to follow. Is there a similiar website realtors recommend using for Carlisle?

PS We love Trulia, but like to browse different sites for different info.

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Try TopHarrisburgHomes and SearchMechanicsburg ...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 1, 2012
Any site with a map based search like this one makes finding a home very easy:
http://www.rosemarierealty.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 11, 2012
Good Morning Bailey,
The best place for current housing information is the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS). If you want up-to-date information I will be happy to set you up on a free email search list. The sites that are out there are very unreliable for accuracy. The housing market changes by the hour. When pricing your home, appraisers use very recent comparables. When shopping for a home, its important to be the first to see the newly listed home. The best ones sell right away.

I look forward to helping...
Carol
Carol Munley, Realtor
cmunley@weichertfirstchoice.com
717-856-2212
Harrisburg/Carlisle Area
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 9, 2012
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Bailey,
Please be advised, data found on aggregate web sites such as Trulia and Zillow is OFTEN incorrect. Aggregate sites such as these will remove data originally entered by an agent, especially the information that will allow the consumer to contact the most knowledgeable person regarding that home for sale, the listing agent. Additionally, data regarding a specific home found on aggregate websites have altered data such as the property description which is stripped and replaced with software generated text. Furthermore, aggregate web sites accepts feeds from other aggregate websites where data reliability, accuracy or validity are not confirmed. This results in a fantasy land of stuff that causes the web site visitor to chase vapors. Much of what is shown is not accurate or simply does not exist. These sites are great for ENTERTAINMENT purposes. If you are serious about buying or selling a home, you need to get serious tools.
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Bailey, as you question revealed, a Realtor (r) provided you access to the most reliable, timely, relevant, and accurate data base of real estate facts available, the local Multiple Listing Service.
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Scroll the list of respondents here and visit their websites. Most will have a portal allowing you to gain access to the Carlisle MLS. If not, and you are serious about finding a home, pick up the phone and call.
No, don't use that 'contact' button.
No, don't use a Trulia provided email link.
If you are serious, pick up the phone and call a real estate professional who serves Carlisle and get started with serous tools.

Best of Success to You.
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group, Palm Harbor, FL
727.420.4041 - http://www.RealEstateMadeEZ.us (al)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 9, 2012
Search on the site(s) you prefer. They are all fed by the same info and should reflect the same data, in a perfect world. If Trulia is fed by an IDX feed directly from the MLS, it will be more accurate than if it is not. In some areas, it is, others not - that is the same for Zillow and th reason why sometimes info can become stale. If a listing is added by an agent on Truia and Zillow then they have ownership for updates and if they forget to update, then info can be outdated. The MLS should be the best authority on current status.

Most buyers I work with search where they are most comfortable and I do the quick check against the MLS data.

Good luck to you,
Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service, Unsurpassed Results
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 9, 2012
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