2132 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, FL 33020
what kind of house are you looking for? what price range? I'm selling my house...I'm a realtor/mtg broker/prop. mgr...
Catherine Kim Owens P.A.
ALL websites online get their information from the same MLS, the ones that rhyme with willow as well as the one that has our professional names.
Any site gives you the entire MLS, but why waste your time looking and planning to buy a home that is in escrow.
In summary I tell my clients to look anywhere they want, and later compare on the link to the mls that I provide them with and check the status. One they realize that 3rd party sites give you the properties you can and cant buy, they usually remove the doubt of if they are getting all the homes available.
I will however get very suspicious if you only see their company listing, odds are that you will see listings of all companies, not just one.
Those days are long gone, and in this current economic climate I would say that there are no exclusive listings. It is each listing agent's goal to get the property sold in as quick a time as possible, thus posting the listing on the MLS quickly, in order to give the listing maximum exposure to other agents.
Any licensed Realtor who is a member of the Board of Realtors will have access to the MLS (multiple listing system) and as such, we all see the same properties. If you have a Realtor that you're happy with, then I recommend that you stick with them.
I think a common error with buyers looking on the Internet as sites like Trulia, Realtor.com etc. is that the buyer thinks they find homes that their Realtor hasn't sent them. The reason for this is that your Realtor will only send you properties that are currently available. Trulia et al are not updated in anything like the timeframe that a Realtor's MLS database is updated. We see listings in real time and don't wait for "batch feeds" like the Internet sites are reliant upon.
Of course, if a listing agent hasn't bothered to update a listing, then we're all at their mercy but the moment a listing Realtor makes a change to information, photos or status, then we see it immediately on our MLS.
I hope this helps and wish you good luck with your Hollywood property search!
Villa G Realty, Inc.