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Vernon Hampt…, Real Estate Pro in Vallejo, CA

Do Trulia post listings that are pending and or pending with backup offers?

Asked by Vernon Hampton, Vallejo, CA Tue Sep 18, 2012

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Hi Vernon,

You have good answers to your primary question and I believe the best take-away is that you now know Trulia IS NOT an MLS. Trulia is a "data syndicator".

The best move you can make now is to team with a Realtor® in the target area you are searching so you have access to TRUE MLS information (and I highly recommend an automated search, which your Realtor® can provide).

If you plan on "going it alone" please review the following post:

MLS Data Accuracy – Where to search if you’re “without Realtor®”

0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 19, 2012
Trulia does not, but agents posting their listings on Trulia … do. Trulia sweeps the MLS and automatically pulls listings as they come on the market. Problem is, as Pacita mentioned, agents can post listings directly here as well and frequently forget to update them.

The best source of current listings is your realtor.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 19, 2012
Yes Trulia posts listings that are pending or in back ups because they count on the Realtor to update the listing status.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 19, 2012
Yes they do. So do most other similar web sites. This can be frustrating to both buyers and agents.
Good luck,
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 18, 2012
When I post a listing on Trulia, I do my best to update the status when it changes. It's not up to Trulia to change it.

Trulia, depending on how the listings are set up for web exposure, may pick up the listings when they are brand new especially If the listings are associated with brokerages that have an arrangement with Trulia,

Sometimes, however, some agents may forget to update the status of their listings which may continue to show as active even if they are already pending.

Your best bet should you want to see only active listings (and to be notified of listings that come back to the market, or change prices) is to engage a realtor who can set it up so that you are automatically notified of such occurrence. Your agent will base the search on the MLS which is the realtors' primary service when posting listings.

What you see on Trulia could be a varierty of listings as well as non-listings (such as those distressed properties that receive notices of default or notices of trustee sale which are on public records, and provided via RealtyTrac).
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