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Michael J Pi…, Home Buyer in Las Vegas, NV

How do you buy a house advertised on Trulia??? no phone number to call. Real estate agent cannot find the listing. Excellent credit, 30to40 down pay

Asked by Michael J Pillot, Las Vegas, NV Sun Mar 30, 2014

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I would contact a great Realtor who is shown here on Trulia and works in your area. Your Realtor will be able to give you access to all currently listed (and still for sale) property that meets your criteria. Unfortunately, there are some listings showing that have already sold here. That will not be the case when you work with your "Buyer Agent!"
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 3, 2014
Hi Michael,

The best way for your realtor to get the info you need on a particular home is either by the address or even better under the section named "Listing Info" it gives you a MLS/SourceID with those 2 pieces of information your realtor should be able to locate the home and give you the current status.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 3, 2014
Hi Michael,

That is the problem with searching on "big box" real estate sites like Trulia, Zillow, and Homes.com, among others. They are not true real estate sites - they were created solely to generate advertising revenue. They are not part of our National Association of Realtors, and they are not bound by any rules to keep their listings updated like local Realtors are. So it always looks like they have thousands of more active listings than the local agent sites do!

If you want to view only CURRENT Las Vegas real estate listings, including foreclosures and auction properties, go to: http://www.GreatLasVegasHomes.com. These listings are updated every morning so you don't spend hours viewing properties that are already under contract or even sold.

Hope this helps!

Diann Tonnesen
Prudential Americana Group Realtors

The Tonnesen Team - with over 30 years of experience helping families call Las Vegas "home!"
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 3, 2014
The stutus of a advertised house changes daily. You can check the Las Vegas MLS at GLVAR website to see who the listing agent is and if home is still available.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 3, 2014

Some companies, at their clients request, don't put their listing on the MLS, they want the buyer to call the same company that they are listed with to get a better commission price (if only one realtor is involved there can be a discount offered). In that case the agent would not be able to find the listing... because they are searching the MLS and not the internet sites where it IS listed. I don't know about the property you are looking at, but it is a possibility. Your agent should be able to find the property, even an expired or sold one if it was ever listed on the MLS.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 1, 2014
If your agent can't find it, it is most likely a scam of some sort or old information. Sites like Trulia and Zillow are not always up to date. Work with your agent for accurate information.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 1, 2014
On Trulia, there's the "Contact An Agent" Section at the bottom of every listing. Choose a realtor and get more information from a local realtor.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 1, 2014
Trulia is not always up to date. It's possible the home was already sold and not updated. There are also foreclosure listings here that are not on the market and may not be anytime soon.
Ask your agent to find you similar homes that are currently on the market.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 31, 2014
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