Larry it won't do any good to set limits if the information provided is false......
Janet, I'd turn off the Trulia alert and stick with Alerts from those who actually know what's going on with that or any other property.....Why bother spending time figuring out Trulias reasons for the "glitch"
Trulia is a fun toy and lot's of stuff to look at but it's not what you want to look to for accurate information involving a possible large financial commitment......
However, the question seems to bear a certain sense of frustration from Janet that seemed higher than just her being bothered by a computer glitch. As I said before, mistakes do happen. I had the sense that perhaps Janet was implying that the listing company sent out a false notification, on purpose, or that Trulia's system would allow that to happen. Again, if that is not what she meant, I apologize.
Mistakes happen, humans make errors, and sometimes, so do systems.
That's not true for all areas. Things are looking good in Pittsburgh right now. I only sold 10 transaction sides last year, this year I should have 12 - 15 sold before the half-way mark. Prices are predicted to be positive also (as Dan informed me yesterday). I would suggest Janet researches her area before deciding to wait.
Trulia is a great place to gather info. The following link will allow you 2 options for searching properties in Monmouth County and the data is real time. There is no delay for feeds, etc. There is a "no registrer" options and a "registration required" option. MLS rules determine what level of info can be released without registration, and the 2 optons comply with those MLS rules.
Contine to use Trulia, as you might find descriptive data and remarks on some listings more detailed on Trulia than any MLS feed. MLSs have rules about what can be included. Example: If there is a single proeprty site devleoped for a property, it cannot appear in the MLS feed. The listing agent can, however, incude that on Trulia's site. Trulia will also include information that will be useful for your search.
The site below will validate pricing and status and is as accurate as you an get. The site below will include properties that may not appear on Trulia. Combine using the site below with Trulia to get your bases covered.
Thanks for that answer. Never thought about it but I am sure it's another scam out there.
I recently had one of my listings copied into Craigs list . It was for sale for $699K, and it was listed on craigs lists (with MY pictures and MY description) for RENT at $1400/month. Needless to say some people searched the address and called me because it sounded too good to be true for a 3400 SF house...but I am sure the "agent" got a lot of email replies. My SELLERS even got calls directly to them (people must have called phone directory) because the "tenants" could not reach the "agent" listed on Craigs list.
Your answer was very unfair and very untrue !!! If Janet has been watching the listing and the listing agent entered the price reduction into the MLS then it will show up in Janet's "watch list" as a price drop. Some homes do drop only $500 dollars and other drop a significent amount TO GET THEM SOLD !!!
Price reductions don't get listings to the "top" of any listings page...As an agent there are homes I WATCH, and have emails scheduled to let me know when price reductions occur to keep on top of my local market. If reducing the price is a "marketing ploy" to get the house sold.. then I guess you are right...it draws attention to the listing, for people who are following it, as an even better purchase (if the price is right).
Price changes done on a local MLS are fed electronically to Realtor.com and other internet portals such as Trulia.I sometimes find that with Realtor.com price changes (and other changes) can take 24 to 48 hours to be posted.
With regard to calling the listing company, I would ask (1) did you speak directly with the listing agent? , , , , If you spoke to the listing agent, then it is certainly a Trulia glitch that I am sure would be appreciated if report. As an aside, consumers cannot feed info to Trulia.
and (2) did the person answering the phone check the local MLS. Often times, the person answering the phone is an unpaid agent who is unwilling to put forth much effort to answering the incoming calls. Without checking the MLS the person answer the phone has no way of knowing of any price changes.
I would certainly follow Dunes recommendation and find a local buyers agent, that will pay attn to price changes and not only have these changes sent to you electronically, but if you make them aware of an interest in a particular property, they may very well give you a personall call the minute they see a change in price (as I often do with my buyers).
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Ask who your alert is is coming from to put a stop limit on the alert. So you are only alerted by a certain drop percentage, keep in mind if this done you may miss out on something you might have real cause to upset about.
Hope you find what you are looking for.
Also, the Seller may secretly be listing their property on Trulia unbenonced to the listing agent.
So, that being said, if you are interested in the property, contact your buyer agent (not the listing agent because then it would be dual agency) and put in an offer below the asking price.
The asking price is just that....an asking price!